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    Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Associated with Reactivation of Epstein-Barr Virus and/or Cytomegalovirus Leading to Hemophagocytic Syndrome in One of Two Patients.
    Ann Dermatol 2018 Feb 26;30(1):71-74. Epub 2017 Dec 26.
    Department of Dermatology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.
    Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a hypersensitivity reaction characterized by maculopapular rash, exfoliative dermatitis, lymphadenopathy, fever, eosinophilia, and involvement of internal organs. Evidence for reactivation of herpes family viruses has been observed in some DRESS patients, and activated CD8+ T lymphocytes are largely directed against Epstein-Barr virus. Here, we report two cases complicated with this infection. Read More

    [Comprehensive evaluation and risk control measures of Xanthii Fructus].
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2017 Nov;42(21):4079-4085
    Institute of Medicinal Plants, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100193, China.
    By retrieving domestic and foreign literatures, the authors provided a systematic review for effects of Xanthii Fructus, toxicity recorded in ancient/current literatures and relevant toxicological experience, and summarized clinical characteristics of clinical cases related to Xanthii Fructus and influencing factors. In addition to liver and kidney injuries as the major side effects of Xanthii Fructus, neurotoxicity and cardio-toxicity of Xanthii Fructus were also common clinical adverse events. However, there have been a few animal experimental studies so far. Read More

    A case report of erythroderma in a patient with borderline leprosy on reversal reaction: a result of the exacerbated reaction?
    BMC Dermatol 2017 Dec 20;17(1):16. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Clinical and Experimental Allergy and Immunology Laboratory LIM-56, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Background: Erythroderma is characterized by erythema and scaling affecting more than 90% of the body surface area. Inflammatory, neoplastic and, more rarely, infectious diseases may culminate with erythroderma. Diagnosis of the underlying disorder is therefore crucial to institute the appropriate therapy. Read More

    Bevacizumab-associated Sudden Onset of Multiple Monomorphic Comedones on the Scalp Successfully Treated with 30% Salicylic Acid Peels.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Oct;25(3):245-247
    Eftychia Platsidaki, MD, 5 Ionos Dragoumi Str, 16121 Athens, Greece;
    Bevacizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial factor (VEGF) that targets tumor cell angiogenesis and proliferation. Although it is usually well tolerated, many side-effects have been reported. These include hypertension, bleeding, and thromboembolic events among others. Read More

    Graft-versus-host disease-like erythroderma: a sign of recurrent thymoma: A case report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(49):e8877
    aDepartment of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan UniversitybDepartment of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan UniversitycDepartment of Central Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan UniversitydDepartment of Clinical Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, China.
    Rationale: Thymomas are associated with numerous autoimmune disorders, such as myasthenia gravis (MG), pure red cell aplasia (PRCA), and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-like erythroderma is a relatively uncommon paraneoplastic disorder associated with thymomas and signifies a poor prognosis.

    Patient Concerns: A 35-year-old woman with medical history significant for stage IVa type AB thymoma presented with patchy erythema over face, trunk, and extremities that failed to respond to topical steroids. Read More

    Dermatopathic Lymphadenitis Mimicking Breast Cancer with Lymphatic Metastasis: A Case Report and Discussion.
    Am J Case Rep 2017 Dec 14;18:1330-1333. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX, USA.
    BACKGROUND Dermatopathic lymphadenitis is a rare benign lymphatic hyperplasia commonly associated with exfoliative or eczematoid dermatitis. Of interest, this condition can be confused with lymphatic metastasis in adults. CASE REPORT In this report, we describe the case of a 56-year-old woman diagnosed with left breast invasive ductal carcinoma in remission, who presented with dermatopathic lymphadenitis mimicking breast cancer recurrence. Read More

    Severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions of Chinese inpatients: a meta-analysis.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 May-Jun;92(3):345-349
    Department of Dermatology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University - Changsha, China.
    Background: The rate of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions is low, and these reactions can result in death or disability. An evidence-based epidemiological study of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions in China has not been reported.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze epidemiology and characteristics of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions of Chinese inpatients during the recent 15 years with meta-analysis. Read More

