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Indirect immunofluorescent (IF) tests on sections of normal human skin reveal the presence of antibodies to the stratum corneum in most normal human sera. Sera absorbed with hyperkeratotic scales gave negative reactions. These reactions appeared to correspond to those of the stratum corneum antibodies which were first detected by Krough and Tonder by immune(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) found in lesions of 11 patients suffering from epidermodysplasia verruciformis were compared to HPV type 1 (HPV-1) and HPV type 2 (HPV-2) previously characterized in plantar and common warts, respectively. Complementary RNAs (cRNAs) to HPV-1, HPV-2, and viruses obtained from two patients with epidermodysplasia verruciformis(More)
Fourteen patients with apidarmodysplasia vermucifommis were studied to correlate the type of human papilbomavimus (HPV) found in benign lesions to their clinical aspects and to the course of the disease; nine patients ware familial cases, and six had carcinomas. The type of the virus was determined by the RNA-DNA filter hybridization technique, using(More)
Immunofluorescence (IF) studies by the direct and indirect methods demonstrate immunoglobulins and complement bound in vivo in psoriatic scales. The IF pattern is comparable to that of stratum corneum antibodies (SCAb) bound in vitro on specific substrate, as visualized by the indirect IF method. Formation of immune complexes can be responsible for the(More)
The stratum corneum (SC) antibodies are present in all human sera as seen by indirect immunofluorescent (IF) staining. They appear to bind in vivo to the stratum corneum of psoriatic lesions. They fix complement in vitro in a two step complement IF test system using either anti C4 or anti C3 conjugates as indicators. IF tests with proper controls showed(More)
Studies were performed in 89 patients with active psoriasis and in 10 normal volunteers. Areas of uninvolved skin of 10 x 10 cm in size were demarcated and closely observed for 14 days. In 54 patients with psoriasis, there developed very fine, erythematous papules almost skin level (with no scaling of the surface), which changed in the course of observation(More)
Antiserum against UV-irradiated DNA was prepared and used as a specific reagent in an indirect immunofluorescence (IF) technique for the detection of photochemically damaged DNA in the epidermis of hairless mice. Fluorescence of cell nuclei was found in sections of dorsal epidermis of mice immediately after the irradiation. It persisted for 24 hours. The IF(More)
Nine patients had clinical and histological features suggestive of both dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) and bullous pemphigold (BP). Five patients responded to treatment with sulfapyridine or sulfones: in two the response was inconsistent, and the disease was controlled by combined treatment with prednisone; in one patient, there was no response to(More)
Immunofluorescence (IF) studies using the test providing information on the reactivity of stratum corneum (SC) antibodies and their in vivo binding have been performed in 193 cases of psoriasis and 89 cases with other dermatoses. It has been shown that: 1. Essentially all fully developed, active psoriatic lesions had IgG deposits in the stratum corneum at(More)
21 years of follow-up study of a family with epidermodysplasia verruciformis (e.v.) have shown that members of one family can be infected with different human papillomaviruses (HPVs), either HPV 3 or HPV 4, and sometimes with both. The clinical picture resembled disseminated flat warts in cases induced by HPV 3, whereas in those caused by HPV 4 there were(More)