Rodd H Takiguchi

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Porokeratosis represents a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized clinically by a distinctive ridge-like border and histologically by cornoid lamellae. A verrucous variant of porokeratosis involving the gluteal cleft has been recently described. We present 5 new cases and review the current literature to highlight the clinical and histopathologic(More)
Efalizumab is an mAb directed against CD11a, a molecule involved in T-cell activation and extravasation from blood into tissue. Ten patients with severe atopic dermatitis were treated with efalizumab for 84 days, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells were analyzed for expression of activation and adhesion markers. Efalizumab treatment led to decreases in(More)
BACKGROUND Severe atopic dermatitis (AD) often cannot be adequately controlled with topical agents. The continuous use of current systemic therapies for AD is limited by end-organ toxicities. A safe and effective systemic therapy for patients with recalcitrant AD is greatly needed. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential safety and efficacy of efalizumab, an(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease associated with cutaneous hyperreactivity to environmental stimuli, resulting in increased infiltration of inflammatory cells, IgE production and enhanced expression of costimulatory molecules, cytokines and chemokines. CD30, a TNF receptor superfamily member, is a costimulatory molecule(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease associated with cutaneous hyperreactivity to environmental stimuli, resulting in increased infiltration of inflammatory cells, IgE production and enhanced expression of various co-stimulatory molecules, Th2 cytokines and chemokines. Antigen presenting cells (APCs) are critical for AD disease(More)
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