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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin and joints. Although rarely life threatening, psoriasis can significantly impair quality of life (QOL) and cause considerable physical and psychological distress. Between 6 and 42% of patients with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, which is characterized by stiffness, pain, swelling and… (More)
Skin infection with Mycobacterium marinum can rarely spread to deeper structures, making it more difficult to treat. We report a case of a M. marinum skin infection and hand tenosynovitis that showed a good response to monotherapy with doxycycline in spite of severe hand movement impairment.
A 76-year-old male patient with an angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma under treatment with fludarabine was referred because of scrotal ulcers, evolving for several months. Respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary symptoms were denied. Histopathological examination showed the presence of a chronic inflammatory process with epithelioid granulomas.… (More)
We describe 5 cases of anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF-α) induced psoriasiform eruptions with severe scalp involvement inducing inflammatory alopecia and review the literature on this subject. All our 5 patients were provided topical therapy, with good results in only 1 case. The remaining 4 were provided systemic therapy (methotrexate ±… (More)
INTRODUCTION Hysterectomy is one of the most common gynecological procedures and may be performed either by vaginal approach, laparotomy or laparoscopy. Although total laparoscopic hysterectomy has multiple advantages, conflicting major complication rates have been previously reported. OBJECTIVES To describe our experience performing TLH and to evaluate… (More)
INTRODUCTION Endometriosis Health Profile Questionnaire-30 is currently the most used questionnaire for quality of life measurement in women with endometriosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the psychometric properties and to validate the Portuguese Endometriosis Health Profile Questionnaire-30 version. MATERIAL AND METHODS A sequential sample of… (More)
INTRODUCTION Although laparoscopy is widely established for ablative urologic procedures, pelvic reconstructive procedures are still mostly performed by open-surgery. As urologists continue to introduce advanced laparoscopic skills to reconstructive urologic procedures, we present our experience with a laparoscopic psoas hitch double ureteral… (More)
Pili annulati is a rare hair shaft abnormality and, as far as we know, there are no published data on pili annulati's racial distribution. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in an African-American patient.