Sorina Danescu

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Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease affecting mainly the elderly. The subtype of the disease induced by physical agents represents a rare and, therefore, insufficiently characterized form. In the present study, we aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in the onset of BP(More)
BACKGROUND Factors associated with survival in pemphigus have not yet been thoroughly addressed. Therefore, in the present study, risk factors for overall mortality in a large group of patients with pemphigus vulgaris and foliaceus were investigated. METHODS A retrospective hospital-based cohort study was carried out, between October 1998 and November(More)
We identified the mutations in two patients with different phenotypes of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB). We performed molecular diagnosis to a patient aged 45 years who showed the typical severe generalized autosomal recessive DEB signs when admitted to the hospital. The other patient is a 4-month-old boy who showed a moderate clinical aspect of(More)
Cutaneous mastocytosis is a disease characterized by the infiltration and proliferation of mast cells in the skin. In children, the most common form of presentation is urticaria pigmentosa, while the diffuse cutaneous bullous mastocytosis is one of the rarest subtypes seen. The aim of this paper is to present a case of diffuse bullous mastocytosis with(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare and so far incurable genetic disease, affecting mainly the skin and mucosal membranes, manifesting with blisters triggered by minor mechanical trauma. Since only few epidemiological data on EB are available, we established a Registry for EB and implemented molecular diagnostic methods. OBJECTIVE We present(More)
UNLABELLED Dermatoscopy is a non-invasive technique that enables the early diagnosis of melanoma. The purpose of the present study is to identify the dermatoscopic structures or changes that can indicate the presence of thin melanoma and their correlation with the histopathological aspect. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four thin melanomas diagnosed at the(More)
BACKGROUND Severe, extensive, therapy resistant alopecia areata represents a clinical challenge. Systemic corticosteroids are a therapeutic tool that still needs to be evaluated. AIM The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of methylprednisolone pulse therapy in alopecia areata and to find prognostic factors for a favourable(More)