Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa: A case report of effective management with complete decongestive therapy

Ying Yi Chiang, Kuo Liang Cheng, Woan Ruoh Lee, Jun-Hung Hu

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Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa describes the cutaneous changes including dermal fibrosis, hyperkeratotic, verrucous, and papillomatous lesions that occur after chronic secondary, nonfilarial lymphedema. The treatment goal is to reduce lymph stasis and avoid further complications. We report a case of elephantiasis nostras verrucosa without adequate care before effectively managed by simple treatment. Other differential diagnoses and non-invasive complete decongestive therapy ( CDT ) were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-232
Number of pages5
JournalDermatologica Sinica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005



  • Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa
  • Lymphedema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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