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Page: 417
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Demonstration of Polarizable Crystals in Fresh Comedonal Extracts: Sebum Crystallizes
Previous studies using paraffin-embedded sections showed the presence of varying degrees of lipidic calculus (sebolith) formation in the pilosebaceous duct in acne comedonal lesions. The objective of this study was to examine the content of fresh acne comedonal extracts and pustules in polarizable crystalline material. Furthermore, to investigate if the amount of crystalline material correlates wi ...
Pages: 418-421
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Comparison of Clinical and Computerized Image Analyses in the Assessment of Skin Ageing in Smokers and Non-smokers
Tobacco smoke and UV radiation are extrinsic risk factors for accelerated skin ageing. In this study the effects of smoking on wrinkling and ageing were assessed in males living in Northern Finland, where cumulative sun exposure is low. Smoking habits, age and facial wrinkling were estimated from facial photographs of 41 smokers and 48 non-smokers by eight panellists, using a blinded standardized ...
Pages: 422-427
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Galanin Expression in a Murine Model of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Galanin is a neuropeptide widely distributed in the nervous system. The expression of galanin was investigated in murine contact allergy using immunohistochemistry, radioimmunoassay and in situ hybridization. Female BALB/c mice were sensitized with oxazolone and 6 days later challenged on the dorsal surface of ears, while control mice received vehicle. After 24 h, one ear was processed for immunos ...
Pages: 428-432
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Lysophosphatidylcholine Induces Keratinocyte Differentiation and Upregulation of AP-1- and NF-kB DNA-binding Activity
Ane Kaltoft RYBORG, Claus JOHANSEN, Lars IVERSEN and Knud KRAGBALLE
Lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC) is generated by the action of phospholipase A2 on membrane phosphatidylcholine, the most abundant cellular phospholipid. In vitro, lysoPC has pro-inflammatory properties, as it upregulates the expression of adhesion molecules and is a chemoattractant to monocytes and T lymphocytes. It upregulates the expression of a variety of g ...
Pages: 433-438
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The Role of p53 Codon 72 and Human Papilloma Virus Status of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Swedish Population
The arginine variant of the p53 codon 72 polymorphism as well as anogenital and epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) types of human papilloma virus (HPV) are suggested to confer increased risk for developing cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). In this pilot study, we analysed the p53 codon 72 genotype distribution in 106 microdissected samples from normal and tumour tissues of 53 cases of cut ...
Pages: 439-444
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To Follow Dermatological Treatment Regimens - Patients' and Providers' Views
Adherence to long-term therapy for chronic illness is on average 50%. However, regarding adherence to dermatological treatment the existing literature is limited. The aim of the study was to acquire an understanding of issues associated with adherence to dermatological therapy. Focus group interviews were used in two types of fora: patients with chronic dermatological diseases and health care prov ...
Pages: 445-450
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Paediatric Skin Disorders Encountered in an Emergency Hospital Facility: A Prospective Study
To determine the frequency of skin disorders encountered in a paediatric emergency care unit and to evaluate the benefits of advice from a dermatologist, we prospectively recorded data of children admitted with skin disorders to the emergency care unit during a 5-month period. Diagnostic agreement between paediatricians and dermatologists evaluating the patients separately was assessed. Three hund ...
Pages: 451-454
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Sexual Behaviour of Male Teenagers Attending a City Department for Skin and Venereal Diseases in Belgrade
A study of sexual behaviour of teenagers is essential in the design of an effective intervention programme for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A questionnaire was administered to 380 men, attending the department for skin and venereal diseases in Belgrade in the period from January 2000 to June 2001. Two groups were compared, 'sTD cases' (attending for suspected STDs) and controls (with skin ...
Pages: 455-458
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Incidence, Clinical Presentation and Treatment of Neurosyphilis in Denmark 1980-1997
Neurosyphilis is now a rare disease in the developed countries. In Denmark 92 cases of neurosyphilis were identified in the period 1980-1997. We obtained the hospital records for 77 of these patients and studied the clinical presentation, treatment and result of the treatment. Most patients were treated with penicillin by the intramuscular or intravenous route, but the amounts and duration of the ...
Pages: 459-462
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Lymphomatoid Papulosis Associated with Mycosis Fungoides: Clinicopathological and Molecular Studies of 12 Cases
The association of mycosis fungoides and a primary cutaneous CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorder has been reported and probably represents different clinical aspects of a unique T-cell monoclonal expansion. In this study, 12 patients (6 men and 6 women) presented with lymphomatoid papulosis and mycosis fungoides. A TCRγ gene rearrangement study was performed by an automated high-resolution PC ...
Pages: 463-468
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CLINICAL REPORT
Panniculitis due to Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria in Two Immunocompromised Patients
Inflammation of subcutaneous tissue (panniculitis) may occur in association with tuberculosis, but so far only three cases of non-tuberculous mycobacteria-related lobular panniculitis have been reported. We describe two new cases with marked cellular immunity failure due to hypercorticism. Clinical presentation did not differ significantly from lobular panniculitis of other aetiologies. Histologic ...
Pages: 469-471
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Terbinafine-induced Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Oral terbinafine is licensed for use in onychomycosis after positive confirmation of infection. We describe five cases of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus associated with terbinafine therapy. All cases had positive antibodies to extractable nuclear antigens, predominantly anti-Ro, and several had a history of pre-existing autoimmune disease. Terbinafine should only be prescribed after confir ...
Pages: 472-474
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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Pages: 475-500
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Book Reviews
Ola Rollman
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Page: 501
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