Elephantiasis nostrum verrucosa of the abdomen: clinical results with tazarotene.

Jason Boyd, Steven Sloan, Jeffrey Meffert

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Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa represents an uncommon yet distinct clinical entity resulting from chronic lymphedema of an extremity or body region. Characterized by profound non-pitting edema with cobblestone-like papules, plaques, and nodules, it typically occurs secondary to infections, surgeries, tumor obstruction, radiation, congestive heart failure, and obesity. This progressively deformative disorder has been treated with various medical and surgical measures. In the following case report, the history, clinical, and pathologic appearance of elephantiasis nostras verrucosa are discussed, as well as newer treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-448
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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