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- Treatment of Acral Persistent Papular Mucinosis with Electrocoagulation
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Background: Acral persistent papular mucinosis is a rare localized form of lichen myxedematosus with few case reports and no documented therapeutic options.Objective: To report full resolution of acral persistent papular mucinosis after electrocoagulation.Methods: Case report of a 51-year-old white female diagnosed with an acral persistent papular mucinosis. The clinical and histopathologic features, treatment provided, and response to treatment are detailed.Results: Acral persistent papular mucinosis presented as multiple asymptomatic normochromic papules on the wrists. Treatment with topical and intralesional steroids was unsatisfactory. Gentle electrocoagulation led to complete resolution of the lesions and negligible scarring. The favorable results remained for 6 months of follow-up, and no new lesions have emerged.Conclusion: Our case of acral persistent papular mucinosis was successfully treated with electrocoagulation and long-lasting, excellent cosmetic results.
- Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Hamilton: B C Decker Inc, v. 15, n. 4, p. 227-229, 2011.
- B C Decker Inc
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