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A case of Schamberg's disease responding dramatically to PUVA treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18353090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pigmented purpuric dermatoses are a group of chronic, recurrent disorders characterized by purpuric lesions mainly involving the lower extremities. Their etiology is unknown. Treatment options are limited and none of them have proven benefit. Phototherapy has been reported to be effective in a small number of patients in the literature. We present a case of Schamberg's disease showing a dramatic response to psoralen plus ultraviolet A therapy and discuss the current therapeutic options focusing mainly on phototherapy. We believe that phototherapy is a valuable alternative, especially for patients with long-standing and widespread pigmented purpuric dermatitis.
Dilek Seckin; Zuleyha Yazici; Asli Senol; Zeynep Demircay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1600-0781     ISO Abbreviation:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-20     Completed Date:  2008-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013641     Medline TA:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
PUVA Therapy*
Pigmentation Disorders / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*,  pathology

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