Morbihan disease: treatment difficulties and diagnosis: a case report

  • Alaa Aboutaam
  • Fouzia Hali
  • Kenza Baline
  • Meryem Regragui
  • Farida Marnissi
  • Soumiya Chiheb
Keywords: Morbihan disease, edema, face, treatment

Abstract

Morbihan disease (MD) is a rare entity. Its nosography is unclear and its therapeutic management is difficult. We report a new case of MD. We report a case of a 51-year-old patient consulted in our department for a one year facial edema, erythema and papules reported by him, for which the patient was treated with cyclins, local and general corticotherapy, without improvement. The clinical examination found an important edema of the front and eyelids with an erythema of the cheeks covered with a few telangiectasias. The clinical, biological and histological findings lead to a diagnosis of Morbihan disease after excluding other diseases. Due to previous therapeutic failures, the patient was put on isotretinoin and furosemide with slight improvement. The particularity of our observation lies in the rarity and especially in the therapeutic difficulties encountered during this disease.

Keywords: Morbihan disease, edema, face, treatment

Author Biographies

Alaa Aboutaam
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco
Fouzia Hali
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco
Kenza Baline
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco
Meryem Regragui
Department of Anatomy and Pathology, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco
Farida Marnissi
Department of Anatomy and Pathology, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco
Soumiya Chiheb
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco
Published
2019-02-18
Section
Articles

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