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Prolidase deficiency is a rare hereditary disorder with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations including skin ulcers, eczematous eruptions, characteristic facies, mental retardation, splenomegaly, and susceptibility to infections. We report two new cases of prolidase deficiency. Our patients had the typical manifestations of prolidase deficiency. One(More)
Three in vitro cytotoxicity assays [neutral red uptake assay (NRU), MTT test and total protein content determination (TPC)] were analysed to assess their value for predicting the ocular irritancy potential of 20 surfactants. For each test, three established cell lines (SIRC rabbit corneal cells, Balb/c 3T3 and L929 mouse fibroblasts) were used. The(More)
A multinational interlaboratory study to investigate the bovine corneal opacity and permeability (BCOP) assay is presented. The aim of this work was to determine the capability and possible limitations of this method to predict ocular irritancy of a large set of chemicals. The assays were carried out in 12 European laboratories with different types of(More)
Erythrokeratodermias are a clinically heterogeneous group of rare autosomal dominant disorders of cornification with overlapping features including hyperkeratosis and erythema. We ascertained five extended pedigrees with different phenotypes for a linkage study. Three families presented with localized erythrokeratodermia variabilis, and one with(More)
Bone his tomorphometry consists of measuring the bone tissue components and of counting the bone cells. The tetracycline double labelling process also permits quantitation of dynamics phenomenons such as the calcification rate of osteoid or the osteoblastic appositional rate. Thus, these methods are able to furnish vital information on the amount and the(More)
AIMS Legionella bacteria ubiquitously colonize natural freshwater and are responsible for legionellosis in humans. Several cases of legionellosis have been associated in particular with the use of whirlpool spas. The objective of this study was to verify whether real-time PCR is applicable for the quantification of Legionella spp. in spa water. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Onychomycosis is an increasing problem with limited therapeutic options. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the safety and efficacy, of oral terbinafine, a new fungicidal antimycotic, in patients with toenail onychomycosis. METHODS A North American multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the mycologic and clinical efficacy of oral(More)
There are many clinical presentations to fibrofolliculoma, described by Birt, Hogg and Dubé: the solitary and multiple forms, with or without other skin tumors, could also be markers of intestinal polyposis. Little is known of its pathogenesis. A case of multiple fibrofolliculoma of the face and neck is described. A new therapeutic approach by copper vapour(More)