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Serum Antibody Reactivity to Human Intracisternal A-Type Particle Retrovirus Proteins in Systemic Sclerosis Patients
Michelangelo La Placa A2, Tommaso Bianchi A2, Francesca Vitone A3, Luigi Muratori A4, Claudio Varotti A2, Davide Gibellini A3, Maria Carla Re A3
Serum antibodies against human intracisternal A-type particle (HIAP) endogenous retrovirus have been found to be associated with various autoimmune pathologies. To evaluate the presence of serum antibody reactivity to HIAP proteins in systemic sclerosis, a Western blot analysis was performed on sera from 42 patients with systemic sclerosis, in comparison with 18 sera from patients with primary bi ...
Pages: 177-180
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Inflammatory versus Non-inflammatory Skin Diseases: Who Should be Screened?
Uta Jappe A1, Detlef Petzoldt A1, Constanze Wendt A2
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was prospectively investigated in a dermatology outpatient setting. Swabs were taken from anterior nares, perineum and lesional skin in 229 patients with erosive inflammatory skin diseases (n=88), venous leg ulcers (n=58) or basal cell carcinoma (n=83) and processed by standard methods. The isolated M ...
Pages: 181-186
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Lack of Association of CCR4 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism with Atopic Dermatitis in Japanese Patients
Yuichiro Tsunemi A1, Takashi Sekiya A2, Hidehisa Saeki A1, Koichi Hirai A2, Ken Ohta A3, Koichiro Nakamura A4, Takashi Kakinuma A1, Hideki Fujita A1, Shinji Kagami A1, Noriko Asano A1, Yuka Tanida A1, Motoshi Wakugawa A1, Hideshi Torii A1, Kunihiko Tamaki A1
CCR4, a member of the CC chemokine receptor family, is believed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis. To examine whether CCR4 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is associated with susceptibility to atopic dermatitis, we investigated the allele and genotype frequencies of C1014T SNP of CCR4 in 198 Japanese patients with atopic dermatitis and controls b ...
Pages: 187-190
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Stimulatory Effect of Boron and Manganese Salts on Keratinocyte Migration
Nathalie Chebassier A1, El Houssein Ouijja A2, Isabelle Viegas A2, Brigitte Dreno A1
Keratinocyte proliferation and migration are essential for the reconstruction of the cutaneous barrier after skin injury. Interestingly, thermal waters which are rich in trace elements (e.g. boron and manganese), are known to be able to improve wound healing. In order to understand the mechanism of action of this effect, our study investigated the in vitro modulation of keratinocyte migrat ...
Pages: 191-194
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A Left/Right Comparison of Twice-Daily Calcipotriol Ointment and Calcitriol Ointment in Patients with Psoriasis: The Effect on Keratinocyte Subpopulations
Mannon E.J. Franssen, Gys J. De Jongh, Piet E.J. Van Erp, Peter C.M. Van De Kerkhof A1
Vitamin D3 analogues are a first-line treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis, but so far, comparative clinical studies on calcipotriol and calcitriol ointment are sparse, and in particular no comparative studies are available on cell biological effects of these compounds in vivo. Using flow cytometric assessment, we investigated whether these compounds had different effects on the compositi ...
Pages: 195-200
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Correlation between Endocrinological Parameters and Acne Severity in Adult Women
Francesco Borgia A1, Salvatore Cannavò A2, Fabrizio Guarneri A1, Serafinella Patrizia Cannavò A1, Mario Vaccaro A1, Biagio Guarneri A1
Many studies demonstrate increased androgen levels and high prevalence of polycystic ovaries in women affected by acne. We evaluated the relationship between clinical features, ultrasonographic data on polycystic ovaries and hormonal parameters in 129 women >17 years of age with acne. Serum levels of androgens of ovarian and adrenal origin were measured. Menstrual cycle regularity, hirsutism, ...
Pages: 201-204
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Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life of Dermatology Outpatients and Hospitalized Dermatology Patients
Robert Zachariae A1, Claus Zachariae A2, Hans Henning W. Ibsen A3, Janne Touborg Mortensen A4, Hans Christian Wulf A5
The aim of the investigation was to compare psychological symptoms and health-related quality of life of dermatology patients and healthy controls. The sample consisted of 333 consecutively recruited patients from four dermatology outpatient clinics, 172 hospitalized dermatological patients from two university hospitals and 293 matched healthy controls. All patients and controls completed Beck's ...
