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Macía-Villa Cristina C CC Rheumatology Department, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain, - - 2014
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH) is a rare systemic and devastating disease with main involvement of skin and joints, frequently related with malignancies. Macrophages and TNFα are the main targets of multiple treatment options with variable results. Although MRH has the tendency of self-resolve in an average of 8 years, treatment must be ...
Nambudiri Vinod E VE Department of Dermatology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Milia are benign, superficial keratinaceous cysts that present as fine, small white papules. Milia en plaque is a rare, challenging-to-treat variant most often seen in the posterior auricular region. A total of 9 cases of milia en plaque have been reported in the pediatric literature to date. We report a ...
Kempf Werner W *Kempf und Pfaltz, Histologische Diagnostik, Zürich, Switzerland; †Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic; and ‡Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Münster, - - 2014
: Mycosis fungoides (MF) displays a broad spectrum of clinical, histological, and phenotypic variants with different prognostic impact. CD8CD56 MF is very rare. So far, only 5 patients with CD8CD56 MF were reported to date. All of the previously described patients with this phenotypic variant were adults at the time ...
Zouboulis Christos C CC Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology, Dessau Medical Center, Dessau, - - 2014
Sarcoidosis is a rare, systemic disease that is characterized by the formation of granulomas in various organs, including the skin. As the etiology remains unknown, the treatment of sarcoidosis is challenging. We present a 47-year-old female patient with progressive, multi-organ sarcoidosis who had a complete clinical improvement of the skin ...
Geller S S Departments of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
IgA pemphigus (IGAP) is a rare distinct variant of pemphigus, currently classified into subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SPD) type and intraepidermal neutrophilic IgA dermatosis (IEN) types based upon histological features, immunofluorescence staining pattern and autoantibodies profile. In a patient with a widespread blistering disease of the skin resembling SPD-type IGAP, we ...
Lynde Carrie - - 2014
Background:Optimal management of skin pathology demands accurate anatomic description, especially in the orbit and periorbital region.Case Report:This brief article reviews the clinically important surface anatomy of the orbit and periorbital region for the dermatologist.
Arunachalam Meena M Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Division of Dermatology, University of Florence, Florence, - - 2014
Lipoatrophia semicircularis is characterised by band-like horizontal skin depressions involving the anterior and lateral sides of the lower limbs. Whether this occurrence is rare or is just not well known or simply underreported because it does not cause patient distress is still under discussion. In a 1-year period we observed ...
Lai Jonathan H JH Division of Anatomical Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Capital District Health Authority and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, - - 2014
A 65 year old male with known hypertension and hypercholesterolemia sought medical attention because of a three month history of skin swelling on his upper back. Histopathology and molecular techniques were employed and identified an organism in the Onchocerca genus. This represents a very uncommon example of cutaneous infection by ...
Mayor Jessica J Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
The ephemeral effects of neurotoxins and fillers are well described for facial remodeling and rejuvenation. Less is known about their long-term effects on skin rejuvenation and neocollagenesis. This article aims to review current available science and literature to support the use of these cosmetic procedures as lasting antiaging treatments.
Al Aranji Ghassan G Rheumatology Department, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. - - 2014
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disorder characterised by progressive functional and structural abnormalities in blood vessels leading to microvascular dysfunction, excessive production and deposition of collagen leading to the fibrosis of skin and internal organs. The aetiology of the disease is unknown. However, exposure to various environmental ...
Rysgaard Carolyn C University of Iowa Department of - - 2014
A 62-year-old male presented with a 10-day history of a diffuse, erythematous papular rash sparing the palms and soles. Histopathologic examination of a skin lesion demonstrated loose non-caseating granulomas in a lymphoplasmacytic background. Scattered spirochetes were identified by T. pallidum immunohistochemistry, in keeping with a diagnosis of secondary syphilis. Granulomatous ...
Jian Xin-Chun XC Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Affiliated Haikou Hospital, Central South University, Haikou 520208, Hainan, People's Republic of China; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, Hunan, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Median cleft lip is a midline vertical cleft through the upper lip. This is a very rare anomaly described in the literature. Median cleft lip is caused by the failure of fusion of the medial nasal prominences. In this case report, a 4-month-old boy with a median cleft associated with ...
