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Effects of ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide fractional laser therapy on suppurative diseases of the skin: a case series of 12 patients

Authors
 Sung Bin Cho  ;  Jin Young Jung  ;  Dong Jin Ryu  ;  Sang Ju Lee  ;  Ju Hee Lee 
Citation
 LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE, Vol.41(8) : 550-554, 2009 
Journal Title
 LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE 
ISSN
 0196-8092 
Issue Date
2009
MeSH
Adult ; Cohort Studies ; Dose Fractionation ; Humans ; Korea ; Lasers, Gas/therapeutic use* ; Low-Level Light Therapy* ; Male ; Retrospective Studies ; Skin Diseases/etiology ; Skin Diseases/pathology* ; Skin Diseases/radiotherapy* ; Suppuration/pathology ; Suppuration/radiotherapy ; Treatment Outcome ; Young Adult
Keywords
fractional laser ; carbon dioxide ; acne vulgaris ; folliculitis ; furunculosis ; hidradenitis suppurativa
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We have used an ablative 10,600-nm carbon dioxide fractional laser system (CO(2) FS) for suppurative diseases in order to attempt improvement. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate the effect of CO(2) FS on the course of inflammatory reactions in suppurative diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed a total of 12 Korean patients with suppurative diseases of the skin who had a history of treatment failure with several therapeutic modalities as well as active and multiple inflammatory lesions at the time of CO(2) FS treatment. RESULTS: Improvement scores considering the number of suppurative lesions revealed that 3 of the 12 patients demonstrated clinical improvement of grade 4. Seven had clinical improvement of grade 3 and two showed improvement of grade 2. Improvement scores in severity were also evaluated; 2 of the 12 patients showed clinical improvement of grade 4. Six demonstrated clinical improvement of grade 3 and four had clinical improvement of grade 2. No patient showed a worsening of suppurative lesions. CONCLUSION: Our observations demonstrated that the use of CO(2) FS did not make active suppurative lesions worse, and might have a therapeutic effect on suppurative diseases and their related scars
Full Text
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lsm.20802/abstract
DOI
10.1002/lsm.20802
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Sang Ju(이상주)
Lee, Ju Hee(이주희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1739-5956
Cho, Sung Bin(조성빈)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/104373
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