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Some Emphasis on Prevention
W. J. Cunliffe
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Page: 337
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Microdialysis vs. Suction Blister Technique for In vivo Sampling of Pharmacokinetics in the Human Dermis
Eva Benfeldt, Jørgen Serup, Torkil Menné
Our aim was to simultaneously investigate 2 techniques for in vivo sampling of peripheral compartment pharmacokinetics after systemic administration of acetylsalicylic acid. Ten volunteers were given 2 g acetylsalicylic acid orally. Blood samples and dialysates from 4 microdialysis probes inserted in the dermis of the forearm were collected for 5 h and suction blisters were raised 1-3 h af ...
Pages: 338-342
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IgA Antibodies Recognizing LABD97 Are Predominantly IgA1 Subclass
Conleth A. Egan, Michael R. Martineau, Ted B. Taylor, Laurence J. Meyer, Marta J. Petersen, John J. Zone
Linear IgA bullous dermatosis is a rare acquired subepidermal blistering disease of the skin. A recognized antigen in linear IgA bullous dermatosis is a 97-kDa basement membrane zone protein termed LABD97. Previous studies, using immunofluorescent techniques, have suggested that the IgA response is restricted to the IgA1 subclass. We studied the IgA antibody subclasses in the sera of 6 patients t ...
Pages: 343-346
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Quantitative and Ultrastructural Analysis of Inflammatory Infiltrates in Male Pattern Alopecia
Hirohiko Sueki, Tracy Stoudemayer, Albert M. Kligman, George F. Murphy
In order to determine whether lymphocytic inflammation around the lower infundibula in male pattern alopecia is incidental or a general phenomenon, we performed morphometric and ultrastructural analysis of inflammatory infiltrates in the transitional zones of the vertex and occipital hairy scalps of 19 patients with male pattern alopecia. Six normal subjects served as controls. The number of infl ...
Pages: 347-350
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Mast Cells in Developing Subepidermal Bullous Diseases: Emphasis on Tryptase, Chymase and Protease Inhibitors
Renata Kaminska, Anita Naukkarinen, Wieslaw Glinski, Maija Horsmanheimo, Ilkka T. Harvima
The possible involvement of mast cell tryptase and chymase in subepidermal bullous diseases was studied enzyme-histochemically in specimens from erythematous and vesicular skin and from non-involved skin of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis, bullous pemphigoid, erythema multiforme, infective bullous eruption and linear IgA dermatosis. Patients with pemphigus were biopsied for comparison. The ...
Pages: 351-355
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Scoring the Severity of Atopic Dermatitis: Three Item Severity Score as a Rough System for Daily Practice and as a Pre-screening Tool for Studies
A. Wolkerstorfer, F. B. De Waard van der Spek, E. J. Glazenburg, P. G. H. Mulder, A. P. Oranje
Different scoring systems have been developed to determine the severity of atopic dermatitis. The SCORAD (SCORing Atopic Dermatitis), one of the best validated systems, is suited for clinical trials, but is too complicated and time consuming for routine clinical use. The TIS score (Three Item Severity score), a simplified system, is based on the evaluation of erythema, oedema/papulation and excor ...
Pages: 356-359
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Bactericidal Activity of Manganese and Iodide Ions against Staphylococcus aureus: A Possible Treatment for Acute Atopic Dermatitis
Takafumi Inoue, Shintaro Inoue, Kazuo Kubota
We reported previously that balneotherapy using Kusatsu hot-spring water is useful for controlling the skin symptoms of acute flares/exacerbations of refractory cases of atopic dermatitis. As Staphylococcus aureus on the skin surface decreased in number or disappeared after balneotherapy, the hot-spring water was suspected to act against the microorganism. The hot-spring water showed strong bacte ...
Pages: 360-362
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Sinus Histiocytosis (Rosai-Dorfman Disease) Clinically Limited to the Skin
Jin Moon Kang, Woo Ick Yang, Soo Min Kim, Min-Geol Lee
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML) is an idiopathic proliferation of unique histiocytes that have vesicular nuclei and voluminous pale cytoplasm, often with emperipolesis. Pure cutaneous involvement is very rare. We describe a patient with SHML limited to the skin whose lesion has spontaneously regressed. A 35-year-old Korean male visited the Department of Dermatology due to ...
