David D Weedon

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A healthy 23-year-old man presented with a tender papular eruption confined to the grey pigment of a recently acquired professional tattoo. Atypical mycobacterial infection was suspected and culture of a tissue specimen grew Mycobacterium abscessus. He was successfully treated with minocycline and subsequently, clarithromycin. We present a brief review of(More)
Atypical fibroxanthoma is a controversial entity with a disputed histogenesis. It has recently been suggested that most atypical fibroxanthoma are actually variants of squamous cell carcinoma. We reviewed 100 purported cases of atypical fibroxanthoma received over 4 years to perform clinical follow up and immunohistochemical markers. In particular, we(More)
Apoptosis is a distinctive mode of cell death with characteristic morphologic features which serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues. In contrast to coagulative necrosis, the cytologic features of apoptosis suggest active self-destructive rather than progressive disintegration. It typically affects scattered individual cells(More)
Because it is not possible to monitor skin cancer accurately using routine methods, special surveys have been undertaken in Nambour, a typical subtropical community in Queensland, Australia. Estimates of incidence reported here are based on skin cancers medically treated between 1985 and 1992 and new cases diagnosed by dermatologists in two examination(More)
Electron microscopy was performed on mouse skin to study the mechanism of the spontaneous involution of hair follicles during catagen. The reduction in follicles size appears to result from cell deletion by apoptosis, a distinct type of cell death with importance in tissue kinetics. These ultrastructural changes have been misinterpreted in the past as(More)
Two cases of subcutaneous infection caused by the primitive aquatic hyphal organism Pythium are described. Pythium is an important pathogen of horses in the U.S.A. and Australia. Cases of human subcutaneous pythiosis have been cited in the literature, but clinical and histopathological features have not been described previously. Both cases occurred in(More)
BACKGROUND Skin cancer is an increasing problem in fair-skinned populations worldwide. It is important that doctors are able to diagnose skin lesions accurately. OBJECTIVES To compare the clinical with the histological diagnosis of excised skin lesions from a set of epidemiological data. We analysed diagnostic accuracy stratified by histological subtype(More)
We report on a patient with a severe premature calvarial synostosis and epidermal hyperplasia. The phenotype was consistent with that of a mild presentation of Beare-Stevenson syndrome but molecular analysis of the IgIII-transmembrane linker region and the transmembrane domain of the gene encoding the FGFR2 receptor, revealed wild-type sequence only.(More)