M S Kim

Ulsan University Hospital, Urusan, Ulsan, South Korea

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Publications (3)3.94 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Deep cutaneous mycoses can cause significant morbidity and mortality, especially in immunocompromised patients. There have been few studies focusing on deep cutaneous mycoses and there are no data from Asian countries. This study aimed to investigate clinical characteristics, underlying predisposing factors, aetiological organisms and outcomes in patients with deep cutaneous mycoses. A retrospective medical record review of patients with deep cutaneous mycoses treated at a tertiary referral centre in Korea from 1999 to 2010. Forty-one cases of deep cutaneous mycosis were identified (median age: 49). Most patients (32/41) had impaired immunological status, and seven of the remaining nine had a history of physical trauma. Neutropenia and long-term use of antibiotics were detected in 13 and 12 patients respectively. Nodular skin lesions were the most common type (17/41) and the morphology of the lesions varied. Fungal organisms were identified by culture and histopathology of skin specimens. Candida (16/41) was the most common organism, followed by Aspergillus, Alternaria, Fusarium (4/41 each). Systemic antifungal treatment was successful in 28 patients, while nine patients died from the fungal infection. Our study may lead to improved insights into deep cutaneous mycoses as their incidence is increasing and they vary in different clinical settings.
    Mycoses 04/2012; 55(6):501-6. · 1.28 Impact Factor
  • Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 06/2009; 34(7):e272-3. · 1.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The most common metastatic sites of cholangiocarcinoma are the retroperitoneal lymph nodes, peritoneum, liver and lungs, and cutaneous metastases of cholangiocarcinoma are rare. Although cutaneous metastases of internal malignancies most commonly present clinically as nontender nodules appearing in a particular area of body, other presentations can occur. Cutaneous metastases of cholangiocarcinoma can appear as a solitary tumour at the therapeutic drainage site. We report a 60-year-old man with unusual cutaneous metastases from hilar cholangiocarcinoma, which presented as multiple indurated plaques and papules on the anterior chest.
    Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 01/2009; 34(5):e174-6. · 1.33 Impact Factor

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8 Citations
3.94 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2012
    • Ulsan University Hospital
      Urusan, Ulsan, South Korea