Anne-Chantal Knol

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BACKGROUND Hidradenitis suppurativa (Verneuil's disease) is a chronic suppurative dermatosis involving apocrine glands with a severe impact on the quality of life, which is enhanced by the fact that the drugs usually prescribed are poorly effective. OBJECTIVE We discuss a new therapeutic approach based on zinc salts. METHODS We performed a pilot study(More)
AIMS To determine whether there is an association between use of fluoroquinolones and tendinitis in a large population under everyday circumstances. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was carried out in a dynamic population. Data came from the IPCI-database which consists of all data on consultations, morbidity, prescriptions and other interventions, as(More)
The skin commensal bacillus Propionibacterium acnes is known to play a major role in the development of acne vulgaris and it is established that this bacteria is involved both in the induction and maintenance of the inflammatory phase of acne. The corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH), a neuropeptide originally isolated from the hypothalamus, is also(More)
Adoptive immunotherapy for melanoma appears to be a promising approach. The aim of our study was to discuss the role of "tumour tissue" immunogenicity in response to adoptive immunotherapy. We thus studied the potential correlation between the expression of some melanocyte differentiation antigens, adhesion molecules and cytokines expressed by the tumour(More)
Cisplatin (CDDP) is an extremely active drug in the treatment of germ-cell tumours. Earlier, we found an unexpected inverse correlation between the total amount of sulfhydryl groups and CDDP sensitivity in a panel of 3 human germ-cell-tumour and 3 colon-carcinoma cell lines. Major components of the sulfhydryl groups are glutathione and metallothionein (MT).(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the expression of innate immunity markers at the site of nodules caused by hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). DESIGN Prospective analysis of 12 patients with HS. SETTING Unité de Cancéro-Dermatologie, Nantes Hospital, Nantes; Service de Dermatologie, Poitiers Hospital, Poitiers; and Service de Dermatologie, Clinique de Courlancy,(More)
UNLABELLED There is increasing evidence that melanoma cells express TLR2, -3, and -4. However, the expression of other TLRs by these cells still remains unknown. We investigated the expression patterns of TLR2, -3, -4, -7, -8 and -9 both on melanoma-invaded lymph nodes and on melanoma cell lines. TLR2, -3, -4, -7 and -9 mRNA expression was determined by(More)
Two first analyses of our clinical trial on TIL as adjuvant therapy for melanoma were published in 2002 and 2007. We present here an update of the clinical results after a 17-year median followup. In this trial, disease-free patients were randomly assigned to receive either TIL/IL-2 or IL-2. The relapse-free survival (RFS) was the primary objective.(More)
Several studies have investigated the possible involvement of viral agents, and among them herpes viruses, in the development of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The aim of our study was to determine whether T cells specific to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antigens were detectable among tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes infiltrating cutaneous lesions of a patient with(More)