Jessica Huff

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Erythema multiforme (EM), in its modern definition, is an acute, self-limited syndrome with distinctive skin lesions with or without mucosal lesions. Use of the terminology "EM minor" and "EM major" is a reasonable approach to separating the classical mild cutaneous syndrome, as described by Hebra (EM minor), from the usually more severe syndrome, with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate our hypothesis that recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), an inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa, is the result of an abnormal oral mucosal cytokine cascade leading to an enhanced cell-mediated immune response directed toward focal areas of the oral mucosa. DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized case-control study. SETTING Academic(More)
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a potent inflammatory mediator that has been shown to be produced by human keratinocytes and is thought to play a role in cutaneous inflammation. Immunofluorescence and radioligand binding studies were used to characterize PAF receptors (PAF-R) on human keratinocytes and the human epidermoid cell lines A-431 and HaCaT.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the response of facial port-wine stains in children to pulsed (450 microseconds) dye (577- or 585-nm) laser treatment based on the age of the patient and the size of the port-wine stain at the initiation of treatments. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Outpatient dermatology clinic at the University of Colorado School of Medicine,(More)
Seventy-four adult patients with facial, truncal, and extremity port-wine stains (PWS) were treated with the flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser (PDL) with laser output ranging from 6.0 to 7.5 J/cm2. Response to treatment was analyzed by comparing the area of involvement following each treatment with the area of involvement measured in the first treatment(More)
Infants with neonatal lupus erythematosus have congenital heart block, transient cutaneous lesions, or both. Mothers of these infants have SSA/Ro autoantibodies that are passed across the placenta to the fetus and that have been temporarily associated with the syndrome. Six families with neonatal lupus were studied by HLA typing. All seven infants had(More)
In a study of the natural history of recurrent herpes simplex labialis, we examined hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections of biopsies taken from lesions at various clinical stages. The earliest specific findings which could be recognized were changes within the epidermal cell nuclei, including peripheral clumping of chromatin, development of homogeneous(More)
The regulation of angiogenesis during human skin development is poorly understood. Since fibronectin is involved in cell movement and organization during embryogenesis and morphogenesis in a variety of species, we investigated the expression of fibronectin and factor VIII-related antigen, a marker for endothelial cells, at various stages in the development(More)
Oral acyclovir therapy for herpes zoster has been studied in double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of two dosages, 400 mg and 800 mg five times per day for 10 days. Compared with placebo recipients, recipients of the high-dosage acyclovir experienced a significantly shortened period of viral shedding, significantly accelerated time to 50 percent scabbing,(More)
The most frequent complication of herpes zoster is postherpetic neuralgia, usually defined as chronic pain in the area of the exanthem that persists for at least a month after the skin lesions have healed. Several clinical studies of acyclovir showed a reduction in severity and duration of acute pain, but provided no definitive data for chronic pain. In(More)