Pages: 363-365
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Variations in Facial Skin Thickness and Echogenicity with Site and Age
Giovanni Pellacani, Stefania Seidenari
The characteristic pattern of reflectivity of facial skin, as evaluated by ultrasound, has not previously been described quantitatively. The aim of this study was to evaluate site- and age-dependent variations in skin thickness and echogenicity of facial skin. A total of 40 women, in different age groups, were studied at 12 different facial skin sites. Echographic images were recorded with a 20 M ...
Pages: 366-369
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Five-year Results of Mohs' Micrographic Surgery for Aggressive Facial Basal Cell Carcinoma in Sweden
Ann-Marie Wennberg, Olle Larkö, Bo Stenquist
Mohs' micrographic surgery of facial basal cell carcinoma ensures a high cure rate with maximal preservation of healthy tissue. Using precise margin control, this procedure allows complete examination of all margins of tissue removed. Due to the insufficient facilities for Mohs' micrographic surgery in Sweden, only the most aggressive tumours are referred for this procedure, which could increase ...
Pages: 370-372
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High-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Facial Haemiatrophy
J. Mäurer, F. D. Knollmann, I. Schlecht, K. Terstegge, R. Felix
The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate the use of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of facial haemiatrophy. A total of 14 patients with clinically suspected facial haemiatrophy were investigated using high-resolution MRI. The T1- (500/25) and T2- (2200/50) weighted images were analysed visually and numerically. The results of the affected skin portions were ...
Pages: 373-375
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Onychomycosis in Icelandic Swimmers
Gunnhildur Gudnadóttir, Ingibjörg Hilmarsdóttir, Bárður Sigurgeirsson
We investigated visitors to a swimming pool in Reykjavík to determine whether onychomycosis of the toenails is more prevalent in swimmers than in the general population, where the prevalence is believed to be between 3 and 8%. A total of 266 swimmers over the age of 17 years were interviewed and examined. When an onychomycosis was suspected a nail specimen was taken for mycological examination. ...
Pages: 376-377
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Lichen Planus is Not Associated with Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients from North West England
Simon C. Tucker, Ian H. Coulson
It has been suggested that infection with hepatitis C virus may be associated with the development of lichen planus and that geographical area may be an important factor affecting the relative risk. The present 2-centre, prospective, epidemiological study investigates this possible association in north west England. A total of 45 patients with classical and/or erosive mucous membrane lichen planu ...
Pages: 378-379
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Quality of Life and Use of Health Care among People with Genital Herpes in France
F. Taboulet, B. Halioua, J.-E. Malkin
In order to assess psychological morbidity in France related to genital herpes infection, we carried out a transversal study comparing infected patients with a control group. A total of 236 patients with genital herpes were first identified by means of a postal survey, then matched against a witness group of 236 non-infected persons. Detailed questionnaires were sent out to each person in the 2 g ...
Pages: 380-384
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Annular Erythema Caused by Impending Pacemaker Extrusion
Rainer Gerdsen, Hans Wilhelm Kaiser, Kai Friedrich, Eberhard Rabe, Thomas Bieber
A 72-year-old patient with an implanted cardiac pacemaker presented with a circumscribed erythematous area on his chest. It was only several months later, after he had developed positional, localized pain in this area, that the diagnosis of an impending pacemaker extrusion became evident. This case illustrates the diagnostic difficulties in patients with pacemaker-associated skin lesions. Regular ...
