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Two Cases of Palmoplantar Pustulosis Treated with Oral Rinse Using Ozone Nano-bubble Water in Addition to Conventional Topical Therapy
International Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 7-9
Received: Jul. 30, 2019; Accepted: Aug. 28, 2019; Published: Oct. 4, 2019
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Yasuhiro Horiuchi, Division of Dermatology, Tsuruse Orthopedic Clinic, Saitama, Japan
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Background: Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is a unique, chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by pustules and erythematous lesions on specific sites, such as the palms and soles; however, the etiology and treatment of the condition are not clearly established. Recently, oral bacteria have been proposed as the possible causative factor of PPP. Ozone nano-bubble (ONB) water, treated with nano-sized ozone gas particles, shows strong sterilizing activity and has been attracting attention as a new treatment method not only for periodontal disease but also for PPP. Case history: This report presents the cases of two female patients with PPP who underwent treatment using a mixture of topical vitamin D and steroid ointments for over 6 months. However, the skin lesions did not show much improvement. Owing to the antimicrobial activity of ozone, they voluntarily agreed to rinsing their oral cavities with ozone water, particularly the periodontal areas, for a couple of minutes with 10–20 ml of ONB water, each night, in conjunction with the previous topical treatment.Results: Their skin lesions resolved completely within several months of addition of ONB water oral rinse to the routine topical treatment. Conclusion: The results support the usefulness of ONB water as an effective therapeutic means for the resolution of skin lesions in patients with PPP.
Palmoplantar Pustulosis, Oral Bacteria, Ozone Nano-bubble Water
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Yasuhiro Horiuchi, Two Cases of Palmoplantar Pustulosis Treated with Oral Rinse Using Ozone Nano-bubble Water in Addition to Conventional Topical Therapy, International Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2019, pp. 7-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcd.20190201.12
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