Content » Vol 68, Issue 2

Argon laser treatment of cutaneous vascular lesions in connective tissue diseases

Zachariae H, Bjerring P, Cramers M.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555568179182


Two patients with juvenile dermatomyositis, 5 with chronic discoid lupus erythematosus, and one with Rothmund-Thomson´s Syndrome were treated for their teleangiectasias of the face with argon laser. The results were highly satisfactory with an almost normal appearance of treated skin in 4 patients. Two patients showed satisfactory results with 60-70% blanching, while 2 patients showed some improvement, but not a completely cosmetically satisfactory result. The most impressive results were in the patients with juvenile dermatomyositis and Rothmund-Thomson´s Syndrome. The only side effects observed were a slight scarring and an insignificant pigmentation. No patient displayed any signs of disease activation.


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