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13-cis-Retinoic acid in rosacea. Clinical and laboratory findings
Schmidt JB, Gebhart W, Raff M, Spona J
The paper presents clinical and laboratory data on 13-CIS-retinoic acid treatment in rosacea. Good-to-excellent results are reported for severe forms of rosacea. Side effects were tolerable and could easily be controlled. The role of sebaceous gland function was documented by both histological and skin sebum parameters. Diminution of sebaceous gland size and the decrease of skin sebum with alterat ...
Pages: 15-21
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Immunohistochemical analysis of T-cell subsets in the peribulbar and intrabulbar infiltrates of alopecia areata
Perret C, Wiesner-Menzel L, Happle R
In 11 patients with untreated alopecia areata in the progressive stage of the disease, an in situ analysis of the inflammatory infiltrate of the hair bulbs was performed by means of different monoclonal antibodies. Most of the peribulbar cells reacted with the pan T-cell antibodies OKT 3 and Lyt 3. Staining for T-cell subsets revealed that the proportion of OKT 4+ cells was about fourfold higher t ...
Pages: 26-30
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Occurrence of epidermolysis bullosa in Finland
Kero M.
Cases of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) were gathered from the hospital files of dermatological clinics and university pediatric clinics in Finland over a period of 10 years. 40 families were identified, containing 121 live sufferers from this condition, after which genealogical analysis revealed a further 55 patients. 11 out of the 17 subtypes of EB (1) were diagnosed in these families. The diseases ...
Pages: 57-62
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