Andrew Charles Pembroke

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One reason why so little is known about the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) is lack of suitable diagnostic criteria. A simple list of diagnostic criteria for AD for use in epidemiological studies has recently been developed by a U.K. working party. These have performed well in hospital validation studies of subjects with skin diseases. This study(More)
In order to qualify as a case of atopic dermatitis, we propose that an individual must have an itchy skin condition plus three or more of the following: history of flexural involvement, a history of asthma/hay fever, a history of a generalized dry skin, onset of rash under the age of 2 years, or visible flexural dermatitis. When tested in an independent(More)
A working party of 13 dermatologists, two family practitioners and a paediatrician was assembled, with the aim of developing a minimum list of reliable discriminators for atopic dermatitis. Each physician was asked to select 10 consecutive new cases of unequivocal mild to moderate atopic dermatitis and 10 controls with other inflammatory dermatoses. Each(More)
Dominant transmission of multiple uterine and cutaneous smooth-muscle tumors is seen in the disorder multiple leiomyomatosis (ML). We undertook a genomewide screen of 11 families segregating ML and found evidence for linkage to chromosome 1q42.3-q43 (maximum multipoint LOD score 5.40). Haplotype construction and analysis of recombinations permitted the(More)
Tinea nigra is a clinically distinctive superficial mycosis of the palms, and occasionally the soles, caused by Phaeoannellomyces werneckii. A patient, resident in the United Kingdom, is described who acquired the infection in Thailand. The condition cleared after treatment with topical miconazole cream 2%.