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Jessner–Kanof disease: two effective and sure therapeutic options


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Andrea Bassi, MD, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Division of Dermatology, Piazza dell'Indipendenza, 11, 50129 Florence, Italy, or email:


Jassner–Kanof disease is a benign cutaneous disorder clinically characterized by recurrent asymptomatic erythematous papules and plaques sometimes grouped with an arciform disposition on the face, neck, and back. We describe a case of Jassner–Kanof disease resistant to conventional therapy, in which the lesions located on the arms were treated with 595 nm pulsed dye laser, and those on the trunk underwent a treatment with tacrolimus 0.03% ointment. We have compared the results and the potential side effects with the two treatments, and after 1 year of follow-up, no recurrence of cutaneous lesions were observed.