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Treatment of Kaposi’s Sarcoma by Combination of Zinc Sulfate and Propranolol  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2018.84026
Abstract: Kaposis sarcoma (KS) in Iraq has been reported as sporadic cases of elderly of Iraqi population but after exposure to depleted uranium radiation in early 1991, the frequency of the disease is increasing appearing in younger age with more wide spread and aggressive in nature. There is no satisfactory oral treatment to control this disease. The aim of the present work is to record a new regime of therapy using oral zinc sulfate and oral propanolol. Four patients with wide spread Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) were treated with oral and topical zinc sulfate solution and oral propranolol. The duration of treatment was between 6 - 12 months and the response started few weeks and was obvious after one month. Most old lesions were resolved leaving post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and few lesions appeared during course of treatment.
Treatment of Chronic Paronychia: A Double Blind Comparative Clinical Trial Using Singly Vaseline, Nystatin and Fucidic Acid Ointment  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi, Sunbul A. Galib
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.34038
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Background: Chronic paronychia is a chronic inflammatory reaction of the proximal and lateral nail folds of multifactorial in etiology like irritant, bacterial and monilial causes. But housewife work is a major cause of chronic paronychia. Objective: To assess the efficacy and prophylactic effects of Vaseline by occlusion of nail folds in comparison with nystatin ointment and fucidic acid in treatment of housewife chronic paronychia. Patients and Methods: This double, blinded, comparative therapeutic, clinical trial is conducted at the Department of Dermatology-Baghdad Teaching Hospital from May 2010 to May 2011. Eighty female housewife patients with chronic paronychia were included in this trial. They were divided into three groups according to the following therapeutic model: Group A treated by Vaseline consisted of 40 patients; Group B and Group C treated by nystatin ointment, fucidic acid ointment respectively and each group consisted of 20 patients. All demographic points related to the disease were recorded from all patients. Invented score system was applied to assess the severity of disease and the response to therapy. Patients had used therapy twice daily on the proximal and lateral nail folds. Treatment duration was 12 weeks. Results: Group A (Vaseline): The recovery rate after 12 weeks of treatment was 26 (65%) patients, while there was no recovery in 14 (35%) patients. Group B (Nystatin ointment): The recovery rate after 12 weeks was 13 (65%) cases

Frictional Melanosis of Rubbing Thighs in Iraqi Patients  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi, Attaa A. Hajji
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2014.43028
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Background: Frictional melanosis of rubbing inner thighs is a common problem among Iraqi females causing great psychological and cosmetic impact. It might simulate lifa disease but it is a different entity. It is unfortunately not reported in the medical literatures although commonly encountered in daily clinical practice. Objective: To evaluate the hyperpigmentation of inner aspects of thighs in Iraqi females as an isolated pigmentary problem. Patient and Methods: Sixty patients with frictional melanosis of rubbing thighs were seen in Department of Dermatology, Baghdad Teaching Hospital in this case descriptive, clinical and histopathological study, during the period from April 2011 to March 2012. Any associated skin problems were also noticed like folliculitis and boils at area of friction. Forty individuals were enrolled in the present work as the healthy control group. The pigmentation was assessed by clinical, Wood’s light and histopathological examinations (H&E and Fontana stains). Body mass index was obtained for all patients and obesity was graded according to WHO recommendations. Results: The ages of patients ranged between 19 - 52 (32.86 ± 7.65) years, with 59 (98.3%) females and 1 (1.6%) male. By Wood’s light examination, accentuation in pigmentation was observed in 39 (58%) patients, while 21 (42%) of lesions showed no change. Body mass index was ranged from 23.3 - 43.6 (34.04 ± 4.13), history of vigorous rubbing of pigmented area with washing tool (lifa) was positive in 46 (76.6%) patients. Skin biopsies in 10 patients showed pure dermal melanophages in 3 of biopsies with slight melanosis of basal layer of epidermis, while the other 7 biopsies showed mainly increase in basal melanin. There was a statistically significant association between obesity and the severity of pigmentation of the inner thighs. Forty control individuals (2 males and 38 females) were assessed, their ages ranged from 19 - 50 (31.72 ± 6.40) years. All females were within normal weight while males were overweight and BMI was ranged from 19.7 - 28.2 (22.49 ± 1.84). All control individuals showed no pigmentation

Loranthus europaeus as an Alternative Medicine in Treatment of Acute Cutaneous Lesihmaniasis: Review Article  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi, Banaz A. Saleh
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2016.61004
Abstract: Loranthus europaeus (LE) is a well-known medical plant that has been used as a folk medicine for long time ago. Recently many different researches have shown that it contains many bioactive compounds like: flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoides, phenolic acids and others. Cutaneous Leishmaniasisis (CL) is an endemic disease in Iraq since ancient time and now it is running major outbreaks. There are many modalities of treatments but researchers are always seeking for new treatments. Most recently Loranthus europaeus has been tried in treatment of CL in a form of 40% ointment and gives a very encouraging result when compared with other standard treatments.
