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Hi, my skin biopsy shows "hyperkeratosis and acanthosis of the epidermis and in dermis perivascular lymphocytic infitrate" will ciclosporin help me?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not specific enough: This sounds like a fairly benign pathologic description, so I doubt you would need cyclosporine, unless there is other information, or there has been no response to more benign therapies
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 12 years experience
Yes but...: This could be a benign lesion, or if you are having other symptoms (like joint or muscle pain) it could point to a different condition & treatment. Cyclosporine may decrease the inflammation but may not treat a potential underlying cause, so please talk to your doctor more about what this result means.
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 51 years experience
To some extent: Ciclosporin may help for hyperkeratosis and acanthuses but that does cure it .Consult a dermatologist ,for further treatment .

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