Paula Yoshiko Masuda

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BACKGROUND Chronic leg ulcer may have an impact on patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to identify the impact of leg ulcers on patient's quality of life using the Dermatology Life Quality Index and to define the main factors correlated with this perception. METHOD Cross-sectional, non-probabilistic sampling study. We included patients(More)
The infection by Mycobacterium marinum in humans is relatively uncommon. When it occurs, it mainly affects the skin, usually with a chronic, indolent and benign evolution. The diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, and a significant delay may be observed between the first symptoms to the final diagnosis. This present case reports a M. marinum(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiology and clinical features of brachioradial pruritus are variably described in the literature. We sought to analyze these features in a large group of Brazilian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a descriptive, observational study, we identified all patients with a final diagnosis of brachioradial pruritus seen over a one-year period(More)
BACKGROUND Acne is a frequent skin disease that occurs in both sexes and all age-groups. Women present several clinical disease patterns; moreover, persistence after adolescence is common. OBJECTIVE To analyze clinical and epidemiological characteristics associated with different age-groups affected by acne in women. METHODS Cross-sectional study(More)
Chromoblastomycosis is one of the most frequent deep mycoses found in rural populations. This cross-sectional, retrospective and descriptive study was conducted with cases of chromoblastomycosis diagnosed throughout 20 years. A higher prevalence was observed among White male rural workers, with an average age of 59.69 years. Median time between onset of(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium peregrinum is a rapidly growing mycobacterium (RGM) that rarely causes skin infections. The correct identification of the specific RGM infecting the skin will enhance therapeutic success. OBJECTIVE To highlight the importance of rapid and precise identification of the Mycobacterium involved in skin infections in order to enhance(More)
Hansenomas originate from the intense cutaneous infiltration by Mycobacterium leprae bacilli in Virchowian hansenic patients who tend to improve with treatment, however can develop keloid reactions. Alternative approaches are described for the treatment of disseminated receding hansenomas in the ears, face, upper limbs, and trunk in already treated(More)
We conducted a transversal retrospective study with secondary data collection from 25 cases of sporotrichosis, treated at a teaching unit in inner São Paulo (Brazil), between the years 2003-2013. We found that the prevalence was higher in men (72%), rural workers (44%) and those living in rural areas (60%), with an average age of 42.48 years. The median(More)
Leprosy in children under 15 years of age is a serious public health problem. In this retrospective case series conducted in a Brazilian reference center (2004-2012), we found 18 cases with a mean age of 10.0±3.6 years of age and 16.6% between 0-5 years of age. Almost 56% of the cases were female, with a median time between the first symptoms and diagnosis(More)