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Epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa showing good response to low-dose thalidomide – a report of two cases
Article first published online: 2 APR 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 60–63, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Ranugha, P. S. S., Mohanan, S., Chandrashekar, L., Basu, D., Thappa, D. M. and Rajesh, N. G. (2014), Epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa showing good response to low-dose thalidomide – a report of two cases. Dermatologic Therapy, 27: 60–63. doi: 10.1111/dth.12047
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2013
- epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa;
Epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa is a rare distinctive variant of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa characterized by intense pruritus, lichenified plaques in linear distribution, and anonychia. It is a difficult condition to treat and causes a great deal of distress. The present authors report two cases showing good response to low-dose thalidomide, with clinical and symptomatic improvement. The exact mechanism of action is not yet clear.