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An. bras. dermatol ; 95(3): 320-325, May-June 2020. tab
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS | ID: biblio-1130890

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Abstract Background: Higher skin pH in atopic dermatitis contributes to impaired epidermal barrier. A moisturizer compatible with physiological pH could improve atopic dermatitis. Objective: To determine the effect of a physiologically compatible pH moisturizer in atopic dermatitis. Methods: A randomized half body, double blind, controlled trial involving patients with stable atopic dermatitis was performed. pH-modified moisturizer and standard moisturizer were applied to half body for 6 weeks. Results: A total of 6 (16.7%) males and 30 (83.3%) females participated. Skin pH reductions from week 0, week 2 and 6 were significant at the forearms (5.315 [0.98] to 4.85 [0.54] to 5.04 [0.78], p = 0.02) and abdomen (5.25 [1.01], 4.82 [0.64], 5.01 [0.59], p = 0.00) but not at the shins (5.01 [0.80], 4.76 [0.49], 4.85 [0.79], p = 0.09) with pH-modified moisturizer. Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) at the forearms decreased (4.60 [2.55] to 3.70 [3.10] to 3.00 [3.55], p = 0.00), abdomen (3.90 [2.90] to 2.40 [3.45] to 2.70 [2.25], p = 0.046). SCORAD improved from 14.1 ± 12.75 to 10.5 ± 13.25 to 7 ± 12.25, p = 0.00. In standard moisturizer group, pH reductions were significant at the forearms (5.29 [0.94] to 4.84 [0.55] to 5.02 [0.70], p = 0.00) and abdomen (5.25 [1.09], 4.91 [0.63], 5.12 [0.66], p = 0.00). TEWL at the forearm were (4.80 [2.95], 4.10 [2.15], 4.60 [3.40], p = 0.67), shins (3.80 [1.40], 3.50 [2.35], 4.00 [2.50], p = 0.91) and abdomen (3.70 [2.45], 4.10 [3.60], 3.40 [2.95], p = 0.80). SCORAD improved from 14.2 ± 9.1 to 10.9 ± 10.65 to 10.5 ± 11, p = 0.00. Reduction in pH was observed with both moisturizers while TEWL significantly improved with pH-modified moisturizer. pH-modified moisturizer resulted in greater pH, TEWL and SCORAD improvements however the differences were not significant from standard moisturizer. Study limitation: Skin hydration was not evaluated. Conclusion: Moisturization is beneficial for atopic dermatitis; use of physiologically compatible pH moisturizer is promising.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Dermatitis, Atopic/drug therapy , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/chemistry , Skin Cream/therapeutic use , Skin Cream/chemistry , Reference Values , Time Factors , Severity of Illness Index , Double-Blind Method , Treatment Outcome , Statistics, Nonparametric , Epidermis/drug effects , Epidermis/chemistry , Hydrogen-Ion Concentration , Middle Aged
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Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) ; 86(1): 99-104, Jan.-Feb. 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089377

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Abstract Introduction Isotretinoin (13 cis-retinoic acid) is the most effective treatment for acne vulgaris and is the only treatment option that can provide either remission or a permanent cure. Objective The aim of this study was to use both subjective and objective methods to assess the nasal complaints of patients with severe acne who received oral isotretinoin therapy. Methods Fifty-four subjects were enrolled in the study. All the subjects were assessed with subjective (NOSE and VAS questionnaires) and objective (rhinomanometry and saccharine) tests to determine the severity of their nasal complaints. Results The mean severity scores (min: 0; max: 100) for nasal dryness/crusting and epistaxis were 0.47 ± 1.48 (0-5); 0.35 ± 1.30 (0-5) at admission, 3.57 ± 4.45 (0-10); 2.26 ± 4.71 (0-20) at the first month, and 4.28 ± 6 (0-20); 2.26 ± 4.71 (0-20) at the third month of the treatment respectively. Total nasal resistance of 0.195 ± 0.079 (0.12-0.56) Pa/cm3/s at admission, 0.21 ± 0.084 (0.12-0.54) Pa/cm3/s at the first month, and 0.216 ± 0.081 (0.14-0.54) Pa/cm3/s at the third month. Conclusion Oral isotretinoin therapy can cause the complaint of nasal obstruction. In addition, nasal complaints, such as dryness/crusting and epistaxis, significantly increase in patients during the therapy schedule.


