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Leukemia cutis (LC) is defined as a neoplastic leukocytic infiltration of the skin. Few clinical studies are available on recent trends of LC in Korea. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical features and prognosis of LC in Korea and to compare findings with previous studies. We performed a retrospective study of 75 patients with LC and… (More)
A scar is a mark that remains after the healing of a wound or other morbid processes. In the past, treatment was mainly focused on severe scarring, such as the hypertrophic and burn scars. However, scars from relatively minor wounds can also be stressful. The site of an open thyroidectomy is the anterior neck, a prominently exposed part of the body, where… (More)
BACKGROUND Filler injection is a minimally invasive procedure widely used for soft tissue augmentation. Although the safety profile is favorable, adverse events can occur, especially after illegal filler injection. OBJECTIVES The authors present memorable cases of filler complications and review their clinico-pathological features and treatment… (More)
Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is a skin condition that usually shows a poor response to different modalities of treatment. Herein we describe 2 patients with DSAP on the face, each treated with 3 to 4 sessions of photodynamic therapy combined with laser vaporization.
BACKGROUND The use of botulinum toxin has rapidly expanded into various aesthetic applications. Any guideline representing a consensus for aesthetic treatments using botulinum toxin type A (BTA) in Asians has not been published. OBJECTIVES To provide consensus recommendations on common aesthetic problems which are treated by neurotoxin in Asians. … (More)
Psychological factors are believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of alopecia areata (AA), a frequently encountered hair disorder. In our study, statistically significant elevation of psychological stress was felt by AA patients prior hair loss compared with control, which was strongly believed contributory to hair loss (t-test, P < 0.01). The… (More)
BACKGROUND Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer device used for correction of facial contour deficiencies, with a gradual onset of effect that is maintained for up to 25 months. PLLA is currently widely used to correct age-related facial volume deficits in Asians. OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the safety and long-term… (More)
We present two cases wherein vitiligo developed after the onset of halo formation involving congenital melanocytic nevi to emphasize the possibility of this finding as a potential albeit unusual presentation of vitiligo.
The point prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) among Korean adults visiting the Health Service Center for health check-ups was assessed. AD was diagnosed based on the questionnaires filled by patients and through physical examination by dermatologists. A total of 3,563 persons completed the questionnaires, and 2,032 persons were examined by the… (More)
Psychological stress is known to aggravate inflammatory skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and contact sensitivity by altering the cellular constituents of the immune system. The skin appendages function dually as prominent targets and sources of the peripheral corticotropin-releasing hormone-proopiomelanocortin (CRH-POMC) axis. In this… (More)