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We performed a prospective observational study in a clinical setting to test the hypothesis that prior colonization by a Staphylococcus aureus strain would protect, by colonization interference or other processes, against de novo colonization and, hence, possible endo-infections by newly acquired S. aureus strains. Three hundred and six patients(More)
Penicilliosis is a systemic fungal infection caused by Penicillium marneffei. The infection is most commonly seen in Southeast Asia, Southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It is rarely seen among individuals of African descent. Here, we report a case of penicilliosis in an African man from Namibia who was studying in Malaysia. He presented with multiple(More)
Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis seen mainly in tropical regions. While malignant transformation rarely occurs, the present report describes a 69-year-old man with a 21-year history of chromoblastomycosis complicated by invasive squamous cell carcinoma requiring amputation of the affected limb. A review of previous reported cases shows(More)
AIM To describe trends in the prescription of medication for acne vulgaris in the USA from 1990 to 2002 with particular reference to the shift from antibiotic to non-antibiotic treatment. METHODS Retrospective cross-sectional observational study which analysed the data from the 4922 patient visits for acne vulgaris from the 1990-2002 National Ambulatory(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Fig. 1. A photo of the patient with a metal spear pierced through her cheeks taken during Thaipusam 15 years ago. Dear Editor: Across Asia, Thaipusam is celebrated annually by devotees with the carrying of the kavadi and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies using nailfold capillary microscopes have demonstrated capillary changes in patients with dermatomyositis (DM); however, no previous study has examined cutaneous blood flow in this disease. PURPOSE To determine cutaneous blood flow in involved and non-involved skin surfaces of patients with DM and to assess possible correlation(More)
Patients with psoriasis may have increased risk of psychological comorbidities. This cross-sectional study aimed at determining associations between sociocultural and socioeconomic factors with the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) scores and the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) scores. Adult patients with psoriasis were recruited from a(More)
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