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Persistent blaschkitis responsive to high potency topical steroids


Blaschkitis is an acquired, rare dermatosis distributed along the lines of Blaschko. The papulovesicular eruption generally resolves in weeks and shows minimal response to topical steroids. Herein, we present a case of blaschkitis in an adult male who had lesions present for one year, which showed significant improvement after two weeks of topical clobetasol ointment.

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