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Summary - Cherry Angioma

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Sulfur mustard (SM) was used during the Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988). Sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) is Food and Drug Administration approved for treatment of varicose veins, but numerous other off-label applications have been reported.To describe the clinical uses of STS, as well as efficacy and adverse effects.Review of studies searchable on PubMed from 1938 to 2016 describing clinical uses of STS to determine efficacy and adverse effects associated with various applications.Sodium tetradecyl sulfate has shown efficacy in the treatment of varicose veins, telangiectasias, hemangioma, pyogenic granuloma, cherry angioma, Kaposi sarcoma, lymphangioma circumscriptum, digital mucous cyst, ganglion cyst, glomangioma, angiokeratoma of Fordyce, pseudocyst of the auricle, and verruca. Current treatments for infantile hemangiomas have unpredictable outcomes. Cherry hemangiomas are common vascular proliferative lesions that can be concerning from a cosmetic perspective. Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) has been hypothesized to be a potential cofactor for the development of diverse cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions, including eruptive cherry angiomas. Despite almost the three decades passed since the chemical attacks of Iraqi's army against the Iranian troops, some veterans are still suffering from long-term complications of sulfur mustard (SM) poisoning, including certain skin complaints specially dryness, burning, and pruritus. The dyschromatoses are a group of disorders characterized by the presence of both hyperpigmented and hypopigmented macules, many of which are small in size and irregular in shape. Angioma serpiginosum is a cutaneous vascular nevoid disorder that presents as red, nonblanchable and grouped macules distributed in a serpiginous pattern and resembles purpura. Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective, and easily available treatment modality, its role in cherry hemangioma is still unexplored.This study aims at establishing the role and efficacy of sclerotherapy in treating cherry angiomas and its dermatological complications.This prospective study included 20 patients with 100 lesions of cherry hemangiomas of size >0.2 mm. Cherry angiomas (Campbell de Morgan spots) are common acquired red skin papules composed of dilated capillary loops, usually of unknown aetiology. Eruptive cherry hemangiomatosis, which involves the sudden onset of multiple small vascular proliferations, has been rarely reported as a heralding sign of multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) and other lymphoproliferative diseases. Exposure to SM leads to short and long term adverse effects on various organs including the skin. Sulfur mustard (SM) is a potent alkylating vesicant warfare chemical agent which causes severe damages to the interface organs, skin, lungs and eyes.

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