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BACKGROUND Frontal fibrosing alopecia is considered a particular clinical form of lichen planopilaris that primarily involves the scalp hair over the frontal hairline. Concomitant involvement of vellus at different body sites has recently been reported. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the involvement of facial vellus by effects of the(More)
A 70-year-old Japanese female developed tiny papules on her bilateral ears 2 years previously. A histological study of a biopsy specimen revealed that amorphous materials were present in the widened dermal papillae. Because these materials were positive for both Congo red and Dylon, we diagnosed the lesion as primary cutaneous amyloidosis of the auricular(More)
PURPOSE To study and compare the appearance of hairs from patients with Chédiak-Higashi and Griscelli-Prunieras syndromes under light and polarized light microscopy. METHOD Hairs from 2 Chédiak-Higashi and 2 Griscelli-Prunieras patients were obtained and examined under normal and polarized light microscopy. RESULTS Under light microscopy, hairs from(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate voriconazole in the treatment of extensive cases of chromomycosis. Chromomycosis is a chronic infection, which is extremely difficult to eradicate, and is caused by dematiaceous (dark-colored) fungi which affect the skin and subcutaneous tissues, with Fonsecaea pedrosoi being the major etiologic agent. Drugs such as itraconazole,(More)
BACKGROUND The non- or low-sedating H1 receptor antagonists represent the basic therapy for urticaria. OBJECTIVE To test an alternative approach to patients unresponsive to conventional treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 22 patients with chronic urticaria unresponsive to conventional antihistamine treatment were enrolled for this study. They(More)
Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis and infantile systemic hyalinosis are rare autosomal recessive disorders of infancy and early childhood that are histologically characterized by deposition of hyaline material. The main clinical features are papulo-nodular skin lesions, gingival hypertrophy, joint contractures, and bone abnormalities. However, infantile(More)
BACKGROUND Non-ablative methods have been attempted in treating atrophic facial scars, but the histologic findings do not always coincide with the clinical results and patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVE To study the effects and safety of the Nd:YAG laser for treating atrophic facial scars. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twelve subjects (skin phototypes II-V) with(More)
Eruptive xanthoma with unexpected granuloma annulare-like microscopic appearance - Case report Abstract: Eruptive xanthoma and granuloma annulare are dermatological diseases with different clinical findings that, sometimes, exhibit histopathological similarities with potential for misinterpretation. We report a case of an eruption of yellow-orange papules(More)
Elejalde syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive condition, with only 10 reported cases through 2001. It is characterized by silvery hair, pigment abnormalities, and profound central nervous system dysfunction. The differential diagnosis includes Griscelli and Chediak-Higashi syndromes, which present with silvery hair, pigment abnormalities, central nervous(More)