Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents, Topical are used in the treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Cheryl J Barnes, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Retinoid-like Agents, Topical

Retinoids regulate cell growth and differentiation.

Tretinoin topical (Avita, Retin-A, Tretin-X, Atralin)

Tretinoin inhibits microcomedo formation and eliminates existing lesions. It makes keratinocytes in sebaceous follicles less adherent and easier to remove. The drug is available as a 0.025%, 0.05%, or 0.1% cream and as a 0.01% or 0.025% gel.


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