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Winkler's disease

  • Joe Jacob. K
  • S. Satheesh
  • P. Menon
  • K. G. Saju
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Abstract

Winkler's disease otherwise known as chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helices (CNHC) is characterized by a painful persistent erythematous nodule, mostly located at the rim of helix of pinna. Occurs mostly in men over 40 years of age. Standard therapy is by local excision or carbon dioxide laser vaporization. Recurrence is frequent.

Key Words

Carbon dioxide laser Winkler's disease 

References

  1. 1.
    □ Greenbaum SS. The treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis with injectable collagen. Int J Dermatol 1991;30:291–4.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    □ Taylor MB. Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis. Successful treatment with the carbon dioxide laser. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1991;17:862–4.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe Jacob. K
    • 1
  • S. Satheesh
    • 1
  • P. Menon
    • 1
  • K. G. Saju
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of E.N.T.Government Medical CollegeKottayamIndia

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