Resumo Introdução A isotretinoína (ácido-13 cis-retinóico) é o tratamento por via oral mais eficaz para acne vulgar e é a única opção de tratamento que pode produzir remissão ou cura permanente. Objetivo Usar métodos subjetivos e objetivos para avaliar as queixas nasais de pacientes com acne grave que receberam terapia com isotretinoína oral. Método Foram incluídos no estudo 54 indivíduos. Todos os indivíduos foram avaliados por meio de testes subjetivos (questionários NOSE e escala EVA) e objetivos (rinomanometria e teste de sacarina) para determinar a gravidade de suas queixas nasais. Resultados Os escores médios de gravidade (min: 0; max: 100) para ressecamento/crostas e epistaxe nasal foram de 0,47 ± 1,48 (0-5); 0,35 ± 1,30 (0-5) no início, 3,57 ± 4,45 (0-10); 2,26 ± 4,71 (0-20) no primeiro mês e 4,28 ± 6 (0-20); 2,26 ± 4,71 (0-20) no terceiro mês do tratamento, respectivamente. A resistência nasal total foi de 0,195 ± 0,079 (0,12 a 0,56) Pa/cm3/s no início, 0,21 ± 0,084 (0,12 a 0,54) Pa/cm3/s no primeiro mês e 0,216 ± 0,081 (0,14 a 0,54) Pa/cm3/s no terceiro mês. Conclusão A terapia com isotretinoína por via oral pode resultar em queixa de obstrução nasal. Além disso, queixas nasais, tais como ressecamento/formação de crostas e epistaxe, aumentam significativamente nos pacientes durante o esquema terapêutico.


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Humans , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Isotretinoin/pharmacology , Dermatologic Agents/pharmacology , Nasal Cavity/drug effects , Saccharin , Sweetening Agents , Severity of Illness Index , Isotretinoin/adverse effects , Isotretinoin/therapeutic use , Nasal Obstruction/diagnosis , Nasal Obstruction/etiology , Epistaxis/etiology , Prospective Studies , Surveys and Questionnaires , Acne Vulgaris/drug therapy , Rhinomanometry , Dermatologic Agents/adverse effects , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Symptom Assessment
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An. bras. dermatol ; 95(1): 57-62, Jan.-Feb. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1088735

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Abstract Background: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown cause that is characterized by the presence of granulomas in various organs. Cutaneous involvement is common and the reported incidence has varied from 9% to 37%. Studies on cutaneous sarcoidosis in Brazil are lacking. Objectives: To describe the clinical and epidemiological aspects of patients with cutaneous sarcoidosis diagnosed at the Department of Dermatology of the University of São Paulo, from May 1994 to March 2018. Methods: Clinical data of patients with confirmed cutaneous sarcoidosis were retrospectively reviewed and classified according to gender, ethnicity, age at diagnosis, cutaneous presentation, systemic involvement and treatment. Results: Cutaneous sarcoidosis was diagnosed in 72 patients with a female predominance (74%). The mean age at diagnosis was 49.6 years and most of the patients were white (61%). Papules and plaques were the most common lesions. Systemic sarcoidosis was detected in 81% of patients, affecting mainly the lungs and thoracic lymph nodes (97%). Typically, cutaneous lesions were the first manifestation (74%). Systemic therapy was necessary for 72% of patients; the dermatologist managed many of these cases. Oral glucocorticoids were the most commonly used systemic medication (92%). The mean number of systemic drugs used was 1.98 per patient. Limitations: Insufficient data in medical records. Conclusions: This series highlights the dermatologist role in recognizing and diagnosing cutaneous sarcoidosis, evaluating patients for systemic disease involvement and treating the skin manifestations. Cutaneous sarcoidosis was once considered exceedingly infrequent in Brazil in comparison to infectious granulomatous diseases; however, the present series seems to suggest that the disease is not so rare in this region.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Aged , Sarcoidosis/epidemiology , Skin Diseases/epidemiology , Tertiary Care Centers/statistics & numerical data , Sarcoidosis/pathology , Sarcoidosis/drug therapy , Skin Diseases/pathology , Skin Diseases/drug therapy , Administration, Cutaneous , Brazil/epidemiology , Incidence , Retrospective Studies , Sex Distribution , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Glucocorticoids/therapeutic use , Middle Aged
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An. bras. dermatol ; 95(1): 63-66, Jan.-Feb. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1088728

