Gregor von Kobyletzki

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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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The decreased number of lymphocytes combined with the induction of apoptosis and necrosis seems to be the key mechanism of many phototherapeutic agents. The purpose of our study was to determine the regulating pathway, time course and dose dependence of UVA1- vs. UVB-induced cell death in human T lymphocytes. METHODS In our study we applied an(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)
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 this study the ultraviolet (UV) transmission of split skin exposed to UVB radiation and of non-exposed skin was compared in the 280-390 nm wavelength range and quantified. In addition, the correlation between the increase in the minimal erythema dose (MED) associated with a defined exposure to UVB and the ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) calculated(More)