Christy B. Doherty

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Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) from plants is a very common phenomenon as potentially irritant plants and plant products are commonly found in the everyday environment, including the home, garden, workplace, and recreational setting. It is therefore essential to have a basic understanding of the various plant-derived physical and chemical irritants. ICD(More)
There is a significant desire by patients to reverse the signs of aging caused by photodamage. Numerous procedures for facial skin rejuvenation have been developed in an attempt to minimize the erythema, dyspigmentation, and rhytides associated with photoaging. The initial procedures developed for facial rejuvenation involve skin resurfacing via complete(More)
A clinically refractory case of cutaneous sarcoidosis was successfully treated with infliximab infusion therapy at a dose of 5mg/kg. Skin lesions cleared dramatically and remain resolved during a 3(1/2) year follow-up, the longest follow-up reported to date. Ongoing biological drug therapy has been administered at a frequency of every 8-10 weeks. Despite(More)
Progression of mycosis fungoides (MF) to Sézary syndrome (SS) is accompanied by a shift from a TH1 to a TH2 cytokine profile. Interleukin (IL)-23 is a novel cytokine that shares a common p40 subunit with the TH1 inducer, IL-12. IL-23 induces a third profile, THIL-17, that is dominant in inflammation and autoimmunity. Although IL-23 induces an(More)
Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) is a rare acquired disorder characterized by diffuse macular hyperpigmentation of the oral mucosa and, at times, longitudinal melanonychia. Although LHS is considered a benign disease with no systemic manifestations or malignant potential, it is important to rule out other mucocutaneous pigmentary disorders that do require(More)
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