Successful treatment of darter’s disease by partial-thickness removal of skin

A. Lee Dellon, Paul B. Chretien, Gary L. Peck

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Excision of partial-thickness skin has resulted in definitive improvement in 3 patients with widespread Darier’s disease. More than 3 years after surgery, the formerly pruritic and inflammatory areas which were malodorous and had pustular crusts with intertriginous vegetating growths, are now asytnptomatic and apparently free of disease. The technical details of the procedure are described, and the results are interpreted in light of our ideas of the pathogenesis of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-830
Number of pages8
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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