Content - Volume 67, Issue 4

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Density of Langerhans' cells in ATPase stained epidermal sheet preparations from stasis dermatitis skin of the lower leg
Bahmer FA, Lesch H
The density of Langerhans' cells (LC) stained with ATPase was determined in epidermal sheet preparations in skin specimens from patients with stasis dermatitis of the lower leg. Their density was highest in areas adjacent to manifest stasis dermatitis areas. Clinically diseased skin contained less LC than the adjacent areas, but still more than skin from control patients without venous insufficien ...
Pages: 301-304
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Contact allergy to the active ingredients of Kathon CG in the guinea pig
Bruze M, Fregert S, Gruvberger B, Persson K
Preservative Kathon CG (K-CG) is a commercial preparation, consisting of the two active ingredients (a.i.), 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (243-K-CG) and 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (5243-K-CG) and also of other components. Both a.i. are known contact sensitizers in humans. In this study guinea pig maximization tests were performed with the a.i. in order to assess and compare the degrees ...
Pages: 315-320
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Epidermal Hydratlon of Psoriasis Plaques and the Relation to Scaling
Serup J, Blichmann C
Seventy-seven plaques of ten patients with psoriasis vulgaris were studied with measurement of electrical conductance (3.5 MHz), measurement of transepidermal water loss (TEWL), and clinical scoring of erythema, induration and scaling. Uninvolved skin of the same body region served as control. Findings were very distinct with decreased conductance and increased TEWL. Plaques with no or mild scalin ...
Pages: 357-359
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