    Peeling skin syndrome associated with novel variant in FLG2 gene.
    Am J Med Genet A 2017 Dec 8;173(12):3201-3204. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Peeling skin syndrome is a rare genodermatosis characterized by variably pruritic superficial generalized peeling of the skin with several genes involved until now little is known about the association between FLG2 and peeling skin syndrome. We describe multiple family members from a consanguineous Saudi family with peeling skin syndrome. Next Generation Sequencing identifies a cosegregating novel variant in FLG2 c. Read More

    Adverse reactions in leprosy patients who underwent dapsone multidrug therapy: a retrospective study.
    Clin Pharmacol 2017 29;9:73-78. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    Dermatology Department, Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, Pokhara, Nepal.
    Objective: To investigate the occurrence and clinical characteristics of dapsone-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) among leprosy patients who underwent multidrug therapy (MDT) from 2010 to 2013 in the western region of Nepal.

    Methods: A retrospective review was carried out in the rehabilitation center. Data were collected from the record files of the hospital. Read More

    Early clinical manifestations of Sézary syndrome: A multicenter retrospective cohort study.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Oct 11;77(4):719-727. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Department of Dermatology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Background: Classic Sézary syndrome (SS) is defined by erythroderma, generalized lymphadenopathy, and leukemic blood involvement. Clinical observations suggest that SS begins as a nonerythrodermic disease.

    Objective: To describe the early clinical characteristics of patients with SS. Read More

    Palmoplantar exfoliation due to chloroquine.
    Indian J Pharmacol 2017 Mar-Apr;49(2):205-207
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India.
    Chloroquine is the drug very frequently used for the treatment of malaria. It is also used in amebiasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and various dermatological conditions. Chloroquine can cause muscle problems, loss of appetite, and diarrhea as a side effect. Read More

    ADULT syndrome: dental features of a very rare condition.
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 2017 Apr-Jun;31(2 Suppl 1):61-65
    Department of Medicine and Surgery, Research Centre into Paediatric Dentistry and Rare Syndromes, University of Insubria, ASST dei Sette Laghi, Dental Clinic, Varese, Italy.
    The Acro-Dermato-Ungual-Lacrimal-Tooth syndrome (ADULT syndrome) is one of the rarest ectodermal dysplasias and it is associated with several malformations involving especially the limbs. The most clinical features are the presence of ectrodactyly, syndactyly, hypermelanosis or multiple lentigines, onhycodysplasia, abnormalities in the lacrimal duct, recurrent conjuntivitis, photophobia, mammarian hypoplasia, hypotrichosis and frontal alopecia, hypohydrosis, cutaneous photosensitivity, nasal bridge prominence, exfoliative dermatitis and xerosis. The ectodermal dysfunction expresses itself with conoid teeth, enamel hypoplasia, dentinal dysplasia and especially hypodontia, with following functional and aesthetic defects. Read More

    A Diagnostic Approach to Recurrent Orofacial Swelling: A Retrospective Study of 104 Patients.
    Mayo Clin Proc 2017 Jul 7;92(7):1053-1060. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ.
    Objective: To identify patients evaluated in an outpatient setting at our institution with a presentation of recurrent orofacial swelling and to review the spectrum of causes to outline a diagnostic approach.

    Patients And Methods: A retrospective study of 104 patients with more than 1 episode of orofacial swelling lasting for more than 5 days identified through a keyword search of the electronic health record from January 2, 2000, through July 5, 2011.

