Lutz Kowalzick

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Twenty-two patients with severe atopic eczema were included in a therapy study with UV-A1 (wavelengths > 340 nm) treatment. The patients were divided into two dose groups, each consisting of 11 patients. One group received 10 J/cm2 and the other 50 J/cm2 five times a week for 3 consecutive weeks. No topical or systemical steroids or antihistamines were(More)
The use of vitamin D analogues for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis is well documented. Of importance now is their comparability and compatibility with other established treatments for psoriasis. This paper reviews five studies with calcitriol 3 microg g(-1) ointment (Silkis ointment, Galderma Laboratories). Calcitriol applied twice daily was found(More)
BACKGROUND Combinations of topical treatments and ultraviolet (UV) B phototherapy for plaque psoriasis may be more beneficial than either type of treatment used alone. OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of calcitriol 3 microg g-1 ointment in combination with UVB phototherapy in treating plaque psoriasis. METHODS Calcitriol ointment with UVB was(More)
Flow cytometric analysis of T-cell surface markers in peripheral blood has revealed abnormal patterns in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL). Here we investigated CD7, CD25, CD45RO and CD45RA expression on CD4+ T-lymphocytes in patients with CTCL stage I/II and III/IV and in patients with severe inflammatory skin diseases (ISD), as well as in(More)
Follicular mucinosis is a primary idiopathic disease or a secondary, lymphoma-associated dermatosis. An effective standard therapy for the benign group is unknown. We describe a patient with primary benign disseminated progressive follicular mucinosis who was successfully treated with recombinant interferon alfa-2b and interferon-gamma. Interferons might(More)
Interactions between keratinocytes and mononuclear cells via cytokines and adhesion molecules are thought to play a crucial part in inflammatory skin diseases. The cytokine-mediated effects of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients with atopic eczema (AE) and healthy individuals on keratinocytes (HaCaT) were investigated in vitro. A new(More)
Solaraze gel (Shire Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne, Germany) containing 3% diclofenac has been licensed in 2001 as a topical treatment for actinic keratoses. It is commonly used in dermatological practice. Undesirable effects are believed to be rare but include pruritus, paresthesia and application-site reactions (dry skin, rash, erythema, contact(More)
Granulomatous tissue reactions due to jewelry made of gold, silver, nickel and palladium are rare but nevertheless have been known for a long time. A female patient developed nodular infiltrates after having been pierced with ear stickers containing palladium. A contact allergic reaction could be demonstrated as the underlying cause by inducing similar(More)
Eighteen patients with advanced metastatic malignant melanoma (stage IVUICC 1987) were entered into a prospective trial with a combination of systemic fibroblast interferon-beta and recombinant interferon-gamma. Treatment was performed over a 6-week period with 3 x 5 x 10(6) U i.v. interferon-beta and 5 X 100 micrograms s.c. interferon-gamma every week.(More)