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Ofordeme Ken G - - 2007
Cutaneous infestation by the human botfly, Dermatobia hominis, results in furuncular myiasis. This condition is endemic to the forested areas of Mexico, Central and South America. However, because of widespread travel, furuncular myiasis has become more common in North America. Misdiagnosis and mismanagement can occur owing to limited awareness of ...
Shaw Jeffrey - - 2007
The number of cases of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis is increasing globally at an alarming rate irrespective of the region and the leishmaniases are amongst the top emergent diseases in spite of control measures. In the present review attention is drawn to some of the reasons for this. The leishmaniases ...
García de Marcos José Antonio - - 2007
The term leishmaniasis comprises a group of diseases caused by different species of a protozoon called Leishmania. Leishmaniasis is found worldwide, and is considered to be endemic in 88 countries. There are three main clinical forms of leishmaniasis: visceral leishmaniasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Exclusive involvement of the mucosa ...
Mataix Javier - - 2007
Dermal melanocytoses comprise a variety of congenital and acquired conditions characterized by a sparse population of intradermal dendritic, variably pigmented, spindle-shaped melanocytes. While Mongolian spot, Ota's and Ito's nevi are usually present at birth or appear around puberty; acquired dermal melanocytoses that appear in adult life are extremely rare. They ...
Bogart Megan M - - 2007
Blue nevi can present clinically as blue, gray, brown, or black solitary nodules or plaques on the skin. Histologically, they represent collections of melanocytes and melanophages in the dermis. We present a case of a cellular blue nevus in a 55-year-old white man that presented as an enlarging blue-gray nodule ...
Varani Stefania - - 2007
Cutaneous myiasis is a common travel-associated dermatosis caused by fly larvae. We report an unusual case of furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis that was associated with signs of systemic inflammation. In this case study, morphological and novel molecular approaches were used to identify and characterize the larvae responsible for ...
Greco Filippo - - 2007
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an important bacterial agent that causes pneumonia in pediatric patients; it can also affect other organs or systems. Extrapulmonary manifestations include neurological, cardiac, hematologic, renal, gastrointestinal, osteoarticular, cutaneous, and ocular involvement. This report presents a 7-year-old male affected with cutaneous and retinal vasculitis due to M pneumoniae ...
Amjadi Mahyar - - 2007
Zosteriform connective tissue nevus is a rare form of connective tissue hamartomas, which arises from cells of mesodermal origin. Despite similar clinical appearance of many connective tissue nevi, they can be differentiated histochemically and/or biochemically on the basis of the primary connective tissue element present. There are only 3 reported ...
Karakatsanis George - - 2007
Erythromelanosis follicularis faciei et colli (EFFC) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by the clinical triad of well-demarcated erythema, hyperpigmentation, and follicular plugging on the face. For many years, it was thought to be a disease occurring in males with ethnical cutaneous pigmentation. There are less than 50 ...
Motta A C F - - 2007
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease with diverse clinical manifestations, and considered a public health problem in endemic countries such as Brazil. Mucosal lesions usually involve the upper respiratory tract, with a predilection for nose and larynx. Oral involvement is unusual and in most cases it becomes evident after several years ...
Li Yim James F T - - 2007
Leucocytoclastic vasculitis is an immune-mediated, neutrophil-induced small vessel disease. Clinically, it presents with cutaneous palpable painless purpuric papules on the extremities. Ocular manifestation reported in the literature is rare and includes peripheral ulcerative keratitis, panuveitis and multifocal retinitis all preceded by cutaneous lesions. Herein a fatal case of leucocytoclastic vasculitis ...
Mayayo Emilio - - 2007
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a chronic progressive infection. It affects mainly the elderly and it is geographically limited to certain areas of Latin America. In Europe it is considered a rare imported infection. Here we report a case of paracoccidioidomycosis that occurred in a 27-year-old Ecuadorian patient living in Spain initially misdiagnosed ...
