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BACKGROUND The assessment of the severity of psoriasis is often subjective because of the lack of quantitative laboratory diagnostic tools. Histopathological examination is the most commonly performed procedure for psoriasis diagnosis; however, it is usually descriptive. Thus, there is currently no quantitative method of determining psoriasis severity. The(More)
BACKGROUND Despite several recent reports on the efficacy of long-pulse pulsed dye laser (LP-PDL) in treating infantile hemangiomas, controversy remains. OBJECTIVES To determine the beneficial effects of early therapeutic intervention with LP-PDL in superficial and mixed hemangiomas. METHODS AND MATERIALS Clinical data from 40 children with 47(More)
There are no detailed studies of the prevalence of nail psoriasis and clinical characteristics of psoriatic nail involvement, including nail features associated with disease severity. Therefore, we designed a study to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of psoriatic nail involvement in patients with psoriasis and determine the relationship(More)
BACKGROUND The development of therapies for psoriasis has led to the need for a new strategy to the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. New consensus guidelines for psoriasis treatment have been developed in some countries, some of which have introduced treatment goals to determine the timing of therapeutic regimens for psoriasis. (More)
BACKGROUND Severity grading is important for the assessment of psoriasis treatment efficacy. This is most commonly achieved by using the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI), a subjective tool with inherent inter-rater and intra-rater variability. PASI-naive dermatologists require training to properly conduct a PASI assessment. OBJECTIVE In the(More)
BACKGROUND We usually divided cosmetic facial zone into the T zone and U zone by the level of sebum secretion. Our recent studies suggested that the perioral area showed different characteristics in the aspect of acne development. OBJECTIVE To investigate the unique characteristics of the O zone (perioral area) among the three facial areas. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND There are few published data on truncal acne because most studies have focused on facial acne. AIMS The objective of this study was to investigate truncal sebum secretion levels in patients with acne vulgaris and to evaluate the relationship between sebum secretion and the development of acne lesions. METHODS The sebum casual levels at five(More)
Because nail psoriasis is difficult to treat, therapy with many biological drugs has been attempted. Ustekinumab is approved for chronic plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), with some trials reporting nail improvement using this agent. A 51-year-old man with severe chronic plaque psoriasis had severe involvement of all fingernails and toenails,(More)