Ozer Pinar A PA Department of Ophthalmology, Sami Ulus Children's Hospital , Altindag Ankara , Turkey - - 2014
ABSTRACT Keratoglobus is a rare condition of bilateral corneal ectasia, which results in high myopia, irregular astigmatism, scarring, and rarely spontaneous globe rupture. Globoid protrusion of a clear, diffusely thin cornea is the pathology. The congenital form has been associated with blue sclera in which there is a systemic connective ...
Jow Tiffany T From the *Department of Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ; and †Elixir Institute of Regenerative Medicine, San Jose, - - 2014
Melasma is an acquired cutaneous disorder caused by an overproduction of melanin by the enzyme tyrosinase. Melasma remains a therapeutic challenge and no definitive standard therapy exists. Although hydroquinone (HQ) has emerged as the most common treatment, its popularity has recently waned because of concerns about its potential carcinogenicity and ...
Nigam Aruna A Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi, - - 2014
Endometriosis is a growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity which is responsive to hormonal stimulation. Extrapelvic endometriosis is less common of which skin is the most common site. The patient presents with mass, pain and cyclic symptoms. Subcutaneous endometriosis is very rare and has been reported only thrice ...
Saluja Harish - - 2014
Benign fibrous histiocytoma (BFH) is a mesenchymal tumor which commonly affects the skin of extremities. Histologically, BFH of soft tissues and bone shows similar features, but BFH of the bone is rare with less than 100 cases reported worldwide and usually it involves tibia, femur, and pelvic bone. As far ...
Hathaway James A JA From Occupational Medicine Consultant (Dr Hathaway), Kendall Park, NJ; VA Medical Center (Dr Molenaar), Minneapolis, Minn; Medical College of Wisconsin (Dr Cassidy), Milwaukee, Wis; and Bayer Material Science (Mr Feeley and Ms Cummings), Pittsburgh, - - 2013
To identify possible cases of occupational asthma and assess accidental skin and inhalation exposures to aliphatic diisocyanates. Seventy-three employees from two plants, manufacturing or producing aliphatic diisocyanates, were surveyed using a detailed respiratory history questionnaire with additional questions on accidental skin and inhalation exposures. Further reviews of medical records and ...
Scognamiglio J - - 2013
A toxicologic and dermatologic review of 1-spiro[4.5]dec-7-en-7-yl-4-pent-1-one when used as a fragrance ingredient is presented. 1-Spiro[4.5]dec-7-en-7-yl-4-pent-1-one is a member of the fragrance structural group Alkyl Cyclic Ketones. These fragrances can be described as being composed of an alkyl, R1, and various substituted and bicyclic saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbons, R2, ...
Lubahn Jordon G - - 2013
To report a single case of acquired sessile hemangioma of the conjunctiva which resolved after treatment with topical timolol. Case report and literature review. A 77-year-old African American woman developed an acquired sessile hemangioma of the conjunctiva of the right eye. She was followed for primary open-angle glaucoma, and the ...
Kubba Asha - - 2013
Argyria is an uncommon grey-blue pigmentation of skin and mucous membranes caused by prolonged silver exposure. The impetus behind this review is our experience with cases of generalized argyria resulting from a uniquely Indian socio-cultural practice and belief that it is under reported. Our objective is to increase the awareness ...
Reddi Anand - - 2013
The Cochrane Skin Group (CSG) is part of the international Cochrane Collaboration (http://www.cochrane.org/). The CSG prepares, maintains and disseminates high quality evidence-based summaries on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. We present a synopsis of the history, scope and priorities of the CSG. In addition, we report outcomes ...
Azizzadeh Maryam M Department of Dermatology, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran. - - 2013
Incontinentia Pigmenti (IP) is a rare X-linked dominant disorder with skin, eye, central nervous system (CNS) and tooth abnormalities. According to the reported cases, it is estimated that there have been nearly 900-1200 affected individuals. In this article, the literature is reviewed and a case of IP with characteristic skin ...
Zacaron Luciana Helena LH Universidade Federal Fluminense, Hospital Universitario Antonio - - 2013
Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare chronic cutaneous vasculitis which usually affects adults. It is characterized by symmetrical and persistent papules, plaques, and nodules. These lesions are usually located on the extensor surfaces of the extremities. We report a case of erythema elevatum diutinum in which the association of dapsone ...