    Results: Patients were categorized according to final cause of orofacial swelling: idiopathic orofacial granulomatosis, solid facial edema due to rosacea and acne vulgaris, Crohn disease, contact dermatitis, sarcoidosis, exfoliative cheilitis, lichen planus, actinic cheilitis, cheilitis glandularis, lymphedema, miscellaneous, and multifactorial. Read More

    A Severe Case of Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reaction Secondary to a Novice Drug: Idelalisib.
    J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2017 Apr-Jun;5(2):2324709617711463. Epub 2017 May 24.
    East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA.
    Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase δ (PIK3δ) is a tyrosine kinase essential for B cell survival, making it an important target in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Idelalisib is an inhibitor of PIK3δ demonstrating initial success in disease response, but is now shown to have a decreased overall survival and life-threatening serious adverse events. The following is an unfortunate case of a grade III adverse skin reaction secondary to idelalisib with the likely complication of methicillin-resistant bacteremia. Read More

    Ichthyosis linearis circumflexa with bamboo hair: challenges in the diagnosis and management.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 May 28;2017. Epub 2017 May 28.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    A 15-year-old boy had persistent and refractory erythroderma since early childhood. His parents noticed polycyclic skin lesions and hair fragility around the age of 5 years. He was treated by a local untrained practitioner for more than 3 years without any significant improvement, and he developed weight gain, thinning of skin, muscle weakness and growth retardation. Read More

    Hydroxychloroquine-induced erythroderma.
    Indian J Pharmacol 2017 Jan-Feb;49(1):132-134
    Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
    Erythroderma is characterized by diffuse erythema and scaling of the skin involving more than 90% of the total body skin surface area. Drug-induced erythroderma has rarely been reported with hydroxychloroquine. We report a case of a 50-year-old female patient, with systemic lupus erythematosus, who developed itchy lesions all over the body 1 month after starting treatment with hydroxychloroquine. Read More

    [Diagnostic approach of erythroderma in the adult].
    Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2017 May-Jun;55(3):353-360
    Centro Dermatológico "Dr. Ladislao de la Pascua", Secretaría de Salud de la Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, México.
    Erythroderma consists on erythema and scaling that covers more than 90% of the cutaneous surface. It has multiple causes and for the most common we can use the acronym PALM (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, lymphoproliferative disease and medication). It is important to diagnose the cause in order to get a prognosis and a targeted treatment. Read More

    Imatinib mesylate-induced lichenoid drug eruption.
    Cutis 2017 Mar;99(3):189-192
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
    Imatinib mesylate (imatinib) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor initially approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Since then, the number of indicated uses for imatinib has substantially increased. It is increasingly important that dermatologists recognize adverse cutaneous manifestations of imatinib and are aware of their management and outcomes to avoid unnecessarily discontinuing a potentially lifesaving medication. Read More

    TP53 alterations in primary and secondary Sézary syndrome: A diagnostic tool for the assessment of malignancy in patients with erythroderma.
    PLoS One 2017 16;12(3):e0173171. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
    INSERM U1053, Bordeaux Research in Translational Oncology University Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
    Recent massive parallel sequencing data have evidenced the genetic diversity and complexity of Sézary syndrome mutational landscape with TP53 alterations being the most prevalent genetic abnormality. We analyzed a cohort of 35 patients with SS and a control group of 8 patients with chronic inflammatory dermatoses. TP53 status was analyzed at different clinical stages especially in 9 patients with a past-history of mycosis fungoides (MF), coined secondary SS. Read More

    Intermediate Phenotype between ADULT Syndrome and EEC Syndrome Caused by R243Q Mutation in TP63.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2016 Dec 22;4(12):e1185. Epub 2016 Dec 22.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan; Department of Human Genetics, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan; and Section of Molecular Craniofacial Embryology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
    A patient who had ectrodactyly, dry skin, exfoliative dermatitis, and hypodontia with peg-shaped teeth, but not cleft lip and palate, is described. Ectrodactyly with a tooth anomaly is recognized in both acro-dermato-ungual-lacrimal-tooth (ADULT) syndrome and ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft (EEC) syndrome. These 2 syndromes are caused by heterozygous mutations in the transcriptional factor gene . Read More

    Histological and parasitological distinctive findings in clinically-lesioned and normal-looking skin of dogs with different clinical stages of leishmaniosis.
    Parasit Vectors 2017 Mar 13;10(1):121. Epub 2017 Mar 13.
    Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.
    Background: Normal-looking skin of dogs with leishmaniosis frequently shows microscopic lesions along with the presence of Leishmania amastigotes. However, histological lesions with or without detection of amastigotes might not occur in less severe clinical cases. In addition, comparative studies between paired clinically-lesioned and normal-looking skin samples from dogs with different disease severity are lacking. Read More

