Eduardo Fonseca

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Papular elastorrhexis is a rare entity of elastic tissue characterized by multiple white papules usually located on the trunk. We report a case of papular elastorrhexis in a 22-year-old man with sparse lesions and discuss the main controversial facts in this entity: its consideration as an independent disease or as an incomplete form of Buschke-Ollendorff(More)
Recent genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified >20 new loci associated with the susceptibility to psoriasis vulgaris (PsV) risk. We investigated the association of PsV and its main clinical subphenotypes with 32 loci having previous genome-wide evidence of association with PsV (P < 5e-8) or strong GWAS evidence (P < 5e-5 in discovery and P <(More)
Kikuchi's disease (KD) is a self-limiting histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL). Cutaneous manifestations are frequent and usually show histopathological findings similar to those observed in the involved lymph nodes. HNL with superposed histological features to KD has been described in patients with lupus erythematosus (LE), and a group of healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, very few studies determine cardiovascular risk by means of Framingham risk score or other indices more appropriate for countries with lower prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. OBJECTIVES To determine multiple(More)
Obesity, particularly abdominal obesity, is currently considered a chronic low-grade inflammatory condition that plays an active role in the development of the pathophysiologic phenomena responsible for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease through the secretion of proinflammatory adipokines and cytokines. In recent years clear genetic, pathogenic,(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the clinical characteristics of psoriasis, prevalence of comorbidities and quality of life in psoriasis patients older than 65 years and to compare them with younger adult psoriatic patients. DESIGN Prospective observational study of prevalence. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Patients older than 18 years with diagnosis of psoriasis(More)
Report of a case of complete heart block in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The cardiac disturbance presented as repeated syncopal episodes and normal cardiac clinical and electrocardiographic examination between these episodes. Circulating anti-U1RNP antibodies were detected and tests for anti-SSA/Ro, anti-SSB/La and antiphospholipid(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of lichen planopilaris in a patient treated with infliximab for longstanding refractory psoriasis. CASE SUMMARY A 37-year-old man with recalcitrant plaque psoriasis was being treated with infliximab at a dosage of 5 mg/kg every 8 weeks, with good response. However, 11 months later the patient developed follicular keratotic(More)
Methotrexate (MTX) inhibits DNA synthesis by competition with dihydrofolate reductase. Adverse cutaneous reactions to MTX are usually dose-related and have been mainly reported in patients receiving extremely large doses of chemotherapy. Painful erosion of psoriatic plaques has been often reported as an early sign of MTX toxicity, but cutaneous ulceration(More)