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Jithendriya Madhukara - - 2013
Skin changes associated with vitamin B12 deficiency are common. In most cases, patients present primarily with systemic involvement (eg, megaloblastic anemia and/or neurologic effects), and additional cutaneous changes related to the diagnosis are noted as incidental findings. The role of vitamin B12 deficiency in the etiology of Addisonian pigmentation has ...
Buss G - - 2013
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disorder of unknown origin commonly affecting the lung, the lymphoid system and the skin. We report here two cases of cutaneous sarcoidosis in two former intravenous drug users following interferon (IFN)-α and ribavirin therapy for chronic hepatitis C. Both patients developed skin sarcoidosis along venous ...
Narasimha Aparna - - 2013
Chondroid syringoma is a rare benign skin adnexal tumor of eccrine/apocrine origin affecting commonly the head and neck region. It is also called as mixed tumor of skin because of the presence of both the epithelial and mesenchymal components. There are very few case reports of chondroid syringoma diagnosed on ...
More Chandramani B - - 2013
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a group of rare, inherited disorders characterized by sparse hair, missing teeth and inability to sweat. To review and analyze cases of ED with an emphasis on clinical manifestations and parent's marriage history. The present retrospective study was conducted by assessing the clinical records of nineteen ...
Bali Vikram - - 2013
Systemic sclerosis (also called as Scleroderma or hidebound disease) is a chronic sclerotic disease of unknown etiology which causes diffuse, increased deposition of extra cellular matrix in connective tissue with vascular abnormalities, resulting in tissue hypoxia. The disease is characterized by diffuse fibrosis; degenerative changes; and vascular abnormalities in the ...
Arora Disha D University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, - - 2013
This review includes 84 references on the genus Calendula (Asteraceae) and comprises ethnopharmacology, morphology and microscopy, phytoconstituents, pharmacological reports, clinical studies and toxicology of the prominent species of Calendula. Triterpene alcohols, triterpene saponins, flavonoids, carotenoids and polysaccharides constitute major classes of phytoconstituents of the genus. A few species of this ...
Al Shukry S - - 2013
Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon disease that results in gross morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed and treated in its early stages. At onset, however, it is difficult to differentiate from other superficial skin conditions such as cellulitis. Family physicians must have a high level of suspicion and low threshold ...
Cetin G Yildirim - - 2013
ObjectiveSubepidermal bullous lesions and toxic epidermal necrolysis-like (TEN-like) lesions can occur in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this report, we describe a case of a patient previously diagnosed with SLE who experienced TEN-like skin lesions with unusual subacute progression in the context of the current literature.MethodsWe present a ...
Bleuel Irina - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To report a case of bilateral acute anterior uveitis in association with the application of an analgesic transdermal capsaicin patch. Methods: Case report and review of literature. Results: A 38-year-old woman suffered from bilateral acute anterior uveitis, manifesting 12-24 h after application of an analgesic capsaicin patch (Isola Capsicum ...
Amaranathan Anandhi - - 2013
A median raphe cyst is an uncommon entity. An extensive literature search has revealed only less than 200 reported cases. Among these, only less than 10 have been reported from the Indian subcontinent. Usually, it is located in the midline, anywhere between the urethral meatus and the anus. We are ...
Reggiani Camilla - - 2013
Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FeP) is an unusual form of basal cell carcinoma, which may clinically mimic a range of benign skin tumors that are not routinely excised. Preliminary observations on a total of 20 published cases of FeP suggest that dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy may aid the clinical diagnosis ...
Pickert Amanda J - - 2013
We report the case of a 2.5-year-old girl with linear morphea initially diagnosed as an acquired port-wine stain (PWS). She underwent three treatments to the right face using the pulsed dye laser (PDL) before sclerotic changes were observed and the correct diagnosis was confirmed with histopathology. Treatment using the PDL ...
Tokita Reiko - - 2013
The number of reports describing malignant tumors arising in flaps has been increasing recently. This report describes the case of a patient who had a second squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the center of the skin island of a forearm flap raised approximately 6 years previously. Histopathologic examination suggested human ...
