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Efficacy and safety of diphenylcyclopropenone alone or in combination with anthralin in the treatment of chronic extensive alopecia areata: A retrospective case series

Durdu M1, Özcan D2, Baba M3, Seçkin D2. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Some patients with chronic extensive alopecia areata (AA) may be refractory to topical immunotherapy. Combination therapy is recommended for such patients. Efficacy and safety of a combination therapy with diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) and anthralin in chronic extensive AA is …

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Treatment of alopecia areata with topical sensitizers

Sutherland L1, Laschinger M, Syed ZU, Gaspari A. Author information Abstract For those with severe alopecia areata, with greater than 50% scalp involvement, topical immunotherapy with diphenylcyclopropenone or squaric acid dibutylester is considered the treatment of choice. This article not only reviews the safety and efficacy of topical sensitizers for …

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Intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy in severe alopecia areata

Senila SC, Danescu SA, Ungureanu L, Candrea E, Cosgarea RM1. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Severe, extensive, therapy resistant alopecia areata represents a clinical challenge. Systemic corticosteroids are a therapeutic tool that still needs to be evaluated. AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of …

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Alopecia Universalis Successfully Treated With Adalimumab

Gorcey L1, Spratt EA1, Leger MC1. Author information Abstract Importance: Alopecia universalis is an uncommon form of alopecia areata (AA) involving hair loss over the entire scalp and body and is often difficult to treat. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors have been largely unsuccessful in treating AA and have been …

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Triatoma maculata, the vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, in Venezuela. Phenotypic and genotypic variability as potential indicator of vector displacement into the domestic habitat

Roberto García-Alzate1,2, Daisy Lozano-Arias1,2, Rafael Matías Reyes-Lugo3, Antonio Morocoima4, Leidi Herrera2 and Alexis Mendoza-León1* • 1Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Biología Experimental (IBE), Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela • 2Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Zoología & Ecología Tropical (IZET), Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela • 3Facultad de Medicina, …

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Contact urticaria syndrome caused by haptens

Krzysztof Gomu?ka, Bernard Panaszek Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Allergology, Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland Head of Department: Prof. Bernard Panaszek MD, PhD Postep Derm Alergol 2014; XXXI, 2: 108–112 DOI: 10.5114/pdia.2014.40915 Abstract In the group of urticaria, contact urticaria syndrome is a particular variety. In these patients, appearance of …

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News on occupational contact dermatitis

Crépy MN, Bensefa-Colas L. Abstract Contact dermatitis–irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and protein contact dermatitis–are the most common occupational skin diseases, most often localized to the hands. Contact urticaria is rarer The main occupational irritants are wet work, detergents and disinfectants, cutting oils, and solvents. The main occupational allergens …

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Cutaneous adverse effects of hormonal adjuvant therapy for breast cancer: A case of localised urticarial vasculitis following anastrozole therapy and a review of the literature

Author information Abstract Hormonal therapy with either tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors is commonly used to treat women with breast cancer in both the adjuvant and recurrent disease setting. Cutaneous adverse reactions to these drugs have been rarely reported in the literature. We report an unusual case of urticarial vasculitis following …

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Skin rash and arthritis a simplified appraisal of less common associations

Cozzi A, Doria A, Gisondi P, Girolomoni G. Author information Abstract Skin and joint manifestations are part of the clinical spectrum of many disorders. Well-known associations include psoriatic arthritis and arthritis associated with autoimmune connective tissue diseases. This review focuses on less common associations where skin lesions can provide easily …

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