Jaroslaw Bogaczewicz

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BACKGROUND Because vitamin D has immunomodulatory properties and immunologic mechanisms play a role in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD), it is possible that vitamin D may influence the activity of AD. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to correlate vitamin D concentrations in patients who had AD with clinical, immunologic, constitutional, and(More)
BACKGROUND Until recently, it was thought that in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), contact hypersensitivity phenomenon occurs less frequently than in the general population because of the impaired cellular immune response. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of contact dermatitis in the population of patients with AD. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility of bone turnover markers (BTMs) for the assessment of bone metabolism in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to the guidelines of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. METHODS The study included 43 female SLE(More)
BACKGROUND Avoiding sun exposure is obligatory in photodermatoses; however, the need for oral supplementation with vitamin D appears unrecognized. The aim of the study was to investigate the seasonal variation of vitamin D level and bone formation markers in healthy individuals and to compare it with vitamin D status in patients using photoprotection. (More)
A 29-year-old female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was referred to our Department of Dermatology and Venereology in response to psychiatric symptoms that developed 3 days after commencement of chloroquine treatment. The following criteria of the American College of Rheumatology were fulfilled: malar rash, photosensitivity, leukopenia (WBC(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms responsible for the efficacy of ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) are not fully understood. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate mRNA expression of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), thymus- and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), interleukin-5 (IL-5), and IL-13 in AD before and(More)
BACKGROUND Effectiveness of ultraviolet (UV)A1 in flares of atopic dermatitis (AD) is thought to influence the expression of cytokines involved in its pathogenesis. The aim of the study was to investigate whether mRNA expression of human β defensin-1 (hβD-1) correlates with that of interleukin (IL)-4, IL-10, and IL-31 in skin lesions in AD before and after(More)
OBJECTIVES To relate the cognitive parameters of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients in remission to their profile of autoantibodies. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 32 patients with SLE in remission, with mild disease activity as indicated by SELENA-SLEDAI < 6. For neuropsychological assessment, the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test(More)
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