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Pages: 257-258
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Towards Optimal Regimens for the UVB Phototherapy of Psoriasis: A Mathematical Model
A mathematical model is described that predicts the response of psoriasis to a treatment course of UVB irradiation. The basis of the model is that UVB acts by a direct effect on keratinocytes and that cell cycle arrest is the major mode of action in the phototherapeutic response in psoriasis. Although it is unlikely that UVB causes resolution of psoriatic plaques through a single mechanism, the cu ...
Pages: 259-264
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Functional Characterization of β1-Integrin-positive Epidermal Cell Populations
Epidermal keratinocytes are heterogeneous and can be divided into stem cells (strong β1-integrin expression) with unlimited clonogenic potential, transient amplifying cells (weaker β1-integrin expression) with restricted proliferative capacity and terminally differentiated cells (no β1-integrin ...
Pages: 265-270
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Frequency and Distribution Pattern of Melanocytic Naevi in Swedish 8-9-year-old Children
Thenaevus profile was examined in a Swedish cohort of 8-9-year-oldchildren; 524/545 individuals (96%) were examined (279 boys and 245girls). There was a wide variation in the total number of naevi (0-79)and boys had more naevi than girls (median 9 and 7, respectively, p<0.01).No dysplastic naevi were found. Overall, 15/524 (3%) had at least onelesion clinically diagnosed as a congenital ...
Pages: 271-276
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The vulvar skin microenvironment: influence of different panty liners on temperature, pH and microflora
Runeman B, Rybo G, Forsgren-Brusk U, Larkö O, Larsson P, Faergemann J.
The aim of this study was to confirm findings that vapour-impermeable panty liners might impair skin climate, and to assess their impact on the skin microflora. Temperature, surface pH and aerobic microflora were measured on vulvar skin of 102 women. The mean skin temperature was 1.1 degrees C higher when using a vapour-impermeable panty liner compared with not using one. Use of panty liners with ...
Pages: 277-284
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Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in the Elderly: Inferences on the Possible Role of Disability and Loss of Self-sufficiency
Theconstant increase of life expectancy in countries with high standardsof living raises growing concern about many aspects of skin morbidityin the elderly. As regards seborrhoeic dermatitis, literature yieldsprevalence estimates for elderly people that are consistently higherthan those reported from the general population. This promptsspeculations on whether factors inherently involved in senesce ...
Pages: 285-287
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Chronic Idiopathic and Chronic Autoimmune Urticaria: Clinical and Immunopathological Features of 68 Subjects
Skintests with autologous serum elicit an immediate wheal-and-flareresponse in about 30-50% of chronic idiopathic urticaria subjects,suggesting that an autoimmune mechanism might be involved in thepathogenesis of this disease. The aim of the present work, involving 68subjects with chronic idiopathic urticaria, was to distinguish betweenthe serum-positive and serum-negative cases and highlight the ...
Pages: 288-290
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Are Adverse Skin Reactions to Cosmetics Underestimated in the ClinicalAssessment of Contact Dermatitis? A Prospective Study among 1075Patients Attending Swedish Patch Test Clinics
Itis known that cosmetics and skin care products can cause adverse skinreactions. However, the frequency of adverse reactions reported to theMedical Product Agency (MPA) in Sweden is low. The purpose of thepresent study was to evaluate the occurrence of adverse skin reactionsto cosmetics among patients referred for standard patch testing owingto suspected contact dermatitis in general, most freque ...
Pages: 291-295
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Clinical Manifestations of Cutaneous Graft-versus-host Disease after Allogeneic Haematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Long-term Follow-up Results in aSingle Turkish Centre
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical manifestations of cutaneous graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) developed after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation. In all, 67 patients were evaluated: 49 patients developed acute GVHD, 17 patients developed de novochronic GVHD and 29 developed secondary chronic (15 limited, 14progressive) GVHD following acute cutaneous GVHD. Of th ...
Pages: 296-301
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Treatment of Chronic Hand Dermatoses with UVB-TL01
UVB-TL01 is proven to be efficient in whole body treatment for several chronic inflammatory dermatoses. Chronic hand dermatoses of different and oftenmixed genesis represent a great problem in clinical practice. We have performed a prospective, open study with patients suffering frompsoriasis, eczema or pustulosis of the hands treated with hand UVB-TL01. Thirty patients (23 women and 7 men) were i ...
Pages: 302-304
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Failure to Detect Clonality in Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis with Follicular Mucinosis
Eosinophilicpustular folliculitis is characterized by an eosinophil-richinflammatory follicular and perifollicular infiltrate primarily centredat the level of the follicular isthmus and sebaceous duct. Follicularmucinosis has been observed in lesions of eosinophilic pustularfolliculitis. Clinical and histological features of eosinophilicpustular folliculitis with follicular mucinosis and alopecia ...
Pages: 305-307
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A Case of Cutaneous Pseudolymphoma Associated with Silicone Injection
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Pages: 312-313
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Drug-induced Blaschkitis
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Pages: 314-315
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Juvenile Pemphigus Vegetans of the Glans Penis
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Pages: 316-317
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Cryptococcosis: Long-lasting Presence of Fungi after Successful Treatment
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Pages: 320-321
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Cutaneous Lesions in Blastocystis hominis Infection
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Pages: 322-323
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Spitz Naevus of the Glans Penis: An Unusual Location
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Pages: 324-325
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Following Treatment of Atopic Eczema with Cyclosporin A
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Pages: 327-328
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Watering-can Penis in Pseudoepitheliomatous, Keratotic and Micaceous Balanitis
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Pages: 329-330
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Orificial Tuberculosis: Presenting as a Refractory Perianal Ulcer
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Pages: 331-332
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Ringworm of the Scalp Among Immigrants in Finland
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Pages: 333-334
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Dapsone Hypersensitivity or Viral Exanthem?
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Pages: 334-335
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In Reply to the Letter to the Editor by Ramam & Srivastava
Javier Labandeira A1 and Jaime Toribio A1
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Pages: 335-336
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