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Vol. 218, No. 1, 2009
Issue release date: December 2008
Section title: Case Report
Dermatology 2009;218:44–47
(DOI:10.1159/000173695)

Botulinum Toxin Type A – Treatment of a Patient with Multiple Cutaneous Piloleiomyomas

Sifaki M.K. · Krueger-Krasagakis S. · Koutsopoulos A. · Evangelou G.I. · Tosca A.D.
Departments of aDermatology and bPathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 1/31/2008
Accepted: 4/27/2008
Published online: 11/12/2008

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

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Abstract

Background: Treatment of multiple cutaneous piloleiomyomas which are rare, frequently painful, benign tumors originating from the arrector pilorum muscle of hair follicles is difficult. Objective: To determine the efficiency of botulinum toxin type A (BT-A) treatment for pain relief of cutaneous piloleiomyomas. Methods: A patient with multiple painful piloleiomyomas was treated with local injections of 200 units of BT-A. Results: There was a rapid and sustained decrease in pain. Treatment was repeated every 3 months for 2 years with the same efficacy. Conclusion: BT-A may be a promising new treatment option for multiple painful cutaneous piloleiomyomas.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 1/31/2008
Accepted: 4/27/2008
Published online: 11/12/2008

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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