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Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is an inflammatory disorder of neonates characterized by transient cutaneous lesions and/or congenital heart block. The cutaneous lesions usually heal with minimal scarring, but healing may be delayed for many months in occasional cases. Photosensitivity is recognized as a component of this syndrome. A large proportion of(More)
We conducted a 6-week randomized, blinded study that compared mometasone furoate 0.1% cream, applied once daily, and hydrocortisone 1.0% cream, applied twice daily, in 48 children with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. Mometasone furoate, a moderate-potency steroid, produced significantly greater improvement than the low-potency hydrocortisone used(More)
Bullous mastocytosis (diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis) is a rare form of mast cell disease that begins during the first month of life and causes extensive blisters that mimic scalded skin syndrome or bullous erythema multiforme. Discrete pigmented macules, papules, and nodules are absent and the characteristic leathery induration of skin may not develop(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the prognostic importance of functional capacity and exercise behavior in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Using a prospective design, 118 consecutive participants with histologically confirmed metastatic (inoperable) NSCLC and Eastern Cooperative Oncology group (ECOG) 0-3(More)
BACKGROUND Diaper dermatitis is a common childhood affliction. Aiming to help reduce the prevalence of this problem, we have advanced in our development of a novel diaper that delivers dermatological formulations to help protect the skin from over-hydration and irritation. OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical benefits of a novel disposable diaper designed(More)
Three infants with neonatal lupus erythematosus (LE) had characteristic sharply marginated erythematous papules and plaques without congenital heart block. Two of the infants were definitely photosensitive, while the third infant's eruption began on a photoexposed area. All three infants and their mothers were positive for Ro Sjögren's syndrome A antigen(More)
An immune reaction to wheat protein has been previously proposed to explain the pathogenesis of dermatitis herpetiformis. In order to detect and characterize antibodies to gluten in human sera, we developed an enzyme immunoassay for class-specific antibodies. Results of this assay in 49 patients with dermatitis herpetiformis were compared with those of 38(More)
This article reviews in detail the pathogenesis, clinical characteristics and management of impetigo in children. Impetigo is the most common bacterial skin infection of children. Most cases of nonbullous impetigo and all cases of bullous impetigo are caused by Staphylococcus aureus. The remainder of cases of nonbullous impetigo are due to group A beta(More)
Within the first days of life, 10 infants, of 32 weeks' gestational age or less, began 2 weeks of treatment with a semipermeable wound dressing over a small area of skin. The effects of the dressing on transepidermal water loss and cutaneous microflora were evaluated. Transepidermal water loss from the semipermeable dressing-treated skin was significantly(More)
Four neonates had solitary, congenital, rapidly growing, spontaneously ulcerating tumors of the face, trunk, and extremities. No extracutaneous involvement was found, and all lesions spontaneously involuted. Mononuclear cells of the cutaneous infiltrate were Langerhans' cells. These findings expand the spectrum of congenital self-healing(More)