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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)
The objective of this study was to determine clinical features, shedding and transmission of a Chilean Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) strain upon experimental inoculation of 4-week-old pigs. Six groups of five animals each were used. The G1 (donor) group was inoculated with PRRSV, maintained in an isolation unit for 35 days, and… (More)
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.
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.
This report presents an exceptional case of uterine avulsion following a cold-knife conization, an unprecedented surgical complication of a common gynecological procedure. Furthermore, it describes the outcomes of the conservative laparoscopic reconstruction that was performed. A 30-year-old nulliparous was referred to our department with secondary… (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)
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a genodermatosis with a characteristic evolution of skin lesions. Most patients present with vesicles at birth or within the first weeks of life. We report a case of a female infant with genetically confirmed sporadic IP who presented with verrucous and hyperpigmented lesions with no previous vesicular stage.