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Abstract Topical use of immune response modifiers, such as imiquimod, has increased in dermatology. Although its topical use is well tolerated, it may be associated with exacerbations of generalized cutaneous inflammatory diseases, possibly through the systemic circulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. This report describes a case of development of pityriasis rubra pilaris, a rare erythematous-papulosquamous dermatosis, in a woman aged 60 years during treatment with imiquimod 5% cream for actinic keratosis. It evolved with erythrodermic conditions and palmoplantar keratoderma, presenting progressive clinical resolution after the introduction of methotrexate. The authors emphasize the importance of recognizing possible systemic reactions associated with the topical use of imiquimod.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris/chemically induced , Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris/pathology , Keratosis, Actinic/drug therapy , Imiquimod/adverse effects , Antineoplastic Agents/adverse effects , Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris/drug therapy , Biopsy , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Treatment Outcome , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Middle Aged
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Dermatol. argent ; 26(1): 11-16, 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1146357

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Introducción: La hemiatrofia facial progresiva (HFP) o síndrome de Parry-Romberg y la morfea en golpe de sable (MGS) forman parte de las morfeas lineales cefálicas. Son enfermedades inflamatorias crónicas de la piel y tejidos subyacentes, que se caracterizan por esclerosis y atrofia cutánea. Objetivos: Describir las características clínicas, manifestaciones asociadas, histología, laboratorio, estudios complementarios y tratamientos instaurados. Diseño: Estudio retrospectivo descriptivo. Materiales y métodos: Se revisaron las historias clínicas de pacientes con morfea evaluados en el Sector Colagenopatías desde julio de 2010 hasta diciembre de 2016. Resultados: De 56 pacientes, 11 cumplieron con los criterios de inclusión, 7 con diagnóstico de HFP, 2 con MGS y 2 con ambas patologías. El 64% fueron mujeres. Las manifestaciones extracutáneas se presentaron en el 64% de los casos. El tratamiento utilizado en todos los pacientes fue el metotrexato, asociado o no, al uso de corticosteroides sistémicos. Conclusiones: La mayoría de nuestros resultados concuerdan con la bibliografía consultada, excepto las manifestaciones asociadas. Destacamos el tratamiento asociado de metotrexato y pulsos de corticosteroides intravenosos con resultados satisfactorios y bien tolerado. (AU)


Introduction: Progressive facial hemiatrophy (PFH) or Parry-Romberg Syndrome and morphea en coup de sabre are cephalic linear morpheas. They are chronics inflammatories diseases of the skin and underlying tissues, characterized by cutaneous atrophy and sclerosis. Objectives: To describe clinical features, associated extracutaneous manifestations, histological and laboratory findings, imaging and diagnostic modalities and treatments established in patients with diagnosis of HFP, MGS, or both, evaluated in our Department. Design: Retrospective descriptive study. Materials and methods: We included medical histories of patients diagnosed with morphea evaluated in Collagenopathy Sector from July 2010 up to December 2016. Results: Of 56 patients, 11 met the inclusion criteria, 7 with diagnosis of PFH, 2 with morphea en coup de sabre and 2 with both pathologies. 64% were women. 64% showed extracutaneous manifestations. The treatment used in all of the patients was methotrexate, associated or not, with the use of systemic corticosteroids. Conclusions: Most of our results agree with the bibliography consulted, with the exception of the associated manifestations. We emphasize the associated treatment of methotrexate and intravenous corticosteroid pulses with satisfactory results and well tolerated. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Scleroderma, Localized/diagnosis , Facial Hemiatrophy/diagnosis , Scleroderma, Localized/complications , Scleroderma, Localized/drug therapy , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Retrospective Studies , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Facial Hemiatrophy/complications , Facial Hemiatrophy/drug therapy
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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(6): 713-716, Nov.-Dec. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1054898

