Cutaneous Collagenous Vasculopathy: A Rare Form of Microangiopathy Successfully Treated with a Combination of Multiplex Laser and Optimized Pulsed Light with a Review of the Literature.

Basso, Davide; Ribero, Simone; Blazek, Claudia Rosa; Dietrich, Nathalie; Beltraminelli, Helmut; Ramelet, Albert-Adrien; Borradori, Luca; Adatto, Maurice Alfred (2015). Cutaneous Collagenous Vasculopathy: A Rare Form of Microangiopathy Successfully Treated with a Combination of Multiplex Laser and Optimized Pulsed Light with a Review of the Literature. Dermatology, 232(1), pp. 107-111. Karger 10.1159/000439126

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Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy (CCV) is a rare idiopathic microangiopathy of the cutaneous vasculature characterized histologically by the presence of dilated small blood vessels with flat endothelial cells and thickened walls containing hyaline material in the upper dermis. We report an elderly patient presenting with an extensive form of CCV involving the trunk, upper and lower limbs. She was treated with Multiplex PDL 595-nm/Nd:YAG 1,064-nm laser and optimized pulsed light. This approach, which has never been reported for CCV so far, resulted in a striking and almost complete clearance of the widespread lesions. We here review our knowledge about CCV and therapeutic options available with a survey of the literature.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Blazek, Claudia Rosa; Dietrich, Nathalie; Beltraminelli, Helmut; Ramelet, Albert-Adrien; Borradori, Luca and Adatto, Maurice Alfred

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1018-8665

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

09 Mar 2016 13:59

Last Modified:

01 Mar 2017 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000439126

PubMed ID:

26529258

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.76592

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/76592

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