Katarzyna Woźniak

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Pemphigus is a severe autoimmune disease characterized by circulating and bound in vivo pemphigus autoantibodies. It was revealed that the autoantibodies occur in healthy first-degree relatives of pemphigus patients; however, their significance is not fully elucidated. Thus, the aim of the study was to assess the frequency of circulating IgG pemphigus(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoid proteinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by deposition of hyaline-like material in several organs, including skin. Pathogenic mutations have been found in the extracellular matrix protein 1 gene (ECM1). Recent studies have disclosed that ECM1 is also a target antigen for autoantibodies in patients with the acquired(More)
Mutation analysis in keratins 5/14 (K5/14) had been performed in five Polish families with epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) to extend genotype-phenotype correlation and to add to the mutation database. All the patients had been clinically classified into two subtypes of EBS; Weber-Cockayne (EBS-WC) and Dowling-Meara (EBS-DM) as well as one case of EBS(More)
Epidermolysis bullosa simplex Weber-Cockayne type (EBS-WC) is a genetically inherited skin disease characterized by blistering restricted to the palms and soles. Its inheritance in nearly all kindreds is caused by a dominant-negative mutation in either KRT5 or KRT14, the genes encoding keratin 5 and keratin 14 proteins, respectively. Rarely, recessive(More)
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is characterized by IgG and IgE autoantibodies to the NC16a domain of BP180. This study evaluated the correlation between body surface area (BSA), total serum IgE and enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for IgG and IgE anti-NC16a in 77 patients with BP in the active stage, and the degree of conversion to negative of the studied(More)
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB) is a genetic disease caused by mutations in the COL7A1 gene that is inherited in the autosomal dominant or recessive mode. We have developed a curated, freely accessible COL7A1 specific database (http://www.col7.info), which contains more than 730 reported and unpublished sequence variants of the gene. Molecular(More)
So far in the literature there have been reported only 5 patients with a recognized and well-documented history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who developed SCLE after terbinafine introduction. Here we report two women suffering from SLE who developed SCLE after initiation of oral terbinafine for onychomycosis. Skin lesions in both of them were(More)