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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526427/atypical-presentations-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-systematic-review
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Camilla Barros Meireles, Laís Chaves Maia, Gustavo Coelho Soares, Ilara Parente Pinheiro Teodoro, Maria do Socorro Vieira Gadelha, Cláudio Gleidiston Lima da Silva, Marcos Antonio Pereira de Lima
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in 88 countries, showing relevant prevalences. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review on atypical lesions of CL around the world, addressing clinico-epidemiological, immunological and therapeutic aspects. A search of the literature was conducted via electronic databases Scopus and PubMed for articles published between 2010 and 2015. The search terms browsed were "cutaneous leishmaniasis", "atypical" and "unusual". Based on the eligibility criteria, 34 out of 122 articles were included in the final sample...
May 16, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523421/serological-evidence-of-infection-by-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-in-dogs-with-leishmaniasis
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Tatiane Ferreira Petroni, Lucas Xavier Bonfietti, Tiago Henrique Zaninelli, Eiko Nakagawa Itano, Mario Augusto Ono
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis prevalent in Latin American countries, caused by the dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii. The habitat of these fungi in nature remains undefined, although it is believed that infection occurs by inhalation of infective propagules present in soil. Sentinel animals, such as dogs, can be valuable epidemiological markers of paracoccidioidomycosis. Taking into account that paracoccidioidomycosis and visceral leishmaniasis may occur in the same area, the objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of P...
May 18, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516243/clinical-characteristics-risk-factors-and-long-term-outcome-of-114-patients-with-folliculotropic-mycosis-fungoides
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Iris Wieser, Casey Wang, Silvia Alberti-Violetti, Genevieve Lyons, Casey Tran, Rakshandra Talpur, Madeleine Duvic
Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides (FMF) is a distinct variant of mycosis fungoides (MF) where atypical T-cells invade the hair follicles. The objective was to assess the clinical features, risk factors for progression, long-term outcome and response to treatment modalities in a large cohort of FMF patients. We, therefore, conducted a single-center retrospective study, reviewing 114 patients with FMF seen from 1987 to 2015 at the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma clinic of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. The mean age at diagnosis of FMF was 57...
May 17, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512419/successful-treatment-of-primary-cutaneous-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-presenting-acquired-ichthyosis-with-oral-bexarotene-monotherapy
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Kayo Tanita, Taku Fujimura, Yota Sato, Takanori Hidaka, Sadanori Furudate, Yumi Kambayashi, Akira Tsukada, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
Acquired ichthyosis (AI) is a reactive cutaneous manifestation that can be associated with malignant hematological disease, including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Since it is difficult to distinguish AI from ichthyosiform mycosis fungoides, to select the treatment for CTCL with ichthyosis-like appearance and to evaluate its efficacy is sometimes challenging. In this report, we describe a case of primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified presenting AI successfully treated with oral bexarotene...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512405/concomitant-b-hairy-cell-leukemia-and-mycosis-fungoides-in-an-elderly-man
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Eric Wong, Muhammad N Mahmood, Thomas G Salopek
The development of both a T- and B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in one patient is an unlikely coincidence due to the low prevalence of each malignancy. We report a 65-year-old man with a previously documented history of B hairy cell leukemia, who presented with a new-onset acneiform eruption of his scalp, face, trunk, back, and extremities. Routine pathology of the skin lesions with immunohistochemical stains and molecular studies were consistent with a folliculotropic mycosis fungoides. B hairy cell leukemia and mycosis fungoides occurring in the same patient seems to be a rare phenomenon with only 5 cases reported in the literature...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504404/prognostic-factors-in-mycosis-fungoides-international-advances-in-the-validation-of-prognostic-indices
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J J Scarisbrick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501468/-tinea-capitis-main-mycosis-child-epidemiological-study-on-10years
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A Kallel, A Hdider, N Fakhfakh, S Belhadj, N Belhadj-Salah, N Bada, A Chouchen, S Ennigrou, K Kallel
Despite the changes in their epidemiology, and the improving level of hygiene of the population, tinea capitis is still considered a public health problem in our country, and is the most common type of dermatophytosis in our country. The aim of our study was to evaluate the epidemiological, clinical and mycological features of tinea capitis in children encountered in the Tunis region. A retrospective study concerned 1600 children aged 6 months to 15 years suspected to have tinea capitis was conducted in Parasitology-Mycology laboratory, Rabta hospital, over a 10-years period (2005-2014)...
