CO2 laser treatment of benign juvenile acanthosis nigricans

CO2 laser treatment of benign juvenile acanthosis nigricans Acanthosis nigricans is a rare disease, which presents with symmetrical dark pigmentation and hyperkeratosis. The most common sites for this disorder are the axillae, neck and genitalia. In this case report, a patient with widespread involvement including the face is presented. The affected skin was thickened, hyperkeratotic and had a gray brown color with pronounced warty papillomatosis, having a velvety texture. Several treatment modalities have been suggested; however, the results are mostly disappointing. The treatment chosen was CO2 laser therapy for the face. This resulted in an alleviation of symptoms and an excellent aesthetic improvement. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

CO2 laser treatment of benign juvenile acanthosis nigricans

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050260
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