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Neutrophil chemotaxis in patients with psoriasis vulgaris and psoriatic arthritis was investigated before and after 6 weeks of treatment with zinc sulphate (50 mg elementary zinc three times daily). In patients with active psoriasis vulgaris, a significant increase in neutrophil random migration and directed chemotaxis was demonstrated (10.2 +/- 3.1 and(More)
Published data on the prevalence of onychomycosis in psoriasis patients compared with healthy controls are controversial, We therefore conducted a prospective study of toenail onychomycosis, among 113 psoriatic and 106 healthy non-psoriatic subjects, selected from the normal population in the Jerusalem area in the period 2003-05. The results revealed a(More)
A family with 12 children, 6 of whom had Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, was studied clinically. On CT, all six siblings with the disease had patchy regions of white matter hypodensity, most marked in the frontal lobes, which were confluent in the more severe cases. The ventricles were not enlarged and no other abnormality was demonstrated. The CTs of the 6(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years we have seen an increasing number of children in Israel with tinea pedis. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of tinea pedis in 5- to 14-year-old schoolchildren in a comprehensive epidemiologic population-based study. METHODS A total of 1148 children, ages 5 to 14 years, from 7 schools with different socioeconomic(More)
Local hyperthermia induced by ultrasound was delivered two or three times weekly to twenty-eight lesions of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis in eighteen patients. Twenty-two lesions (78.5 percent) in thirteen patients resolved completely five to ten weeks after the start of treatment. Our results are explained by the thermosensitivity of the parasite and its(More)
BACKGROUND There is a vast literature describing the association between psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (AD) and psychological distress. Some of these studies were uncontrolled and others used non-dermatological diseases as control, but only a few used chronic skin diseases as controls. OBJECTIVE To compare well being, psychopathology and coping strategies(More)
There are discrepancies in the literature regarding the prevalence of tinea pedis in psoriasis. The aim of this investigation was to conduct a cross-sectional study of the prevalence of tinea pedis in psoriasis compared to atopic dermatitis patients and normal controls. We enrolled 232 psoriatic patients, 190 atopic dermatitis patients and 202 normal(More)
Fungal infections of the skin are caused by dermatophyte fungi. Infections can be acute and inflammatory or chronic and non-inflammatory; it is believed that cell-mediated immunity is the cornerstone of host defence and is instrumental in the eradication of the infection. We describe here parameters of the immune response of a group of patients who although(More)
A 62-year-old woman with an 8-year history of urticaria, arthralgia and arthritis developed recurrent pleural effusion. A thorough laboratory workup during repeated attacks of concomitant urticaria and pleural effusion disclosed only hypocomplementemia and the histopathological finding of the skin biopsy revealed leukoclastic vasculitis. These findings are(More)