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Genetic and Biochemical Evidence That Haploinsufficiency of the Nf1 Tumor Suppressor Gene Modulates Melanocyte and Mast Cell Fates in Vivo
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by cutaneous neurofibromas infiltrated with large numbers of mast cells, melanocyte hyperplasia, and aExpand
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Calciphylaxis is associated with hyperphosphatemia and increased osteopontin expression by vascular smooth muscle cells.
Calciphylaxis or calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA) is a fatal disease in dialysis patients due to calcification of cutaneous blood vessels. The pathogenesis has been attributed to elevatedExpand
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Awareness of the risks of tanning lamps does not influence behavior among college students.
HYPOTHESIS Awareness of the risks of artificial tanning influences tanning behavior among college students. OBJECTIVE To correlate the prevalence of tanning lamp use, the perceived benefits andExpand
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Atypical melanocytic nevi of the genital type with a discussion of reciprocal parenchymal-stromal interactions in the biology of neoplasia.
UNLABELLED Melanocytic lesions of the genital area, especially those on the vulva, may present great difficulty in histological interpretation. A histological diagnosis of malignant melanoma was madeExpand
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Diagnosis and successful treatment of fusariosis in the compromised host.
We present six cases of fusariosis caused by Fusarium solani that were diagnosed over a three-year period in 166 adult patients undergoing chemotherapy for acute leukemia. Necrotic skin lesions wereExpand
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Randomized comparison of virtual microscopy and traditional glass microscopy in diagnostic accuracy among dermatology and pathology residents.
Virtual microscopy is being used in medical schools to teach histology and pathology. It is also being used in resident education, in-training examinations (dermatology), and certificationExpand
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Lobular capillary hemangiomas: An epidemiologic report, with emphasis on cutaneous lesions.
BACKGROUND Lobular capillary hemangiomas (pyogenic granulomas) occur on both mucosal and cutaneous surfaces. There are conflicting data regarding the increased prevalence of lobular capillaryExpand
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Prospective study of vulvar nevi.
We report the results of a year-long prospective study to approximate the prevalence of pigmented lesions of the vulva in a gynecology practice. A total of 301 new patients were screened during theirExpand
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Vascular inflammation (vasculitis) in sweet syndrome: a clinicopathologic study of 28 biopsy specimens from 21 patients.
BACKGROUND Sweet syndrome is characterized by painful, erythematous plaques of rapid onset accompanied by fever. Absence of vasculitis is a histologic criterion for diagnosis. However, recent reportsExpand
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Histopathologic comparison of the subsets of lupus erythematosus.
A recent study by Bangert et al suggests that there are quantitative histologic differences that distinguish discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE).Expand
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