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Alvaro Christian Laga, M.D.


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  1. Laga AC, Crothers JW, Cañete-Gibas CF, Wiederhold NP, Solomon IH. Rigidoporus corticola Colonization and Invasive Fungal Disease in Immunocompromised Patients, United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 04; 28(4):856-859. PMID: 35318923; PMCID: PMC8962884.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  2. Goyal A, Narayanan D, Wong W, Laga AC, Connell NT, Ritter SY, Cobos G. Tocilizumab for treatment of cutaneous and systemic manifestations of vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory, somatic (VEXAS) syndrome without myelodysplastic syndrome. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 May; 23:15-19. PMID: 35391910; PMCID: PMC8980309.
    Citations: 1     
  3. Laga AC, Mather TN, Duhaime RJ, Granter SR. Identification of Hard Ticks in the United States: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Pathologists. Am J Dermatopathol. 2022 Mar 01; 44(3):163-169. PMID: 34132663.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  4. Koeller DR, Schwartz A, DeSimone MS, Rana HQ, Rojas-Rudilla V, Russell-Goldman E, Laga AC, Lindeman NI, Garber JE, Ghazani AA. Vulvar Melanoma in association with germline MITF p.E318K variant. Cancer Genet. 2022 04; 262-263:102-106. PMID: 35220194.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Laga AC, Granter SR, Mather TN. Proficiency at Tick Identification by Pathologists and Clinicians Is Poor. Am J Dermatopathol. 2022 Feb 01; 44(2):111-114. PMID: 33989219.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  6. Nizeyimana T, Rugwizangoga B, Manirakiza F, Laga AC. Occurrence of Helicobacter Pylori in Specimens of Chronic Gastritis and Gastric Adenocarcinoma Patients: A Retrospective Study at University Teaching Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda. East Afr Health Res J. 2021; 5(2):159-163. PMID: 35036842; PMCID: PMC8751541.
  7. DeSimone MS, Crothers JW, Solomon IH, Laga AC. Scedosporium and Lomentospora Infections Are Infrequent, Difficult to Diagnose by Histology, and Highly Virulent. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 Nov 08; 156(6):1044-1057. PMID: 34160012.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  8. Lee MS, Shi CR, Sauer M, Laga AC, Talia J, Nambudiri VE. Bilateral lower extremity induration in a patient with leiomyosarcoma. Lancet Oncol. 2021 10; 22(10):e466. PMID: 34592196.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Crothers JW, Laga AC, Solomon IH. Clinical Performance of Mycobacterial Immunohistochemistry in Anatomic Pathology Specimens. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 01 04; 155(1):97-105. PMID: 32915191.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Laga AC. Update in Infectious Disease Diagnosis in Anatomic Pathology. Clin Lab Med. 2020 12; 40(4):565-585. PMID: 33121623.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Russell-Goldman E, Lindeman NI, Laga AC, Hanna J. Morphologic, Immunohistochemical, and Molecular Distinction Between Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus and "Fenestrated" Basal Cell Carcinoma. Am J Dermatopathol. 2020 Jul; 42(7):513-520. PMID: 31693503.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Cobos GA, Nelson CA, Alsarheed A, LaChance A, Laga AC, LeBoeuf N, Vleugels RA. Capecitabine-Related Eruption Mimicking Dermatomyositis in 2 Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 01 01; 156(1):103-104. PMID: 31693064.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Li DJ, Laga AC, Imadojemu S. A Patient With Widespread Painful Purpura. JAMA. 2019 Nov 19; 322(19):1914-1915. PMID: 31609398.
