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Treatment of poikiloderma of Civatte with an intense pulsed light source.
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PMID:  10971554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of poikiloderma of Civatte combines elimination of both the vascular and pigmented components simultaneously. A broad spectrum, noncoherent, intense pulsed light (IPL) source delivers multiple wavelengths with software controlled pulse durations and sequencing, which permits treatment of both vascular and pigmented lesions simultaneously. OBJECTIVE: To determine response and side effects of poikiloderma of Civatte of the neck and chest when treated by IPL. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five patients randomly selected with typical changes of poikiloderma of Civatte on the neck and/or upper chest were treated with one to five treatments using IPL. RESULTS: Clearance of more than 75% of telangiectasias and hyperpigmentation comprising poikiloderma was observed. The incidence of side effects was 5%, including pigment changes. In many cases, improved skin texture was noted both by physician and patient. CONCLUSION: IPL is an effective mode of therapy for poikiloderma of Civatte. It offers a reduction of pigment and telangiectasias with a low risk profile. Additional benefits include subjective changes of improvement in skin texture.
R A Weiss; M P Goldman; M A Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-04     Completed Date:  2000-10-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  823-7; discussion 828     Citation Subset:  IM    
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Photoallergic / pathology,  therapy*
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Pigmentation Disorders / pathology,  therapy*
Retrospective Studies
Skin Neoplasms / pathology,  therapy*
Skin Pigmentation / radiation effects
Treatment Outcome

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