[Botulinum toxin in disabling dermatological diseases]

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Messikh R, Atallah L, Aubin F, Humbert P

Botulinum toxin could represent nowadays a new treatment modality especially for cutaneous conditions in course of which conventional treatments remain unsuccessful. Besides palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis, botulinum toxin has demonstrated efficacy in different conditions associated with hyperhidrosis, such as dyshidrosis, multiple eccrine hidrocystomas, hidradenitis suppurativa, Frey syndrome, but also in different conditions worsened by hyperhidrosis such as Hailey-Hailey disease, Darier disease, inversed psoriasis, aquagenic palmoplantar keratoderma, pachyonychia congenital. Moreover, different cutaneous conditions associated with sensitive disorders and/or neurological involvements could benefit from botulinum toxin, for example anal fissures, leg ulcers, lichen simplex, notalgia paresthetica, vestibulitis. Endly, a case of cutis laxa was described where the patient was improved by cutaneous injections of botulinum toxin.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie
Journal Abbreviation: Ann Dermatol Venereol
Journal Date Published: 2009-07-06

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 19576479
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19576479
Lasted Revision: 2010-11-18

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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