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Progress in Molecular Dermatology
Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Jouni Uitto
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Pages: 161-162
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Phenotypic/Genotypic Correlations in Patients with Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis and the Effects of Retinoid Therapy on Keratin Expression
Dominant-negative mutations in the KRT1 and KRT10 genes cause epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, a rare form of ichthyosis sometimes associated with palmoplantar keratoderma. Although there is no permanent cure, some patients improve on retinoid therapy. More knowledge is needed, however, about the mechanism of action of retinoids and the genotypic/phenotypic correlations in this disease ...
Pages: 163-170
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Kinetics of Phototoxicity in Trioxysalen Bath Psoralen plus Ultraviolet A Photochemotherapy
A trioxysalen bath is a safe alternative to systemic 8-methoxypsoralen in long-term psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) treatment. The kinetics of its main side-effect, the strong phototoxicity, has not been thoroughly studied. This study determined the degree and persistence of phototoxicity after a single 10min bath at a trioxysalen concentration of 0.33mg/l. The buttock skin of 16 healthy volun ...
Pages: 171-174
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Transonychial Water Loss in Healthy and Diseased Nails
The objective of this study was to determine the transonychial water loss (TOWL) in both healthy and a ffected nails in different diseases and to compare it with the transepidermal water loss (TEWL). TOWL was measured by a new evaporimetric method: Plasticine® was used to fix the protection cover of the evaporimeter probe to the nails. The TOWL behaved contrary to the TEWL. Affected n ...
Pages: 175-177
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Distribution of Mucosal pH on the Bucca, Tongue, Lips and Palate. Study in Healthy Volunteers and Patients with Lichen Planus, Behçet's Disease and Burning Mouth Syndrome
Saliva coating all oral surfaces has a buffering capacity that neutralizes bacterial and cariogenic acids. The aim of our study was to determine the surface pH in different regions of the oral cavity in healthy volunteers and in patients with diseases affecting the oral mucosa. Oral pH was measured with a flat glass electrode on the anterior third of the ventral surface of the tongue, middle hard ...
Pages: 178-180
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Chemical Matricectomy with Phenol for the Treatment of Ingrowing Toenail: A Review of the Literature and Follow-up of 172 Treated Patients
There are many options for the treatment of ingrowing toenail, ranging from simple conservative approaches to extensive surgical procedures. Although conservative treatment modalities are helpful in patients with stage 1 disease, stage 2 and 3 ingrowing toenails are best treated surgically. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of chemical matricectomy with phenol for the treatment o ...
Pages: 181-183
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Photodynamic Therapy with Topical 5-Aminolevulinic Acid for Mycosis Fungoides: Clinical and Histological Response
There is no curative treatment for mycosis fungoides (MF), the most common primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the response of single lesions to photodynamic therapy (PDT). The study included 10 plaque MF lesions and 2 tumour MF lesions from 10 patients. First, 20 % 5-aminolevulinic acid was applied topically to the lesion and adjacent skin for 5-6h. The le ...
Pages: 184-188
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Junctional and Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
We report here on three patients suffering from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and one suffering from generalized atrophic benign epidermolysis bullosa, all of whom developed cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Our observations and a review of the literature suggest that squamous cell carcinoma in generalized atrophic benign epidermolysis bullosa is very infrequent and has a better out ...
Pages: 189-192
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Clinical Features of Atopic Dermatitis at Two Years of Age: A Prospective, Population-based Case-control Study
While atopic dermatitis (AD) usually presents early in life, few prospective studies focus on young children with AD. The objective of this study was to characterize, phenotypically and prospectively, young children with AD. From a community birth cohort of 2,256 children, consecutive children with AD (n = 221) were followed to 2 years of age, when they were re-examined and screened for at ...
Pages: 193-197
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Atopic Diseases Among Schoolchildren in Nikel, Russia, an Arctic Area with Heavy Air Pollution
The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence rate of atopic diseases among schoolchildren living in the heavily polluted Arctic town of Nikel, Russia. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to the parents of 1,800 children aged 8-17 years, 1,684 of whom (93.6%) completed and returned the questionnaire. Atopic diseases were reported in 508 (30.2%) of the children and preva ...
Pages: 198-201
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Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis in Association with Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
This study reports on the clinical and light microscopic features of a nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome with the complication of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of such an association, which is possibly due to immune dysregulation. Moreover, the patient experienced remission of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis after removal of the jaw ...
Pages: 202-204
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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: An Important Differential Diagnosis in Patients with Facial Edema
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Pages: 205-206
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Subungual Myxoid Neurofibroma on the Thumb
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Pages: 210-211
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Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Appearing in Old Scars of Burns from Welding Sparks
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Page: 211
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Zoster in Childhood after Inapparent Varicella
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Pages: 212-213
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Bullous Pilomatricoma: A Rare Occurrence
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Pages: 217-218
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Focal Dermal Hypoplasia Syndrome in a Male
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Pages: 218-219
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Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus neoformans in a Woman with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Clara Romano, Paolo Taddeucci, Donatella Donati, Clelia Miracco, Lucia Massai
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Pages: 220-221
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Crude Coal Tar Treatment Every Day Versus Every Other Day for Plaque Psoriasis
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Pages: 221-222
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Pages: 225-226
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