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See detailFungal skin infections in organ transplant recipients.
QUATRESOOZ, Pascale ULiege

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See detailHistopatholgy and physiopathology of cellulitis
QUATRESOOZ, Pascale ULiege

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See detailHistometric assessment of psoriatic plaques treated by vitamin D3 derivatives.
Uhoda, Isabelle; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULiege et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2003), 206(4), 366-9

BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an immunogenetic disorder. Factor XIIIa+ dermal dendrocytes (DD) are part of the pathobiological changes in the plaque type of the disease. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an immunogenetic disorder. Factor XIIIa+ dermal dendrocytes (DD) are part of the pathobiological changes in the plaque type of the disease. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at comparing the effect of 3 vitamin D(3) derivatives on the epidermis, microvasculature and DD in psoriasis. METHOD: Twenty men suffering from chronic plaques of psoriasis on the trunk were enrolled in this study. They applied twice a day for 3 weeks calcipotriol, tacalcitol and calcitriol, each to one plaque. Another similar lesion received petrolatum as a placebo treatment. Skin biopsies were taken at entry and at completion of the 3-week treatment phase. Immunohistochemistry was performed using the lectin of Ulex europaeus and an antibody to factor XIIIa. Computerized image analysis served to measure the stratum Malpighii area, the microvasculature area and the DD numerical density in the papillary dermis. RESULTS: At entry in the study, the 4 test sites were indistinguishable with regard to the stratum Malpighii area, the papillary microvasculature area and the papillary DD density. The 3 histometric parameters appeared correlated with each other. At completion of the 3-week treatment phase, the 3 vitamin D derivatives had decreased the size of the stratum Malpighii. In addition, calcitriol had also reduced the DD density in the papillary dermis. No other significant changes were yielded. CONCLUSION: As assessed by histometry, the psoriatic epidermis responded to a short treatment using the 3 vitamin D derivatives. The better result compared to the control site was achieved by calcitriol. DD appeared to be most controlled by the same drug. The microvasculature did not appear to be decreased at the 3-week time point in treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailLa peau de l'acromégale.
Hermanns-Lê, Trinh ULiege; QUATRESOOZ, Pascale ULiege; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULiege et al

in Dermatologie Actualité (2003), 75

L'acromégalie est l'expression clinique d'une hypersécrétion chronique de l'hormone de croissance dont la source est, dans la plupart des cas, un adénome hypophysaire. Son diagnostic est souvent posé ... [more ▼]

L'acromégalie est l'expression clinique d'une hypersécrétion chronique de l'hormone de croissance dont la source est, dans la plupart des cas, un adénome hypophysaire. Son diagnostic est souvent posé tardivement, car les signes cliniques se développent de façon insidieuse. [less ▲]

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See detailOnychomycosis under the microscope
PIERARD, Gérald ULiege; ARRESE ESTRADA, Jorge ULiege; PIERARD-FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULiege et al

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See detailImiquimod-responsive basal cell carcinomas and factor XIIIa-enriched dendrocytes.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Pierard, Gérald ULiege

in Clinical & Experimental Dermatology (2003), 28 Suppl 1

Dermal dendrocytes (DDs) are dendritic cells that exhibit immunoreactivity for factor XIIIa, and are frequently found in conjunction with basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). Imiquimod was applied to 12 ... [more ▼]

Dermal dendrocytes (DDs) are dendritic cells that exhibit immunoreactivity for factor XIIIa, and are frequently found in conjunction with basal cell carcinomas (BCCs). Imiquimod was applied to 12 superficial BCCs every 3 days for 8 weeks. One week after completion of treatment, seven lesions appeared to have resolved, while five displayed evidence of residual BCC. Prior to initiation of treatment, the seven imiquimod-responsive BCCs were surrounded by numerous DDs, whereas the five imiquimod-resistant BCCs had fewer DDs next to them at the time of entry into the study. It appears that the pretreatment density in DDs may affect the efficacy of imiquimod in eradicating skin tumours. [less ▲]

