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BACKGROUND Few reports on literature give detailed figures on prognostic factors of locoregional skin recurrence in cutaneous melanoma. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and histological prognostic factors following development of locoregional cutaneous metastasis as the only progression site from melanoma. METHODS Data from 1327… (More)
BACKGROUND Cryotherapy is a physical procedure whose immunogenic capability enables it to destroy tumour cells, at least partially. Consequently, it can boost the effect of imiquimod. OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of combining cryotherapy and imiquimod in patients who did not achieve a complete response after… (More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and imiquimod are the treatments of choice for actinic keratosis (AK). As they have different mechanisms of action, it seems reasonable to assume that applying both treatments sequentially would be efficacious. OBJECTIVES We sought to determine which of these therapeutic modalities provides a better clinical and… (More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Dear Editor: The critical role of T helper (Th) 17… (More)
Erythromelalgia is a rare disorder characterized by 3 major symptoms: warmth, redness, and burning pain. It involves the feet and, to a lesser extent, the hands, head, and ears. We report the case of a 27-year-old man presenting with a 15-year history of episodes with edema, local hyperthermia, and burning pain of both ears.
BACKGROUND Management of facial extensive recurrent basal cell carcinoma can be a challenge for dermatologists. Although the preferred technique is usually Mohs surgery, sometimes the patient's condition or predicted aggressive surgery make other options advisable. METHODS We describe a case of a giant recurrent basal cell carcinoma in the face of an old… (More)