Gun-Wook Kim

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BACKGROUND Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is chronic seronegative inflammatory arthritis that causes irreversible joint damage. Early recognition of PsA in patients with psoriasis is important for preventing physical disability and deformity. However, diagnosing PsA in a busy dermatology outpatient clinic can be difficult. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional treatments for warts like cryotherapy are limited by the pain during procedures, especially in pediatric patients. Imiquimod is a topical immune response modifier, but the thick stratum corneum of common warts prevents drug permeation through skin. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fractional laser/topical 5%(More)
BACKGROUND In previous studies, psoriasis has been reported to be associated with metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for metabolic syndrome in psoriasis patients and to compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in psoriasis and control groups. METHODS All patients (n=490) and controls (n=682) were(More)
Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin disorder; the pathogenesis is unclear. Various treatment options for rosacea are available, but most have limited effectiveness. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of 1% pimecrolimus cream for the treatment of rosacea. Thirty patients with rosacea were enrolled in this 4-week,(More)
Herein, we report a case of an 8-year-old girl with dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) that occurred during the treatment of erythema elevatum diutinum. She had fever, gross hematuria, and malaise for three weeks after initiation of dapsone therapy. Five days after stopping dapsone treatment, she returned to the emergency clinic because of high fever,(More)
Erythrodermic psoriasis (EP) is a very severe variant of psoriasis whose management poses a challenge to physicians, as currently available therapies often provide unsatisfactory results. Many biologics have been used to treat chronic plaque psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis; however, their effectiveness for EP is poorly understood. A recently(More)
Vol. 29, No. 3, 2017 381 Received April 11, 2016, Revised June 7, 2016, Accepted for publication July 2, 2016 Corresponding author: Hyun-Chang Ko, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, 20 Geumo-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan 50612, Korea. Tel: 82-55-360-1678, Fax: 82-55-360-1679, E-mail: hcko@pusan.ac.kr This is an Open Access(More)
Bullae and sweat gland necrosis remain rare cutaneous manifestation, and these conditions can be misdiagnosed as Vibrio vulnificus infections or other soft tissue infections because of their low index of suspicion. A 46-yr-old man with a history of continued alcohol consumption presented with erythematous and hemorrhagic bullous lesions on his left arm. The(More)
BACKGROUND Little information is available on effective treatments for progressive macular hypomelanosis (PMH). To our knowledge, only one case of narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy as an efficient treatment for patients with PMH has been reported in the recent literature. OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the clinical features of PMH in Koreans(More)