Louise Barnes

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The clinical, light, and ultrastructure features of a myoepithelioma occurring on the hard palate of a 24-year-old woman are presented and compared with 41 myoepithelioma of the head and neck described in the English literature. These 42 tumors (39 benign and 3 malignant) occurred in individuals from 14 to 81 years of age, affected both sexes about equally,(More)
BACKGROUND There are few data available to health care providers regarding the costs of treating patients with psoriasis, and specifically the cost of phototherapy. OBJECTIVES As narrowband UVB (TL-01) has now become an established therapy for patients with psoriasis requiring phototherapy, we determined the annual cost of delivering TL-01 treatment in a(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a cutaneous disorder associated with systemic diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and blood dyscrasias. We are reporting two cases of pustular pyoderma gangrenosum associated with ulcerative colitis. One patient had inactive bowel disease when she developed her third episode of pustules,(More)
We describe a 42-year-old woman in whom extensive lymphangiectasia of the vulva developed after recurrent severe episodes of cellulitis, producing changes rather similar to those seen in lymphangioma circumscriptum. We suspect that an underlying lymphatic abnormality predisposed her to cellulitis, resulting in local lymphatic fibrosis and vulvar(More)
A case of crusted (Norwegian) scabies is reported in a child who was a recipient of a bone marrow transplant. The infestation is presumed to have predated the bone marrow transplant and continued asymptomatically during chemotherapy and total body x-irradiation in preparation for transplant. The child was asymptomatic until 23 days after transplantation,(More)
Gluten-sensitive enteropathy is characterized by small intestinal damage. The pathogenic mechanisms involved are not precisely understood. There is recent interest in the possibility that matrix metalloproteinases might play a pathogenic role. Using immunohistochemistry technique, we examined the protein expression of matrix metalloproteinases-1, -3, and -9(More)
The majority of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) have small intestinal enteropathy that may result in bone loss. The objective of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) in DH and to examine whether dietary treatment or degree of the small intestinal lesion correlate with BMD. Twenty-five patients with DH (18 men) were investigated.(More)
We describe a 64-year-old man with dermatomyositis sine myositis who presented with unusual cutaneous plaques and nodules. Initial investigations failed to reveal evidence of malignancy. Eighteen months later he became systemically unwell and repeat biopsies from the nodules confirmed angiotropic T-cell lymphoma. Cutaneous lymphoma is rarely reported with(More)