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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Data in the literature regarding the prevalence of Candida in psoriatic and atopic dermatitis patients are controversial. We conducted a prospective study to determine the prevalence of Candida on the tongue, axillae and groin of psoriatic patients when compared with atopic dermatitis patients and normal controls. During the period 2003-2005, data were(More)
Lipophosphoglycan (LPG) and glycosyl phosphatidylinositol Ag (GPI), are glycolipids present on the membrane of Leishmania parasites. Both glycolipids have been chemically characterized. LPG is a polysaccharide of repeating phosphorylated units linked to a phosphocarbohydrate core that is anchored to the membrane by lysoalkyl phosphatidylinositol (PI). The(More)
BACKGROUND Virtual reality immersion (VRI), an advanced computer-generated technique, decreased subjective reports of pain in experimental and procedural medical therapies. Furthermore, VRI significantly reduced pain-related brain activity as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Resemblance between anatomical and neuroendocrine pathways of(More)
A case of glucagonoma where repeated gastrointestinal examinations revealed excessive mucosal fold thickening of the duodenum and small bowel with a markedly delayed transit time is reported. These findings in the appropriate clinical setting led us to persevere with further investigations despite equivocal ultrasound and CT examinations. We wish to(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)