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IN THIS ISSUE
End of the Malassezia story in atopic dermatitis?
Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
Section Editor
Page: 1
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IN THIS ISSUE
There is no black & white of innate photo protection!
Anders Vahlquist
Editor-in-Chief
Page: 1
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
HLA-Cw*0602 Associates More Strongly to Psoriasis in the Swedish Population than Variants of the Novel 6p21.3 Gene PSORS1C3
The PSORS1 locus in the major histocompatibility complex region on chromosome 6p21.3 contains a major predisposing factor for psoriasis for which several candidate genes have been tested. The analyses are complicated by strong linkage disequilibrium in the region and the complex genetic background of psoriasis. In the search for an alternative to HLA-C we have identified a novel ...
Pages: 2-8
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Effects of Pretreatment with a Urea-containing Emollient on Nickel Allergic Skin Reactions
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a moisturizer containing urea on allergic contact dermatitis. Twenty-five nickel-sensitized patients and five controls (non-sensitized volunteers) applied such a moisturizer on the volar side of one forearm twice daily for 20 days, while the other forearm served as the control. After treatment with the moisturizer, patch tests with ...
Pages: 9-12
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Evaluation of Phototoxic Properties of Antimicrobials Used in Topical Preparations by a Photohaemolysis Test
Antimicrobials are widely used in topical formulations as preservatives or as therapeutically active agents. Photosensitization by such compounds has not yet been studied systematically. To identify possible phototoxic properties, antimicrobials (benzyl alcohol, bronopol, chloracetamide, clioquinol, diazolidinyl urea, ethylenediamine dihydrochloride, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, imidazolidinyl ur ...
Pages: 13-16
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The Prevalence of Malassezia Yeasts in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Healthy Controls
Cultures for Malassezia yeasts were taken from both normal-looking skin and lesional skin in 124 patients with atopic dermatitis, 16 patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis and from normal skin of 31 healthy controls. Positive Malassezia growth was found in fewer patients with atopic dermatitis (56%) than in patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis (88%) or in healthy controls (84%,
Pages: 17-23
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UVB 311 nm Tolerance of Vitiligo Skin Increases with Skin Photo Type
It is assumed that skin is protected against sunburn by melanin. In patients with vitiligo, there are white patches in the normal pigmented skin. We noticed that there is a difference in burning capacity of these white patches between people with different skin types. With UVB 311 nm lamps, we irradiated both lesional and non-lesional skin with increasing doses in 33 patients with vitiligo, d ...
Pages: 24-26
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Significance of the Stigmatization Experience of Psoriasis Patients: A 1-Year Follow-up of the Illness and its Psychosocial Consequences in Men and Women
Feelings of stigmatization are an important somatopsychic consequence of psoriasis, affecting the quality of life. It is thus relevant to supplement reliable statements about the detailed changes of stigmatization experience and psoriasis over time. In this study we compared the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI), the 'self-administered PASI' (SPASI) and the 'Questionnaire on Experience ...
Pages: 27-32
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The Prevalence of Fibromyalgia among Patients with Psoriasis
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of fibromyalgia and allied symptoms in patients with psoriasis. During a 3-year period from 1997 until 2000, 1269 patients were consecutively diagnosed with psoriasis. All patients were questioned about musculoskeletal symptoms and those with such symptoms were further examined according to a standardized protocol. In total 335 of ...
Pages: 33-37
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Does Long-lasting Hand Dermatosis Have an Influence on Everyday Living Among Teenagers?
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine a cohort of secondary school pupils, aged 16-19 years (47 females and 18 males) with a 1-year prevalence of hand Dermatosis. The study deals with the pupils' history of atopy, self-reported symptoms, exacerbating factors, protection habits, choice of education programme, self-rated health and impact on everyday life. The res ...
Pages: 38-41
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A Double-blind Treatment Study of Bacterial Vaginosis with Normal Vaginal Lactobacilli after an Open Treatment with Vaginal Clindamycin Ovules
The expected 4-week cure rate after conventional treatment of bacterial vaginosis are only 65-70%. In an attempt to improve the cure rate by adding probiotic lactobacilli we performed a double-blind placebo-controlled study of adjuvant lactobacilli treatment after an open treatment with vaginal clindamycin ovules. Women with bacterial vaginosis as defined by Amsel's criteria we ...
Pages: 42-46
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Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome Associated with Cytomegalovirus Reactivation: Immunological Characterization of Pathogenic T Cells
We report a case of tribenoside-induced hypersensitivity syndrome associated with cytomegalovirus reactivation and investigation of the immunological characteristics of the circulating and skin-infiltrating lymphocytes. Activated CD8+ T cells outnumbered CD4+ cells in both the circulation and the skin lesions. Upon in vitro stimulation with the drug, CD4+ cells proliferated and pr ...
Pages: 47-50
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Ichthyosis Follicularis with Alopecia and Photophobia in a Girl with Cataract: Histological and Electron Microscopy Findings
A rare congenital ectodermal disorder characterized by ichthyosis follicularis, alopecia and photophobia has been designated the acronym IFAP. An X-linked recessive mode of inheritance was initially proposed but a few recent reports in girls suggested genetic heterogeneity of this syndrome. We herein describe a 3-year-old girl with clinical and histological features typical of IFAP. ...
Pages: 51-55
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Digital Skin Necrosis in Congenital Afibrinogenaemia Associated with Hepatitis C Virus Infection, Mixed Cryoglobulinaemia and Anticardiolipin Antibodies
Congenital afibrinogenaemia is a rare genetic disorder transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait and characterized by the complete absence of fibrinogen in the plasma. We report a 41-year-old woman who suffered from congenital afibrinogenaemia and hepatitis C viral infection and presented with ischaemic necrosis and livedo of the toes. Laboratory investigations showed the presence of m ...
Pages: 56-59
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Metastatic Crohn's Disease Mimicking Genital Pyoderma Gangrenosum in an HIV Patient
The differential diagnosis of ulcerative genital lesions in patients with high risk sexual habits can be a challenge even for Dermatologists. We present the case of a 27-year-old HIV-positive male with a history of recalcitrant genital ulcers. Microbiology studies were negative. A skin biopsy and a sample from a perineal fistula showed granulomatous infiltrates. The patient was trea ...
Pages: 60-62
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Daclizumab: A Novel Therapeutic Option in Severe Bullous Pemphigoid
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Pages: 65-66
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CLINICAL REPORT
Serum Levels of Vitamin B12 and Folate in Korean Patients with Vitiligo
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 66-67
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Psychiatric Tests in Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
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Pages: 68-69
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Prognosis of Acute Urticaria in Children
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Pages: 74-75
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Telogen Effluvium Caused by Magnesium Valproate and Lamotrigine
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Pages: 77-78
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CLINICAL REPORT
Merkel-cell Carcinoma in Behçet's Disease
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Pages: 79-0
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Breast Cancer of the Axillary Extension
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Pages: 81-82
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Generalized Vitiligo after Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Pages: 82-83
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pemphigus Improving with Gluten-free Diet
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Pages: 84-85
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Extensive Basal Cell Carcinoma and Disseminated Lesions in Hand-Schüller-Christian disease
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Pages: 86-87
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Giant Molluscum Contagiosum: Does it Affect Truly Immunocompetent Individuals?
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Pages: 88-89
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome in a Patient with Pemphigus Vulgaris
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Pages: 91-92
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Fulminant Papulopustular Tinea Corporis Caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes
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Pages: 92-93
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Book reviews
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Pages: 94-0
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