Bhandari Ramanath R Department of Medical Parasitology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA. - - 2007
Furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis is endemic throughout Central and South America. We report a case of furuncular myiasis in a traveler returned from Costa Rica. The case is unique because the primary care physician obtained magnetic resonance images. The images, however, do not show any characteristic features that ...
Chuang Wen-Yu - - 2007
Blue nevi are uncommon melanocytic proliferations. They occur mostly in the skin and occasionally in mucosae. Blue nevi of the sinonasal mucosa are extremely rare with only two cases reported to date. We report two more cases and review the literature. Compared with sinonasal malignant melanomas, which usually present as ...
Ray Sourav - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous granular cell tumor (GCT) may present with extension into the junctional region of the epidermis and thus may mimic melanocytic neoplasms. METHODS: We reviewed three cases of cutaneous GCT where a melanocytic neoplasm was either initially diagnosed or considered in the differential diagnosis. Histopathology was evaluated in regards ...
Bauzer Luiz G S R - - 2007
Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of Leishmania infantum chagasi, the causative agent of American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL). Although there is strong evidence that Lu. longipalpis is a species complex, not all data concerning populations from Brazil support this hypothesis. The issue is still somewhat controversial for this large part ...
Matsumoto Yuka - - 2007
Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that has a predilection for the anogenital area. Topical corticosteroid is occasionally effective; however, continuous treatment is often required and recurrence after its stoppage is frequent. Herein, we report a case of vulvar lichen sclerosus in a 5-year-old girl, which was refractory ...
Kienast Antonia - - 2007
We report a 14-month-old female infant with typical cutaneous larva migrans, but without a history of travelling outside Germany. Cutaneous larva migrans is most commonly observed in and imported from tropical countries. Only a few cases have been described in northern Europe. This report serves as a reminder that under ...
Ricciardi R - - 2007
Isolated fungal infections of the perianal skin are rare and their diagnosis is frequently overlooked. We report a case of a 78-year-old male patient who presented with a friable, violaceous, papulopustular lesion, with heaped-up edges along the anal verge. Biopsy revealed unicellular yeast consistent with blastomycosis. The patient was treated ...
Emsen Ilteris Murat - - 2007
Folliculosebaceous cystic hamartomas (FSCH) are a recently recognized cutaneous hamartoma comprised of follicular, sebaceous and mesenchymal elements. Only nine cases have been previously reported. The authors present a case of FSCH on the lower extremity in addition to a literature review. To further characterize the clinical, histological and immunohistological features ...
Johnson Ryan P - - 2007
Mycobacterium marinum is a nontuberculous mycobacteria that is often acquired via contact with contaminated salt or fresh water. We present a case of a 67-year-old man who developed several solitary nontender nodules on his hands and forearm after working on the underside of his boat. In addition, we provide a ...
Kaur Manjit R - - 2007
The Royal College of Pathologists introduced the National Minimum Dataset (NMDS) for the histopathological reporting of cutaneous melanoma in February 2002. To determine if histological reporting of invasive primary cutaneous melanoma in the West Midlands region of the UK was compliant with the NMDS. Reports were identified from March 2002 ...
Nagaraj Lavanya V - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis is a rare disease affecting young people characterized by transient cutaneous lesions and sometimes mild inflammatory symptoms. The deep dermal and subcutaneous features of this disorder have not yet been well described. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to present 3 cases of self-healing ...
Edwards Howell G M - - 2007
A case is made for the classification of the colonisation by Dirina massiliensis forma sorediata of pigments on ancient wall-paintings as extremophilic behaviour. The lichen encrustations studied using FT-Raman spectroscopy have yielded important molecular information which has assisted in the identification of the survival strategy of the organism in the ...
Garvin Kanishka W - - 2007
Cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis, the human botfly, involves the infestation of human tissue with fly larvae, and is common in Central and South America. We report a case of a 57-year-old man with cutaneous myiasis imported into the US from Belize. The epidemiology, biological life cycle, clinical presentation, ...
