Sandrine Benoit

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BACKGROUND Intolerably high doses of systemic corticosteroids and additional immunosuppressants may be required to control disease activity in autoimmune bullous skin diseases. New therapeutic options are needed for such patients. OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy and adverse effects of adjuvant rituximab. METHODS Seven patients with refractory(More)
In about one third of patients, psoriasis starts in the first or second decade of life. In the beginning, involvement is often atypical or mild, and a confident diagnosis may be difficult to establish. Plaque psoriasis is the most frequent type, also in children, but lesions are often smaller, thinner, and less scaly than in adults. Treatment can be a(More)
BACKGROUND The expression of calcium-binding S100 molecules organized within the epidermal differentiation complex on chromosome 1q21 is disturbed in hyperproliferative skin diseases such as psoriasis. OBJECTIVES We studied whether serum levels of S100 proteins A8 (S100A8) and A9 (S100A9) are elevated in psoriasis, correlated their amounts with disease(More)
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha is thought to play a major role in the pathophysiology of psoriasis. Good clinical responses of psoriasis to anti-TNF-alpha-based therapies have recently been demonstrated. We studied the effect of infliximab, a monoclonal antibody against TNF-alpha, on chemokine expression in pustular psoriasis. A 61-year-old man with a(More)
Ovarian pregnancy is an uncommon type of ectopic pregnancy. Incidence has been estimated at 1 per 7 000 pregnancies and 1 to 6% of ectopic pregnancies. Pathogenesis is different from tubal pregnancy. Generally it occurs as a single event in an otherwise healthy woman. Early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy is essential and is now possible with the advent of(More)
Report of a case and review of the literature: We report the case of a seven-year-old female kabuki patient suffering from severe bilateral deafness related to Mondini dysplasia and ossicular anomalies. A review of the literature in English confirms that hearing loss is a major component of Kabuki Syndrome (KS) with a frequency at around 32%. However the(More)
A 40-year-old patient with a 3-year history of thrombocytopenia was admitted with reticulated and speckled hyper- and hypopigmentations especially on the upper trunk. Aplasia or dystrophy of the fingernails and toenails as well as atresia of the lacrimal ducts were noted. Examination of the oropharynx revealed multiple mucosal leukoplakias and loss of(More)
BACKGROUND According to guidelines of the German STD Association, appropriate treatment of extensive anogenital warts with comparable recurrence rates includes cryotherapy, surgical excision, electrosurgery, CO2- and Nd:YAG-laser vaporisation. All these procedures are associated with varying degrees of risk for bleeding, release of potentially infectious(More)
  • Christian D Sadik, Julia Bischof, +13 authors Saleh M. Ibrahim
  • Experimental dermatology
  • 2017
Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a rare, chronic and often aggressive subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease potentially affecting several mucous membranes with blisters and secondary erosions and scars. The pathogenesis of MMP is poorly understood, and the contribution of genetic predispositions, other than HLA class II allele variants to MMP, is(More)