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Treatment of facial lentigines in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome with an intense pulsed light source.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12460308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a hereditary condition characterized by distinctive mucocutaneous lentigines and intestinal hamartomatous polyposis. The cutaneous lesions may be cosmetically disfiguring and frequently present a therapeutic challenge. OBJECTIVE: To determine if intense pulsed light (IPL) is effective in treating facial lentigines in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. METHODS: The IPL, utilizing a 590 nm cutoff filter, was used to treat facial lentigines in a 10-year-old girl with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. RESULTS: A series of 12 treatment sessions, each to different facial regions, resulted in complete clearance of lentigines in the treated areas. Most of the lentigines resolved after a single treatment, with a few areas requiring a second treatment. CONCLUSION: In this case, treatment with IPL resulted in dramatic improvement of cosmetically disfiguring lentigines. To our knowledge, this is the first report of using IPL in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
B Kent Remington; Todd K Remington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-03     Completed Date:  2003-02-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1079-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Remington Laser Dermatology Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome / therapy*
Phototherapy / instrumentation,  methods*
Treatment Outcome

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