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BACKGROUND With regard to the lack of effective treatment modalities for childhood localized vitiligo, the search for newer therapeutic agents continues. OBJECTIVE To conduct an open, comparative trial to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of topical mometasone cream and pimecrolimus cream in the treatment of childhood vitiligo. METHODS Fifty(More)
Behçet disease is a chronic relapsing vasculitis with unclear etiology and immunopathogenesis. Antigenic stimuli, antigen presenting cells, T cells, monocyte, and neutrophil and endothelial cells are major parts of the pathology of the disease. Understanding of the new pathogenic mechanisms based on molecular structure of the disease helps us in improving(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is undoubtedly the most common form of hair loss in males. It is a condition which may cause cosmetic and psychosocial problems in androgen-dependent cases. In this open, randomized and comparative study we evaluated the efficacy of oral finasteride and 5% topical minoxidil treatment for 12 months in 65 male(More)
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are different forms of excessive dermal fibrosis thought to be caused by regulation of cellularity increase and decrease during the wound-healing process in predisposed individuals. Differences between keloids and hypertrophic scars include distinct clinical features, histologic evidence, and cellular function in response to(More)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome are severe skin reactions, usually to drugs, associated with a widespread destruction of the epidermis. Widespread purpuric macules and epidermal detachment of less than 10% of the body surface is indicative of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, whereas epidermal detachment between 10% and 30% is called(More)
Editor The importance of dermatoscopy in the differential diagnosis of melanocytic and non-melanocytic pigmented lesions has gradually increased in dermatology. There are some publications on dermatoscopic evaluation of actinic keratose lesions. In this study, we aimed to examine dermatoscopic findings for patients thought to have non-pigmented facial AK(More)
Eosinophilic cellulitis is characterized clinically by an acute dermatitis resembling cellulitis with unknown etiology. Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis is also a rare inflammatory dermatosis characterized by recurrent crops of erythematous follicular papulopustules that coalesce to form annular plaques with unclear etiopathogenesis. We describe a(More)
Follicular mucinosis is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by accumulation of mucin in the sebaceous glands and outer root sheaths of the hair follicles. It is divided into a primary benign type and a secondary type mostly associated with lymphomas. No effective standard therapy for follicular mucinosis is available. We describe the case of a(More)
Despite the pivotal role of stem cells in homeostasis of oral epithelia the location of this cell population within the tissue is uncertain. How disease influences these cells in vivo also remains to be elucidated. In this study we have used six molecular markers to identify stem cells in normal and diseased buccal mucosa. Samples of normal oral mucosa(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent and painful genital ulcers are the hallmark of Behçet's disease. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of pimecrolimus (PIM) cream on the pain and healing time of genital ulcers. METHODS A total of 76 patients were randomized to either receive PIM cream plus colchicine (COL) tablets (1-2 g/day) or COL tablets (1-2 g/day) alone for 1(More)