1989
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.125.10.1377
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Successful treatment of severe polymorphous light eruption with azathioprine

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“…The third line treatment for PLE includes the use of systemic immunosuppressive drugs, such as azathioprine and cyclosporine. However, only sporadic cases of patients successfully treated are reported in literature ( 43 , 44 ). Moreover, hydroxychloroquine, omega-3 fatty acids, and beta-carotene have been proposed as treatments, but further double-blind, randomized controlled trials to really assess their clinical efficacy are required.…”
Section: Pathophisiology Of Polymorphic Light Eruption: What's New?mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The third line treatment for PLE includes the use of systemic immunosuppressive drugs, such as azathioprine and cyclosporine. However, only sporadic cases of patients successfully treated are reported in literature ( 43 , 44 ). Moreover, hydroxychloroquine, omega-3 fatty acids, and beta-carotene have been proposed as treatments, but further double-blind, randomized controlled trials to really assess their clinical efficacy are required.…”
Section: Pathophisiology Of Polymorphic Light Eruption: What's New?mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A recent report by Norris & Hawk (8) indicated that azathioprine was effective in two cases with severe unresponsive PMLE. Phototherapy and photochemotherapy have also been found to be effective, and PUVA appears to be more effective than UVB phototherapy (9,10).…”
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