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Margonari Carina - - 2006
The geographic information system approach has permitted integration between demographic, socio-economic and environmental data, providing correlation between information from several data banks. In the current work, occurrence of human and canine visceral leishmaniases and insect vectors (Lutzomyia longipalpis) as well as biogeographic information related to 9 areas that comprise the ...
Manning Laurens - - 2006
A case of cutaneous larva migrans is presented. The patient acquired the parasite in a suburban Christchurch property. A biopsy confirmed the clinical diagnosis. Cutaneous larva migrans is common in returned travellers from the tropics. It is rare in New Zealand, however. Presumably there were very specific, favourable local factors ...
Omidian M - - 2006
Cutaneous leishmanasis (CL) may present with unusual clinical variants such as acute paronychial, annular, palmoplantar, zosteriform, erysipeloid, and sporotrichoid. The zosteriform variant has rarely been reported. Unusual lesions may be morphologically attributed to an altered host response or owing to an atypical strain of parasites in these lesions. We report ...
Erbagci Zülal - - 2006
Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (TBVC) is a rare form of skin tuberculosis in Western communities, and is generally seen in certain risk groups. A 52-year-old housewife with recalcitrant generalized cutaneous and mucosal lichen planus (LP) of more than a 20-year duration presented with an erythematous-edematous plaque with a warty surface containing ...
Woodrow James P - - 2006
Leishmaniasis has been frequently diagnosed in US military personnel returning from duty in Southwest Asia. The majority of cases have demonstrated cutaneous disease, although a few cases of visceral disease have been documented. We present the case of an immunocompetent, HIV-negative, US Army soldier who suffered both visceral and cutaneous ...
Errol Craig - - 2006
Two cases of lichen amyloidosis of the auricular concha are presented here, supplementing the already approximately twenty cases of lichen amyloidosis of the auricular concha reported to date. The first patient is a 60-year-old woman who presented with a 4-year history of an itchy rash that started in the bowl ...
Rasi Abbas - - 2006
Specific cutaneous associations in patients with Becker's nevus have been reported. We present a patient with typical clinical and histopathological features clearly consistent with Becker's nevus associated with ipsilateral breast hypoplasia. The changes were distinct and could be separated from smooth muscle hamartoma. We include clinical and histological illustrations of ...
Mukhopadhyay AmiyaKumar
Blaschko′s lines form a pattern, which many diseases are found to follow, but linear scleroderma following Blaschko′s lines is a controversial entity rarely reported in the literature. A 24-year-old man presented with multiple linear, atrophic, hyperpigmented lesions punctuated by areas of depigmentations on the left half of the trunk distributed ...
Lamba Manisha - - 2005
BACKGROUND: There are a number of reports documenting familial cases of leiomyomatosis cutis associated with uterine leiomyomata. However, to our knowledge, the association of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) with this entity has not as yet been reported. We report an interesting case of cutaneous leiomyomatosis, metachronous uterine leiomyomata, and a ...
Petruzzi Massimo - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Lichen planus with simultaneous oral and genital involvement in males is a quite rare condition and often difficult to diagnose. The prevalence, treatment options, and management for this condition are far from being established, and research in this area primarily relies on anecdotes. We present the clinical features of ...
Ferrara Gerardo - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To achieve a clinicopathologic classification of Spitz nevi by comparing their clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathologic features. DESIGN: Eighty-three cases were independently reviewed by 3 histopathologists and preliminarily classified into classic or desmoplastic Spitz nevus (CDSN, n = 11), pigmented Spitz nevus (PSN, n = 14), Reed nevus (RN, n ...
Dada-Adegbola Hannah O - - 2005
Myiasis is the infection of tissue or organ of living humans or animals by the maggot or larval stages of flies. In Africa, the most common fly responsible for cutaneous myiasis is the tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga. We present two cases of cutaneous myiasis seen on the upper abdominal wall ...
