Jane Tomimori

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a DNA virus that presents tropism for epithelial cells, causing infections of the skin and mucous membranes. Replication of HPV occurs in the nuclei of squamous cells and its life cycle is directly related to the differentiation program of the host cell. To date, nearly 100 different types of HPV have been characterized and(More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in solid organ recipients may have an adverse outcome. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe the disease course, treatment, and outcome of allograft function in kidney transplant recipients with phaeohyphomycosis. METHODS Seventeen patients were followed for a mean period of 25.4 months to analyze the clinical(More)
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder which can impair general routine activities and has been closely related to poor quality of life. Pruritus and scratching are frequently observed, occurring mainly during sleep and precipitating nighttime arousals. Indeed, sleep quality has been shown to be negatively affected in psoriatic patients, in a(More)
  • Vanessa Kahan, D A Ribeiro, +4 authors M L Andersen
  • Skin pharmacology and physiology
  • 2014
Skin naturally changes with age, becoming more fragile. Various stimuli can alter skin integrity. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether sleep deprivation affects the integrity of DNA in skin and exacerbates the effects of aging. Fifteen-month old female Hairless mice underwent 72 h of paradoxical sleep deprivation or 15 days of chronic sleep(More)
The contrast between present-day sleep habits and those of the pre-industrial era are quite evident. One study recent has shown that the amount of sleep has decreased 2 h per night over the past 50 years. Such sleep curtailment, ubiquitous in the modern lifestyle, inflicts adverse repercussions upon health and well being. Investigations examining the(More)
BACKGROUND Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common tumor in humans, and its incidence increases among renal transplant recipients (RTRs). The aims of this study were to characterize the RTRs with NMSC, to identify risk factors, and to calculate the probability of this tumor in this population. METHODS This was a hospital-based case-control(More)
BACKGROUND Both leprosy and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are infectious diseases, and are an important global health problem. Patients with leprosy who are co-infected with HIV seem to be at higher risk of developing leprosy reactions. AIM To examine the histological features of leprosy in patients with HIV and leprosy co-infection, particularly to(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse cutaneous drug reactions are frequent in hospital settings and are responsible for increased morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic costs. The objective of this study was to identify high risk factors in hospitalized patients with adverse cutaneous drug reactions. METHODS This descriptive and retrospective study was performed with data(More)
We report 2 instances in which reactional borderline leprosy manifested itself as an immune reconstitution phenomenon in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We discuss the clinical, laboratory-based, histopathologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of both patients. Furthermore, we review similar reports from the literature.
Technological advances, constant pressure, increased qualified demand, and other daily activities present in modern society result in increasingly stressful living conditions for the population. In the short term, the release of stress-related hormones can play a key role in the survival of an organism. However, it is well known that chronic exposure to(More)