Rare diseases, such as Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD), have a common problem: There is a lack of clinical trials due to low patient numbers, and therefore clinicians can often go back to only a limited number of treatment options. Cold atmospheric plasma is an innovative new medical technique that demonstrated its beneficial use in a patient with HHD.
Right axilla. A, Before plasma treatment. B, Clinical improvement seen after 8 cold plasma treatments.
View into the plasma torch. Plasma is generated by the 6 electrodes. The torch is then held 2 cm above the area to be treated. Argon gas carries the active plasma components to the target area.
Right side of the groin. A, Appearance of the right side of the groin after 4 cold plasma treatments. B, Appearance of the right side of the groin after 11 cold plasma treatments with only residual erythema remaining.
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