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The authors report 16 cases of cutaneous sporotrichosis observed in the province of Bari, southern Italy, since 1978. While no more than 55 cases have been documented in other European countries in the last 30 years, in Italy 58 cases (present series included) have been recorded in the same time period. Furthermore, 42 of them (73.7%) originated from(More)
In this study the data on 200 patients affected by various features of lichen planus (LP) are reported. All subjects were in-patients of the Department of Dermatology, Bari, from 1973 to 1988. In 87% of cases the disease appeared as lichen tuber planus, and in 9% there was involvement of mucous membranes. Equal involvement of sex incidence has been found,(More)
It has been previously described an impairment of cell-mediated immune response in psoriasis. In the present paper we have evaluated lymphocyte surface markers, non specific immunity, lymphokine secretion and antibody synthesis in a group of patients with psoriasis (PS) and with anti-inflammatory drug treated or gold-treated psoriatic arthritis (PsA). No(More)
Twenty subjects with allergic contact dermatitis were patch tested with the responsible allergen applied to four fixed points on the back. Skin biopsies of the four sites were obtained after 6, 12, 24 and 48 hours, fixed in neutral formalin and stained with hematoxylin-eosin, Giemsa and toluidine blue. Sections were examined and lymphomonocytes, mast cells,(More)
BACKGROUND Classical Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a sporadic disease that is particularly prevalent in Mediterranean countries. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to update clinical information about this rare condition. METHODS A survey of 163 cases observed in the period 1971-1990 in Bari, South Italy, was carried out. All records were reviewed and, when(More)
The incidence of contact allergy to 63 substances, including active principles and excipients used in a variety of topical preparations, has been studied by patch testing in 306 patients being treated conservatively for stasis dermatitis with or without ulceration. Positive reactions to one or more test compounds were recorded in 177 patients. The main(More)
One of the possible systemic complications of gonorrhoea is disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI), which is usually characterised by both skin and joint lesions. While joint involvement ranges from tenosynovitis to suppurative arthritis, cutaneous involvement features varied non-specific patterns often clinically and histologically consistent with(More)