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To the Editor: Mycobacterium shigaense is a novel, slow-growing, scotochromogenic mycobacterium (1), initially reported in 2012 as an opportunistic pathogen isolated from skin biopsy samples from a patient with a history of Hodgkin disease and severe cellular immunodeficiency. We describe the identification of this species in a chronic cutaneous infection(More)
BACKGROUND There are no published studies that describe the DNA methylation of human leukocyte antigen class I molecules in psoriasis despite the fact that their association to disease has been known for several decades. OBJECTIVE we investigated the methylation status of HLA-A, -B and -C loci in psoriatic epidermis. METHODS The DNA and RNA specimens(More)
BACKGROUND Herpes simplex facialis/labialis (HSFL) is a common infectious skin disorder, caused mainly by herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1, for which the topical application of a cream containing an antiviral agent for treatment of the disease has been widely utilized. OBJECTIVE To explore the efficacy of the topical application of 1% penciclovir cream(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the better regimen of combined cyclophosphamide pulse therapy with corticosteroids in the treatment of Pemphigus. METHODS Intravenous cyclophosphamide was given weekly in a dosage of 600 mg to those Pemphigus patients whose conditions couldn't be improved by corticosteroids (oral prednisone 1.2-1.5 mg/kg/d) alone. RESULTS Ten(More)
Cutaneous tuberculosis is showing a resurgence. It continues to be one of the most elusive and difficult diseases to diagnose in dermatological practice. We sought to describe the clinical manifestations, laboratory features, and antituberculous therapy in cases of cutaneous tuberculosis. Twenty cases of cutaneous tuberculosis were observed in this study.(More)
Porokeratosis represents a spectrum of clinical diseases. Multiple variants have been described including porokeratosis ptychotropica, a rare subtype. The coexistence of two or more variants of porokeratosis in a single patient is regarded as a rare occurrence. Here we report a patient with porokeratosis ptychotropica with coexistent porokeratosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate combination in a non-alcoholic, lipophilic gel formulation (two-compound gel) has previously been demonstrated as a safe and effective treatment for scalp psoriasis in Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, and Black/African American populations. The purpose of this randomized, investigator-blinded, active-controlled,(More)
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