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Markers of Skin Inflammation and Wound healing: Editorial
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Page: 161
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Modulation of Urokinase-type and Tissue-type Plasminogen Activator Occurs at an Early Stage of Progessing Stages of Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Investigative Report
Manfred Peschen, Alan A. Rogers, W. J. John Chen, Wolfgang Vanscheidt
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) progresses through a series of clinical stages, from healthy skin to poorly healing leg ulcers. The aim of this study was to analyse the distribution pattern and activity level of urokinase-type (uPA) and tissue-type plasminogen activators (tPA) in normal skin and in tissue biopsies of progressing stages of CVI, prior to and including venous ulceration. Biopsies ...
Pages: 162-166
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An Immunohistochemical Analysis of Cytokine Expression in Allergic and Irritant Contact Dermatitis: Investigative Report
Ann-Kristin Ulfgren, Lars Klareskog, Magnus Lindberg
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the specific and non-specific inflammatory responses to allergens and irritants give rise to immuno-histochemical detectable differences in the cytokine profile in the skin. Skin biopsies taken at 0, 6, 24 and 72 h from contact allergic reactions to nickel and from irritant reactions to sodium lauryl sulphate were analysed. The main finding was ...
Pages: 167-170
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Inflammatory Mediators in Normal, Sensitive and Diseased Skin Types: Investigative Report
D. M. Reilly, R. Parslew, G. R. Sharpe, S. Powell, M. R. Green
The role of inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of skin diseases is now widely accepted. We analysed the profiles of inflammatory mediators in normal, sensitive (past history of eczema, but currently patch test negative) and diseased (psoriasis and eczema) skin types to identify the patterns associated with various degrees of inflammatory dermatoses. Compared with normal ...
Pages: 171-174
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Rat Bladder Epithelium: A Sensitive Substrate for Indirect Immunofluorescence of Bullous Pemphigoid: Investigative Report
Sergio Delmonte, Emanuele Cozzani, Massimo Drosera, Aurora Parodi, Alfredo Rebora
Serological diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid is based on immunoblotting or indirect immunofluorescence on normal human salt-split skin. These methods are expensive or time-consuming and not available as a routine test in all laboratories. We used rat bladder epithelium as substrate for indirect immunofluorescence and compared it with other substrates and with immunoblotting. Twenty-nine bullous pem ...
Pages: 175-178
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Degradation of Antiproteinases, Complement and Fibronectin in Chronic Leg Ulcers: Investigative Report
Artur Schmidtchen
It has been proposed that excessive and uncontrolled proteolytic activity is an important pathogenetic factor for chronic wounds. Identification of molecules that either control or reflect proteolysis in wounds may prove to be useful in determining wound healing activity. In this study wound fluid was sampled under a polyurethane dressing or on hydrophilic glass filters. Multiple chronic wound flu ...
Pages: 179-184
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Serum Neopterin as an Objective Marker of Psoriatic Disease Activity: Clinical Report
M. Sánchez-Regaña, M. Catasús, L. Creus, P. Umbert
Neopterin is a non-specific marker of the activation of cell-mediated immunity. Several studies have demonstrated the crucial role of CD4+ T cells in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. We have measured serum and urine neopterin levels and urine neopterin/creatinine ratios by radioimmunoassay in 24 patients with plaque-type psoriasis before and after a course of topical treatment with triamcinolone ace ...
Pages: 185-187
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Skin Surface pH, Stratum Corneum Hydration, Trans-epidermal Water Loss and Skin Roughness Related to Atopic Eczema and Skin Dryness in a Population of Primary School Children: Clinical Report
B. Eberlein-König, T. Schäfer, J. Huss-Marp, U. Darsow, M. Möhrenschlager, O. Herbert, D. Abeck, U. Krämer, H. Behrendt, J. Ring
Non-invasive investigations of skin morphology and function are standard tools to study the pathophysiology of several cutaneous disorders, yet they have not been used in population-based epidemiological studies. Here we examined skin surface pH, stratum corneum hydration, trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and skin roughness by profilometry in a study population comprising 377 primary school child ...
Pages: 188-191
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No Increased Skin Reactivity in Subjects with Allergic Rhinitis During the Active Phase of the Disease: Clinical Report
Andrea Conti, Stefania Seidenari
Data on skin reactivity in patients with respiratory atopy without atopic dermatitis are scarce and controversial. Our purpose was to assess whether skin reactivity in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis varies according to the phase of the disease and the possible release of inflammatory mediators acting on the skin during the pollen season. The volar forearm skin of eleven patients with sea ...
Pages: 192-195
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Ultrasound Investigation of Port Wine Stains: Clinical Report
Agneta Troilius, Gunnar Svendsen, Bo Ljunggren
Congenital capillary malformation, or port wine stains (PWS), have been treated with the pulsed dye laser since the late 1980s. Some studies have shown better results when the malformation has been located on the lateral face, forehead, neck, trunk or shoulder and inferior results, with more treatments required, when it is located on the central face area, dermatome V2 or the extremities. The purp ...
Pages: 196-199
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Paraneoplastic Skin Manifestations of Lung Cancer: Clinical Report
Hans Lomholt, Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
Two cases are reported illustrating a parallel course of extensive skin manifestations and lung cancer. The cases presented features of paraneoplastic acrokeratosis (Bazex's syndrome) and erythema gyratum repens though they did not completely correspond to these well-defined conditions. In both cases the cutaneous eruption appeared more than a year prior to the diagnosis of lung cancer, and the sk ...
