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Case Report  |   February 1990
Transient acantholytic dermatosis treated with isotretinoin
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Case Report   |   February 1990
Transient acantholytic dermatosis treated with isotretinoin
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1990, Vol. 90, 179. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.2.179
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1990, Vol. 90, 179. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.2.179
Abstract

Transient acantholytic dermatosis is a self-limiting benign disease. It is characterized by multiple pruritic erythematous papules and papulovesicles found predominantly on the trunk and extremities. This primary acantholytic dermatosis affects individuals older than 40 years. We present a case study of an individual who received a regimen of isotretinoin (Accutane) for treatment of severe pruritus after conventional forms of therapy failed to alleviate his condition and abate the formation of new lesions.