Mirjana D Gajic-Veljic

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BACKGROUND Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening diseases that are most frequently caused by drugs. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to summarize 20 years of experience with SJS and TEN in the largest dermatology clinic in Serbia. METHODS The study included 38 patients treated during the period(More)
We report two unusual patients with Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS), a rare genodermatosis. The first patient is a 5-year-old girl with congenital poikiloderma, photosensitivity, plantar punctate keratoderma, stunted growth and severe mental retardation. Plantar keratoderma associated with RTS has been reported only once. The second patient is a 21-year-old(More)
Orofacial granulomatosis, a rare disease in childhood, is characterized by orofacial swelling in the absence of systemic disease. We report the case of a 12-year-old girl with asymptomatic erythematous infiltration of her upper lip, cheeks, and chin that had persisted for more than 2 years; biopsy confirmed granuloma formation. Because a large area was(More)
BACKGROUND Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica Bazex (APB) is a very rare disease in the group of obligate paraneoplastic dermatoses, associated mostly with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract and metastatic cervical lymphadenopathy. The disease is characterized by violaceous erythemosquamous changes on the acral regions. This entity was(More)
There are no widely accepted therapy protocols for severe alopecia areata (AA). We treated 65 children/adolescents with AA affecting >30% of scalp. Fourty-three percent of patients had AA plurifocalis (AAP). Fifty-seven percent had AA subtotalis (AAS), AAP+ophiasis (AAP+OPH), and alopecia totalis/universalis (AT/AU). Long-term follow-up (median 96 months)(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the role of deoxyribonuclease (DNase) I activity and ANCA in propylthiouracil (PTU)-induced lupus-like syndrome (LLS). METHODS We compared 36 SLE patients with 17 PTU-induced LLS patients diagnosed from 2008 to 2014. We studied ANCA profile (MPO, PR3, lactoferrin, CTG, elastase, bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein), anti-dsDNA,(More)
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), also known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is a rare disease in childhood. Of 39 GPA patients that we diagnosed during a 20-year period, only 3 (7.7%) were younger than 18 years. We report the course of GPA in three girls whose disease started at the ages of 16, 11, and 6 years. All had cutaneous manifestations: the(More)
Pagetoid reticulosis of Woringer-Kolopp is a rare form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that primarily affects middle-aged males. It is characterized by the presence of one or several scaly patches and plaques with an acral distribution. We present a case of a 58-year-old woman, otherwise healthy, with a 5-month history of asymptomatic, hyperkeratotic plaques(More)