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BACKGROUND AND DESIGN Patients with lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases in which circulating immune complexes occur can develop a papular eruption on the extremities. Terms including Churg-Strauss granuloma, cutaneous extravascular necrotizing granuloma, rheumatoid papules, superficial ulcerating rheumatoid necrobiosis, and(More)
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai-Dorfman disease) is a systemic proliferation of cells that resemble the sinus histiocytes of lymph nodes. Whereas initial reports highlighted the often striking cervical adenopathy, more than 40% of patients have extranodal involvement. Cutaneous lesions are the most common form of extranodal disease,(More)
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN Forty-eight human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with nonmelanoma skin cancers seen during a four-year period were evaluated in a retrospective, case-control study. Patients were followed up after therapy and recurrence rates were determined. RESULTS One hundred and sixteen nonmelanoma skin cancers were identified, 101 of(More)
A 59-year-old man developed grouped erythematous papules on the skin of the right axilla and arm shortly after orthotopic liver transplantation. Histologic changes closely resembled those of acquired tufted angioma, with capillary lobules studding the dermis. The lesions spontaneously involuted over several months. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated granuloma annulare (GA) by clinical, microscopic, and molecular methods and to investigate the role of Epstein-Barr virus infection in the pathogenesis of GA. DESIGN Patients were evaluated clinically, and biopsy specimens of lesional skin were examined by light microscopy.(More)
The mechanism of the increased haemoglobin (Hb) and erythrocyte survival in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) compared to haemodialysis (HD) was investigated by measuring hexose monophosphate shunt (HMP) activity and reduced glutathione concentration (GSH) in 12 patients--six patients who were stable on CAPD, and six patients who were stable(More)
Expanded perlite has been assumed as simple nuisance, however during an accidental spill out in Taiwan, among 24 exposed workers followed for more than 6 months, three developed persisted respiratory symptoms and positive provocation tests were compatible with reactive airway dysfunction syndrome. During simulation experiment expanded perlite is shown to be(More)
BACKGROUND Lasers are being widely used for the hair removal. Several complications including hyperpigmentation, erythma, hypopigmentation, and burns have been reported. OBJECTIVE To study laser hair removal complications. METHODS Pubic hairs were treated with alexandrite and ruby lasers. RESULTS Pili Bigeminy can be induced by low fluence therapy(More)