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Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SFN) of the newborn is uncommon and usually occurs in the first weeks of life following a complicated delivery. The frequency with which hypercalcemia develops as a complication is uncertain. We report the clinical features of SFN in 11 patients seen between 1991 and 1998. Ten were born by cesarean section and fetal distress was(More)
St John’s Institute of Dermatology, GKT School of Medicine, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, U.K. *Department of Dermatology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport NP20 2UB, U.K. Department of Dermatology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT, U.K. The Dermatology Centre, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, U.K. §Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance, PO Box 111,(More)
The pathogenesis of all forms of psoriasis remains obscure. Segregation analysis and twin studies together with ethnic differences in disease frequency all point to an underlying genetic susceptibility to psoriasis, which is both complex and likely to reflect the action of a number of genes. We performed a genome wide analysis using a total of 271(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is an immune-mediated skin disorder that is inherited as a multifactorial trait. Linkage analyses have clearly mapped a primary disease susceptibility locus to the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region on chromosome 6p21. More recently, whole-genome association studies have identified two non-MHC disease genes (IL12B and IL23R),(More)
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a fibrotic disease generating intense interest due to its recent discovery, and unknown cause. It appears confined to patients with renal disease and presents as grossly thickened, indurated, tight skin that is woody to palpation. Histologically, the dermis contains thickened collagen bundles, numerous plump(More)
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 1-3% of Caucasian populations and may be persistent, disfiguring and stigmatizing. There is a range of severity, but even when the affected body surface area is relatively limited the impact on day-to-day activities and social interactions may be significant. An understanding of the psychological burden(More)
BACKGROUND New topical treatments in scalp psoriasis are needed because many current topical treatments are disliked by patients and associated with poor compliance. OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of once-daily, two-compound scalp formulation containing calcipotriene plus betamethasone dipropionate with the individual components in the same(More)
BACKGROUND Ustekinumab, a novel monoclonal antibody for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis, has recently received regulatory approval in Europe, bringing the total number of biologic agents licensed in this indication to five. To assist treatment selection in daily practice it is essential to understand the benefit/risk profile of(More)
A C-insertion polymorphism in the NOD2 gene (3020insC) on chromosome 16 is a rare mutation associated with Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease and psoriasis are more commonly observed together than expected by chance. Furthermore a susceptibility locus for psoriasis has been identified on chromosome 16q which overlaps the recently identified susceptibility(More)