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Koulentaki Meri - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a disease of probable autoimmune etiology that affects the small intrahepatic bile ducts of mainly middle-aged women is commonly associated with pruritus, xanthomatous lesions, and melanosis. We conducted a prospective study to systematically describe the skin disorders of a group of PBC patients. METHODS: A ...
Kimata Hajime - - 2006
The prevalence of suicidal ideation in patients with mild, moderate, and severe atopic dermatitis between the age of 15 to 49 years were 0.21%, 6%, and 19.6%, respectively. In addition, the prevalence of homicide-suicidal ideation in mothers or fathers of patients (aged 0-14 years) with mild, moderate, and severe atopic ...
Ramirez de Knott Haydee M - - 2006
Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients with predominantly head and neck involvement react to patch tests of the yeast Malassezia sympodialis (Ms). Protein patch testing methods and interpretation are controversial, but subgroups of AD patients may have unique triggers for disease activity. The aim of the study was to identify clinical characteristics ...
Davis M D P - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Confluent and reticulate papillomatosis (CRP) (Gougerot-Carteaud syndrome) is a disorder that has been characterized in only small cohorts of patients. OBJECTIVES: Better to characterize the clinical and pathological findings of the disorder. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical presentation, response to treatment and histological findings of patients presenting to ...
Plaum Pål-Erik - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Myelomeningocele (MMC) is a part of a complex neural tube defect and a disorder of the cerebrospinal fluid system. Pressure sores are a frequent complication for patients with MMC. Little is known about the risk factors for pressure sores in adults with MMC. The aim of this study was ...
Ta┼čkapan O - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Dermographism or 'simple' dermographism, which has been noted in about 1.5% to 5% of healthy individuals, is regarded as a normal physiological phenomenon. However, in symptomatic dermographism (SD), even light pressure or rubbing from clothes may provoke widespread weal-and-flare reactions with itching and burning. It is one of the ...
Horiuchi Y - - 2006
Immunoregulatory conditions in atopic dermatitis (AD) involve both Th1 and Th2, although primarily Th2. The suppressor of cytokine signalling 3 (SOCS3) may mediate Th2 regulatory response through negative regulation of Th1 pathways. We examined SOCS3 expression in skin lesions of patients with severe AD and compared it with that in ...
Llames Sara - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: An artificial complete skin (dermis and epidermis) model has been developed in the Tissue engineering unit of the Centro Comunitario de Sangre y Tejidos del Principado de Asturias (CCST) and CIEMAT. This engineered skin has been employed for the treatment of severe epithelial injuries. In this paper, the clinical ...
Lemini-López Alicia - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis affects 2.7% of the world's population. Keratinocyte proliferation outside the basal layer suggests alterations in cell-cell interactions in affected epidermis. Anomalous expression of proteins forming intercellular junctions has been reported in lesional skin of psoriatic patients. In contrast, little is known about possible alterations in psoriatic non-lesional skin. ...
Al-Mutairi Nawaf - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of cutaneous disorders in patients with diabetes mellitus. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: All diabetic patients attending the Department of Dermatology, Al-Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait, and diabetic in-patients with skin disorders were examined over a period of 18 months from March 2004 to August 2005. A total of ...
Gokhan Gokce - - 2006
We report the case of a 93-year-old paraplegic male patient who presented with complete tear of penile urethra and ventral penile skin due to indwelling urethral catheter. Therefore, debilitating patients with chronic indwelling urethral catheters should be in surveillance and caregivers of these patients should be alerted for such potential ...
Reich Adam - - 2006
Cushing's syndrome is accompanied by many different skin symptoms. A case of a 43-year-old female patient with unrecognized adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent Cushing syndrome is reported. Besides numerous skin lesions, the patient presented with a rapidly progressive leg ulcer due to venous thrombosis. The initial skin symptoms appeared on her lower ...
Pezeshki Abdulmohammad - - 2006
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most prevalent cancer in Iran. A common polymorphism at codon 72 of exon 4 of p53 tumor suppressor gene has been reported to be associated with increased inheritable susceptibility to several cancers. In the present study the frequency of p53 codon 72 polymorphism in ...
Holland Kristen E - - 2006
Linear scleroderma represents a unique form of localized scleroderma that primarily affects the pediatric population, with 67% of patients diagnosed before 18 years of age. When linear scleroderma occurs on the head, it is referred to as linear scleroderma en coup de sabre, given the resemblance of the skin lesions ...
Myers Paul - - 2005
BACKGROUND: One hundred seven patients presenting to a cosmetic skin clinic were treated with intense pulsed light (IPL) over a 12-month period. The main categories of patients offered treatment were those with vascular problems such as rosacea, facial telangiectasia, and spider nevi; pigmentation disorders such as solar damage, lentigines, and ...
Forte W C Neves - - 2005
Three patients with atopic dermatitis, one boy and two girls, aged between 6 and 17 years, presented eczematous skin, pruritus, scarifications, lichenification and a family history of atopy. During exacerbations, the patients sought emergency care and were prescribed oral corticosteroids for a period of approximately 15 days. Initially, the patients ...
