Noreen M G Walsh

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Brain pathology was documented in 10 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 7 of whom had clinical neuropsychiatric SLE prior to death. This was manifested by seizures (5 patients), organic brain syndrome (3 patients) and psychosis (2 patients). Multifocal cerebral cortical microinfarcts, associated with microvascular injury, were documented in 4(More)
The term 'cocaine-induced pseudovasculitis' was coined to encompass a constellation of clinical and laboratory findings which mimics a systemic vasculitis but lacks confirmatory evidence of vasculitis on biopsy. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies reacting with human neutrophil elastase (HNE) have been reported to distinguish the cocaine-related syndrome(More)
The most common cutaneous side effects of radiotherapy include radiodermatitis and radiation fibrosis. These are influenced by the type, dose, and pattern of delivery of the treatment. Distinct from these is postirradiation morphea (localized scleroderma), an idiosyncratic treatment-related phenomenon. Within the last 20 years, approximately 31 examples of(More)
Nervous system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) includes a wide array of manifestations some of which have been associated with specific autoantibodies. These include reactivity to surface neuronal and lymphocyte antigens, ribosomal P and cardiolipin. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between cognitive(More)
A significant proportion of primary neuroendocrine cell carcinomas of the skin (Merkel cell carcinomas [MCCs]) have been reported to occur in intimate association with malignant epithelial neoplasms, mainly squamous cell carcinomas. In addition, divergent differentiation within these tumors, particularly of squamous and eccrine types, is not infrequent.(More)
Amyloidoma (tumoral amyloidosis) is defined as a solitary localized tumorlike deposit of amyloid, in the absence of systemic amyloidosis. Amyloidoma is the least common presentation of tissue amyloid deposition and may be of AL-type or AA-type. It has been reported in many anatomic sites including the respiratory, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal tracts,(More)
An accurate and complete pathology report is critical for the optimal management of cutaneous melanoma patients. Protocols for the pathologic reporting of melanoma have been independently developed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), Royal College of Pathologists (United Kingdom) (RCPath), and College of American Pathologists (CAP).(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of melanoma at an early, curable stage is an important challenge for clinicians. Confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM) is a high-resolution, noninvasive technology that may facilitate improved diagnostic accuracy over clinical examination. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CSLM compared to(More)