Antonello Baldo

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BACKGROUND There are several reports of the efficacy of broadband ultraviolet (UV) phototherapy in the treatment of pruritus associated with polycythaemia vera. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether narrowband (TL-01) UVB phototherapy is also effective in treating this condition. METHODS Ten patients with pruritus associated with polycythaemia vera were(More)
Retinoids are the most widely used agents for systemic treatment of psoriasis; as structural and functional analogs of vitamin A, they are involved in the regulation of several biologic functions. Acitretin is the oral retinoid currently used, alone or in combination with other treatments, for plaque type, erythrodermic, and pustular psoriasis. Due to its(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) compared with tacrolimus ointment 0.1% in patients with bilateral vitiligo. METHODS In this comparative study, four groups of patients were randomized. Each group was composed by 12 patients with bilateral vitiligo; in each group, every patient was(More)
INTRODUCTION The treatment of chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD), a sun-induced disorder characterized by a persistent eczematous eruption, involves photoprotective measures, topical corticosteroid therapy and, in more severe cases, systemic immunosuppression. The potential side effects of systemic immunosuppressant drugs prompted us to evaluate the efficacy(More)
Mycosis fungoides (MF), which represents the most common subtype of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), is an epidermotropic lymphoma included as an indolent form in the recent WHO/EORTC classification. From a clinical point of view, the classic disease progression usually is slow and takes over years or even decades, and characterized by the(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Polymorphous light eruption (PLE) heterogeneity has been postulated, but the existence of benign summer light eruption (BSLE) is controversial. We studied the prevalence of the clinical patterns, criteria distinguishing BSLE from PLE, and diagnostic usefulness of phototest. METHODS Five Italian Photodermatology Centres recruited(More)
The histiocytic syndromes represent a group of rare diseases characterized by the proliferation of the mononuclear phagocyte system cells. We report a case of recurrent class I histiocytosis with exclusive cutaneous localization in an adult. Our patient had a 3 cm ulcerated nodule located on the right cheek. Subsequently, new lesions appeared, all having(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing, highly pruritic inflammatory skin disease. AD long-term treatment is usually required to control and prevent flares, and patients need a treatment that is safe and efficacious when applied continuously or intermittently over a prolonged period of time. The treatment options should be chosen according to age,(More)
Malignant melanoma is the eighth most common cancer in European women. Its incidence is increasing rapidly and it has been demonstrated that this is related to sun exposure. Although few cases of bilateral uveal or choroidal melanoma are described in literature, there are no cases reporting bilateral cutaneous malignant melanoma. We report a singular case(More)
AIM AND METHODS The treatment of mild-moderate acne with topical drugs in association with appropriate cosmetics is currently the golden standard. The tolerability and efficacy of a cream formulated with a new mix of alpha-hydroxy acids (Hyseac AHA cream) in 248 patients with mild-moderate acne (comedonic, inflammatory, or mixed) have been investigated in a(More)
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