Anton K. Pfau

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Heat therapy of cutaneous diseases has been used for decades. During the last years several kinds of energy sources, including electromagnetic energy from radiofrequency, microwaves and sonic energy from ultrasound, have been used to produce local hyperthermia. The general principle of this treatment is based on the fact that disease tissue which is being(More)
Postoperative bladder distention, accompanied by serious difficulties in micturition, is not a rare occurrence in surgical patients. Two similar groups of patients undergoing surgical treatment were studied. In one group of 21 patients who received phenoxybenzamine prophylactically only one patient had urinary retention develop; nine of 22 patients in the(More)
A young girl has undergone the typical skin manifestations of incontinentia pigmenti, leaving now only discrete hyperpigmentation on the flexor sides of the lower extremities. Each time when she has a feverish infection, a recurrence of inflammation can be seen within the hyperpigmented areas. At the same time when the fever subsides, the acute skin(More)
Today's shampoo formulations are beyond the stage of pure cleansing of the hair. Additional benefits are expected, e.g. conditioning, smoothing of the hair surface, improvement of combability and lather creaminess. Cationic polymers play an important role in providing many of those features. Therefore, within the last few years their use in shampoos has(More)
To investigate the transfer of Iodine-129 along the feed-animal-milk-pig thyroid pathway under conditions of short- and long-term contamination, two feeding experiments with dairy cows were carried out. Pasture grass radiolabelled with I-129 via root uptake was used as labelled feed in both experiments. During the first experiment the transfer of I-129 from(More)
Several reports more than ten years ago provided evidence that allopurinol may be effective for cutaneous sarcoidosis. We therefore treated two patients with histologically confirmed scar sarcoidosis and two with nodular sarcoidosis. A daily dosage of 300 mg allopurinol was given over a period of 4-7 months as single drug therapy. In both patients with scar(More)
Although there are a few isolated reports in the literature suggesting that sugar beet pollen is highly antigenic, hypersensitivity to components of sugar beet is not a common disease. We report a 29-year-old man with a history of atopic dermatitis who developed both contact dermatitis and allergic rhinitis from sugar beet pollen through his job in a seed(More)
A 71-year-old woman had noticed the development of blisters on her forehead 4 months before she was referred to our department. Treatment with oral corticosteroids resulted in complete healing, but new blisters subsequently developed on the face, neck and backs of the hands. After the possibility of phototoxic and photoallergic reactions, as well as an(More)