Hailey-Hailey disease: effective treatment with topical cadexomer iodine.

J Dermatolog Treat. 2011 Oct;22(5):304-5. doi: 10.3109/09546631003762670. Epub 2010 Aug 1.


National Skin Centre, Singapore. marktang@nsc.gov.sg


Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) or familial benign pemphigus is known to have a chronic relapsing-remitting course. Conventional treatment with topical steroids and antibiotics often yield unsatisfactory results. We report a case of HHD treated successfully with topical cadexomer iodine powder. Cadexomer iodine may be a useful therapy for recalcitrant cases of HHD.

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