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Dourmishev L - - 2004
PURPOSE: Cutaneous features of dermatomyositis (DM) strongly suggest that ultraviolet (UV) radiation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. However, the incidence and the nature of photosensitivity in this disorder have not been established. The aim of this study was to investigate the UVB (290-320 nm) minimal ...
Walgenbach Klaus J - - 2004
The "marriage" or union of aggressive truncal liposuction with modified abdominoplasty techniques has been applied by the authors to treat patients with abdominal deformities marked by lower abdominal skin excess, abdominal muscle laxity, and excess adipose tissue on the abdominal wall and in adjacent contours. In the appropriately selected patient ...
Sreenarasimhaiah Vijay P - - 2004
Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) is a rare clinical entity affecting patients with renal failure, often on chronic dialysis or after transplantation. The patient profile at risk for this debilitating condition is undefined. Lack of awareness of the condition has hampered epidemiologic work in identifying the etiology. We present four chronic ...
Manafa, OU; Nigerian Institute ...
This study evaluated the peripheral leukocyte count and the presence of microfilariae in the body fluids of onchocerciasis patients treated with ivermectin. Fifty-three patients over the age 10 years were selected from Ipogun, an onchocerciasis endemic area in Ondo State, Nigeria. Before and after treatment, all patients received a parasitologic ...
Rossini M S - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine (cladribine or 2-CdA) is a purine analogue that has been used successfully in hairy cell leukaemia (HCL). Moreover, it has been increasingly used to treat chronic lymphoproliferative syndromes and paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia. Cutaneous side-effects associated with this drug have seldom been described in cases of HCL. PATIENTS ...
Uzun Soner - - 2004
A total of 1,030 patients, 40.2% men and 59.8% women, identified during the period of October 1998 to November 2002 as having cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), were studied; 1,431 lesions were identified in the 1,030 patients. One lesion was present in 80.7% of the patients. The size of the lesions (longest ...
Stevens Jennifer - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To perform a retrospective review in patients undergoing urologic operations during a 10-year period. Patient positioning is important before surgery to avoid pressure sores and other iatrogenic injuries. The reported risk factors have included a long operative time, diabetes, and malignancy. We have noted skin breakdown in patients placed ...
Nicolaou Nicolas - - 2004
Our aim was to quantify and qualify the use of complementary medicine (CM) by patients referred to our contact dermatitis clinic in Leicester, UK. A face-to-face structured questionnaire study was made of 109 consecutive patients referred to the contact dermatitis clinic. 109 such questionnaires were completed. 21/109 (20%) of patients ...
Akesson A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Measurement of skin involvement is essential for diagnosis and prognosis in systemic sclerosis. Assessment by palpation skin score is the current method. OBJECTIVE: To explore high frequency ultrasound as an objective method to improve skin characterisation by combining measurements of skin thickness and echogenicity. METHODS: Skin thickness and echogenicity ...
Seishima Mariko - - 2004
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a systemic vasculitis histologically characterized by small-vessel involvement. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (especially anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies) (MPO-ANCA) are often positive in serum. Although the skin is affected in 20-70% of patients, the precise description has been limited. This retrospective study analyzed clinical manifestations in patients of MPA with ...
Ilhan Osman - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) can arise frequently as a late complication after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Patients with extensive disease to date require intensive and long-term immuno-suppression. We aimed to share our single center experience using extracorporeal photoimmunotherapy (ECP) in our steroid refractory extensive cGVHD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ...
Fodor Lucian - - 2004
The authors' experience using intense pulsed light for skin rejuvenation is summarized and analyzed with regard to its efficacy, safety, and complications. Rejuvenation using intense pulsed light was performed on 59 patients over a 6-month period (January of 2002 to July of 2002); these patients served as the study group. ...
Carey F M - - 2004
Home treatment with podophyllotoxin or imiquimod are commonly prescribed therapies for anogenital warts. It is important to ascertain if patients are locating all lesions for treatment and if they know when they are clear of them. We set out to assess patients' ability to determine the number and location of ...
Hausser Ingrid - - 2004
This study describes the technical handling and the diagnostic evaluation of skin biopsies in order to standardize the assessment of the delicate morphologic abnormalities that are found in patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissections (sCAD). Skin biopsies from 126 patients with sCAD and from 29 healthy relatives were analyzed. The ...
Chun Eun Young - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Benign pigmented lesions, including seborrheic keratosis, solar lentigines, melasma, and freckles, are common disorders, and various treatment modalities have been tried. We suggest a technique consisting of focal trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel applied by pressing firmly onto the focal lesions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of focal TCA ...
Jungbauer F H W - - 2004
Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) is often chronic; its aetiology frequently being related to occupational exposure. Management of ICD involves persistent reduction in exposure to skin irritants such as water, detergents and prolonged occlusion by gloves. The aim of this study was to determine the severity of hand dermatitis 5 years ...
Reich Hilary L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Annular lichen planus (ALP) is a long-recognized clinical variant of lichen planus, but is often considered uncommon in occurrence. The typical distribution and presentation of this variant have not been well described. OBJECTIVE: We sought to better define the sites affected and clinical characteristics of the annular variant of ...