Boruk Marina - - 2006
To report a new cause of peri-auricular mass in children: cutaneous myiasis-botfly infestation. Case report. The human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) is found in the tropics of Central and South America. However, cases of infestation are uncommon in the United States. We present the case of a 5-year-old girl with cutaneous ...
Salomón Oscar D - - 2005
Phlebotomine captures were performed during 2004 in Clorinda, Argentina. Clorinda is located across the branches of the Paraguay river in front of Asunción city, Paraguay. Reports of canine and human visceral leishmaniasis in Asunción have been increasing since 1997, however neither leishmaniasis cases nor sand flies were ever recorded from ...
Starr Brian M - - 2005
The blue rubber nevus syndrome describes a clinical entity that presents with cutaneous and visceral hemangiomas, particularly those found in the gastrointestinal tract. These lesions may appear at birth or in early childhood and can increase in size and frequency with age. Oral cavity hemangiomas occur in 59% to 64% ...
Laeijendecker Ronald - - 2005
Oral lichen planus is rare in childhood, and only a few reports on this subject have appeared in the literature. Our objective was to report individual cases of oral lichen planus in childhood from our practice and to review the literature on this subject. We recruited patients younger than 18 ...
Moreno-Ramirez David - - 2005
Three cases of pointillist nevus, which is a distinctive clinical type of benign melanocytic nevus with variegated pigment, have been described in the literature to date. A 24-year-old man presented with an acquired melanocytic lesion composed of multiple tiny pigmented dots. Dermoscopy revealed multiple brown globules on a reddish skin-colored ...
Woodhouse Justin - - 2005
The sudden eruption of atypical and benign melanocytic nevi has been associated with a number of disease states and primary skin conditions. Most case reports and series of patients have linked eruptive nevi with blistering skin disease or immunosuppression. Subsets of patients in the immunosuppressed category have remarkably increased numbers ...
O'Quinn Jonathan C - - 2005
Cutaneous larva migrans is a common skin pathology that occurs in people who have recently visited tropical or subtropical climates. Given the ubiquity of this condition, the podiatric physician may encounter cutaneous larva migrans during clinical practice and should be cognizant of the presenting signs and typical patient history given ...
Antinori S - - 2005
Analysis of the literature on cutaneous leishmaniasis in low-prevalence countries suggests an increase in imported cases that is attributable to the growing phenomenon of international tourism, migration and military operations in highly endemic regions. Cases of imported cutaneous leishmaniasis are often missed initially, but diagnosis can be made non-invasively by ...
Goldstein Andrew T - - 2005
Mucous membrane pemphigoid is a rare autoimmune blistering disease primarily affecting mucosal surfaces. Blistering and scarring may occur in the eyes, mouth, esophagus, larynx, and on the vulva. Scarring can result in severe structural changes to the vulva that may mimic the findings of other inflammatory dermatologic disorders of the ...
Al-Marzooq Yusef M - - 2005
We report a case of a primary cutaneous cryptococcosis (PCC) in immunocompetent man diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and confirmed by special stains and culture study. The patient presented with a 2-wk history of two separate skin nodules over the forehead and the left lumbar region. FNA smears revealed a ...
Saad A G - - 2005
We examined auricular melanocytic nevi to evaluate their architectural and cytologic features. A retrospective analysis of 21 auricular melanocytic nevi was conducted during 3 years. The nevi were evaluated for cytologic atypia, architectural disorder, location of epidermal nests, pagetoid spread, growth pattern (symmetry versus asymmetry), demarcation of lateral borders, and ...
Ashley William W WW - - 2005
Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a specialized form of non-Langerhans cell histiocyte proliferation that occurs in children. The majority of cases present as a solitary cutaneous lesion with a predilection for the head and neck region; however, isolated lesions occasionally have been identified in the central nervous system. The cutaneous forms ...
Rao G Raghu Rama - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Anthrax is a disease of herbivorous animals, and humans incidentally acquire the disease by handling infected dead animals and their products. Sporadic cases of human anthrax have been reported from Southern India. METHODS: Five tribal men presented with painless ulcers with vesiculation and edema of the surrounding skin on ...
