Acrokeratoelastoidosis treated with the erbium : YAG laser


Erbil A. H. , Sezer E. , Koc E., Tunca M., Tastan H. B. , Demiriz M.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.33, no.1, pp.30-31, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2007.02553.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-31

Abstract

Acrokeratoelastoidosis is a rare skin disorder characterized by grouped, small, firm, translucent papules distributed on the margins of the hands and feet. We report a 21-year-old white patient with acrokeratoelastoidosis in whom Er:YAG laser surgery was carried out, resulting in a slight post-treatment improvement of the disease with slight flattening of the lesions. No clinical recurrence of the lesions developed during the 6 months of follow-up. We suggest that Er:YAG laser surgery of acrokeratoelastoidosis may be considered as a treatment option for this rare disease; however, patients should be informed of the limited clinical improvement obtained with this treatment.