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April 1981

Successful Treatment of Keratoderma Hereditaria Mutilans With an Aromatic Retinoid

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology and Pathological Anatomy I, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Medicine, the Netherlands.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(4):225-228. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650040041018

† Clinical features and treatment of keratoderma hereditaria mutilans (Vohwinkel's syndrome) are described in an 11-year-boy. The disease, in particular the mutilating complications (pseudo-ainhum), responded satisfactorily to the oral administration of etretinate, an aromatic retinoid.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:225-228)