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Sharma Vinod K - - 2007
Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of TROLAB photopatch test series (supplemented with the plant extracts). 70 patients with dermatitis on photoexposed areas or dermatitis with photosensitivity were studied. Only 2 patients had photocontact allergy - 1 each to fragrance mix 8% and p-aminobenzoic acid 10%. Photocontact allergy to ...
Seçil Yaprak - - 2007
Multiple Sclerosis is known to cause autonomic and sexual dysfunction. However, genitourinary and sexual problems in female multiple sclerosis patients are difficult to analyse. Therefore, it is an understudied field. As an attempt to fill this gap, we evaluated genital region autonomic dysfunction of female multiple sclerosis patients by using ...
Buys Lucinda M - - 2007
Atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition that usually affects children. It is a chronic disease, with periods of remission and flare-ups, that adversely affects the quality of life of patients and their families. Aggressive therapy with emollients is an important intervention for patients with atopic dermatitis. Patients should ...
Krishna Sumanth M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Treatment of scleroderma is difficult and currently no treatment can induce complete remission of the disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate weekly oral methotrexate in the treatment of Indian patients with systemic sclerosis. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with systemic sclerosis presenting to the department of dermatology (outpatients) who satisfied the inclusion criteria ...
Dobrev Hristo - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIM: Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is usually the first symptom in patients with systemic sclerosis (SS) and may precede skin changes by several months or years. Non-invasive measurements of skin elasticity are very sensitive and appropriate for objective and quantitative evaluation of sclerodermatous skin. The aim of this study was to ...
Czirják László - - 2007
To evaluate the ability to teach scleroderma experts and young rheumatologists to perform the modified Rodnan skin score test. Three international "teaching courses for teachers" were conducted with 6-9 experts who performed 3-9 skin score tests each. In addition, an international course for 90 young rheumatologists, in which 18 patients ...
Javidi Zari
Pemphigus is an autoimmune blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes with different reported epidemiological aspects from different countries. <b> Aim:</b> Our aim was to evaluate the epidemiological aspects of pemphigus in Mashhad city. This is the first report with regard to the characteristics of pemphigus in Khorasan province ...
Moravvej Hamideh
<b>Background</b> : Lichen planus (LP) is a common idiopathic, inflammatory disorder that affects the skin, mucous membranes, nails and hair. Clinical observations and anecdotal reports have suggested a relationship between the exposure to a number of exogenous agents and the development of LP. One of the most important suggested bacterial ...
Smeh-Skrbin Ankica - - 2007
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease the incidence of which has been constantly growing in all age groups. Research into the use of naphthalene in the treatment of patients with psoriasis proved its anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effects as well as a satisfactory remission for months in more ...
Tibirica Eduardo - - 2007
Microvascular function in patients with type 1 diabetes without chronic complications was assessed using skin capillary recruitment during post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH). Structural (maximal) capillary density was evaluated during venous occlusion. The study included 48 consecutive outpatients aged 26.3 +/- 10.8 years with type 1 diabetes (duration of 9.5 years) ...
Sukan Meltem - - 2007
Skin has an erogenic function, and skin lesions can have negative impact on sexual life and relationships with others. We compared fifty vitiligo patients and fifty chronic urticaria patients with fifty healthy controls to assess sexual functions; we used Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX; Mcgahuey, Gelenberg, Laukes, Moreno; & Delgado, ...
Liao C H - - 2007
SETTING: A medical centre in Taipei, Taiwan. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the trend and characteristics of patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) related skin and soft tissue infection. DESIGN: A total of 63 patients with culture-proven diseases were identified from January 1997 to December 2004. The medical records of all patients were ...
Sommer Franz - - 2007
Chronic pruritus is a symptom of many diseases, with studies pending investigating its prevalence or incidence. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of the underlying diseases in a large number of patients. A total of 263 patients (110 men, 153 women; age range 8-95 years; mean ...
Stajminger Gordana - - 2007
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease with a distinctive clinical appearance and distribution. Around 85% of patients have positive immediate skin reaction or specific IgE to different airborne allergens that are in association with respiratory allergy. The aim of this retrospective, open and uncontrolled study was ...
Arisawa Tomiyasu - - 2007
Although atopic dermatitis is known to be closely associated with food antigens, the actual changes in the gastrointestinal tract have not been clarified. The aim of this study was to investigate the macroscopic and histological features of the large intestine in patients with atopic dermatitis. We studied 15 outpatients who ...
Graves Jeff - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Many screening programs have been implemented for the general population; however, dermatology appointment wait times continue to be long. Changes in scheduling would allow patients with suspicious skin lesions access to more immediate care. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to introduce a method for decreasing dermatology appointment wait times to ...
Lokitz Michele L - - 2006
Phototesting studies in cutaneous lupus erythematosus have yielded variable results, with most trials reporting photo-induction of lesions by both UVA and UVB in substantial numbers of patients. To determine the minimal erythema dose in patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) and controls. We phototested nine patients with SCLE and ...