Sherer Daniel W - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a systemic connective tissue disorder involving elastic fiber calcification and fragmentation with major clinical manifestations occurring in the cutaneous, ocular, and cardiovascular systems. Normalization of the serum calcium-phosphate product through hemodialysis in a previous patient with perforating periumbilical PXE and elevated serum phosphate resulted in ...
Rea Thomas H - - 2005
The clinical and histologic experience with 30 patients who had Lucio's phenomenon, and pure and primitive diffuse lepromatosis (Latapi's lepromatosis) has been reviewed. The unanticipated clinical findings were a male to female ratio of nearly 1:1, a 21 month median time of onset of erythema nodosum leprosum (Type 2 reaction) ...
Bemanian Mohammad Hassan - - 2005
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common allergic diseases that almost always respond to conventional therapies with topical emollient, topical corticosteroids, systemic antihistamines and allergic abstinence. However few cases of atopic dermatitis with severe course do not respond to conventional therapies and high dose of intravenous immunoglobulin or cyclosporine ...
Rym Benmously Mlika - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Erythroderma is a generalized erythema of the skin accompanied by a variable degree of scaling. However, most of the published series originate from Western countries. There is only one report from Africa, conducted in Dakar in 1979. The aim of our study was to provide information about this condition ...
Zulian Francesco - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile localized scleroderma is usually considered a disease that is confined to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. We studied the prevalence and clinical features of extracutaneous manifestations in a large cohort of children with juvenile localized scleroderma. METHODS: Data from a multinational study on juvenile scleroderma was used for ...
Marina de Oliveira Ribas
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the oral and dermatologic findings in a group of patients with Fanconi´s anemia. Patients and Method: 30 pacients with Fanconi´s anemia under treatment at the Clinics Hospital of the Federal University of Paraná and at the Associação Paranaense de Apoio à ...
Sharma Vinod K - - 2005
Our aim was to study the evolution of clinical pattern of parthenium dermatitis. Patients with clinical picture consistent with parthenium dermatitis for 3 years or more along with positive patch test to parthenium were studied. Patients were questioned regarding the site(s) of dermatitis at the onset and change in localization ...
Dasan Sunil - - 2005
A short cut review was carried out to establish whether primary split skin grafting is better than simple wound edge approximation at reducing time to healing in patients with pretibial flap lacerations. A total of 72 papers were found using the reported search, of which one presented the best evidence ...
Parente Alexandre C B V - - 2005
Drug-free symptomatic panic patients, drug-treated nonsymptomatic patients and healthy controls were submitted to simulated public speaking. Subjective anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort measured by the visual analog mood scale as well as skin conductance level were higher in symptomatic patients than in controls at the beginning of the experimental session, ...
Lee Julia Yu-Yun - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Persistent plaques and linear pigmentation have been reported as specific skin lesions in some patients with adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD). OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize the histologic findings of AOSD-associated persistent rash in 11 cases and correlate the histologic findings with the clinical features. METHODS: From 1988 to 2004, ...
Fauroux Brigitte - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The study quantified the side effects of nasal masks use for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in children. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional retrospective study in a tertiary pediatric university hospital. PATIENTS: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (n=16), neuromuscular disorders (n=14), and cystic fibrosis (n=10). INTERVENTIONS: Clinical evaluation of facial ...
Wormser Gary P - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream invasion in Lyme disease has been difficult to study because until recently blood culture methods were too insensitive to detect spirochetemia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and laboratory features of spirochetemic patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center in Valhalla, New York, 1997 to 2002. PATIENTS: ...
Yee Suzanne - - 2005
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular laser procedures performed. Dark-skinned patients are the most challenging hair-removal patients because of the melanin found in both the hair and the skin. This article discusses options for hair removal that are safe and effective in dark-skinned patients.
Bauzá A - - 2005
Cutaneous cryptococcosis is usually a manifestation of disseminated disease, especially in immunosuppressed patients. Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis has also been described in some patients without evidence of systemic disease. Distinguishing between primary and secondary cutaneous cryptococcosis may be difficult as patients can be asymptomatic or cutaneous lesions may precede systemic involvement ...
Govindarajan Gurushankar - - 2005
This case report describes a case of Sweet syndrome (SS) related to use of furosemide in a 46-year-old female who was admitted for treatment of congestive heart failure. Three days after administration of furosemide, the patient had a fever and a skin eruption appeared on her wrists, forearms, and legs. ...
Kasperska-Zajac Alicja - - 2005
Accumulating evidence has indicated that different immune and inflammatory processes may be accompanied by up-regulation of the uPA/uPAR system. Moreover, it has been suggested that the fibrinolytic system participates actively in immune-mediated skin disorders, including atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (AEDS). To study a possible role of such uPA/uPAR system in AEDS, ...
Hashikabe Michio - - 2005
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease of unknown etiology, in which development of fibrosis, vascular insufficiency and inflammatory processes are prominent in the skin as well as in other organs. We studied the effect of photochemotherapy with quantitative echography in SSc. Dermal echo intensity and dermal thickness was ...