Nesseris Ioannis I Andreas Sygros Hospital, Pathology Department, Athens, - - 2013
Skin metastases from colorectal carcinoma are rare and signal advanced disease. We present a case of an 80-year-old male with a large skin metastatic focus in the lower abdomen, a year after resection of a colonic adenocarcinoma. The patient had already finished receiving his first cycle of chemotherapy shortly before ...
Fujita Kumi - - 2013
We report a case of acquired generalized anhidrosis successfully treated with cyclosporine. A skin biopsy showed T cell infiltration around the sweat glands and labial biopsy revealed lymphoplasmacytic infiltration around the minor salivary gland, suggesting an underlying autoimmune disease such as Sjögren's syndrome. Administration of cyclosporine markedly improved the patient's ...
Muralidhar R - - 2013
There is limited literature on the management of cataracts in juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG). A 2-month-old girl presented to us with hyphema, secondary glaucoma OU and skin nodules suggestive of JXG. She developed bilateral cataracts during her follow-up and was treated successfully with cataract surgery and aphakic rehabilitation.
Kaur Chhabra Apjit - - 2013
ABSTRACT Aim: To present the management of bilateral congenital superior fornicial prolapse and provide its up-to-date review of literature. Methods: We present the management of congenital bilateral superior fornicial prolapse treated conservatively with topical antibiotics, lubricants and hypertonic saline. One-week, 2-weeks and 1-month follow-up is presented. Results were assessed in ...
Muhammed Maged - - 2013
Fusarium species is a ubiquitous fungus that causes opportunistic infections. We present 26 cases of invasive fusariosis categorized according to the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG) criteria of fungal infections. All cases (20 proven and 6 probable) were treated at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) ...
Herrod P Jj - - 2013
When a patient is taken to theatre for a laparotomy, surprises can still be found despite modern investigative techniques. We present the case of two rare abdominal pathologies (an appendicoileal fistula and an intra-abdominal testis adherent to the vermiform appendix) being found simultaneously and review the literature on these topics.
Tijjani B M - - 2013
The stratified squamous epithelial lining of the esophagus is similar to that of the skin, and occasionally conditions that affect the skin tend to have esophageal manifestations. Autoimmune dermatological conditions that present with blisters are referred to as bullous dermatoses and have been found to rarely present with esophageal involvement. ...
Alsharari M M Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Burn Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lille 2, Lille, - - 2013
Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a rare but potentially fatal infection. It usually complicates skin traumas, such as lacerations, scratches, insect bites, burns and recent surgeries. Rapid diagnosis is crucial for a favourable prognosis. NSTI is an emergency surgical condition and every delay in the operative treatment has a ...
Tshifularo Mashudu - - 2013
Hematohidrosis/hematidrosis/hemidrosis is a rare clinical condition in which human being sweats blood under condition of extreme physical or emotional stress [1. Jerajai HR, Bhagyashri Jaju, Phiske MM, and Nitin Lade. Hematohidrosis-a rare clinical phenomenon. Indian J Dermatol. 2009 Jul-Sep; 54(3): 290-292; 2. Martinez NL, Mas IB, Paz AFM, Boronat JL. ...
Huang Christina - - 2013
An in utero female was found to have a small hemorrhage at the foramen of Monro, hydrocephalus, and what was originally interpreted as a Dandy-Walker variant. At birth she had macrocephaly and numerous cutaneous, multifocal, red-pink blanchable macules. Postnatal MRI demonstrated a hemorrhagic soft-tissue mass involving the upper brainstem, thalamus, ...
Pindycka-Piaszczyńska M - - 2013
This study reports a case of a 56-year-old white male, retired coal-miner, diagnosed with chromoblastomycosis lasting 20 years. The infection site was the burnt skin of the back. For many years the patient had not undertaken any treatment believing that the lesion had been a burn scar. A gradual increase in ...
Shorvon Simon - - 2013
In this article, the three previous London-Innsbruck Colloquia on Status Epilepticus are reviewed. The background to the colloquia and the range of topics covered in each colloquium are outlined. The areas in which advances in the study of status epilepticus, and also areas in which advances have been disappointing are ...
Verma Shyam B - - 2013
A case of Papular acantholytic dermatosis restricted to the perianal area is being reported in a 26 year old male without involvement of the genitalia, groin and upper thighs for the first time in English literature. The patient presented with long standing grayish white confluent papules with eroded areas in ...
