Kimberly Kurz

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Neurodynamic tests such as the straight leg raising (SLR) and slump test are frequently used for assessment of mechanosensitivity of neural tissues. However, there is ongoing debate in the literature regarding the contributions of neural and non-neural tissues to the elicited symptoms because many structures are affected by these tests. Sensitizing(More)
Elemental distribution in psoriatic skin varies with the functional state of the keratinocytes, e.g., electrolytes influence cell metabolism and cell proliferation, and trace elements play a crucial role in a great number of enzymes. Elemental distribution in pinpoint lesions, old plaques, and uninvolved skin of 5 psoriatic patients and 4 healthy controls(More)
We present a comparative study concerning two cases of tuberculosis cutis luposa and cutaneous leishmaniasis, respectively. These two Turkish female patients had suffered from changes of the facial skin since 20 years (tuberculosis cutis luposa) and for 5 months (cutaneous leishmaniasis). The tuberculosis cutis luposa had been misdiagnosed as cutaneous(More)
We report on 3 HIV patients showing atypical courses of syphilis. Both the history and serology of the first patient proved a recent re-infection with T. pallidum, whereas the histopathological findings corresponded to an advanced stage of the disease (S II-III). The second patient showed the clinical picture of syphilis maligna with slowly converting and(More)
  • K Kurz
  • Zeitschrift für Hautkrankheiten
  • 1986
20 patients, 12 suffering from chronic urticaria, 2 from acute urticaria, 1 from pressure urticaria, 2 from cold urticaria and 3 from urticaria factitia were treated in an open pilot study with the new H1-antihistamine Astemizole. The dosage was in all cases 1 X 10 mg per day. The onset of action as well as the efficacy maximum were registered. Astemizole(More)
In the course of a multicenter study on 2122 patients treated by 412 dermatologists in general practice, we investigated the effect of astemizole (Hismanal) on urticaria. During 2 weeks of treatment with astemizole 10 mg daily, the percentage of the patients with severe or moderate affection dropped from 82.4% to 9.1%, while the figure of the patients with(More)
We report on a 2-year-old boy showing diffuse palmoplantar keratoderma (Thost-Unna's disease) in association with congenital penis hypoplasia. Family history research proved palmoplantar keratoderma autosomally dominant over 5 generations. The boy's 6-month-old brother also shows penis hypoplasia, as yet, however, without signs of palmoplantar keratoderma.(More)
A 54-year-old woman had a six-months history of a scarring blistering disease with clinical signs of dermatitis herpetiformis and bullous pemphigoid. Direct immunofluorescence examination showed homogeneously linear deposits of IgA along the dermo-epidermal junction. Electron microscopic studies revealed blistering above and beneath the lamina densa.(More)
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