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PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim of this review is to update the latest epidemiological situation in Europe, explore recent issues in recognition and emerging opportunities in diagnosis and look at progressions in treatment. Papers reviewed have, in the main, been published within the last 2 years. RECENT FINDINGS The predominantly responsible organism varies(More)
BACKGROUND There is currently an epidemic of tinea capitis in urban areas of developed countries caused by Trichophyton tonsurans. Recurrence or re-infection with dermatophyte is not uncommon after adequate oral treatment. Asymptomatic carriers who are household contacts may partly explain this observation by forming a reservoir for infection. (More)
S-100, an acidic calcium-binding protein, is present within cells of neuroendocrine origin. Its value in the immunohistochemical diagnosis of tumours of melanocytic origin is well established. More recently, a potential role has been proposed for the serum concentration of this protein as a marker of metastatic melanoma disease activity. In the present(More)
BACKGROUND Skin diseases represent one of the most frequent causes of morbidity in developing countries; however, little is known about the dermatologic needs of the population. The prevalence of skin disease in two different rural communities in southwestern Ethiopia was determined using descriptive epidemiologic techniques. METHODS A household survey,(More)
Confluent and reticulate papillomatosis is a rare disorder producing sharply circumscribed hyperpigmented ichthyosiform scaling lesions in a seborrhoeic distribution. Its exact aetiology is unknown and its response to therapy is poor. This case is unusual in responding to minocycline having failed with the more conventional approaches.
We recorded the diagnosis made in 461 black patients (187 children and 274 adults) attending a dermatology clinic between January and March 1996. In the childhood population, atopic eczema and tinea capitis were the most frequent dermatoses, comprising 63% of diagnoses recorded. In the adult population, acne and acne keloidalis nuchae were seen most(More)
We report a patient with purely cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) who presented with a solitary, asymptomatic plaque on the back of her left thigh, with characteristic, large histiocytoid cells exhibiting emperipolesis histologically. Cutaneous lesions occur in 27% of patients with lymph node involvement in RDD however purely cutaneous disease has only(More)