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See detailChromomycose autochtone chez une patiente immunodéprimée.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Dethier, F.; Pierard, Gérald ULiege

in Dermatologie Actualité (2003), 74

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See detailLe médicament du mois Le voriconazole (Vfend).
Pierard, Gérald ULiege; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULiege; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(5), 351-5

Invasive fungal infections are a rare but important cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with severely compromised host defenses. Despite considerable advances in antifungal therapies over the ... [more ▼]

Invasive fungal infections are a rare but important cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with severely compromised host defenses. Despite considerable advances in antifungal therapies over the past years, invasive mycoses remain a stubborn and dramatic problem. Voriconazole is a new triazole antifungal agent which confers a relative survival benefit in fluconazole-resistant invasive candidiasis, and in invasive aspergillosis, fusariosis and Scedosporium infections as well. [less ▲]

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See detailLes onychomycoses--echec et mat?
Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULiege; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Pierard, Claudine ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(9), 559-62

According to individuals, onychomycoses or their treatments can be held in check. Some of the "promises" sometimes offered by pharmaceutical companies are not fully kept and hopes of cure may remain wild ... [more ▼]

According to individuals, onychomycoses or their treatments can be held in check. Some of the "promises" sometimes offered by pharmaceutical companies are not fully kept and hopes of cure may remain wild. Some special therapeutic strategies should be employed in case of recalcitrant or recurrent onychomycosis. [less ▲]

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See detailProtothécose cutanée chez deux adultes de retour d'Extrême Orient.
Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULiege; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Franchimont, Claudine ULiege et al

in Dermatologie Actualité (2003), 77

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See detailHistomycologie unguéale
Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULiege; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Franchimont, Claudine ULiege et al

in Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie (2003), 130

The diversity of onychomycoses is large when the disease is scrutinized using traditional, fluorescence or confocal microscopy. Histomycology is a non-invasive assessment performed on nail clippings. The ... [more ▼]

The diversity of onychomycoses is large when the disease is scrutinized using traditional, fluorescence or confocal microscopy. Histomycology is a non-invasive assessment performed on nail clippings. The location of and the density in fungal cells is variable. In some instances, these aspects remain clinically unsuspected. In vivo confocal microscopy can bring the same information. Computerized image analysis of histological sections is the most performant means for quantifying the fungal load. Immunohistochemistry brings information about the identity of the fungus or the association of different fungi present in the nail plate. Mixed infections may be unifocal or located at different levels in the nail apparatus. The viability of fungi as assessed by vital stains can be assessed under the microscope and quantified by flow cytometry. The different facets of nail histomycology are complementary and shed some light on aspects sometimes unsuspected of onychomycoses. [less ▲]

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See detailSynopsis des dermatomycoses invasives chez l'immunodéprimé.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULiege; Pierard, Gérald ULiege

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(11), 690-4

The immune system plays a prominent role in the defense against a wide variety of pathogen fungi. Thus, the immunocompromised patient becomes a potential victim of mycoses originating from the skin. These ... [more ▼]

The immune system plays a prominent role in the defense against a wide variety of pathogen fungi. Thus, the immunocompromised patient becomes a potential victim of mycoses originating from the skin. These mycoses may become invasive and a fatal issue is possible. In other circumstances, the inoculation site is pulmonary or digestive, and the cutaneous lesions represent secondary localizations. [less ▲]

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See detailLe pimecrolimus topique (Elidel).
Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Fumal, I.; Pierard, Claudine ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(3), 168-71

Pimecrolimus inhibits some specific steps of the Th1 and Th2 immune reactions. It belongs to the class of ascomycin macrolactams. The topical drug formulation targets cutaneous inflammation, more ... [more ▼]

Pimecrolimus inhibits some specific steps of the Th1 and Th2 immune reactions. It belongs to the class of ascomycin macrolactams. The topical drug formulation targets cutaneous inflammation, more particularly lymphocytes and mast cells without impairing systemic immunosurveillance. Topical applications are indicated for treating atopic dermatitis. In this indication, it represents an alternative or an adjuvant drug to topical corticosteroids. The treatment of other dermatoses could also benefit from pimecrolimus. [less ▲]

