2009, Number 3
Dermatología Cosmética, Médica y Quirúrgica 2009; 7 (3)
Treatment of pityriasis lichenoides and varioliformis acuta with pulsed light dye laser VBeam. Case Report
Gutiérrez GC, Anides FA, Vallarta RA, Andrade DL, Fernández AG, Padilla BT, Landgrave GI, López TB, Carbajal PP, Bernal RE, Ávila RA
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ABSTRACTPityriasis lichenoides (PL) is a papulosquamous disorder of unknown etiology with acute and chronic clinical forms. Pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC) is a mild and persistent form, and pityriasis lichenoides ET Varioliformis Actua (PLEVA) is the end of the disease spectrum. Traditional treatment is a combination of topical drugs and phototherapy. We report a 17 year-old female, with papulosquamous lesions on the chest and upper limbs. She was treated previously for 8 years with emollients, systemic and topical corticosteroids; and in the last year with methotrexate with partial response. The patient had a good clinical response after 25 sessions with pulsed light dye laser (VBeam). We report therapeutic alternative in patients with poor response to traditional management.