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Page: 417
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Glycerol Accelerates Recovery of Barrier Function In Vivo
J. W. Fluhr, M. Gloor, L. Lehmann, S. Lazzerini, F. Distante, E. Berardesca
Two studies were performed to evaluate the influence of glycerol on the recovery of damaged stratum corneum barrier function. Measurements of transepidermal water loss and capacitance were conducted in a 3-day follow-up after tape stripping (study 1) and a 7-day follow-up after a barrier damage due to a repeated washing with sodium lauryl sulphate. In study 1 a faster barrier repair (transepiderma ...
Pages: 418-421
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Increased Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Pyogenic Granulomas
Rafael Bragado, Elena Bello, Luis Requena, Guadalupe Renedo, Emma Texeiro, María Victoria Alvarez, Maria Angeles Castilla, Carlos Caramelo
The expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was analysed in biopsy samples from patients with pyogenic granuloma. The results disclosed the presence of a strong VEGF signal in pyogenic granulomas, which are constituted by a vast majority of cells of endothelial lineage. A marked positivity was evident in areas of proliferating endothelial cells without vessel lumen formation. In th ...
Pages: 422-425
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Sunscreen Protection Against Cis-urocanic Acid Production in Human Skin
F. De Fine Olivarius, H. C. Wulf, J. Crosby, M. Norval
Commercial sunscreens may offer some protection from immunosuppression induced by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but agreement concerning the degree of protection is lacking. Cis-urocanic acid, formed by the photoisomerization of trans-urocanic acid is considered an important mediator of the cutaneous immunomodulation resulting from exposure to UV radiation. We investigated the effect o ...
Pages: 426-430
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Early Events in Ultraviolet Light-induced Skin Lesions in Lupus Erythematosus: Expression Patterns of Adhesion Molecules ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and E-selectin
Filippa Nyberg, Taina Hasan, Curt Skoglund, Eija Stephansson
In our previous study, photoprovocation induced lupus erythematosus (LE) and polymorphous light eruption-like lesions in photosensitive LE patients. In this new study we examined the expression of ICAM-1, VCAM-1 and E-selectin, in early lesions in particular. A total of 32 patients with cutaneous LE, 25 with "classic" discoid LE, and 7 with systemic LE, including 3 patients with subacute cutaneous ...
Pages: 431-436
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Distribution of Naive and Memory T-cells in Photoprovoked and Spontaneous Skin Lesions of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus and Polymorphous Light Eruption
Taina Hasan, Eija Stephansson, Annamari Ranki
Immune response to ultraviolet radiation-modified skin antigens has been suggested as a pathomechanism of skin lesions in discoid lupus erythematosus and polymorphous light eruption. In order to elucidate the role of T-lymphocyte subsets in this response, we studied the distribution of CD45RO+, CD45RA+ and CD31+ cells and the endothelial expression of adhesion mole ...
Pages: 437-442
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Validity Study for the Stigmatization Experience in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriatic Patients
Gerhard Schmid-Ott, Hans-Werner Kuensebeck, Burkard Jaeger, Thomas Werfel, Karin Frahm, Jan Ruitman, Alexander Kapp, Friedhelm Lamprecht
A central experience of patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis is the feeling of stigmatization. This can be estimated by the "Questionnaire on Experience with Skin Complaints" (QES), based on the "Feelings of Stigmatization Questionnaire" by Ginsburg & Link. This study was designed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the QES, especially the validity of this questionnaire, and to ...
Pages: 443-447
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Atopic Disease among Adults in Northern Russia, an Area with Heavy Air Pollution
Lars Kåre Dotterud, Edvard S. Falk
The cumulative incidence of atopic disease among adults was assessed in the heavily polluted Russian town Nikel on the Kola peninsula. The study was conducted in spring 1994 using a self-administered questionnaire. A total of 3,368 (93.6%) of the 3,600 subjects returned a completed questionnaire. Information about atopic diseases, smoking habits and living conditions in the family was also obtaine ...
