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Mutation in the gene for connexin 30.3 in a family with erythrokeratodermia variabilis.
The results show that mutations in the gene for Cx30.3 can be causally involved in EKV and point to genetic heterogeneity of this disorder and suggest that an Israeli family presents a new type of EkV because of the hitherto unreported association with erythema gyratum repens. Expand
Pemphigus vulgaris: a review of treatment over a 19‐year period
Background Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes with a high mortality if left untreated.
Drug-induced versus drug-triggered pemphigus.
It seems that penicillamine (and SH drugs) actually induces pemphigus in most of the cases, whereas other drugs only trigger the disease in patients with a previous predisposition. Expand
Cutaneous blood flow measurements for the detection of malignancy in pigmented skin lesions.
LDF may serve as an additional tool in the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions: the probability of malignancy is low when LDF readings show no difference from adjacent normal skin; on the contrary, elevated readings suggest an increased likelihood ofmalignancy. Expand
Early detection of melanoma: the best strategy for a favorable prognosis.
Large studies have shown a female survival advantage over men of 22% and a disease-free survival advantage at 5 years of 17% for woman over men, indicating that female sex steroids could slow the tumor progression at early stages of the disease. Expand
Penicillamine-induced bullous dermatoses.
Cases of DPA-induced epidermolysis bullosa acquisita and Dpa-induced bullous pemphigoid were not sufficiently substantiated by immunofluorescence or immunoprecipitation criteria. Expand
Classic Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Low-Dose Interferon Alfa Treatment
Whereas in AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma patients become refractory to IFN, this was not observed in patients with classic Kaposi's Sarcoma, and continuous treatment was not needed, and recurrences were responsive to retreatment. Expand
Palmoplantar Eccrine Hidradenitis: Three New Cases and Review
Abstract: Palmoplantar eccrine hidradenitis (PEH) is characterized by painful erythematous papules and nodules of abrupt onset on the soles of young individuals. The histologic hallmark is aExpand
Olmsted syndrome: mutilating palmoplantar keratoderma with periorificial keratotic plaques.
The clinical picture of a patient with Olmsted syndrome is described and the results of investigations into this peculiar keratinization disorder are reported. Expand