Maja Tomović

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BACKGROUND Autoimmune pemphigus is a group of severe blistering diseases. Although corticosteroids have dramatically altered the prognosis of pemphigus, morbidity and mortality resulting from the adverse effects of systemic corticosteroids remain high. Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide pulse (DCP) therapy was introduced to diminish the adverse effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the relation between the presence or absence of urethral discharge, urethral pathogens, and polymorphonuclear (PMN) counts on Gram stained urethral smears in men with symptomatic urethritis. METHODS The study population was composed of 630 sexually active heterosexual men (aged 18-45 years) who had urethral symptoms and signs(More)
Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is a skin infestation clinically characterized by erythematous serpiginous lesions caused by nematode larvae, usually of animal hookworms. It is most commonly seen in tropical and subtropical geographic areas. It is occasionally seen in Europe and other temperate climates, most often in patients that have previously traveled to(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic amyloidosis is a rare disorder which usually occurs in aged persons and has a poor prognosis. Systemic amyloidosis can be primary, occasionally associated with multiple myeloma, or secondary, associated with another disease. CASE REPORT We presented a 72-year-old male patient with periocular purpura ("racoon sign") and waxy papules,(More)
BACKGROUND Dysphagia can be a serious problem in patients with inflammatory myopathies. It may be associated with nutritional deficit, aspiration pneumonia, and poor prognosis. CASE REPORT We presented a 60-year-old male, suffering from difficulty in swallowing, pain and weaknes in the proximal parts of his extremities, and skin manifestation. Laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND Atypical forms of pyoderma gangrenosum generally appear on the upper extremities; most frequently they are associated with myeloproliferative disorders, including osteomyelofibrosis. A response to systemic steroids is more pronounced than in classical form. Sometimes it may be the first sign of an underlying malignancy. CASE REPORT We reported(More)
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