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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Minor stroke and transient ischemic attack portend a significant risk of disability. Three possible mechanisms for this include disability not captured by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, symptom progression, or recurrent stroke. We sought to assess the relative impact of these mechanisms on disability in a population(More)
Local hyperthermia induced by ultrasound was delivered two or three times weekly to twenty-eight lesions of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis in eighteen patients. Twenty-two lesions (78.5 percent) in thirteen patients resolved completely five to ten weeks after the start of treatment. Our results are explained by the thermosensitivity of the parasite and its(More)
  • H Aram
  • Archives of dermatology
  • 1984
A 33-year-old woman had many tender, erythematous and pustular plaques on her face, neck, and extremities. Biopsy findings were consistent with a diagnosis of Sweet's syndrome. A chemotaxis test disclosed increased chemotactic activity of the peripheral blood polymorphonuclear neutrophil leukocytes. The patient was successfully treated with dapsone. To the(More)
  • H Aram
  • International journal of dermatology
  • 1987
Ten white women with moderate to severe androgenetic alopecia were treated with cimetidine 300 mg by mouth five times a day. Duration of therapy ranged from 1.5-9 months, with a median of 5 months. Seven patients (70%) showed good to excellent regrowth of hair. No major side effects were noted. The patients were followed up for 5 months. Cimetidine(More)
Fourteen patients with acute cutaneous leishmaniasis entered a study testing the efficacy of liquid nitrogen. All lesions were cured clinically and protozoologically within 3-8 weeks, without noticeable scarring. The patients did not experience adverse side effects, and there was no relapse 4 months after cessation of therapy. The results of this study(More)
Pigmented basal cell epithelioma (BCE) arose in the scar of an onchocercoma nodule in a 45-year-old white man. There were extensive fibrosis, inflammation, epidermal hyperplasia, and nests of basal cancer cells. The authors believe that the development of epithelioma in this case was more than a chance occurrence. There is little doubt that the malignant(More)