Rola Al Dhaybi

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Accurate diagnosis of onychomycosis is based on clinical findings, direct microscopic investigation and mycological culture. If the diagnosis is not confirmed by culture and improvement does not occur, it is impossible to tell whether this represents treatment failure or an initial incorrect diagnosis. The aim of this study was to identify the major(More)
Cancer stem cells expressing CD133 exist in a wide array of tumors and their identification in malignant melanoma may help refine classification, diagnosis and treatment. To study the correlation between CD133 expression in childhood melanoma and lymph node and/or visceral metastasis, we evaluated 12 cases of malignant melanoma and 12 control cases of Spitz(More)
BACKGROUND It is very common to apply a 'template photoprotection' without taking into consideration the background of a specific population. In Lebanon, so far, no preliminary survey has been conducted before launching an educational photoprotection campaign, revealing the need of the people according to their background. MATERIALS AND METHODS In April(More)
BACKGROUND The best approach in managing patients with explosive traumatic tattoos is the immediate removal of particles during initial care. Delayed treatment makes the situation more difficult to manage. Under certain conditions, a Q-switched ruby laser can be considered an excellent alternative. METHODS We report a new case of multiple facial fireworks(More)
Subcutaneous nodular sarcoidosis is a rare cutaneous manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis. We report a new case in a 45-year-old woman with a 7-year history of subcutaneous nodules and a new onset of dyspnea. She was treated with corticosteroids but her disease recurred upon withdrawal. A 6-month course of doxycycline in a dose of 200 mg/d led to complete(More)
BACKGROUND Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a benign but potentially disfiguring vascular lesion. It is usually characterized by dermal and subcutaneous nodules, primarily in the head and neck region. Spontaneous regression is common, but persistent or recurrent lesions may require treatment. Several treatments have been reported but(More)
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa presents with typical cutaneous lesions of polyarteritis nodosa without visceral involvement at the time of diagnosis. We report a 32-year-old woman with a 12-year history of myasthenia gravis under immunosuppressive treatment, who presented with tender, erythematous nodules 20 mm in diameter on her shins. A diagnosis of(More)