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Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
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Page: 81
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Analysis of the Expression of Cutaneous Lymphocyte-associated Antigen on the Peripheral Blood and Cutaneous Lymphocytes of Alopecia Areata Patients
S. Yano , K. Nakamura , H. Okochi , K. Tamaki
Alopecia areata has been reported to be accompanied by abnormal autoimmune dysfunction. We examined the expression of cutaneous lymphocyte-associated antigen (CLA), which is a skin-specific lymphocyte homing receptor, in the peripheral blood lymphocytes and skin of patients with alopecia areata. In the patients' peripheral blood, the percentage of CLA-positive CD4+ or CD8+ lymphocytes, was signifi ...
Pages: 82-85
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Iodine and Gliadin Challenge on Oral Mucosa in Dermatitis Herpetiformis
P. Patinen , J. Hietanen , M. Malmström , T. Reunala , E. Savilahti
Oral lesions and mucosal inflammatory changes may appear in dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). We examined whether potassium iodine, known to initiate blisters in the DH skin, or wheat gliadin, responsible for T-cell-dependent intestinal damage, can induce visible or microscopic changes in oral mucosa. Six patients with active DH were challenged with crude gliadin and 50% potassium iodine applied in p ...
Pages: 86-89
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Molecular Genetic Analysis of HLA-DR and -DQ Alleles in Spanish Patients with Melanoma
E. Nagore , M. D. Planelles , E. Ledesma , J. M. Millán , A. Insa , V. Oliver , C. Guillén , J. M. Fortea
Controversial data have been reported about HLA alleles and susceptibility to melanoma. The relationship between distribution of HLA alleles in patients with melanoma and susceptibility to tumour was analysed, to study the possible correlation between HLA class II DQA1, DQB1 and DRB1 genes and melanoma in a Spanish population. Genomic DNA from 82 patients with melanoma and 367 random healthy donor ...
Pages: 90-93
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The Tandem Repeated Irritation Test: A New Method to Assess Prevention of Irritant Combination Damage to the Skin
Walter Wigger-Alberti , Julia Spoo , Sibylle Schliemann-Willers , Andreas Klotz , Peter Elsner
The effect of a protective cream was tested in a new tandem repeated irritation test with tandem application of 0.5 % sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and undiluted toluene. The irritants were applied twice daily for 30 min to the ventral forearms of 20 volunteers. Irritant cutaneous reactions were quantified by a visual score, transepidermal water loss, chromametry and skin capacitance. Concurrent ap ...
Pages: 94-97
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Atopic Dermatitis and Concomitant Disease Patterns in Children up to Two Years of Age
Maria Böhme , Eva Lannerö , Magnus Wickman , S. Lennart Nordvall , Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren
There are few prospective studies of atopic dermatitis and co-existing diseases such as respiratory infections in children up to 2 years of age. Using annual questionnaires, we studied the cumulative incidence of atopic dermatitis and concomitant symptoms indicating other atopic diseases and respiratory infections in 0-2-year-old children in a prospective birth cohort of 4089 children. We found as ...
Pages: 98-103
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A Community-based Epidemiological Study of Acne Vulgaris in Hong Kong Adolescents
Chi Keung Yeung , Lynn Hwee Ying Teo , Lei Hong Xiang , Henry Hin Lee Chan
Using a questionnaire survey, the prevalence and severity of acne were assessed in a randomized sample of 522 persons (aged 15-25 years) out of 5,522 telephone interviews in Hong Kong. The prevalence of self-reported acne was 91.3%. At the time of interview, 52.2% had acne. More acne scars and pigmentation were present (52.6%) than in a Western population; 26.6% were disturbed psychologically by a ...
Pages: 104-107
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Quality of Life and Prevalence of Arthritis Reported by 5,795 Members of the Nordic Psoriasis Associations
Hugh Zachariae , Robert Zachariae , Kirsti Blomqvist , Steingrimur Davidsson , Lars Molin , Cato Mørk , Bardur Sigurgeirsson
Quality of life measures are widely used in dermatology as well as in rheumatology, but there are no large studies taking arthritis into consideration when studying quality of life in psoriasis. The aim of this study was to investigate psoriasis-related quality of life in a large sample of members of the psoriasis associations from the Nordic countries including an arthritis-related evaluation. Th ...
Pages: 108-113
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Insulin-induced Drug Eruptions and Reliability of Skin Tests
Ai-Young Lee , Won-Young Chey , Joon Choi , Jae-Seok Jeon
Allergic reaction to insulin preparations seemed to have decreased since the introduction of contaminant-free, human preparations. The role of protamine sulfate in decreasing the prevalence of allergy is unclear. This study examines the causative components of insulin allergy along with the value of skin tests for diagnosis. Eleven patients with insulin allergy and 53 patients receiving insulin bu ...
Pages: 114-117
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Proportion of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 and Type 2 Among Genital and Extragenital HSV Isolates
Gun-Britt Löwhagen , Petra Tunbäck , Tomas Bergström
Herpes simplex virus type 1(HSV-1) has been associated with orofacial infections and HSV type 2 (HSV-2) with genital infections. This tropism of the virus seems to have changed and in clinical reports an increasing number of genital herpes infections caused by HSV-1 have been recognized. The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of HSV-1 and HSV-2, respectively, among isolates from diff ...
