Aleksandra Dańczak-Pazdrowska

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INTRODUCTION Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and relapsing skin disorder, which is characterized by abnormal skin barrier function within the entire skin surface. Several noninvasive bioengineering methods have been commonly used to quantify disease severity. High-frequency ultrasonography (HF-USG) is an important contribution to this field. AIM To(More)
An objective of this article is a review of contemporary knowledge on various environmental factors, that influence prevalence and course of allergic diseases, like asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis and also contact dermatitis. Surrounding climate may directly influence each patient, but also determines type of flora and fauna within particular(More)
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer in the Caucasian population. The cancer arises in sun exposed areas of the skin. The incidence of morbidity is high and it is still growing. The metastatic rate is low, but the enlarging tumor may cause severe tissue disfigurement and a poor cosmetic outcome. The diagnosis is usually clinical but there are(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, mediators synthesized in the adipose tissue, the so-called adipokines, have been reported to play important roles in the pathogenesis of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. OBJECTIVE To compare serum leptin, adiponectin and resistin levels in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and healthy controls. To find possible relationship(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to examine the association of serum levels of amino-terminal fragment of pro-C-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proCNP), as a substitute measure of serum C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), with clinical and laboratory findings in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Serum NT-proCNP, soluble (s)E-and sP-selectin levels were(More)
INTRODUCTION Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of non-melanoma malignant skin tumors. Eighty-five percent of all cases are located on the skin of the head and neck. The risk of recurrence after surgery is estimated at 5-15%. AIM To evaluate the selected risk factors for recurrence after surgical treatment of head and neck BCC at the(More)
Introduction: High-frequency ultrasound provides a modern, non-invasive method of skin visualization used for many years in dermatology. In this paper, we present the use of high-frequency ultrasound in monitoring the effects of treatment of selected dermatoses and a review of the literature on this topic. Material and methods: Ultrasound examination of the(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing skin disorder which is strictly determined by the epidermal barrier function. In previous studies, there is conclusive evidence that normal-looking, nonlesional skin presents meaningful barrier function defect and a sub-clinical eczematous skin reaction. AIM The authors intended to visualize(More)
INTRODUCTION Morphea (localized scleroderma) is a rare cutaneous disease characterized by skin fibrosis of unknown pathogenesis. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a potent profibrotic factor. The role of TGF-β in morphea remains unclear. AIM The goal of this study was to estimate the expression level of TGF-β1 in skin and peripheral blood(More)
Mycosis fungoides is the most common form of primary cutaneous lymphoma, with three phases: erythematous, infiltrative and tumour phase. In contrast with Sézary syndrome, the course is often slow and skin lesions may not be distinctive for a longer period of time and may resemble lesions occurring in the course of other dermatoses, such as eczema, large(More)