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See detailNudging epidermal field cancerogenesis by imiquimod.
Uhoda, Isabelle; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Pierard, Claudine ULiege et al

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2003), 206(4), 357-60

BACKGROUND: The coexistence of malignancies close to each other on the skin has been occasionally reported. The concept of field cancerogenesis applies to such cases. Given the purported mechanism of ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The coexistence of malignancies close to each other on the skin has been occasionally reported. The concept of field cancerogenesis applies to such cases. Given the purported mechanism of action of imiquimod, it should not be surprising that this treatment could inhibit epidermal field cancerogenesis. AIM: To assess the effect of imiquimod applied twice weekly on incipient bowenoid changes disclosed in the vicinity of basal cell carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Biopsies were taken before treatment and after 4-6 weeks and 12 weeks of imiquimod treatment. RESULTS: Large atypical bowenoid keratinocytes and dyskeratotic cells were cleared in time while factor-XIIIa-positive dermal dendrocytes appeared boosted and admixed with a brisk lymphocytic infiltration. CONCLUSION: Epidermal field cancerogenesis appears to be controlled by imiquimod. Dermal dendrocytes might play a pivotal role in this regression phenomenon. [less ▲]

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See detailDeciphering the impaired cytokine cascades in chronic leg ulcers (review).
Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Henry, Frédérique ULiege; Paquet, Philippe ULiege et al

in International Journal of Molecular Medicine (2003), 11(4), 411-8

Chronic leg ulcers are typically wounds that do not heal at a normal rate. Impaired healing appears to be due to primary microvascular changes and it is aggravated by ongoing bacteria-driven vasculitis ... [more ▼]

Chronic leg ulcers are typically wounds that do not heal at a normal rate. Impaired healing appears to be due to primary microvascular changes and it is aggravated by ongoing bacteria-driven vasculitis. The various cytokines identified in experimental wounds are also present in leg ulcers. VEGF is strongly implicated as a promoter of blood vessel growth in patients with venous disease. In addition, there is good evidence of increased expression of bFGF, TGF-beta1, and PDGF in lipodermatosclerosis. All of these growth factors are involved in wound healing. Upregulated TGF-beta1 is probably one of the main causes of the fibrosis observed in lipodermatosclerosis. In leg ulcers, cytokines appear to be trapped in the perivascular fibrinoid deposits. It is not the nature and amount of cytokines that are inadequate in leg ulcers, but rather their spatial distribution. Dermal dendrocytes (DD) are resident factor XIIIa-enriched macrophages. They likely play a role in tissue repair when boosted adequately. New therapies aiming at helping the release of cytokines by DD apparently promote and improve the healing phase. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore ... une tache noire au cours de la grossesse. Une tache parfois difficile pour le clinicien.
Uhoda, I.; Pierard, Claudine ULiege; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(12), 766-9

Cancers rarely coexist with pregnancy. Cutaneous melanoma, however, is one of the most frequently encountered neoplasms during pregnancy. Gestation may also be a period during which the aspect of some ... [more ▼]

Cancers rarely coexist with pregnancy. Cutaneous melanoma, however, is one of the most frequently encountered neoplasms during pregnancy. Gestation may also be a period during which the aspect of some melanocytic naevi can change eventhough the tumor remains benign. Distinction between a benign and a malignant lesion may then be a dilemma. Clinical morphometry, dermoscopy, skin surface biopsy, conventional histology and immunohistochemistry are valuable means that can be used to secure maximum diagnostic confidence. [less ▲]

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See detailIncidental control of rosacea by somatostatin.
Pierard, Claudine ULiege; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Pierard, Gérald ULiege

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2003), 206(3), 249-51

BACKGROUND: The precise pathomechanism of rosacea remains elusive. The disease commonly requires long-term treatments using topical or oral therapies. OBJECTIVE: This report presents incidental findings ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The precise pathomechanism of rosacea remains elusive. The disease commonly requires long-term treatments using topical or oral therapies. OBJECTIVE: This report presents incidental findings about the possible modulatory role of somatostatin in the outcome of rosacea. METHOD: Four patients presenting long-standing recalcitrant facial rosacea were treated with octreotide for diabetic retinopathy. RESULTS: Rosacea improved rapidly and even cleared without any recurrence in 3 of the patients. CONCLUSION: The beneficial effect might be attributed to inhibitory actions on the sebaceous gland, the neovascularization and/or on the inflammatory process. [less ▲]

