Jean-Etienne Surlève-Bazeille

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A case of a familial palmoplantar inflammatory keratoderma with autosomal dominant inheritance is reported. Associated clinical features included vasomotor troubles and hyperhidrosis consistent with a diagnosis of Greither's disease. Light microscopy was nonspecific. Electron microscopy showed aggregated tonofilaments around the nucleus, without true(More)
Dermatological practice in Martinique frequently encounters a bizarre skin condition presenting as a progressive and extensive hypomelanosis on the back. The course of this disorder is highly characteristic: it occurs mainly in females from 18-25 years of age, with a progressive development of round, pale, coalescent macules on the back and sometimes on the(More)
Melanocyte cultures were obtained from a modification of the keratinocyte culture system MCDB153. Either promelanocytes or mature melanocytes were selected from epidermal cell primary cultures. Pure subcultures of actively dividing melanocytes of both types were grown in a low-serum medium totally deprived of TPA and cholera toxin called melanocyte growth(More)
BACKGROUND Achromic lesions on the trunk and the extremities often do not respond to treatment and little improvement is obtained in cases of segmental vitiligo. OBJECTIVE Transplantation of autologous noncultured melanocytes was performed to obtain a successful repigmentation. METHODS The grafting method is carried out in two steps: production of(More)
Chimeric epidermal reconstructs made with Negroid melanocytes and Caucasoid keratinocytes (or vice versa) were studied before and after UVB irradiation to understand the respective roles of these cells in tanning and photoprotection, especially lipoperoxidation and enzymatic defences against free radicals. Using this approach, we have confirmed overall the(More)
A 60-year-old woman developed a progressive linear pigmentation on the trunk. Skin biopsy demonstrated an increase in the number and size of neural fibers in the dermis. Clinical and paraclinical investigations of this unusual disease showed findings similar to the hereditary type of Sipple syndrome (multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome, Type 2b). Such(More)
Congenital nevi are composed of pigment cells bearing common features with melanocytes but showing altered differentiation which leads to nesting and dermal involvement. Using a dead de-epidermized dermis seeded with a combination of keratinocytes and various sources of pigment cells (normal melanocytes, dermal nevus cells from congenital nevi, Bowes(More)
An ultrastructural study was conducted on eight halo nevi. Some of them were of recent onset. Others had an evolution of several months. The distribution of the population of the dendritic cells in the depigmented epidermis of the halo was more polymorphous at the early stage when few melanocytes with abundant cytofilaments and some Langerhans cells were(More)
In recent years, possible health hazards due to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted by mobile phones have been investigated. Because several publications have suggested that RFR is stressful, we explored the potential biological effects of Global System for Mobile phone communication at 900 MHz (GSM-900) exposure on cultures of isolated human skin cells(More)