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Granuloma annulare treated with excimer laser.
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PMID:  23198013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Objective: To review the current therapy for granuloma annulare and report a case of refractory generalized granuloma annulare successfully treated with excimer laser. A discussion about the characteristics of excimer laser and the mechanism of its effectiveness is presented. Design: Patient case report and literature review. Setting: Outpatient dermatology practice. Participants: A 73-year-old woman suffering from generalized granuloma annulare for more than 40 years. Measurements: Change in clinical appearance of lesions. Results: Use of excimer laser therapy resulted in prompt and complete resolution in treated areas with no residual skin changes or side effects. Conclusion: Excimer laser therapy is a powerful treatment modality with minimal side effects for patients with granuloma annulare. Further study is necessary to elucidate optimal dosing, long-term efficacy, and safety profile.
Authors:
Roman Bronfenbrener; Jennifer Ragi; Sandy Milgraum
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1941-2789     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Aesthet Dermatol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  2013-07-04     Revised Date:  2013-07-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101518173     Medline TA:  J Clin Aesthet Dermatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Dermatology, East Brunswick, New Jersey.
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