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BACKGROUND Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is an uncommon cancer and its overall incidence is increasing. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been proposed as palliative management for unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma (UHC). To date, little is known about the role of the addition of systemic chemotherapy to PDT for UHC. We performed a prospective, randomised,(More)
OBJECTIVE Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is characterized by persistent hypoglycemia due to the inappropriate insulin secretion. Inactivating mutations in the ABCC8 and KCNJ11 genes, which encode the sulfonylurea receptor 1 and Kir6.2 subunits of the ATP-sensitive K(+) (K(ATP)) channel in pancreatic β-cell, are the most common cause of CHI. We studied the(More)
BACKGROUND Digital mucous cysts (DMCs) are benign myxoid cysts typically involving the distal interphalangeal joint or over the proximal nail fold. There are various treatment modalities for DMCs, and intralesional sodium tetradecyl sulfate injection has been reported as an alternative treatment. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of(More)
462 Ann Dermatol Received January 24, 2014, Revised July 30, 2014, Accepted for publication September 1, 2014 Corresponding author: Chul Woo Kim, Department of Dermatology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 150 Seongan-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 134-701, Korea. Tel: 82-2-2224-2285, Fax: 82-2-474-7913, E-mail:(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immune response to serotype 19A in children aged 12-23 months after immunization of the 19F containing 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). METHODS Blood samples from a total of 45 subjects (age 12-23 months) were included in the study. Subjects were categorized according to immunization(More)
We report the case of a 46-year-old Korean woman who presented with a 5-month history of a hyperkeratotic plaque on the left palm. On examination, the plaque showed an annular pattern with an umbilicated central nodule and a peripheral palisading induration, which had a verrucous surface. After surgical resection, histopathologic analysis revealed that the(More)
Hansen's disease (HD) is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The worldwide prevalence rate of HD has decreased gradually over the years. The clinical manifestations of HD are extensive, with involvement of the skin and various organs, and these can resemble those of many rheumatic diseases. Our patient initially(More)
Vol. 29, No. 2, 2017 249 Received March 16, 2015, Revised February 29, 2016, Accepted for publication April 25, 2016 Corresponding author: Sang Seok Kim, Department of Dermatology, Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 150 Seongan-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 05355, Korea. Tel: 82-2-2224-2285, Fax: 82-2-474-7913,(More)
650 Ann Dermatol Received July 1, 2015, Revised August 11, 2015, Accepted for publication September 9, 2015 Corresponding author: Young Her, Department of Dermatology, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, 156 Baengnyeong-ro, Chuncheon 24289, Korea. Tel: 82-2-22242285, Fax: 82-2-474-7913, E-mail:(More)
Figure 1. A)Erythematous to violaceous macules and papules are seen on the patient’s chest. B) A low-power image of the skin lesion on the chest shows non-caseating granulomatous inflammation in the dermis (hematoxylin and eosin, ×40). C) Dermal granulomatous inflammation consisting of multinucleated giant cells, epithelioid histiocytes, plasma cells, and 1(More)