Mancuso A, Cohen E. Transient acantholytic dermatosis treated with isotretinoin. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1990;90(2):179. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.19188.8.131.52.
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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.
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