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis as Imitator of Skin Diseases and a Diagnostic Challenge  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi, Banaz A. Saleh
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2018.83018
Abstract: Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) usually has a well clinical presentation that rarely confused with other dermatological diseases, but when it presents with atypical picture, it may be a diagnostic challenge to dermatologist. Objective: To record the cases of CL those have very unusual presentations or sites in the Iraqi patients that might be confused with other dermatoses. Patient and methods: This is a clinical descriptive study that has been performed in the outpatient of Department of Dermatology Baghdad Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq, during the period from January 2015-February 2017, where fifty six patients were enrolled in the study. The age of the patients ranged from 1 - 67 years old with median is 30 years, 32 males and 24 females with M:F ratio is 1.3:1, the diagnosis was confirmed by skin smear and/or biopsy. Results: Fifty six cases of CL with atypical presentations and unusual sites that categorized as follow: diffuse nodular 4 cases, paronychia like 1 case, sausage-like CL 4 cases, lupus vulgaris like 2 cases, rosacea like 1case, squamous cell carcinoma-like 3 cases, keratoacanthoma like 1 case, pyoderma gangrenosum-like 2 cases, erysipeloid like 1 case, B-cell lymphoma like 1 case, grouping pattern 1 case, panniculitis-like 2 cases, dermatitis like 2 cases, ecthyma like 1 cases, verruca like 1 case, keloid like 1
Cutaneous Manifestations at Saphenous Vein Harvest Site among Iraqi Patients with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi, Ali S. Alaboudi
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2012.21008
Abstract: Background: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has become a common surgical procedure and increasingly done in Iraq. The greater saphenous vein (GSV) is the most veins often used as the conduit and its complications include a variety of cutaneous manifestations. Objective: To report the cutaneous manifestations at the saphenous vein harvesting site in Iraqi patients who undergone CABG. Methods: A total of 100 (82 males, 18 females) patients who had undergone CABG using the saphenous vein (SV) harvested by longitudinal incision open technique at the legs and/ or thighs were included in this case descriptive study. All cases were seen at least two months after the time of the operation in the outpatient clinic of the Cardiac Surgery Department in the Ibn-Albitar Hospital during October 2009 - October 2010. A detailed history and close dermatological examination were done including all related points to their problems. Results: The cutaneous changes on and around the saphenous vein (SV) graft donor scars were noticed in 60 out of 100 patients, 49 (81.66%) males and 11 (18.33%) females, their ages ranged from 32 - 74 (59.38±8.3221) years, with body mass index (BMI)ranged from 21.8746 - 26.9057 (23.875±8.5378). The duration interval between the time of CABG and presentation ranged from 2-180 months with a median of 5 months, 36 (60%) patients presented at less than 6 months and 24 (40%) patients presented at more than 6 months. Anesthesia was the predominant presenting symptom in 49 (81.6%), followed by neurolgic pain 8 (13.3%) and pruritus 2 (3.3%), while the cutaneous signs recorded at the site of SVG were: Xerosis in 17 (28.3%) patients, followed by residual hyperpigmentation 11(18.3%), depigmentation 11(18%), recent hair loss 11 (16.6%), hypertrophic scar 8 (13.3%), non-healing ulcer 7 (11.6%), lymphedema 7 (11.6%) and neuropathy dermatitis 6 (10%). Conclusions: Cutaneous manifestations following coronary artery bypass surgery are not uncommon problem in Iraqi patients that are seen at area of saphenous vein harvesting but the most interesting thing is to report the neuropathy dermatitis.
Topical 15% Zinc Sulfate Solution Is an Effective Therapy for Feet Odor  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie,Adil A. Noaimi,Saad D. Hameed
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33031
Abstract: Background: Feet odor is a common sociomedical problem that affects the feet of human beings of different etiological factors. Multiple modalities of therapy have been used in the treatment of feet odor. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical 15% zinc sulfate solution in the treatment of feet odor. Patients and Methods: This single blind, placebo, controlled therapeutic study was conducted at the Department of Dermatology-Baghdad Teaching Hospital, from March 2010 to July 2011. A total of 108 (88 males and 20 females) patients with feet odor were enrolled and were divided into 2 groups: Group A: treated with 15% zinc sulfate solution. Group B: treated with distilled water as placebo control group. Full history and examination were carried out including all relevant points. Four scoring had been used to assess the severity of odor in patients with bared feet Score 0: no odor, Score 1: mild odor, Score 2: moderate odor and Score 3: severe odor. Zinc sulfate solution 15% was applied to sole and toe webs once daily for two weeks, three times per week for next two weeks and followed by single application weekly as maintenance after clearance of odor for two months. Patients were seen every two weeks to be examined and to score the odor again and to record side effects. Results: Group A: Fifty patients completed the study, their ages ranged from 8 - 68 (33 + 14.5) years, while the duration of the disease ranged from 1 - 180 (7.22 + 38.24) months. The complete clearance of feet odor after two weeks of therapy was 35 (70%) patients which was similar to two months maintenance therapy 35 (70%) and was highly statistically significant (p value = 0.0000001). Group B: Fifty patients received the placebo solution, their ages ranged from 16 - 75 (32.6 + 13.4) years, while the duration of the disease ranged from 1 - 180 (43.7 + 47.65) months. The complete clearance of feet odor was in 1 (2%) patient after two weeks therapy and after two months maintenance therapy. No side effects were recorded. Conclusions: Topical 15% zinc sulfate solution had an effective therapeutic and prophylactic action against feet odor.
