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EDITORIAL
Acta Dermato-Venereologica on the Move: on Drug Reactions, Impact Factors and Our New Section Editor
Anders Vahlquist
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Page: 1
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
In vivo Assessment of Iron and Ascorbic Acid in Psoriatic Dermis
Nathalie Leveque A2, Sophie Robin A3, Patrice Muret A2, A4, Sophie Mac-Mary A2, Safwat Makki A2, A5, Alain Berthelot A3, Jean Pierre Kantelip A4, Philippe Humbert A2
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
Carlota Costa A1, Fernando Gallardo A2, Ramon M. Pujol A2, Blanca Espinet A1, A3, Beatriz Bellosillo A1, Teresa Estrach A4, Octavio Servitje A5, Carlos Barranco A2, Sergi Serrano A2, A3, Francesc Solé A1, A3
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
Ann Pontén A1, Erik Zimerson A1, Magnus Bruze A1
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
Annelii Ny A1 and Torbjörn Egelrud A1
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Cutaneous Side Effects in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treated with Iressa (ZD1839), an Inhibitor of Epidermal Growth Factor
Mi-Woo Lee A2, Chul-Won Seo A3, Sang-We Kim A3, Hwa-Jeong Yang A3, Hae-Woong Lee A2, Jee-Ho Choi A2, Kee-Chan Moon A2, Jai-Kyoung Koh A2
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
Dag Isacson A1, Kerstin Bingefors A1, Magnus Lindberg A2
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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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
Erzsébet Szakos A1, Gabriella Lakos A2, Magdolna Aleksza A2, János Hunyadi A3, Mária Farkas A4, Enikö Sólyom A1, Sándor Sipka A2
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Determinants of Quality of Life in a Psoriasis Population in Northern Sweden
Margaretha Uttjek A2, A4, Mona Dufåker A4, Lennart Nygren A4, Berndt Stenberg A2, A3
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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Risk Factors for Incomplete Excision of Basal Cell Carcinomas
Alex Bogdanov-Berezovsky A1, Arnon D. Cohen A1, Ronen Glesinger A1, Emanuela Cagnano A2, Yuval Krieger A1, Lior Rosenberg A1
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Serum Levels of Autoantibodies to Desmoglein 3 in Patients with Therapy-resistant Pemphigus Vulgaris Successfully Treated with Adjuvant Intravenous Immunoglobulins
Susanne Herzog A1, Enno Schmidt A1, Matthias Goebeler A1, Eva-B. Bröcker A1, Detlef Zillikens A1
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Blastic CD56+ Natural Killer-cell Lymphoma with Primary Cutaneous Manifestation
Thomas G. Berger A2, Reinhard E. Voll A3, Miklos Simon A2, Franklin Kiesewetter A2
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
Livia Zanardo A2, Wilhelm Stolz A2, Gerd Schmitz A3, Wolfgang Kaminski A3, Miikka Vikkula A4, Michael Landthaler A2, Thomas Vogt A2
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Unusual Spindle Cell Squamous Carcinoma in a Renal Transplant Patient
Hjalmar Kurzen A2, Martin Zeier A3, Bernhard Zelger A4, Wolfgang Hartschuh A2
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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Drug-induced Eosinophilia and Multisystemic Failure with Positive Patch-Test Reaction to Spironolactone: DRESS Syndrome
Pierre-Dominique Ghislain A2, Anne-Dominique Bodarwe A2, Olivier Vanderdonckt A3, Dominique Tennstedt A2, Liliane Marot A2, Jean-Marie Lachapelle A2
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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
UVA1 Phototherapy of Netherton Syndrome
Rossana Capezzera A1, Marina Venturini A1, Denise Bianchi A2, Cristina Zane A1, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton A1
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Pages: 69-70
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Successful Treatment of Severe Foot Dermatitis by Iontophoresis and Local Bath-PUVA
R. A. Tupker Dermatology Department St. Antonius Hospital P.O. Box 2500 NL-3430 EM Nieuwegein The Netherlands r.tupker@antonius.net
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Pages: 70-71
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Association of Infantile Cutaneous Haemangioma on the Face and Neck with Respiratory Distress in Infancy
Toshifumi Nomura A2, Masashi Akiyama A2, Toshiro Kikuchi A2, Masaaki Kashiwamura A3, Hiroshi Shimizu A2
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Pages: 72-73
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Prognosis of Subglottic Haemangiomas Associated with Facial Haemangiomas in a Paediatric Population: A Preliminary Study
Rémi Marianowski A2, A4, Yves Le Ru A3, Danielle Hamel-Teillac A3, Yves De Prost A3, Yves Manach A2, Simon Rassi A2
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Pages: 74-75
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rosacea and Personality
Erik Karlsson A1, Mats Berg A2, Bengt B. Arnetz A3
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Pages: 76-77
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cheilitis Glandularis: A Case Report
Uwe Hillen, Tom Franckson, Manfred Goos
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Pages: 77-79
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Linear Verrucous Haemangioma on the Abdomen
Hiromiki Hayashi, Tadamichi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Hiroshi Shimizu
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Pages: 79-80
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dermatitis Caused by Balaustium murorum"
Toshiko Ido A2, Masanobu Kumakiri A2, Li-Min Lao A4, Yasuhiro Yano A3, Nobuhiro Takada A3
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Pages: 80-81
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pemphigus Foliaceus Developing on Pre-existing Psoriasis: A Supposed Pathogenetic Linkage
Barbara Giomi A1, Carla Cardinali A1, Elisabetta Pestelli A1, Marzia Caproni A1, Paolo Fabbri A1
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Pages: 82-83
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lymph Node False-Positive FDG-PET after Recent Surgery in Primary Melanoma
Pedro Redondo A2 and José F. Boán A3
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Pages: 84-85
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Simultaneous Onset of Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease and Alopecia Areata Following Allogeneic Haematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Hatice Sanli A2, Filiz Kusak A2, Mutlu Arat A3, Pelin Ekmekci A2, Osman Ilhan A3
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Pages: 86-87
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Anderson-Fabry Disease: Enzyme Replacement Therapy
Alvaro Leon-Mateos A2, Virginia Fernández-Redondo A2, Andrés Beiras A3, Jaime Toribio A2
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Pages: 88-89
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Early Cyclosporine Treatment of Incipient Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Induced by Concomitant Use of Lamotrigine and Sodium Valproate
Natasha Hashim A1, Dalmianti Bandara A1, Eunice Tan A1, Andrew Ilchyshyn A1
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Pages: 90-91
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Systemic Contact Dermatitis due to Captopril without Cross-sensitivity to Fosinopril, Quinapril and Benazepril
Wolfgang Pfützner, Franziska Ryëff, Bernhard Przybilla
Pages: 91-92
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Due to Streptomycin
Thierry Passeron A1, Mamadou Cissé Ndir A3, Cécile Aubron A3, Philippe Hovette A4
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Pages: 92-93
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Inflammation of Montgomery Glands
Hella Blech A1, Katharina Friebe A1, Walter Krause A1
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Pages: 93-94
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ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Page: 96
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