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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.