Seog Kyun Mun

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BACKGROUND Malassezia species play an important role in the pathogenesis of seborrheic dermatitis. In particular, M. restricta and M. globosa are considered to be the predominant organisms in seborrheic dermatitis of Western countries. However, species distribution of Malassezia in seborrheic dermatitis has not been clearly determined yet in Asia. (More)
Vitiligo is a common, acquired, depigmenting disease of the skin. Although the pathogenesis of vitiligo is still unclear, it is postulated that topical immunomodulators exert therapeutic effects on treatment of vitiligo. We reviewed the treatment of vitiligo with topical immunomodulators and topical steroids to evaluate the efficacy of immunomodulators in(More)
PURPOSE We tried to evaluate the difference in the expression of carbonic anhydrase (CA) III and heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 between laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) and non-LPRD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved 28 patients who underwent laryngeal microsurgery due to benign laryngeal disease from March to August 2008. Reflux(More)
Full spectrum light (FSL) includes UVA, visible light and infrared light. Many studies have investigated the application of FSL in severe cases of atopic dermatitis (AD) in humans; however, FSL has not yet been studied in an animal model. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of FSL on AD-like skin lesions using NC/Nga mice, with(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the possibility of replacing the metaplastic ocular surface with nasal mucosa, and to evaluate the results of autologous nasal and oral mucosal transplantation in cicatricial ocular surface diseases. DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. METHODS We studied 6 eyes in 6 patients with chemical burns, which were(More)
BACKGROUND Neck wrinkles are common, troublesome aesthetic deformities for which a limited number of treatments exist. Although previous study has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of subdermal minimal surgery technology in treatment of acne scarring, this technology has never been applied to treatment of wrinkles. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) plays a critical role in fibroblasts by stimulating the production of collagen and supports cell renewal through the interaction between keratinocytes and fibroblasts. It is well known that the contractile activity of fibroblasts is required for the remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM), which contributes to skin(More)
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) developing after cosmetic procedures such as lasers and chemical peels is always a concern, especially in darker skin types. We report two cases of laser-related PIH of the face successfully treated by combined therapy with 578-/511-nm copper bromide laser and light-emitting diodes (LED). Good cosmetic results were(More)