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  14. Laga AC, Schaefer IM, Sholl LM, French CA, Hanna J. Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol. 2019 11 04; 152(6):706-717. PMID: 31355851; PMCID: PMC6829017.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Solomon IH, Lin C, Horback KL, Kanjilal S, Rojas-Rudilla V, Brigl M, Laga AC, Lindeman NI, Padera RF. Utility of Histologic and Histochemical Screening for 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Sequencing of Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue for Bacterial Endocarditis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2019 09 09; 152(4):431-437. PMID: 31172185.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Izimukwiye AI, Mbarushimana D, Ndayisaba MC, Bigirimana V, Rugwizangoga B, Laga AC. Cluster of Nasal Rhinosporidiosis, Eastern Province, Rwanda. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 09; 25(9):1727-1729. PMID: 31441764; PMCID: PMC6711207.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  17. Li DG, Cohen JM, Mikailov A, Williams RF, Laga AC, Mostaghimi A. Clinical Diagnostic Accuracy of Onychomycosis: A Multispecialty Comparison Study. Dermatol Res Pract. 2018; 2018:2630176. PMID: 30057595; PMCID: PMC6051116.
    Citations: 1     
  18. Shi CR, Laga AC, Nambudiri VE. Pink Papules in a Patient With Salivary Duct Carcinoma. JAMA Oncol. 2018 07 01; 4(7):991-992. PMID: 29392272.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Pohthipornthawat N, Feldman S, Granter SR, Laga AC, Crum CP, Herfs M. Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis-like HPV Infection of the Vulva in Immunosuppressed Women. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2018 May; 37(3):233-238. PMID: 28700430.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Solomon IH, Borscheid R, Laga AC, Askari R, Granter SR. Frozen sections are unreliable for the diagnosis of necrotizing soft tissue infections. Mod Pathol. 2018 04; 31(4):546-552. PMID: 29243739.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Solomon IH, Hornick JL, Laga AC. Correspondence. Am J Clin Pathol. 2017 11 02; 148(5):462-463. PMID: 29106463.
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  22. Gunasekera NS, Maniar LEG, Lezcano C, Laga AC, Merola JF. Intralesional Sodium Thiosulfate Treatment for Calcinosis Cutis in the Setting of Lupus Panniculitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 09 01; 153(9):944-945. PMID: 28564698.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Laga AC, Larson A, Granter SR. Histopathologic Spectrum of Connective Tissue Diseases Commonly Affecting the Skin. Surg Pathol Clin. 2017 Jun; 10(2):477-503. PMID: 28477892.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Solomon IH, Hornick JL, Laga AC. Immunohistochemistry Is Rarely Justified for the Diagnosis of Viral Infections. Am J Clin Pathol. 2017 Jan 01; 147(1):96-104. PMID: 28007703.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Laga AC, Shroba SM, Hanna J. Atypical hand, foot and mouth disease in adults associated with coxsackievirus A6: a clinico-pathologic study. J Cutan Pathol. 2016 Nov; 43(11):940-945. PMID: 27445155.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  26. Tan JL, Fogley RD, Flynn RA, Ablain J, Yang S, Saint-André V, Fan ZP, Do BT, Laga AC, Fujinaga K, Santoriello C, Greer CB, Kim YJ, Clohessy JG, Bothmer A, Pandell N, Avagyan S, Brogie JE, van Rooijen E, Hagedorn EJ, Shyh-Chang N, White RM, Price DH, Pandolfi PP, Peterlin BM, Zhou Y, Kim TH, Asara JM, Chang HY, Young RA, Zon LI. Stress from Nucleotide Depletion Activates the Transcriptional Regulator HEXIM1 to Suppress Melanoma. Mol Cell. 2016 Apr 07; 62(1):34-46. PMID: 27058786; PMCID: PMC4836061.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  27. Larson AR, Laga AC, Granter SR. The spectrum of histopathologic findings in cutaneous lesions in patients with Still disease. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Dec; 144(6):945-51. PMID: 26573002.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Granter SR, Laga AC, Larson AR. Calciphylaxis and the persistence of medical misinformation in the era of Google. