Alexander C. Katoulis

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Treatment of alopecia areata remains unsatisfactory. We decided to test if systemic therapy with inosiplex (Isoprinosine(R)), an immunomodulator could influence the disease. Thirty-two subjects with recalcitrant alopecia areata, aged 16-48 years (mean 30.3+/-5.1 years), were randomized into two treatment groups of 16 subjects each. They were assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND Undecylenoyl phenylalanine is a novel skin-lightening agent, probably acting as α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and beta-adrenergic receptor (β-ADR) antagonist. OBJECTIVES The objective of this double-blind randomized comparative study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a preparation containing undecylenoyl phenylalanine 2% in(More)
Sir, Since aspirin was introduced over a century ago, many new anti-inflammatory agents have been marketed. NSAIDs are currently the most commonly prescribed agents in Western medicine (1). Their widespread use has resulted in a number of well-documented adverse reactions. These most frequently involve the gastrointestinal tract, causing discomfort, nausea(More)
Pseudoporphyria (PP) is a relatively rare, photodistributed bullous dermatosis that resembles porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), but it is not accompanied by porphyrin abnormalities in the serum, urine, or stool. It was initially described in renal failure patients on dialysis. Thereafter, it has been associated with several aetiological factors. We report a(More)
BACKGROUND Nevogenesis is a complex process involving several pathogenetic mechanisms, including genetic factors, hormonal influences and UV-radiation. Trauma has been described as a triggering factor for an alternative pathway of nevogenesis. Eruptive melanocytic nevi (EMN), related either to immunosuppression or to blistering disorders, represent a(More)
Methods: We applied for the first time the two in vivo confocal microscopes commonly used in dermatology (VivaScope ® 1500 and 3000, CALIBER, distributed in Europe by Mavig GmbH, Munich, Germany) to observe the cornea, the bulbar and tarsal conjunctiva, the eyelid margin, the lacrimal punctum and the palpebral skin of healthy volunteers. Tumoral,(More)