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Abstract Hyperzincemia and hypercalprotectinemia is a rare inflammatory disease caused by a mutation in the PSTPIP1 gene, with a dysregulation of calprotectin metabolism. Calprotectin is a zinc-binding protein with antimicrobial properties and pro-inflammatory action. The authors report the case of a 20 year-old girl with cutaneous ulcers comparable with pyoderma gangrenosum, growth failure and chronic anemia, who was given the diagnosis of hyperzincemia and hypercalprotectinemia. Measurement of serum zinc and calprotectin concentrations are indicated in these cases.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Young Adult , Pyoderma Gangrenosum/pathology , Metal Metabolism, Inborn Errors/pathology , Zinc/blood , Prednisolone/therapeutic use , Treatment Outcome , Cyclosporine/therapeutic use , Leukocyte L1 Antigen Complex/blood , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Glucocorticoids/therapeutic use , Metal Metabolism, Inborn Errors/drug therapy
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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(6): 717-720, Nov.-Dec. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1054891

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Abstract Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot and Carteaud is a rare dermatosis with onset during puberty, more prevalent in females than in males. The pathogenesis is unknown, but some theories suggest either a keratinization or endocrine disorder. The lesions are verrucous, brownish, hyperkeratotic papules or spots that coalesce in a confluent and/or reticulated pattern. This report presents a case with extensive cutaneous involvement associated with acanthosis nigricans and good response to treatment with methotrexate.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adolescent , Papilloma/pathology , Papilloma/drug therapy , Skin Neoplasms/pathology , Skin Neoplasms/drug therapy , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Biopsy , Treatment Outcome , Erythema/pathology
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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(3): 313-319, May-June 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011106

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Abstract: Background: Actinic keratosis (AK) represents a risk of progression to squamous cell carcinoma. Ingenol mebutate gel is a novel therapeutic option for field-directed treatment. Objectives: To evaluate the safety, tolerability and patients' perspectives, related to the therapeutic success of managing AKs on the face and scalp with ingenol mebutate gel in Brazilian individuals. Methods: This was an observational, retrospective and descriptive study of 68 areas of actinic keratosis on the face and scalp treated with Ingenol mebutate gel involving a total of 37 patients. The drug was applied for three consecutive days on an area of of 25 cm2 and documentation was performed on baseline and days 4, 8, 15, 60 and 180. On day 4, the composite local skin reaction score was calculated. At the end, a questionnaire was applied to evaluate patients' perspectives about the treatment. Results: Adherence was 100%, no serious adverse events were recorded and the mean composite local skin reaction score (standard deviation) was 8.61±4.22. The treatment was considered optimum by 75.68% of the patients. Study limitations: Calculation of composite local skin reaction score performed only on the fourth day. Conclusions: Treatment with ingenol mebutate gel was considered safe and tolerable in Brazilian subjects. Patients had a maximum adherence rate and a great improvement in self-esteem. The results of this research reproduce the findings of the literature.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Diterpenes/therapeutic use , Keratosis, Actinic/drug therapy , Gels/therapeutic use , Scalp Dermatoses/drug therapy , Administration, Cutaneous , Brazil , Surveys and Questionnaires , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , Facial Dermatoses/drug therapy
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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(2,supl.1): 76-107, Mar.-Apr. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011088

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Abstract: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects 1.3% of the Brazilian population. The most common clinical manifestations are erythematous, scaling lesions that affect both genders and can occur on any anatomical site, preferentially involving the knees, elbows, scalp and genitals. Besides the impact on the quality of life, the systemic nature of the disease makes psoriasis an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, especially in young patients with severe disease. By an initiative of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, dermatologists with renowned clinical experience in the management of psoriasis were invited to form a work group that, in a partnership with the Brazilian Medical Association, dedicated themselves to create the Plaque Psoriasis Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines. The relevant issues for the diagnosis (evaluation of severity and comorbidities) and treatment of plaque psoriasis were defined. The issues generated a search strategy in the Medline-PubMed database up to July 2018. Subsequently, the answers to the questions of the recommendations were devised, and each reference selected presented the respective level of recommendation and strength of scientific evidence. The final recommendations for making up the final text were worded by the coordinators.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Psoriasis/diagnosis , Psoriasis/therapy , Phototherapy/methods , Psoriasis/epidemiology , Societies, Medical , Time Factors , Vitamin D/analysis , Severity of Illness Index , Brazil , Comorbidity , Anthralin/therapeutic use , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Cyclosporine/therapeutic use , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Dermatology , Drug Combinations , Calcineurin Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Antibodies, Monoclonal/therapeutic use
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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(2): 224-226, Mar.-Apr. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1001141

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Abstract Psoriasis has been associated with various autoimmune diseases, however, its relation to bullous diseases is infrequent. Of these, bullous pemphigoid appears as the main associated entity, even though both conditions differ considerably in demographic and clinical aspects. We report the case of a 42-year-old female patient, with long-standing psoriasis who consulted due to the exacerbation of psoriatic plaques associated with generalized bullous lesions on the skin and oral mucosa, with one-week duration. With clinical signs and histopathological findings compatible with bullous pemphigoid associated with psoriasis, we decided to treat her with methotrexate 10mg a week. The patient had an excellent response after two months of treatment.


