R. T. Urbina

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Thalidomide is the drug of choice in the erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) type of lepra reaction. Lately it has been used successfully in other diseases, such as discoid lupus erythematosus, actinic prurigo, Behcet's disease, etc. However, its mechanism of action remains unknown. In patients for whom thalidomide provided relief in their disorder, the(More)
Previous studies have shown the reproducibility of the 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) classification in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), especially when multilineage dysplasia or excess of blasts are present. However, there are few data regarding the reproducibility of MDS with unilineage dysplasia. The revised International Prognostic Scoring System(More)
Polymorphous light eruption (PLE; actinic prurigo) is a relatively common dermatologic disease. People suffering from it have a pruritic skin eruption on exposed areas. PLE may be an immunologically mediated disease. Sixteen patients with PLE were studied. T lymphocytes and the helper and suppressor-cytotoxic subsets were assessed in peripheral blood by an(More)
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