Monika Harms

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To study the microbiologic features of cutaneous cellulitis prospectively, quantitative biopsy cultures were carried out in 25 patients who were hospitalized for an untreated cutaneous cellulitis. Biopsy specimens were obtained from both the center and the advancing edge of erythema. Only nine biopsy specimens (three central and six peripheral) (18%) of 50(More)
Paraffinoma is a well-recognized complication of paraffin injection. We describe a 44-year-old man who had an ethmoidectomy for chronic sinusitis. A communicating fracture of the ethmoid bone into the orbit occurred intraoperatively. The nasal cavity was subsequently packed with gauze containing a petrolatum-based antibiotic ointment. Bilateral, periocular(More)
Multiple miliary osteoma cutis of the face represents a rare and frequently unrecognized complication of chronic inflammatory acne. Their differentiation from microcomedones and macrocomedones may be challenging. The case of a 46-year-old Asian woman who suffered from chronic inflammatory acne is described. She had multiple papular lesions of the cheeks(More)
We report on a 41-year-old female patient who presented with a 3-year history of multiple filiform hyperkeratoses on the trunk. The family history revealed that her uncle had similar skin lesions. Another patient presented with filiform hyperkeratoses only on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. This condition, referred to in English as multiple(More)
Over a 12-year period (1979-1991), 29 cases of Sweet's syndrome (SS) were detected in the area of Geneva; 24 patients (82%) could be contacted for follow-up. The majority of SS occurred between 1979 and 1986, then from 1991 on. The annual distribution and especially the absence of cases during 4 years suggest an environmental or even infectious factor in(More)
We previously described an acute dermatosis characterized by pruritic erythematous and slightly papular lesions on the hands and feet in a 'gloves and socks' distribution associated with oral aphthoid lesions and fever (papular-purpuric 'gloves and socks' syndrome = PPGSS). We strongly suspected a viral origin, but serologic tests for a large panel of(More)
Ein junger Mann mit verfilzten Haarsträngen, sog. Dreadlocks, wird beschrieben. Das Bild erinnert an die Plica polonica, eine bedeutende Krankheit des 18. Jahrhunderts, die mit Quecksilber behandelt wurde. Die Plica wird in der modernen medizinischen Literatur kaum mehr erwähnt. Im Gegensatz hierzu gibt es immer mehr Träger von Dreadlocks. Internetadressen(More)
We have observed 3 cases of vulvodynia after CO2 laser (pulse or scan) treatment of condylomata acuminata (n = 1) or bowenoid papulosis (n = 2) of the female genital mucosa. Laser treatment was associated with a considerable delay in healing (3-4 months) and chronic pain. The histology of the treated areas showed a scar tissue and severe mucosal atrophy.(More)