Pages: 118-120
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Acute Allergic Reactions to Anisakis simplex After Ingestion of Anchovies
Caterina Foti , Eustachio Nettis , Nicoletta Cassano , Iris Di Mundo , Gino A. Vena
Anisakis simplex is a seafish nematode, which is responsible for the well-known human infection (anisakiasis) and can induce IgE-mediated reactions. IgE sensitization to Anisakis simplex can be frequent in particular countries and should be suspected in patients with acute allergic symptoms after ingestion of fish. The etiological role of Anisakis simplex was evaluated in 49 adult su ...
Pages: 121-123
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Benign Neonatal Hemangiomatosis with Conjunctival Involvement
Emel Bülbül Baskan , Mehmet Baykara , Hayriye Saricaoglu , Sükran Tunali
Hemangiomas are the most common tumours of infancy. When limited to the skin, multiple lesions have a benign course and excellent prognosis but in cases of visceral involvement, the morbidity and mortality rates are high. We report a rare case of a female infant with benign neonatal hemangiomatosis who had dramatic conjunctival involvement. The spectrum of neonatal hemangiomatosis is reviewed, hig ...
Pages: 124-127
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CLINICAL REPORT
Vascular Variant of Keratosis Lichenoides Chronica Associated with Hypothyroidism and Response to Tacalcitol and Acitretin
Tamar Nijsten , Greet Mentens , Julien Lambert
Keratosis lichenoides chronica (KLC) is a rare chronic progressive cutaneous disease that is part of the heterogeneous group of lichenoid dermatoses. The typical clinical presentation is characterized by lichenoid hyperkeratotic papules and nodules arranged in a linear and reticular pattern on the trunk and extremities. Our case confirms the existence of a vascular variant of KLC. There is no cons ...
Pages: 128-130
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
A New Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Formulation with Rapid Onset of Action was Superior to Monotherapy with Betamethasone Dipropionate or Calcipotriol in Psoriasis Vulgaris
W. S. Douglas , Y. Poulin , J. Decroix , J. P. Ortonne , U. Mrowietz , W. Gulliver , A. L. Krogstad , F. G. Larsen , L. Iglesias , C. Buckley , A. J. Bibby
In this study, we compared a new combination ointment containing both calcipotriol and betamethasone dipropionate with betamethasone dipropionate ointment (Diprosone®) and calcipotriol ointment (Daivonex®) in patients with psoriasis vulgaris; 1106 patients were randomized to twice daily double-blind treatment with combination, betamethasone dipropionate or calcipotriol for ...
Pages: 131-135
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Systemic Immunotherapy with Topical Dinitrochlorobenzene as Additional Treatment of Alopecia Areata
Yusuke Yoshizawa , Seiichi Izaki , Keijirou Kitamura , Seiji Kawana
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Pages: 136-138
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Two Unusual Cases of Kaposi's Varicelliform Eruption
A. Saraswat , R. K. Ratho , B. Kumar
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Pages: 138-139
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Nail Psoriasis: A Combined Treatment Using Calcipotriol Cream and Clobetasol Propionate Cream
D. Rigopoulos , D. Ioannides , N. Prastitis , A. Katsambas
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Page: 140
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Tinea Caused by Trichophyton soudanense in Non-African Subjects in Spain
M. Pereiro Jr and J. Toribio
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Pages: 141-142
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Sporotrichoid Spread of Mycobacterium Chelonae in a Presumably Immunocompetent Patient
Elena Rosón , Ignacio García-Doval , Carlos de la Torre , Antonio Losada , Carlos Feal , Manuel Cruces
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Pages: 142-143
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A Case of Primary Cutaneous Actinomycosis
Clara Romano , Lucia Massai , Giovan Battista De Aloe , Karin Schurfeld , Clelia Miracco
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Pages: 144-145
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Self-healing Juvenile Cutaneous Mucinosis in an Infant
Klilah Hershko , Efraim Sagi , Arieh Ingber
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Pages: 145-146
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Fixed Erythrodysaesthesia Plaque due to Gemcitabine and Epirubicin Treatment
Chia-Yu Chu , Chih-Hsin Yang , Hsien-Ching Chiu
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Pages: 147-148
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Cold Urticaria and Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
Birger Kränke and Sigrid Mayr-Kanhäuser
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Pages: 149-150
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Association of HIV Infection, Pyoderma Gangrenosum and Psoriasis
Alexander Kreuter , Thilo Gambichler , Klaus Hoffmann , Peter Altmeyer , Norbert H. Brockmeyer
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Pages: 150-152
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pellagra-like Skin Lesions Associated with Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Heavy Wine Drinker
Joanna Wallengren and Ingrid Thelin
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Pages: 152-154
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Eccrine Naevus: Case Report and Literature Review
María Rodríguez Vázquez , Enrique Gómez de la Fuente , Jose Gregorio Alvarez Fernández , Francisco Javier Vicente Martín , Jose Luis López Estebaranz , Fernando Pinedo Moraleda
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Pages: 154-156
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Cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae Infection in a Presumably Immunocompetent Host
R. Satta , F. Cottoni , P. Molicotti , A. Lissia , D. Cerimele
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Pages: 156-157
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Book Reviews
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Pages: 159-160
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