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The genome of a new human polyomavirus, known as Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV), has recently been reported to be integrated within the cellular DNA of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare human skin cancer. To investigate MCV seroprevalence in the general population, we expressed three different MCV VP1 in insect cells using recombinant baculoviruses.(More)
We investigated whether Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) patients in France carry Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) and then identified strain variations. All frozen MCC specimens and 45% of formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded specimens, but none of the non-MCC neuroendocrine carcinomas specimens, had MCPyV. Strains from France and the United States were similar.
Core biopsy is currently used as the initial diagnostic procedure in breast cancer. Prognostic information is required before decisions on subsequent therapy are possible. The aim of this study was to compare prognostic data observed in ultrasound-guided core biopsies and in surgical specimens. We conducted a retrospective study of a mean of 1.2 biopsies(More)
BACKGROUND Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is classically defined as a childhood fever accompanied by a rash with vesicles or erosions of the oral mucosa, hands, feet and sometimes the buttocks. Severe neurological complications are associated with enterovirus 71 outbreaks in Asia. Recently, it has been suggested that HFMD is related to coxsackie virus(More)
PURPOSE To assess US-guided vacuum-assisted biopsies in the diagnosis of suspicious sonographic breast lesions after non-diagnostic core needle biopsies (CNB). PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective study of 42 females with suspicious breast lesions at US. CNB previously performed were non-diagnostic. Because of the larger sample size, vacuum-assisted(More)
BACKGROUND Oral propranolol has been used to treat complicated infantile hemangiomas, although data from randomized, controlled trials to inform its use are limited. METHODS We performed a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, adaptive, phase 2-3 trial assessing the efficacy and safety of a pediatric-specific oral propranolol solution in infants 1 to 5(More)
No tool is available to diagnose drug-induced pemphigus (DIP) and to predict its outcome after the withdrawal of the culprit drugs. This retrospective pemphigus case series study compared cutaneous/mucosal immunostaining of a monoclonal antibody directed toward desmogleins 1 and 3 (32-2B) in 37 patients with DIP and 56 patients with idiopathic pemphigus.(More)
BACKGROUND Ulceration is a frequent complication of proliferating haemangioma. METHODS Four patients with ulcerated hemangioma aged 2, 4, 5 months and 5 weeks were treated with 2 mg/kg KG propranolol. RESULTS Efficacy and safety of propranolol were excellent in all four cases. CONCLUSIONS Propranolol may be the first-choice therapy for ulcerated(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The diagnosis of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is primarily clinical. Clinical signs result from modifications of the rheological properties of the skin: thickness, extensibility and hydration. Our main objective was to demonstrate what skin biometry can contribute to the diagnosis and evaluation of the different types of EDS. (More)