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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Superantigens and their Association with Dermatological Inflammatory Diseases: Facts and Hypotheses
Superantigens have been suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory skin diseases as well as systemic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vasculitis, T-cell lymphoma and autoimmune diseases. Infections often precede the onset and relapse of these diseases, and antibiotic treatment with or without additional glucocorticosteroids and immunoglobulins is ...
Pages: 321-328
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Expression of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptors (PPARs) in Human Hair Follicles and PPARa Involvement in Hair Growth
Nelly Billoni, Bruno Buan, Brigitte Gautier, Christine Collin, Olivier Gaillard, Yann F. Mahé, Bruno A. Bernard
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), which belong to the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily, have recently been described as potent key regulators of epidermal development. As 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, retinoic acid and triiodothyronine are known to exert effects on skin and hair follicle growth through similar receptors, we decided to investigate both the expression ...
Pages: 329-334
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Prevalence of Pigmented Naevi in a Swedish Population Living Close to the Arctic Circle
The prevalence of common naevi and dysplastic naevi was investigated in a Swedish population with a low incidence of melanoma. A total of 201 subjects aged 30-50 years living in northern Sweden participated. The median number of common naevi per individual was 15, and 11% had dysplastic naevi. Higher numbers of common naevi were found in individuals with dysplastic naevi (median 68) and in those ...
Pages: 335-339
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Effect of EMLA Cream on Skin Thickness and Subcutaneous Venous Diameter. A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study in Children
EMLA cream, which is used to provide analgesia prior to venepuncture, induces a skin-blanching reaction. This reaction may be caused by both skin hydration and vasoconstriction. Twenty healthy children with veins suitable for venepuncture on the dorsa of the hands or at the antecubital fossae had applied either EMLA cream or placebo cream under occlusion for 60-70 min in a randomized, double-blin ...
Pages: 340-343
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Intradermal Buried Vertical Mattress Suture as Sole Skin Closure: Evaluation of 149 Cases
Various buried suture techniques have been reported for dermatological surgery, but in most cases, superficial non-absorbable sutures are placed additionally.The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the intradermal buried vertical mattress suture can be safely used without additional skin suturing. Following 149 procedures in 126 patients, the colour and dehiscence of the scar and the presen ...
Pages: 344-347
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Longitudinal Case Analysis in Atopic Dermatitis
The current knowledge on atopic dermatitis comes mainly from cross-sectional studies, which are not suited to establish timecourses or causal links in complex diseases. As an alternative approach, the method of longitudinal case analysis by the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) method has been introduced to investigate the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis. The method was applied t ...
Pages: 348-352
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis in Korea
This study was designed to estimate the prevalence and personal or family history of atopic dermatitis in school children in 3 areas of Korea: urban (Seoul), industrial (Ulsan) and rural (Chunchon). On the basis of dermatologists' physical examinations and the questionnaires completed by parents or guardians, the prevalence of atopic dermatitis was estimated to be 3.3% in the industrial area, 6.6 ...
Pages: 353-356
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IgE Antibodies to Malassezia furfur, M. sympodialis and Pityrosporum orbiculare in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis, Seborrheic Eczema or Pityriasis Versicolor, and Identification of Respective Allergens
Peter Mayser, Antje Gross
Malassezia yeasts may be a trigger factor for atopic dermatitis. Following the recent reclassification of the genus, the presence of specific IgE antibodies was examined in the sera of patients with atopic dermatitis (n = 223), pityriasis versicolor (n = 83), seborrheic eczema (n = 50) and hymenoptera allergy (n = 39) and in controls without skin diseases (n< ...
Pages: 357-361
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Long-term Serological Follow-up of Patients Treated for Chronic Cutaneous Borreliosis or Culture-positive Erythema Migrans
Hans Lomholt, Anne Mette Lebech, Klaus Hansen, Flemming Brandrup, Lars Halkier-Sørensen
The kinetics of antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi following successful treatment of early and late cutaneous borreliosis were analysed in consecutive serum samples by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique. Twenty-three patients with culture positive erythema migrans were followed for 23 ± 14 months: 41% stayed seronegative, 35% showed an isolated immunoglobulin M (IgM) r ...
Pages: 362-366
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Primary Cutaneous B-cell Lymphomas of the Lower Limbs: A Study of Integrin Expression in 11 Cases
Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma is a rare disease. Among the cutaneous B lymphomas, B-cell lymphomas of the lower limbs appear as a special subgroup with a prognosis that is possibly worse than that of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas located on the trunk, arms or head, with more frequent relapses. In addition, some recent studies indicate that the level of expression of integrins on tumour c ...
