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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Serum Antibody Reactivity to Human Intracisternal A-Type Particle Retrovirus Proteins in Systemic Sclerosis Patients
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Treatment of Chronic Discoid Lupus Erythematosus with Topical Tacrolimus
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Pages: 233-234
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A Case of Nevoid Acanthosis Nigricans
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Pages: 234-235
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Rheumatoid Neutrophilic Dermatitis as Presenting Sign of Seronegative Arthritis
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Pages: 236-237
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Black Lunula Caused by Tegafur
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Pages: 238-239
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Eruptive Pseudoangiomatosis: Three Cases in Korean Middle-aged Women
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Pages: 241-242
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Nerve Involvement in Indian Post Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis
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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
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Pages: 249-250
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Diffuse Dermal Angiomatosis due to an Iatrogenic Arteriovenous Fistula
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Pages: 251-252
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Dyshidrosiform Bullous Pemphigoid
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Pages: 253-254
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No Significant Association between CYP1A2 Polymorphism and Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
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Pages: 254-255
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