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OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence and serum levels of IgE to commercial Der p 1, Der p 2, Der p 10 and the carbohydrate MUXF3 in house dust-mite allergic patients. To compare individual vs. allergen microarray methods. METHODS Prevalence and serum levels of IgE to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus extract and components Der p 1, Der p 2, Der p 10 and(More)
Dirofilariasis is a worldwide zoonotic infection that accidentally affects humans. It is caused by filarial nematodes of the genus Dirofilaria, which are transmitted by mosquitoes. Cutaneous dirofilariasis appears as inflammatory lesions that could be consistent with Wells' cellulitis. We present a remarkable case of human infection with Dirofilaria repens,(More)
Metabolism of the essential fatty acids (AGE) in an organism leads to synthesis of eicosanoids, which have various biological properties. Linoleic acid plays an important part in maintenance of epidermal integrity by intervening in the cohesion of the stratum corneum and in prevention of transepidermal water loss. Metabolites of arachidonic acid (mostly(More)
INTRODUCTION Headache opposite to a blue nevus of the scalp can reveal intra cranial melanotic lesions. CASE REPORT A 25-year-old man caucasian was admitted to hospital for a first generalized tonic-clonic seizure. For six months, he has had episodic frontal-temporal right headache opposite to a blue pigmentary cutaneous congenital lesion in frontal(More)
The Muckle-Wells syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder belonging to the group of hereditary fever syndromes. The chronic infantile neurological cutaneous and articular (CINCA) syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology with neonatal onset. They are considered as two different entities. We report the case of a 36-year-old man(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of Raynaud's syndrome in childhood. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a nine-year-retrospective survey of children up to 17 y seen with Raynaud's syndrome. Charts were retrieved from pediatrics and dermatology outpatient units, and from the registry of capillaroscopy. A specific questionnaire(More)