Dermatitis perioral

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Dermatitis perioral

La dermatitis alrededor de la boca (perioral) se presenta con mayor frecuencia en las mujeres jóvenes y de mediana edad, en quienes por lo general no se encuentra ninguna causa, aunque se ha descrito la asociación de esta condición con el uso de esteroides fluorados. En los niños, esta dermatitis puede estar asociada con irritación causada por ciertos alimentos específicos u otros materiales que se llevan al rostro con las manos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/02/2012
  • Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, And Rheumatology, Georgetown University Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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