Treatment of Schamberg's Disease with Advanced Fluorescence Technology

April 2012 | Volume 11 | Issue 4 | Case Reports | 528 | Copyright © April 2012


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Schamberg's disease can be difficult to treat because of the lack of reliable therapies and the potential systemic side effects of oral medications. We describe a therapeutic approach to locally treat and improve the cosmetic appearance of patients with Schamberg's disease. In addition, this method avoids the possible side effects of systemic therapies. While clinical studies should be performed on larger patient populations, our experience has demonstrated that 570 nm AFT handpiece should be considered a viable and safe option in the treatment of Schamberg's disease. Our experience with this method has been limited to patients with clinically stable eruptions; however, the use of AFT therapy in combination with other agents such as pentoxifylline presents a prospective intervention for future study on patients with active disease.

DISCLOSURES

The authors have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

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