    Thymoma-associated multi-organ autoimmunity: A case of graft-versus-host disease-like erythroderma complicated by Good syndrome successfully treated by thymectomy.
    J Dermatol 2017 Jul 3;44(7):830-835. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
    Department of Dermatology, Hiratsuka City Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.
    Thymoma-associated multi-organ autoimmunity disease (TAMA) is a rare paraneoplastic disorder, clinicopathologically similar to graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Many reported cases follow a difficult course; half of them die from serious infectious diseases subsequent to immunosuppression induced by chemotherapy for unresectable thymoma, or intensive therapies including systemic steroids for complicating autoimmune diseases and GVHD-like symptoms. We report a patient whose skin symptoms were improved subsequently to total thymectomy. Read More

    The glycan-specific sulfotransferase (R77W)GalNAc-4-ST1 putatively responsible for peeling skin syndrome has normal properties consistent with a simple sequence polymorphisim.
    Glycobiology 2017 May;27(5):450-456
    Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.
    Expanded access to DNA sequencing now fosters ready detection of site-specific human genome alterations whose actual significance requires in-depth functional study to rule in or out disease-causing mutations. This is a particular concern for genomic sequence differences in glycosyltransferases, whose implications are often difficult to assess. A recent whole-exome sequencing study identifies (c. Read More

    An exploratory factor analysis of the spontaneous reporting of severe cutaneous adverse reactions.
    Ther Adv Drug Saf 2017 Jan 29;8(1):4-16. Epub 2016 Nov 29.
    Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, USA.
    Background: Severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) are prominent in pharmacovigilance (PhV). They have some commonalities such as nonimmediate nature and T-cell mediation and rare overlap syndromes have been documented, most commonly involving acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), and DRESS and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). However, they display diverse clinical phenotypes and variations in specific T-cell immune response profiles, plus some specific genotype-phenotype associations. Read More

    The role of histological presentation in erythroderma.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Apr 12;56(4):400-404. Epub 2017 Feb 12.
    St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
    Background: Erythroderma is a serious medical condition characterized by inflamed red skin involving over 90% of the body. It can be the common presentation of different diseases, therefore clinical diagnosis can be problematic. Controversial data are reported regarding the diagnostic value of histological examination in erythroderma subjects. Read More

    Infective endocarditis following tumor necrosis factor-α antagonist therapy for management of psoriatic erythroderma: a case report.
    J Med Case Rep 2017 Feb 9;11(1):35. Epub 2017 Feb 9.
    Department of Community Medicine, Kanazawa Medical University Himi Municipal Hospital, 1130 Kurakawa, Himi, Toyama, 935-8531, Japan.
    Background: The introduction of biological agents, such as infliximab, which act against tumor necrosis factor-α was a major advance for the treatment of an increasing number of chronic diseases. Tumor necrosis factor-α antagonists represent a major therapeutic advance for the management of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis. Previous studies have reported that the use of tumor necrosis factor-α antagonists increased the risk of opportunistic infections and reactivation of latent bacterial infections. Read More

    Phenotypic analysis of circulating T-cell subset and its association with burden of skin disease in patients with chronic actinic dermatitis: a hematologic and clinicopathologic study of 20 subjects.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 May 7;56(5):540-546. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
    Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.
    Background: Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is a recurrent photosensitive dermatitis that occurs predominantly on sun-exposed areas with unknown etiology. In severe cases, it may present with erythroderma, which is clinicopathologically analogous to cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Typically, inflammatory infiltrates in the skin lesions are mainly CD8 reactive T cells. Read More

    Indian erythrodermic postkala-azar dermal leishmaniasis.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Jan 27;2017. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
    Postkala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a complication of kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis and is caused by Leishmania donovani. We describe an Indian male patient with the rarer erythrodermic form of PKDL and multiple unusual skin lesions viz. verrucous, annular and mucosal ulceration. Read More

