Waseem Bakkour

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Erythromelalgia clinically presents with episodic burning, erythema, and warmth of acral sites. It can be divided into primary and secondary associated with myeloproliferative and autoimmune conditions. Histology commonly shows capillary proliferation, swelling of endothelial cells, perivascular edema, and chronic inflammation with sparse lymphocytic(More)
INTRODUCTION Obinutuzumab (GA101) is a novel anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that has been shown to be effective for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and is currently being evaluated in phase 3 clinical trials. The side-effect profile of the drug is not yet well established. CASE REPORT The authors report a case of a 62-year-old patient who(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence as to whether biologic therapy should be stopped or continued in patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who are undergoing surgical procedures. Current guidelines of care recommend a planned break from biologic therapy in those undergoing major surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE To audit current practice(More)
BACKGROUND Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is a rare condition that presents as multiple dermal cysts, the appearance of which can have a significant impact on the patients' quality of life. Treatment options for SM are limited to surgical excision. OBJECTIVE To present our experience of treating 8 SM cases using a novel approach that uses the carbon dioxide(More)
SURGICAL CHALLENGE Sharps injuries are amajor source of bloodborne viral infections among health care workers worldwide with a mean annual incidence reported to be 4%. During dermatologic surgical procedures, control of sharps is critical in both reducing the risk of sharps injuries and preventing contamination of sterile conditions. When working with a new(More)
Circinate balanitis is the commonest cutaneous manifestation of reactive arthritis (Reiter syndrome), but can also occur independently. Topical corticosteroid therapy is the most commonly used treatment, and topical calcineurin inhibitors have also been used successfully. We report a case of a 20-year-old man who presented with discrete erythematous patches(More)