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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 374-377

Response of papillon–Lefevre syndrome to acitretin

Department of Dermato-Venereo-Leprology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Vaishali H Wankhade
Department of Dermatology Venereology Leprology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.ijpd_156_20

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Papillon–Lefevre (PLS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of keratinization characterized by symmetric, trans-gradient type palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK), rapidly progressive periodontopathy, and precocious loss of dentition. The management of this condition is difficult and needs a combined approach of both dermatologist and periodontologist. Different treatment options tried previously include keratolytic agents such as salicylic acid, urea, topical steroids in combination with keratolytic, propylene glycol, and systemic retinoids such as etretinate, isotretinoin, and acitretin. Both skin and dental manifestations show good therapeutic responses to systemic retinoids. Thereby, we report a case of PLS in a young female child who showed an excellent response to oral acitretin therapy.

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