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BACKGROUND The use of antiretroviral drug abacavir (ABC) has been often associated with cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions, the majority being severe. OBJECTIVE The present study discusses the issues of patch testing associated with pharmacogenetic screening in light of the development of abacavir hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). METHODS The present(More)
Bacterial skin and soft tissues infections (SSTI) often determine acute disease and frequent emergency recovering, and they are one of the most common causes of infection among groups of different ages. Given the variable presentation of SSTI, a thorough assessment of their incidence and prevalence is difficult. The presence of patient-related (local or(More)
Skin allografts from cadaver donors are an important resource for treating extensive burns, slow-healing wounds and chronic ulcers. A high level of cell viability of cryopreserved allografts is often required, especially in burn surgery, in Italy. Thus, we aimed to determine which conditions enable procurement of highly viable skin in our Regional Skin Bank(More)
Spitzoid melanocytic skin lesions (MSL) include Spitz nevi (SN) and spitzoid melanomas (SM). A third rare subset was described, atypical spitz tumors (AST), that share overlapping histologic features of SN and SM. Being difficult to diagnose lesions, both with dermoscopy and histology, there is considerable uncertainty regarding their biological potential.(More)
Airborne allergic contact dermatitis caused by gold is rare, often not even suspected and hence not investigated. Our purpose was to elucidate the clinical relevance of gold-induced airborne contact dermatitis. We analyzed and discussed the occupational dermatitis of two women working as restorers. Both patients' test results showed positive reactions to(More)
Videodermoscopy has been used for the diagnosis of skin cancers and could be of potential interest to assess the quality of the skin in the cosmetic field, especially for the evaluation of skin color and xerosis. We evaluated whether it is possible to observe a variation of skin erythema, yellowness, pigmentation, color variance and xerosis induced by the(More)