Pages: 367-369
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Onychomatricoma with Misleading Features
Onychomatricoma is a rare tumour of the nail matrix with peculiar clinical and histological features and electron microscopic findings. We report on 5 cases with appearances which were misleading. Three presented as longitudinal melanonychia, a previously unreported observation. One case had the appearance of a cutaneous horn. In 3 of the 5 cases the tumour was associated with an onychomycosis an ...
Pages: 370-372
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis in a Patient with Autoimmune Hepatitis
Lupus erythematosus panniculitis (profundus), a rare variant of chronic panniculitis, sometimes develops during the course of discoid lupus erythematosus or systemic lupus erythematosus. A 61-yearold woman had suffered from autoimmune hepatitis type I for 5 years. Prednisolone had been administered as maintenance therapy and her hepatitis had been well controlled. However, asymptomatic erythemato ...
Pages: 373-375
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Coexistence of Xeroderma Pigmentosum with Sarcoidosis and Adenocarcinoma of the Digestive Organs
Xeroderma pigmentosum has not been reported in association with any specific diseases except for skin malignancy. We observed a case of its coexistence with sarcoidosis and adenocarcinoma of the digestive organs, which has been reported only once in the past. A 54-year-old Japanese female with a variant type of xeroderma pigmentosum developed successively multiple lesions of basal cell carcinoma ...
Pages: 376-377
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CLINICAL REPORT
A Two-step Schedule for the Treatment of Actinomycotic Mycetomas
Actinomycotic mycetomas usually respond slowly to treatment with antibiotics. In an attempt to hasten clinical resolution, we used a 2-step regimen consisting of an intensive phase of therapy with penicillin, gentamycin and co-trimoxazole for 5-7 weeks, followed by maintenance therapy with amoxicillin and cotrimoxazole. Seven patients were treated, all of whom showed significant reduction in disc ...
Pages: 378-380
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Treatment of multiple basal cell carcinomas in the scalp with imiquimod 5% cream
Hannuksela-Svahn A, Nordal E, Christensen OB
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Pages: 381-382
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Psoriasiform eruption and anticonvulsant drugs.
Brenner S, Golan H, Lerman Y
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Pages: 382-382
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Acquired reactive perforating collagenosis triggered by scabies infection.
Kurschat P, Kröger A, Scharffetter-Kochanek K, Hunzelmann N
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Pages: 384-385
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Acyclovir prophylaxis of recurrent herpes labialis before electrolysis
Inanir I
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Pages: 385-385
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An unusual severe case of subcorneal pustular dermatosis treated with cyclosporine and prednisolone
Zachariae CO, Rossen K, Weismann K
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Pages: 386-387
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Woolly hair associated with loose anagen hair
García-Hernández MJ, Price VH, Camacho FM
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Pages: 388-389
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Leukotriene inhibitor may be effective in treatment of psoriasis
Zemtsov A, Ali-Moncada S
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Pages: 389-389
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UVA1 cold-light phototherapy of small plaque parapsoriasis
Kreuter JA, Gambichler T, Jansen T, Hoffmann K, Altmeyer P, von Kobyletzki G
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Pages: 390-391
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Zosteriform metastasis of occult bronchogenic carcinoma
Bianchi L, Orlandi A, Carboni I, Costanzo A, Chimenti S
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Pages: 391-392
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Lethal pancytopenia associated with chilblain lupus erythematosus
Lavigne C, Maillot F, Machet L, Lorette G, Vaillant L
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Pages: 393-393
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An unusual cause of vascular purpura: recurrent cutaneous eosinophilic necrotizing vasculitis
Launay D, Delaporte E, Gillot JM, Janin A, Hachulla E
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Pages: 394-395
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Hypercalcemia of malignancy associated with trichilemmal carcinoma in burn scar
Ikeda T, Tsuru K, Hayashi K, Ichihashi M, Ueda M
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Pages: 396-397
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Urticaria after administration of alendronate
Kontoleon P, Ilias I, Stavropoulos PG, Papapetrou PD
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Pages: 398-398
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Acanthosis nigricans with atypical localization
Akyol M, Polat M, Ozçelik S, Elagöz S, Marufihah M
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Pages: 399-399
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