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We report a case of scleredema adultorum (Buschke's disease) associated with an IgA kappa monoclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. A significant improvement in the skin was obtained with electron-beam therapy. Scleredema would appear to be linked to monoclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia, but the relationship between the skin disorder and the immunoglobulin(More)
The authors report a case of carcinoma cuniculatum plantar and review the literature on this rare tumour. The clinical features and course of this tumour. The clinical features and course of this tumour are successively described. Although associated with limited malignancy and almost exclusively local extension, progression of this disease may lead to(More)
Human T-lymphotropic type I (HTLV-I) proviral sequences were detected in leukemic cells of a patient living in Marseilles (south of France) and suffering from Sezary syndrome. He did not have any travel history outside France and did not receive blood transfusion or hepatitis B vaccination. This case of HTLV-I positive Sezary syndrome is the first one(More)
The changes induced by ageing of the skin are particularly visible in photo-exposed areas, indicating the interaction between actinic factors and factors specific to the ageing process itself. The corresponding histological signs affect various structures: epidermis (thinning of the epidermis, reduced cell proliferation...), dermis-epidermis junction(More)
In a prospective, randomised, controlled trial of 92 patients with full-thickness pressure ulcers, the efficacy of an alginate wound dressing was compared to that of an established local treatment with dextranomer paste. During treatment, a minimal 40% reduction in wound area was obtained in 74% of the patients in the alginate group and in 42% of those in(More)