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  • A N Okoro
  • 1975
A study of 1000 Nigerian albinos, all of Negro stock, showed various types of albinism with their different modes of transmission--oculocutaneous, ocular and cutaneous. The much higher incidence among the more settled communities in the south, compared with the more nomadic communities in the north, may be related to greater inbreeding tendencies in the(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of severe alopecia areata is difficult, and most efforts to successfully treat this condition have been disappointing. Systemic corticosteroids have been demonstrated as an effective treatment of severe alopecia areata. METHODS Eighteen patients with alopecia areata (extensive patchy and totalis universalis types) were treated with(More)
Two cases of African histoplasmosis culturally proven to be caused by Histoplasma duboisii are reported from Eastern Nigeria. One case had cutaneous papules and subcutaneous nodules all over his body while the other patient had cutaneous papules, an abscess over the right scapula, enlarged cervical, axillary and inguinal lymph nodes, and possible lung(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermolysis bullosa is recognized to be rare, but its prevalence in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia had not been previously established. METHODS We reviewed 49,902 dermatology cases seen in our clinic over a 7-year period (1984 through 1990) and carried out a therapeutic trial of oral phenytoin in three severe cases of epidermolysis(More)
Seventy-nine Nigerian oculocutaneous albinos were investigated. Fifty-six had typical tyrosinase-positive albinism (TPA) and 23 had brown albinism (BA), a new oculocutaneous type. The TPA were characterized by localized but no generalized skin pigment, yellow hair, blue to brown irides, nystagmus, and reduced or absent retinal pigment. Localized skin(More)