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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2015 December;17(4):135-6

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Development of cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia after topical immunotherapy with squaric acid dibutyl ester

Di Meo N. 1, Stinco G. 2, Gatti A. 1, Noal C. 1, Fadel M. 1, Trevisan G. 1

1 Division of Dermatology and Venerology, Maggiore Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy; 2 Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Dermatology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy


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We describe a rare case where the development of cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia was correlated with the topic administration of squaric acid dibutyl ester for immunotherapy in alopecia totalis. Because of the way this disease affects self-esteem and social interaction, an increasing number of patients seek medical attention. Hence, it is important to raise awareness regarding the possible side effects of alopecia treatments.

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