Johnson Wilbur W - - 2013
Alkyl glyceryl ethers function mostly as skin-conditioning agents in cosmetic products applied to the skin and hair. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review expert panel reviewed the available animal toxicity and clinical data, including the low dermal absorption, and concluded that the alkyl glyceryl ethers are safe in the present practices of ...
Alsaleem Khalid - - 2013
Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB) is an unusual fungal infection that manifests in the skin and rarely involves other systems. All of the few cases of GIB reported so far were diagnosed with difficulty, necessitating laparotomy and resection of the inflamed part of the bowel. We report a child with GIB who ...
Fiume Monice M - - 2013
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel assessed the safety of 19 alkyl glucosides as used in cosmetics and concluded that these ingredients are safe in the present practices of use and concentration when formulated to be nonirritating. Most of these ingredients function as surfactants in cosmetics, but some have ...
Priya N S NS Department of Oral Pathology, V S Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2013
Benign fibrous histiocytoma (BFH) is a benign fibrohistiocytic neoplasm. It is documented to occur in all anatomic sites with a strong predilection for sun exposed skin surfaces. Intra oral occurrence of BFH comprises a lesser percentage of cases with tongue being the least reported site. We report a case of ...
Copaescu Ana-Maria AM Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke, Qué., - - 2013
Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is a rare condition described mostly in adult patients receiving chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia. When it affects the facial region, it can mimic cellulitis and delay the diagnostic, thus proper recognition is essential. This article describes a classic case of NEH. We will review the ...
Lorenzo-Morales Jacob - - 2013
Balamuthia mandrillaris is an opportunistic, free-living amoeba that can cause skin lesions and the typically fatal Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis (BAE) both in immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. Available data for BAE cases indicate that this disease is difficult to detect because knowledge of predisposing factors is lacking, causing a challenge for ...
Singh Dishan - - 2013
A case report of a 55-year-old woman who was being considered for bilateral below knee or Syme's amputations after gangrene at the level of both forefeet due to meningococcal septicaemia is described. An expectant approach for 6 months revealed that the tissues deep to the necrotic skin were viable and ...
Aciduman Ahmet - - 2013
To present Haly Abbas' hydrocephalus text of his book Kitāb al-Malikī / Liber Regius (The Royal Book) which was accepted as a classical textbook in Eastern and Western worlds for a long time. The Arabic (Süleymaniye Manuscript Library, Murad Molla Collection, Nr: 1482 and Būlāḳ, 1294 /1877) and the Latin ...
Davila-Seijo P - - 2013
Systematic reviews are one of the most important sources of information for evidence-based medicine. However, there is a general impression that these reviews rarely report results that provide sufficient evidence to change clinical practice. The aim of this study was to determine the percentage of Cochrane Skin Group reviews reporting ...
Feng Jiao - - 2013
Scutula are characteristic lesions of tinea favosa or favus; the most frequently identified causative organism is Trichophyton schoenleinii. Although scutula-like lesions were described in Microsporum gypseum infection, their presence on glabrous skin in a patient with SLE has not been reported previously. We report a case of tinea infection with ...
Vera Caridad - - 2013
Background:Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder of unknown etiology that can affect multiple organs, including the lungs, skin, and eyes. Vulvar sarcoidosis has anecdotally been reported.Objective:The aim of this article is to describe a case of vulvar sarcoidosis and review the few cases that have been reported.Methods:We report the case of ...
Lau Y N - - 2013
The dermatoscopic features of classic lentigo maligna (LM) are well described; however, there is little literature available on extrafacial LM, which is a less frequently reported condition. The skin architecture is especially rich in adnexae on sun-exposed areas such as the face, relative to other parts of the body, thus ...
Emer Jason - - 2013
Anetoderma is a rare, benign disorder characterized microscopically by the pan-dermal loss of elastic fibers in the dermis and presenting clinically as circumscribed, skin-colored or grey-white atrophic macules and/or patches on the trunk and/or extremities. Lesions are described as having a "sac-like" appearance, since they bulge or herniate upon palpation. ...
Sittart Jose Alexandre de Souza - - 2013
cutaneous metastases are not so frequent and in the medical literature there are several communications of isolated cases, thereby we decided to continue our study initiated in 1981 (45 years). our objective is to present the research and review of cutaneous metastases of 45 years through our archives at Hospital ...
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