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(Soriatane) for Acrodermatitis Continua
I was recently (or should I say finally, since there were
many preceding diagnoses) told I have Acrodermatitis Continua, and was
searching the Internet to learn more, when I came across your
correspondence with Wanda, who
also suffers from it.
for me, my case is not nearly as advanced as hers. It began to surface
just last August, and I've been frustrated trying to find a cure.
Recently, during a trip to India, I was able to afford a trip to one of
the best hospitals in New Delhi (here in the States such a visit would
cost a fortune) and met with Dr. S. K. Bose, a veteran Research Scientist
at INSERM, CHR, in Nice, France.
put me on 25 mg of Acitretin, and my symptoms have all but disappeared in
less than two weeks! He did caution, however, that I must continue
treatment twice weekly once the visible symptoms are cleared for at least
wanted to share this with you, so you could pass it onto to Wanda. It sure
sounds like she's battling with a tough situation.
Thanks, -Steve E.
Response: And thanks for your
report, Steve. For National
Psoriasis Foundation’s blurb about Acitretin, click
here. In the U.S. this is
prescribed as Soriatane and has been found to be most effective against
severe cases of pustular and erythrodermic P (less so against the most
common variety, plaque psoriasis). Yours
is the first I’ve heard of the drug working to palliate Acrodermatitis
Continua. But who’s
take our effective treatments from wherever we can get them — including
from friends who encounter French physicians while visiting hospitals in
New Delhi! It’s a small
world after all.... -Ed