Dr. Alain H Rook MD
Dermatologist3400 Spruce St 2 Rhoads Pavilion Philadelphia PA, 19104
Dr. Alain Rook is a dermatologist practicing in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rook specializes in skin care. Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions. These conditions include acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and more. Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and milaria. Dr. Rook diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient.
Education and Training
Univ of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 1975
University of Michigan Medical School 1975
DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Nephrology
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- 1979
- Retinoids synergize with interleukin-2 to augment IFN-gamma and interleukin-12 production by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
- Depressed IL-12-mediated signal transduction in T cells from patients with Sézary syndrome is associated with the absence of IL-12 receptor beta 2 mRNA and highly reduced levels of STAT4.
- Extracorporeal photochemotherapy does not suppress T- or B-cell responses to novel or recall antigens.
- Chlamydia pneumoniae inhibits apoptosis in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells through induction of IL-10.
- Successful reversal of recalcitrant hepatic allograft rejection by photopheresis.
- Increased interleukin 5 production in eosinophilic Sézary syndrome: regulation by interferon alfa and interleukin 12.
- Dysregulation of lymphocyte interleukin-12 receptor expression in Sézary syndrome.
- Complete molecular remission during biologic response modifier therapy for Sézary syndrome is associated with enhanced helper T type 1 cytokine production and natural killer cell activity.
- Cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma.
- The role for interleukin-12 therapy of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.
- Identification of clonal T cells in the blood of patients with systemic sclerosis: positive correlation with response to photopheresis.
- Regression of multifocal, skin-restricted, CD30-positive large T-cell lymphoma with interferon alfa and bexarotene therapy.
- Synergistic enhancement of cell-mediated immunity by interleukin-12 plus interleukin-2: basis for therapy of cutaneous T cell lymphoma.
- Denileukin diftitox for the treatment of panniculitic lymphoma.
- New biologic agents for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
- 2012 Philadelphia Super Doctors
- 2004 Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from t
- 2008, 2008, 2008, 2008 Recognized by America's Top Doctors2007
- 2007-2014 Recognized by Best Doctors in America2005-2006
- Mycosis Fungoides, Photophoresis, Cutaneous Lymphoma And More
- Contact Dermatitis
- Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy
- Member International Cutaneous Lymphoma Society
- Member American Academy of Dermatology
- Member American Federation for Medical Research
- Board of Directors Society for Investigative Dermatology
- Member Society for Investigative Dermatology
- Member Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology ,
- Univ Of Pa Hlth System, Dermatology
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- McGill University Affiliated Hospitals
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- Don't Be a Flake: Tips for Dry Skin
What is dry skin?Dry skin is one of the most common skin problems, and can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Dry skin may look red and flaky and feel tight or painful. It can also cause intense itching, which can disrupt sleep. Often, dry skin is a symptom of some underlying medical issue that...
- Is Eczema Genetic?
Eczema is the collective name of a number of skin diseases. In general, it manifests as spots on the skin that can swell with a clear liquid. It is often confused with an allergic reaction, although it is, in fact, a skin irritation. Many people are well aware that eczema cannot be transmitted from...
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Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by inflammation of the skin with dry, silvery scales. Psoriatic arthritis affects about 10% to 30% of people with psoriasis. This condition usually occurs between...
- What are the Topical Treatments for Psoriasis?
The most popular treatment options for psoriasis are topical applications, like creams, lotions, and foams. These formulations are applied on the skin or scalp directly to reduce the symptoms. There are a number of options available for the treatment of psoriasis are unique to each individual who...
- Top 10 Home Remedies For Acne
Tea Tree OilTea tree oil is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with 20 to 40 drops of witch hazel, then apply it on the affected areas using cotton. Only use this remedy twice a day; if used any more than twice a day could make your skin...
- What Are Freckles?
What are freckles?Freckles are flat and circular spots that are beige or brown in color. Their size is usually comparable to the size of the head of a small nail. People who have red hair and a fair complexion often have freckles because of the MC1R variant gene, which is responsible for the...
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