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Fourteen patients with treatment-resistant cystic and conglobate acne were treated for four months with oral 13-cis-retinoic acid, a synthetic isomer of naturally occurring all-trans-retinoic acid. The average dose was 2.0 mg per kilogram per day. Thirteen patients experienced complete clearing of their disease; the other had 75 per cent improvement, as(More)
Thirteen patients with keratinising dermatoses were treated for 2-17 weeks with oral 13-cis retinoic acid. There was near complete clearing of the skin lesions beginning within 2 weeks of starting treatment in all five patients with lamellar ichthyosis (including two cases of non-bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma), in two of the three patients(More)
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) in adults is a well-known cause of dementia. We describe NPH in children having the recessively inherited Cockayne's syndrome (CS). Cockayne's syndrome is characterized by cachectic dwarfism, neurological dysfunction, and cutaneous sunlight sensitivity. We noted that the NPH-associated triad of dementia, gait disturbance,(More)
The radiographic findings in 25 patients with the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome are presented. Cystlike lucencies of the phalanges, a previously unreported finding, were seen in 46% of the patients in whom hand films were obtained. Mandibular cysts, present in 42% of cases, and exuberant intracranial calcifications were also characteristic features.(More)