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BACKGROUND For treatment of localized scleroderma numerous treatments, including ones with potentially hazardous side effects, are currently used with only limited success. OBJECTIVE We attempted to determine the efficacy of low-dose UVA1 irradiation in patients with severe localized scleroderma. METHODS Patients were irradiated with 20 J/cm2 UVA1 for(More)
BACKGROUND Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease in which numerous therapies have been used, with only limited success. Because low-dose UVA1 phototherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for localized scleroderma, which shares several similar clinical and histologic features with LS, we initiated a clinical trial(More)
BACKGROUND Increased collagen synthesis, vascular damage, and T-lymphocytic infiltration contribute to the development of systemic sclerosis. Preliminary studies revealed the effectiveness of low-dose UVA1 phototherapy in acrosclerosis. OBJECTIVE We sought to confirm data of a pilot study revealing the efficacy of low-dose UVA1 irradiation in(More)
Various therapies for morphea have been used with limited success, including ones with potentially hazardous side effects. When morphea occurs in childhood it may lead to progressive and long-lasting induration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, growth retardation, and muscle atrophy. We report an open prospective study in which the efficacy of a combined(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, conventional high-dose UVA1 phototherapy (340-400 nm) has been shown to be more effective than combined UVA-UVB therapy in the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis (AD). However, there are limitations of this treatment, such as intense sweating caused by the immense heat load during therapy and the high cumulative UVA1 doses that are(More)
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a malignancy of mature T-cells, predominantly of the helper phenotype, that primarily invade the skin. Different photo- and chemotherapeutic treatments are known to be beneficial in early-stage CTCL. This observation has initiated prospective investigations into the efficacy of phototherapeutic regimens. The purpose of(More)
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by white porcelain-like sclerotic skin lesions. It is most commonly seen in adult females and usually affects the genitoanal area. Extragenital LSA appears in 15-20% of cases. We report a 9-year-old Caucasian girl suffering from extragenital LSA that was resistant to(More)
Although the association between administration of the antitumor agent bleomycin and the development of cutaneous fibrosis is established, there are only a small number of cases of bleomycin-induced scleroderma described in the literature. We report the development of generalised scleroderma with wide spread hyperpigmentation in a 52-year-old male patient,(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Atopic dermatitis (AD) is characterized immunohistochemically by a high number of skin infiltrating T-helper cells (CD4 +). In most cases cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is characterized by a malignant proliferation of CD4+ T-helper lymphocytes. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the extent of anti-apoptotic effects in patients(More)
In recent years PUVA-bath photochemotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment modality for several dermatoses. A limitation of PUVA-bath photochemotherapy has been the lack of guidelines for optimal performance, including the time course of photosensitization of the skin exposed to the 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) bath water solution. In the present(More)