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The histological and immunohistochemical pattern of positive patch test reactions to gold sodium thiosulfate.
Möller H, Larsson A, Björkner B, Bruze M
Gold sodium thiosulfate, inserted in the patch test standard series, gives a surprisingly high yield of positive reactions, about 10% of tested eczema patients, but with a low degree of clinical relevance. A histopathological study on patch test reactions was carried out in patients selected because of a combined contact allergy to gold sodium thiosulfate and nickel. Biopsies were taken from macro ...
Pages: 417-423
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Changes in Borrelia burgdorferi-specific serum IgG antibody levels in patients treated for acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans.
Olsson I, Asbrink E, von Stedingk M, von Stedingk LV
The kinetics of Borrelia burgdorferi-specific serum IgG antibody values in 74 patients treated for acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans was analysed by means of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. At the last clinical control, there had been no clinical signs of active infection. The serological follow-up time ranged from 12 months to 5 1/2 years (median 2 years and 1 month). In 68 (92%) of the 74 p ...
Pages: 424-428
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IgG-Fc receptors in stratum granulosum: an immunological defence in human skin?
Bjerke JR, Tigalonova M, Matre R
Receptors for the Fc-part of IgG (Fc tau R) in stratum granulosum of normal human skin were examined using cryosections and indirect immunofluorescence staining with 1) soluble immune complexes and 2) monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) against different types of Fc tau R, i.e. 32.2 (anti-Fc tau I-CD64), IV.3 (anti-Fc tau RII-CD32) and Leu 11b (anti-Fc tau RIII-CD16). The immune complexes gave staining ...
Pages: 429-432
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A pathogenic role for endothelin in Raynaud's phenomenon?
Bottomley W, Goodfield M
Plasma endothelin response to a standardized cold challenge in 7 patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon and 7 controls using a sensitive radioimmunoassay was measured. There was no difference between resting levels of plasma endothelin in patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon (2.6 fmol/ml) and controls (2.4 fmol/ml). A decrease in plasma endothelin levels in both groups of patients during ...
Pages: 433-434
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Interleukin-1 alpha- and beta-, interleukin-6- and tumour necrosis factor-alpha-like immunoreactivities in chronic granulomatous skin conditions.
Ahmed AA, Nordlind K, Schultzberg M, Lidén S
Paraformaldehyde-fixed tissue of chronic granulomatous skin conditions, such as cutaneous leishmaniasis, granuloma annulare, leprosy and hidroadenitis, was investigated for the presence of interleukin-1 alpha-, interleukin-1 beta-, interleukin-6- and tumour necrosis factor-alpha-like immunoreactivities among the cellular infiltrates. There was a weak to strong cytoplasmic labelling of plasma cells ...
Pages: 435-440
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Immunohistochemical demonstration of the expression of neurofilament proteins in Merkel cells.
Narisawa Y, Hashimoto K, Kohda H
The presence of immunoreactive neurofilament proteins has previously been reported in Merkel cell carcinomas but not in normal human epidermal and dermal Merkel cells. We have studied the immunoreactivity of epidermal Merkel cells for neurofilament triplet proteins (68 KD, 70 KD, 160 KD, 200 KD), using epidermal sheets prepared from the plantar skin of human adults, which enabled us to survey larg ...
Pages: 441-443
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Skin scoring in systemic sclerosis: a modification--relations to subtypes and the aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP).
Zachariae H, Bjerring P, Halkier-Sørensen L, Heickendorff L, Søndergaard K
Forty-one patients with systemic sclerosis were investigated with a new and simple skin score method measuring the degree of thickening and pliability in seven regions together with area involvement in each region. The highest values were, as expected, found in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (type III SS) and the lowest in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (type I SS) with no lesions exte ...
Pages: 444-446
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CLINICAL REPORT
Lymphocutaneous nocardiosis with multiple subcutaneous nodules distributed over the extensor aspect of the forearm. Report of a case.
Yoshida M, Sugiyama Y, Harada M, Tezuka T, Iimori M, Hiruma M
We report a case of lymphocutaneous nocardiosis due to Nocardia brasiliensis, marked by multiple subcutaneous nodules and abscesses on the extensor aspect of the left forearm in a 53-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. Nine months before she was first examined, she had fallen on a concrete surface. A nodule had appeared 2 months later at the same site and had expanded and been follow ...
Pages: 447-448
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Pseudo-fibrokeratoma of the nail apparatus with melanocytic pigmentation: a clue for diagnosing Bowen's disease.
Baran R, Perrin C
Bowen's disease of the nail apparatus is a protean condition where pseudo-fibrokeratoma associated with melanocytic pigmentation was the clue leading to the clinical diagnosis. Migration of melanocytes into the superficial layers of the matrix epithelium may be associated with the extension of the epidermal tumoral process, without necessitating a real melanocytic hyperplasia.
Pages: 449-450
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Spontaneously regressing malignant melanoma with unusual histological features.
