Successful laser therapy of a papular acantholytic dyskeratosis of the Vulva: Case report and review of literature

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Abstract

Background The papular acantholytic dyskeratosis summarizes a collection of papular skin lesions which occur in intertriginous areas and in the genital area. They show a very characteristic histology without the connection to a syndrome such as the Hailey-Hailey disease or the Darier disease. Methods We present the case of an affected 45-year-old woman and evaluate the laser therapy as therapeutic option. Results A long lasting reduction of the symptoms was achieved by paying special attention to involving the deep tissue layers while performing the laser therapy. Despite causing a long and painful healing process, this was the only way to achieve a lasting reduction of the symptoms. Conclusions Laser therapy in afflicted areas can improve the symptoms of the papular acantholytic dyskeratosis. The deep tissue laser therapy showed more success than the superficial laser therapy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume281
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)723-725
Number of pages3
ISSN0932-0067
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01.04.2010

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