Magda I Assaf

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There is a growing evidence that cytokines are important in the depigmentation process of vitiligo, however, the exact mechanism is not fully understood. The aim of this work was to study the possible role of the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) cytokine in the depigmentation process of the disease. Twenty patients with generalized vitiligo were exposed to(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous treatment modalities, some with potentially hazardous side effects, are currently used for morphea (M) and systemic sclerosis (SS) with limited success. Low-dose ultraviolet A (UVA) phototherapy (20 J/cm(2)) was found to be highly effective for sclerotic patches, even in patients with advanced and rapidly evolving lesions. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that juvenile hyaline fibromatosis and infantile systemic hyalinosis represent different severities of the same disease. OBJECTIVE We sought to redefine these disorders clearly to establish a common inclusive terminology. PATIENTS The study included two children with early onset of similar pink papulonodular skin lesions(More)
BACKGROUND Despite their benign nature, keloids are usually associated with considerable cosmetic effects and may lead to functional problems. Recently, it has been reported that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent angiogenic factor, is overexpressed in keloid tissue and may have a potential role in its evolution. METHODS Twenty patients(More)
Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8(+) T-cell lymphoma is a rare cytotoxic lymphoma characterized clinically by aggressive behavior and histologically by prominent epidermotropism of atypical CD8(+) lymphocytes. Despite the continuous addition of new case reports, no definite diagnostic criteria have been established, and an optimum treatment is(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C is a major health problem in Egypt. Necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) is a recently described necrolytic erythema that has a distinctive acral distribution and a uniform association with hepatitis C. Some authors believe that NAE is a distinct entity and others consider it as a variant of necrolytic migratory erythema (NME). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Olmsted syndrome is a rare keratinization disorder characterized by mutilating palmoplantar and periorificial keratoderma as the two major diagnostic features. Some authors believe that atypical cases without this standard combination may not really belong to Olmsted syndrome. Herein, we describe two familial cases with congenital nonmutilating(More)
Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (FUMHD) is a rare severe variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta characterized clinically by aggressive ulceronecrotic skin lesions associated with high fever and histologically by features typical of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta. Despite the continuous addition of new case(More)
BACKGROUND Kindler syndrome (KS) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by four major features (acral blisters, photosensitivity, poikiloderma, and cutaneous atrophy) and many associated findings. The diagnosis of KS includes clinical features, ultrastructural findings, and, recently, immunostaining and genetic studies. Varying degrees of severity of the(More)