Seyed Masoud Davoodi

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INTRODUCTION Chronic skin lesions are common late complications of sulphur mustard exposure in veterans injured in chemical warfare. Pruritus is the most common complaint in the chronic phase, with significant effects on the patient's quality of life. The current study evaluated the efficacy of a combination of one percent phenol and one percent menthol in(More)
Sulfur mustard (mustard gas) is an alkylating agent used widely against Iranians during the 8-year Iraq-Iran war. This agent causes various late-occurring respiratory, skin and eye complications. A 37-year-old Iranian man exposed to the agent in vapor form 16 years prior to the date of this writing was given a clinical and pathological evaluation for(More)
BACKGROUND Sulfur mustard (SM), a chemical weapon used widely during World War I and against Iranians during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s, causes massive inflammatory tissue damage in the immediate post-exposure period, resulting in debilitating chronic disease in years to decades following contact with the agent. These syndromes most often are(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of doxepin and hydroxyzine in the treatment of chronic pruritus due to exposure to sulfur mustard. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind safety and efficacy study, 50 patients with chronic pruritus were given either doxepin 10 mg/d or hydroxyzine 25 mg/d for 4 weeks. Pruritic score was calculated for each(More)
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