Waldemar Placek

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Dermatoscopy is a method of in vivo evaluation of the structures within the epidermis and dermis. Currently, it may be the most precise pre-surgical method of diagnosing melanocytic lesions. Diagnostic errors may result in unnecessary removal of benign lesions or what is even worse, they can cause early and very early melanomas to be overlooked. Errors in(More)
INTRODUCTION The association of guttate psoriasis with a streptococcal throat infection and HLA-Cw*06 allele is well established in different populations. Nevertheless, only few studies on this form of disease have been performed in the Polish population. AIM To analyze the frequencies of streptococcal-induced guttate psoriasis and HLA-Cw*06 allele in 70(More)
Diagnosis of paraneoplastic skin syndromes associating neoplastic processes is assumed as the crucial aspect of dermatological practice. Knowledge of clinical findings of dermatoses suggesting coincidence of malignant proliferative processes facilitates diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We would like to present a case of Sweet's syndrome, qualified for(More)
Xanthomas are localized lipid deposits in the skin, tendons and subcutaneous tissue associated with lipid abnormality. The hyperlipidemia responsible for this disorder can be caused by a primary genetic defect, a secondary disorder, or both. That kind of skin exanthema may be the first signal of cardiovascular risk. We present a 24-year-old woman with a(More)
INTRODUCTION Many recent epidemiological studies have shown the influence of treatment with anti-TNF-α on body mass of patients with psoriasis but there are no reports in the literature on the influence of ustekinumab on that parameter. AIM To review the effect of ustekinumab therapy on body weight in patients with psoriasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
Aging is a complex process caused by many factors. The most important factors include exposure to UV radiation, smoking, facial muscle movement, gravity, loss and displacement of fat and bone resorption. As a symptom of aging, face loses elasticity, volume and cheerful look. While changing face proportions, the dominant part of a face is its bottom instead(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors are currently applied in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer with overexpressed epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Acneiform rash is the earliest and most characteristic side effect of EGFR inhibition. The incidence may be as high as 50-100% of cases. We report a case of a 47-year-old patient who developed acneiform(More)
We present a case of Stevens Johnson syndrome in a child after carbamazepine application and Stevens Johnson/TEN overlap syndrome in an adult after amoxicillin application. On the basis of two reported cases we review the most commonly associated drugs, the postulated pathogenesis, clinical manifestation and management in these severe life-threatening(More)
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