Erythroplasia of Queyrat is usually treated with creams such as imiquimod or 5-fluorouracil, which are used for several weeks to months. It does not respond to anti-inflammatory creams, such as topical steroids.
This condition is sometimes treated with medicines taken by mouth, including chemotherapy drugs and medicines that change the body’s immune response.
More aggressive forms of the disease may require surgery, usually microscopic shaving (Mohs’ surgery).
Review Date : 12/11/2009
Reviewed By : Michael Lehrer, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network; Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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