L. E. French

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BACKGROUND Lichen planus is a common skin disorder of unknown etiology. Most cases are idiopathic, but substances such as gold, antimalarials, penicillamine, thiazide diuretics, β-blockers, arsenic and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been implicated as trigger factors. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a lichenoid eruption in a male drug(More)
BACKGROUND The origin of collagen autoimmune diseases is not fully understood. Some studies postulate a mechanism of molecular mimicry or heterologous immunity following viral infections triggering autoimmunity. Apart from infections, other exogenous factors such as visible light or X-rays have been reported to incite autoimmunity. CASE REPORT We report a(More)
Adverse cutaneous drug reactions are recognized as being major health problems worldwide causing considerable costs for health care systems. Most adverse cutaneous drug reactions follow a benign course; however, up to 2 % of all adverse cutaneous drug eruptions are severe and life-threatening. These include acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP),(More)
Depending on the location, dermatoses can produce blemishes that severely impair quality of life and require highly effective treatment that is otherwise used for extensive skin involvement. We report the case of a 39-year-old, otherwise healthy male disfigured by an 8 × 7-cm hypopigmented and centrally atrophic annular plaque with erythematous indurated(More)
Das Ulcus cruris ist ein häufiges Symptom einer heterogenen Krankheitsgruppe, das stark belastend ist und aufgrund der langen Abheilungsdauer und aufwendigen Wundversorgung erhebliche Kosten verursacht. Es gibt wenig Information zur Abheilungsdauer und der Notwendigkeit einer Spitalbehandlung bei Ulzera verschiedener Ätiologien. In einer retrospektiven(More)
Eine gute Ausbildung ist die wichtigste Grundlage einer zuverlässigen medizinischen Versorgung und des medizinischen Fortschritts. Unser medizinisches Wissen hat in den vergangenen 50 Jahren stärker zugenommen als in den 500 Jahren zuvor. Die räumlichen und personellen Kapazitäten unserer Hochschulen sind bei den bestehenden Unterrichtsstrukturen(More)
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