Ermira Vasili

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OBJECTIVE to evaluate the role of stress, tobacco, drugs, infections, allergies, heredity, alcohol, hormones and skin aggressions as trigger factors and the impact on quality of life in a sample of psoriasis patients. METHODS a transversal study performed in 90 patients affected by psoriasis between January and November 2012 at the "Nene Tereza"(More)
BACKGROUND Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare inflammatory disease of unknown etiology and unspecific histopathology. There are no clear-cut criteria for the diagnosis of this disease. The diagnosis is usually made based on clinical appereance, course of disease and possible, commonly coexisting disorders. In atypical cases the diagnosis is based on exclusion(More)
Mastocytosis is characterized by an increased number of mast cells with abnormal growth and accumulation in 1 or more organs. In children, mastocytosis is commonly cutaneous and patients present with a spectrum of findings, ranging from solitary or multiple mastocytomas to urticaria pigmentosa (UP) or diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis (CM). We present a case(More)
The term "Diabetes mellitus" encompasses a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by insulin hyposecretion and/or insensitivity. Type 1 DM is a chronic autoimmune disease associated with selective destruction of insulinproducing pancreatic b-cells. A variety of gene loci have been studied to determine their association with type 1 DM. The early(More)
Idiopathic calcinosis cutis is an uncommon condition characterized by calcium deposits in the dermis, subcutis, and muscles that most commonly are localized in one area. We report the rare case of a 16-year-old adolescent girl who exhibited unusually widespread calcium deposits. The laboratory results showed a normal biochemistry profile. Ultrasonography(More)
This review presents a concise delineation of the historical roots of nomenclature and first reports of entities recognized today as immunoblistering dermatoses. The scope of the perspective of terminology is the time from Hippocrates BC to past mid-twentieth century AD, and pemphigus is the core of the matter. Researchers in this field may find these(More)
INTRODUCTION Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail unit. Anatomical and physiological characteristics of the nail apparatus impose the need for long-term treatment to achieve complete cure. GOAL The main goal of this project is to study the effectiveness of several treatment protocols for onychomycosis based on Scoring Clinical Index for(More)
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