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Acrokeratoelastoidosis treated with the erbium:YAG laser

A H Erbil, E Sezer, E Koç, M Tunca, H B Tastan, M Demiriz
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2008, 33 (1): 30-1
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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.

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