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The new face of Acta Dermato-Venereologica
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Pages: 1-2
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Demodicidosis Revisited
B. Baima and Michael Sticherling
Demodex mites are common commensals of the pilosebaceous unit in mammals. In humans, only two species (Demodex folliculorum and D. brevis) have been identified and have been implied to play a role in at least three facial conditions: pityriasis folliculorum, rosacea-like demodicidosis and so-called "demodicidosis gravis". However, there is no consensus to what degree the mites are ca ...
Pages: 3-6
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Effect of Latanoprost on Hair Growth in the Bald Scalp of the Stump-tailed Macacque: A Pilot Study
Latanoprost, a selective FP prostanoid receptor agonist used in the treatment of glaucoma, has a hypertrichotic side effect. Using the macaque model of androgenetic alopecia, we examined the effect of latanoprost on hair growth. Eight monkeys were divided into 2 groups; one group received a daily topical application of 50 ?g/ml of latanoprost for 5 months; a control group had a daily applic ...
Pages: 7-12
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Skin Cleansers: Three Test Protocols for the Assessment of Irritancy Ranking
In this article, the results of 3 studies on 2 hand cleansers (products A and B) are analysed. Three different test models (the patch test, the forearm wash test and the use test) are used to obtain information on the skin irritancy of these 2 products. Test reactivity was assessed by clinical scores and bioengineering methods such as corneometry for skin moisture, transepidermal water loss measur ...
Pages: 13-17
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Can the Immersion Time of PUVA Bath Therapy be Shortened?
Up to now, there are only a few data available concerning the influence of bathing time on skin phototoxicity. We compared the erythemal responses of normal skin to bath PUVA with 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) after 5, 10 and 20 min immersion time. Currently, 20 min is the routinely performed immersion time in many European countries, including Germany, while in other countries bathing times are short ...
Pages: 18-20
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UVB Photoprotection with Antioxidants: Effects of Oral Therapy with d-a-Tocopherol and Ascorbic Acid on the Minimal Erythema Dose
Ultraviolet radiation absorption is responsible for the production of free radicals in damaged cells. This side effect may be neutralized using antioxidant substances. It has been reported that ascorbic acid and d-?-tocopherol scavenge reactive oxygen species. In a single-blind controlled clinical trial we studied 45 healthy volunteers divided into three groups. Group 1 received d-?-tocopherol 1,2 ...
Pages: 21-24
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High-Resolution Laser Doppler Perfusion Imaging Aids in Differentiating Between Benign and Malignant Melanocytic Skin Tumours
Malignant melanomas are characterized by heterogeneity and asymmetry as well as by a higher density of blood vessels than benign pigmented tumours. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of high-resolution laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDPI) in the differential diagnosis of pigmented skin tumours. One-hundred-and-eighty-nine patients were examined with the LDPI, 22 with malignant mel ...
Pages: 25-29
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Topically Applied Aspirin Decreases Histamine-induced Wheal and Flare Reactions in Normal and SLS-inflamed Skin, but does not Decrease Itch. A Randomized, Double-blind and Placebo-controlled Human Study
Topically applied aspirin has recently been reported to decrease histamine-induced itch in human volunteers. Our aim is to confirm this and to study the antipruritic ability of topical aspirin in inflamed skin. In 24 non-atopic volunteers, an inflammatory skin reaction was induced in forearm skin at 5 different sites by sodium lauryl sulphate contained in Finn Chambers. Aspirin 10%, aspirin 1%, me ...
Pages: 30-35
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Smoking and Skin: A Study of the Physical Qualities and Histology of Skin in Smokers and Non-smokers
Tobacco smoke is toxic to cells and could be a factor contributing to accelerated skin ageing. The aim of this study was to provide new information on the possible effects of smoking on the physical qualities of skin and the morphology of elastic fibres. The study population consisted of 98 men, including 47 current smokers and 51 never-smokers. Skin thickness and elasticity were measured from che ...
Pages: 36-40
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Contact Allergy to Gold is Correlated to Dental Gold
Questionnaire studies have indicated that patients with dental gold will more frequently have contact allergy to gold. This study aimed at investigating the relationship between contact allergy to gold and the presence and amount of dental gold alloys. A total of 102 patients were referred for patch testing because of suspicion of contact allergy. Patch tests were performed with gold sodium thiosu ...
Pages: 41-44
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A Double-Blind Study Comparing the Effect of Glycerin and Urea on Dry, Eczematous Skin in Atopic Patients
Moisturizing creams have beneficial effects in the treatment of dry, scaly skin, but they may induce adverse skin reactions. In a randomized double-blind study, 197 patients with atopic dermatitis were treated with one of the following: a new moisturizing cream with 20% glycerin, its cream base without glycerin as placebo, or a cream with 4% urea and 4% sodium chloride. The patients were asked to ...
Pages: 45-47
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REVIEW
Dermatomyositis in 132 Patients with Different Clinical Subtypes: Cutaneous Signs, Constitutional Symptoms and Circulating Antibodies
We retrospectively studied 132 patients with dermatomyositis; 84 had idiopathic, 30 paraneoplastic, 5 juvenile and 13 amyopathic forms of the disease. The commonest features were macular erythema, heliotropic erythema and Gottron's papules. Flagellate erythema occurred in 5 % of patients with idiopathic dermatomyositis and correlated with the disease activity. Necrotic lesions were also found in t ...
Pages: 48-51
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Recurrent Leg Ulcers in a Young Man with Hyperhomocysteinemia, Factor V Leiden and Impaired Fibrinolysis
We present a young male patient referred to our hospital with leg ulcers on both legs that were more than 3 years refractory to standard treatment with compression therapy. By thrombophilia screening factor V Leiden mutation, hyperhomocysteinemia and evidence for impaired fibrinolysis were found. Treatment with folic acid in combination with long-term oral anticoagulant therapy was added to non-el ...
Pages: 52-54
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Phacomatosis Pigmentokeratotica (Happle) in a 23-Year-Old Man
Phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica is a rare but highly characteristic disease defined by the occurrence of an organoid naevus with sebaceous differentiation, a speckled-lentiginous naevus and other associated anomalies. It is probably caused by the twin-spot phenomenon. We report on a 23-year-old male electrician with 10 irregularly shaped, sharply demarcated, brownish-yellow papillomatous plaques f ...
Pages: 55-57
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Two Cases of Morphea Associated with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
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Pages: 58-59
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CLINICAL REPORT
Urticaria and Anaphylaxis Due to Sting by an Ant (Brachyponera chinensis)
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Page: 59
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A Case of Penile Pilus Migrans: a Sexually Transmitted Condition?
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Page: 65
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of Localized Acne Following Radiation Therapy
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Pages: 69-70
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis from Calcipotriol
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Pages: 71-72
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Disseminate and Recurrent Infundibulo-folliculitis
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Pages: 75-76
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dyshidrotic Eczema Giving Rise to Painful Lower Leg Ulceration as a Result of Smoking?
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Pages: 76-78
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Book Reviews
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Page: 80
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