E. G. Thorne

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The clinical and histologic effects of a new emollient cream formulation of topical tretinoin at concentrations of 0.05% and 0.01% were examined in 251 subjects with mild to moderate photodamaged facial skin in a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, multicenter study. Seventy-nine percent of the subjects who received 0.05% tretinoin for 24 weeks(More)
An ultrastructural study of 2 patients with Netherton's syndrome (bamboo hair, scaling dermatosis, and an atopic diathesis) showed features of psoriasis and a dermatitis. Although the biopsies from the patients showed histological and ultrastructural similarities, the clinical presentations were different. One patient had ichthyosis linearis circumflexa,(More)
This is the first description of a patient with both polymyositis and Waldenström hyperglobulinemic purpura. There was evidence of circulating immune complexes, and immune deposits were found in dermal and muscular vessels. Similar electron-dense deposits were seen ultrastructurally in the basement membrane of both normal and abnormal microvasculature. The(More)
Computerized image analysis of silicone replicas, a reproducible, objective technique for measuring skin topography, was used in addition to clinical measures in two multicenter, double-blind, randomized, controlled studies of tretinoin emollient cream, a new formulation for treating photodamaged skin. Previously, the skin replica technique had been(More)
To study the mechanisms responsible for leukocytoclastic vasculitis, we evaluated the kinetics of immunologic and cellular changes in induced vasculitis lesions. In four of five consecutive patients with active vasculitis, lesions were induced by increasing vascular permeability via injecting histamine into the skin. Biopsies were obtained for light and(More)
The present study was designed to determine if lymphocytes from healthy humans could be stimulated to assume the morphologic appearance of Sézary-like cells. Lymphocyte-rich populations of cells were incubated for 72 hours with pokeweed mitogen and phytohemagglutinin, both potent cellular mitogens. With light microscopy, differential cell counts performed(More)
The sera fromm 13 patients with malignant melanoma were evaluated for immune complexes by cryoprecipitation and the 125I Clq binding assay. Cryoprecipitates were identified in 12/13 patients (92%) and cryoimmunoglobulins in 7/13 patients (54%). Either cryoimmunoglobulin or elevated Clq binding was identified in 8/13 patients (62%). Incubation of normal(More)
An ultrastructural study of 2 patients with Netherton's syndrome (bamboo hair, scaling dermatosis, and an atopic diathesis) showed features of psoriasis and a dermatitis. Although the biopsies from the patients showed histological and ultrastructural similarities, the clinical presentations were different. One patient had ichthyosis linearis circumflexa,(More)