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Efficacy of Ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for the Treatment of Refractory Hydroa Vacciniforme


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Abstract:  Hydroa vacciniforme (HV) is a rare photodermatosis. Several therapies, with sometimes severe side effects, have been used in isolated cases. We report a case of refractory HV successfully treated with dietary fish oil rich in ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.