    Gain of CD26 expression on the malignant T-cells in relapsed erythrodermic leukemic mycosis fungoides.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 May 10;44(5):462-466. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
    Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Loss of CD26 surface expression on the circulating malignant T-cell is the most widely accepted diagnostic marker in patients with leukemic cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). CTCL cases with reemergence of CD7 and/or CD26 surface expression are unusual and of uncertain prognosis. We report the case of an erythrodermic leukemic mycosis fungoides patient who had achieved temporary remission after several months on multimodality immunotherapy and extracorporeal photopheresis, but who relapsed with aggressive disease phenotypically characterized by CD4+ T-cells with high CD26 expression. Read More

    Cutaneous Presentation of Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma: A Harbinger of Poor Prognosis?
    Skinmed 2016 1;14(6):469-471. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
    A 62-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of extensive, pruritic dermatosis over her face, trunk, and limbs. She was initially treated for psoriasis with methotrexate 5 mg twice weekly and topical clobetasol cream; however, her condition worsened, and she was admitted for generalized exfoliative dermatitis. Examination showed generalized erythema and scaling affecting her face (Figure 1A), chest (Figure 1B), back, and limbs. Read More

    Sézary syndrome without erythroderma: A review of 16 cases at Mayo Clinic.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Apr 21;76(4):683-688. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address:
    Background: Sézary syndrome (SS) is characterized by erythroderma with leukemic involvement. In atypical SS, leukemic involvement is present without erythroderma. Little is known about the presentation, prognosis, and outcome in these patients. Read More

    Epidermal programmed cell death-ligand 1 expression in TEN associated with nivolumab therapy.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Apr 23;44(4):381-384. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
    Nivolumab is a programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1) antibody used in the treatment of metastatic or unresectable melanoma. Cutaneous reactions are the most common adverse events reported with these agents and are rarely severe or life-threatening. Here we present a case report describing the clinicopathological findings of a patient with a fatal toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) eruption associated with use of nivolumab for treatment of metastatic melanoma. Read More

    Erythrodermic Psoriasis Treated with Apremilast.
    Dermatol Reports 2016 Jun 19;8(1):6599. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
    Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine; Department of Medicine, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, CA, USA.
    Erythroderma is a rare potentially deadly exfoliative dermatitis characterized by diffuse cutaneous erythema which may be associated with multi-organ dysfunction. Therefore, it is imperative to recognize and treat it promptly. Erythrodermic psoriasis is the most common form of erythroderma. Read More

    Seroprevalence of Canine Leishmaniasis in Northern Cyprus.
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Sep;40(3):117-120
    Clinic of PetZone, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.
    Objective: Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is an important public and veterinary health problem in Mediterranean Basin countries. In this study, we aimed to determine the seroprevalence of CanL in several provinces of Northern Cyprus.

    Methods: The seroprevalence of CanL was determined by the indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) test in dog sera. Read More

    Eccrine Syringofibroadenoma in a Patient with Long-Standing Exfoliative Dermatitis.
    Ann Dermatol 2016 Dec 23;28(6):765-768. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
    Department of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Eccrine syringofibroadenoma (ESFA) is a rare benign cutaneous adnexal lesion characterized by a hyperplastic epithelium and eccrine ductal differentiation. In the present case, a 73-year-old Korean male presented with symmetrical numerous widespread, pinkish nodules with a cobblestone appearance over both legs for 2 years. He had a history of generalized erythematous scaly patches over his entire body for 20 years. Read More

    Erythroderma and non-Hodgkin T-cell lymphoma: what else, apart from Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary syndrome?
    Eur J Dermatol 2017 Feb;27(1):49-53
    Dermatology Unit, Department of Surgery, Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Italy.
    Background: Peripheral T-cell lymphomas, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS), are a rare condition characterised by specific histology, nodal presentation, and a poor prognosis. In total, 10-18% of patients present with cutaneous involvement which is regarded as a poor prognostic marker. However, cutaneous PTCL-NOS lesions have been rarely reported in the literature. Read More

