Content - Volume 60, Issue 4
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The occurrence of Ia-like antigens in the skin of patients with lichen planus was studied by an indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) technique with use of immunosorbent-purified anti-Ia antibodies. Normal skin from the patients and skin from healthy persons showed dermal histiocytes and epidermal suprabasal dendritic cells expressing these antigens. In lichen planus lesions Ia-like antigens were foun ...
The effect of zinc sulphate and placebo was compared in a double-blind trial in 56 patients suffering from acne vulgaris. Serum vitamin A levels were studied in all, before and at the end of therapy, 29 patients received zinc sulphate 600 mg daily and 27 patients received placebo. Patients on placebo showed no improvement. After 12 weeks of treatment with zinc sulphate, 17 patients (58%) showed si ...