May 10, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500805/unusual-otolaryngologic-manifestations-of-paracoccidioidomycosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Lucas Resende Lucinda, José Fernando Polanski
AbstractParacoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. It occurs more frequently in its chronic form, which particularly affects male adults from rural areas. These patients present with pulmonary involvement and systemic symptoms. Skin and mucosal lesions are rather typical and might suggest the diagnosis. The involvement of the upper airway mucosa is common and the patients usually complain of dysphagia and dysphonia. Nonetheless, in endemic areas, physicians should maintain a high level of suspicion even when faced with some atypical symptoms...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497585/disseminated-cd8-positive-cd30-positive-cutaneous-lymphoproliferative-eruption-with-overlapping-features-of-mycosis-fungoides-and-primary-cutaneous-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-following-remote-solitary-lesional-presentation
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Jonathan J Davick, Krishna Aj Mutgi, Karolyn A Wanat, Brian K Link, Vincent Liu
CD8-positive, CD30-positive cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders comprise a rare subset of T-cell lymphoproliferative conditions, including variants of primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, lymphomatoid papulosis type D, cutaneous gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma, and cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma. These entities share overlapping clinical, histopathologic, and immunophenotypic features, presenting both a clinical and pathological diagnostic challenge. Presented here is a 73-year-old man with a disseminated, indolent CD30+, CD8+ cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorder with overlapping clinical and histopathological features of both mycosis fungoides and primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma, as well as features of lymphomatoid papulosis...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495033/clinical-applications-of-3-dimensional-printing-in-radiation-therapy
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Yizhou Zhao, Kathryn Moran, Mammo Yewondwossen, James Allan, Scott Clarke, Murali Rajaraman, Derek Wilke, Paul Joseph, James L Robar
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is suitable for the fabrication of complex radiotherapy bolus. Although investigated from dosimetric and feasibility standpoints, there are few reports to date of its use for actual patient treatment. This study illustrates the versatile applications of 3D printing in clinical radiation oncology through a selection of patient cases, namely, to create bolus for photon and modulated electron radiotherapy (MERT), as well as applicators for surface high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy...
May 8, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492800/fungal-infection-control-by-garlic-extracts-allium-sativum-l-and-modulation-of-peritoneal-macrophages-activity-in-murine-model-of-sporotrichosis
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J P Burian, L V S Sacramento, I Z Carlos
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is grown all over the world as seasoning and medicinal vegetable since 3,000 BC. Allicin is the main component of garlic, being attributed to it the most of its biological activities, such as bactericidal, antifungal and antiviral actions. However, other compounds of garlic present antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, vasodilator activities, protective action against different types of cancer, and immunomodulatory. Fungal infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality in people mainly in immunosuppressed ones...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489854/functional-and-phenotypic-evaluation-of-eosinophils-from-patients-with-the-acute-form-of-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Fernanda Gambogi Braga, Luciana Pereira Ruas, Ricardo Mendes Pereira, Xinaida Taligare Lima, Edson Antunes, Ronei Luciano Mamoni, Maria Heloisa Souza Lima Blotta
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilia is a typical finding of the acute/juvenile form of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a systemic mycosis endemic in Latin America. This clinical form is characterized by depressed cellular immune response and production of Th2 cytokines. Moreover, it has been shown that the increased number of eosinophils in peripheral blood of patients returns to normal values after antifungal treatment. However, the role of eosinophils in PCM has never been evaluated. This study aimed to assess the phenotypic and functional characteristics of eosinophils in PCM...
