Launois-Bensaude syndrome and Bureau-Barrière syndrome in a psoriatic patient: Successful treatment with carbamazepine

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Authors report a 41-year-old male patient with multiple symmetric lipomatosis, who also had psoriasis. In addition he suffered from peripheral neuropathy, acro-osteolysis and malum perforans pedis fulfilling the criteria of Bureau-Barrière syndrome. Considering the severe peripheral neuropathy and the preliminary report on the efficacy of carbamazepine in psoriasis, a carbamazepine monotherapy was initiated for both indications. The psoriatic skin symptoms cleared within 6 weeks. The patient has continued this medication for 8 months without side effects. During that time his skin remained symptom free and the neuropathy has improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 9 2002



  • Bureau-Barrière syndrome
  • Carbamazepine
  • Launois-Bensaude syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Psoriasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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