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A 24-year-old Caucasian man was evaluated because of a history of multiple firm, reddish, papulonodular skin lesions occurring over the buttocks, thighs, and lower portions of his back and legs since the age of 17 years. Most lesions had developed within 1 year of onset and had become very painful. The family history revealed that the patient's mother and(More)
Receptors for C3b in normal skin were studied. C3b was produced by treating normal human serum with cobra venom factor and by partial digestion of purified C3 with trypsin. Cryostat sections of normal human skin were incubated with C3b, followed by a direct immunofluorescent technique using monospecific goat antihuman C3. The histologic localization of C3b(More)
Eighteen cases of granuloma annulare were classified histopathologically and examined by direct immunofluorescence. The three different histopathologic types of granuloma annulare were compared with the result of immunofluorescence examination. No features of leukocytoclastic vasculitis were seen. Direct immunofluorescence of granuloma annulare does not(More)
Cutaneous and oral lesions appearing as verrucous papules are a regular and diagnostic finding in Cowden's disease. The lesion occur predominantly over the central portion of the face, concentrated around orifices, lips, gingiva, and tongue, and over the acral portions of the upper extremities. These skin lesions have been found to be associated with(More)
The presence of a receptor for C3b in normal human oral mucosa was studied using C3b produced by treating normal human serum with cobra venom factor. Cryostat sections of normal human oral mucosa were incubated with C3b, followed by a direct immunofluorescence technique using monospecific goat-antihuman C3. The histologic localization of C3b fluorescence(More)
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