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St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 9RT 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, Salford Royal Hospital, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic(More)
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)
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)
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)
In epidermis, it has been suggested, intercellular communication through gap junctions is important in coordinating cell behavior. The connexins, may facilitate selective assembly or permeability of gap junctions, influencing the distribution of metabolites between cells. Using immunohistochemistry, we have compared the distribution of connexins 26 and 43(More)
PURPOSE To determine the ability of different types of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) to stimulate fibroblast proliferation in monolayer cell culture. MATERIALS AND METHODS The National Health Service West Glasgow Ethics Committee granted approval for this study. Fibroblasts established from healthy volunteers (control subjects) and from(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)
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 associated with abnormal plasma lipid metabolism and a high frequency of cardiovascular events. Increased lipid levels are also seen in patients with psoriasis treated with acitretin. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) variants have been linked to hypertriglyceridaemia and hypercholesterolaemia in normal individuals. Two coding single(More)