Jennifer J Janiga

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BACKGROUND Ablative resurfacing lasers are effective for treatment of acne scars, but they have a high risk of complications. Fractional lasers have less severe side effects but more moderate efficacy than ablative devices. Studies were performed in individuals with Fitzpatrick skin type I to VI. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of an erbium(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE) is the most common chronic idiopathic photodermatosis usually manifesting as a papular eruption along with several other morphological variants including a pinpoint papular variant. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between June 1998 and August 2003, 10 PMLE patients presented to the Department of Dermatology at Henry(More)
BACKGROUND A previous study identified two peaks of allelic association between psoriasis and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) mapping to distal chromosome 17q, including a disease associated SNP that leads to loss of a RUNX1 transcription factor binding site, and additional SNPs in the third intron of the RAPTOR gene. Another study found an(More)
Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting approximately 2.6% of the population in the US. The most effective current therapies for psoriasis have suppressive activity against T lymphocytes directly or by modulating the biologic effects of inflammatory cytokines. Tacrolimus has been used successfully to treat a number of T cell-mediated diseases. UVA1(More)
Longitudinal melanonychia is a common phenomenon, known to be the result of numerous etiologies. Transverse melanonychia, on the other hand, is uncommon. It has been reported in association with conventional x-ray therapy, psoralen plus ultraviolet A, infliximab, zidovudine, antimalarials, and several chemotherapeutic agents. We report 3 cases of transverse(More)
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