Stur Karoline - - 2007
The clinical spectrum of cutaneous eruptions comprises benign variants like maculopapular rashes (MPRs) and potentially life-threatening events such as toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Apoptosis of keratinocytes is a common histopathological feature of all these drug eruptions. As in skin lesions of TEN and Stevens-Johnson syndrome patients, apoptosis of keratinocytes is ...
Itamura R - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Many individuals who appear to suffer from incurable chronic skin disease use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Homeopathy has recently increased in popularity among patients with skin disease. The effects of homeopathic treatment have yet to be fully investigated in patients for whom conventional dermatological treatment is not sufficiently ...
Hayden Ashley - - 2007
To evaluate the efficacy of methotrexate (MTX) treatment for the periorbital findings in adult-onset xanthogranuloma (AOX). The medical records of three patients with AOX, with and without asthma, who were treated with MTX at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA were examined. Diagnosis of AOX was made by ...
Jagou M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Few epidemiological studies assessing the prevalence of chronic dermatosis are available in France and most of these studies have used biased samples drawn from specific subpopulations. As several recent studies have mentioned that self-reported diagnosis either underestimates or overestimates disease prevalence, the validity of such data is questionable. OBJECTIVES: ...
Tan Eugene Sern Ting - - 2006
A total of 131 new cases of mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome were diagnosed clinically and histopathologically at our centre over a 5-year period. There were 87 males and 44 females with a mean age of 36.3 years (range 3-87 years) and no racial predilection. Of the 62 patients (47.3%) ...
Jakasa Ivone - - 2007
Involved regions of the skin in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients have an altered barrier function. Whether uninvolved skin also has a diminished barrier is controversial. To assess the barrier function of uninvolved skin in AD patients, the percutaneous penetration of polyethylene glycols (PEGs) of various molecular sizes was determined in ...
Blank N - - 2006
The aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence for disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc). In the previously published trials, DMARD therapy was usually initiated for severe skin thickening, organ involvement and alveolitis. These studies suggest beneficial effects of methotrexate, azathioprine, ciclosporine A and ...
Tuchinda Chanisada - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of UVA1 (340-400 nm) phototherapy were established by studies from European countries. PURPOSE: Evaluate experience with UVA1 phototherapy for patients with cutaneous diseases in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 92 cases of UVA1-treated cutaneous conditions from four medical centers in the United ...
Kulthanan Kanokvalai - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Previous reports of direct immunofluorescence (DIF) studies of the skin biopsies in scleroderma were either negative or positive at various percentages and patterns. The present study was designed to evaluate the positive yield and pattern of DIF in Thai patients with scleroderma and its possible clinical correlation. MATERIAL AND ...
Bordigoni Pierre - - 2006
In a phase II study, daclizumab was given as single second-line agent to 62 patients with steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). Complete resolution of aGVHD was achieved in 68.8% of patients. This response rate was significantly associated with a lower number of involved organs and smaller extent of skin involvement. ...
Rao Raghavendra - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests that lichen planus is an immunological disease. Cytotoxic CD8+ cells in the lesional epidermis recognize a unique antigen called lichen planus specific antigen. This antigen could be demonstrated by indirect immunofluorescence using the patient's serum and autologous lesional skin. AIM: To study indirect immunofluorescence pattern in ...
Mutaf Mehmet - - 2006
The unfavorable temporoauriculomastoid region is a serious clinical problem that makes total ear reconstruction a real challenge. In patients who have it, all local flap solutions to provide skin coverage to the cartilage frame are precluded because of loss and/or severe scarring of the regional skin in association with loss ...
Salim, T.
BACKGROUND: Lichen amyloidosus (LA) is a primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis characterized clinically by discrete hyperkeratotic hyperpigmented papules and histologically by deposition of amyloid material in previously normal skin without any evidence of visceral involvement. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to study the etiology, clinical features, histopathology ...
Wu Ka Lung - - 2006
The clinical course and histologic findings of cutaneous adverse reactions associated with bortezomib treatment are presented in this study. Bortezomib (Velcade) is a proteasome inhibitor, which is used as a novel anticancer drug in the treatment of multiple myeloma. We have conducted an observational analysis of 47 patients with myeloma ...
Chassagne Philippe - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To assess early clinical signs and their prognostic value in elderly patients with hypernatremia. DESIGN: Prospective, case control study of 150 patients with hypernatremia matched to 300 controls. SETTING: Multicenter study including seven short- and long-term geriatric care facilities. MEASUREMENTS: Clinical assessment of hydration status at bedside, such as ...
Lai Chun-Fu - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the alterations in skin pigmentation in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the modern dialysis era. Aims of this study are to quantitatively investigate the skin color of patients with ESRD undergoing different dialysis modalities and determine factors associated with skin color changes. METHODS: ...
