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A strain of the soil-borne fungus Phoma eupyrena was isolated from the skin of an 18-month-old boy who had a crusting, erythematous, perioral eruption of one month's duration. Treatment with clotrimazole, 15% zinc oxide paste, and dimethicone resulted in eradication of the fungus and in complete healing of the lesions in eight weeks.
The management of recurrent aphthous ulceration is discussed. It appears that the treatment of choice in mild to moderately severe aphthous stomatitis is repeated application of topical tetracycline hydrochloride. Viscous lidocaine (2 percent) provides symptomatic relief and is therefore a useful adjunct to therapy. Cyclical estrogens appear to be helpful… (More)
Multiple cutaneous leiomyomas and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) were found in the same patient. This association has not been previously described, although the association of malignant tumours and DH is well known. HLA-B8 was found in this patient as well as in an older brother with polymyositis; this antigen is known to be associated with other immune… (More)
A case of erythema nodosum migrans in a 16-year-old girl is reported. We believe this to be the youngest patient described to date. The patient responded promptly to therapy with potassium iodide. The causes, pathogenesis, and treatment of the condition are discussed.
Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury as a result of inflow obstruction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality associated with liver pathologies and surgery. Heat shock proteins, a family of stress-inducible proteins involved in maintaining cell homeostasis and regulating the immune system play a major role in liver regeneration. They serve as crucial… (More)