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R Pirmez, B Duque-Estrada, A Donati, G Campos-do-Carmo, N S Valente, R Romiti, C T Sodré, A Tosti
Coexistence of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and lichen planus pigmentosus (LPPigm), an uncommon macular variant of lichen planus, was first reported by Dlova in 2013 in South African patients.(1) In this paper, we report 37 patients with such an association, describe clinical and dermoscopic features of facial LPPigm, and further compare our findings with previously published data. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 28, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Wedad Z Mostafa, Rehab A Hegazy
The "sunshine" vitamin is a hot topic that attracted ample attention over the past decades, specially that a considerable proportion of the worldwide population are deficient in this essential nutrient. Vitamin D was primarily acknowledged for its importance in bone formation, however; increasing evidence point to its interference with the proper function of nearly every tissue in our bodies including brain, heart, muscles, immune system and skin. Thereby its deficiency has been incriminated in a long panel of diseases including cancers, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular and neurological disorders...
November 2015: Journal of Advanced Research
Elise A Olsen, Emilia Hodak, Thomas Anderson, Joi B Carter, Marsha Henderson, Kevin Cooper, Henry W Lim
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet light (UVL) is a long established treatment for mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS), subtypes of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Treatments have traditionally included broadband, narrowband ultraviolet B light (UVB) and psoralen plus ultraviolet A light photochemotherapy (PUVA), but more recently, treatment options have expanded to include UVA1 and excimer laser. UVL is used either as monotherapy or as an adjuvant to systemic therapy, demonstrating efficacy in many cases that equal or surpass systemic medications...
January 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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