M. Ramírez-de Santa Pau

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Between 1973 and 1994, 17 cases of tinea capitis in adults were observed in the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Cagliari (Italy). The patients were all women (age range 17-76 years) and came from the district of Cagliari. At the time of referral, they presented with a disease duration varying from 8 to 10 months. The main clinical feature was scalp(More)
Leishmaniasis is an endemic protozoan infection in Sardinia, one of the major islands of the Mediterranean Basin. We report two cases of endonasal primary Leishmaniasis, which is a very rare event in adult men who are immunocompetent, born in, and residents of Sardinia. The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of intra and extracellular Leishmania(More)
Liquid injectable silicone has been used to increase volume in determined cutaneous districts, particularly in aesthetical reconstructive surgery. Although considered biologically inert for a long time this substance produced various complications as granulomatous foreign body reaction (siliconomas), secondary limphedema, tissue destruction and lethal(More)
BACKGROUND Although usually simple, the diagnosis of dermatophyte infection is sometimes neglected. An observational study has been realized to evaluate the role of corticosteroid exposure (tinea incognito) and of other primary characteristics of the dermatophytosis that from onset mimic other diseases and mislead an unexperienced physician. MATERIALS AND(More)
The aim of this study was to verify the incidence of tinea pedis in patients observed in the Department of Dermatology of the University of Cagliari, Italy, in the period from 1996 to 2000. We examined 722 patients, 536 with lesions and 186 without lesions of the feet and in 169 of them (23.4%) we diagnosed tinea pedis. All patients suffering from tinea(More)
BACKGROUND Allopurinol is extensively prescribed for conditions associated with urate excess, despite being responsible for severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions (ADR). OBJECTIVE A cross-sectional survey of allopurinol cases observed at the main Dermatology Department with inpatients facilities in southern Sardinia. (approx 560,836 inhabitants). (More)
We report a case of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent host. Several nodules, isolated or sometimes joint to form plaques, affected the right arm. The arm was paralytic and hypoplastic, and a history of numerous abrasions picking firewood up preceded the onset of the eruption. Histology on skin biopsy documented a dermal infiltrate(More)
Tinea capitis is a disease found throughout the world. It frequently affects children and only rarely adults, usually post-menopausal women. Numerous dermatophytes of the genus Microsporum and Tricophyton can cause tinea capitis and griseofulvin is still today the treatment of choice. To study the effectiveness and tolerability of terbinafine treatment in(More)
Dermatophytoses are frequent in children, but involvement of the facial skin has peculiar aspects that should be considered a separate entity: tinea faciei. Microsporum canis infection in tinea faciei has not been widely documented. To review cases of tinea faciei due to M. canis in children diagnosed at the Dermatology Clinic, University of Cagliari.(More)