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In vivo Assessment of Iron and Ascorbic Acid in Psoriatic Dermis
Reactive oxygen species play an important role in inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis. Reactive oxygen species synthesis is catalysed by iron and some species are scavenged by ascorbic acid. The aim of this work was to assess iron and ascorbic acid in uninvolved and involved psoriatic dermis and to compare the corresponding concentrations in the dermis of healthy subjects. Microdialysis ...
Pages: 2-5
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Comparative Analysis of TCR-γ Gene Rearrangements by Genescan and Polyacrylamide Gel-electrophoresis in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
Demonstrating T-cell clonality has become an important approach supporting a diagnosis of malignant T-cell neoplasms. A comparative study between Genescan analysis, polyacrylamide gel and agarose gel electrophoresis in visualizing T-cell receptor gamma gene rearrangement was performed on 25 biopsy specimens from 18 patients with different forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Clonality was detecte ...
Pages: 6-11
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Contact Allergy to the Isomers of Diglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol F
Diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) is the monomer and main allergen in the most common epoxy resin, DGEBA-R. Epoxy resin(s) based on bisphenol F (DGEBF-R) contains the 3 isomers of the diglycidyl ether of bisphenol F. Contact allergy to these isomers (p,p'-DGEBF, o,p'-DGEBF and o,o'-DGEBF) has not previously been described in humans. To investigate contact allergies to the DGEBF isomers in pa ...
Pages: 12-17
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Epidermal Hyperproliferation and Decreased Skin Barrier Function in Mice Overexpressing Stratum Corneum Chymotryptic Enzyme
Stratum corneum chymotryptic enzyme (SCCE; also known as kallikrein 7) is a serine protease that may have an important role in the skin desquamation process. We have recently described transgenic mice overexpressing human SCCE in suprabasal epidermal keratinocytes, leading to increased epidermal thickness, hyperkeratosis, dermal inflammation and signs of severe pruritus in older animals. In order ...
Pages: 18-22
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Side Effects in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treated with Iressa (ZD1839), an Inhibitor of Epidermal Growth Factor
We report the cutaneous side effects of Iressa (ZD1839), a new anti-cancer agent that acts by inhibiting epidermal growth factor receptor signal transduction. The most common cutaneous adverse effect was the development of an acneiform eruption on the face, anterior trunk and back (39%). The second most common side effect was xerosis or desquamation of the face, body or distal parts of the finger ...
Pages: 23-26
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Self-reported Dermatological Problems and Preferences for Health: An Epidemiological Survey
Patient preferences for health can be assessed and expressed in quantitative terms known as health state utilities. In this epidemiological study, we demonstrate the importance of dermatological problems for health state utilities. A cross-sectional survey including 5,404 individuals aged 20-84 years was conducted in the County of Uppland, Sweden. Information on dermatological problems and use of ...
Pages: 27-31
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Relationship between Skin Bacterial Colonization and the Occurrence of Allergen-specific and Non-Allergen-specific Antibodies in Sera of Children with Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis Syndrome
In this study we investigated skin bacterial colonization, allergen-specific IgE and antiphospholipid/antinuclear antibodies in 72 children with atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome (age 2-17 years). Bacteria were found on the skin in 41 cases and serological allergen-specific IgE positivity in 37. The different forms of antibodies appeared in the ratio 21/72 (33 antibodies in 21 children). The occu ...
Pages: 32-36
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Determinants of Quality of Life in a Psoriasis Population in Northern Sweden
The aim of this study was to assess possible determinants of quality of life in psoriasis patients in northern Sweden, and to analyse the association between these determinants and quality of life. A questionnaire was mailed to 1,707 subjects, resulting in a response rate of 74%. The study is therefore based on 1,060 subjects, since 195 denied having psoriasis. Quality of life was measured using ...
