Elzbieta Kowalska-Oledzka

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BACKGROUND Dermatoscopy and videodermatoscopy have been used for several years in the diagnosis of skin disorders. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether tinea capitis (TC) shows characteristic videodermatoscopy features that may facilitate its differentiation from alopecia areata (AA). METHODS Two patients with TC caused by Microsporum canis,(More)
BACKGROUND Trichoscopy is widely used in differential diagnosis of non-cicatricial alopecia. OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to identify possible characteristic trichoscopy patterns of diseases leading to primary cicatricial alopecia. METHODS Trichoscopy was performed in a total of 1,884 consecutive patients presenting with hair loss. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Establishing the trichoscopy criteria of female androgenic alopecia (FAGA). DESIGN Trichoscopy images were retrospectively evaluated. SETTING Dermatologic hospital-based clinic and private practice offices. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-one females (59 with androgenic alopecia, 33 with chronic telogen effluvium (CTE), 39(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of hair shaft abnormalities is based on light microscopic examination of more than 50 plucked hairs. The aim of this study was to verify whether hair shaft abnormalities may be visualized by trichoscopy (hair and scalp videodermoscopy) and to analyze trichoscopic features of common genetic hair shaft dysplasias. METHOD Patients with(More)
Videodermoscopy of hair and scalp (trichoscopy) is gaining popularity as a valuable tool in differential diagnosis of hair loss. This method allows viewing of the hair and scalp at X20 to X160 magnifications. Structures which may be visualized by trichoscopy include hair shafts of different types: vellus, terminal, micro-exclamation mark type, monilethrix,(More)
BACKGROUND 'Black dots' are macrocomedo-like round structures localized to the follicular ostium, and are considered a specific trichoscopic feature of alopecia areata (AA). AIM To characterize specific features of 'black dots', and assess their possible presence in common hair and scalp disorders. METHODS In total, 107 patients with hair loss [30 with(More)
Netherton syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by ichthyosis, atopic manifestations, and hair shaft abnormalities (trichorrhexis invaginata). The diagnosis of Netherton syndrome may be established on the basis of just one abnormal hair, but it is often difficult to find a hair with pathognomonic features on light microscopic(More)
Sympathetic skin response (SSR), a non-invasive method for evaluation of the autonomic nervous system, was studied in 57 patients with various connective tissue disorders: scleroderma, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, scleromyositis and unclassified collagenoses. The patients were divided into three main groups: scleroderma (SSc), myositis or other(More)
BACKGROUND Brooke-Spiegler syndrome is a rare condition with a predisposition to develop cutaneous adnexal neoplasms, especially cylindromas, trichoepitheliomas and spiradenomas. Malignant transformation of cylindromas is rare. In such cases usually cylindrocarcinomas develop within these lesions. We present an unusual case of basal cell carcinoma(More)