Dubravka Živanović

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BACKGROUND Autoimmune pemphigus is a group of severe blistering diseases. Although corticosteroids have dramatically altered the prognosis of pemphigus, morbidity and mortality resulting from the adverse effects of systemic corticosteroids remain high. Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide pulse (DCP) therapy was introduced to diminish the adverse effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Atypical forms of pyoderma gangrenosum generally appear on the upper extremities; most frequently they are associated with myeloproliferative disorders, including osteomyelofibrosis. A response to systemic steroids is more pronounced than in classical form. Sometimes it may be the first sign of an underlying malignancy. CASE REPORT We reported(More)
The etiology of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is multifactorial and includes genetic, environmental, hormonal, and immunological factors. Inheritance of certain Human class II leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles is by far the best-established predisposing factor for the development of PV. Class II HLA alleles vary among racial/ethnic backgrounds. We have determined(More)
Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a skin infestation clinically characterized by erythematous serpiginous lesions caused by nematode larvae, usually of animal hookworms. It is most commonly seen in tropical and subtropical geographic areas. It is occasionally seen in Europe and other temperate climates, most often in patients that have previously traveled to(More)
Laugier-Hunziker syndrome is a rare, acquired disorder characterized by lenticular hyperpigmentation of the oral mucosa and longitudinal melanonychia. We present the case of a 63-year-old female with progressive, asymptomatic hyperpigmentation of buccal mucosa and a 7-year history of hyperpigmentation in several fingernails. Laugier-Hunziker syndrome was(More)
Na-valproat (Apilepsin, Eftil), is is a commonly prescribed medication approved for treatment of epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgy, migraine, and bipolar disorder. Although the common adverse effects associated with Na-valproat are usually benign, more serious and fatal complication like liver failure and acute pancreatitis (AP) can occur. Acute pancreatitis(More)
The clinical triad of pyoderma gangrenosum, acne conglobata and hidradenitis suppurativa has been named PASH syndrome. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with hyperandrogenism and inflammation. Hidradenitis suppurativa, like acne vulgaris, may be a feature of hyperandrogenism. Obesity may be associated with both hidradenitis suppurativa and(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common esophageal disorder and the most frequent reason why infants are referred to the pediatric gastroenterologist, affecting as much as 30% of the pediatric population. Presenting features of GERD in infants and children are quite variable and follow patterns of gastrointestinal and extra-esophageal(More)