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Use of pioglitazone in patients with lichen planopilaris.
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PMID:  22513061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background:Recent basic science research has revealed a decreased tissue expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ in lichen planopilaris (LPP). Therefore, thiazolidinediones, being PPARγ agonists, could be used to treat LPP.Methods:We followed 24 patients with LPP who were treated with oral pioglitazone hydrochloride. Improvement in LPP was defined as a decrease in or disappearance of symptoms and perifollicular erythema in the context of halted spread of old patches.Results:Twenty of 24 patients were females. The average age was 52.5 years, and ages ranged from 22 to 70 years. Five of 24 patients have achieved remission; improvement was noted in half of the patients; there was no change in 3 patients; and 4 patients discontinued treatment due to side effects. Side effects were mild and included left calf pain, lightheadedness and nausea, dizziness, and hives.Conclusion:Use of thiazolidinediones might be a new promising venue of LPP treatment.
Akerke Baibergenova; Scott Walsh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
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Created Date:  2012-04-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
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