Susanna K. Fistarol

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Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic, inflammatory, mucocutaneous disorder of genital and extragenital skin. LS is a debilitating disease, causing itch, pain, dysuria and restriction of micturition, dyspareunia, and significant sexual dysfunction in women and men. Many findings obtained in recent years point more and more towards an autoimmune-induced disease(More)
Cowden disease (CD) #158350, also known as multiple hamartoma syndrome, is a multisystemic cancer predisposition disorder, inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Mucocutaneous lesions are the most constant features: facial papules, acral keratoses and oral papillomatosis. The most common associated cancers are breast, thyroid and endometrial(More)
Skin color is highly individual and the variations are controlled by numerous genes. The different skin colors result from the size and number of melanosomes and do not mirror the amount of melanocytes. Disorders of pigmentation can result from migration abnormalities of melanocytes from the neural crest to the skin during embryogenesis. In addition,(More)
A 24-year-old man was admitted for a painful gingival ulcer. Histology and immunohistochemistry of a lesional biopsy revealed the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). To rule out multifocal disease, a complete staging was performed. There was no evidence of bony lesions or any other organ involvement. The diagnosis of LCH restricted to the oral(More)
Ectodermal dysplasias are a large group of heritable conditions characterized by congenital defects of one or more ectodermal structures and their appendages: hair (hypotrichosis, partial, or total alopecia), nails (dystrophic, hypertrophic, abnormally keratinized), teeth (enamel defect or absent), and sweat glands (hypoplastic or aplastic). The ectodermal(More)
The palmoplantar skin is a highly specialized tissue which is able to resist mechanical trauma and other physical stress. In recent years the more descriptive classification of keratodermas has switched to an exact molecular genetic view where gene functions are considered. Palmoplantar keratodermas can be separated in the following functional subgroups:(More)
Nail-patella syndrome (NPS, OMIM 161200) is an autosomal dominant disorder with a clinical characteristic tetrad consisting of fingernail dysplasia, hypoplastic or absent patellae, bony protuberances of the ilia (iliac horns) and dislocation of the radial head. Kidney involvement may lead to renal failure, and there is an increased risk for glaucoma.(More)
Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome (TRPS) is a rare genodermatosis with growth retardation, craniofacial abnormalities, alopecia and brachyphalangia. Three subtypes with considerable clinical overlap can be separated. Numerous nail changes have been documented in this syndrome. We observed a 19-year-old female with typical TRPS I who developed unique V-shaped(More)
Hair dysplasias are congenital or acquired alterations which often involve the hair shaft. Hair shaft abnormalities are characterized by changes in color, density, length and structure. Hair shaft alterations often result from structural changes within the hair fibers and cuticles which may lead to brittle and uncombable hair. The hair of patients with hair(More)