Chong Wei-Sheng - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Solar urticaria is an uncommon photodermatosis, characterized by the appearance of pruritic wheals after sun exposure. In this study, we examine the photobiological characteristics of solar urticaria in the heterogeneous group of Singaporean patients. METHODS: The photobiological features of all patients treated for solar urticaria at a tertiary dermatology ...
Fletcher Clair L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Chronic atopic eczema is not regarded as a precursor of malignancy, and, to our knowledge, there has been only one previous case report of CD30(+) cutaneous lymphoma in association with atopic dermatitis. OBSERVATIONS: We report 4 cases of CD30(+) lymphoproliferative disease in young adult patients with active atopic eczema ...
García Elizabeth - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Papular urticaria caused by flea bite presents clinical symptoms of hypersensitive reaction accompanied by skin lesions. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the disease often go unrewarded, partly because of our incomplete understanding of the underlying immunopathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the immune response to the flea bite in patients with ...
Castle David J DJ Mental Health Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Australia. - - 2004
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is relatively common in cosmetic practise, yet it remains under-recognized. BDD patients are unnaturally concerned with minimal or non-existent flaws, most commonly in the skin (e.g. facial acne or scarring) and hair (e.g. hair loss). Many patients develop social avoidance and suffer occupational or academic impairment. ...
Itsekson Alek - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To study skin diseases and hypersensitivity to female sex hormones in patients with the premenstrual syndrome (PMS). STUDY DESIGN: Thirty women answered a questionnaire related to PMS and underwent gynecologic, dermatologic and laboratory examinations. Intradermal testing was performed with estradiol valerate, progesterone and placebo. Desensitization treatment was instituted in ...
Al-Waili N S - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possible role of honey, olive oil and beeswax in the treatment of skin fungal infections. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with pityriasis versicolor, tinea cruris, tinea corporis and tinea faciei were studied. After clinical evaluation of redness, scaling, pruritus and burning/pain sensation and mycological assessment, honey ...
Ramos-Casals Manuel - - 2004
To analyze the different clinical and histologic types of cutaneous vasculitis in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (SS), we investigated the clinical and immunologic characteristics of 558 consecutive patients with primary SS from our units and selected those with clinical evidence of cutaneous lesions, excluding drug reactions and xeroderma. All ...
Werchniak A E - - 2004
Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic yeast with a worldwide distribution. Although well recognized as a cause of cutaneous disease in immunocompromised patients, this rarely occurs in healthy hosts. In this article, we present the case of a farmer who developed cutaneous cryptococcosis at the site of an injury he sustained ...
Serper Ahmet - - 2004
A case of accidental skin injury caused by leakage of sodium hypochlorite solution from the rubber dam during root canal preparation is reported. After placement of a rubber dam and initiation of root canal treatment, the patient complained of a burning sensation with sodium hypochlorite irrigation. The complaints were ignored ...
Hershko Klilah - - 2004
Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) is a disorder characterized by dramatic thickening and hardening of skin in the extremities and trunk, which occurs in individuals on dialysis for renal disease. The pathophysiology is unknown. Increased transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and collagen deposition have been reported in a small group of patients ...
Dirschka Thomas - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Perioral dermatitis (PD) is a common dermatological disease whose aetiology and pathogenesis remain speculative. Both cosmetics and topical corticosteroids have been implicated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 75 patients with PD and 125 randomly selected control patients with negative PD records were included in a questionnaire-based study focusing on cosmetics, their ...
Hanifin J M - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Hand dermatitis is an eczematous inflammation of the hands that is related to occupation or to routine activities. It often becomes chronic, and in some patients may become severe and disabling. Topical corticosteroids are effective treatment, particularly for milder forms, but they often lose effectiveness with time and can ...
Suehiro Mitsuhiro - - 2004
In patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), it is debatable whether clinically normal-appearing skin is equal to non-atopic normal skin. The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the characteristics of normal-appearing skin of AD. We examined the value of skin surface morphological changes using a new, simple, computer-assisted method ...
Goon Anthony Teik-Jin - - 2004
PURPOSE: To investigate barrier repair after mild trauma in lesional skin of psoriasis patients with chronic plaque-type disease and to compare this with non-involved psoriatic skin and normal controls. METHODS: Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) readings were taken from involved psoriatic skin and non-involved skin of psoriasis patients as well as ...
Hudson Donald A - - 2004
Although a number of studies compare different techniques of breast reconstruction there seems to be a paucity of information documenting the factors that affect breast shape and symmetry after immediate reconstruction. A photographic analysis by 5 plastic surgeons (who were blinded to the nature of the procedure) of 62 patients ...
Oliveria Susan A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of skin self-examination (SSE) to detect new and changing moles with and without the aid of baseline digital photographs in patients with dysplastic nevi. DESIGN AND INTERVENTION: Patients had baseline digital photography and mole counts of their back, chest, and abdomen and were ...
