Loren E Golitz

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Malignant melanoma of the oral cavity is rare, accounting for about 1% to 8% of all melanomas. There have been no prospective studies of melanoma in this location, and all previous papers have reported small numbers of cases or have retrospectively reviewed case reports from the literature. The authors report six new cases and review 171 cases published(More)
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) was originally described and distinguished from discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) on the basis of clinical examination of the skin, but subsequent reports have questioned the concept of SCLE as a marker of a unique subset of LE patients. We classified 27 lupus patients, on the basis of cutaneous exam, as having(More)
BACKGROUND We report a variant of melanocytic nevus that may be confused with melanoma. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical, histologic, and biologic features of nevi with focal atypical epithelioid cell components (clonal nevi). METHODS Seventy-three cases were retrieved by reviewing lesions previously diagnosed as clonal,(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a safe and efficacious dosing regimen for the treatment of primary nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) using 5% imiquimod cream. DESIGN Two phase 2 studies were conducted: a 6-week, randomized, open-label, dose-response study evaluating 4 dosing regimens and a 12-week, randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-blind, dose-response study(More)
In this study we address whether there is an association between ras mutations and disease progression in malignant melanoma. DNA was extracted from 100 paraffin-embedded melanomas and sequences around the 12th, 13th and 61st codons of N-, H-, and K-ras were amplified using the polymerase chain reaction and probed for single base pair mutations using(More)
Vancomycin is the most frequent trigger of drug-induced linear IgA bullous dermatosis. We describe a fulminant case of linear IgA bullous dermatosis in a 74-year-old man who experienced skin sloughing of 90% of his body surface after receiving vancomycin.
Sialadenoma papilliferum (SP) is a rare tumor of salivary gland ducts which bears a strong histologic resemblance to the more common syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SCAP). We report a case occurring on the palate of a 50-year-old man, and review the clinical and histologic features of this tumor. Because of the histologic similarities between these two(More)
BACKGROUND Bowen's disease is a form of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma which may be caused by ultraviolet radiation, human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, or other causes. Although p16 over-expression is a surrogate marker of HPV E7-mediated catabolism of pRb in premalignant and malignant lesions of the cervical mucosa, the correlation of p16 and pRb(More)
There has been a rapid emergence of numerous targeted agents in the oncology community in the last decade. This exciting paradigm shift in drug development lends promise for the future of individualized medicine. Given the pace of development and clinical deployment of targeted agents with novel mechanisms of action, dermatology providers may not be(More)
The last decade has spawned an exciting new era of oncotherapy in dermatology, including the development of targeted therapies for metastatic melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. Along with skin cancer, deregulation of the PI3K-AKT-mTOR and RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK intracellular signaling pathways contributes to tumorigenesis of a multitude of other cancers, and(More)