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Sep; 144(3):427-31. PMID: 26276773.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Nyame TT, Mattos D, Lian CG, Granter SR, Laga AC, Caterson EJ. Malignant Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Face. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jul; 26(5):1711-2. PMID: 26167988.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Lee JJ, Sholl LM, Lindeman NI, Granter SR, Laga AC, Shivdasani P, Chin G, Luke JJ, Ott PA, Hodi FS, Mihm MC, Lin JY, Werchniak AE, Haynes HA, Bailey N, Liu R, Murphy GF, Lian CG. Targeted next-generation sequencing reveals high frequency of mutations in epigenetic regulators across treatment-naïve patient melanomas. Clin Epigenetics. 2015; 7:59. PMID: 26221190.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    
  31. Larson AR, Rothschild B, Walls AC, Granter SR, Qureshi AA, Murphy GF, Laga AC. Impact of the 2009 AJCC staging guidelines for melanoma on the number of mitotic figures reported by dermatopathologists at one institution. J Cutan Pathol. 2015 Aug; 42(8):536-41. PMID: 25929156.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Yazawa EM, Geddes-Sweeney JE, Cedeno-Laurent F, Walley KC, Barthel SR, Opperman MJ, Liang J, Lin JY, Schatton T, Laga AC, Mihm MC, Qureshi AA, Widlund HR, Murphy GF, Dimitroff CJ. Melanoma Cell Galectin-1 Ligands Functionally Correlate with Malignant Potential. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Jul; 135(7):1849-1862. PMID: 25756799; PMCID: PMC4466041.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  33. Li YY, Hanna GJ, Laga AC, Haddad RI, Lorch JH, Hammerman PS. Genomic analysis of metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 15; 21(6):1447-56. PMID: 25589618; PMCID: PMC4359951.
    Citations: 103     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  34. Larson AR, Cibas ES, Granter SR, Laga AC. Uncovering bias in the cytologic evaluation of cervical squamous lesions. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Jan; 143(1):143-8. PMID: 25511153.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Nambudiri VE, Vleugels RA, Laga AC, Goldberg LJ. Clinicopathologic lessons in distinguishing cicatricial alopecia: 7 cases of lichen planopilaris misdiagnosed as discoid lupus. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Oct; 71(4):e135-8. PMID: 25219732.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Lee JJ, Granter SR, Laga AC, Saavedra AP, Zhan Q, Guo W, Xu S, Murphy GF, Lian CG. 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine expression in metastatic melanoma versus nodal nevus in sentinel lymph node biopsies. Mod Pathol. 2015 Feb; 28(2):218-29. PMID: 25081754.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Laga AC, Milner DA, Granter SR. Utility of acid-fast staining for detection of mycobacteria in cutaneous granulomatous tissue reactions. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Apr; 141(4):584-6. PMID: 24619760.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Lian CG, Bueno EM, Granter SR, Laga AC, Saavedra AP, Lin WM, Susa JS, Zhan Q, Chandraker AK, Tullius SG, Pomahac B, Murphy GF. Biomarker evaluation of face transplant rejection: association of donor T cells with target cell injury. Mod Pathol. 2014 Jun; 27(6):788-99. PMID: 24434898.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  39. Zhou X, Velez NF, Farsani T, Tsiaras W, Laga AC, Werchniak AE, Vleugels RA. Multiple tense bullae localized to the right breast in a woman in her seventies. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Dec; 149(12):1427-8. PMID: 24108512.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  40. Rodig SJ, Cheng J, Wardzala J, DoRosario A, Scanlon JJ, Laga AC, Martinez-Fernandez A, Barletta JA, Bellizzi AM, Sadasivam S, Holloway DT, Cooper DJ, Kupper TS, Wang LC, DeCaprio JA. Improved detection suggests all Merkel cell carcinomas harbor Merkel polyomavirus. J Clin Invest. 2012 Dec; 122(12):4645-53. PMID: 23114601; PMCID: PMC3533549.
