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Content - Volume 84, Issue 2

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UV therapy at its best
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Page: 97
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Inhibition of fragrance contact allergy by "quenching"
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Pages: 97-98
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Connecting people": Plectin is crucial for the integrity of skin and muscles
Anders Vahlquist
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Page: 98
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Inhibition of the Sensitizing Effect of Carvone by the Addition of Non-Allergenic Compounds
We have previously reported a reduction of sensitization to carvone in guinea pigs when adding non-allergenic, structurally related compounds simultaneously at induction. This study investigates the criteria needed to obtain a reduction of sensitization in contact allergy. Linalool, a non-sensitizer structurally unrelated to carvone, significantly reduced the sensitizing capacity of carvone in gu ...
Pages: 99-105
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Detection of Spirochaetal DNA Simultaneously in Skin Biopsies, Peripheral Blood and Urine from Patients with Erythema Migrans
Lyme borreliosis is an emerging zoonosis transmitted by infected hard-bodied ticks. The disease is multisystemic. In the initial stage its typical manifestation is the erythema migrans, a cutaneous lesion that occurs in up to 90% of patients. In order to investigate the presence of the specific agent, Borrelia burgdorferi, in the early stages of the disease, DNA from skin biopsies, urine a ...
Pages: 106-110
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Phototherapy Reduces the Number of Epidermal and CGRP-positive Dermal Nerve Fibres
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of why phototherapy relieves itching. Skin samples (3 mm punch biopsies) from non-inflamed gluteal skin of 10 patients undergoing phototherapy were compared before and after 20 treatments. All the cutaneous nerve fibres were visualized by antibodies against PGP 9.5, sensory nerve fibres by antibodies against calcitonin gene-related peptide (C ...
Pages: 111-115
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Immunohistochemical Examination of P-cadherin in Bullous and Acantholytic Skin Diseases
Autoimmune blistering diseases (pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus, bullous pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis) and certain genodermatoses with acantholysis (Darier-disease, Hailey-Hailey disease) have different aetiological factors, but all result in bulla formation and/or in acantholysis. Cadherins are Ca++-dependent cell-cell adhesion molecules which play an important role in ...
Pages: 116-119
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Skin Reaction in Antiviral Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C: A Role for Polyethylene Glycol Interferon?
In the past decade, different modalities of antiviral therapy have been adopted aimed at eradicating hepatitis C virus infection. Initially, interferon was used in monotherapy, then interferon combined with ribavirin and amantadine. Recently, interferon has been conjugated with polyethylene glycol to allow optimization of its pharmacokinetic properties and to improve its antiviral activity. This ...
Pages: 120-123
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Life-long Course and Molecular Characterization of the Original Dutch Family with Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex with Muscular Dystrophy due to a Homozygous Novel Plectin Point Mutation
Plectin is one of the largest and most versatile cytolinker proteins known. Cloned and sequenced in 1991, it was later shown to have nonsense mutations in recessive epidermolysis bullosa with muscular dystrophy. A dominant mutation in the gene was found to cause epidermolysis bullosa simplex Ogna without muscular dystrophy. Here we report the DNA sequencing of the plectin gene (PLEC1) in a ...
Pages: 124-131
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Randomized Half-side Comparison of Narrowband UVB and Trimethylpsoralen Bath plus UVA Treatments for Psoriasis
The efficacy of trimethylpsoralen bath PUVA and UVB TL01 were compared in chronic plaque psoriasis. Patients were randomly assigned to receive UVB TL01 on one side and bath PUVA on the contra-lateral side. Altogether 17 patients received treatments and 15 completed the trial. The decrease in the PASI score was greater with UVB TL01 than PUVA. At the end of the treatment period, the difference was ...
Pages: 132-137
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CLINICAL REPORT
An Economic Evaluation of Intermittent Cyclosporin A Therapy versus UVAB Phototherapy in the Treatment of Patients with Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Heini Salo; Markku Pekurinen; Håkan Granlund; Marja Nuutinen; Pekka Erkko; Sakari Reitamo
We performed a cost-effective evaluation of cyclosporin A versus UVAB phototherapy in the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis. The analysis was based on a one-year open prospective clinical trial conducted in Finland and showed that patients who received intermittent cyclosporin A therapy had on average 191 remission days per year, i.e. where disease activity was reduced by 50% or more. Patients ...
Pages: 138-141
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Eccrine Porocarcinoma with Bowenoid Changes: Epithelial Membrane Antigen is Not a Useful Marker for Malignant Tumours Arising from Eccrine Gland Structures
A case of eccrine porocarcinoma with Bowenoid changes is reported. We compared the results of immunohistochemical staining for epithelial membrane antigen in the present case with results in Bowen's disease to determine whether the presence of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) enabled us to differentiate between Bowen's disease and eccrine porocarcinoma with Bowenoid changes. Histologically, the ...
Pages: 142-144
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Demographics, Sexual Behaviour and STD/HIV Prevalence in Two Groups of Men Who Have Sex with Men, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
This study was performed to investigate whether men who have sex with men visiting the sexually transmitted diseases clinic, and those participating in a gay cohort were different with regard to demographic characteristics, sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted diseases (STD)/human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus prevalence. Data from men who have sex with men presenting at the sexually transmit ...
Pages: 145-150
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Associations between Contact Allergy to Epoxy Resin and Fragrance Mix
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Pages: 151-152
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Food-dependent Exercise-induced Anaphylaxis due to Ingestion of Orange
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Pages: 152-153
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Multifocal Kaposi's Sarcoma Mimicking Allergic Vasculitis
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Pages: 156-157
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Auriculotemporal Syndrome in Childhood
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Pages: 160-161
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CLINICAL REPORT
Generalized "Sunbed Lentigines" in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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Pages: 162-163
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Ink Spot Lentigo Arising on Naevus Spilus Simulating Melanoma
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Pages: 166-167
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Occlusive Medication with Imiquimod in Bowen's Disease
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Pages: 168-169
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Masquerading as Chronic Hand Eczema
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Pages: 170-171
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Coexistent Primary Choroidal and Cutaneous Melanoma
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Pages: 172-173
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Dermal Amyloid Deposits in Disseminated Superficial Porokeratosis
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Pages: 173-174
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In Reply to the Comment by Rebora
Ingela Flytström A1 and Ing-Marie Bergbrant A1
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Page: 175
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Candida and Psoriasis
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Page: 175
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