Hailey-Hailey disease: effective treatment with topical cadexomer iodine

J Dermatolog Treat. 2011 Oct;22(5):304-5. doi: 10.3109/09546631003762670. Epub 2010 Aug 1.


Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) or familial benign pemphigus is known to have a chronic relapsing-remitting course. Conventional treatment with topical steroids and antibiotics often yield unsatisfactory results. We report a case of HHD treated successfully with topical cadexomer iodine powder. Cadexomer iodine may be a useful therapy for recalcitrant cases of HHD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Iodophors / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pemphigus, Benign Familial / drug therapy*


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Iodophors
  • cadexomer iodine