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BACKGROUND With regard to the lack of effective treatment modalities for childhood localized vitiligo, the search for newer therapeutic agents continues. OBJECTIVE To conduct an open, comparative trial to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of topical mometasone cream and pimecrolimus cream in the treatment of childhood vitiligo. METHODS Fifty(More)
BACKGROUND Various treatment regimens have been used in scars. The literature offers little consensus about appropriate therapy. OBJECTIVE To compare intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (TAC) alone or combined with onion extract in keloidal and hypertrophic scars. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients were treated with intralesional TAC and onion(More)
Onychomycosis is a mycotic infection of the nail which accounts for 50% of all nail disorders. However, there is no predictably successful diagnostic approach to onychomycosis. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in diagnosis of onychomycosis and compare it with microscopy and culture. Fifty-two(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that the vitamin D receptor (VDR) is strongly expressed in key structures of hair follicles, and a lack of VDR leads to alopecia. We investigated whether there was any association between VDR gene polymorphisms (BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI) and alopecia areata (AA). METHODS Thirty-two patients with AA and 27 healthy control(More)
Vitiligo is a common, idiopathic, acquired, depigmenting disease characterized by loss of normal melanin pigments in the skin. The most interesting treatment methods for extensive vitiligo involve psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) therapy and ultraviolet (UV)-B phototherapy, particularly narrow-band UV-B. In this randomized and comparative study, we(More)
Phototherapy with ultraviolet B (UVB) or PUVA has been used in the treatment of vitiligo for many years. The aim of this study was to analyze retrospectively the efficacy and safety of targeted broadband UVB phototherapy in patients with localized vitiligo. Thirty-two patients (14 male, 18 female), aged 18-65 years, were treated with Daavlin T500x High Dose(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is undoubtedly the most common form of hair loss in males. It is a condition which may cause cosmetic and psychosocial problems in androgen-dependent cases. In this open, randomized and comparative study we evaluated the efficacy of oral finasteride and 5% topical minoxidil treatment for 12 months in 65 male(More)
BACKGROUND Topical diclofenac and imiquimod have been reported to be effective in the treatment of actinic keratosis, but a study to compare these two drugs has not been reported yet. OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of topical 3% diclofenac gel plus hyaluronic acid and 5% imiquimod cream in the treatment of actinic keratosis. METHODS(More)
Melasma is a common acquired disorder of facial hyperpigmentation. In this study we investigated the efficacy and safety of a combined treatment regimen including serial glycolic acid peels, topical azelaic acid cream and adapalene gel in the treatment of recalcitrant melasma. Twenty-eight patients with recalcitrant melasma were enrolled in a prospective,(More)