Acrodermatitis Continua

J Korean Med Sci.  2011 Mar;26(3):454-6. Epub 2011 Feb 25.

Low level light could work on skin inflammatory disease: a case report on refractory acrodermatitis continua.

Choi M, Na SY, Cho S, Lee JH.

Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korera.


Low level laser or light treatment on the various clinical condition is getting considerable attention now. However, there has been no report about the clinical effect of low level polarized polychromatic noncoherent light (LPPL) on the inflammatory skin disease. We experienced a case of acrodermatitis continua in a pregnant woman refractory to any conventional treatment including the most potent topical steroid. She was successfully treated with LPPL. LPPL could be a possible treatment modality producing substantial clinical result in inflammatory skin condition without any side-effect.