Philippe Berbis

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Homeless people are particularly exposed to ectoparasites, but their exposure to arthropod-borne diseases has not been evaluated systematically. A medical team of 27 persons (7 nurses, 6 infectious disease residents or fellows, 2 dermatologists, and 12 infectious disease specialists) visited the 2 shelters in Marseilles, France, for 4 consecutive years.(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)
BACKGROUND Recently, metagenomic studies have identified viable Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV), a plant virus, in the stool of healthy subjects. However, its source and role as pathogen have not been determined. METHODS AND FINDINGS 21 commercialized food products containing peppers, 357 stool samples from 304 adults and 208 stool samples from 137(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of genetic variability on the phenotypic expression of systemic sclerosis (SSc), by testing possible associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in IL13RA1 and IL13RA2 genes and SSc in a Caucasian population. METHODS As IL13RA1 and IL13RA2 are located on the X chromosome and SSc occurs far more(More)
Fel dI is produced by salivary and sebaceous glands. Hormonal control of sebum production is clearly established. The influence of cat castration and supplementary treatment with testosterone on the production of sebum and Fel dI in cat skin have been researched in this study. On day 1, 12 male cats were anaesthetized and three skin areas carefully shaven.(More)
BACKGROUND The cutaneous adverse effects of TNFalpha inhibitors and their potential implication in the onset of associated dermatoses remain poorly understood. PURPOSE To describe the different clinical dermatological situations seen in patients treated with TNFalpha inhibitors. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational study of(More)
BACKGROUND Dermatologic practice occurs mainly in the inpatient setting. This activity is also referred to as consultation-liaison dermatology (DL). STUDY AIMS To describe and quantify this dermatologic consultation activity in a hospital setting in Marseille; to establish the relationship between presumptive dermatologic diagnosis and the final diagnosis(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Behçet's disease is an uncommon cause of prolonged fever. This misleading presentation is illustrated by a new case where fever occurred after polyvalent vaccination. CASE REPORT A 39-year-old female patient was seen for prolonged fever after returning from a trip to Africa. She had received polyvalent vaccinations prior to leaving France. At(More)