Atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini
Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
- Congenital atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini
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No single treatment of atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini is consistently effective. Therapies that have been tried include topical corticosteroids, antibiotics, and antimalarials. There have been reports of symptom improvement with the use of hydroxychloroquine, potassium aminobenzoate, and improvement following surgical care using a Q-switched alexandrite laser, however these findings have not been confirmed by larger studies. If a person with atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini tests positive for B burgdorferi antibody, standard Lyme disease therapy is often recommended. Click here to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Lyme Disease Information Resource pages to learn more about Lyme disease therapy.
Last updated: 1/21/2010
- Laumann A, Vashi N. Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini. eMedicine. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1073949-overview. Accessed 1/21/2010.
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