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Dermatology. 2009;219(1):77-9. doi: 10.1159/000218155. Epub 2009 May 7.

Multiple eccrine hidrocystomas--from diagnosis to treatment: the role of dermatoscopy and botulinum toxin.

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Centro de Dermatologia Epidermis, Instituto CUF, Porto, Portugal. epidermis@epidermis.pt

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Eccrine hidrocystomas are rarely described benign cystic lesions, mainly presenting in middle-aged women in the centrofacial area and usually associated with a chronic course, seasonal variability and no proved and consistently efficacious treatments.

CASE REPORT:

We report 2 patients, a 45- and a 56-year-old woman, with multiple facial eccrine hidrocystomas suggested by dermatoscopy, confirmed by histology and treated with botulinum toxin A with excellent results.

CONCLUSION:

Our report stresses the role of dermatoscopy in the diagnosis and follow-up of these lesions, as well as the impact of repeated treatments with botulinum toxin A in eccrine hidrocystomas suggesting it as a first-line treatment for multiple eccrine hidrocystomas because it is easy to use and has no risk of scars.

PMID:
19420900
DOI:
10.1159/000218155
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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