Tamura A, Ishikawa O, Miyachi Y
An 85-year-old man with spontaneously regressing primary malignant melanoma is reported. Histological features were considered to be compatible with those of spontaneously regressing malignant melanoma, except that many multinucleated giant cells were observed replacing typical melanoma cells.
Pages: 451-453
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Low doses of low molecular weight heparin in vivo inhibits the elicitation of contact hypersensitivity.
Ingber A, Trattner A, Cohen IR, Mekori YA
Low-dose low molecular heparin inhibits T lymphocyte-mediated autoimmune disease and allograft reactions in mice in vivo and in vitro. High doses of heparin are not effective. The purpose of this preliminary study was to analyze the effect of low-dose, low molecular weight heparin (Enoxaparin, Clexane) on the expression of patch testing in patients with contact dermatitis. Eleven patients with all ...
Pages: 454-456
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Intralesional interferon alpha-2b therapy for Buschke-Loewenstein tumour.
Tsambaos D, Monastirli A, Kapranos N, Georgiou S, Pasmatzi E, Berger H
A patient with a Buschke-Loewenstein tumour associated with human papillomavirus type 6/11 is reported. He was intralesionally treated with human recombinant alpha-2b interferon (9 x 10(6) IU/day) three times weekly. The tumour completely disappeared within 5 months of continuous treatment which was well tolerated. Sixteen months after completion of therapy the patient remains well and free of dis ...
Pages: 457-459
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Hydrogen peroxide cream: an alternative to topical antibiotics in the treatment of impetigo contagiosa
Christensen OB, Anehus S.
In total, 256 patients with bacteriologically verified impetigo contagiosa were included in three double-blind, parallel group, randomized, multi-centre trials, where the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide cream (Microcid) was compared with that of fusidic acid cream/gel (Fucidin). The trials were performed at 47 centres in three countries, Sweden, Germany and UK, and the results are compiled in the pr ...
Pages: 460-462
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Porokeratosis of Mibelli associated with active chronic hepatitis and vitiligo.
Dippel E, Haas N, Czarnetzki BM
A patient with porokeratosis Mibelli is reported who suffered from long-standing chronic active hepatitis and rapidly expanding vitiligo of more recent onset. This type of disease association has never been reported before, although it is in line with several reports of porokeratosis in association with immunoregulatory disorders, mostly after drug-induced immunosuppression. The lesions of the pre ...
Pages: 463-464
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Indications of a considerable decrease in the death rate in mycosis fungoides by PUVA treatment.
Swanbeck G, Roupe G, Sandström MH
PUVA therapy has its roots in ancient India and Egypt and began to come into general use in the highly developed countries in the middle of the 1970's (1). The first reports of PUVA treatment of mycosis fungoides were published in 1976 (2); these were followed by several other studies in the two following years (3-7). Some of the early work on PUVA therapy was carried out in Sweden (8,9), and the ...
Pages: 465-466
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Atypical fibroxanthoma with osteoclast-like giant cells.
Val-Bernal JF, Corral J, Fernández F, Gómez-Bellvert C
Atypical fibroxanthoma has a wide spectrum of histological appearances. A variant recently described is atypical fibroxanthoma with osteoclast-like giant cells. One case of this rare tumour is described. The tumour arose on the forehead of an 87-year-old woman in the form of a subepidermal nodule. The lesion was incompletely excised and recurred 6 months later without showing any characteristics o ...
Pages: 467-477
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Loose anagen syndrome: a new case.
Martínez JA, Velasco M, Vilata JJ, Quecedo E, Aliaga A
Pages: 473-473
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Induction of skin blanching by hydrogen peroxide.
Tegner E
Pages: 474-475
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Stevens-Johnson syndrome induced by clofibrate.
Wong SS
Pages: 475-475
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Lichenoid drug eruption induced by spironolactone.
Schön MP, Tebbe B, Trautmann C, Orfanos CE
Pages: 476-476
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Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma of the sacral region
Nakayama H, Mihara M, Hattori K, Mishima E, Shimao S
Pages: 477-477
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Human papillomavirus type 16-associated periungual squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Tosti A, La Placa M, Fanti PA, Gentilomi G, Venturoli S, Zerbini M, Musiani M
Pages: 478-479
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The baboon syndrome: a manifestation of haematogenous contact-type dermatitis.
Duve S, Worret W, Hofmann H
Pages: 480-481
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Trichosporon beigelii fungemia with cutaneous dissemination. A case report and literature review.
Hsiao GH, Chang CC, Chen JC, Kuo WL, Huang SF
Pages: 481-482
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The effect of a hydrocolloid occlusive dressing (DuoDERM E) on keratinization in psoriasis vulgaris.
Gerritsen MJ, van Vlijmen-Willems IM, Chang A, van de Kerkhof PC
Pages: 483-484
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Surgical treatment of chronic leg ulcers.
Härmä M, Asko-Seljavaara S, Lauharanta J
Pages: 484-485
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Scarring alopecia following gold therapy
Burrows NP, Grant JW, Crisp AJ, Roberts SO.
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Pages: 486-486
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