Review: Drug-induced linear IgA bullous dermatosis
Judith Lammer, Rüdiger Hein, Sophie Roenneberg, Tilo Biedermann, Thomas Volz
The aim of this paper is to emphasize the need to include the differential diagnosis in cases of suspected adverse drug reactions, as well as to highlight the role of drugs in linear IgA bullous dermatosis.
Review: Biologic therapy in nail psoriasis
Federico Bardazzi, Michela Starace, Francesca Bruni, Michela Magnano, Bianca Maria Piraccini, Aurora Alessandriniy
This review analyse the different therapeutic options for nail psoriasis, focusing on new treatments that have shown promising results in this field..
Inflammation, pruritus and mental health in dialysis
Severin Schricker, Thorsten Heider, Moritz Schanz, Jürgen Dippon, Mark Dominik Alscher, Heinz Weiss, Thomas Mettang, Martin Kimmel
Complete correlation between inflammation, mental health and pruritus in dialysis patients have been established. Since all 3 comorbidities are associated with risk of death, knowledge about the interdependence of these factors is important.
Total skin electron beam therapy for mycosis fungoides
Annelies Taverniers, Aurélie Du-Thanh, Marie Charissoux, Christine Kerr, Olivier Dereure
This study indirectly compared 2 dosages (low- and middle-dose) in a retrospective series of patients with mycosis fungoides. As relapse-free survival was almost twice as long in the middle-dose protocol complared with the low-dose, this might be the best choice for management of mycosis fungoides.
Topical steroid withdrawal cases
Little information in medical literature about what happens when chronic topical steroid therapy is stopped, especially in children, is published. This study following 10 children after their parents decided to cease their topical steroid use.
Pruritogenic mediators and prurigo nodularis
Weilong Zhong, Xia Wu, Wei Zhang, Jie Zhang, Xiaofan Chen, Shihong Chen, Haiyan Huang, Yong Yang, Bo Yu, Xia Dou
This study investigated the mRNA levels and immunoreactivity of the nerve growth factor, IL-31, thymic stromal lymphopoietin, and endothelin axes in both lesional and perilesional skin in prurigo nodularis by using quantiative real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry studies.
Progressive nodular histiocytosis with large nodules and a bulky mass
Takahiro Kiyohara, Kaoru Makimura, Mari Miyamoto, Takako Shijimaya, Naoko Nagano, Sei Nakamaru, Hirotsugu Tanimura
A case report on an 11-year-old boy presented with multiple painless nodules on his trunk and extremities.