Goold Lucy A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We present a series of patients with acute suppurative bacterial dacryoadenitis and review the clinical presentation, microbiology, treatment options and outcome. METHODS: A multicentre, retrospective, case series review of patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute bacterial suppurative dacryoadenitis (ASBD). Records were examined to obtain information regarding patient demographics, ...
Kravis Nathan - - 2013
Leo Stone's "On the Principal Obscene Word of the English Language" (1954) embodies a particular moment in the history of psychoanalysis, one that stands in contrast to our current zeitgeist. In a review that is both admiring and critical, Stone's paper is compared with a recent book by an OED ...
Srinivasaraghavan Rangan - - 2013
Intracranial hemorrhage has been rarely reported during the course of polyarteritis nodosa. We describe a 6-year-old boy who presented with fever, altered sensorium, skin rash, hypertension, and catastrophic intracranial hemorrhage. After surgical evacuation of the intracranial hematoma, he underwent a computerized tomography angiogram that showed narrowing of the right anterior ...
Blankenship D Winslow - - 2013
Verruciform xanthoma is a rare, benign lesion classically presenting on the oral mucosa or genital area. The etiology is not yet completely understood; however, verruciform xanthoma is often associated with (a) conditions of chronic inflammation or trauma, such as lichen sclerosis, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and pemphigus vulgaris, as well ...
Kathuria Sushruta - - 2013
Mucocutaneous histoplasmosis is frequently reported in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), but it is rare in immunocompetent hosts. Disseminated histoplasmosis involving skin and larynx in a 50-year-old immunocompetent male is described from a non-endemic area in India. The infection appeared to be imported from Thailand. The patient responded ...
Metcalf Ryan A - - 2013
Intravascular large T-cell or NK-cell lymphomas rarely present with cutaneous involvement. Intravascular cytotoxic T or NK lymphomas presenting in the skin (cIT/NKL) are often EBV, and reported cases follow a highly aggressive clinical course. Intravascular anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) by contrast is extraordinarily rare and, when it presents in ...
Chirilă Magdalena - - 2013
Glomangioma is a painful, blue-red tumor that appears as a solitary encapsulated nodular mass, almost always on the skin. The first case of nasal glomangioma was reported in 1965. Since then, only 31 other cases have been reported in the literature. We present a new case of glomangioma of the ...
Leung Lawrence L Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, - - 2013
Verruca vulgaris is a common skin condition in general practice, which often resolves without treatment. For lesions needing treatment, they often persist despite repeated treatment and become recalcitrant warts. Hyfrecation is a form of electrosurgery which has been used in treating common and recalcitrant warts. This article describes the history ...
Hendizadeh Leenoy - - 2013
We present a 10-month-old baby girl who developed a neck abscess from the penetration of neck skin by 2 goose feathers that leaked from a down comforter. We review the risks of down and feather bedding and discuss consumer recommendations for parents and pediatricians.
Kim Young Ha - - 2013
Tufted angiomas are benign vascular tumors that occur mainly in children younger than 5 years, involving the skin with subcutaneous plaques or in a nodular form. We experienced a rare tufted angioma in the nasal cavity. A 35-year-old woman visited our clinic because of frequent epistaxis. A mass was found ...
Piper Merisa - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Despite the potential aesthetic and psychological benefits of total skin-sparing mastectomy (TSSM) with preservation of the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) skin, there is still reluctance to use the technique due to concern for increased recurrence rates or higher postoperative complication rates. The rapidly expanding literature describing outcomes after TSSM enables ...
Konstantinova Anastasia M - - 2013
: Multilocular mesothelial proliferation (MMP) is a rare lesion that mainly arises from the peritoneal mesothelium. Most often, it occurs in women of reproductive age, with a history of abdominal surgery, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease. We describe an unusual case of a 73-year-old woman affected by a large MMP, ...
