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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141-143

Lichen amyloidosis: Novel treatment with fractional ablative 2,940 nm Erbium: YAG laser treatment

Venkat Charmalaya-Centre for Advanced Dermatology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Venkat Charmalaya-Centre for Advanced Dermatology, #3437, 1st G Cross, 7th Main Subbanna Garden, Vijayanagar, Bangalore - 560 040, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.99459

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Lichen amyloidosis (LA) is a type of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis clinically characterized by persistent pruritic, hyperkeratotic papules commonly distributed on the shins and histopathologically characterized by amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis. The condition is difficult to treat though various treatment modalities have been tried. We report a case of LA treated successfully with Fractional ablative 2,940 nm Erbium: YAG Laser treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented report of the successful use of fractional ablative laser in the treatment of LA.

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