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EDITORIAL
Progress in Molecular Dermatology
Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Jouni Uitto
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Pages: 161-162
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Phenotypic/Genotypic Correlations in Patients with Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis and the Effects of Retinoid Therapy on Keratin Expression
Marie Virtanen, Tobias Gedde-Dahl Jr, Nils-Jørgen Mörk, Irene Leigh, Paul E. Bowden, Anders Vahlquist
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
Erna Snellman, Tapio Rantanen
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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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Transonychial Water Loss in Healthy and Diseased Nails
Christine Krönauer, Michael Gfesser, Johannes Ring, Dietrich Abeck
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
Gil Yosipovitch, Ilana Kaplan, Shlomo Calderon, Michael David, Yiong Huak Chan, Abraham Weinberger
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Chemical Matricectomy with Phenol for the Treatment of Ingrowing Toenail: A Review of the Literature and Follow-up of 172 Treated Patients
Seher Bostanci, Pelin Ekmekçi, Erbak Gürgey
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Photodynamic Therapy with Topical 5-Aminolevulinic Acid for Mycosis Fungoides: Clinical and Histological Response
Desiree Wiegleb Edström, Anna Porwit, Anne-Marie Ros
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Junctional and Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
F. Weber, J. W. Bauer, N. Sepp, W. Högler, W. Salmhofer, H. Hintner, P. Fritsch
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 REPORT
Clinical Features of Atopic Dermatitis at Two Years of Age: A Prospective, Population-based Case-control Study
Maria Böhme, Åke Svensson, Inger Kull, S. Lennart Nordvall, Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Atopic Diseases Among Schoolchildren in Nikel, Russia, an Arctic Area with Heavy Air Pollution
L. K. Dotterud, J. Ø. Odland, E. S. Falk
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis in Association with Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
Saburo Kishimoto, Mari Yamamoto, Tomoko Nomiyama, Kiyomi Kawa, Hideya Takenaka, Kouji Tukitani
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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: An Important Differential Diagnosis in Patients with Facial Edema
T. Burgdorff, K. E. Douwes, T. Bogenrieder, R. M. Szeimies, U. Hohenleutner, M. Landthaler, W. Stolz
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Pages: 205-206
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Systemic Therapy of Primary Cutaneous B-cell Lymphoma, Marginal Zone Type, with Rituximab, a Chimeric Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody
R. Soda, A. Costanzo, M. Cantonetti, A. Orlandi, L. Bianchi, S. Chimenti
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Pages: 207-208
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hydrochlorothiazide-induced Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
C. Pétavy-Catala, L. Martin, V. Fontès, G. Lorette, L. Vaillant
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Page: 209
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Subungual Myxoid Neurofibroma on the Thumb
R. Baran, E. Haneke
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Pages: 210-211
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Appearing in Old Scars of Burns from Welding Sparks
Eva Tegner, Irena Vrana
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Page: 211
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Zoster in Childhood after Inapparent Varicella
Claudine Lagarde, Astrid E. Steen, Thomas Bieber, Kay H. Steen
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Pages: 212-213
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Subcutaneous Metastasis Following Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Shoichiro Yano, Koichiro Nakamura, Kenichi Yamane, Takashi Kakinuma, Akihiko Asahina, Kunihiko Tamaki
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Pages: 213-214
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Skin Vasculitis with Direct Vessel Infiltration by Leukaemic Cells: A Case Report
G. Pranteda, N. Gueli, D. Innocenzi, S. Contini, S. Fenu, G. Panasiti, U. Bottoni
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Pages: 215-216
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Bullous Pilomatricoma: A Rare Occurrence
H. R. Y. Prasad, K. K. Verma, B. K. Khaitan, M. K. Singh
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Pages: 217-218
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Focal Dermal Hypoplasia Syndrome in a Male
Ljubka Miteva
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Pages: 218-219
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Crude Coal Tar Treatment Every Day Versus Every Other Day for Plaque Psoriasis
Anne Grethe Danielsen, Michael Heidenheim, Hans Chr. Wulf
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Pages: 221-222
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Adverse Cutaneous Reactions to Interferon Alfa-2b Plus Ribavirin Therapy in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus
Joséantonio Manjón-Haces, Francisco Vázquez-López, Santiago Gómez-Díez, Yolanda Hidalgo-García, Ramón Pérez-Alvarez, Tomás Soler-Sánchez, Narciso Pérez-Oliva
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Page: 223
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Psoriasiform Pustular Eruptions from Pegylated-liposomal Doxorubicin in AIDS-related Kaposi's Sarcoma
Alexander Kreuter, Thilo Gambichler, Renate Schlottmann, Peter Altmeyer, Norbert Brockmeyer
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Page: 224
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ANNOUNCEMENT
Announcements
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Pages: 225-226
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ABSTRACT BOOK
For the Berzelius Symposium on Cutaneous Gene Therapy, Uppsala, Sweden, September 2001
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Pages: 227-239
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