Subject(s)
Humans , Adult , Psoriasis/drug therapy , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Pemphigoid, Bullous/drug therapy , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Psoriasis/complications , Psoriasis/diagnosis , Pemphigoid, Bullous/complications , Pemphigoid, Bullous/diagnosis , Treatment Outcome , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Direct
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An. bras. dermatol ; 94(1): 62-75, Jan.-Feb. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983728

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Abstract: Background: Acne in women is often associated with anxiety and depression, and may persist from adolescence as well as manifest for the first time in adulthood. Genetic and hormonal factors contribute to its etiopathogenesis, and maintenance treatment is required, usually for years, due to its clinical evolution. Objective: To develop a guide for the clinical practice of adult female acne. Methods: A team of five experts with extensive experience in acne conducted a literature review of the main scientific evidence and met to discuss the best practices and personal experiences to develop a guide containing recommendations for the clinical practice of adult female acne. Results: The group of specialists reached consensus on the main guidelines for clinical practice, providing detailed recommendations on clinical picture, etiopathogenesis, laboratory investigation and treatment of adult female acne. Conclusion: Different from teenage acne, adult female acne presents some characteristics and multiple etiopathogenic factors that make its management more complex. This guide provides recommendations for best clinical practices and therapeutic decisions. However, the authors consider that additional studies are needed in order to provide more evidence for adult female acne to be better understood.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adult , Acne Vulgaris/etiology , Acne Vulgaris/drug therapy , Quality of Life , Sebum , Risk Factors , Practice Guidelines as Topic , Consensus , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Androgens , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Rev. chil. dermatol ; 35(1): 18-21, 2019. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1103304

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La mastitis granulomatosa idiopática (IGM, por sus siglas en inglés) es una afección inflamatoria crónica infrecuente y benigna de los senos. Puede simular tres trastornos mamarios muy frecuentes: carcinoma de mama, mastitis y absceso mamario. La IGM se presenta típicamente como una masa mamaria unilateral y dolorosa. La etiología de la IGM no está bien definida, pero se ha propuesto que podría ser una reacción inmune localizada del tejido mamario.El diagnostico de IGM recurrente es complejo porque los hallazgos clínicos y radiológicos no son específicos, por lo que el estudio histopatológico es crucial. El cáncer de mama, la inflamación gra-nulomatosa infecciosa y no infecciosa deben des-cartarse. El tratamiento de la IGM es controver-tido, e incluye vigilancia estrecha, medicamentos inmunosupresores, antibióticos si hay evidencia de infección y escisión quirúrgica. Presentamos un caso de IGM recurrente tratada con dapsona, con buena respuesta a tratamiento, demostrando que este fármaco podría ser una buena alternativa terapéutica debido a su efecto inmunomodulador, antiinflamatorio y ahorrador de esteroides.


Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is an uncommon, non-malignant, chronic inflamma-tory breast condition. It can mimic three very fre-quent breast disorders: breast carcinoma, mastitis and breast abscess. IGM typically presents as a unilateral and painful breast mass. The etiology of IGM is not well defined, but it has been pro-posed that it could be localized immune reaction to breast tissue. The diagnosis of recurrent IGM is complex be-cause clinical and radiological findings are nons-pecific, therefore histopathologic evaluation is crucial. Breast cancer and infectious and nonin-fectious granulomatous inflammation should be discarded. Treatment of IGM is controversial, including close monitoring, immunosuppressive drugs, antibiotics if there is infection evidence and surgical excision. This is a case report of recurrent IGM treated with Dapsone, with good response to treatment, showing that this drug could be a good therapeutic alternative due to its immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory and steroid sparing.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Dapsone/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Granulomatous Mastitis/drug therapy , Recurrence , Granulomatous Mastitis/diagnosis
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An. bras. dermatol ; 93(1): 104-107, Jan.-Feb. 2018.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-887163

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Abstract: Atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin disease. New understanding in disease pathogenesis has led to a considerable number of promising new drugs in development. New topical agents can be especially helpful for children, providing an alternative to the need for chronic topical corticosteroid use. While many patients with mild or moderate disease can be managed with topical treatments, there are unmet needs for recalcitrant and severe cases. New and developing therapies hold promise for real advances in management of this complex disease.


