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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Multiple Eruptive Dermatofibromas: A Review of the Literature
Shiro Niiyama , Kensei Katsuoka , Rudolf Happle , Rolf Hoffmann
In this review we summarize the characteristic features of multiple eruptive dermatofibromas based on an analysis of cases in the literature. Many researchers have reported multiple eruptive dermatofibromas diagnosed using the definition of "multiple" as the presence of at least 15 lesions. However, this criterion is arbitrarily chosen and might not be entirely valid for all cases. A more precise ...
Pages: 241-244
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Soluble CD30 Plasma Concentrations Correlate with Disease Activity in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
Regina Fölster-Holst , Tilo Henseler , Jörg Wehde , Hilmar Lemke , Michael Weichenthal , Enno Christophers , Hinrich P. Hansen
The levels of soluble CD30 in 79 patients with atopic dermatitis were compared with those found in 54 patients with psoriasis and 36 control individuals (no psoriasis, no atopic dermatitis). In relation to the control group, patients with atopic dermatitis were found to exhibit an increased concentration of sCD30 of at least 1.5-fold (p < 0.001). In addition, sCD30 concentrations were sh ...
Pages: 245-248
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cytokine Production of CD4+ and CD8+ Peripheral T Lymphocytes in Patients with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
Beatrix Irinyi , Magdolna Aleksza , Péter Antal-Szalmás , Sándor Sipka , János Hunyadi , Andrea Szegedi
The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristic cytokine pattern of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria. Using flow cytometry, we examined the frequency of IL-4, IL-10, IL-13 and IFN-? producing CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells at a single cell level. In patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria, the frequency of IL-10 producing CD4 + and CD8+ T c ...
Pages: 249-253
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
An Ultrastructural Study of Chronic Chromate Hand Dermatitis
Manu Shah and Ian R. Palmer
Occupational chromate dermatitis is one of the most common occupational diseases, predominantly causing hand eruptions. The ultrastructural manifestations of this condition have not been previously described. In this study, 7 cases of chronic occupational chromate hand dermatitis were investigated. Biopsies were taken from palmar skin and examined using light and electron microscopy. The ultrastru ...
Pages: 254-259
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Bacterial Resistance and Therapeutic Outcome Following Three Months of Topical Acne Therapy with 2% Erythromycin Gel Versus Its Vehicle
Otto Mills Jr , Clyde Thornsberry , Caroline W. Cardin , Kenneth A. Smiles , James J. Leyden
Two-hundred-and-eight acne vulgaris patients were enrolled in a 24-week study to determine the bacterial resistance issues associated with the use of a topical 2% erythromycin gel. It consisted of a 12-week randomized, double-blind, parallel-group treatment phase comparing the active gel versus its vehicle followed by a 12-week single-blind regression phase with gel vehicle only. Bacteriological s ...
Pages: 260-265
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The Role of Vascular Surgery in Chronic Leg Ulcers: Report From a Specialized Ulcer Clinic
Mats Bjellerup and Henrik Åkesson
Experience gained from cooperation between dermatologists and vascular surgeons in 177 patients evaluated at a joint leg ulcer clinic is reported. Patients were divided into two subgroups: (i) 86 patients with healed ulcers and (ii) 91 patients with ongoing therapy-resistant ulcers. Venous insufficiency was the most common etiology in both subgroups (87% and 55%, respectively). Of previous therapy ...
Pages: 266-269
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Evaluation of a Clinical Guideline for the Diagnoses of Physical and Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema
Martina M. A. Kozel , M. Chloéansari Moein , Jan R. Mekkes , Marcus M. H. M. Meinardi , Patrick M. M. Bossuyt , Jan D. Bos
In this retrospective study, the feasibility and implementation of a clinical guideline was evaluated in 130 consecutive patients with chronic urticaria. We analysed how often a questionnaire was used, how often routine laboratory tests were performed and on what information (history-taking, detailed questionnaire, laboratory or provocation tests) the diagnosis was made. In this validation sample, ...
Pages: 270-274
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pinch Grafting of Chronic Leg Ulcers in Primary Care: Fourteen Years' Experience
Rut F. Öien , Anders Håkansson , Bjarne U. Hansen , Mats Bjellerup
Pinch grafting for treatment of chronic leg ulcers has been evaluated mainly in hospitalized and immobilized patients. This study describes the results of 199 pinch graft operations of 126 chronic leg and foot ulcers in 85 patients in primary care between 1987 and 2001. The aetiology of the ulcers was venous insufficiency in 43% and multi-factorial in 25% (77% with venous insufficiency as the main ...
