Indian Dermatology Online Journal

: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 92--94

Response to oral acitretin in lichen amyloidosis

Resham J Vasani 
 Department of Dermatology, K J Somaiya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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We report the therapeutically challenging case of a patient with severe and extensive lichen amyloidosis (LA) who responded to oral acitretin and topical corticosteroids. Colloid milia and terra firma-forme dermatoses were noted post healing of the lesions of LA. There has been no recurrence of lesions post 8 months of follow-up. We recommend that acitretin should be used more often in severe and recalcitrant cases of LA.

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Vasani RJ. Response to oral acitretin in lichen amyloidosis.Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5:92-94

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Vasani RJ. Response to oral acitretin in lichen amyloidosis. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];5:92-94
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