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Page: 321
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Hydration and Plasticity Following Long-term Use of a Moisturizer: A Single-blind Study
Gregor B. E. Jemec and Renhua Na
Skin hydration is thought to have an influence on skin plasticity, and moisturizers have therefore gained widespread use. However, the effects of long-term moisturizer use on the mechanical properties and the long-term correlation between plasticity and hydration of human skin in vivo remain unknown. Nineteen healthy volunteers applied a moisturizer to the volar surface of their forearms fo ...
Pages: 322-324
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Relevance of Reactive Oxygen Species in the Induction of 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine in HaCaT Keratinocytes
Stephan Riemschneider , Hans-Peter Podhaisky , Thomas Klapperstück , Wolfgang Wohlrab
There is growing evidence that solar radiation-induced oxidative DNA damage may play an important role in carcinogenesis of the skin. One substantial modification in this context is the oxidation of the guanine base to 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine. Using HaCaT keratinocytes, measurement of the 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine content in this study was performed by flow cytometry on whole cells. Hy ...
Pages: 325-328
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Loss of Hyaluronan in the Basement Membrane Zone of the Skin Correlates to the Degree of Stiff Hands in Diabetic Patients
Ulf Bertheim , Anna Engström-Laurent , Per-Åke Hofer , Peter Hallgren , Johan Asplund , Sten Hellström
Glycosaminoglycans are important components of all extracellular matrices. One of the glycosaminoglycans is hyaluronan, which is ubiquitously distributed throughout the connective tissue. Hyaluronan is especially abundant in the skin, in which it is of both structural and functional importance. This study describes the localization and distribution of hyaluronan in the skin of healthy individuals ...
Pages: 329-334
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IgE-mediated Hypersensitivity Against Human Sweat Antigen in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
Michihiro Hide , Toshihiko Tanaka , Yumi Yamamura , Osamu Koro , Shoso Yamamoto
Sweating aggravates itch in atopic dermatitis, but the mechanism is unclear. In this study, we examined the involvement of type I hypersensitivity in the aggravation of atopic dermatitis by sweating. Skin tests with autologous sweat were positive in 56 of 66 patients (84.4%) with atopic dermatitis, but only in 3 of 27 healthy volunteers (11.1%). Sweat samples from both patients and healthy volunte ...
Pages: 335-340
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Palmoplantar Pustulosis: an Autoimmune Disease Precipitated by Smoking?
Eva Hagforsen , Awder Mustafa , Ann-Kari Lefvert , Klas Nordlind , Gerd Michaëlsson
Ninety-five percent of patients with palmoplantar pustulosis are smokers at onset of the disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether these patients have serum antibodies to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR ab) and if their sera induce a specific immunofluorescence in normal palmar skin. Sera from 45 patients with palmoplantar pustulosis and 23 patients with chronic hand eczema ...
Pages: 341-346
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CLINICAL REPORT
The Norwegian Version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index: a Study of Validity and Reliability in Psoriatics
Cato Mørk , Astrid Wahl , Torbjørn Moum
The aim of this study was to test the Norwegian version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI-N) for validity and reliability in psoriatic patients. The DLQI-N was administered to 230 patients with psoriasis who underwent climate therapy on Gran Canaria, with a dermatologist assessing their psoriasis severity using the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index. Factor analyses resulted in a unidimen ...
Pages: 347-351
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Contact Allergy and Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Adolescents: Prevalence Measures and Associations.
Charlotte Gotthard Mortz , Jens Martin Lauritsen , Carsten Bindslev-Jensen , Klaus Ejner Andersen
The aims of this cross-sectional study were to establish the prevalence measures of contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis in 8th grade schoolchildren (aged 12-16 years) in Odense, Denmark, and to examine the associations with atopic dermatitis, inhalant allergy and hand eczema. Contact allergy to a standard series allergen was found in 15.2% of schoolchildren. The point prevalence of all ...
Pages: 352-358
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CLINICAL REPORT
Nickel Sensitization in Adolescents and Association with Ear Piercing, Use of Dental Braces and Hand Eczema
Charlotte Gotthard Mortz , Jens Martin Lauritsen , Carsten Bindslev-Jensen , Klaus Ejner Andersen
The prevalence of nickel allergy (sensitization) and the associations with ear piercing, use of dental braces and hand eczema were assessed in a cohort of 1,501 8th grade schoolchildren (aged 12-16 years) in Odense, Denmark. Nickel allergy was found in 8.6% and was clinically relevant in 69% of cases. Nickel allergy was found most frequently in girls and the association with ear piercing was confi ...
