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Evidence‐based (S3) Guideline on (anogenital) Lichen sclerosus
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is an inflammatory skin disease that usually involves the anogenital area. All patients with symptoms or signs suspicious of lichen sclerosus should be seen at least onceExpand
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Genome-wide association study of systemic sclerosis identifies CD247 as a new susceptibility locus
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs that leads to profound disability and premature death. To identify new SSc susceptibilityExpand
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Merkel Cell Polyomavirus DNA in Persons without Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) DNA was detected in 88% of Merkel cell carcinomas in contrast to 16% of other skin tumors. MCPyV was also found in anogenital and oral samples (31%) and eyebrow hairsExpand
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Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation vs intravenous pulse cyclophosphamide in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis: a randomized clinical trial.
IMPORTANCE High-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) have shown efficacy in systemic sclerosis in phase 1 and small phase 2 trials. OBJECTIVEExpand
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A randomized controlled study of low-dose UVA1, medium-dose UVA1, and narrowband UVB phototherapy in the treatment of localized scleroderma.
BACKGROUND In previous trials, UV therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of localized scleroderma (LS). To date, a randomized comparison study to evaluate the efficacy andExpand
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Immunochip analysis identifies multiple susceptibility loci for systemic sclerosis.
In this study, 1,833 systemic sclerosis (SSc) cases and 3,466 controls were genotyped with the Immunochip array. Classical alleles, amino acid residues, and SNPs across the human leukocyte antigenExpand
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Anal carcinoma in human immunodeficiency virus‐positive men: results of a prospective study from Germany
Background  Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN), a human papillomavirus (HPV)‐associated potential precursor lesion of anal cancer, is frequent among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)‐positive menExpand
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Human papillomavirus-associated diseases in HIV-infected men who have sex with men
Purpose of review Persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is very frequent in HIV-positive men who have sex with men. This review summarizes recent data on papillomavirus-induced analExpand
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Correction: Identification of Novel Genetic Markers Associated with Clinical Phenotypes of Systemic Sclerosis through a Genome-Wide Association Strategy
The aim of this study was to determine, through a genome-wide association study (GWAS), the genetic components contributing to different clinical sub-phenotypes of systemic sclerosis (SSc). WeExpand
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HPV16 activates the AIM2 inflammasome in keratinocytes
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are double-stranded DNA viruses, which selectively infect keratinocytes in stratified epithelia. After an initial infection, many patients clear HPV. In some patients,Expand
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