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Cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis during anti-TNFα therapy

03/2017 The long-term use of novel antipsoriatic systemic biotechnological drugs may increase susceptibility to opportunistic infections. Several cases of visceral leishmaniasis have been reported in immunosuppressed individuals, including those who have been treated with tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) blocking agents. [...]

Radiation-induced lichen sclerosus of the vulva

03/2017 First report in the medical literature

A 67-year-old woman presented with a firm plaque in the perineal region, 16 months after diagnosis of a high-grade basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina and treatment by external beam radiation therapy and vaginal cuff brachytherapy. [...]

Trombiculiasis: not only a matter of animals!

03/2017 Trombiculiasis represents a striking emerging infestation in humans. In fact, modified lifestyles and easy and quick traveling around the globe, together with the altered ecology and habits of the parasite Neotrombicula autumnalis, make this original epizoonosis an extraordinary example of synanthropic dermatosis. [...]

Terra firma-forme dermatosis

03/2017 Terra firma-forme dermatosis (TFFD) belongs to the group of “dirty dermatoses” and represents a not well-known and surely underestimated vexing skin condition. Firstly described by Duncan, Tschen and Knox in 1987, it accounts for a few case series in the literature and has a still undefined aetiology. [...]

Botulinum toxin A and/or soft tissue fillers for facial rehabilitation

03/2017 Botulinum toxin A and soft tissue fillers are cornerstones of facial rejuvenation procedures. They can also be of benefit in facial rehabilitation. We report on three female patients who were treated with botulinum toxin A and/or hyaluronic acid-based fillers, one after orthognathic surgery, two after Bell’s palsy, to correct facial asymmetries and loss of volume to restore facial attractiveness and improve their self-esteem and quality of life. [...]

Global dermatology: challenges and changes?

03/2017 The achievements of contemporary medical science, diagnostics and therapy as well as the global experience gained in recent decades have led to an entirely new era in the understanding and practice of medicine in all its fields worldwide. [...]

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