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BACKGROUND Epidemiological data and the effect of sun exposure on atopic eczema (AE) suggest that vitamin D (vitD) may be involved in the pathogenesis. OBJECTIVES To investigate if vitD levels were associated with the presence or severity of AE in the first 2 years of life in children living in south-east Norway. METHODS Infants, recruited to a clinical(More)
Keratoacanthomas are commonly occurring benign skin lesions localized to sun-exposed areas. They typically develop rapidly and may show cellular atypia and infiltration like cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas, but they finally regress spontaneously. This benign lesion shows a high degree of genetic instability as assessed by comparative genomic(More)
The Internet is increasingly important for doctors in all branches of medicine, but to what extent it is used by dermatologists is not known. In May 2001, we sent a questionnaire by post to 1,291 members of the dermatological societies of the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Norway. Six hundred fifty-three (51%) responded. Excluding those from retired doctors(More)
Non-melanoma skin cancer is frequent in organ transplant recipients. The risk of posttransplant cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in Norwegian heart transplant recipients (n = 148) and kidney transplant recipients (n = 1020) on triple immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine, azathioprine, and prednisolone, transplanted between 1983 and 1992, were(More)
Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides is a variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma with distinct clinicopathological features. We describe here the clinical presentation, pathology findings and treatment outcome in 15 Norwegian patients. All patients were diagnosed between 1997 and 2010 at Oslo University Hospital. A spectrum of skin lesions, both typical and(More)
A specialized Vulva Clinic with dedicated gynecologists and dermatologists was established in Oslo, Norway, in 2003. Fifty-eight women referred to the clinic in 2003-2009 were diagnosed with genital erosive lichen planus. All patients filled out a questionnaire. Gynecological examination, including vaginal inspection, was performed, if necessary in general(More)
BACKGROUND Bibliometric methods, based on the count of articles published in scientific journals, are increasingly used to evaluate scientific productivity. Bibliometric studies may identify factors that promote or inhibit research performance. We set out to analyze dermatologic research activity in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway using bibliometric(More)
BACKGROUND Genital erosive lichen planus (GELP) in women is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by painful vulval and vaginal erosions. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) is increasingly used in premalignant and malignant diseases and may have an effect in inflammatory diseases. OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility, efficacy and safety of hexyl(More)
Atopic eczema (AE) is associated with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization and skin barrier dysfunction, often measured by increased transepidermal water loss (TEWL). In the present study, the primary aim was to see whether S. aureus colonization in the vestibulum nasi and/or fauces was associated with increased TEWL in infants with healthy skin(More)