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Pyoderma gangrenosum: an updated review
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, ulcerative, cutaneous condition. First described in 1930, the pathogenesis of pyoderma gangrenosum remains unknown, but it is probably related to a hyperergicExpand
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Structure and function of the epidermis related to barrier properties.
The most important function of the skin is the formation of a barrier between the "inside" and the "outside" of the organism, which prevents invasion of pathogens and fends off chemical assaults asExpand
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The immunocompromised district: a unifying concept for lymphoedematous, herpes‐infected and otherwise damaged sites
Systemic immunodeficiency is known to facilitate the onset of opportunistic infections, tumours and immune disorders in any district of the body. There are clinical events, such as chronicExpand
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Vascular structures in skin tumors: a dermoscopy study.
OBJECTIVES To describe the different vascular structures seen by dermoscopy and to evaluate their association with various melanocytic and nonmelanocytic skin tumors in a large series of cases. Expand
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Kaposi’s sarcoma: Etiology and pathogenesis, inducing factors, causal associations, and treatments: Facts and controversies
Abstract Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), an angioproliferative disorder, has a viral etiology and a multifactorial pathogenesis hinged on an immune dysfunction. The disease is multifocal, with a courseExpand
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Pemphigus: etiology, pathogenesis, and inducing or triggering factors: facts and controversies.
Pemphigus includes a group of autoimmune bullous diseases with intraepithelial lesions involving the skin and Malpighian mucous membranes. Pemphigus vulgaris (PV), the most frequent andExpand
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Bullous pemphigoid: etiology, pathogenesis, and inducing factors: facts and controversies.
The term pemphigoids includes a group of autoimmune bullous diseases characterized by subepidermal blistering. Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is not only the most common disorder within the pemphigoidExpand
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Isotopic response after herpesvirus infection: an update.
The term postherpetic isotopic response describes the occurrence of a new, unrelated disease that appears at the same location as a previously healed herpetic infection. When dealing with theExpand
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Three-point checklist of dermoscopy. A new screening method for early detection of melanoma.
BACKGROUND Dermoscopy used by experts has been demonstrated to improve the diagnostic accuracy for melanoma. However, little is known about the diagnostic validity of dermoscopy when used byExpand
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Kaposi's sarcoma: aetiopathogenesis, histology and clinical features
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) represents today one of the most common skin cancers in transplanted Mediterranean subjects and, since the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiencyExpand
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