A psoralen and ultraviolet A-aggravated dermatosis: Grover's disease


Ozlu E., KARADAĞ A. S. , Uzuncakmak T. K. , Ozkanli S. Ş. , Erdem A., AKDENİZ N.

TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.14, no.1, pp.25-27, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/tjd.tjd_45_19
  • Title of Journal : TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-27

Abstract

Grover's disease (GD) is an acquired dermatosis called transient acantholytic dermatosis. The exact cause is unknown, but the factors blamed for the etiology include ultraviolet (UV), sweating, temperature rise, radiation, medications, and malignancies. Topical corticosteroids, topical retinoids, and topical calcipotriol are usually sufficient for treatment, and systemic retinoids, systemic steroids, phototherapy, and methotrexate are rarely used. The current report describes the case of GD in a female patient, which was aggravated by the psoralen and UVA phototherapy.