Denise K Woo

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Prominent crystalline inclusions were noted in the glomeruli of a 57-year-old man with a 6-month history of swelling and pain in the hands, slight proteinuria, and elevated serum creatinine and BUN. The crystalline inclusions were most prominent in the visceral epithelium but were also noted in endothelial and mesangial cells, in the parietal epithelium,(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify prognostic factors in primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL), focusing on extensive limb disease (ELD), defined as initial presentation or progression to multiple skin tumors in 1 limb or contiguous body regions, and to study gene expression profiles of patients with pcALCL. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. (More)
In bullous impetigo, Staphylococcus aureus spreads under the stratum corneum of skin by elaboration of exfoliative toxin, which hydrolyzes only one peptide bond in a highly structured calcium-binding domain of desmoglein 1, resulting in loss of its function. We investigated the basis of this exquisite specificity. Exfoliative toxin cannot cleave desmoglein(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest that the Thin-Layer Rapid-Use Epicutaneous Test (TRUE Test) may be inadequate to completely diagnose a significant number of patients with allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). OBJECTIVE To study the usefulness of the TRUE Test as a triage tool in a private practice setting. METHODS A retrospective chart review of patients who(More)
A 25-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain after taking an imported herbal weight-loss product. A urinary toxicology screen was positive for amphetamine, which the patient denied taking. On further investigation, the neutraceutical was found to contain an amphetamine derivative banned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although the patient(More)
Indoor tanning has become increasingly popular over the past decades, despite evidence of an increased risk of melanoma and, possibly, nonmelanoma skin cancer. Tanning bed proponents cite the health benefits of vitamin D to support indoor tanning, including concerns that reduced vitamin D levels or certain vitamin D receptor polymorphisms may be associated(More)
Neoprene is a synthetic rubber with many common uses, including use in shoe insoles and adhesives, orthopedic braces, and gloves. Many cases of type IV hypersensitivity from neoprene contact have been reported. Thioureas, the most commonly used vulcanization accelerators in the manufacture of neoprene, are responsible for the majority of these cases.(More)
Tandem repeats, that is simple sequence repeats, occur commonly in the human genome, and they have long been used as markers in linkage studies. In this decade, it has also been found that tandem repeats underlie an entirely new class of human mutations. The expansion of a group of trinucleotide repeats is now known to cause several inherited diseases, all(More)
Tacrolimus is one of the newer immunosuppressants that act by inhibiting T-cell activation and cytokine release. It is approved for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, and its safety and efficacy have been extensively studied in large-scale randomized controlled trials and open-label studies worldwide involving over 12,000 patients and up to 3 years of(More)