Pages: 37-43
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Risk Factors for Incomplete Excision of Basal Cell Carcinomas
Incomplete excision of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) may be followed by recurrence of the tumor. In order to detect risk factors for incomplete excision of BCCs we performed a cross-sectional study of 1278 patients who underwent a primary excision of BCCs, during a four-year period, within an ambulatory and hospital plastic surgery department setting. Incomplete excision occurred in 159 of 1478 pr ...
Pages: 44-47
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Serum Levels of Autoantibodies to Desmoglein 3 in Patients with Therapy-resistant Pemphigus Vulgaris Successfully Treated with Adjuvant Intravenous Immunoglobulins
The mainstay of treatment of pemphigus vulgaris is systemic corticosteroids. Intravenous immunoglobulins have been reported as an adjuvant corticosteroid-sparing regimen in recalcitrant pemphigus vulgaris. The purpose of the study was to monitor disease activity, serum levels of autoantibodies and doses of oral corticosteroids in 4 patients with recalcitrant pemphigus vulgaris adjuvantly treated ...
Pages: 48-52
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Blastic CD56+ Natural Killer-cell Lymphoma with Primary Cutaneous Manifestation
T/natural killer-cell lymphomas belong to a heterogeneous group of non-Hodgkin lymphomas with predominant extranodal, often cutaneous, manifestations. In contrast to B- and T-cell lymphomas, T/NK-cell lymphomas were only recently regarded as a distinct entity. These rather aggressive malignancies arise from cytotoxic T cells, NK-cells or NK-like T cells, which share several phenotypic and functio ...
Pages: 53-56
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Progressive Hyperpigmentation and Generalized Lentiginosis without Associated Systemic Symptoms: a Rare Hereditary Pigmentation Disorder in South-East Germany
Familial progressive hyperpigmentation is rarely described in the literature. We report on five patients from three different families presenting with a peculiar progressive pigmentary disorder. The patients show a progressive diffuse, partly blotchy, hyperpigmentation, intermixed with scattered small hypopigmented macules, a few large hypopigmented areas, occasional café-au-lait spots and ...
Pages: 57-60
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Unusual Spindle Cell Squamous Carcinoma in a Renal Transplant Patient
The histopathological diagnosis of spindle cell tumours is often difficult. We present a patient who developed a painful tumour on his head 6 years after renal transplantation. Histologically, the tumour was first interpreted as scar tissue with an unusual fibrohistiocytic component. Cytokeratins, desmin, CD31, CD34 and S100 could not be detected using conventional immunohistochemistry. After two ...
Pages: 61-64
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CLINICAL REPORT
Drug-induced Eosinophilia and Multisystemic Failure with Positive Patch-Test Reaction to Spironolactone: DRESS Syndrome
We report the case of a 58-year-old man who suffered from a generalized and intolerable itching one month after starting treatment with colchicine, amiodarone, perindopril, allopurinol and spironolactone. From the start of treatment he had progressively developed erythroderma, fever, anorexia and prostration, oedema of both hands and face, hypereosinophilia (42%; 5810 eosinophils/mm ...
Pages: 65-68
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UVA1 Phototherapy of Netherton Syndrome
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Pages: 69-70
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Successful Treatment of Severe Foot Dermatitis by Iontophoresis and Local Bath-PUVA
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Pages: 70-71
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Rosacea and Personality
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Pages: 76-77
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Cheilitis Glandularis: A Case Report
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Pages: 77-79
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Linear Verrucous Haemangioma on the Abdomen
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Pages: 79-80
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Dermatitis Caused by Balaustium murorum"
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Pages: 80-81
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lymph Node False-Positive FDG-PET after Recent Surgery in Primary Melanoma
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Pages: 84-85
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Anderson-Fabry Disease: Enzyme Replacement Therapy
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Pages: 88-89
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Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Due to Streptomycin
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Pages: 92-93
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Inflammation of Montgomery Glands
Hella Blech, Katharina Friebe, Walter Krause
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Pages: 93-94
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Page: 96
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