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Pages: 401-402
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factor Id1 is Highly Expressed in Psoriatic Involved Skin
The helix-loop-helix transcription factor Id1 (inhibitor of differentiation/inhibitor of DNA binding) functions as an inhibitor of differentiation. We have examined Id1 gene expression in cultured keratinocytes in punch biopsies from psoriatic involved and uninvolved skin, and in skin specimens from normal individuals. Id1 mRNA expression was measured with an RNase protection assay and with Northe ...
Pages: 403-409
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Epidermal Thickness at Different Body Sites: Relationship to Age, Gender, Pigmentation, Blood Content, Skin Type and Smoking Habits
Jane Sandy-Moller, Thomas Poulsen and Hans Christian Wulf
Epidermal thickness and its relationship to age, gender, skin type, pigmentation, blood content, smoking habits and body site is important in dermatologic research and was investigated in this study. Biopsies from three different body sites of 71 human volunteers were obtained, and thickness of the stratum corneum and cellular epidermis was measured microscopically using a preparation technique pr ...
Pages: 410-413
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Defective Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate-gated Calcium Channels and the Pathogenesis of Psoriasis
A positive association between intake of calcium channel blockers and psoriasis has been observed recently. Intake of blockers of voltage-gated calcium ion channels is associated with outbreaks of psoriasis after a latent period in patients with and without a previous family history of psoriasis. This suggests that interfering with calcium influx may trigger psoriasis. Calcium influx also occurs v ...
Pages: 414-418
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Effect of Pregnancy and Menopause on Facial Wrinkling in Women
Women appear to be at greater risk of developing wrinkles with age than men. To evaluate the effect of pregnancy and menopause on facial wrinkling, a total of 186 Korean women volunteers aged between 20 and 89 years were interviewed for information on menstrual and reproductive factors. An 8-point photographic scale developed for assessing the severity of wrinkles in Asian skin was used. Cumulativ ...
Pages: 419-424
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Gluten-free Diet in Psoriasis Patients with Antibodies to Gliadin Results in Decreased Expression of Tissue Transglutaminase and Fewer Ki67+ Cells in the Dermis
Previous studies have shown that 16% of patients with psoriasis vulgaris have IgA and/or IgG antibodies to gliadin, but few have antibodies to endomysium. The increase in duodenal intraepithelial lymphocytes was mild. Still, highly significant clinical improvement was observed after 3 months on a gluten-free diet. This study surveys certain immunohistological aspects of involved and non-involved s ...
Pages: 425-429
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High-dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Severe Drug Reactions: Efficacy in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
High-dose intravenous immunoglobulin has been proposed as an alernative treatment for several immuno-mediated inflammatory skin diseases, usually at a dosage of 1-2 g/kg. We describe the treatment of 10 patients affected by toxic epidermal necrolysis using 400mg/kg per day on 5 consecutive days - a schedule that is lower than previously reported schedules. According to the SCORTEN, the earlier pre ...
Pages: 430-432
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Adjunctive High-dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment for Resistant Atopic Dermatitis: Efficacy and Effects on Intracellular Cytokine Levels and CD4 Counts
Although atopic dermatitis generally responds to topical therapy, small numbers of patients have severe resistant disease despite second-line therapies. High-dose intravenous immunoglobulin has been suggested to be of benefit in a small number of reports. We have conducted an open, single-centre study of adjunctive high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (Flebogamma® 5% ...
Pages: 433-437
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Scalp Psoriasis: Synergy Between the Malassezia Yeasts and Skin Irritation due to Calcipotriol
To investigate if there is a synergy between the presence of the Malassezia yeasts and the adverse reaction during treatment of scalp psoriasis with calcipotriol scalp solution, patients were treated with itraconazole to reduce the number of Malassezia yeasts. This study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group study between oral itraconazole or placebo for 8 weeks in pa ...
Pages: 438-441
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Prostacyclin Reduces Symptoms and Sympathetic Dysfunction in Erythromelalgia in a Double-blind Randomized Pilot Study
Sympathetic dysfunction and skin microvascular arteriovenous shunting with insufficient nutritive perfusion and tissue hypoxia have been reported in patients with erythromelalgia. The objective of this study was to determine whether iloprost, a synthetic prostacyclin analogue - primarily a vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet activation - improves symptoms and sympathetic function in patients wit ...
Pages: 442-444
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Atopic Dermatitis Is Increased Following Vaccination for Measles, Mumps and Rubella or Measles Infection
The prevalence of atopic dermatitis increased markedly in the period 1960s to the 1990s. Earlier findings indicate that infections acquired in early life enhance or suppress the expression of atopic disease as a result of a change in immune reactivity. Our objectives were to examine the association between measles, mumps and rubella vaccination, measles infection and the risk of atopic dermatitis. ...
Pages: 445-450
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CLINICAL REPORT
Juvenile Mycosis Fungoides Diagnosed Before 18 Years of Age
The literature regarding mycosis fungoides in children is sparse. To shed further light on the characteristics of mycosis fungoides in the paediatric population we analysed the clinicopathological features of 10 patients in whom this malignancy was diagnosed before the age of 18 years. All were Jews and Arabs with histologically proven patch/early plaque stage disease: 4 in stage IA, 4 in IB and 2 ...
Pages: 451-456
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Widespread Livedoid Vasculopathy
A 37-year-old woman with a 13-year history of widespread livedo reticularis and recurrent, painful ulcerative skin lesions was referred to our department because of a relapse of cutaneous manifestations of the skin lesions involving almost the whole body surface; malar erythema and oedema, non-scarring alopecia and fever were also associated. Routine laboratory data, immunological investigations a ...
Pages: 457-460
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Secondary Anetoderma Following Molluscum Contagiosum infection
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Pages: 461-462
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Cutaneous Manifestations in Male Anorexia Nervosa: Four Cases
Reuate Strumia A1, E. Manzato A2, M. Gualandi A2
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Pages: 464-465
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Vesicant-type Reaction Due to Docetaxel Extravasation
Chun-Hsuan Ho A2, Chih-Hsin Yang A3, Chia-Yu Chu A2
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Pages: 467-468
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Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis and Atopy
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Pages: 469-470
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