Photodynamic therapy plus topical retinoids in Darier's disease

Paolo Amerio, Tommaso Gobello, Cinzia Mazzanti, Eugenia Giaculli, Salvatore Ruggeri, Donatella Sordi, Massimo Amatetti, Luca Chinni, Antonio Tulli

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Darier's disease is a rare, genetically determined, chronic disorder of keratinization. Characterized clinically by a symmetrical eruption of hypercheratotic papules with predilection for the seborrhoeic areas of the body. Many treatments have been suggested: emollients, topical retinoids, dermoabrasion, topical steroids and intermittent courses of oral antibiotics. Systemic retinoids are usually the treatment of choice. We present a small case series of patients treated with PDT and topical retinoids with good results. This therapeutic modality could represent an alternative to systemic retinoid treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
JournalPhotodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


  • Darier disease
  • Local therapy
  • Photodinamic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Medicine(all)


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