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Acquired perforating dermatosis successfully treated with photodynamic therapy.
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PMID:  22212004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acquired perforating dermatosis is a rare perforating skin disorder characterized by intensely pruritic papules or nodules with central adherent plugs mainly observed on the lower extremities and transepidermal elimination of collagen bundles. Treatment of acquired perforating dermatosis is a matter of debate and conventional treatment options including topical and systemic retinoids, topical corticosteroids and keratolytics, ultraviolet B phototherapy, psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA), allopurinol and cryosurgery show mixed results. Herein, we describe a 60-year-old woman with a diagnosis of acquired perforating dermatosis secondary to diabetes mellitus in whom we achieved excellent results with photodynamic treatment. As far as we are aware, this is the first case report of photodynamic treatment for acquired perforating dermatosis.
Engin Sezer; Emel Erkek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1600-0781     ISO Abbreviation:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013641     Medline TA:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Dermatology, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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