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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)
Adult water fleas, Daphnia magna Straus, and the early life stages of carp, Cyprinus carpio L., were exposed to river water near an iron sulfate dosage installation to determine the effects of phosphate precipitation with iron(II)sulfate. Tests were conducted during two consecutive dosage periods of 3,000 and 5,000 kg/day iron sulfate (520 and 620 microg/L(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Bexarotene was approved for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in 1999. Apart from the two first clinical trials published ten years ago, very few data were published on the long-term use of bexarotene in CTCL patients. OBJECTIVES We performed a retrospective review of CTCL patients treated with bexarotene at a single skin Cancer department(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)
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)
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)
Fetal skin heals rapidly without scar formation early in gestation, conferring to fetal skin cells a high and unique potential for tissue regeneration and scar management. In this study, we investigated the possibility of using fetal fibroblasts and keratinocytes to stimulate wound repair and regeneration for further allogeneic cell-based therapy(More)