Sanli Hatice - - 2004
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations of cutaneous graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) developed after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation. In all, 67 patients were evaluated: 49 patients developed acute GVHD, 17 patients developed de novo chronic GVHD and 29 developed secondary chronic (15 limited, 14 progressive) GVHD ...
Lacarrubba Francesco - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Videodermatoscopy is a non-invasive technique that allows in vivo skin observation at high magnifications. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine if videodermatoscopy enhances diagnostic capability beyond standard clinical observation in three series of patients: one group of patients with overt alopecia areata (AA), one with overt ...
Chuang David Chwei-Chin - - 2004
Gracilis functioning free-muscle transplantation for the correction of pure facial paralysis has been a preferred method used by many reconstructive microsurgeons. However, for complex facial paralysis, the deficits include facial paralysis along with soft-tissue, mucosa, and/or skin defects. No adequate solution has been proposed. Treatment requests in those patients are ...
Poyrazoğlu Hakan M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is a leukocytoclastic vasculitis of infants. Even though the cutaneous findings are dramatic in both appearance and rapidity of onset, the prognosis is benign. METHODS: We report on eight patients with AHEI evaluated from the viewpoints of age, sex, history of infection, drug ...
Kuo M C - - 2004
Erythema nodosum associated with all- trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is very rare. We describe four patients with classic APL who developed erythema nodosum during ATRA therapy. Fever and subsequent multiple painful erythematous nodules over extremities developed on D11, D16, D17, and D19, respectively, after ATRA therapy. ...
Wain E Mary - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Mycosis fungoides (MF) is predominantly a disease of older patients, but occasionally occurs in children. The aims of the current study were to describe the clinical presentation, pathologic features, and disease progression (DP) in patients who developed MF before age 16 years. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed. Patients ...
Ikoma Akihiko - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Lowered threshold of neurons (ie, neuronal sensitization) in atopic dermatitis was investigated by testing sensitivity to histamine. DESIGN: Comparative study. SETTING: A dermatological clinic and a research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and 6 patients with chronic plaque-type psoriasis as well as 14 healthy control subjects. ...
LeSueur Benjamin W - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) rarely occurs in the axilla. Only 18 cases have been reported in the world literature. OBJECTIVES: To report our institution's 11-year experience with axillary BCC. METHODS: A review of patient charts and biopsy specimens is given. RESULTS: We report 14 patients with 15 axillary BCCs. ...
Vincent Jared M - - 2003
Bilateral ulnar decubitus is described in a 69-year-old patient maintaining prone positioning after vitrectomy, membrane peeling, and perfluoropropane gas injection for the treatment of a macular hole. Patients should be warned to report any skin breakdown or ulnar paresthesias resulting from positioning and to change position frequently to allow weight ...
Nir-Paz Ran - - 2003
Dermatophytes are common pathogens of skin but rarely cause invasive disease. We present a case of deep infection by Trichophyton rubrum in an immunocompromised patient. T. rubrum was identified by morphological characteristics and confirmed by PCR. Invasiveness was apparent by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. The patient was treated successfully with itraconazole.
Di Marzio Luisa - - 2003
A reduced amount of total ceramides could be responsible for functional abnormalities of the skin of atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. The ability of an experimental cream containing sonicated Streptococcus thermophilus to increase skin ceramide levels in healthy subjects has been previously reported. The aim of the present work was to ...
Irmak Hasan - - 2003
Anthrax is essentially a disease of grazing herbivorous animals. The most common form of the disease is cutaneous anthrax, which accounts for 95% of all cases. We report here 39 cutaneous anthrax cases in humans that were seen in Eastern Anatolia over a six-year period. The clinical presentation was malignant ...
Battle Eliot F EF - - 2003
Like all medical procedures laser therapy comes with inherent risks and complications. Because of the increased risk in epidermal side effects when performing laser therapy on patients with darker skin, a higher level of laser expertise and clinical experience in treating darker ethnic skin is recommended to ensure that patients ...
Valent Peter - - 2003
The term mastocytosis covers a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by the abnormal growth and accumulation of MCs in one or more organ systems. Clinical symptoms occur from the release of chemical mediators or pathologic infiltration of MCs. CM typically presents as UP and is a benign disease confined to ...
Dereure O - - 2003
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, soluble cytokines and receptors to cytokines, and inhibitors of tyrosine kinase, are currently used in an ever increasing number of patients with neoplastic and inflammatory disorders. Their cutaneous side effects are not always well known by physicians in charge of these new biotherapies. However, these side effects ...
McDougal W Scott - - 2003
PURPOSE: This article presents a simple classification of lymphedema of the external genitalia, which is useful for selecting the appropriate therapy, and evaluates our experience with the various therapeutic options used to treat this disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The literature was reviewed and the records of patients treated for the ...
Yanardağ Halil - - 2003
In our study, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical features of patients diagnosed as sarcoidosis at our center within the last 36 years and who had skin involvement. Cutaneous involvement was observed in 170 patients (32.9%, 136 females, 34 males). The most frequent skin lesion was erythema nodosum (EN) (106 subjects, ...
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