Dalia Gamal Aly

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BACKGROUND Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by skin thickening, fibrosis and vascular obliteration. The onset and course are heterogeneous. Prominent features include autoimmunity, inflammation and vascular damage. AIM OF STUDY To measure the level of serum Anti-Annexin V antibodies in SSc patients and to study its significance in relation to(More)
Background. There is raised interest in the involvement of interleukin-(IL-)23/T-helper 17 cells (Th17) axis in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Objectives. To compare the effect of narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) and methotrexate (MTX) therapy on serum levels of IL-17 and IL-23 in psoriatic patients. Methods. Thirty patients with severe plaque psoriasis(More)
BACKGROUND Leptin, an adipocyte-derived hormone, has been shown to have several immunological effects similar to those of proinflammatory cytokines. The relationship between serum leptin, psoriasis, and obesity is still conflicted, and very few studies have investigated its role in skin diseases other than psoriasis. AIM To evaluate the possible(More)
Psoriatic plaques have been shown to contain increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Also, serum levels of several cytokines have been reported elevated in psoriatic patients. It is postulated that changes in cytokine production both locally and systemically could be useful in monitoring disease activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum(More)
BACKGROUND Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxides have been implicated in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, and lichen planus (LP). We therefore evaluated the status of oxidative stress and the antioxidant defense system in Egyptian patients with LP. METHODS This study included 45 Egyptian LP patients and 45(More)
Angiogenesis and microvascular endothelial injury play a role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a key regulator of angiogenesis, and nail fold capillaroscopy (NFC) have been investigated in few studies in SLE with no reports targeting SLE with cutaneous manifestations. To evaluate NFC(More)
Results: Oral acitretin was found to be a statistically significant therapy compared to placebo in treating warts. Total clearance of lesions was noted in 70% of group A compared to 80% in group B and none in group C. A non significant difference between group A and B was noted. However, there was a significant relation between the clinical response and the(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have addressed the association of metabolic syndrome (MetS) with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men with few reports focusing on this association in females. The aim of this work was to investigate the association of MetS among Egyptian women with different stages of female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and to compare the results with(More)
Background. Two preparations of botulinum A toxin (BTX-A) are commercially available for the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis (PPH): Botox (Allergan; 100 U/vial) and Dysport (Ipsen Limited; 500 U/vial), which are not bioequivalent. Results regarding an appropriate conversion factor between them are controversial. Objectives. This paper aims to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND High interleukin (IL)-17 contributes to vitiligo pathogenesis. Vitamin D has been assessed in vitiligo, with no reports targeting its relation to IL-17. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a possible regulatory effect of vitamin D on IL-17 and their relation to disease activity in vitiligo. METHODS This study included 30 vitiligo patients and 40 controls(More)