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BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignant skin tumor. Although mortality attributable to BCC is not high, the disease is responsible for considerable morbidity. There is evidence that the number of patients who develop more than one BCC is increasing. AIMS The aim of this study was to elucidate possible risk factors for developing(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus is a rare and chronic life-threatening disease. The clinical picture varies in reports from different regions of the world. OBJECTIVE To define the clinical forms of pemphigus in a large cohort of patients. METHODS Prospective analysis of 1209 patients diagnosed and followed at the Pemphigus Research Unit, Tehran University for(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus is a severe autoimmune blistering disease affecting the skin and mucosa. Mortality is high in the absence of treatment. Nowadays, treatment is based mainly on corticosteroids and cytotoxic drugs; however, because of the rarity of the disease worldwide, there is not yet a standard treatment based on randomized controlled trials, and the(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) has been accepted as an effective therapy for generalized vitiligo. On the other hand, different factors seem to contribute to a good response. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of disease duration on its clinical response to NB-UVB phototherapy. METHODS In this open and(More)
Milia en plaque, a rare inflammatory plaque type of milia is generally located in the periauricular area. Bilateral retroauricular milia en plaque is very rarely reported. Here, we report another case of bilateral retroauricular milia en plaque and review the previous cases.
BACKGROUND Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) are a group of heterogeneous inherited disorders, characterised by recurrent infections, autoimmunity and malignancy. Some PIDs such as hyper IgE syndrome (HIES) and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) may be initially presented as atopic dermatitis (AD), especially in its severe form, resulting in diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes. It varies in its clinical profile and epidemiologic characteristics in different parts of the world. OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical features of PV in Iran in a prospective manner. METHODS The study included 140 patients with newly registered(More)
BACKGROUND A positive history of smoking is less common in patients with pemphigus than in healthy subjects. The aim of this case-control study was to compare the remission rate and clinical locations involved in smokers and nonsmokers with pemphigus vulgaris. METHODS Seventy patients with pemphigus vulgaris, treated with a uniform protocol, were(More)
BACKGROUND Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial infection of the stratum corneum which caused by a group of yeasts formerly named pityrosporium. The taxonomy of these lipophilic yeasts has recently been modified and includes seven species referred as Malassezia. The aim of this study is to compare the distribution of Malassezia species isolated from(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Erosive oral lichen planus (EOLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa causing significant pain and impairment of the quality of life. No immediate and definitive cure is available, especially in its chronic and most recalcitrant forms. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of methotrexate(More)