Pages: 275-278
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
"Occult Cutaneous Lymphangiectasis": An Unusual Case of Cutaneous Lymphangioma
Hiroshi Kakinuma
An unusual case of cutaneous lymphatic abnormality is described and named as "occult cutaneous lymphangietasis". A 26-year-old man had noticed pigmented maculae in the left inguinofemoral region and waist, which had gradually increased in number for as long as he could remember. The peculiar distribution of the eruptions and their transient saccular dilatation due to infection suggested that they ...
Pages: 279-283
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Benign Degos' Disease Developing During Pregnancy and Followed for 10 Years
Thomas Bogenrieder , Marion Kuske , Michael Landthaler , Wilhelm Stolz
Degos' disease, or malignant atrophic papulosis, is a rare and often fatal multisystem vasculopathy of unknown etiology. The cutaneous manifestations comprise erythematous papules, which heal to leave scars with a pathognomonic central porcelain-white atrophic area and a peripheral telangiectatic rim. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is observed in 50% of cases, with intestinal perforatio ...
Pages: 284-287
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Long-lasting "Christmas Tree Rash" in an Adolescent: Isotopic Response of Indeterminate Cell Histiocytosis in Pityriasis Rosea?
Andreas Wollenberg , Walter H. C. Burgdorf , Martin Schaller , Christian Sander
A 13-year-old girl developed a non-pruritic pityriasis rosea-like rash, which did not respond to topical corticosteroids or UV therapy but persisted for 2 years. The lymphohistiocytic infiltrate in the upper dermis showed mononuclear cells immunoreactive with S100, CD68, factor XIIIa and CD1a. Electron microscopic evaluation of these cells demonstrated lamellated dense bodies but no Birbeck granul ...
Pages: 288-291
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CLINICAL REPORT
Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Histopathological Presentation as Inflammatory Pseudotumor. A Literature Review
George Kroumpouzos and Marie-France Demierre
Purely cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease is exceptional. The disease is characterized histologically by large, proliferating histiocytes exhibiting inflammatory cells within their cytoplasm (emperipolesis). We present here a case of purely cutaneous generalized disease in which the routine histopathology was suggestive of an inflammatory pseudotumor. Positivity for S-100 protein, ?1-antitrypsin, ?1- ...
Pages: 292-296
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CLINICAL REPORT
Efficacy and Tolerability of Montelukast as a Therapeutic Agent for Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Adults
Nettis Eustachio , Pannofino Alessandro , Fanelli Margherita , Ferrannini Antonio , Alfredo Tursi
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 297-298
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CLINICAL REPORT
Remarkable Success of Chinese Herbs in Combination with a Short Course of Low-Dose Narrow-Band UVB Phototherapy in Severe Recalcitrant Plaque Psoriasis
Milan Tjioe , Marie-Jeanne P. Gerritsen , Peter C. M. Van De Kerkhof
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 299-300
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Acral Pseudolymphomatous Angiokeratoma of Children: a Case with a Lesion on the Wrist
Chozaburo Okuda , Kaoru Ito , Masaaki Ito
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 301-302
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Prurigo Pigmentosa in Association with Helicobacter pylori Infection in a Caucasian Turkish Woman
Zülal Erbagci
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 302-303
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Herpetiformis Pemphigus and Lung Carcinoma: A Case of Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
Giovanni Maria Palleschi and Barbara Giomi
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 304-305
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Erythema Anulare Centrifugum Associated with Disseminated Prostatic Carcinoma
Venkat S. Gudi , A. Armour , A. D. Burden
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 306-307
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Successful Treatment of Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis with Mycophenolate Mofetil
Regine Gläser and Michael Sticherling
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 308-309
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Cutaneous Necrosis after Subcutaneous Injection of Polyethylene-Glycol-modified Interferon alpha
Hjalmar Kurzen , Detlef Petzoldt , Wolfgang Hartschuh , Uta Jappe
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 310-312
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CD8-Positive Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma with a Fair Prognosis
Mizuho Fukunaga , Taro Masaki , Masamitsu Ichihashi , Masato Ueda
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Pages: 312-314
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Disseminated Pagetoid Reticulosis Presenting as Cytotoxic CD4/CD8 Double Negative Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
G. Pagnanelli , L. Bianchi , M. Cantonetti , A. Orlandi , M. C. Fargnoli , L. M. Muscardin , S. Chimenti
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 314-316
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis Induced by Allopurinol and Timepidium Bromide
Hideki Maejima , Hideki Mukai , Eto Hikaru
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 316-317
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis Accompanied by Seronegative Arthritis
Hiroshi Nagai and Susumu Harada
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Pages: 318-319
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Book Review
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Page: 319
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