Pages: 385-387
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Somatostatin Immunoreactive Cells and Merkel Cells in Psoriasis
Toomas Talme, Marianne Schultzberg
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Pages: 388-389
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Inverse Psoriasis Induced by Terbinafine
Paolo Pauluzzi, Nicola Boccucci
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Page: 389
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A Retrospective Study of the Teratogenicity of Dermatological Coal Tar Products
M. E. J. Franssen, G. J. van der Wilt, P. C. M. Pasker de Jong, R. P. Bos, W. P. Arnold
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Pages: 390-391
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Exfoliative Dermatitis after Long-term Methotrexate Treatment of Severe Psoriasis
Thorsten Peters, Susanne Theile-Ochel, Jens Chemnitz, Dietmar Söhngen, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek
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Pages: 391-392
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Becker's Naevus Associated with Connective Tissue Naevus
Dai-Ho Kim, Chung-Won Kim, Tae-Yoon Kim
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 393-394
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Erythromelalgia as a Paraneoplastic Syndrome in a Patient with Abdominal Cancer
Cato Mørk, Ole Kalgaard, Knut Kvernebo
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Page: 394
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Lichen Planus Induced by Interferon-a-2B Therapy in a Patient with Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
A. Herrera Saval, F. Camacho Martínez
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Page: 395
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Scraping Versus Videodermatoscopy for the Diagnosis of Scabies: A Comparative Study
Giuseppe Micali, Francesco Lacarrubba, Gaetano Lo Guzzo
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Page: 396
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Rheumatoid Nodules Developing under Methotrexate Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
T. N. Y. Duong, U. Blume-Peytavi, S. Krengel, Ch. C. Zouboulis, C. E. Orfanos
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Pages: 397-398
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Cutaneous and Systemic Infection by Gemella morbillorum
P. Rosina, S. Cunego, G. Meloni, F. Favari, A. Leoni
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Page: 398
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Lack of Progesterone Receptor Expression in Extramammary Paget's Disease
Sumihisa Imakado, Hisae Satomi, Yoshiyuki Ishii, Yuji Aiyoshi, Fujio Otsuka
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Page: 399
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Photodynamic Therapy of Recalcitrant Warts with 5-Aminolevulinic Acid: A Retrospective Analysis
Ida-Marie Stender, Hans Christian Wulf
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Pages: 400-401
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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome after Sertraline
V. Jan, C. Toledano, L. Machet, M. C. Machet, L. Vaillant, G. Lorette
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Page: 401
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Cutaneous Infection with Scedosporium apiospermum in a Patient Treated with Corticosteroids
Christian Lavigne, François Maillot, Anne de Muret, Madeleine Thérizol-Ferly, Fernand Lamisse, Laurent Machet
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Pages: 402-403
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Disseminated Punctate Intraepidermal Haemorrhage: A Widespread Counterpart of Black Heel
Ignacio García-Doval, Carlos de la Torre, Antonio Losada, Manuel J. Cruces
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Page: 403
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Idiopathic Unilateral Localized Hyperhidrosis
Ayye Boyvat, Gamze Piykin, Hatice Erdi
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Pages: 404-405
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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: A Retrospective Analysis of 43 Patients
Kristine Bjørndal Sørensen, Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
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Pages: 405-406
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Psoriatic Arthritis and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bayak YalçLn, zuayib YalçLn
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Page: 407
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Response to the Letter by Drs B. Yalcin and S. Yalcin
Annamaria Offidani, A. Cellini, G. Valeri, A. Giovagnoni
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Page: 407
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Congenital Smooth Muscle Hamartoma of the Skin: Clinical Classification
Rainer Gerdsen, Claudine Lagarde, Astrid Steen, Kay H. Steen, Manfred Uerlich, Thomas Bieber
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Pages: 408-409
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Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in a Group of Renal Transplant Recipients
G. Tessari, A. Barba, C. Chieregato
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Pages: 409-410
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Epidermal Urocanic Acid in Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
Taina Hasan, Paavo Pasanen, Christer T. Jansen
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Pages: 411-412
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Chloramphenicol Induced Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis Proved by Patch Test and Systemic Provocation
Ai-Young Lee, Sang-Hee Yoo
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Pages: 412-413
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Bacterial Vaginosis: The Leading Cause of Vaginal Discharge in Women Attending an STD Clinic in Copenhagen
Carsten S. Petersen, Anne Grethe Danielsen, Jan Renneberg
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Pages: 414-415
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Non-gonococcal Urethritis
P. Sharma, A. Singal
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Page: 415
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Announcements
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Page: 416
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