Edoardo Zattra

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In a double blind evaluation of 60 digital dermatoscopic images by 4 "junior", 4 "senior" and 4 "expert" dermatologists (dermatoscopy training respectively less than 1 year, between 1 and 5 years, and more than 5 years), a significant inter-operator variability was observed in melanocytic lesion border identification (with a disagreement of the order of 10(More)
Treatment with thymidine dinucleotide (pTT) has well documented DNA-protective effects and reduces development of squamous cell carcinoma in UV-irradiated mice. The preventive effect of pTT on basal cell carcinoma (BCC) was evaluated in UV-irradiated Ptch-1(+/-) mice, a model of the human disease Gorlin syndrome. Topical pTT treatment significantly reduced(More)
UV-irradiated skin and UV-induced tumors overexpress the inducible isoform of cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), and Cox-2 inhibition reduces photocarcinogenesis. To evaluate photoprotective effects of Polypodium leucotomos extract (PL), hairless Xpc(+/-) mice were fed for 10 days with PL (300 mg/kg) or vehicle then UV-irradiated, once. By 24 hours, UV-induced Cox-2(More)
Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune blistering skin disease characterized by the presence of circulating autoantibodies which recognize specific proteins of the epidermis and dermoepidermal junction. Diagnosis is based on clinical criteria and laboratory investigations, notably histology, direct and indirect immunofluorescence, and ELISA. This study(More)
Subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SPD) [Sneddon-Wilkinson disease] is a benign and uncommon disorder characterized by a chronic, relapsing vesiculopustular eruption of unknown etiology. We present a case of SPD in a young Black woman in whom ELISA was performed to test for desmoglein 1 and 3 antigens (the first reported case of evaluation for these antigens(More)
Melanocytes are pigmented cells derived from the neural crest; their proliferation is restrained by immune system. The eruption of nevi after an immunosuppressive condition is a peculiar phenomenon indicating that the immune system may play a major role in limiting proliferation of melanocytes. In this review, we analyze the role of immunosuppressive(More)
BACKGROUND The first step in the analysis of a dermatoscopically imaged melanocytic lesion is segmentation--informally, isolating those points in the image belonging to the lesion from those belonging to the surrounding non-lesional skin. Although typically studied in the context of automated analysis, segmentation is a necessary step even for human(More)
BACKGROUND Nevus spilus is characterized by a pigmented patch with scattered flat or maculopapular speckles. Nevus spilus was first described by Burkley in 1842. Since then, this lesion has been widely debated in the literature, particularly for the possible occurrence of melanoma within the lesion. OBJECTIVE We describe the case of a 65-year-old female(More)
Granuloma annulare (GA) is a non-infectious granulomatous dermatosis characterized by annular papules and rarely nodules and plaques, arising on the dorsa of the hands, feet, elbows and knees; it is usually chronic and asymptomatic. The aetiology of GA is unknown, although many hypotheses have been postulated. About 10% of patients affected by GA present(More)