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Page: 321
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Hydration and Plasticity Following Long-term Use of a Moisturizer: A Single-blind Study
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
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
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
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?
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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The Norwegian Version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index: a Study of Validity and Reliability in Psoriatics
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.
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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Nickel Sensitization in Adolescents and Association with Ear Piercing, Use of Dental Braces and Hand Eczema
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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Gonorrhoea in Denmark: High Incidence Among HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men
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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Treatment of Vitiligo Vulgaris with Narrow Band UVB (311nm) for One Year and the Effect of Addition of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12
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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Annular Erythema Associated with Essential Thrombocythemia
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Page: 390
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Primary Cervicofacial Nocardiosis due to Nocardia asteroides in an Adult Immunocompetent Patient
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Pages: 391-392
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Successful Treatment of Acquired Reactive Perforating Collagenosis with Doxycycline
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Pages: 393-395
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Erythema Multiforme-like Rash in a Patient Sensitive to Ofloxacin
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Pages: 395-396
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Gabapentin-induced Bullous Pemphigoid
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Pages: 396-397
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Beau's Lines Associated with Itraconazole
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Page: 398
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Page: 400
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