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Psoriasis from a Prosthesis: Unusual Koebner Phenomenon in a Girl with Autoamputation of the Leg


Address correspondence to Sandrine Benoit, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, University Hospital Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 2, D-97080 Würzburg, Germany, or e-mail:


An 8-year-old girl showed psoriatic lesions confined to her autoamputated left thigh. She was wearing an above-the-knee prosthesis that induced plaque psoriasis by koebnerization. Rapid clinical remission was achieved using tacrolimus 0.03% ointment.