Pages: 205-212
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Recognition of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Dermatological Outpatients
Angelo Picardi A1, Paolo Amerio A1, Giannandrea Baliva A1, Claudio Barbieri A1, Patrizia Teofoli A1, Simone Bolli A1, Valentina Salvatori A1, Eva Mazzotti A1, Paolo Pasquini A1, Damiano Abeni A1
Although mental disorders are frequent among dermatological patients, little is known about their recognition by dermatologists. This study aimed to assess dermatologists' ability to recognize depressive and anxiety disorders. All adult outpatients who visited four dermatologists on predetermined days (n=317) completed the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and the section on de ...
Pages: 213-217
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Munich Method of Micrographic Surgery for Basal Cell Carcinomas: 5-year Recurrence Rates with Life-table Analysis
Gonca Boztepe A1, Sílvía Hohenleutner A2, Míchael Landthaler A2, Ulrích Hohenleutner A2
The aim of this study was to find the recurrence rates of basal cell carcinomas treated with micrographic surgery in the Department of Dermatology, University of Regensburg. From 1992 to 1997, 261 basal cell carcinomas (178 primary and 83 recurrent) have been treated. The mean duration of follow-up was 5 years (range 1-9). Data were analysed by life-table analysis. Eleven basal cell carcinomas (6 ...
Pages: 218-222
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Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Herbal and Homeopathic Preparations Used for Herpes Virus Treatment
Carla Cardinali A1, Stefano Francalanci , Barbara Giomi A1, Marzia Caproni A1, Achille Sertoli A2, Paolo Fabbri A1
Systemic contact dermatitis may occur in contact-sensitized individuals when they are exposed to haptens orally, transcutaneously, intravenously or by inhalation. We report the case of a woman developing a diffuse skin eruption after the topical use of Rhus toxicodendron alcoholic extract and the oral introduction of a homeopathic preparation of the same substance for herpes treatment. An open te ...
Pages: 223-226
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Lichenoid Drug Eruption with HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Fluvastatin and Lovastatin)
Bela Sebök A1, Margit Tóth A2, Bela Anga A3, Ferenc Harangi A1, Imre Schneider A4
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Pages: 229-230
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Treatment of Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus with Topical Tacrolimus
Daniel de la Rosa Carrillo A1 and Ole B. Christensen A1
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Pages: 233-234
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CLINICAL REPORT
A Case of Nevoid Acanthosis Nigricans
Mi-Yeon Kim A1, Ji Sun Lee A1, Hyung Ok Kim A1, Young Min Park A1
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Pages: 234-235
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Rheumatoid Neutrophilic Dermatitis as Presenting Sign of Seronegative Arthritis
Doreen DeFaria A1 and George Kroumpouzos
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Pages: 236-237
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Black Lunula Caused by Tegafur
Guan-Yu Chen , Sheau-Chiou Chao A2, Wenchieh Chen A4
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Pages: 238-239
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Facial Erythema Alone as a Manifestation of Chronic Graft-versus-host Disease
Hiroo Hata A1, Daisuke Sawamura A1, Akihiko Shibaki A1, Hiroshi Shimizu A1
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Pages: 239-240
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Eruptive Pseudoangiomatosis: Three Cases in Korean Middle-aged Women
Jeanne Jung A1 and Soo-Chan Kim A1
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Pages: 241-242
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Nerve Involvement in Indian Post Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis
Sujay Khandpur A2, M. Ramam A2, Vinod K. Sharma A2, Poonam Salotra A4, Manoj K. Singh A3, Amit Malhotra A2
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 245-246
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Infliximab (Remicade) for acute, severe pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis
Lisby S, Gniadecki R
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Pages: 247-248
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Enlarged Hair Follicles in Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Monika Gniadecka A1, Carina Koch Johansson A1, Susanne Ullman A1, Poul Halberg A1, Hans Christian Wulf A1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 249-250
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Diffuse Dermal Angiomatosis due to an Iatrogenic Arteriovenous Fistula
Sabine Sommer A2, William James Merchant A3, Caroline Lesley Wilson A2
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Pages: 251-252
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Dyshidrosiform Bullous Pemphigoid
You Jeong Kim A1, Mi-Yeon Kim A1, Hyung Ok Kim A1, Young Min Park A1
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Pages: 253-254
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No Significant Association between CYP1A2 Polymorphism and Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Olivier Dereure A1, Patricia Aguilar-Martinez A2, Didier Bessis A1, François Blanc A3, Dominique Larrey A4, Bernard Guillot A1, Jean-François Schved A2, Jean-Jacques Guilhou A1
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Pages: 254-255
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