Differential Diagnosis of Erythroderma in Adults

  • June 2, 2013

K. Semkova, J. Kazandjieva, S. Marina Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University – Sofia Erythroderma is a reactive, inflammatory skin disorder which could result from almost all inflammatory, some infectious and some malignant diseases. In adults, the commonest causes for erythroderma are psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and drug reactions. Rarer causes include [...]

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The Role of the Epidermal Barrier in the Development of Skin Irritation and Sensitization

  • June 2, 2013

R. Darlenski, N. Tsankov Department of Dermatology and Venereology – Tokuda Hospital, Sofia The intact epidermal barrier accomplishes a competent defense against potential irritants and allergens originating from the surrounding environment. Skin barrier impairment facilitates the penetration of exogenous agents and thus plays an important role in the development of skin irritation and sensitization. In [...]

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Dyshidrotic Eczema

  • June 2, 2013

M. Gergovska¹, R. Darlenski², J. Kazandjieva¹ ¹Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Faculty, Medical University – Sofia ²Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Tokuda Hospital – Sofia Dyshidrotic eczema is one of the most common skin conditions and is a reccurent or chronic relapsing form of vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis of unknown etiology, which is belived to [...]

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Assessment of the Quality of Life of Patients with Primary Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

  • June 2, 2013

V. Mateeva, M. Kadurina Department of Dermatovenereology and Allergology – Military Medical Academy, Sofia The aim of this study is to assess the quality of life of patients with primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) and to assess the influence of the sex, age, stage of disease, time from appearance of the symptoms and time from [...]

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Challenges of Post-operative Facial Symmetry with Plastic Closure of Skin Defects

  • June 2, 2013

V. Vassilev Unit of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Military Medical Academy, Sofia Reconstruction of skin defects of the head and neck requires full commitment of the plastic surgeon and detailed planning when choosing surgical method. Techniques which can be extremely useful for one region of the face may not be applicable to other neighboring [...]

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Contraindications for the Use of Aesthetic Procedures in Different Skin Diseases

  • June 2, 2013

B. Kamoona, J. Kazandjieva Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University, Alexandrovska University Hospital – Sofia The skin diseases contraindicated for aesthetic procedures could be divided in three groups: 1. Skin diseases contraindicated for every aesthetic approach. 2. Skin diseases with contraindication for one or more aesthetic procedures. 3. Skin diseases with controversial relation to [...]

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Classification of Erysipelas: Literary Reference and Data from Our Own Studies

  • June 2, 2013

I. Yungareva¹, V. Nikolov², S. Marina¹ ¹Department of Dermatology and Venereology – Faculty of Medicine, Sofia ²Department of Infectious Diseases with Epidemiology and Dermatovenereology – Ternopil State Medical University, Ukraine Erysipelas is а common, acute, super?cial, dermal-hypodermal infection and the most frequent pathogen is ?-haemolytic streptococci group A, less so by group B, G or C [...]

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Papulosis Atrophicans Maligna – Clinical Case with Review in the Literature

  • June 2, 2013

M. Kadurina, V. Mateeva, A. Shishkova, Z. Tsvetanova, A. Jordanova Department of Dermatovenereology and Allergology – Military Medical Academy, Sofia Papulosis atrophicans maligna is an uncommon thrombo-occlusive vasculopathy that involve small calibre vessels predominantly of the skin, gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system.There are two clinical forms of the disease: with affecting only the skin [...]

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Graham Little-Piccardi-Lasseur syndrome

  • June 2, 2013

B. Kamoona, D. Serafimova, V. Broshtilova, K. Drenovska, O. Bello, J. Kazandjieva, S. Marina Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Faculty, Medical University – Sofia Graham Little-Piccardi-Lasseur syndrome is a rare lichenoid dermatosis defined by the triad of multifocal cicatricial alopecia of the scalp, noncicatricial alopecia of the axillae and groin, and a follicular lichen [...]

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A Case of Sarcoma Kaposi Classic Type

  • June 2, 2013

G. Mateev¹, V. Mateeva² ¹Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Alexandrovska Hospital – Sofia ²Department of Dermatovenerology and Allergology, Military Medical Academy – Sofia Sarcoma Kaposi (SK) is a multifocal vascular neoplasia with for major clinical variants: classic SK, African or endemic SK due to iatrogenic immunosuppression and AIDS-related or epidemic SK. Cutaneous lesions vary from [...]

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