Ho Suk Sung

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BACKGROUND Several previous studies have suggested the improvement of atopic dermatitis (AD) in response to special fabrics. In particular, beneficial effects have been reported, following the use of anion textiles. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an anion textile in patients suffering from AD. METHODS(More)
Acute localized exanthematous pustulosis (ALEP) is a localized variant of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, which is characterized by the eruption of multiple scattered pustules following drug administration. A 26-year-old woman presented with multiple erythematous pustules on her face, which had appeared three days after taking antibiotics.(More)
Methotrexate (MTX) is an antimetabolite which interferes with DNA synthesis, and it is used for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and a wide variety of cutaneous diseases. Although many adverse effects of MTX, including cutaneous ulcerations, have been documented, multifocal mucosal ulceration mimicking Behçet's disease has(More)
BACKGROUND Progressive macular hypomelanosis is characterized by ill-defined, non-scaly, hypopigmented macules primarily on the trunk of the body. Although numerous cases of progressive macular hypomelanosis have been reported, there have been no clinicopathologic studies of progressive macular hypomelanosis in Korean patients. OBJECTIVE In this study we(More)
Received June 20, 2012, Revised April 26, 2013, Accepted for publication May 29, 2013 Corresponding author: Jong Keun Seo, Department of Dermatology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, 75 Bokji-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan 614-735, Korea. Tel: 82-51-890-6135, Fax: 82-51-897-6391, E-mail: derma09@hanmail.net This is an Open Access article(More)
It is known that an excess or deficiency of selenium (Se) causes abnormalities in hair. We evaluated changes in the hair follicles associated with Se imbalance in a C57BL/6 mouse model to better understand the role of Se in hair growth. Fifteen C57BL/6 mice were assigned to diets providing excessive, adequate, or deficient amounts of Se. Alopecia with(More)
Pityriasis alba (PA) is a common benign disease, characterized by hypopigmented macules or patches on the face, usually seen in children. However, two uncommon variants exist, a pigmenting type and an extensive type. Extensive PA is rare. The lesions tend to be less scaly, more persistent, more generalized, more symmetrical, and more frequently seen over(More)
An 18-year-old male visited our department complaining of recurrent episodes of an itchy rash after hand washing, showering/bathing, drinking water, and getting rain-soaked. He was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria after a water provocation test and histopathologic examination. Five months of antihistamine treatment successfully prevented further wheal(More)
BACKGROUND Combination therapy using cyclosporine A (CsA) together with low-dose corticosteroids has adequate efficacy with little toxicity for the treatment of severe alopecia areata (AA). OBJECTIVE We wanted to evaluate the clinical efficacy of combination therapy using CsA with low-dose corticosteroid for the treatment of severe AA and we also wanted(More)