Content - Volume 62, Issue 4

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Deposits of complement and immunoglobulins in vessel walls in pyoderma gangrenosum
S Ullman, P Halberg, J Howitz
Previous immunofluorescence studies on pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) proved negative. Biopsies from the ulcer edge of 8 patients with PG were examined by immunofluorescence microscopy. Deposits of complement C3 were seen in the vessel walls of all samples, IgM in three and IgA in one. Granular deposits of C3 were seen at the dermal--epidermal junction in 2 patients. Biopsies from clinically normal ski ...
Pages: 340-341
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Balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis: case report with ultrastructural study
J.F. Leonforte
A typical case of balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis is described in a 74-year-old man. Electron microscopy revealed a dense infiltrate composed mainly of plasma cells and macrophages; the former showed considerable rough endoplasmic reticulum and phagolysosomes, while the latter contained variable amounts of sideromes. A few mast cells, eosinophils and extravasated erythrocytes were also pr ...
Pages: 352-356
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