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Pages: 257-258
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Towards Optimal Regimens for the UVB Phototherapy of Psoriasis: A Mathematical Model
Brian L Diffey A1
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
Michelle M. van Rossum A1, Manon E. J. Franssen A1, Wendy A. H. Cloïn A1, Gerard J. M. van de Bosch A1, Jan B. M. Boezeman A1, Joost Schalkwijk A1, Peter C. M. van de Kerkhof A1, Piet E. J. van Erp A1
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
Ingrid Synnerstad A2, Lennart Nilsson A3, Mats Fredrikson A4, Inger Rosdahl A5
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
Mario Mastrolonardo A2, Annalisa Diaferio A2, Gianluigi Vendemiale A3, Pierluigi Lopalco A4
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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CLINICAL REPORT
Chronic Idiopathic and Chronic Autoimmune Urticaria: Clinical and Immunopathological Features of 68 Subjects
Marzia Caproni A1, Walter Volpi A1, Barbara Giomi A1, Carla Cardinali A1, Emiliano Antiga A1, Lucilla Melani A1, Alberino D'agata* A1, Paolo Fabbri A1
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
Magnus Lindberg A1, Monica Tammela A2, Åsa Boström A3, Torkel Fischer A4, Annica Inerot A5, Karin Sundberg A6, Berit Berne
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
Hatice Şanli A2, Pelin Ekmekçi A2, Mutlu Arat A3, Günhan Gürman A3
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
Eli J. Nordal A1 and Ole B. Christensen A1
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
Mi-Woo Lee A1, Deuk-Pyo Lee A1, Jee-Ho Choi A1, Kee-Chan Moon A1, Jai-Kyoung Koh A1
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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Exacerbation of Psoriasis after Treatment with an EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor
Markella-Pagona Zorzou A2, Alexandros Stratigos A3, Eleni Efstathiou A2, Aristotle Bamias A2
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Pages: 308-309
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A Novel Mutation (c. 1072_1074delGAG) in the a-Galactosidase Gene of a Taiwanese Family with Fabry Disease
Kuan-Hsing Wu A1, Tien-Yi Tzung A1, Long-Sun Ro A2, Kwang-Jen Hsiao
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Pages: 310-311
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A Case of Cutaneous Pseudolymphoma Associated with Silicone Injection
Mi-Woo Lee A1, Jee-Ho Choi A1, Kyung-Jeh Sung A1, Kee-Chan Moon A1, Jai-Kyoung Koh A1
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Pages: 312-313
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Drug-induced Blaschkitis
Thomas Brinkmeier A1, Rudolf A. Herbst A1, Joerg Schaller A2, Katrin Kuegler A1, Claudia Pirker A1, Ulrike Beiteke A1, Edouard Grosshans A3, Peter J. Frosch A1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 314-315
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Juvenile Pemphigus Vegetans of the Glans Penis
Giovanni Maria Palleschi A1, Barbara Giomi A1, Andrea Giacomelli A1
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Pages: 316-317
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D-Penicillamine-induced Pemphigus Vulgaris in a Patient with Scleroderma-Rheumatoid Arthritis Overlap Syndrome
Andrea Szegedi A1, Péter Surányi A2, Gabriella Szücs A3, Mária Kiss A4, János Hunyadi A1, János Gaál A2
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Pages: 318-319
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Cryptococcosis: Long-lasting Presence of Fungi after Successful Treatment
Miwa Kobayashi A1, Koji Murata A1, Hiroshi Orimo Hiroshi A1, Yoshiki Tokura A1
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Pages: 320-321
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Cutaneous Lesions in Blastocystis hominis Infection
Rossano Valsecchi A2, Paolo Leghissa A3, Vincenzo Greco A2
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Pages: 322-323
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Spitz Naevus of the Glans Penis: An Unusual Location
Satoru Aoyagi A1, Kazuko C. Sato-Matsumura A1, Masashi Akiyama A1, Shintaro Tanimura A1, Hideomi Shibaki A2, Hiroshi Shimizu A1
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Pages: 324-325
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Nodal Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma with Secondary Granulomatous Cutaneous Involvement
Angelo V. Marzano A1, Miriam Vanotti A1, Vinicio Boneschi A2, Umberto Gianelli A3, Elvio Alessi A1
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Pages: 325-327
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Following Treatment of Atopic Eczema with Cyclosporin A
Aparna Sinha A1, Shireen Velangi A1, Sivakumar Natarajan A1
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Pages: 327-328
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Watering-can Penis in Pseudoepitheliomatous, Keratotic and Micaceous Balanitis
Vijay Zawar A1, Milind Kirloskar A1, Antonio Chuh A2
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Pages: 329-330
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Orificial Tuberculosis: Presenting as a Refractory Perianal Ulcer
Kaori Ichihashi A1, Norito Katoh A1, Hideya Takenaka A1, Saburo Kishimoto A1
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Pages: 331-332
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Ringworm of the Scalp Among Immigrants in Finland
Hannele Heikkilä A1 and Sakari Stubb A1
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Pages: 333-334
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Dapsone Hypersensitivity or Viral Exanthem?
M. Ramam A1 and Pushplata Srivastava A1
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Pages: 334-335
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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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