    Citations: 81     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  41. Laga AC, Lezcano C, Ramos C, Costa H, Chian C, Salinas C, Salomon M, del Solar M, Bravo F. Cutaneous gnathostomiasis: report of 6 cases with emphasis on histopathological demonstration of the larva. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Feb; 68(2):301-5. PMID: 22940406.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  42. Velez NF, Ishizawar RC, Dellaripa PF, Saavedra AP, Laga AC, Murphy GF, Fisher DC, Kupper TS, Vleugels RA. Full facial edema: a novel presentation of subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Sep 01; 30(25):e233-6. PMID: 22826278.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Girouard SD, Laga AC, Mihm MC, Scolyer RA, Thompson JF, Zhan Q, Widlund HR, Lee CW, Murphy GF. SOX2 contributes to melanoma cell invasion. Lab Invest. 2012 Mar; 92(3):362-70. PMID: 22184093.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  44. Laga AC, Zhan Q, Weishaupt C, Ma J, Frank MH, Murphy GF. SOX2 and nestin expression in human melanoma: an immunohistochemical and experimental study. Exp Dermatol. 2011 Apr; 20(4):339-45. PMID: 21410764.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  45. Laga AC, Murphy GF. Cellular heterogeneity in vertical growth phase melanoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 Dec; 134(12):1750-7. PMID: 21128771.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  46. Laga AC, Vleugels RA, Qureshi AA, Velazquez EF. Histopathologic spectrum of psoriasiform skin reactions associated with tumor necrosis factor-a inhibitor therapy. A study of 16 biopsies. Am J Dermatopathol. 2010 Aug; 32(6):568-73. PMID: 20520526.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  47. Lu SX, Holland AM, Na IK, Terwey TH, Alpdogan O, Bautista JL, Smith OM, Suh D, King C, Kochman A, Hubbard VM, Rao UK, Yim N, Liu C, Laga AC, Murphy G, Jenq RR, Zakrzewski JL, Penack O, Dykstra L, Bampoe K, Perez L, Furie B, Furie B, van den Brink MR. Absence of P-selectin in recipients of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation ameliorates experimental graft-versus-host disease. J Immunol. 2010 Aug 01; 185(3):1912-9. PMID: 20622117; PMCID: PMC3752704.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  48. Laga AC, Lai CY, Zhan Q, Huang SJ, Velazquez EF, Yang Q, Hsu MY, Murphy GF. Expression of the embryonic stem cell transcription factor SOX2 in human skin: relevance to melanocyte and merkel cell biology. Am J Pathol. 2010 Feb; 176(2):903-13. PMID: 20042675; PMCID: PMC2808095.
    Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  49. Laga AC, Murphy GF. The translational basis of human cutaneous photoaging: on models, methods, and meaning. Am J Pathol. 2009 Feb; 174(2):357-60. PMID: 19147830; PMCID: PMC2630545.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  50. Laga A, Kurtis J, Sweeney J. Recurrent transfusion-related acute lung injury after fresh frozen plasma in a patient with hereditary factor V deficiency. Am J Hematol. 2008 Aug; 83(8):680. PMID: 18429049.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Laga AC, Tajirian AL, Islam MN, Bhattacharyya I, Cohen DM, Plamondon CJ, Robinson-Bostom L. Myopericytoma: report of two cases associated with trauma. J Cutan Pathol. 2008 Sep; 35(9):866-70. PMID: 18494828.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Laga A, Cheves T, Maroto S, Coutts M, Sweeney J. The suitability of hemolyzed specimens for compatibility testing using automated technology. Transfusion. 2008 Aug; 48(8):1713-20. PMID: 18482191.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Laga AC, Cheves TA, Sweeney JD. The effect of specimen hemolysis on coagulation test results. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Nov; 126(5):748-55. PMID: 17050072.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Granville L, Laga AC, Allen TC, Dishop M, Roggli VL, Churg A, Zander DS, Cagle PT. Review and update of uncommon primary pleural tumors: a practical approach to diagnosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Nov; 129(11):1428-43. PMID: 16253024.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Laga AC, Zander DS, Cagle PT. Prognostic significance of cyclooxygenase 2 expression in 259 cases of non-small cell lung cancer. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Sep; 129(9):1113-7. PMID: 16119982.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Zhang H, Liu J, Cagle PT, Allen TC, Laga AC, Zander DS. Distinction of pulmonary small cell carcinoma from poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma: an immunohistochemical approach. Mod Pathol. 2005 Jan; 18(1):111-8. PMID: 15309021.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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