Jan Faergemann

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The laboratory diagnosis of dermatophytosis is usually based on direct microscopic examination and culturing of clinical specimens. A commercial polymerase chain reaction kit (Dermatophyte PCR) has had favorable results when used for detection of dermatophytes and identification of Trichophyton rubrum in nail specimens. This study investigated the efficacy(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate if tight-fitting underwear (string panties) equipped with string panty liners affected the vulvar skin microenvironment differently to regular panties with standard panty liners. Thirty-two healthy women participated in a crossover study where temperature, humidity, surface pH and aerobic microflora were(More)
The aim of this study was to compare pentane-1,5-diol and propane-1,2-diol used as absorption enhancers for cutaneously administered terbinafine. Fresh human skin samples were placed in a continuous flow diffusion cell with a gel containing terbinafine on top of the skin. Receptor fluid samples were analysed using high - performance liquid chromatography.(More)
372 Letters to the Editor Sir, Staphylococcus aureus is a common pathogen that may colonize normal skin, but it is not a member of the normal skin flora (1, 2). In healthy individuals it is most commonly isolated from the nose, the groin and the perineum. Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are colonized with S. aureus both in lesional skin as well as in(More)
Use of topical lithium succinate for seborrhoeic dermatitis In a small screening study topical lithium succinate ointment was observed to produce a striking improvement in several patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis of the face. We therefore performed a double blind controlled study of this effect. As pityrosporum yeasts can cause seborrhoeic dermatitis'(More)
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