Roland M Strauss

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BACKGROUND To date, only a few cohorts of patients with allergic cheilitis have been described, most of them from Australia and Asia. OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence of cheilitis in a UK specialist contact dermatitis clinic and to identify the most common allergens. METHOD We analyzed our patch-test database in a tertiary referral center in the(More)
Laryngo-onychocutaneous syndrome (LOCS) is a condition characterized by erosive or ulcerative skin lesions associated with excessive granulation tissue, at sites of trauma such as the digits, elbows and knees. Similar lesions can occur within the conjunctival mucosa, leading to corneal scarring and blindness. The main complications, however, occur in the(More)
A study of 84 gastric biopsies taken from 42 adult patients revealed simple techniques for Gram stain and culture for Campylobacter pylori. In an initial study of 18 biopsies, Gram stains prepared from ground, diluted tissue were all negative for curved, gram-negative rods, whereas 13 of these specimens were positive for C. pylori by culture. The Gram(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia and ulcer disease as well as in a control population undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for suspected pancreatic or biliary disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-six eligible patients undergoing upper endoscopy at Massachusetts(More)
BACKGROUND Minocycline (MN), one of the commonly prescribed therapies for acne, is known to be associated with autoimmune disorders including drug-induced lupus. However, data are sparse regarding the prevalence of autoimmune disease in acne or in patients with acne treated with MN. OBJECTIVES To establish the prevalence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA),(More)
Occupationally related dermatitis is a common problem in nurses, who are exposed to a wide variety of allergenic and irritant substances. In a group of 44 nurses with hand dermatitis (40 female, 4 male), 18 were thought to have a predominantly allergic contact dermatitis, 15 an irritant dermatitis, 7 other form of eczema, 3 atopic dermatitis and one(More)
Colour photography is an important tool in the daily practice of dermatologists. Digital photography promises quicker acquisition and handling of clinical images. Despite increasing availability and falling costs, dermatologists have been slow in adopting this new technique. To establish to what degree digital photography has found its way into routine(More)