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REVIEW
Trends and Developments in the Pharmacological Treatment of Psoriasis
Robert Gniadecki , Claus Zachariae , Martin Calverley
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Pages: 401-410
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Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Influences Revascularization and Healing in a Rat Model of Random Ischaemic Flaps
Michele Buemi , Mario Vaccaro , Alessio Sturiale , Maria Rosaria Galeano , Carlo Sansotta , Vittorio Cavallari , Fulvio Floccari , Domenico D'Amico , Valerio Torre , Gioacchino Calapai , Nicola Frisina , Fabrizio Guarneri , Giuseppe Vermiglio
In order to ascertain whether erythropoietin plays a role in early and late repair processes following ischaemic skin flap injury, a dorsal, caudally based skin flap was created in rats. The rats were successively divided into four groups. Group 1 was not treated. The other groups were treated with a subcutaneous administration of 0.9% NaCl saline solution (group 2), a subcutaneous administration ...
Pages: 411-417
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Sensitizing Capacity of Two Monomeric Aldehyde Components in p-tert-Butylphenol-Formaldehyde Resin
Erik Zimerson and Magnus Bruze
Contact allergy to p- tert- butylphenol-formaldehyde resin is not rare. This resin consists of a large number of substances, most of which are unknown. For diagnostic and preventive reasons, the chemical identity of the sensitizers should be known as well as their sensitizing capacities, cross-reaction patterns and presence in the environment. The aim of this study was to investigate the sensitizi ...
Pages: 418-422
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Bcl-2-related Proteins, a-Smooth Muscle Actin and Amyloid Deposits in Aggressive and non-Aggressive Basal Cell Carcinomas
Önder Bozdogan , Emel Erkek , Pinar Atasoy , Mukadder Koçak , Ahu Birol , Muzaffer Çaydere
Aberrant expression of bcl-gene products has been implicated in the development of non-melanoma skin cancers. Recently, altered expression of ? -smooth muscle actin has been proposed as predictive of tumour behaviour in basal cell carcinomas. The purpose of this study was to compare the aggressive and non-aggressive basal cell carcinomas in terms of bcl-gene products and ? -smooth muscle actin exp ...
Pages: 423-427
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Low Frequency of ß-Catenin Gene Mutations in Pilomatricoma
Seog-Jun Ha , Jung-Soo Kim , Eun-Joo Seo , Kyung-Ho Lee , Hyun-Jeong Lee , Jin-Wou Kim
We investigated ?-catenin and adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene abnormalities in human pilomatricoma, in which a high incidence of ?-catenin gene mutations has been reported. Nucleated tumour cells were microdissected from 20 paraffin-embedded pilomatricomas. Exon 3 of the ?-catenin gene was amplified using polymerase chain reaction and sequencing analysis was performed. Immunostaining for ?-c ...
Pages: 428-431
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CLINICAL REPORT
Frequency of Patch-test Positivity in Patients with Psoriasis: A Prospective Controlled Study
Vivek Malhotra , Inderjeet Kaur , Abir Saraswat , Bhushan Kumar
Current information on the incidence of patch-test positivity and the spectrum of allergens in psoriatics is conflicting. We compared the rates of patch-test positivity to common allergens and topical medicaments in 200 patients suffering from chronic plaque psoriasis (group I) with 51 patients with other non-allergic skin complaints (group II) and 54 patients suspected of having allergic contact ...
Pages: 432-435
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Heliotherapy in Atopic Dermatitis: A Prospective Study on Climatotherapy using the SCORAD Index
Pekka Autio , Pirjo Komulainen , Harry M. Larni
The aim of this study was to investigate the suitability and effectiveness of heliotherapy in moderate or severe atopic dermatitis in adults in the Canary Islands. A total of 216 patients participated on 6 different 2- or 3-week heliotherapy trips. Using the Severity Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis Index (SCORAD), the severity of atopic dermatitis was assessed prior to the start of heliotherapy, afte ...
Pages: 436-440
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IgA Pemphigus: The First Two Scandinavian Cases
Robert Gniadecki , Anette Bygum , Ole Clemmensen , Else Svejgaard , Susanne Ullman
IgA pemphigus is a rare neutrophilic acantholytic skin disorder with only approximately 70 cases reported in the indexed literature to date. Here we describe two patients with IgA pemphigus (subcorneal pustular dermatosis type and intraepithelial neutrophilic type) that to our knowledge are the first Scandinavian patients with this disease. Initially, both patients were misdiagnosed as subcorneal ...
Pages: 441-445
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Anorectal Involvement Is Frequent in Limited Systemic Sclerosis
Cessare Massone , L. Milone , Aurora Parodi , N. Pandolfo , Alfredo Rebora
The gastrointestinal tract, particularly the oesophagus, is affected in about half of all patients with systemic sclerosis. Only a few studies so far have dealt with the anorectal tract. We studied the anal function using anorectal manometry in 12 patients with limited systemic sclerosis. We also studied the oesophageal function. For the oesophagus, we measured the difference between intragastric ...