Barnett A J - - 2006
Scleroderma had been virtually unrecognized in this country before this study. Our interest in this condition was raised by the discovery that certain patients being investigated for ischaemic disease of the hand had scleroderma. Although uncommon, it is not excessively rare and we have been able to study an increasingly ...
Granel Brigitte - - 2006
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology. It is characterized by excessive cutaneous and visceral fibrosis, damage to small blood vessels, and production of autoantibodies. Interleukin-13 (IL-13) has been shown to be involved in abnormal fibrosis in other diseases. Therefore, we have evaluated its possible involvement in ...
Jakasa I - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Involved regions of the skin in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) have been shown to have higher transepidermal water loss (TEWL), indicating a compromised skin barrier. Whether uninvolved skin also has diminished barrier characteristics is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To study the penetration of sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) into uninvolved skin ...
Esserman Lisa E - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are imaging changes specific to partial breast radiation therapy with interstitial catheters or a single balloon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 43 of 83 patients treated with partial breast irradiation at our institution from June 1996 to October ...
Shastry Veeranna - - 2006
Nevoid hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is an unusual condition. Two female patients aged 31 and 18 years presented with chronic unilateral warty lesions of the nipple. One patient had difficulty in breastfeeding from the affected side. A skin biopsy showed acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, papillomatosis and lymphocytic infiltrate in the ...
Gobron Claire - - 2007
CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy) is caused by mutations in the Notch3 receptor expressed at the surface of vascular smooth muscle cells. The functional consequences of the disease at the peripheral microcirculation level are incompletely elucidated. In this study, we aimed to assess, in vivo, ...
Cohen Arnon D - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Dermatitis artifacta is not an uncommon disease in military settings. Soldiers may intentionally produce skin lesions to achieve sick leave from military duties. The aim of this work was to describe a series of soldiers with dermatitis artifacta. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted among soldiers of the Israel ...
Palmer Roy A - - 2006
Understanding how photoadaptation differs between individuals is important when considering susceptibility to the beneficial and harmful effects of sunlight exposure and when determining optimal phototherapy regimens. Most narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) regimens start with 70% of the minimal erythema dose (MED) with 20% increments at each treatment thereafter. We retrospectively studied ...
DeHoratius Danielle M - - 2006
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), also known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, is a scleroderma-like disease of the skin observed in patients with renal insufficiency. Since its recognition in 1997, relatively little has been published in the nephrology literature, despite indications that the disorder is becoming increasingly recognized in the United States ...
Haruna Kunitaka - - 2006
The patient, 56-year-old man who was working as a clerk and a farmer, presented with nodules that had appeared on the dorsa of both his hands 3 months earlier. At the first examination, there were multiple dark-red nodules scattered on the fingers, dorsa and wrists of both hands. The nodules ...
Marshall Jodie A - - 2006
PURPOSE: We conducted a noncomparative, retrospective chart review of 45 patients and 51 eyelids with the diagnosis of involutional entropion or ectropion that underwent full-thickness lower eyelid shortening between June 2001 and February 2004, in whom the severity of actinic damage was analyzed in relation to the eyelid position. Patients ...
Rao P Narasimha - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Patients with 1 to 5 skin lesions are arbitrarily categorized as belonging to the paucibacillary (PB) group for treatment purposes. With the decreasing prevalence of leprosy in India and modifications in leprosy program, the relevance of this grouping needs further study. AIMS: To study a group of leprosy patients ...
Rozboril, Michael B.
Capillary microscopy was performed on 19 patients with eosinophilic fasciitis. These patients were compared with 13 individuals with progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Capillary patterns were normal in 16 of 19 (84%) eosinophilic fasciitis patients; 3 exhibited either borderline or nonspecific changes, and none showed a definite scleroderma pattern. In contrast, ...
Tothova S Miertusova - - 2006
Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most frequently found cutaneous T-cell lymphoma with an unknown aetiology. Several aetiopathogenetic mechanisms have been postulated, including persistent viral or bacterial infections. We looked for evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), the aetiologic agent of Lyme disease (LD), in a case study of MF patients from ...
Hagströmer L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of the skin barrier impairment in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are still unknown and need further studying. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the skin of healthy subjects and of patients having atopic dermatitis with an instrument measuring electrical impedance and other noninvasive methods (transepidermal water loss, capacitance) and ...
Kuhn Annegret - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether apoptosis contributes to the pathogenesis of skin lesions in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) after ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. METHODS: In situ nick translation and TUNEL were performed to detect apoptosis in 85 skin biopsy specimens from patients with various subtypes of CLE. Specimens from normal ...
El-Darouti Mohammad A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Several clinical and laboratory observations point to the possible microscopical affection of normal-looking skin in leprosy. OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to verify the microscopical affection of apparently normal-looking skin in different types of leprosy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 50 patients with different clinical types of ...
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