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We conducted a case-control study to analyse the association of psoriasis of recent onset with smoking habits, body mass index (BMI) and stressful life events. Cases (n=560; median age 38) were patients with a first diagnosis of psoriasis and a history of skin manifestations of no longer than two years after the reported disease onset. Patients with a new(More)
Germline mutations impairing the p16(INK4)-function have previously been demonstrated to be responsible for genetic predisposition in at least one half of melanoma-prone kindreds of North European origin. Familial melanoma kindreds have also been found to present an increased risk of pancreatic cancer and other cancers, but results relative to more common(More)
A 43-year-old homosexual man with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) developed cutaneous molluscum contagiosum-like lesions on face, ears, neck, hands and feet. He was admitted to our unit with fever, malaise and headache. Cytologic examination of skin brushing revealed numerous encapsulated budding yeasts, identified as Cryptococcus neoformans.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the association of psoriasis with selected medical conditions and a number of drugs used before diagnosis. METHODS Multicenter case-control study involving outpatient services of 20 general and teaching hospitals. Entry criteria for cases were a first diagnosis of psoriasis made by a dermatologist and a history of skin(More)
Tailgut cysts (or retro-rectal cyst-hamartomas (RCHs)) are developmental abnormalities consisting of multiloculated cysts lined by squamous, transitional or glandular epithelium which, albeit rarely, may give rise to malignant transformations. Carcinoid tumours arising in the presacral region are extremely rare and usually benign, and only a few are(More)
The present paper reports a case of osteo-onychodysplasia (nail-patella syndrome). There are very few descriptions of this syndrome in the orthopaedic literature, possibly because it is rare for the morphological changes in the knee and the associated abnormalities to require or be amenable to treatment. In the present case an accidental sprain of the right(More)
On a farm with therapeutic problems and unsatisfactory management conditions, the occurrence of antibiotic resistance and transferable antibiotic resistance has been studied in E. coli isolated from calves which were 5 and 30 days old. Strains with resistance to up to seven antibiotics as well as transferable resistance against up to five antibiotics were(More)
A 24-year old male patient developed, on both legs, lesions typical of Mibelli's porokeratosis 22 months after bone marrow transplantation, under treatment with cyclosporin A. He denied any family history. Mibelli's porokeratosis seldom develops after an immunosuppressive treatment, and to our knowledge it has exceptionally been described after bone marrow(More)
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