Learning Points: Alitretinoin can represent an effective drug for the treatment of lichen simplex chronicus and atopic dermatitis of hands.
Efficacy of treatment with oral alitretinoin in patient suffering from lichen simplex chronicus and severe atopic dermatitis of hands
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2013
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Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 21–23, January/February 2014
How to Cite
D'Erme, A. M., Milanesi, N., Agnoletti, A. F., Maio, V., Massi, D. and Gola, M. (2014), Efficacy of treatment with oral alitretinoin in patient suffering from lichen simplex chronicus and severe atopic dermatitis of hands. Dermatologic Therapy, 27: 21–23. doi: 10.1111/dth.12035
The authors declare no affiliation or significant financial involvement in any organization or entity with a direct financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the following manuscript.
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 28 MAR 2013
- atopic dermatitis;
- lichen simplex chronicus
Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) is a skin disorder characterized by chronic itching and scratching, which can lead to thick, leathery, brownish skin, sometimes with papules and can be associated with atopic eczema. We report the case of a 52-year-old man with a 45-year atopic condition and presenting LSC in his dorsum. After a 3-month treatment with alitretinoin at the daily dosage of 30 mg, we have observed a moderate improvement of the hand eczema together with a substantial clinical improvement of LSC and an almost complete resolution of pruritus. We want to report this peculiar case to suggest the use of oral alitretinoin for LSC.