Konstantina Christana

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BACKGROUND Clinical performance measurements often employ outcome indicators to express the extent to which health services achieve a given clinical result. OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to develop an outcome indicator of patch testing. We identified and measured as a possible indicator the ratio of patients with allergic and/or photo-allergic(More)
Cicatricial (scarring) alopecia forms a group of disorders in which the common final pathway is the destruction of the hair follicle unit that is replaced by fibrous tissue. Hair loss may occur as a primary event when the follicle is the main target of the disease process (primary cicatricial alopecias) or as a secondary event when the follicle act as an(More)
Twenty-one Caucasian patients (12 women and 9 men) were diagnosed as having lupus erythematosus tumidus by clinical and histopathological criteria. They were analysed by blood tests, histopathology and immunological studies and their response to treatment was recorded. While blood tests yielded non contributory results, histopathology showed in all cases a(More)
Pemphigus vegetans is a rare variant of pemphigus vulgaris characterized by vegetating lesions in the folds and mouth and by the presence of autoantibodies against desmoglein 3. We describe two Caucasian patients with pemphigus vegetans, one of them presented antibodies to desmoglein 3 and 1 and the other one to desmoglein 3. Both patients also had(More)
Galli-Galli disease is considered as a rare variant of Dowling-Degos disease, sharing the same clinical features of reticulate hyperpigmentation of the flexures. Histopathologically, there is acantholysis and suparabasal lacunae. Grover disease (transient acantholytic dermatosis) is a transient dermatosis which clinically presents as an eruption of(More)
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