Pages: 359-364
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CLINICAL REPORT
Gonorrhoea in Denmark: High Incidence Among HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men
Jeanne Duus Johansen and Else Smith
Diagnosis of gonorrhoea indicates that relatively recent unprotected sex has been practised and thus there is possibly a risk of HIV transmission. A retrospective analysis of gonorrhoea cases reported to the Danish national surveillance system was carried out for the period 1994-1999. The analysis included demographic pattern and mode of transmission of gonorrhoea in Denmark with the focus on tren ...
Pages: 365-368
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CLINICAL REPORT
Treatment of Vitiligo Vulgaris with Narrow Band UVB (311nm) for One Year and the Effect of Addition of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12
M. Tjioe , M. J .P. Gerritsen , L. Juhlin , P. C. M. van de Kerkhof
Narrow band UVB is succeeding psoralen and UVA irradiation as the main treatment of vitiligo vulgaris in several European countries. Vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency in some vitiligo patients has prompted researchers to investigate the efficacy of these vitamins in the treatment of vitiligo. In the present controlled study we investigated the value of narrow band UVB phototherapy in the treat ...
Pages: 369-372
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Serum Concentrations of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Angiosarcomas With and Without p53 Gene Mutation
Yasuyuki Amo , Mikio Masuzawa , Yuhko Hamada , Kensei Katsuoka
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Pages: 373-374
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Generalized Pustulosis and Severe Tubulointerstitial Nephropathy as Manifestations of Carbamazepine Hypersensitivity Syndrome
David Moreno-Ramírez , Begona García-Bravo , Antonio Rodríguez-Pichardo , Clotilde Ríos Camacho , Francisco Camacho Martínez
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Pages: 374-376
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A Four-Year History of Pruriginous Erythroderma Leading to the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
David Launay , Benoît Catteau , Ariane Dubost-Brama , Monique Capron , Frédéric Piette , Emmanuel Delaporte
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Pages: 376-378
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Two Cases of Coma-associated Bulla with Eccrine Gland Necrosis in Patients without Drug Intoxication
Kyoung Jin Kim , Ho Seok Suh , Jee Ho Choi , Kyung Jeh Sung , Kee Chan Moon , Jai Kyoung Koh
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Pages: 378-380
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Management of Generalized Pruritus in Dominant Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Using Low-dose Oral Cyclosporin
Emel Çalikoglu and Rana Anadolu
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Pages: 380-382
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A Patient with Immunological Features of Paraneoplastic Pemphigus in the Absence of a Detectable Malignancy
Anna Verrini , Guiseppe Cannata , Emanuele Cozzani , Michela Terracini , Aurora Parodi , Alfredo Rebora
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Pages: 382-384
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Mixed Response to Thalidomide Therapy in Adults: Two Cases of Multisystem Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis
Gerhard Kolde , Peter Schulze , Wolfram Sterry
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Pages: 384-386
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Bilateral Chalazia of the Lower Eyelids Associated with Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Mikako Aoki and Seiji Kawana
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Pages: 386-387
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Topical Tacrolimus (FK506): Treatment Failure in Four Cases of Alopecia Universalis
Sung-Wook Park , Jung-Wook Kim , Han-Young Wang
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Pages: 387-388
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Azoospermia in a Patient Receiving Interferon Alpha for a Stage III Melanoma
Isabel Longo , Paloma Sánchez-Mateos , Pablo Lázaro , Natividad Longo
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Pages: 389-390
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Annular Erythema Associated with Essential Thrombocythemia
Naoko Motohashi , Takahiro Satoh , Hiroo Yokozeki , Kiyoshi Nishioka
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Page: 390
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Primary Cervicofacial Nocardiosis due to Nocardia asteroides in an Adult Immunocompetent Patient
Monica Corazza , Luigi Ligrone , Marco Libanore , Annarosa Virgili
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Pages: 391-392
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Successful Treatment of Acquired Reactive Perforating Collagenosis with Doxycycline
Thomas Brinkmeier , Joerg Schaller , Rudolf A. Herbst , Peter J. Frosch
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Pages: 393-395
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Erythema Multiforme-like Rash in a Patient Sensitive to Ofloxacin
Eustachio Nettis , Daniela Giordano , Traetta Pierluigi , Antonio Ferrannini , Alfredo Tursi
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Pages: 395-396
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Gabapentin-induced Bullous Pemphigoid
C. O. C. Zachariae
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Pages: 396-397
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Beau's Lines Associated with Itraconazole
Hsuan-Hsiang Chen and Yi-Hua Liao
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Page: 398
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BOOK REVIEW
Book Reviews
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Page: 400
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