What are the goals of drug treatment for dermatologic manifestations of Gianotti-Crosti syndrome?

Updated: Aug 13, 2019
  • Author: Kara N Shah, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce associated symptoms, in particular pruritus. These agents do not appear to shorten the course of the disease or prevent complications.

For mild cases, no treatment is needed. For children who are symptomatic, topical corticosteroids or topical calcineurin inhibits may be considered. Oral antihistamines may also help with pruritus.

Systemic corticosteroids have reportedly been used for more severe case


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