May 10, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489841/-colon-paracoccidioidomycosis-in-a-hospital-from-lima-peru-report-of-4-cases
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Christian Alcántara Figueroa, Rosa Verástegui, Meylin Aphang Lam, Daniel Cáceres Alpaca
Paracoccidioidomycosis is the most prevalent mycosis in South America. Mucocutaneous and lymph node involvement is the most frequent affectation of this disease in our country, with the intestinal commitment rarely reported. We report 4 cases of colonic manifestation with abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. The diagnosis was made with biopsy and Gomori stain. The average age was 29 years old. The colonoscopy showed many ulcers in the ileum distal and colon. We found VIH as comorbidity in one patient...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475515/annular-lichenoid-dermatitis-of-youth-report-of-a-case-with-lichen-planus-like-features
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Anna M Cesinaro
Annular lichenoid dermatitis of youth (ALDY), a dermatosis with peculiar clinical and pathological features, represents still a debated entity, given its similarity, among others, with mycosis fungoides. A case of ALDY in a 50-year-old male patient is reported. Clinically, the patient presented an oval scleroderma-like plaque on the right flank. Histology and immunohistochemistry showed the classic appearance described in ALDY. T-cell receptor rearrangement was absent. Interestingly, a focus consistent with lichen planus was observed...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473676/subcutaneous-mycosis-presenting-as-a-non-healing-left-calf-ulcer-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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A S O Tang, K Y Yong, J Wong, H H Chua, L P Chew
This is a case report of subcutaneous mycosis presenting as a non-healing left calf ulcer in an immunocompromised patient. Traumatic inoculation of the causative agent is the most likely route of infection. The diagnosis requires a detailed history and high clinical suspicion, confirmed by histopathological examination. The management requires a multidisciplinary team approach involving surgeon, pathologist, physician sub-specialised in infectious disease, wound care nursing team as well as social support services...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466385/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-refractory-mycosis-fungoides-mf-and-sezary-syndrome-ss
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Erden Atilla, Pinar Ataca Atilla, Sinem Civriz Bozdag, Meltem Kurt Yuksel, Selami Kocak Toprak, Pervin Topcuoglu, Bengu Nisa Akay, Hatice Sanli, Gunhan Gurman, Muhit Ozcan
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative disorders with different clinical behavior and prognosis in which malignant T cells accumulate in the skin. In the relapsed/refractory stage, treatment strategy varies depending on clinical perspective. We retrospectively evaluated advanced stage relapse or refractory mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) at our hospital. The overall response rate was 25%, while the disease progressed and relapsed after transplant in 38% of patients...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454572/invasive-pulmonary-mucormycosis-rare-presentation-with-pulmonary-eosinophilia
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Taizou Hirano, Mitsuhiro Yamada, Kei Sato, Koji Murakami, Tokiwa Tamai, Yoshiya Mitsuhashi, Tsutomu Tamada, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Naomi Sato, Ryoko Saito, Junya Tominaga, Akira Watanabe, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND: Fungi can cause a variety of infectious diseases, including invasive mycosis and non-invasive mycosis, as well as allergic diseases. The different forms of mycosis usually have been described as mutually exclusive, independent entities, with few descriptions of overlapping cases. Here, we describe the first reported case of a patient with the complication of pulmonary eosinophilia in the course of invasive mucormycosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old Japanese man with asthma-COPD overlap underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm...
April 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448985/total-skin-electron-beam-therapy-as-part-of-multimodal-treatment-strategies-for-primary-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
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Khaled Elsayad, Katharina H Susek, Hans T Eich
Total-skin electron beam therapy (TSEBT) is one of most effective treatments that has been used for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Low-dose TSEBT regimens (10-12 Gy) appear to be an effective alternative to conventional-dose TSEBT (30-36 Gy), yielding short-term remission of cutaneous manifestations with minimal toxicity. TSEBT can be administered to patients any time after a diagnosis of mycosis fungoides (MF). Patients requiring rapid relief from cutaneous lesions or symptoms may particularly benefit from TSEBT as an initial therapy...
2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448099/no-viral-transcripts-associated-with-folliculotropic-mycosis-fungoides-using-a-high-throughput-sequencing-approach
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Aurélie Du-Thanh, Olivier Dereure, Justine Cheval, Marine Dumarest, Liza Al-Shikhley, Céline Girard, Bernard Guillot, Marc Eloit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441652/ultraviolet-a1-phototherapy-in-the-treatment-of-early-mycosis-fungoides
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Esra Adışen, Volkan Tektaş, Funda Erduran, Özlem Erdem, Mehmet Ali Gürer
BACKGROUND: Phototherapy has been the mainstay of therapies for early mycosis fungoides (MF). The beneficial role of ultraviolet (UV) light on MF is suggested by the observation that lesions occur on non-sun-exposed areas. Therapeutic light sources that are available today are broadband UVB, psoralen and UVA, narrowband UVB, and long-wave UV (UVA1). Current literature provides increasing evidence on the use of UVA1 to treat MF. AIM: To investigate the treatment responses of early MF patients treated with fixed 30 J/cm2 doses of UVA1 phototherapy...
April 26, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
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