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We began to question the fairness of a policy to exclude close family members from the treatment room during attempted resuscitation of cardiac arrest victims in 1982 after 13 of 18 surviving relatives (72%) who were surveyed about their experiences during the attempted resuscitation of a family member responded that they would have liked to have been(More)
Several studies have indicated a high prevalence of hand warts in meat handlers, although the reasons for this are not clear. The high prevalence may be partly due to HPV7, a virus found almost exclusively in meat handlers, but the source of HPV7 is not known. We have carried out a cross-sectional survey of hand warts in male meat workers and controls from(More)
BACKGROUND Skin-homing, memory T lymphocytes play an important role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis by interacting with the vascular addressin, E-selectin and trafficking into lesional skin. Thus an attractive option for targeted therapy of the disease would be blockade of skin-homing T cells with an antibody directed at E-selectin. OBJECTIVE We(More)
Erythropoietic protoporphyria is an uncommon disorder which causes a photosensitive cutaneous reaction, and occasionally hepatic dysfunction in affected individuals. We report a patient with erythropoietic protoporphyria who improved symptomatically during her two pregnancies. In the latter pregnancy, quantitative levels of plasma and erythrocyte(More)
A 9-year-old girl developed hidradenitis suppurativa 3 months after the first signs of adrenarche. Such a close temporal relationship is consistent with the hypothesis that the disease is androgen dependent. Less than 2% of patients have onset of the disease before the age of 11 years. The exceptionally early age of onset in our patient may be partly(More)
An 82-year-old man presented with rapid enlargement of a long-standing rhinophyma. Following an uncomplicated excision of rhinophyma, histologic examination showed that the enlargement was entirely due to basal cell carcinoma. Radiotherapy was administered, and the nose has now healed satisfactorily. There are few reports of an association between(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate self screening by patients of high mole counts, assess the within family association of sun protection behaviour and mole counts, and estimate prevalence of risk factors for melanoma. SETTING AND SUBJECTS Systematic sample of families from a single affluent general practice population in Wessex. DESIGN Subjects completed a(More)
A 36-year-old female patient with severe autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, who had spent her entire life from age 2 as an inpatient in the dermatology unit, recently died of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The development of malignancy was not prevented by continuous medical and nursing supervision and, despite early(More)
A seven-point scoring system has been adopted by the Cancer Research Campaign to help non-dermatologists recognize melanoma (MM). Its value is reviewed in the light of increasing referrals of pigmented lesions. One-hundred and ninety-five patients (M:F, 43:152; mean age = 43 years, s.d. = 19) were asked whether their lesions possessed the seven points(More)