Uribe Laura - - 2013
Antisynthetase antibody syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that may present with variable systemic manifestations, mainly polymyositis, interstitial lung disease, skin lesions, and Raynaud's phenomenon. This diagnosis should always come to mind in patients that present with signs of myositis, dermatomyositis, or polymyositis associated with interstitial lung disease. On the ...
Pretel Maider - - 2013
Partial unilateral lentiginosis (PUL) is a rare pigmentary disorder characterized by multiple lentigines grouped within an area of normal skin, often in a segmental pattern and appearing at birth or in childhood. There is no established standard treatment for this condition. We present two cases of PUL succesfully treated with ...
Swanson Jordan W - - 2013
Treatment of Dupuytren disease with collagenase clostridium histolyticum is increasingly used among hand surgeons. Although it is generally safe and efficacious, complications related to enzymatic fasciotomy occur. Postapproval surveillance and communication among hand surgeons continues to refine the indications, contraindications, and complications recognized in the treatment of Dupuytren disease with ...
Amita Krishnappa - - 2013
Benign triton tumors (BTT) are very rare lesions composed of mature skeletal muscle and neural tissue. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with asymptomatic swelling of the chin over an 18-month duration which increased gradually to involve the left side of the lower lip. Clinically, a ...
Musumeci M L - - 2013
Pyogenic granuloma (PG), also referred to as lobular capillary hemangioma, is a common, benign vascular proliferation of skin and/or mucous membranes, occurring most frequently in children and young people. First line therapy of PG consists of surgical excision. Alternative treatments such as curettage, cauterization, laser therapy and cryotherapy may require ...
Tanriverdi Ozgur - - 2013
Skin metastasis of primary gallbladder tumors is extremely rare with a reported incidence of 0.7~9% and it usually involves the thorax, abdomen, the extremities, neck, head region, and scalp. Cutaneous metastasis may occur synchronously or metatochronously. In the present case, the patient had chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which was being treated ...
Hussain Sadaf Hashim - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The skin possesses unique biochemical properties that allow it to protect and conform to the body that it covers. Elements constituting the dermis-collagen and elastin-primarily afford these properties. OBJECTIVES: To define these properties and explore their relevance with regard to aging skin and dermatologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In ...
Zaraa Ines - - 2013
Lichen planus pemphigoides (LPP) is a rare autoimmune blistering disease. It appears to be combination of lichen planus and bullous pemphigoid. We describe four new cases of LPP and discuss the epidemiological, clinical, pathological, and therapeutic features of this singular association through a review of the 74 published cases within ...
Gnigler Maria - - 2013
Early sudden unexpected death in infancy (ESUDI) is a rare cause of death in newborns during the first hours of life. We describe three cases and give an overview of the literature as a contribution to identifying risk factors and establishing prevention strategies for ESUDI CONCLUSION: Close observation during the ...
Touma Zahi - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To report 2 cases of skin nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) occurring in lupus patients and to systematically review the medical literature addressing skin NTM in lupus. METHODS: We reported 2 cases of skin NTM in lupus patients followed at the Toronto Lupus Clinic. We conducted a systematic review of the ...
Yilmaz Muhammet Bahadır - - 2013
Various complications following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting have been reported but transoral protrusion of peritoneal catheter is a very rare situation. This case is the first adult with a transoral VP shunt protrusion in available literature. A 47-year-old female with pseudotumor cerebri admitted after the peritoneal catheter protruded from her mouth ...
Xu Dong - - 2013
Syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SCAP) is an uncommon benign adnexal tumor of the skin. It is frequently seen in association with other benign adnexal lesions, such as nevus sebaceous, apocrine nevus, tubular apocrine adenoma, apocrine hidrocystoma, apocrine cystadenoma, and clear cell syringoma. The unusual reported locations of SCAP include the head and ...
Sharma K S - - 2013
Objectives: Otophyma is a rare condition that can present as the end stage of any chronic inflammatory disease affecting the ear such as rosacea, eczema, or otitis externa. It can result in conductive hearing loss, low self-esteem, and social embarrassment. This report highlights a case of otophyma treated successfully using ...