Subject(s)
Humans , Dermatitis, Atopic/drug therapy , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Thalidomide/analogs & derivatives , Thalidomide/therapeutic use , Administration, Cutaneous , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized/therapeutic use , Antibodies, Monoclonal/therapeutic use
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An. bras. dermatol ; 93(1): 116-118, Jan.-Feb. 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-887165

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Abstract: Subcorneal pustular dermatosis is a rare pustular eruption which occurs mainly in middle-aged women and rarely during childhood. We report a case of a 15-year-old female with a 4-year history of pustular lesions on the proximal region of the upper limbs with subsequent impairment of the trunk. Physical examination revealed small pustules distributed on the trunk and proximal region of the limbs. Histopathology showed a subcorneal pustule and direct immunofluorescence for IgA, IgM, IgG and fibrinogen was negative, confirming the diagnosis of subcorneal pustular dermatosis. The patient was treated with dapsone with good clinical response after one month. Subcorneal pustular dermatosis is a rare condition and there are only isolated cases reported in the literature in pediatric patients. Thus, we discuss the main clinical aspects and treatment response of this condition during childhood.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adolescent , Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous/drug therapy , Dapsone/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Bilirubin/blood , Hemoglobins/analysis , Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous/diagnosis , Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous/pathology
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An. bras. dermatol ; 93(1): 119-121, Jan.-Feb. 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-887141

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Abstract: Panniculitis is a rare clinical finding in dermatomyositis, with less than 30 cases reported and there is only one case associated with the amyopathic subtype described in the literature. The present report describes a 49-year-old female patient that one year after being diagnosed with amyopathic dermatomyositis, presented indurated, painful, erythematous to violaceous nodules located on the upper limbs, thighs and gluteal region. Skin biopsy revealed lobular panniculitis with a lymphocytic infiltrate. The patient was treated with prednisone and methotrexate, but remained unresponsive to treatment.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Prednisone/therapeutic use , Panniculitis/drug therapy , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Dermatomyositis/drug therapy , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic use , Panniculitis/pathology , Treatment Failure , Dermatomyositis/pathology
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Medwave ; 18(2): e7173, 2018.
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-912143

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INTRODUCCIÓN: La artritis psoriásica es una artritis inflamatoria sin una clara etiología, con el tratamiento biológico como un pilar fundamental en pacientes más complejos. Existen varias alternativas para tratamiento biológico, debido a su alto costo, es importante evaluar la real efectividad de estos para un buen tratamiento. MÉTODOS: Para responder esta pregunta utilizamos Epistemonikos, la mayor base de datos de revisiones sistemáticas en salud a nivel mundial, la cual es mantenida mediante búsquedas en múltiples fuentes de información, incluyendo MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, entre otras. Extrajimos los datos desde las revisiones identificadas, reanalizamos los datos de los estudios primarios, realizamos un metanálisis y preparamos una tabla de resumen de los resultados utilizando el método GRADE. RESULTADOS Y CONCLUSIONES: Identificamos 12 revisiones sistemáticas que en conjunto incluyen tres ensayos aleatorizados. Concluimos que el ustekinumab logra una mejoría clínica en pacientes con psoriasis, y probablemente no se asocia a efectos adversos graves.


INTRODUCTION: Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis without a clear etiology. Biological therapy is key for its treatment, especially in more complex patients. There are several alternatives for biological treatment, but due to its high cost, it is important to evaluate their real effectiveness. METHODS: To answer this question we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others. We extracted data from the systematic reviews, reanalyzed data of primary studies, conducted a meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: We identified 12 systematic reviews including three randomized trials overall. We concluded ustekinumab leads to clinical improvement in psoriatic arthritis, and probably is not associated to severe adverse effects.


Subject(s)
Humans , Arthritis, Psoriatic/drug therapy , Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use , Ustekinumab/therapeutic use , Arthritis, Psoriatic/physiopathology , Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic , Databases, Factual , Treatment Outcome , Dermatologic Agents/adverse effects , Ustekinumab/adverse effects
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