Dehecq Eric - - 2005
International travel to tropical countries accounts for an increasing incidence of imported diseases. An unusual case of furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard) is reported in northern France in a 9-mo-old infant, after a 4-mo stay in Congo. A review has been made of the major cases of imported ...
da Rosa Ana Cecília Michel - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Sporotrichosis is an infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii . It primarily involves the skin and lymphatic channels, but dissemination may occur. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe clinical and epidemiologic features of cases of sporotrichosis observed in southern Brazil, and to review the literature. Methods We conducted a retrospective analysis ...
Petruzzi Massimo - - 2005
Atrophic-erosive lichen planus with oral and genital involvement is a rare condition and is often difficult to diagnose. Patients seldom report genital symptoms to the dentist and dentists do not generally investigate about genital lesions. Delays in diagnosis may cause complications and affect the quality of life. We report the ...
Nguyen Josephine C - - 2005
A case report of cutaneous onchocercias acquired during travels to Africa is presented. The salient epidemiologic, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects are reviewed. Clinical and laboratory differences between onchocerciasis patients who are inhabitants of endemic areas and those who are occasional visitors to such areas are discussed. Parasitic infections, including ...
Kuo Fang-Ying - - 2005
Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a self-limited cutaneous lesion that most often occurs in infancy. Approximately 10% to 30% of JXGs occur in adult patients, where most cases present as cutaneous papulonodular lesions, with only rare cases involving extracutaneous sites. Intramuscular JXG is extremely rare and has received little attention. On ...
Yoneyama Kei - - 2005
We report a 53-year-old Japanese woman with multiple, red, and elastic soft nodules on the left waist, left thigh, and right lower leg. She had had polyclonal hyperglobulinemia for one year, rheumatoid arthritis for 13 years, and Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) for 18 years. Histochemical examination of the nodule on the ...
Sulit Daryl J - - 2005
The discrete papular form of lichen myxedematosus (LM) is a rare idiopathic skin disorder. We present a case of this type in an 80-year-old African American woman. She was treated with pimecrolimus cream, which resulted in symptomatic relief. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the discrete papular ...
Chen WenChieh - - 2005
Alopecia areata is a common form of nonscarring hair disorder of unclear etiology. Cases with alopecia areata sparing congenital melanocytic nevi have been described. It is explained by the Renbök phenomenon or inverse Köbner phenomenon, which refers to normal hair growth in the psoriatic lesions observed in patients with psoriasis ...
Tokyol Ciğdem - - 2005
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a rare benign endothelial proliferation that bears a remarkable resemblance to angiosarcoma. We report a case of cutaneous IPEH in the thumb of a seven-year old girl which was successfully treated with excision. The relevant literature is reviewed and histopathological features, differential diagnosis and ...
Buechner Stanislaw A - - 2005
Rosacea is a common chronic cutaneous disorder of unknown etiology which occurs most commonly in middle-aged individuals. Cutaneous manifestations include transient or persistent facial erythema, telangiectasia, edema, papules and pustules that are usually confined to the central portion of the face. The National Rosacea Society's Expert Committee on the Classification ...
Lener Elizabeth V - - 2005
Dyskeratosis congenita is a rare, progressive, degenerative disorder characterized by cutaneous and mucosal involvement in the first decade of life with malignant changes and bone marrow failure in the second and third decades. The primary inheritance pattern is X-linked recessive, with the majority of cases presenting in boys. We report ...
Kallel K - - 2005
Three clinico-epidemiological forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) exist in Tunisia: zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL; epidemic in the centre and the south-west); sporadic cutaneous leishmaniasis (SCL; found in the north); and chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis (CCL; originally described from Tataouine, in the south-east). As few isolates of Leishmania from Tunisian cases of ...
