Kindler Syndrome Treatment & Management

Updated: Aug 17, 2015
  • Author: Anatoli Freiman, MD, FRCPC, DABD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medical Care

Treatment is mainly symptomatic and preventative in nature. Patients should be advised to avoid trauma, which helps prevent blister formation. Sun avoidance and photoprotection may prevent or slow the progression of poikiloderma. Good wound care includes the use of topical and systemic antibiotics for infected bullous lesions, which may reduce morbidity.


Surgical Care

Telangiectasias can be treated with pulsed-dye laser therapy. Surgical correction of urethral, anal, or esophageal stenosis may be needed.



Consultation with the following specialists may be necessary:

  • Dermatologist

  • Geneticist

  • Dentist

  • Psychological counselor

  • Ophthalmologist and/or surgeon depending on related complications