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See detailFactor-XIIIa-positive dendrocytes in drug-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell's syndrome): paradoxical activation in skin and rarefaction in lymph nodes.
Paquet, Philippe ULiege; Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Pierard, Gérald ULiege

in Dermatology : International Journal for Clinical & Investigative Dermatology (2003), 206(4), 374-8

BACKGROUND: Drug-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare life-threatening disease characterized by the extensive destruction of the epidermis contrasting with the discreteness of lymphoid cell ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Drug-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare life-threatening disease characterized by the extensive destruction of the epidermis contrasting with the discreteness of lymphoid cell infiltration. The precise pathomechanism of the disease remains unclear. METHODS: Skin specimens and peripheral and thoracic lymph nodes (LNs) were collected from 2 TEN patients. They were examined by conventional histology and immunohistochemistry using antibodies directed to factor XIIIa (dermal dendrocytes), CD1a (Langerhans cells), CD15 (granulocytes), CD20 (B lymphocytes), CD45RO (activated T lymphocytes), CD68 (macrophages) and the proliferation marker Ki-67. LNs from patients with mycosis fungoides, from subjects dead from acute cardiac failure or traumatic injuries, as well as metastasis-free sentinel LNs of cutaneous melanoma served as positive and negative controls. RESULTS: TEN LNs showed absence of germinal centers but a moderate hyperplasia of the paracortical T cell zone. Immunohistochemistry did not reveal any distinctive aspect in LN cellular densities between TEN and other control conditions except for the factor-XIIIa+ dendritic cells which were dramatically reduced in numbers in TEN LNs. This rarefaction in LNs contrasted with the great number of these cells in the skin of the same patients. CONCLUSION: The structure of TEN LNs rules out the involvement of an antibody-mediated response. As dendritic factor-XIIIa+ cells are involved in most cutaneous T-cell-mediated responses, their depletion in TEN LNs could explain the sparse lymphoid cell infiltrate in lesional TEN skin. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential expression of alpha1 (IV) and alpha5 (IV) collagen chains in basal-cell carcinoma.
Quatresooz, Pascale ULiege; Martalo, Oriane; Pierard, Gérald ULiege

in Journal of Cutaneous Pathology (2003), 30(9), 548-52

BACKGROUND: Basement membrane alterations are common in malignancies, and they may indicate tumoral aggressiveness. Distinct patterns of tumoral coverage by collagen IV were reported in nodular and ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Basement membrane alterations are common in malignancies, and they may indicate tumoral aggressiveness. Distinct patterns of tumoral coverage by collagen IV were reported in nodular and aggressive basal-cell carcinomas (BCCs). Differential expressions of alpha (IV) collagen chains were also shown on frozen sections. The aim of our work was to document the immunohistochemical expression of alpha1, alpha3, and alpha5 (IV) collagen chains in BCC after routine fixation and processing. METHODS: The patterns of distribution of alpha1 (IV), alpha3 (IV), and alpha5 (IV) collagen chains were studied in 20 formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded BCCs showing different infiltrative patterns. One trichoblastoma was used as control. RESULTS: In nodular BCCs, the expression of alpha5 (IV) collagen chain was downregulated and uneven. By contrast, alpha1 (IV) collagen chain expression was preserved around these tumors similar to the surrounding skin. However, the alpha1 (IV) collagen chain expression was discontinuous or absent in BCC areas showing an infiltrative pattern of extension. The alpha3 chain was absent both underneath all BCCs and non-neoplastic skin. CONCLUSIONS: The basement membrane alterations around nodular BCCs involved more precisely the alpha5 (IV) collagen chains. Defects in alpha1 (IV) collagen chain expression seemed to be associated with a tumoral invasive and infiltrative pattern. The biological significance of these findings is unclear. [less ▲]

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