Alberto Romero-Maté

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AIM Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha agents are widely used for the treatment of both inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and psoriasis. Psoriatic skin lesions induced by anti-TNF have been described in patients with IBD. We report a case series of psoriasis induced by anti-TNF agents in IBD patients. METHODS Systematic analysis of cases of psoriasis(More)
Erythrodermic psoriasis is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat. Biological agents offer a new alternative, but there are no controlled trials to support their use; there are a few reports of patients treated with these agents, but often only with short term results. We report a 68-year-old man with erythrodermic psoriasis and ankylosing(More)
BACKGROUND Leishmaniasis, an endemic infection in Spain, is caused by protozoan parasites of the Leishmania genus. Between 2010 and 2012, there was an outbreak of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis in Fuenlabrada, Madrid. OBJECTIVES To describe the cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis diagnosed over a 17-month period at the dermatology department of(More)
Human leishmaniasis produced by Leishmania infantum is endemic in Mediterranean countries. In the context of a leishmaniasis outbreak in the town of Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain, we had two patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis that developed non-necrotizing cutaneous granulomas. They had both been receiving anti-TNF treatment with adalimumab for rheumatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate dermoscopy as a real-time noninvasive diagnostic imaging technique for actinic keratosis (AK). DESIGN Prospective study to validate a diagnostic test. SETTING Dermatology department of a tertiary university hospital in Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain. PATIENTS A total of 178 patients with a clinical diagnosis of AK participated in the(More)
BACKGROUND Both the safety and efficacy of biologic therapy may be affected in the presence of highly prevalent chronic viral hepatitis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ustekinumab and antitumour necrosis factor therapy in patients with psoriasis and concomitant chronic viral hepatitis. METHODS This was a retrospective, multicentre(More)
Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) can be a therapeutic challenge. Antimalarials and topic steroids are the first-line standard therapies, while systemic steroids, immunomodulators (as azathioprine, methotrexate, cyclosporine), retinoids (acitretin), thalidomide, auranofin and dapsone are used as second-line therapies. We report two patients with(More)
The introduction in recent years of biologic medicines has greatly changed the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthropathy (PsA). These drugs have been effective in the treatment of these chronic, physically weakening disorders, offering good efficacy and a safety profile that differs from those of all other systemic therapies and medications available(More)