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June 2007

Successful Treatment of Favre-Racouchot Disease With 0.05% Tazarotene Gel

Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(6):799-816. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.6.810

Favre-Racouchot disease (FRD) is a cutaneous condition characterized by multiple, large, open comedones and nodules in the periorbital areas. Underlying skin is solar damaged, often pale, yellowish, diffusely thickened, and furrowed.1 It affects mainly white elderly men and has been connected with the long-term and repeated exposure to the sun and smoking.2

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