Erythema perstans faciei L53.83

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

constitutional face mask; Erythema faciale persistens; Erythema faciale perstans; Face mask constitutional; persistent erythema; rubeosis faciei; Rubeosis faciei perstans vasomotorica; rustican type

Definition
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Here defined as descriptive clinical symptom for:

  • harmless, symmetrically arranged, deep red, permanently or alternately persistent, mostly symmetrical facial erythema (possibly associated with bilateral swelling) as an expression of "inflammation-induced or vegetative irritation". Suction. Type rusticanus!
  • often the appearance is associated with a keratosis pilaris, or is a partial symptom of a generalized keratosis pilaris syndrome

Manifestation
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  • Appears already at a young age.
  • w > m
  • More frequent occurrence (in connection with keratosis pilaris) in the so-called type rusticanus.

Localization
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Cheeks, centrofacial areas of the face.

Clinical features
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  • Chronic, asymptomatic (or with few symptoms; possibly slight feeling of tension), blurred, symmetrical, homogeneous redness (possibly with swelling) of the lateral cheeks as well as centrofacial parts of the face with sharp recess of the perioral region. Dry skin, possibly also slightly scaly.
  • Often combined with keratosis pilaris and ulerythema ophryogenes as partial symptoms of the keratosis pilaris syndrome.

Therapy
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Causal therapy not known. Intensified facial care.

Progression/forecast
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Harmless clinical picture. Decline in middle and higher age.

Note(s)
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The term "erythema perstans" is used in different ways in international literature, including as a synonym for the erythema anulare centrifugum . Other authors refer to an erythematous form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus as erythema perstans faciei. The term "Erythema perstans" is also used in the term: Erythema dyschromicum perstans.

Literature
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  1. Kazandjieva J et al (2014) The red face revisited: connective tissue disorders. Clin Dermatol 32:153-158

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020