Pages: 448-450
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Improved Response of Plaque Psoriasis after Multiple Treatments with Topical 5-Aminolaevulinic Acid Photodynamic Therapy
Dominic J. Robinson, Paul Collins, Mark R. Stringer, David I. Vernon, Graeme I Stables, Stanley B. Brown, Robert A. Sheehan-Dare
We investigated the clinical response of 10 patients with plaque psoriasis to multiple treatments with photodynamic therapy, using topical application of 5-aminolaevulinic acid followed by exposure to broad-band visible radiation. Treatment was performed up to 3 times per week, with a maximum of 12 treatments, using a light dose of 8 Jcm-2 delivered at a dose-rate of 15 mWcm-2
Pages: 451-455
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Double-blind Comparison of Azelaic Acid 20% Cream and its Vehicle in Treatment of Papulo-pustular Rosacea
Roar Bjerke, Ole Fyrand, Klaus Graupe
Previous investigations have indicated that topical azelaic acid has beneficial effects in rosacea. This 3-month randomized, double-blind, multicentre study compared the efficacy and safety of azelaic acid 20% cream with its vehicle, in the treatment of papulo-pustular rosacea. A total of 116 patients were enrolled in the study and medication was applied twice daily. Azelaic acid cream produced si ...
Pages: 456-459
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Stinging and Rosacea
Sol-Britt Lonne-Rahm, Torkel Fischer, Mats Berg
A total of 32 rosacea patients (25 with the papulopustular type of rosacea and 7 with the erythematotelangiectatic type) and 32 healthy persons were single-blind tested with a solution of 5% lactic acid and pure water applied to their cheeks. Twenty-four patients and 6 controls reacted positively as "stingers" (p<0.001) in this objective test of sensitive skin. All 7 of the patients with ...
Pages: 460-461
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Soluble E-selectin as a Marker of Disease Activity in Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris
Tetsunori Kitamura, Yasuhiko Tamada, Masashi Kato, Takashi Yokochi, Toshihiko Ikeya
In this study, we investigated a possible correlation between adhesion molecules and activity of pustulosis palmaris et plantaris (PPP). Serum levels of soluble E-selectin (sE-selectin), soluble intercellular adhesion molecules 1 (sICAM-1) and tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in 30 untreated PPP patients were examined, and compared with those in 20 healthy subjects. Values in 10 PPP patients wer ...
Pages: 462-464
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Skin Pigmentation and Texture Changes after Hair Removal with the Normal-mode Ruby Laser: Evaluations by Skin Reflectance, Profilometry, and Ultrasonography
Merete Haedersdal, Henrik Egekvist, Jan Efsen, Peter Bjerring
Promising clinical results have been obtained with the normal mode ruby laser for removal of unwanted hair. Melanin within the hair follicles is thought to act as target for the ruby laser pulses, whereas epidermal melanin is thought to be a competitive chromophore, responsible for potential side effects. This study aimed (i) to objectify postoperative changes in skin pigmentation and texture and ...
Pages: 465-468
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The Dermatoscopic ABCD Rule Does Not Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Malignant Melanoma
Henrik Lorentzen, Kaare Weismann, Lena Secher, Carsten sand Petersen, Frederik Grønhøj Larsen
The dermatoscopic ABCD rule has been suggested to improve diagnostic performance regarding cutaneous malignant melanoma. Using this rule, a total dermatoscopy score is calculated from the presence of various dermatoscopic elements. A total dermatoscopy score above 4.75 signifies possible and 5.45 probable melanoma. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of dermatoscopy with and without the use of the ...
Pages: 469-472
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Direct or Referral Microscopy of Vaginal Wet Smear for Bacterial Vaginosis: Experience from an STD Clinic
Carsten Sand Petersen, Anne Grethe Danielsen, Jan Renneberg
A new wet smear diagnostic criterion for bacterial vaginosis was applied to 124 consecutive female patients attending an STD clinic located in the centre of Copenhagen. Bacterial vaginosis was detected in 54 (44%) women, making bacterial vaginosis the most prevalent pathological condition encountered. A total of 47 (87%) of the women were symptomatic. Concomitant genital infections were found in 1 ...
