Maria Rita Bongiorno

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Affiliation: University of Palermo
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Idiopathic acquired leukonychia in a 34-year-old patient
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Case Report Med 2009:495809. 2009
  2. ncbi Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in dermatological patients in west Sicily: a seroepidemiological study
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 16:43-6. 2002
  3. doi Adalimumab for treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S15-20. 2008
  4. doi Preliminary communication: imiquimod in mixed capillary/lymphatic malformation
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S39-42. 2008
  5. ncbi Clinical and immunohistochemical evaluation of the vulvar Langerhans cell histiocytosis
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, Policlinico Universitario, Via del Vespro 131, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S15-20. 2008
  6. ncbi Clinical, pathologic, and genetic features of massive soft tissue neurofibromas in a Sicilian patient
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S21-5. 2008
  7. ncbi Unusual clinical variants of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sicily
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, Policlinico Universitario, Palermo, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 48:286-9. 2009
  8. doi Matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9, and extracellular matrix in Kaposi's sarcoma
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 23:S33-6. 2010
  9. doi Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium in the treatment of refractory pemphigus
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 49:693-9. 2010
  10. doi Progressive symmetric erythro-keratosis associated with oligodontia, severe caries, disturbed hair growth and ectopic nail: a new syndrome?
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatology 217:347-50. 2008

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  1. pmc Idiopathic acquired leukonychia in a 34-year-old patient
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Case Report Med 2009:495809. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, only five cases of idiopathic, acquired, true total leukonychia were found in literature. This case was the sixth patient with asymptomatic idiopathic, white fingernails, and toenails without a hereditary cause...
  2. ncbi Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in dermatological patients in west Sicily: a seroepidemiological study
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 16:43-6. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relative frequencies and molecular epidemiological features of viral hepatitis types B and C in dermatological patients in our geographical area...
  3. doi Adalimumab for treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S15-20. 2008
    ..Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are chronic inflammatory disorders resulting from a combination of genetic and environmental factors...
  4. doi Preliminary communication: imiquimod in mixed capillary/lymphatic malformation
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S39-42. 2008
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  5. ncbi Clinical and immunohistochemical evaluation of the vulvar Langerhans cell histiocytosis
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, Policlinico Universitario, Via del Vespro 131, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S15-20. 2008
    ..Each of the cell types produces a "cytokine storm." Many of the cytokines favor recruitment of Langerhans cell progenitors and rescue the Langerhans cell histiocytes from apoptosis...
  6. ncbi Clinical, pathologic, and genetic features of massive soft tissue neurofibromas in a Sicilian patient
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S21-5. 2008
    ..Among these we identified two heterozygous frameshift mutations in exon 19 (c.2480delA) and a novel mutation in exon 21 (c.2632delC). Ten novel nonsynonymous missense variations were also identified in this patient...
  7. ncbi Unusual clinical variants of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sicily
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, Policlinico Universitario, Palermo, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 48:286-9. 2009
    ..Sicily is one of the major islands of the Mediterranean Basin and is considered to be a hypo-endemic area for cutaneous leishmaniasis. Leishmania infantum is the most common species on the island...
  8. doi Matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9, and extracellular matrix in Kaposi's sarcoma
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 23:S33-6. 2010
    ....
  9. doi Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium in the treatment of refractory pemphigus
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 49:693-9. 2010
    ....
  10. doi Progressive symmetric erythro-keratosis associated with oligodontia, severe caries, disturbed hair growth and ectopic nail: a new syndrome?
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatology 217:347-50. 2008
    ..Progressive symmetric erythro-keratosis has so far been described as a non-syndromic skin disorder, which is why our patient's multisystem birth defect may represent a new entity...
  11. doi Tuberculoid leprosy and Type 1 lepra reaction
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Travel Med Infect Dis 6:311-4. 2008
    ..Physicians outside endemic areas should consider leprosy as a possible differential diagnosis if a patient from leprosy-endemic regions presents with painless skin lesions, nerve enlargement, or persistent skin lesions...
  12. doi Identification of progenitor cancer stem cell in lentigo maligna melanoma
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Dermatol Ther 21:S1-5. 2008
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  13. ncbi Primary malignant melanoma of the oral cavity: case report
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90123 Palermo, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 41:178-81. 2002
    ..An inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes was seen in a band beneath the invading tumor cells...
  14. ncbi Myiasis with Dermatobia hominis in a Sicilian traveller returning from Peru
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Travel Med Infect Dis 5:196-8. 2007
    ..Physical examination revealed a superficial furuncular lesion with central pores with sero-sanguineous discharge. The foreign body identified was diagnosed as the larva of the human bot fly, Dermatobia hominis...
  15. ncbi Amelanotic conjunctival melanoma
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Cutis 77:377-81. 2006
    ..HMB45 protein was highly positive in the melanoma cells. The de novo amelanotic malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva we describe is an extremely uncommon tumor mainly affecting white adults...
  16. ncbi Manifestations of the tongue in Neurofibromatosis type 1
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Oral Dis 12:125-9. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to analyse alterations of the tongue and the correlation between these lesions and different types of tumor...
  17. ncbi Exogenous ochronosis and striae atrophicae following the use of bleaching creams
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 44:112-5. 2005
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  18. ncbi The behaviour of Bcl-2, Bax and Bcl-x in Darier's disease
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, Italy
    Br J Dermatol 147:696-700. 2002
    ..Darier's disease (DD) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder of keratinization caused by a mutation of the ATP2A2 gene. There is little information on the behaviour of Bcl-2, Bax and Bcl-x in DD...
  19. ncbi Fabry disease: enzyme replacement therapy
    M R Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90123 Palermo, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 17:676-9. 2003
    ..Enzyme replacement therapy would therefore represent a significant advance in treatment of patients with Fabry disease. Enzyme replacement therapy is safe and likely to improve the prognosis of Fabry disease...
  20. pmc Neurofibromatosis of the nipple-areolar area: a case series
    Maria Rita Bongiorno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Sicily, Palermo, Italy
    J Med Case Reports 4:22. 2010
    ..One of the most noticeable characteristics of the disease is the development of neurofibromas...
  21. doi Pharmacokinetic evaluation of mycophenolate mofetil for pemphigus
    Spyridoula Doukaki
    University of Palermo, Department of Dermatology, Via del Vespro 131, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol 7:237-44. 2011
    ..The recent availability of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), originally developed for preventing allograft rejection, appears to be effective in autoimmune blistering diseases in combination with systemic corticosteroid or as a monotherapy...
  22. ncbi Efficacy, safety and quality of life of calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate (Dovobet) versus calcipotriol (Daivonex) in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris: a randomized, multicentre, clinical trial
    Rosita Saraceno
    Department of Dermatology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, Rome, Italy
    J Dermatolog Treat 18:361-5. 2007
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  23. doi Gender differences in adverse drug reactions in dermatological patients in west Sicily: an epidemiological study
    Giuseppe Pistone
    Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90127 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    J Dermatolog Treat 25:510-2. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to show that gender also plays an important role in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug toxicity. It is only fair to take into account the so-called "gender-based medicine."..
  24. doi Italian Euromelanoma Day Screening Campaign (2005-2007) and the planning of melanoma screening strategies
    Stefania Seidenari
    Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Eur J Cancer Prev 21:89-95. 2012
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