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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)
BACKGROUND Topical drugs enhance the therapeutic effects of ultraviolet (UV)-based therapy for psoriasis. However, their efficacy has yet to be established in a clinical trial. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to compare the efficacy of targeted microphototherapy alone and in combination with psoralen or calcipotriol in the treatment of plaque-type psoriasis.(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)
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)
To analyze the effect of possible risk factors, including breastfeeding, on the development of childhood-onset psoriasis, a multicenter case-control study with prospective collection of data was performed. Using a standard questionnaire, personal and specific variables including family history of psoriasis, maternal and environmental tobacco smoke exposure,(More)