Fatma Sule Afsar

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BACKGROUND Morphea is an autoimmune inflammatory sclerosing disorder that may cause permanent functional disability and disfigurement. OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the clinical features of morphea in a large pediatric cohort. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of 136 pediatric patients with morphea from one center, 1989 to 2006. (More)
Neonatal skin experiences a progressive adaptation to the extrauterine environment during which special care is needed. The immaturity of the epidermal barrier in the neonatal period may cause dry skin, vulnerability to trauma, rapid onset of microbial colonization and percutaneous drug toxicity. This article reviews the practical implications for hygiene,(More)
Lupus vulgaris is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis which usually occurs in patients previously sensitized to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We present a case of a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed as lupus vulgaris clinically and histopathologically. He had well demarcated, irregularly bordered, pink, infiltrated plaques on his left cheek showing(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB) is still difficult to diagnose due to its varied clinical presentation and limitations of diagnostic methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of diagnostic laboratory tests available for CTB. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six skin biopsy specimens belonging to clinically suspected cases of(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In developing countries, where the majority of people have a low income and live in resource-poor settings, skin infections are prevalent. Data from recent studies provide insight into the most common skin infections and their management. RECENT FINDINGS Several studies confirm that skin infections account for the majority of pediatric(More)
Dermatopathology is a subspecialty of pathology and dermatology involving correlation of clinical information with microscopic observations of skin biopsies to provide diagnostic information. Pediatric dermatology is a subspecialty of dermatology for which specific points need to be known for evaluating and managing skin disorders in children. The(More)
Primary inoculation tuberculosis is an exogenous infection resulting from direct inoculation of bacteria into individuals with no acquired immunity to the organism. We report a 63-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with primary inoculation tuberculosis on the basis of clinical appearance and histopathological examination. The findings from this case(More)
INTRODUCTION Cryosurgery is an alternative treatment for many benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions of the skin. AIM To review the indications of cryosurgery for cutaneous lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS The retrospective study was based on the assessment of medical records of 1031 dermatology patients who had cryosurgery. RESULTS One thousand two(More)
INTRODUCTION Although skin diseases are associated with low rate of hospitalization, dermatological manifestations are frequent in hospitalized patients. The aim of the study was to describe the inpatient dermatological consultations in a pediatric teaching hospital. POPULATION AND METHODS Recorded data from inpatient pediatric dermatology consultation(More)