Pilot study using teledermatology to manage high-need patients with psoriasis

Patient empowerment has been found to be a key factor for achieving improved health outcomes in psoriasis. Telemedicine has revolutionized some aspects of health care delivery by transforming relationships between patients and physicians, shifting the power of consultation so that patients may become more informed and assertive. However, the greater confidence of dermatologists when making the diagnosis [...]

Pilot study using teledermatology to manage high-need patients with psoriasis2019-01-02T18:59:03+01:00

Response to infliximab in SAPHO syndrome

Infliximab has become increasingly important in the treatment of SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) syndrome. There is, however, little experience with this biological agent, and treatment protocols usually follow the regimens for spondylarthropathies. We report a patient with a highly unusual and severe clinical presentation of SAPHO syndrome including widespread bone and skin [...]

Response to infliximab in SAPHO syndrome2019-01-02T18:59:03+01:00

Carbamazepine as the only effective treatment in a 52-year-old man with trigeminal trophic syndrome.

Trigeminal trophic syndrome is a rare condition resulting from self-manipulation of the skin after a peripheral or central injury to the trigeminal system. The syndrome consists of a classic triad of anesthesia, paresthesias, and secondary persistent or recurrent facial ulcerations. The most common causes include destruction of the trigeminal ganglion, rhizotomy, and stroke. We describe [...]

Carbamazepine as the only effective treatment in a 52-year-old man with trigeminal trophic syndrome.2019-01-02T18:59:03+01:00

Giant pilomatricoma.

A 52-year-old man was examined for an ulcerated, rapidly growing reddish nodule. It was 5.5 cm high with an 11 x 6-cm base and located on the left clavicle. The lesion had been present for approximately 7 years, and the patient complained occasional burning and pain. Clinical differential diagnoses included cutaneous lymphoma, sarcoma, squamous cell [...]

Giant pilomatricoma.2019-01-02T18:59:03+01:00

Soft tissue cervicofacial emphysema after dental treatment: report of 2 cases with emphasis on the differential diagnosis of angioedema.

BACKGROUND: The development of soft tissue cervicofacial emphysema after dental treatment is a rare complication, with few descriptions in the dermatologic literature. It is usually restricted to only moderate local swelling. However, spread of larger amounts of air into deeper spaces may sometimes cause serious complications, including airway compromise due to accumulation of air in [...]

Soft tissue cervicofacial emphysema after dental treatment: report of 2 cases with emphasis on the differential diagnosis of angioedema.2019-01-02T18:59:03+01:00

Serum level of VEGF-D in patients with primary lymphedema.

Recent studies have indicated that vascular endothelial growth factor-D (VEGF-D) stimulates lymphangiogenesis in humans. Furthermore, mutations of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 (VEGFR-3) have been observed in families with hereditary lymphedema. The lack of stimulation of lymphangiogenesis could lead to production of even more VEGF-D to obtain stimulation of lymphangiogenesis resulting in a high [...]

Serum level of VEGF-D in patients with primary lymphedema.2019-01-02T18:59:04+01:00