Alex Zvulunov

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In this article, we describe a novel autosomal recessive ichthyosis with hypotrichosis syndrome, characterized by congenital ichthyosis associated with abnormal hair. Using homozygosity mapping, we mapped the disease locus to 11q24.3-q25. We screened the ST14 gene, which encodes matriptase, since transplantation of skin from matriptase(-/-)-knockout mice(More)
BACKGROUND Recent cases of infants with bullous pemphigoid (BP) prompted us to explore the clinical and laboratory features of childhood BP. OBJECTIVES We sought to explore the characteristics of infantile BP and compare them with childhood BP. METHODS All new consecutive cases of infantile BP referred to dermatologic departments in Israel during 2004(More)
Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHOM) of the pelvis is a rare form of childhood osteomyelitis. Prompted by a recent case, we reviewed the 146 reported cases of pelvic AHOM published since 1966. Classical childhood AHOM of tubular bones usually occurs in older children (mean age, 8.1 y) as opposed to younger children (aged 2-5 y). It is more common in boys(More)
Autosomal-recessive exfoliative ichthyosis presents shortly after birth as dry, scaly skin over most of the body with coarse peeling of nonerythematous skin on the palms and soles, which is exacerbated by excessive moisture and minor trauma. Using whole-genome homozygosity mapping, candidate-gene analysis and deep sequencing, we have identified(More)
A new variant of congenital exfoliative ichthyosis in two related Bedouin families is reported. The ichthyosis appeared shortly after birth as a fine peeling of nonerythematous skin on the palms and soles. The prominent well-demarcated areas of denuded skin in moist and traumatized regions resembled the 'mauserung' phenomenon of ichthyosis bullosa of(More)
Pharmacological therapies for infantile hemangiomas were considered effective only during the proliferative phases. Recently reported beneficial effects of propranolol may extend beyond the proliferative phase of infantile hemangiomas. The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of oral propranolol therapy for infantile hemangiomas beyond the(More)
We describe an Israeli Jewish Moroccan family presenting with autosomal dominant seborrhea-like dermatosis with psoriasiform elements, including enhanced keratinocyte proliferation, parakeratosis, follicular plugging, Pityrosporum ovale overgrowth and dermal CD4 lymphocyte infiltrate. We mapped the disease gene to a 0.5-cM region overlapping the PSORS2(More)
Microphthalmia with linear skin lesions (MLS) is an X-linked dominant male-lethal disorder associated with mutations in holocytochrome c-type synthase (HCCS), which encodes a crucial player of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC). Unlike other mitochondrial diseases, MLS is characterized by a well-recognizable neurodevelopmental phenotype.(More)
BACKGROUND Propranolol is highly effective in the treatment of infantile hemangioma (IH), but important clinical and pharmacological data are lacking. OBJECTIVE The aims of the present study were to evaluate the efficacy of propranolol for the treatment of IH, to identify favorable prognostic factors in propranolol-treated IH, and to evaluate the safety(More)
BACKGROUND Keratosis pilaris is a common skin disorder of childhood that often improves with age. Less common variants of keratosis pilaris include keratosis pilaris atrophicans and atrophodermia vermiculata. OBSERVATIONS In this case series from dermatology practices in the United States, Canada, Israel, and Australia, the clinical characteristics of 27(More)