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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 489618, 3 pages
Case Report

Successful Treatment of Localized Pemphigus Foliaceus with Topical Pimecrolimus

11st Department of Dermatology and Venereology, “A. Sygros” Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases, University of Athens School of Medicine, 5 Dragoumi Street, 16121 Athens, Greece
2Histopathology Department, “A. Sygros” Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases, 5 Dragoumi Street, 16121 Athens, Greece

Received 24 June 2013; Accepted 17 August 2013

Academic Editors: T. Berger and M. Ramos-e-Silva

Copyright © 2013 G. Tyros et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the case of successful treatment of a 79-year-old male patient with recurrent pemphigus foliaceus with pimecrolimus cream 1% once daily for 40 days. The patient initially presented with localized lesions on the scalp and nose area and was treated with systemic corticosteroids. At his fourth relapse within a period of 16 months, he refused any systemic treatment. Pimecrolimus cream was suggested to him as an alternative option.