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When Drugs Make Patients Worse
Professor Jean Revuz A1
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Page: 161
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Natural Killer Cells in Human Peripheral Blood and Primary Cutaneous Natural Killer Cell Lymphomas May Express Cutaneous Lymphocyte Antigen
In normal human peripheral blood, cutaneous lymphocyte antigen is expressed by memory T cells, suggesting a specific tissue-homing population of T cells. In this study it is demonstrated that 6% of CD56+ natural killer cells in peripheral blood also express cutaneous lymphocyte antigen (CLA). It was also detected that most of the tumor cells in primary cutaneous nasal-type natural killer cell lymp ...
Pages: 162-166
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Diagnosis of Primary Cutaneous B-cell Lymphoma by Immunohistochemical and in situ Hybridization Methods
A diagnosis of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma is mainly supported by identification of a monoclonal B-cell population in the skin. This identification is made either by immunohistochemistry techniques using monoclonal antibodies towards the lambda or kappa chains, or by PCR for the heavy chain of immunoglobulins. Immunohistochemistry has a low sensitivity in detecting monoclonality, whereas the ...
Pages: 167-170
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Langhans-type and Foreign-body-type Multinucleated Giant Cells in Cutaneous Lesions of Sarcoidosis
Multinucleated giant cells are characteristic of a monocyte-macrophage lineage in sarcoidosis and consist of two types of cells: Langhans-type with an arcuate arrangement of nuclei and a foreign-body type with random arrangement of nuclei. To compare these cells in the cutaneous lesions of sarcoidosis, we histologically and immunohistologically examined multinucleated giant cells in 25 scar infilt ...
Pages: 171-174
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Investigation on Biovars and Genotypes of Ureaplasma urealyticum in the Cervix in a Chinese Gynecologic Check-up Population and Sex Workers
Ureaplasma urealyticum is a causative agent of non-gonococcal urethritis and is implicated in the pathogenesis of several other diseases. However, U. urealyticum is also frequently found in the normal genitourinary tract. To characterize the distribution pattern of biovars and genotypes in normal physical check-up women and in sex workers, cervical swabs taken from 261 physical check ...
Pages: 175-178
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Aetiology in Sixteen Cases of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Admitted within Eight Months in a Teaching Hospital
Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome are serious cutaneous reactions associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Eight patients with toxic epidermal necrolysis and eight patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome were admitted consecutively to a single centre between August 2001 and March 2002. An aetiological study including viral serology and PCR was performed in view of ...
Pages: 179-182
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Intolerance Reactions due to the Selective Cyclooxygenase Type II Inhibitors Rofecoxib and Celecoxib
Intolerance reactions due to the ingestion of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequent emergencies. It is thought that inhibition of the isoenzyme cyclooxygenase type I (COX-1) is responsible for the common NSAID-associated adverse effects, whereas inhibition of COX-2 is mainly responsible for the therapeutic effects. The goal of our study was to estimate the frequency of intole ...
Pages: 183-185
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Relation Between Vesicular Eruptions on the Hands and Tinea Pedis, Atopic Dermatitis and Nickel Allergy
The aetiology of vesicular eruptions on the palms and on the sides of the fingers (pompholyx) is unclear. The present study was undertaken to establish whether tinea pedis, atopic dermatitis or nickel allergy is a risk factor for development of vesicular eruptions. Three-hundred-and-ninety-eight individuals (included from an ongoing population study on hand eczema in twins) were included. A histor ...
Pages: 186-188
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Sun Habits in Kidney Transplant Recipients with Skin Cancer: A Case-control Study of Possible Causative Factors
Organ transplant recipients are frequently affected by skin cancer, which might also be a major cause of long-term mortality. Excessive sun exposure is considered to be a factor in the aetiology, but uncertainty about the importance of this and other proposed risk factors remains. The purpose of this study was to investigate sun behaviour before and/or after the transplantation in kidney transplan ...
Pages: 189-193
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Type I Sensitization in Adolescents: Prevalence and Association with Atopic Dermatitis
The prevalence of Type I sensitization and its relationship to atopic dermatitis were assessed in a cohort of 1501 8th grade schoolchildren (aged 12-16) in Odense, Denmark. The protocol included a questionnaire, a clinical examination, IgE measurements and skin prick tests. A history of atopic dermatitis was found in 21.3%, allergic asthma in 6.9% and allergic rhinitis in 15.7% of the adolescents. ...
Pages: 194-201
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Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome and Allergic Background
The aim of the study was to verify whether there is a relationship between Gianotti-Crosti syndrome and an allergic background in children. Twenty-nine children affected by Gianotti-Crosti syndrome were first screened for a large panel of microbiological examinations, including serological and cultural tests for viruses and bacteria. A causative agent was identified in only 10 cases (34.4%). In fi ...
Pages: 202-205
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The Prevalence of Onychomycosis in Patients with Psoriasis and other Skin Diseases
Onychomycosis among psoriasis patients is reported with varying prevalence. This prospective, controlled study investigates the occurrence of onychomycosis among inpatients with psoriasis versus inpatients with other skin diseases. The inclusion period was 15 months. Scrapings from clinically abnormal nails (both fingernails and toenails) were examined using microscopy and culture. The prevalence ...
Pages: 206-209
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CLINICAL REPORT
Variable Pulse Frequency-doubled Nd:YAG Laser Versus Flashlamp-pumped Pulsed Dye Laser in the Treatment of Port Wine Stains
The flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser (FPDL) is regarded as the gold standard in the treatment of port wine stains. The purpose of this prospective, intra-individual, comparative clinical study was to investigate whether a frequency-doubled variable pulsed Nd:YAG laser (frequency-doubled Nd:YAG) is equally as safe and effective as established lasers. Forty-three patients with port wine stains were ...
Pages: 210-213
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Activated and Mature CD83-positive Dendritic Cells and Interferon-?-positive Cells in Skin Eruptions of Secondary Syphilis
Dendritic cells are considered to be the most potent antigen-presenting cells, and CD83 is expressed at a high level in immunocompetent, activated and mature dendritic cells. Various pathogens can activate and modulate the function of dendritic cells. The presence of activated and mature dendritic cells in skin lesions of secondary syphilis has never been reported. In the present study, an immunoh ...
Pages: 214-217
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Cutaneous Infection Caused by Ulocladium chartarum in a Heart Transplant Recipient: Case Report and Review
A cutaneous mycoses caused by Ulocladium chartarum in a heart transplant recipient is reported. The infection cleared after complete surgical excision and 6 months of oral itraconazole therapy. In vitro activity of amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, ravuconazole and terbinafine against the clinical isolate is shown.
Pages: 218-221
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Multinucleate Cell Angiohistiocytoma: A Report of Four Cases in Finland
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Pages: 222-223
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Traumatic Fat Necrosis: A Case Report
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Pages: 227-228
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Pancreatic Panniculitis as a First Sign of Liver Carcinoma
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Pages: 230-231
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Disseminated Papular Interstitial Elastolytic Giant Cell Granuloma
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Pages: 234-235
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Erythroderma with Sparing around the Nipples
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Page: 236
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Bullae in Comatose and Non-comatose Patients
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Pages: 236-237
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