Lindelöf Bernt - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To establish the anatomical site distribution of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in organ transplant recipients (OTRs) with regard to age and sex. DESIGN: Retrospective population-based cohort study of OTRs. SETTING: Patients who underwent organ transplantation in Sweden from January 1, 1970, to December 31, 1997, registered in the ...
Verma, Kaushal K.
Background: The titer of contact hypersensitivity (TCH) has been used to determine the degree of contact hypersensitivity in patients with contact dermatitis. The values have been found to vary in different individuals and also in the same individual at different times apparently due to the varying severity of the disease. ...
Rao PNarasimha, Sujai Suneetha, ...
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: WHO guidelines classify leprosy patients for therapeutic purposes into paucibacillary (PB) and multibacillary (MB) leprosy based on the number of skin lesions. An alternative system of classification has been in practice in Nepal from 1985 onwards, based on the number of body areas involved in patients of ...
Khobragade Kunal J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The skin of patients with atopic dermatitis is colonized with Staphylococcus aureus. Reduction of bacterial colonization has been reported to be effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. AIM: To assess the efficacy and safety of a combination of fluticasone propionate 0.005% and mupirocin 2.0% ointment twice daily for ...
Suneetha Sujai - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Primary neuritic leprosy (PNL) is a rare form of leprosy where the characteristic skin lesions are absent. Investigations of apparently normal skin from the areas of sensory change have revealed microscopic evidence of nerve involvement. Clinical studies have found that a proportion of patients develop visible skin lesions during ...
Ku Lap-shing - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Mycosis fungoides is rare in Hong Kong and oriental data on the disease are lacking. METHODS: This is a multiclinic, 13-year, retrospective study to determine the clinicopathologic characteristics, treatment, and disease outcomes of 40 patients with mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome seen in the Social Hygiene Service, Hong Kong. RESULTS: There ...
Alpsoy Erkan - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Hormonal factors have long been proposed to play a role in Behçet's disease (BD). Male sex, systemic onset, HLA-B51 positivity and a younger age of onset in BD are associated with severer disease, and the disease generally runs a milder course in women. Vascular involvement is more common, and ...
Rao P Narasimha - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: WHO guidelines classify leprosy patients for therapeutic purposes into paucibacillary (PB) and multibacillary (MB) leprosy based on the number of skin lesions. An alternative system of classification has been in practice in Nepal from 1985 onwards, based on the number of body areas involved in patients of ...
Nielsen Kristine - - 2005
We analysed clinical symptoms, gender, age and social relations among 57 patients for whom a final diagnosis of dermatitis artefacta was established. The study is retrospective and the patients were seen in our department from 1982 to 2002. We observed that the diagnosis was 2.8 times more common in females ...
Seiffert Kristina - - 2005
BACKGROUND: An association of mental stress with atopic dermatitis is widely accepted. However, no long-term evaluation of psychophysiological reactivity over the course of disease has yet been performed. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether atopic dermatitis patients have an increased psychophysiological reactivity compared to healthy controls and in between acute and disease-free ...
Mahajan V K - - 2005
During the period 1990-2002 in Himachal Pradesh, India, 103 new patients with cutaneous sporotrichosis were detected. Lymphocutaneous and fixed cutaneous varieties were the most common and seen in 49% and 43% respectively. Chronic non-specific inflammation without granuloma formation was seen in 46% skin biopsy specimens, 29% showed acute or chronic ...
Lu Ching-I - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare entity of unknown origin and is not well documented, especially in Asian populations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestation, diagnostic histopathology, clinical course, and response to treatment of cutaneous RDD in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This ...
Stoyneva Z - - 2004
The aim of the study was to assess whether Laser Doppler-recorded venoarteriolar reflex (VAR) response to hand lowering can contribute to differentiate primary from secondary Raynaud's phenomena. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Skin fingerpulp perfusion (PU) of each hand of 60 persons was investigated: 15 healthy controls; 15 primary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) ...
Schmults Chrys D - - 2004
BACKGROUND: A variety of nonablative lasers have been used to improve skin color and toning. Evidence of new collagen has been seen. Using blinded observer analysis of electron microscopic changes, we have documented the effect of a nonablative Nd:YAG laser on collagen production and its relationship to patient age. OBSERVATIONS: ...
Hatemi G - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The pustular skin lesions of Behcet's syndrome (BS) are clinically and histopathologically similar to ordinary acne, but BS patients get lesions at sites not commonly involved in acne, such as the legs and arms. The microbiology of these lesions has not been studied adequately. OBJECTIVE: To make a detailed ...
Ting Patricia T - - 2004
A 35-year-old Asian woman was referred to the dermatology clinic with a 2-week history of enlarging, fluid-filled, pruritic lesions on the right foot. The affected area had a recent history of minor trauma for which the patient applied an over-the-counter propolis ointment. At presentation, the patient was also noted to ...
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 ...
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