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Intense pulsed light treatment for chronic facial erythema of systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report.
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PMID:  11350676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A 33-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed previously with systemic lupus erythematosus, presented with chronic erythema and rosacea of the face. The patient suffered from flushing and burning of the facial skin and sought prior treatment with anti-malarial drugs. METHOD: After various treatment options were discussed with the patient, she agreed to undergo intense pulsed light therapy. RESULTS: Improvement was noted after the first session and 75% clearance was observed at 1 month after a second session. There were no adverse effects associated with the treatment. One year later it was observed that the results of the two treatments had been maintained. CONCLUSION: This case report suggests that there is another safe and efficacious alternative for treatment of chronic erythema and rosacea.
J L Levy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous laser therapy     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1462-883X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Laser Ther     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-15     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890790     Medline TA:  J Cutan Laser Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre Laser Dermatologique, 3, bd Lord Duveen, 13008 Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Erythema / etiology,  surgery*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*

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