Elham Arbab

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The diagnosis of purpura pigmentosa progressiva in a female patient had to be changed to purpuric contact dermatitis after patch testing with textile dyes. A modified patch test performed in the area in which most of her skin lesions were located revealed a petechial reaction to the azo dye Disperse Blue 124/106. For evaluation of purpura pigmentosa(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-reactivity is a widespread phenomenon in patients who develop cutaneous delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reactions to low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs). As molecular weight is believed to be a key determinant of sensitization to heparins, the recently developed LMWH bemiparin, with the lowest molecular weight of all LMWHs, appeared(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders with an inflammatory basis. It is associated with hyperandrogenism in women and can be also associated with increased activity of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age are affected by this disease. This syndrome is the(More)
Rhinophyma is an uncommon disease of the nose characterized by irregular skin thickening and nodular deformation. The extensive growth causing 'whisky nose' is due to hyperplasia of the sebaceous glands and the surrounding connective tissue. Other facial regions may concomitantly be affected. We present a case of extensive gnathophyma accompanying minor(More)
BACKGROUND In the absence of objective symptoms, it is difficult to assess an adverse reaction during drug provocation testing. We evaluated the value of serum tryptase levels to distinguish between positive, negative and, even more important, so-called 'hysterical' reactions (conversion symptoms). The latter are occasionally observed in drug provocation(More)
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