    Omenn Syndrome Presenting with Striking Erythroderma and Extreme Lymphocytosis in a Newborn.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Jan 12;34(1):e37-e39. Epub 2016 Nov 12.
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
    Omenn syndrome is an autosomal recessive form of "leaky" severe combined immune deficiency resulting in distinct phenotypic features. The patient described herein had an atypical presentation of Omenn syndrome, with conspicuous erythroderma and extreme lymphocytosis at birth, in contrast to the typical evolution of rash seen during the first few weeks of life. In addition, the skin findings were secondary to infiltration of CD8 (cytotoxic) T-cells in contrast to the CD4 (helper) T-cells typically seen, which broadens the Omenn syndrome phenotype. Read More

    Non-dermatophyte Dermatoses Mimicking Dermatophytoses in Animals.
    Mycopathologia 2017 Feb 16;182(1-2):113-126. Epub 2016 Nov 16.
    UP Interactions Cellules Environnement, VetAgro Sup, Univ Lyon, 69280, Marcy l'Etoile, France.
    Dermatophytoses in animals are fungal diseases of the skin caused by dermatophyte fungi of the genus Microsporum or Trichophyton. Because the infection is generally follicular, the most common clinical sign is one or many circular areas of alopecia with variable erythema, scaling and crusting, and the primary differential diagnoses are follicular infections, such as bacterial folliculitis and demodicosis. Although dermatophyte folliculitis or ringworm is the most commonly observed lesion of dermatophytoses in animals, other presentations may be observed according to the host species and the dermatophyte involved: dermatophyte folliculitis or ringworm, scaling and crusting in dermatophytosis due to Microsporum persicolor, nodule in case of kerion or mycetoma, matted hairs, seborrheic dermatosis or miliary dermatitis in cats, generalized exfoliative dermatoses in dogs, cats and horses, superficial non-follicular pustules, papules and macules in the Devon Rex cat, pruritic dermatophytoses in dogs, cats and horses, and onychomycosis in dogs, cats and horses. Read More

    Glycerin Borax Treatment of Exfoliative Cheilitis Induced by Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: a Case Report.
    Acta Stomatol Croat 2016 06;50(2):158-161
    Oral Medicine Department, Faculty of Dentistry Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
    This paper reports on the results of a case study of a 19-year-old female who presented to the Oral Medicine clinic with a chief complaint of scaly and peeling lips. The lesions had persisted on her lips for more than 7 years and were refractory to previous treatment. Her physician's diagnosis was contact dermatitis. Read More

    Slow desensitization of imatinib-induced nonimmediate reactions and dynamic changes of drug-specific CD4CD25CD134 lymphocytes.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2016 11 24;117(5):514-519. Epub 2016 Oct 24.
    King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Background: Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and certain neoplastic diseases; however, nonimmediate adverse reactions are common.

    Objective: To describe the process of imatinib slow desensitization in patients who experienced nonimmediate reactions to imatinib and the dynamic change in drug-specific CD4CD25CD134 T-lymphocyte percentages.

    Methods: Five patients diagnosed as having GISTs and with a recent history of imatinib-induced nonimmediate reactions (maculopapular exanthema with eosinophilia, exfoliative dermatitis, palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia, and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) were desensitized using a slow desensitization protocol. Read More

    Systemic cyclosporine treatment in severe childhood psoriasis: A retrospective chart review.
    J Dermatolog Treat 2017 Feb 24;28(1):18-20. Epub 2016 Oct 24.
    a Department of Dermatology , Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research , Chandigarh , India.
    Background: Data regarding the use of cyclosporine (CYC) in the treatment of childhood psoriasis is meager.

    Materials And Methods: The records of all psoriasis patients aged less than 18 years and treated with systemic CYC at our institute were retrieved. Clinical status of patients was assessed at regular intervals and response to therapy was graded as good (50-75% decrease in PASI) and excellent (>75% decrease). Read More

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