J Korean Med Sci.  2011 Mar;26(3):454-456. 10.3346/jkms.2011.26.3.454.

Low Level Light Could Work on Skin Inflammatory Disease: A Case Report on Refractory Acrodermatitis Continua

  • 1Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korera. bell711@hanmail.net


Low level laser or light treatment on the various clinical condition is getting considerable attention now. However, there has been no report about the clinical effect of low level polarized polychromatic noncoherent light (LPPL) on the inflammatory skin disease. We experienced a case of acrodermatitis continua in a pregnant woman refractory to any conventional treatment including the most potent topical steroid. She was successfully treated with LPPL. LPPL could be a possible treatment modality producing substantial clinical result in inflammatory skin condition without any side-effect.


Low Level Light; Acrodermatitis Continua; Inflammatory Skin Disease

MeSH Terms

Calcitriol/analogs & derivatives/therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications
Psoriasis/drug therapy
Skin Diseases/*therapy


  • Fig. 1 Low level polarized polychromatic noncoherent light treatment. (A) Before treatment. Severe pustules, erosion and exfoliation on the erythematous bases on every fingertip of the patient were detected. (B) After four treatment sessions, skin lesion remarkably improved. No pustules were found.


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