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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pathological Mechanisms of Acne with Special Emphasis on Propionibacterium acnes and Related Therapy
Uta Jappe
Acne is a common disease that in cases of extreme disfiguration can have severe consequences for the personality development of young people and is associated with a relatively high prevalence of depression and suicide. Spontaneous regression is common, but acne can extend into the fourth and fifth decades of life. The pathogenesis is still not fully understood. Factors promoting the development o ...
Pages: 241-248
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Increased Levels of Serum Interleukin-16 in Adult Type Atopic Dermatitis
Interleukin (IL)-16 serves as a natural ligand of CD4 molecules and induces chemotaxis in CD4-expressing cells such as T cells, eosinophils, dendritic cells and monocytes. We examined the serum levels of IL-16 in patients with adult atopic dermatitis when their eruptions were aggravated and in non-atopic healthy controls, and then analysed the possible correlation between these values and the leve ...
Pages: 249-253
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Enhanced Epidermal Ultraviolet Responses in Chronically Sun-exposed Skin are Dependent on Previous Sun Exposure
The p53 protein plays a key role in protecting cells from acquiring manifest mutations by inducing cell cycle arrest or apoptosis. The mechanisms for differences in epidermal responses to ultraviolet irradiation are unclear, although they have been shown to be related to both genetic events and environmental factors. In this study, we compared epidermal ultraviolet responses in chronically sun-exp ...
Pages: 254-261
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Interleukin-18 Levels in the Plasma of Psoriatic Patients Correlate with the Extent of Skin Lesions and the PASI Score
Interleukin-18 is a cytokine with a possible role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. We examined subpopulations of peripheral blood lymphocytes and their expression of activation markers and correlated this with plasma levels of IL-18 and clinical disease severity in patients with psoriasis. We included 12 patients with psoriasis who had a PASI score from 15 to 48 and compared them to controls. IL- ...
Pages: 262-265
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Erythrokeratoderma Variabilis without Connexin 31 or Connexin 30.3 Gene Mutation: Immunohistological, Ultrastructural and Genetic Studies
Erythrokeratoderma variabilis, characterized by migrating erythema and fixed keratotic plaques, is a rare congenital disorder which has recently been connected with connexin (Cx)30.3 or Cx31 gene mutations. We present a 9-month-old Japanese girl who exhibited the typical clinical features of the disease, but carried no Cx30.3 or Cx31 gene mutations. Histopathologically, regular acanthosis with hyp ...
Pages: 266-270
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Polarized Light-surface Microscopy for Description and Classification of Small and Medium-sized Congenital Melanocytic Naevi
Owing to a lack of well-defined clinical criteria for identifying congenital lesions, the diagnosis of small and medium-sized congenital melanocytic naevi is always uncertain. Our aim was to describe the features of small congenital melanocytic naevi, as observed by digital videomicroscopy, with the purpose of identifying single patterns characteristic of small congenital melanocytic naevi or diff ...
Pages: 271-276
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A Three-Year Randomized Trial in Patients with Dysplastic Naevi Treated with Oral Beta-carotene
Ultraviolet irradiation provokes the development of new melanocytic naevi, or changes in existing naevi, leading to repeated surgery of atypical naevi and becoming a continual burden for individuals with many of these lesions. To determine the influence of long-term medication with the radical scavenger ?-carotene on newly developing atypical naevi, a single-centre, randomized, placebo-controlled ...
Pages: 277-281
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Rosacea: A Cutaneous Marker of Helicobacter pylori Infection? Results of a Pilot Study
Camilo Diaz, Chris J. O'Callaghan, Asra Khan and Andrew Ilchyshyn
Given the long purported anecdotal association between rosacea and gastrointestinal disease, the discovery that Helicobacter pylori causes gastritis and duodenal ulcer disease has led to a hypothesized role for this organism in the aetiology of rosacea. We conducted a case-series study of 49 patients to assess the potential association between severity of rosacea and direct and serological ...
Pages: 282-286
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Lupus Anticoagulant in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency is a widespread disease that can often lead to venous leg ulcers. Recent studies report that certain clotting abnormalities, such as anticardiolipin antibodies, are associated with leg ulcers. Although lupus anticoagulant belongs to the antiphospholipid antibodies, its presence in patients with chronic venous insufficiency has not been reported previously. The purpose ...
Pages: 287-289
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Sweet's Syndrome and Erythema Nodosum after Klebsiella pneumoniae Cystitis
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Pages: 290-291
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CLINICAL REPORT
Deep Dermatophytosis During Topical Tacrolimus Therapy for Psoriasis
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Pages: 291-292
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Association of Vitiligo with Sjögren's Syndrome
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Page: 293
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Systemic Contact Dermatitis Elicited by Oral Intake of Balsam of Peru
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Pages: 294-295
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Treatment of Occupational Koilonychia with Tazarotene Gel
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Pages: 296-297
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Pneumothorax Secondary to Ipsilateral Herpes Zoster Pectoralis
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Pages: 298-299
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Naevus Comedonicus Immunohistochemical Features in Two Cases
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Pages: 300-301
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Unusual Manifestation of Sweet's Syndrome in B-cell Lymphoma
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Pages: 308-309
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Reinstatement of Dapsone Following Hypersensitivity
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Pages: 314-315
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Connubial Contact Dermatitis: An Unusual Pregnancy Dermatosis
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Page: 316
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Topical Tacrolimus Ointment may Induce Skin Tags in Treated Patients
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Page: 317
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Granuloma Annulare Induced by Scabies
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Page: 318
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