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Several studies have reported the association of cutaneous malignant melanomas (MM) with carcinomas. Collision malignancies cases from our files were retrieved. Among a series of 78,000 primary cutaneous cancers, 11 were collision tumors of MM with basal cell carcinoma and 106 were basosquamous carcinomas while no association was found between MM and(More)
INTRODUCTION Three epidemic-clinical forms of leishmaniasis are found in Tunisia: the sporadic cutaneous form due to L. Infantumin in the North, the zoonotic cutaneous form due to L. Major in the Center and South-West, and the chronic cutaneous form due to L. Tropica in the South. We report 5 cases of mucosal leishmaniasis diagnosed in a Dermatology unit in(More)
Bloom's syndrome (BS) is an autosomal recessive disorder conferring high propensity for cancer and displaying a high degree of genetic instability; the frequency of sister chromatid exchange is characteristically 10 times above background. The symmetrical four-armed chromatid interchanges are much more readily detected in peripheral blood lymphocytes of BS(More)
BACKGROUND Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare genodermatosis, with a defect affecting recovery of ultraviolet-induced damages and characterized by a high rate of malignancies of the exposed skin areas. We studied melanoma features of patients with xeroderma pigmentosum. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study of xeroderma pigmentosum patients admitted to(More)
BACKGROUND Erythroderma is a severe syndrome and prognostic studies are rare in the literature. OBJECTIVES Through a retrospective study of erythroderma in adults, we have analysed epidemiological and clinical data and precised the relevant aetiologies and survival in our patients. METHODS This study was performed at the Department of Dermatology of(More)
INTRODUCTION With progressive aging of populations, geriatric health care has become a major international issue for health authorities. However, little data is available about geriatric skin diseases. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of skin disorders among elderly patients seen in private and public skin outpatient clinics in Tunis. (More)
AIM Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology characterized by granulomatous infiltration. As clinical features vary among patients from different ethnic groups and geographic areas, local reports are of great interest. The aim of this study was to make an inventory of the clinical presentation of cutaneous sarcoidosis in Tunisia. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is usually high in western countries, varying from 18 p. 100 to 20 p. 100. Recent studies suggest an increasing of this frequency. The aim of our study is to determine the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of atopic dermatitis in Tunisia through the analysis of a retrospective cohort. PATIENTS(More)
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of extra-uterine endometrial tissue. The prevalence rate of umbilical endometriosis ranges from 0.5 to 1.0% of all patients with extragenital endometriosis. In this report, we present a case of primary umbilical endometriosis to highlight the challenges encountered during diagnosis. A nulliparous 39-year-old woman(More)
Tyrosinemia type II or Richner-Hanhart Syndrome (RHS) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by keratitis, palmoplantar keratosis, mental retardation, and elevated blood tyrosine levels. The disease is due to a deficiency of hepatic cytosolic tyrosine aminotransferase (TATc), an enzyme involved in the tyrosine catabolic pathway. Because of the(More)