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The prevalence of superficial mycotic infection worldwide is 20-25% of which dermatophytes are the most common agents. Recent developments in understanding the pathophysiology of dermatophytosis have confirmed the central role of cell-mediated immunity in countering these infections. Hence, a lack of delayed hypersensitivity reaction in presence of a(More)
The increasing recognition of occupational origin of airborne contact dermatitis has brought the focus on the variety of irritants, which can present with this typical morphological picture. At the same time, airborne allergic contact dermatitis secondary to plant antigens, especially to Compositae family, continues to be rampant in many parts of the world,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of these guidelines is to review the available published literature regarding the effectiveness of phototherapy and photochemotherapy in atopic dermatitis and put forward recommendations regarding their use in atopic dermatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was performed to collect data from PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane(More)
Bardet-Biedl syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by renal abnormalities, obesity, dysmorphic extremities, retinal dystrophy, and hypogenitalism, as well as cardiac abnormalities, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and mental retardation. Renal failure is the leading cause of death and survival is substantially reduced. We describe the(More)
"Wolf's isotopic response" refers to the occurrence of a new dermatosis at the site of previously healed dermatosis. A number of factors including viral, neural, vascular, and immunologic factors have been implicated in the causation of this peculiar response but none has been proven conclusively. Here, we report a case where lichen planus developed at the(More)
Exposure to hair dyes has long been known as a significant risk factor for development of allergic contact dermatitis among the exposed population as these lead to severe eczema of face and upper trunk in the consumer and hand eczema in hair-dressers. Currently, para-phenylenediamine (PPD) is the main ingredient used in permanent hair color products in the(More)
BACKGROUND The course of vitiligo is unpredictable. If the disease is spreading rapidly, the progression can be controlled with the use of systemic steroids daily or in pulsed form. The present study was planned to assess the efficacy of low-dose dexamethasone oral mini-pulse therapy in progressive unstable vitiligo. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this(More)
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory papulosquamous disease characterized by multiple remissions and relapses. For long, it was believed to be primarily a disorder of keratinization. However, the successful use of traditional immunosupressants and newer immunomodulatory agents in the treatment of psoriasis led to the belief that psoriasis is primarily a(More)
Nevus sebaceus is an epidermal nevi composed of sebaceous glands, which usually presents as single yellowish plaque over the head and neck. A rare morphological variant, namely cerebriform nevus sebaceus was first reported in 1998. As with other nevi, the occurrence of nevus sebaceous is related to genetic mosaicism and the shape and distribution of the(More)