Pages: 200-202
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Thermal Effects of Emollients on Facial Skin in the Cold: Clinical Report
Eero Lehmuskallio, Hannu Rintamäki, Hannu Anttonen
Ointments are traditionally used in Finland for protection against facial frostbite. Recent epidemiological reports showed unexpectedly, however, that the use of ointments is a statistically considerable risk factor for frostbite of the face and ears. The effects of 4 different emollients on facial temperature were studied in 46 acute cold exposures. The voluntary test persons sat in a cold chambe ...
Pages: 203-207
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Localized Pustular Psoriasis with Onycholysis Representing a Köbner Phenomenon
Robert Gniadecki, Carsten Sand Petersen, Kristian Rossen
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Page: 208
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Comel-Netherton Syndrome: Evolution of Manifestation in a 20-year Follow-up and Phenotypic Overlap with Peeling Skin Syndrome Type B
I. Schneider, B. Sebök, Gy. Kosztolányi, Gy. Szekeres
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Pages: 209-210
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Drug Eruption due to Low Molecular Weight Heparin
Tae-Suk Chung, Soo-Chan Kim
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Page: 211
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Linear Lichen Planopilaris of the Face Treated with Low-dose Cyclosporin A
Eiko Yanaru, Masato Ueda, Masamitsu Ichihashi
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Page: 212
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Rare Case of Cockayne Syndrome with Xeroderma Pigmentosum
I. Bartenjev, M. Rogl Butina, M. Poto)nik
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Pages: 213-214
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Congenital Triangular Alopecia in Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis: Report of 3 Cases
Hee Joong Kim, Ki Beom Park, Jun Mo Yang, Soo Hong Park, Eil Soo Lee
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Pages: 215-216
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Immunotherapy with Diphenylcyclopropenone of Recalcitrant Warts: A Retrospective Analysis
Merete Haedersdal, Edgar Selvaag, Carsten Sand Petersen
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Pages: 217-218
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Classic Kaposi's Sarcoma and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Pedro Redondo, Ignacio Sánchez-Carpintero, Javier Vázquez-Doval, Emilio Quintanilla
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Pages: 218-219
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Pemphigus Vulgaris Possibly Triggered by Cilazapril
Edith Orion, Ephraim Gazit, Sarah Brenner
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Page: 220
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UVA1 for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Sabine Gisela Plötz, Dietrich Abeck, Ulrike Seitzer, Rüdiger Hein, Johannes Ring
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Page: 221
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Atypical Erythema Multiforme Occurring at the Early Phase of Lyme Disease?
V. Lesire, L. Machet, C. Toledano, A. de Muret, H. Maillard, G. Lorette, L. Vaillant
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Page: 222
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Dermatoscopic Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma
Volker Waldmann
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Page: 223
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Response to V. Waldmann: Companion of dermatoscopic ABCD rule and risk stratification in the diagnosis of malignant melanoma
H. Lorentzen, K. Weismann, R. O. Kenet, L. Secher, F. Grönhöj Larsen
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Page: 223
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Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis Induced by Dextropropoxyphene and Confirmed by Patch Testing
L. Machet, L. Martin, M. C. Machet, G. Lorette, L. Vaillant
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Pages: 224-225
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The Effectiveness of Low-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Chronic Urticaria
Maximilian Kroiss, Thomas Vogt, Michael Landthaler, Wilhelm Stolz
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Page: 225
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Botulinum Toxin A for Focal Hyperhidrosis in Leg Amputees: A Case Report
Uwe Wollina, Helga Konrad, Tim Graefe, Jens Thiele
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Pages: 226-227
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Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Localized Linear Verrucous Epidermal Naevus
Arun Joshi, Shatrughan P. Sah, Arun Agarwalla, Sudha Agrawal, Mary Jacob
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Pages: 227-228
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Improvement of Cold Urticaria by Treatment with the Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist Montelukast
Nadja Hani, Karin Hartmann, Claus Casper, Thorsten Peters, Lars-Alexander Schneider, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek
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Page: 229
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Lipoid Proteinosis: High-resolution Two-dimensional Protein Electrophoresis of Affected and Non-affected Skin
Petter Jensen Gjersvik, Anne Karine Thorsrud, Egil Jellum
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Pages: 230-231
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Gelatin-induced Urticaria and Anaphylaxis after Tick-borne Encephalitis Vaccine
Margitta Worm, W. Sterry, T. Zuberbier
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Page: 232
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Epiluminescence Microscopy in Cutaneous Larva Migrans
S. Veraldi, R. Schianchi, C. Carrera
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Page: 233
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Plasmacytosis: Systemic or Cutaneous, are They Distinct?
Yayoi Tada, Mayumi Komine, Sayaka Suzuki, Kanako Kikuchi, Manabu Sasaki, Nobuyuki Kaneko, Kunihiko Tamaki
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Pages: 233-235
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Syphilitic Chancre Despite Use of Condoms: "Condom Chancre"
Merete Haedersdal, Kaare Weismann
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Pages: 235-236
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Subungual Myiasis
Ignacio García-Doval, Carlos de la Torre, Antonio Losada, Elena Rosón, Teresa Rodríguez, Carlos Feal, Manuel J. Cruces
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Page: 236
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A Familial Case of Scleroderma en Coup de Sabre
Annalisa Patrizi, Sandro Marzaduri, Raffaela Marini
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Page: 237
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Announcements
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Pages: 238-239
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Book Reviews
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Pages: 238-239
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