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Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
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Page: 321
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Transgenic Mice Over-expressing a Serine Protease in the Skin: Evidence of Interferon ?-independent MHC II Expression by Epidermal Keratinocytes
Annelii Ny A1 and TorbjÖrn Egelrud A1
Stratum corneum chymotryptic enzyme (SCCE; also known as kallikrein 7) is a serine protease that is preferentially expressed in cornifying epithelia and possibly involved in the desquamation process. We have recently described transgenic mice over-expressing human SCCE in the epidermis showing increased epidermal thickness, hyperkeratosis, and an apparent dermal inflammation with pruritus. This su ...
Pages: 322-327
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Allergy and Irritation: An Adverse Association in Patients with Atopic Eczema
Harald LÖffler A1, Anja Steffes A1, Rudolf Happle A1, Isaak Effendy A2
The pathomechanism of atopic eczema is complex. Two of the most important exogenous factors for atopic eczema are allergenic and irritant substances. In this study we investigate the combined effect of topical aeroallergens and irritation on the skin of atopic individuals. We performed patch testing with several aeroallergens (atopy patch test) and with an irritant, sodium lauryl sulphate, on clin ...
Pages: 328-331
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Pathogenic Mechanisms in Epidermolysis Bullosa Naevi
Christoph M. Lanschuetzer, Michael Emberger, Rudolf Hametner, Alfred Klausegger, Gabriele Pohla-gubo, Helmut Hintner, Johann W. Bauer Department of Dermatology General Hospital Salzburg Austria
Epidermolysis bullosa naevi are large, eruptive melanocytic naevi which frequently arise in areas of former blisters in patients suffering from inherited epidermolysis bullosa. Morphologically, these naevi are similar to malignant melanoma, although so far no malignant transformation has been observed. To investigate the pathogenesis of these moles we documented their clinical evolution and their ...
Pages: 332-337
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Influence of Climatic Conditions on the Irritant Patch Test with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Harald LÖffler A1 and Rudolf Happle A1
Irritant patch testing with detergents is increasingly being used as a measure of skin barrier function, but there is evidence that climatic changes can influence the test outcome. In this study we investigated the relation between cutaneous reactivity to a detergent and climatic conditions. Between January 2000 and December 2001 epicutaneous patch testing with 0.5% sodium lauryl sulphate was perf ...
Pages: 338-341
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Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Defence System in Patients with Active or Inactive Behçet's Disease
R. Sandikci A2, S. Türkmen A2, G. Güvenen A3, H. Ayabakan A2, P. Gülcan A6, M. Koldas A5, Z. Ozbek Kir A4, N. Yenice A7 Divisions of Biochemistry, Social Insurance Institution
A2Okmeydani Educational Hospital
A3Istanbul Educational Hospital
A4Eyüp Hospital
A5Division of Biochemistry, Ministry of Health Haseki Educational Hospital
A6Division of Dermatology
A7Division of Internal Medicine, Social Insurance Institution Okmeydani Educational Hospital Istanbul Turkey
To evaluate plasma lipid peroxidation and enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant systems in patients with Behçet's disease, plasma malondialdehyde levels and total antioxidant status, erythrocyte superoxide dismutase and whole blood glutathione peroxidase activities were studied in 15 patients with active disease and in 30 with inactive disease, and compared with 20 age-matched healthy control s ...
Pages: 342-346
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Atopic Dermatitis in Young Children: Diagnostic Criteria for Use in Epidemiological Studies Based on Telephone Interviews
Christine Stabell Benn A1, Eva Benfeldt A2, Per Kragh Andersen , Anne Braae Olesen A4, Mads Melbye A1, Bengt Björkstén A5
The aim of the study was to establish diagnostic criteria for atopic dermatitis in 1.5-year-old children that could be employed in epidemiological studies of atopic dermatitis based on telephone interviews. In a Danish cohort of 100,000 pregnant women, 4 computer-assisted telephone interviews were carried out. In the last interview, conducted when the child was 1.5 years old, mothers were asked ab ...
Pages: 347-350
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An Experimental Ointment Formulation of Pimecrolimus is Effective in Psoriasis without Occlusion
Ulrich Mrowietz A1, Stefan Wustlich A2, Godehart Hoexter A3, Michael Graeber A3, Matthias Bräutigam A3, Thomas Luger A2
Pimecrolimus (Elidel®, SDZ ASM 981), a new macrolactam ascomycin derivative, was highly effective in treating plaque-type psoriasis when applied under Finn-chamber occlusion. A two-centre, randomized, double-blind, vehicle- and positive-controlled within-patient study was therefore conducted in 23 adult psoriasis patients. Pimecrolimus 1% was applied, twice daily, in ...
Pages: 351-353
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Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Leg in a Patient with Multiple Malignant Tumours
Nóra Erös A2, Zsuzsánna Károlyi A2, Anikó Kovács A3, András Matolcsy A4, Tibor Barna A3, Gábor Kelényi A5
A patient who had primary gastric B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, invasive ductal breast cancer and a basocellular carcinoma of the forehead in her medical history was studied. Three years after polychemotherapy and irradiation of the breast cancer, a rapidly enlarging, ulcerated violaceous tumour developed on the patient's left leg. The tumour was identified by the histopathological, immunohistoch ...
