Suzana Ljubojević

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Pemphigoid gestationis is a rare autoimmune subepidermal bullous dermatosis that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum. Diagnosis is made on the basis of the presence of a subepidermal vesicle on routine histologic examination and of linear deposition of complement along the basement membrane zone of perilesional skin. The disorder is accompanied by severe(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes with a high mortality if left untreated. OBJECTIVE We present a retrospective analysis of 159 patients with pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus vegetans who were admitted to the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Zagreb University Hospital Center(More)
This paper describes our own findings on the role of Langerhans' cells in dermatology and discusses literature data on their detection in seven different dermatoses. The skin is an integral part of immune system. During the past 30 years, increasing evidence has been accumulated that the skin contains cellular elements which are needed for the initiation(More)
Nevus comedonicus is uncommon abnormality of pilosebaceous unit, clinically characterized as confluent clusters of dilated follicular orifices plugged with pigmented keratinous material that resembles open comedones. It is suggested that nevus comedonicus is an uncommon variant of adnexal hamartoma, which clinically appears as linear group of open(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease characterized by itching and typical clinical features, depending on patient age. It is often associated with other atopic diseases such as asthma or allergic rhinitis, resulting from the complex etiology and pathogenesis. It occurs more frequently in people with genetic predisposition(More)
Erysipeloid is an acute, bacterial infection of traumatized skin in an individual who was in direct contact with meat or other animal products contaminated with a gram-positive bacillus Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. We present a case of a 50-year-old housewife whose hobby was fishing, with a reddish, tender patch on the fifth finger and dorsum of the left(More)
Between March 1996 and July 1998, 90 patients were treated with diathermy loop excision (LETZ) for cytologically, colposcopically and histologically verified cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CIN), at the outpatient clinic. In average, the patients were 30.22 years of age, and 61.1% of them were nulliparas. In 80 surgical samples (88.9%), the exocervical(More)
Sunscreens are used to protect the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) light but they do not completely prevent photocarcinogenesis, photoaging and photoimmunosuppression. They are useful for protection against UVB and short-wave UVA. Complete protection against long-wave UVA has not been achieved. There is no universally accepted method to(More)