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[Angioma serpiginosum following the lines of Blaschko--an effective treatment with the IPL technology].

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinikum Mannheim, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Mannheim.
Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft (Impact Factor: 1.4). 09/2006; 4(8):650-3. DOI: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2006.06013.x
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ABSTRACT Angioma serpiginosum, first described by Hutchinson in 1889, is a rare benign vascular nevus with dilatation and proliferation of the capillaries in the upper dermis. A 15-year-old boy presented with an angioma serpiginosum on the right side of the body following the lines of Blaschko. Both the clinical pattern and the appearance in a male are unusual. Treatment with IPL technology (intense pulsed light), which emits polychromatic light from a high-intensity flashlamp, proved to be an effective approach.

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