Zun-Tian Zhao
A key to the forty-seven taxa in the lichen genus Pertusaria known and accepted from China is presented. The following five species are reported as new to China: P. carneopallida, P. hemisphaerica, P. monogona, P. plittiana, P. pycnothelia, P. trachythallina, and P. xanthodes. Specimens representative of each taxon are cited. ...
Harris Jocelyn E - - 2004
Acral persistent papular mucinosis is a rare subtype of localized lichen myxedematosus. For half a century, this disease has endured a controversial and constantly evolving classification. We describe a patient who presented with discrete, flesh-colored papules on the hands, wrists, and forearms in a distribution consistent with acral persistent papular ...
Lin Y-C - - 2004
We report an unusual case of nail infestation by Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel in a 70-year-old woman with onychomycosis. Liposcelis spp., also known as booklouse, are tiny insects that feed on fungi, lichen and decaying materials. In this case, the loosened hyperkeratotic nail provided a favourable environment for these insects. This ...
Pehoushek James F - - 2004
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is becoming a frequently encountered problem in soldiers returning from deployments to areas in Southwest Asia. Two cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis diagnosed at a military treatment facility in soldiers returning from Iraq are presented. Diagnostic considerations and procedures are reviewed as are the histopathologic findings and treatment options.
Hall Virginia C - - 2004
Cutaneous infection with Paecilomyces lilacinus is encountered worldwide, with most infections occurring either iatrogenically or in immunocompromised hosts. We report three cases of cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis caused by P. lilacinus, one of which occurred in an immunocompetent individual. In addition, we review the 17 cases previously reported in the literature. Although ...
Alper M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases of endocervically located blue nevus. SUBJECT: Case report. SETTING: University of Abant Izzet Baysal, Duzce, Turkey. SUBJECT AND METHOD: Blue nevus is a benign lesion, which is usually found on the skin, rarely on mucous membranes. In two patients the endocervical location of blue nevus ...
Kong Michael S - - 2004
Keratosis punctata palmoplantaris (KPPP) is a rare genodermatosis with an autosomal-dominant pattern of inheritance. We report the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with a long history of multiple symptomatic hyperkeratotic papules on the palms and soles. In addition, we review the literature and present the current classification of ...
Shankar S - - 2004
Summary Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is an uncommon benign vascular tumour. It presents with small, dull red papules or nodules usually on the ears and preauricular areas and only 20% of lesions are multiple. We report a case of multiple scattered lesions of ALHE in a patient who subsequently ...
Martín-Sánchez Joaquina - - 2004
The question "Where have you been?" is a common one asked by doctors in Northern Europe and America when faced with clinical symptoms not typical of their country. This question must also arise in the clinics of developing countries in which non-autochthonous cases such as the one described here can ...
Kirtak Necmettin - - 2004
Nevus comedonicus is an uncommon variant of adnexal hamartoma without known cause. It usually occurs on the face, neck and chest and appears as groups of closely arranged dilated follicular openings with keratin plugs. We report extensive inflammatory nevus comedonicus in a 14-year-old boy involving half of his body, limited ...
Nanda Soni - - 2004
A sporadic case of cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome occurring in an 18-year-old girl is reported, with a brief review of pertinent literature, for its rarity and clinical interest. She had a characteristic cranio-facial appearance, a wide range of ectodermal defects, dystrophic nails and teeth, palmo-plantar keratoderma, typical short, coarse, unruly hair, pulmonic ...
Cowen Edward W - - 2004
Self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis is an extremely uncommon disorder characterized by the acute eruption of multiple papules and subcutaneous nodules. In this report, we describe one of the youngest patients reported to date with self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis and further define several of the histologic and clinical characteristics unique to ...
Morales-Aguirre José Juan - - 2004
Mucormycosis (zygomycosis) normally occurs among individuals with predisposing factors such as prematurity, use of broad spectrum antibiotics, metabolic acidosis or advanced stages of immunosuppression. There have been reports of sporadic cases of cutaneous mucormycosis related to predisposing skin lesions and contact with contaminated material such as adhesive bandages and tongue ...
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