Epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa showing good response to low-dose thalidomide – a report of two cases


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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.