Pages: 446-448
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Two Men with Toxic Shock Syndrome Presenting with Targetoid and Spotty Skin Rashes
Noah Scheinfeld , Michael J. Pollack , Jennifer M. McNiff , Suguru Imaeda , Animesh A. Sinha
Two previously healthy men who presented with hypotension, constitutional symptoms, and targetoid and discrete spotty erythematous plaques were diagnosed with toxic shock syndrome based on histopathological findings. Specifically, their biopsies revealed necrotic keratinocytes, neutrophils in the epidermis, and neutrophils surrounding dilated superficial vessels. In one case, the diagnosis of toxi ...
Pages: 449-452
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Superficial Mucoceles and Lichenoid Graft Versus Host Disease: Report of Three Cases
María J García-F-Villalta , Marta Pascual-López , Margarita Elices , Esteban Daudén , Amaro García-Diez , Javier Fraga
Superficial mucoceles are subepithelial extravasations of sialomucin that occur at the epithelial-connective tissue interface and are directly related to minor salivary glands. They have been described in association with oral lichen planus and, exceptionally, with chronic graft versus host disease. Three patients who underwent an allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for a chronic myelogenous le ...
Pages: 453-455
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A Variant of Junctional Naevus of Epithelioid and Spindle Cell Type Rich in Melanophages
Leonardo Celleno and Guido Massi
We describe a form of junctional melanocytic neoplasm with a massive production of melanin accumulated in the dermis. The pigment is stored in macrophages, which are by far the most numerous cellular component of the lesion. Another peculiar aspect is the occasional presence of a few melanocytes scattered in a pagetoid pattern above the dermo-epidermal junction in the spinous layer. The histologic ...
Pages: 456-459
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Non-Invasive Monitoring of Compression Therapy: A Report of Three Cases With Venous Insufficiency
Monika Gniadecka , Lis Danielsen , Lene Henriksen
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Pages: 460-462
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Atypical Autoimmune Blistering Dermatosis Associated with Sjögren's Syndrome
Rolland Gyulai , Mária Kiss , Mehrdad Mehravaran1 , László Kovács , Gyula Pokorny , Sándor Husz , Attila Dobozy
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Pages: 462-464
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Efficacy Evaluation of an Oil-in-Water Emulsion (Dermoflan) in Atopic Dermatitis
Ketty Peris , Patrizia Valeri , Emma Altobelli , Maria Concetta Fargnoli , Anna Maria Carrozzo , Sergio Chimenti
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Pages: 465-466
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Prevalence of Onychomycosis in iceland: A Population-based Study
Bárdur Sigurgeirsson , Ólafur Steingrímsson , Snjólaug Sveinsdóttir
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Pages: 467-469
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Leishmaniasis of the Lip
Stefano Veraldi , Corinna Rigoni , Raffaele Gianotti
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 469-470
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Acute Infantile Haemorrhagic Oedema: Measles Vaccination as Possible Triggering Factor
Yasemin Saray , Deniz Seçkin , Evren Sarifakioglu , A. Tülin Güleç , Beyhan Demirhan
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Pages: 471-472
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Interstitial and Granulomatous Drug Reaction Presenting as Erythema Nodosum-like Lesions
Mi-Woo Lee , Jee-Ho Choi , Kyung-Jeh Sung , Kee-Chan Moon , Jai-Kyoung Koh
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Pages: 473-474
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Successful Treatment of Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia with Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream in a Lung Transplanted Patient
Lisa B. Travis , Jeffrey M. Weinberg , Burtin A. Krumholz
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Pages: 475-476
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Successful Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma on the Face with Imiquimod 5% Cream
C. Oster-Schmidt , Peter Altmeyer , Markus Stücker
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Page: 477
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Erythema ab igne Caused by Frequent Hot Bathing
Sung-Jan Lin , Chih-Jung Hsu , Hsien-Ching Chiu
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Pages: 478-479
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An Unusual Manifestation of Linear Atrophoderma of Moulin
Ljubka Miteva and E. Obreshkova
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Pages: 479-480
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Perianal Tuberculosis: A Rare Case of Skin Ulceration?
Ljubka Miteva and Emil Bardarov
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Pages: 481-482
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Exacerbation of Pemphigus Foliaceus after Tetanus Vaccination Accompanied by Synthesis of Auto-antibodies Against Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Antigens
Karsten Korang , Reza Ghohestani , Thomas Krieg , Jouni Uitto , Nicolas Hunzelmann
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Pages: 482-483
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Onychomycosis in Children: Treatment Results of Forty-seven Patients
Hannele Heikkilä and Sakari Stubb
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Pages: 484-485
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ERRATUM
Correction
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Page: 485
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