Marcel F. Jonkman

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BACKGROUND Since publication in 2000 of the Second International Consensus Report on Diagnosis and Classification of Epidermolysis Bullosa, many advances have been made to our understanding of this group of diseases, both clinically and molecularly. At the same time, new epidermolysis bullosa (EB) subtypes have been described and similarities with some(More)
BACKGROUND Several new targeted genes and clinical subtypes have been identified since publication in 2008 of the report of the last international consensus meeting on diagnosis and classification of epidermolysis bullosa (EB). As a correlate, new clinical manifestations have been seen in several subtypes previously described. OBJECTIVE We sought to(More)
Mitotic gene conversion acting as reverse mutation has not been previously demonstrated in human. We report here that the revertant mosaicism of a compound heterozygous proband with an autosomal recessive genodermatosis, generalized atrophic benign epidermolysis bullosa, is caused by mitotic gene conversion of one of the two mutated COL17A1 alleles.(More)
Our scientific knowledge of pemphigus has dramatically progressed in recent years. However, despite the availability of various therapeutic options for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, only a few multicenter controlled trials have helped to define effective therapies in pemphigus. A major obstacle in comparing therapeutic outcomes between centers is(More)
The cytoplasmic plaque protein desmoplakin (DP), which is located in desmosomes, plays a major role in epithelial and muscle cell adhesion by linking the transmembrane cadherins to the cytoplasmic intermediate filament network. Mutations of DP may cause striate palmoplantar keratoderma, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, skin fragility/woolly hair(More)
Pachyonychia congenita type 2 (PC-2; Jackson-Lawler syndrome) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hypertrophic nail dystrophy, mild focal keratoderma, multiple pilosebaceous cysts and other features of ectodermal dysplasia. Keratin 17 (K17) is a differentiation-specific keratin expressed in the nail bed, hair follicle, sebaceous gland and(More)
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most severe complication and most common cause of death in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. The risk of developing SCC among patients with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is unclear from the literature; however, in our center we noticed an unexpected number of SCCs among adult(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE We compare the effectiveness of 10 different color representations in a content-based image retrieval task for dermatology. METHODS As features, we use the average colors of healthy and lesion skin in an image. The extracted features are used to retrieve similar images from a database using a k-nearest-neighbor search and Euclidean(More)
We studied a kindred with recessive epidermolysis bullosa simplex in which the affected members lacked expression of the basal cell keratin 14. The patients had severe generalized skin blistering that improved slightly with age. The basal cells of the patients did not express keratin 14 and contained no keratin intermediate filaments. The expression of(More)