Valentina Faina

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Topical ketoprofen (KP) is widely used because of its anti-inflammatory effect. Parallel with its popular usage, the number of reported cases of ketoprofen-induced photoallergic contact dermatitis has increased. A review of the literature was made to evaluate the spectrum of cross sensitization in patients with ketoprofen-induced photoallergic contact(More)
Rivastigmine is a cholinesterase inhibitor which improves cognitive function and is currently being used in patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's and Alzheimer's dementia. This drug can be given orally or topically, as transdermal patch. The latter form is currently used for most excellent compliance and few side effects. The most common cutaneous side(More)
BACKGROUND Actinic keratosis is a common premalignant skin lesion. Because of its increasing incidence, several efforts have been made to earlier detectection and to improve knowledge on photocarcinogenic pathways of keratinocytes. As a consequence, recently new discoveries have been done in this field. OBJECTIVE Starting from our previous review on(More)
Systemic contact dermatitis (SCD) can be caused by nickel in sensitized subjects. Nickel allergy is commonly characterized by localized reactions ensuring cutaneous exposure to this element. Systemic reactions can occur after dietary nickel ingestion. We report a case of a woman with Systemic Contact Dermatitis due to nickel.
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common skin cancer with an incidence that varies widely worldwide. Among them, actinic keratosis (AK), considered by some authors as in situ squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), are the most common and reflect an abnormal multistep skin cell development due to the chronic ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. No ideal treatment(More)
AIMS Recent research has shown that there are many effects of climate change on aeroallergens and thus allergic diseases in humans. It is not easy to evaluate the impact of climate change and air pollution on the prevalence of allergic diseases. The present study is devoted to decipher the possible relationships between climatic changes and allergic(More)
The prevalence of latex allergy varies according to the population studied from 3% to 64%. No data exist in the present literature about elderly people because they were not considered among populations at risk. We report a retrospective observational study of 88 elderly patients of our centre of Dermatology and Allergology at Policlinico Umberto I,(More)