Antonio Chuh

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Atypical cases of pityriasis rosea (PR) are fairly common and less readily recognized than typical eruptions. We present four patients for whom we believe atypical PR is the most likely diagnosis. A 33-year-old man had purpuric lesions bilaterally on the legs with classical rash on the trunk. A 28-year-old woman had intensely pruritic and urticarial(More)
BACKGROUND Pityriasis rosea is a scaly rash that mainly affects young adults. It can be very itchy but most people recover within 2 to 12 weeks. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of interventions for pityriasis rosea. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Skin Group Specialised Register (December 2004), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Data are lacking on the prevalence of acne, its effects on quality of life (QOL) and the treatment usage among Chinese patients in late adolescence. AIM To derive data about the prevalence and predictive factors of acne, the disability caused by acne and choice of treatment used by Chinese late adolescents in Hong Kong. METHODS This was a(More)
No criteria exist for the modern diagnosis of Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS). Our study objectives were to determine diagnostic criteria for GCS and to assess their validity using a prospective case-control design. We reviewed the clinical features of children with GCS who were reported in the literature from 1996 to 2000 and proposed a set of diagnostic(More)
Recent controversies on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment have led to increased interest in pityriasis rosea (PR). We review these aspects of the disease. PR is universal. The incidence is around 0.68 per 100 dermatological patients, or 172.2 per 100,000 person-years. The prevalence in people aged between 10 and 29 years is 0.6%. The male to female(More)
We report the cases of a 4-year-old Chinese boy and a 33-year-old Chinese man with prodromal constitutional symptoms followed by eruption of small, painless, erythematous, papular lesions on relatively medial aspects of the anterior chest but not as far as the periflexural regions. Spontaneous remission was seen 2 and 3 weeks after rash onset in the child(More)
My goal was to assess the validity and reliability of a Cantonese version of the Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI). To do so, I invited four translators to produce a proper Cantonese translation of the CDLQI. I asked five children to complete this version and made adjustments as necessary. I then requested 30 children with skin problems and(More)
We describe a young Indian male patient who developed a large solitary tumor following an intramuscular injection at the same location. The tumor was histologically proven to be a pilomatricoma. It was treated by surgical excision and there was no recurrence until one year after the operation. An alarming phenomenon following intramuscular injection is(More)
Eruptive pseudoangiomatosis is a distinct exanthem thought to be caused by viruses. The usual rash configu-ration is erythematous papules and macules. An association with echovirus infection has been reported. We present here one adult and one child with this exanthem, supported by clinical, histopathological, and immunohistochemical findings. Both patients(More)
In order to evaluate the applicability of the diagnostic criteria to children with Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) in India we retrieved all clinical records of children with a definite diagnosis of this syndrome seen over 30 months in a private dermatology practice. The controls were children for whom Gianotti-Crosti had been suspected but the final(More)