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Sarcoid Tattoo Granuloma and Ocular Sarcoidosis: The Great Masquerader

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.405

ABSTRACT

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease with both sight and life-threatening sequelae. It can be a diagnostic challenge as there is no definitive test. The IWOS has recommended guidelines to improve diagnostic certainty to improve early detection. The authors present a case of bilateral panuveitis and biopsy proven sarcoid tattoo granuloma. The roles of a multi-disciplinary team and early introduction of steroid-sparing agents are highlighted.

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07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 09 Sep, 2016

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The Epidemiology of Psoriasis in a Dermatology Clinic in a General Hospital in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

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399–402
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This study analyzes the frequency of psoriasis in a general dermatology clinic and reports the relationship to gender, age and ethnic group.

ABSTRACT

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder which is believed to affect 2% of the world’s population. This retrospective study analyzed the frequency of occurrence of psoriasis in the population of a dermatology clinic in a general hospital in the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago. Psoriasis was found to be more common in males and the peak presentation was between 50–59 years. Psoriasis was more common in persons of East Indian descent compared to those of African origin.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Cutaneous Human Myiasis due to Dermatobia Hominis

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466–8

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This is a case report of cutaneous myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis in a female physician who had travelled to Belize. Cutaneous myiasis is endemic in Central and South America but is seldom reported from the Caribbean islands.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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