Frater John L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The latest comprehensive review of primary cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease was published as part of an exhaustive survey of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy in 1990. Since then, much progress has been made in the understanding of malignant lymphoma and benign disorders of lymphoid and histiocytic origin. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed ...
Arfan-ul-Bari - - 2006
Localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) typically presents as nodules, or noduloulcerative plaques located mostly on face and extremities. Various unusual clinical presentations have also been reported in literature. Eyelid is one of the rare sites for the sand fly to bite and produce CL. An elderly male is reported here with ...
Dinato Sandra Lopes Mattos e - - 2006
The authors study a patient carrying AIDS, with exuberant dermatological manifestations of cryptococcosis. They stress the therapeutic effectiveness of short-term amphotericin B. The authors reviewed cases of cutaneous infection with Cryptococcus reported in the national and international literature, verifying that the frequency has increased with the AIDS epidemic. Also, they ...
Pianezza Michael L - - 2006
Angiokeratomas are benign cutaneous vascular lesions characterized by dilated thin-walled blood vessels lying in the upper part of the dermis, mostly associated with an epidermal reaction such as acanthosis and/or hyperkeratosis. Angiokeratomas of Fordyce are predominantly located on the scrotum and are only rarely found on the penis and then ...
Paley Kristina - - 2006
Lymphomatoid contact dermatitis is a form of pseudolymphoma that was first described in 1976 by Orbaneja et al. Since that initial report, a number of allergens have been reported to cause this type of pseudolymphoma. Most cases involve hyperplasia of T cells. We describe a case of cutaneous B-cell pseudolymphoma ...
Schwartz Matthijs P - - 2006
Lichen planus is a mucocutaneous disease which can also affect the oesophagus. Unlike in oral lichen planus an increased risk for the development of squamous cell carcinoma in the oesophagus has not been established. We describe two sisters with a history of long-standing cutaneous lichen planus who developed oesophageal squamous ...
Affolter V K - - 2006
Histiocytic proliferative diseases include reactive and neoplastic proliferations of dendritic cells (DC) or macrophages. Various forms of DC proliferations have been documented in humans and dogs; their etiology is largely unknown. With the exception of a few case reports, histiocytic proliferations have not been characterized in cats. This study summarizes ...
Faber T E - - 2006
We describe a case of human oral myiasis by a first-stage larva of the reindeer warble fly, Hypoderma (Oedemagena) tarandi (L.) (Diptera: Oestridae), in a 12-year-old girl. In September the patient complained of erythema, swelling and conjunctivitis of the right eyelid. Symptoms subsided spontaneously but re-occurred in October. In December ...
Campbell Lisa B - - 2006
Mycobacterium haemophilum is an emerging cutaneous and systemic pathogen in immunosuppressed adults. Reports in the pediatric literature prior to 2004, limited to immunocompetent children with lymphadenitis, offer a different clinical presentation from that of the immunosuppressed adult. We report an instance of this atypical mycobacterial infection occurring in an immunosuppressed ...
Pelizzi Michela - - 2006
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that is transmitted through a bite of some species of sandflies. It is caused by obliged intra-cellular protozoa of the genus Leishmania and is responsible for a broad spectrum of clinical syndromes: cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (ML). The visceral disease ...
Aydin Erdinc - - 2006
We report a case of human nasal myiasis caused by fruit fly larvae in a 33-year-old man who visited the south coast of Turkey. The fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) is endemic in the southern part of Turkey. Infestation with fruit fly larvae must be considered in patients who are visiting ...
Zhang Qian - - 2006
Lichen-planus-like keratosis is usually diagnosed pathologically; rarely, a definitive diagnosis can be made grossly in the clinic. Only a few cases of lichen-planus-like keratosis have been reported in China. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and pathological features of lichen-planus-like keratosis in China. Fifty cases of ...
Rongioletti Franco - - 2006
Lichen myxedematosus (LM) is an idiopathic cutaneous mucinosis; its classification dates back to 1953, when Montgomery and Underwood distinguished 4 types of LM. In the literature, the terms LM, papular mucinosis, and scleromyxedema often have been used indiscriminately as synonyms, but most reported cases of LM or papular mucinosis without ...
