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Dermatology. 2013;227(1):52-4. doi: 10.1159/000351709. Epub 2013 Jul 16.

Treatment of a patient with multiple cutaneous piloleiomyoma-related pain with a local injection of triamcinolone acetonide.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, People's Hospital of New District Longhua Shenzhen (Affiliated Shenzhen Longhua People's Hospital of Southern Medical University), Shenzhen, PR China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Multiple cutaneous piloleiomyomas are rare, frequently painful and difficult-to-treat benign tumours originating in the arrectores pilorum muscles of the hair follicles.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of a local injection of triamcinolone acetonide in relieving cutaneous piloleiomyoma-related pain.

METHODS:

A patient with multiple painful piloleiomyomas was treated with weekly local injections of triamcinolone acetonide into the nodules and papules for 3 weeks.

RESULTS:

The patient's nodules and papules became smaller, and the pain disappeared. At 1-year follow-up, there were no side effects, pain recurrence or significant enlargement of any of the injected lesions.

CONCLUSION:

Our study demonstrates that local injection of triamcinolone acetonide may be a promising new treatment option for multiple painful cutaneous piloleiomyomas.

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