Gun-Wook Kim

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BACKGROUND Melanonychia may be the presenting sign of ungual melanoma. However, there are insufficient basic clinical data for melanonychia in Korean patients. OBJECTIVE We sought to identify basic clinical data and devise a classification algorithm for melanonychia. METHODS In all, 275 patients with melanonychia who visited our clinic from January 2002(More)
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)
An 82-year-old woman presented with a four-month history of an ulcerative plaque overlying her left neck. This lesion had developed as a subcutaneous nodule, gradually increased in size, and evolved into ulcers. Before visiting our Dermatology clinic, the patient had been diagnosed as having a bacterial abscess, but treatments with antibiotics were(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)
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 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)
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)
Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic progressive multifactorial disease with limited treatment options. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of glycosides based standardized fenugreek seed extract (SFSE-G) on behavioral, biochemical, molecular and ultrastructural changes in bleomycin (BLM) induced pulmonary fibrosis in the laboratory rats.(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)
Desmoplastic trichoepithelioma is a rare benign adnexal tumor. Although it is a benign lesion, patients often want to treat it due to cosmetic concerns when it occurs in an easily visible site. For our two cases, topical 5% imiquimod was an attractive treatment option as it is applied by the patients themselves and it has minimal side effects, including(More)