Lichen Planopilaris is a Common Scarring Alopecia among Iraqi Population  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie,Adil A. Noaimi,Ammar F. Hameed
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33a1005
Abstract: Background: Scarring alopecia like discoid lupus erythematosus, lichenplanopilaris and scarring folliculitis are common skin problems where differentiations between them are often difficult in many cases. Objective: To report, study and evaluate cases of lichen planopilaris and characterize the different clinical points in favor of this disease. Patients and Methods: This case series descriptive study was done at Department of Dermatology-Baghdad Teaching Hospital from January 2010 to November 2012. Sixty seven patients were included where history and dermatological examinations were carried out to all patients regarding all relevant points related to the disease. Punch biopsies were performed from ten patients for histopathological study. Results: The mean age of onset of the disease was 36.7 ± 5 years with a mean duration of the disease was 4.4 ± 3 years. The male to female ratio was 1.4:1. The characteristic lesions were pigmented scarring moth eaten alopecia surrounded by pigmented hyperkeratotic follicular papules involving mainly the fronto-vertical and parietal scalp. Conclusions: Lichen planopilaris is a common cause of scalp scarring alopecia in adult and it has many characteristic clinical features which can facilitate differentiation from other pathologic scalp conditions like discoid lupus erythematosus.
Lichen Planopilaris is a Common Scarring Alopecia among Iraqi Population  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi, Ammar F. Hameed
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33A1005
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Background: Scarring alopecia like discoid lupus erythematosus, lichenplanopilaris and scarring folliculitis are common skin problems where differentiations between them are often difficult in many cases. Objective: To report, study and evaluate cases of lichen planopilaris and characterize the different clinical points in favor of this disease. Patients and Methods: This case series descriptive study was done at Department of Dermatology-Baghdad Teaching Hospital from January 2010 to November 2012. Sixty seven patients were included where histological and dermatological examinations were carried out to all patients regarding all relevant points related to the disease. Punch biopsies were performed from ten patients for histopathological study. Results: The mean age of onset of the disease was 36.7 ± 5 years with a mean duration of the disease being 4.4 ± 3 years. The male to female ratio was 1.4:1. The characteristic lesions were pigmented scarring moth eaten alopecia surrounded by pigmented hyperkeratotic follicular papules involving mainly the fronto-vertical and parietal scalp. Conclusions: Lichen planopilaris is a common cause of scalp scarring alopecia in adult and it has many characteristic clinical features which can facilitate differentiation from other pathologic scalp conditions like discoid lupus erythematosus.

Topical 15% Zinc Sulfate Solution Is an Effective Therapy for Feet Odor  [PDF]
Khalifa E. Sharquie, Adil A. Noaimi, Saad D. Hameed
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications (JCDSA) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33031
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Background: Feet odor is a common sociomedical problem that affects the feet of human beings of different etiological factors. Multiple modalities of therapy have been used in the treatment of feet odor. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical 15% zinc sulfate solution in the treatment of feet odor. Patients and Methods: This single blind, placebo, controlled therapeutic study was conducted at the Department of Dermatology-Baghdad Teaching Hospital, from March 2010 to July 2011. A total of 108 (88 males and 20 females) patients with feet odor were enrolled and were divided into 2 groups: Group A: treated with 15% zinc sulfate solution. Group B: treated with distilled water as placebo control group. Full history and examination were carried out including all relevant points. Four scoring had been used to assess the severity of odor in patients with bared feet Score 0: no odor, Score 1: mild odor, Score 2: moderate odor and Score 3: severe odor. Zinc sulfate solution 15% was applied to sole and toe webs once daily for two weeks, three times per week for next two weeks and followed by single application weekly as maintenance after clearance of odor for two months. Patients were seen every two weeks to be examined and to score the odor again and to record side effects. Results: Group A: Fifty patients completed the study, their ages ranged from 8 - 68 (33 + 14.5) years, while the duration of the disease ranged from 1 - 180 (7.22 + 38.24) months. The complete clearance of feet odor after two weeks of therapy was 35 (70%) patients which was similar to two months maintenance therapy

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