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Cadmium, zinc and copper levels were determined in the renal cortex and liver of 60 inhabitants of Cracow, Poland. Cadmium levels in the renal cortex were contained in broad limits of 5-176 μg/g, mean 50.6 μg/g (wet weight). Maximum levels were found in the age group of about 50-60 years. The levels were slightly higher in men (53 μg/g) than in women (45(More)
This study was performed to investigate the association between interferon (IFN)-gamma single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and susceptibility for psoriasis vulgaris. DNA from 78 patients with psoriasis vulgaris (54 patients with type I psoriasis, 24 with type II psoriasis) and 74 healthy volunteers was investigated. IFN-gamma promoter gene SNP in position(More)
Association of psoriasis vulgaris with HLA-C is not equally strong in different human populations. It has not yet been studied in Polish patients at DNA level, but only by serology that is inadequate for HLA-C. Therefore, we examined the distribution of HLA-C alleles by means of low resolution PCR-SSP in 102 Polish psoriatics and 123 healthy controls. We(More)
Histone deacetylase inhibitor romidepsin has demonstrated durable clinical responses and tolerability in patients with relapsed/refractory peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (PTCL, CTCL). Selection of novel drug therapies for patients with relapsed/refractory aggressive lymphoma requires not only considerations regarding efficacy but also careful(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the intraspecific diversity of Trichophyton rubrum clinical isolates. Thirty clinical isolates of T. rubrum were selected for molecular typing by PCR amplification of two tandemly repetitive elements (TRS-1 and TRS-2) of the rDNA and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis with primers designated 1 and 6.(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory skin disease of a chronic course. The role of neuropeptides in pathogenesis of this disorder is probably not crucial; however, there is evidence that these substances influence the development and course of AD. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the plasma level of substance P, neuropeptide(More)
A total of 304 patients with a clinical diagnosis of palmar-type tinea pedis or manus and a positive mycologic examination were recruited into this double-blind, randomized, multicenter, phase III study. Patients were randomized to receive either oral itraconazole 200 mg twice daily (in the morning and evening) for 7 days, followed by placebo for 7 days (n(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and factors influencing the presence of concomitant dermatomycoses in patients with toenail onychomycosis. DESIGN Prospective study based on a specially designed questionnaire completed by dermatologists. PATIENTS A total of 2761 patients with toenail onychomycosis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The diagnosis of fungal(More)
CTLA-4 molecule is an important inhibitor of T-lymphocyte activation. Several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CTLA-4 gene were found, and their associations with many human diseases were described. So far, however, such studies have not been performed in psoriasis vulgaris in Caucasoids. Therefore, we examined the distribution of three CTLA-4(More)