Nadia Kerkeni

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BACKGROUND Autoimmune bullous dermatoses (ABD) are a rare but significant group of cutaneous disorders posing great diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to the treating dermatologist. Few surveys have been carried out to describe the whole spectrum of ABD in a region. OBJECTIVE To determine the clinicoepidemiological features of various ABD. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic inflammatory disease involving many systemic lesions characterized by vasculitis as a common basic pathologic process. Mucocutaneous (MC) features are considered as the diagnostic hallmarks. AIM To retrospectively determine the epidemiological and clinical aspects of BD mucocutaneous symptoms in Tunisia(More)
BACKGROUND Endogenous ochronosis (EO) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder due to accumulation of oxidized and polymerized forms of homogentisic acid (HGA) in connective tissues, giving them a deep dark blue pigmentation. AIM Through a new Tunisian case of EO and a review of the literature, we aimed to define the epidemioclinical features of EO, its(More)
PURPOSE To remind special attention to atypical symptoms of Hansen's disease, we report a case of an atypical case due to a delayed diagnosis. BACKGROUND Clinical features of leprosy are well known, cutaneous lesions and involvement of the peripheral nerves being the cardinal clinical signs. Among these presentations, systemic involvement, including(More)
IgA pemphigus represents a group of autoimmune blistering skin diseases characterized by intraepidermal neutrophilic pustules, intercellular IgA antibodies, or circulating IgA antibodies to keratinocyte surfaces. Currently, it is seen as a distinct subset of pemphigus with particular clinical and immunopathologic pictures. As it is a newly defined disorder,(More)
BACKGROUND Labial mucosa is an atypical site of basal cell carcinoma. The involvement of the vermilion lip, devoid of hair follicles and sweat glands, contrasts with the concept of its origin from pilar structures. We report a case of basal cell carcinoma developed on the vermilion upper lip. CASE REPORT A 49-year-old woman, presented with an(More)