Short CV/Education and training

  • 1975
    Doctor of Medicine (MD), Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, Summa cum laude

  • 1976 – 1993
    Paediatric dermatology at Heim Pal Children's Hospital, Budapest, Hungary

  • 1978
    Specialist in dermatology

  • 1988 – 1991
    Humboldt fellowship to the dermatology clinic at LMU Munich, to work with Prof. Braun-Falco

  • 1991 – 1994
    Vising scientist, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, MD, USA, to work with John Stanley

Selected publications

  • Eosinophilic Fasciitis associated with Mycoplasma arginini infection. Silló P, Pintér D, Ostorházi E, Mazán M, Wikonkál N, Pónyai K, Volokhov DV, Chizhikov VE, Szathmary S, Stipkovits L, Kárpáti S. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):1113-7.

  • Analyses of donor-derived keratinocytes in hairy and nonhairy skin biopsies of female patients following allogeneic male bone marrow transplantation. Nemeth K, Key S, Bottlik G, Masszi T, Mezey E, Karpati S. Stem Cells Dev. 2012 Jan;21(1):152-7

  • Bone marrow stromal cells use TGF-beta to suppress allergic responses in a mouse model of ragweed-induced asthma. Nemeth K, Keane-Myers A, Brown JM, Metcalfe DD, Gorham JD, Bundoc VG, Hodges MG, Jelinek I, Madala S, Karpati S, Mezey E. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 23;107(12):5652-7.

  • Easy method for keratin 14 gene amplification to exclude pseudogene sequences: new keratin 5 and 14 mutations in epidermolysis bullosa simplex. Glász-Bóna A, Medvecz M, Sajó R, Lepesi-Benko R, Tulassay Z, Katona M, Hatvani Z, Blazsek A, Kárpáti S. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Jan;129(1):229-31

  • Searching for foreign antigens as possible triggering factors of autoimmunity: Torque Teno virus DNA prevalence is elevated in sera of patients with bullous pemphigoid. Blazsek A, Sillo P, Ishii N, Gergely P Jr, Poor G, Preisz K, Hashimoto T, Medvecz M, Kárpáti S. Exp Dermatol. 2008 May;17(5):446-54

  • Immunoglobulin, complement and epidermal transglutaminase deposition in the cutaneous vessels in dermatitis herpetiformis. Preisz K, Sárdy M, Horváth A, Kárpáti S. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2005 Jan;19(1):74-9

  • Exacerbation of paraneoplastic pemphigus by cyclophosphamide treatment: detection of novel autoantigens and bronchial autoantibodies. Preisz K, Horváth A, Sárdy M, Somlai B, Hársing J, Amagai M, Hashimoto T, Nagata Y, Fekete S, Kárpáti S. Br J Dermatol. 2004 May;150(5):1018-24.

  • Epidermal transglutaminase (TGase 3) is the autoantigen of dermatitis herpetiformis. Sárdy M, Kárpáti S, Merkl B, Paulsson M, Smyth N. J Exp Med. 2002 Mar 18;195(6):747-57

  • Identification of desmoglein 1 as autoantigen in a patient with intraepidermal neutrophilic IgA dermatosis type of IgA pemphigus. Kárpáti S, Amagai M, Liu WL, Dmochowski M, Hashimoto T, Horváth A. Exp Dermatol. 2000 Jun;9(3):224-8.

  • Pemphigus vulgaris antigen, a desmoglein type of cadherin, is localized within keratinocyte desmosomes. Kárpáti S, Amagai M, Prussick R, Cehrs K, Stanley JR. J Cell Biol. 1993 Jul;122(2):409-15.

  • Extracellular binding sites of IgA anti-jejunal antibodies on normal small bowel detected by indirect immunoelectronmicroscopy. Kárpáti S, Stolz W, Meurer M, Krieg T, Braun-Falco O. J Invest Dermatol. 1991 Feb;96(2):228-33

  • Binding to human jejunum of serum IgA antibody from children with coeliac disease. Kárpáti S, Bürgin-Wolff A, Krieg T, Meurer M, Stolz W, Braun-Falco O. Lancet. 1990 Dec 1;336(8727):1335-8.

  • Immunoglobulin A deposition in jejunal mucosa of children with dermatitis herpetiformis. Kárpáti S, Kósnai I, Török E, Kovács JB. J Invest Dermatol. 1988 Oct;91(4):336-9

  • IgA class antibody against human jejunum in sera of children with dermatitis herpetiformis. Kárpáti S, Török E, Kósnai I. J Invest Dermatol. 1986 Dec;87(6):703-6



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Board member (from 2004) and EC member (2007 – 2008), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)

  • EADV: Scientific Committee member, 2005 – 2008

  • EADV: International Committe member, from 2009

  • EADV: Task force for Pregnancy related dermatoses

  • President of the Hungarian Dermatological Society, 2007 – 2008

  • Board member, European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR), 2004 – 2009

  • Curatorium member of the Alfred Marchionini Stiftung, 2008

  • Member of the Rene Tourene Foundation, 2011

Additional qualifications

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2009

  • Chair, Semmelweis University Dept. Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatooncology, Budapest, Hungary, 2004

  • Professor at the Semmelweis University, 1999

  • Doctor Scientiarum (Dr Sc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 1995


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