Panettiere P - - 2013
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare hereditary disorder of elastin fibers, characterized by yellowish coalescent papules in flexural surfaces with abnormally lax and corrugated skin. It can be associated to systemic manifestations mostly regarding eyes and vessels. Aesthetic surgery of cutaneous hyperlaxity was described in the international literature only in ...
Hunasgi Santosh - - 2013
Keloids extend beyond the borders of the original wound invading normal skin. Usually appear as firm nodules, often pruritic and painful, and generally do not regress spontaneously. Most often occur on the chest, shoulders, upper back, back of the neck, and earlobes. The aim of the paper is to discuss ...
da Costa Baptista Ingrid Pillar - - 2013
Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a disease that mainly affects the pediatric population involving chronic and repetitive inflammatory skin manifestations. Its evolution is known as atopic march, which is characterized by the occurrence of respiratory and food allergies. Aim: To carry out a classical review of the state-of-theart scientific literature ...
Falk Nadja - - 2013
We present an adult autopsy case of primary hyperoxaluria type 1. Diagnosis was established with skin biopsy and subsequent genetic analysis one month prior to death. At autopsy, calcium oxalate crystals refringent to polarized light were found systemically. Interestingly, however, calcium oxalate crystals were not identified in the bone. Additionally, ...
Wertz P W - - 2013
The purpose of this review is to summarize some of the biochemical or chemical findings that have contributed most significantly to our current understanding of the permeability barrier of the skin. This literature survey covers the period from the 1970s up to the present. This seems appropriate since earlier progress ...
Kesan Krushnakumar - - 2013
Epigastric heteropagus is an extremely rare congenital anomaly, in which there is asymmetrical conjoined twinning, with the parasitic twin attached to the epigastrium. A 2-day-old male, with epigastric heteropagus and omphalocele, was operated in our institution. After excision of the parasitic twin, omphalocele was covered with a gluteal skin flap ...
Bhatia Vijay Y - - 2013
Domestic burns in neonate are rare in literature. Neonates are high risk for burns because of their thin and fragile skin, fluid overload or dehydration as the fluid balance range is small and immature immune system leading to septicaemia. Neonates are not small adults, owing to their different physiological response ...
Hoyt Brian S - - 2013
Molluscum contagiosum is a common cutaneous infection caused by a double-stranded DNA poxvirus. Skin lesions classically present as small, flesh-colored papules with central umbilication. Lesions are frequently seen on the face, trunk, and extremities of children, or on the genitals of young adults as a sexually transmitted infection. Molluscum contagiosum ...
Ma X G - - 2013
Endometrial cancer is the most frequent malignancy of the female reproductive system, while cutaneous metastasis is extremely rare in endometrial cancer. The authors herein report a case ofendometrial adenocarcinoma (FIGO Stage IIIC2, Grade 2) with metastasis to the skin of right lower leg and vaginal orifice. The patient was treated ...
Yilmaz Murat - - 2013
Tinea corporis has rarely been reported in some locations such as on the breast skin as unilaterally. Herein, we present a case of bilateral tinea mammae, which has not been reported before in English language literature to our knowledge.
Hundenborn Jörg - - 2013
Marine microorganisms are uncommon etiologies of skin and skin structure infections, that is, wound infections. We report a case of severe wound infection, caused by the marine Photobacterium damselae (Vibrionaceae), in a 64-year-old male patient, returning from Australia. The isolate tested positive for pPHDD1, a plasmid conferring high-level virulence. Furthermore, ...
Beaulieu Robert A RA Department of Surgery, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, - - 2013
Canthaxanthin is a naturally occurring chemical, which is most commonly utilized as a colorant for food and dyes or a skin bronzing agent. Its most prevalent impact on human health is canthaxanthin retinopathy, which appears as birefringent, yellow to red crystals surrounding the macula. This occurs with increasing, dose-dependent exposure. ...
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