Treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica with topical psoralen plus ultraviolet A.

@article{Rie2002TreatmentON,
  title={Treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica with topical psoralen plus ultraviolet A.},
  author={Menno A. de Rie and Anja Sommer and Rick Hoekzema and H A Martino Neumann},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={147 4},
  pages={743-7}
}
BACKGROUND Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) is a rare skin disease, mostly seen on the legs and often occurring in patients with diabetes mellitus. The disease belongs to the idiopathic cutaneous palisading granulomatous dermatitides associated with a degeneration of collagen, thus leading to skin atrophy. Application of topical corticosteroids is the most widely used treatment but the results are not always satisfactory and may worsen skin atrophy. Preliminary studies in patients with NL have shown… CONTINUE READING

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