Baker Kristi - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is believed to be a follicular variant of lichen planus that affects pilosebaceous units, mainly of the scalp. An extremely rare variant of LPP is a linear form, which follows the lines of Blaschko. Of the five previously documented cases of linear LPP, all were limited ...
Shaffer Holly C - - 2006
Mastocytosis refers to a rare collection of disorders, both cutaneous and systemic, that are characterized by increased numbers of mast cells. Depending on the extent of the disease, these disorders may present with symptoms resulting from mast cell degranulation including flushing, diarrhea, vomiting, cramping, syncope, or anaphylaxis. In pediatric patients, ...
Kenner Brandi M - - 2006
Cutaneous amebiasis is a rare manifestation of infection with the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. We describe this infestation in a 9-year-old Mexican immigrant who presented with diarrhea and perianal ulcers. To our knowledge, this is only the tenth child with cutaneous amebiasis reported in the literature, and only the second from ...
Jayaraman Anu G - - 2006
Cutaneous plasmacytosis is a rare disorder that typically affects middle-aged to older individuals of Asian, particularly Japanese, descent. Clinically, it is characterized by multiple asymptomatic red-brown plaques and nodules on the trunk. Lymphadenopathy and hypergammaglobulinemia may be present. Histologically, the lesions show a moderately dense superficial and deep perivascular infiltrate ...
Ghislanzoni M - - 2006
Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) derivatives are the most used reabsorbable dermal fillers for soft tissue augmentation today and their utilization is considered safe. We report a cutaneous granulomatous reaction that developed in a woman 5 weeks after the first treatment with a nonanimal HA derivative for the correction of facial ...
Martín J M - - 2006
Cutaneous plasmacytosis is a rare disorder characterized by a benign proliferation of mature plasma cells that appears as multiple dark-brown to purplish skin lesions, often associated with polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. We present the case of a 55-year-old Caucasian man who suffered from a cutaneous plasmacytosis associated with two different carcinomas. Cutaneous ...
Mason Stephen E - - 2006
Colchicine toxicity is a rare, but well-described clinical entity. The histopathologic findings in various organ systems have been delineated in colchicine intoxication; however, skin findings have only been described in rare cases. We present a case of colchicine toxicity diagnosed on skin biopsy in a patient presenting with mental status ...
Yoon Tae Young - - 2006
Lichen nitidus is an unusual condition that usually affects children and young adults. Of its many variants, a perforating type has been rarely reported. We herein report two cases of lichen nitidus with perforation. Two young women in good health presented with multiple shiny papules that seems to be typical ...
Mallipeddi R - - 2006
Focal dermal hypoplasia (Goltz) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by cutaneous, ectodermal and mesodermal defects. We present a case in which painful, exophytic granulation tissue has been the main symptom over the past 15 years. After unsatisfactory results with a number of treatment modalities including topical steroids, silver-nitrate ...
Fueston John C - - 2006
Primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor, with less than 50 cases reported to date. We report an additional case of primary cutaneous ACC arising on the scalp of a 57-year-old woman. The clinical presentation, histologic findings, and subsequent treatment are described. A brief review of the ...
Gildardo Jaramillo Moreno - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Coccidiodomycosis is a systemic infection caused by Coccidioides immitis, a dimorphic fungus endemic in the south of the USA and the north of Mexico. The disease usually affects the lungs. Primary cutaneous infection is extremely rare. We present a report of a patient with primary cutaneous infection located on ...
Zaitz Clarisse - - 2006
The present report describes a case of cutaneous protothecosis caused by Prototheca wickerhamii in a nonimmunocompromised Brazilian female. Dermatological examination revealed a 15-cm diffusely infiltrated eczema-like plaque recovered with many pustule-like lesions on the right forearm. We emphasize the mycological and pathological aspects of this infection that can lead to ...
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