Pages: 473-474
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Sudden Death Secondary to Mycosis Fungoides of the Midbrain
Anthony M. R. Downs, Seth Love, Cameron C. T. Kennedy
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Page: 475
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Pilomatrix Carcinoma in a Child
Arun Joshi, Shatrughan P. Sah, Chandra Shekhar Agrawal, Mary Jacob, Arun Agarwalla
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Pages: 476-477
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Topical Calcipotriol in Childhood Psoriasis
Annalisa Patrizi, Iria Neri, Laura Rizzoli, Claudio Varotti
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Page: 477
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High-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Determination of Thickness and Depth of Invasion of Skin Tumours
J. Mäurer, K.-T. Hoffmann, G. Lissau, D. Schlums, R. Felix
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Pages: 478-479
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Bullous Pemphigoid with Permanent Loss of the Nails
Yumi Namba, Hiroko Koizumi, Masanobu Kumakiri, Takashi Hashimoto, Tsutomu Muramatsu, Akira Ohkawara
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Pages: 480-481
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Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome in a Patient with Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Julie Christiansen, Eva Tegner, Magnus Irestedt
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Page: 482
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A Unique Case of Localized Pemphigus Vulgaris
Chozaburo Okuda, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Masaaki Ito, Takashi Hashimoto
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Pages: 483-484
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Interferon Alpha-2a Monotherapy for Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma
S. Georgiou, A. Monastirli, N. Kapranos, E. Pasmatzi, Th. Sakkis, D. Tsambaos
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Pages: 484-485
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Pyoderma Gangrenosum after Augmentation Mammoplasty
I. Sotillo-Gago, M. A. Muñoz-Pérez, F. Camacho-Martinez*
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Page: 486
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Non-invasive Monitoring of the Mechanical Properties of Keloids during Cryosurgery
Hristo Dobrev
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Pages: 487-488
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Treatment of Solar Lentigo with Cryosurgery
Ch. C. Zouboulis, A. D. Rosenberger, Y. Adler, C. E. Orfanos
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Pages: 489-490
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UVA1 for Treatment of Keloids
Anna Hannuksela-Svahn, Ole Jacob Grandal, Tron Thorstensen, Ole Christensen
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Page: 490
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Failure of Colchicine in the Treatment of Severe Acne Vulgaris
Carmelo Schepis, Maddalena Siragusa, Rosaria Palazzo, Antonio Puglisi Guerra
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Page: 491
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Response to the Letter by Schepis et al.
J. Sadjadi, M. Moshir
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Page: 491
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A Juvenile Case of Classic Kaposi's Sarcoma
Teoman Erdem, Mustafa Atasoy, Necmettin Akdeniz, Muammer Parlak, zevki Ozdemir
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Pages: 492-493
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Generalized Severe Lichen Planus Treated with Azathioprine
Kaushal K. Verma, C. S. Sirka, Binod K. Khaitan
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Page: 493
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Ichthyosis Vulgaris and X-linked Ichthyosis: Simultaneous Segregation in the Same Family
S. A. Cuevas-Covarrubias, M. Valdes-Flores, M. R. Rivera-Vega, J. C. Diaz-Zagoya, S. H. Kofman-Alfaro
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 494-495
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Post-herpes Zoster Scar Sarcoidosis
Vincent Barrazza
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Page: 495
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Response to the Letter by Barrazza
Monica Corazza, Sandra Bacilieri, Renata Strumia
This article does not have an abstract.
Page: 495
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Giant Café au Lait Spot in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis
Hatice Erdi, Ayse Boyvat, Emel Calikoglu
Page: 496
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No Case Against Mohs' Surgery
Richard J. Motley, Peter J. A. Holt
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Page: 498
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Response to the Letter by Motley and Holt
Sam Shuster
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Page: 499
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Herpetic Infection on the Vulva Associated with Eccrine Squamous Syringometaplasia in Malignant Lymphoma
Sung Woo Choi, Jeong Eun Yang, Seok Jin Kang, Ha Rin Lee, Chung Won Kim
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Pages: 500-501
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