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Dermatol Surg. 2002 Nov;28(11):1079-81.

Treatment of facial lentigines in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome with an intense pulsed light source.

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  • 1Remington Laser Dermatology Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a hereditary condition characterized by distinctive mucocutaneous lentigines and intestinal hamartomatous polyposis. The cutaneous lesions may be cosmetically disfiguring and frequently present a therapeutic challenge.

OBJECTIVE:

To determine if intense pulsed light (IPL) is effective in treating facial lentigines in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

METHODS:

The IPL, utilizing a 590 nm cutoff filter, was used to treat facial lentigines in a 10-year-old girl with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

RESULTS:

A series of 12 treatment sessions, each to different facial regions, resulted in complete clearance of lentigines in the treated areas. Most of the lentigines resolved after a single treatment, with a few areas requiring a second treatment.

CONCLUSION:

In this case, treatment with IPL resulted in dramatic improvement of cosmetically disfiguring lentigines. To our knowledge, this is the first report of using IPL in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

PMID:
12460308
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