Tai Anh Phan

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A retrospective case series of 53 female patients with incontinentia pigmenti (IP) including 28 secondary cases (female relatives of probands) was reviewed and compared with other series in an attempt to estimate more accurately the true disease burden of patients with IP. We found that, while the frequency of the first three cutaneous stages of IP was(More)
BACKGROUND The immune-suppressive effects of sunlight play a central role in skin carcinogenesis. Ultraviolet (UV) B radiation is highly immunosuppressive even at suberythemal doses, and longwave UVA is now also recognized to cause immunosuppression in humans. The relative contributions of UVA and UVB to immunosuppression by incidental daily sun exposure(More)
A 67-year-old left-handed woman with a diagnosis of pseudodementia was being treated for depression with little benefit. Neuropsychological evaluations revealed features of angular gyrus syndrome, namely, agraphia, alexia, Gerstmann's syndrome and behavioural manifestations such as depression, poor memory, frustration and irritability. A computed(More)
Mycobacterium marinum infections in humans uncommonly affect the face and are not known to be associated with cat scratches. We describe a 24-year-old woman who presented with a 3-month history of multiple tender, occasionally discharging cystic nodules involving the left side of her face in a sporotrichoid distribution. She had suffered a cat scratch to(More)
UVB radiation is a potent environmental carcinogen that not only causes mutations in the skin but also profoundly suppresses skin immune responses. Although this UVB-induced suppression of antitumor immunity has a key role in skin cancer development, the wavelengths within UVB causing greatest in vivo immunosuppression in humans are as yet unknown. We have(More)
Ultraviolet radiation (UV) wavelength and dose dependence has been demonstrated for a number of cutaneous endpoints such as erythema, pigment darkening, DNA damage, and photocarcinogenesis. More recently, a number of in-vitro and in-vivo models of UV immunosuppression have implicated UVA (320-400 nm) in immune protection as well as immune suppression. While(More)
Anterior inferior cerebellar artery infarction with the only sequel being a permanent unilateral hearing loss is described. The damage was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Hearing loss of vascular cause may be more common and permanent than realised, and missed if the other neurological deficits have resolved.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study aimed to determine the relationship between various measures of constitutive skin pigmentation and erythema caused by solar-simulated UV (ssUV), 290 and 310 nm UV. METHODS Skin pigmentation was assessed clinically by skin typing as well as objectively by measurement of the melanin index (MI) by reflectance spectroscopy.(More)
Haemangiomas of infancy are the commonest benign tumour in childhood, with the majority being a localized subtype, only requiring therapy in specific locations. The segmental subtype, however, confers a higher complication rate, an association with the PHACE syndrome and poorer prognosis. This retrospective case series of 14 infants with segmental(More)
BACKGROUND Ultraviolet (UV) A radiation, which has both mutagenic and immune suppressive effects on the skin, is increasingly recognised as a key contributor to cutaneous carcinogenesis. Whilst short wavelength UVB (290-320 nm) is well-recognised as an environmental health hazard, the dangers of UVA (320-400 nm) are relatively unexplored. OBJECTIVE Using(More)
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