Pages: 354-357
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Papular Neutrophilic Dermatosis and Erythema Elevatum Diutinum Following Erythropoietin Therapy in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Emanuela Gubinelli A1, Barbara Cocuroccia A1, Marcello Fazio A1, Giorgio Annessi A1, Giampiero Girolomoni A1
A 65-year-old man with refractory anaemia with an excess of blasts developed an erythematous papular eruption symmetrically distributed on the legs and trunk 3 months after initiation of erythropoietin therapy. The lesions showed a dense neutrophilic infiltrate in the absence of leucocytoclastic vasculitis, and did not fit the criteria of a well-defined neutrophilic dermatosis. Concomitant with th ...
Pages: 358-361
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Linear Scleroderma Along Blaschko's Lines in a Patient with Systematized Morphea
Yoshinao Soma A1, Tamihiro Kawakami A1, Emiko Yamasaki A1, Rikako Sasaki A2, Masako Mizoguchi A1
We have previously shown that frontoparietal scleroderma en coup de sabre, a type of linear scleroderma that affects the face and scalp, follows the lines of Blaschko, but the question whether linear scleroderma that occurs in the limbs follows Blaschko's lines has not been answered. We describe the case of a 4-year-old girl with multiple morphea showing remarkable unilateral systematized distribu ...
Pages: 362-364
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Short-time, High-dosage Penicillin Infusion Therapy of Syphilis: An Alternative to Recommended Regimens?
Hans Lomholt A1, Asmus Poulsen A3, Flemming Brandrup A2, Klaus Ejner Andersen A2
The optimal dosage and duration of penicillin treatment for the various stages of syphilis are not known. We present data on 20 patients with syphilis (primary, secondary or latent) treated with high-dose, short-time penicillin infusion therapy. Patients were given 10 MIU of penicillin G intravenously every 6 h up to a total dose of 90 MIU within 48 h. No adverse reactions were registered but 9 pa ...
Pages: 365-368
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Vulvar Vestibulitis: Evidence of Depression and State Anxiety in Patients and Partners
Elisabet Nylanderlundqvist A1 and Jan Bergdahl A2
Vulvar vestibulitis is believed to be the most frequent cause of dyspareunia in premenopausal women, with the symptoms affecting the patient's life in several ways. We therefore assessed the level of depression and state anxiety in women with vulvar vestibulitis and their partners, and the association of depression and state anxiety with genital symptoms. In this prospective study, 30 women were i ...
Pages: 369-373
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Raynaud's Phenomenon with Necrosis of the Extremities Induced by Cold Agglutinin Disease Secondary to a T-cell Lymphoma
Claude Bachmeyer A1, L. Blum A2, A. M. Chesneau A3, J. Richecoeur A4, F. Testard A4, B. Benchaa A2, O. Danne A2
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Pages: 374-375
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Chronic Nodular Prurigo Associated with Nummular Eczema: Possible Involvement of Odontogenic Infection
Takahiro Satoh A1, Kaoru Takayama A1, Yasuyuki Sawada A1, Hiroo Yokozeki A1, Kiyoshi Nishioka A1
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Pages: 376-377
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Isolated HSV-2 on the Helix Manifesting as a Single Large Vesicle in a Healthy Woman
Noah Scheinfeld A1
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Page: 378
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Perianal Lentiginosis: A Case of Localized Lentiginosis
Maria. Jones-Caballero A1, P. F. Peñas A1, M. Lecona-Echeverría A2
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Pages: 379-380
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Molluscum Contagiosum and Cryosurgery: Triggering Factors for Wells' Syndrome?
Panagiotis G. Stavropoulos A1, Panagiotis G. Kostakis A1, Antonios K. Panagiotopoulos A1, Anastasia-Metaxia K. Papakonstantinou A1, Athanassios P. Petridis A1, Sofia Georgala A1
Pages: 380-381
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Chemotherapy-induced Recall Dermatitis on a Previously Scalded Wound in a Patient with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
Chia-Yu Chu A1 and Hsien-Ching Chiu* A1
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Pages: 382-383
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A Curious Keloid of the Penis
Antonio Mastrolorenzo A1, Anna Lisa Rapaccini A1, Luana Tiradritti A1, Giuliano Zuccati A1
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Pages: 384-385
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Hyperkeratosis of the Nipple Associated with Chronic Graft versus Host Disease after Allogeneic Haematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Hatice Sanli A2, Pelin Ekmekci A2, Filiz Kusak A2, Mutlu Arat A3, Meral Beksaç A3
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Pages: 385-386
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae Respiratory Infection
Manuela Papini A1, Michela Cicoletti A1, Priscilla Landucci A1
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Pages: 387-388
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Urticaria-Like Follicular Mucinosis Responding to Dapsone
F. Al Harthi A1, A. Kudwah A1, A. Ajlan A1, A. Nuaim A1, F. Shehri A1
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Pages: 389-390
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Disseminated Erythematous and Pityriasiform Plaques Caused by Imatinib Mesylate
E. Pasmatzi A2, A. Monastirli A2, P. Matsouka A3, D. Tsambaos A2
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Pages: 391-392
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Two Cases of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura with Transient Myocardial Ischaemia
Kazuhito Hayakawa A1 and Tetsuo Shiohara A1
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Pages: 393-394
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Neutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis in a Patient with Behçet's Disease
Pedro Mercader-García, Juan Jose Vilata-Corell, José Pardo-Sanchez, Jose Miguel Fortea-Baixauli Dermatology Service Hospital General Universitario Av/Tres Cruces, S/N ES-46014 Valencia Spain pmercader@aedv.es
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Pages: 395-396
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Malignant Melanoma Arising from a Small Congenital Melanocytic Naevus
Takahiro Kiyohara A1, Masanobu Kumakiri A1, Sachio Kouraba A1
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Pages: 397-398
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