Scalp Rosacea Treated with Topical Ivermectin

Federica Dall'Oglio,Maria Rita Nasca, Giulia Guglielmi,Giuseppe Micali

SKIN APPENDAGE DISORDERS(2024)

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Abstract
Introduction: Scalp rosacea is often misdiagnosed or overlooked, and few reports deal with this peculiar localization. Furthermore, the pharmacological approach to scalp rosacea remains a therapeutic challenge, as no topical and/or systemic drugs have been approved for this specific area so far. Case Presentation: A series of 5 adult patients affected by inflammatory rosacea and concurrent scalp involvement, confirmed by dermoscopy and histopathology with negative microbiologic swabs, and effectively treated with ivermectin 1% cream once daily for 12 weeks is presented. Conclusion: Our experience, although limited, suggests that evaluation of rosacea subjects should also include the scalp and that the treatment with ivermectin 1% cream may be effective on scalp rosacea. Established FactsScalp rosacea is considered rare, but it may have been underestimated; no topical and/or systemic drugs have been approved for this specific area so far.
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Scalp rosacea,Ivermectin 1% cream for scalp rosacea,Scalp rosacea clinical monitoring
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