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Page: 97
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Phototherapy with Narrowband vs Broadband UVB
Phototherapy with ultraviolet (UV) radiation of wavelengths between 280 and 320 nm (UVB) is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of diseases. In addition to standard broadband UVB (bUVB), narrowband phototherapy with fluorescent bulbs emitting near monochromatic UV around 311 nm (nUVB) has become an important treatment for diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and vitiligo. In addi ...
Pages: 98-108
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Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms in Patch-stage Mycosis Fungoides
Cytokine production is under genetic control and certain allelic variants of cytokine genes are associated with lower or higher cytokine production in vitro and in vivo. The general concept is that a shift from a Th1 to a Th2 cytokine profile accompanies disease progression from patch-stage mycosis fungoides to tumour stage, although the results of the studies carried out have n ...
Pages: 109-112
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Selective Persistence of Dermal CD8+ T Cells in Lesional Plaque Psoriasis after Clobetasol-17 Propionate Treatment
In psoriasis, T-cell infiltration and epidermal hyperproliferation are key phenomena which are closely related. Our aim was to investigate the dynamics among T-cell subsets in relation to epidermal proliferation and clinical severity in psoriasis during treatment with an ultra-potent corticosteroid. Seven psoriasis patients were treated twice daily for 14 days with clobetasol-1 ...
Pages: 113-117
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The Vulvar Skin Microenvironment: Impact of Tight-fitting Underwear on Microclimate, pH and Microflora
The aim of the present study was to investigate if tight-fitting underwear (string panties) equipped with string panty liners affected the vulvar skin microenvironment differently to regular panties with standard panty liners. Thirty-two healthy women participated in a crossover study where temperature, humidity, surface pH and aerobic microflora were measured on vulvar skin. Vulvar skin ...
Pages: 118-122
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Atopy Patch Test Reactions to House Dust Mites in Patients with Scabies
It is well known that the house dust and the scabies mites are related phylogenetically. We therefore performed atopy patch tests with house dust mite antigens (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp) and/or Dermatophagoides farinae (Df)) in scabies patients without atopy and healthy controls. We studied 25 men with active scabies and 25 healthy controls. Skin prick tests with standardiz ...
Pages: 123-125
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Rearing Larvae of Lucilia sericata for Chronic Ulcer Treatment - an Improved Method
Larval therapy is a biological 'dressing' for chronic ulcers which is used for debridement, to initiate healing and to reduce bacteria and unpleasant odour. One condition for being able to employ larval therapy is access to disinfected larvae of good quality. We therefore started rearing Lucilia sericata larvae in 1998. Rearing necrophagous larvae in a hospital setting makes it essential to ...
Pages: 126-131
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Severe Impairment of Quality of Life in Hailey-Hailey Disease
Hailey-Hailey disease (a skin fragility disorder) runs a chronic course and may cause important disability. However, little has been formally investigated concerning the quality of life (QoL) of patients affected by this disorder. We studied the impact of Hailey-Hailey disease on the QoL of 22 consecutive patients seen at our Dermatological clinic. Patients were examined by a Dermatologi ...
Pages: 132-135
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A Retrospective Epidemiological Study on the Association of Bullous Pemphigoid and Neurological Diseases
Bullous pemphigoid is a rare chronic recurrent Dermatosis that is often reported in association with various neurological diseases. No investigation involving a large number of patients has ever been carried out to demonstrate such an association. This study was accomplished by analysing the discharge diagnosis of all hospitalized patients, both day-patients and inpatients, during a 5-ye ...
Pages: 136-139
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The Occurrence of Atopic Dermatitis in Greenland
Until recently there was no information available on the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in Greenland. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in younger schoolchildren in Greenland. In the autumn of 2000 we used our previously elaborated questionnaire in a cross-sectional study of 954 schoolchildren aged 7-8 years, who lived in five Greenlandic towns. The find ...
Pages: 140-143
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Optimized UVB Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis Using Skin Reflectance Measurements. A Controlled, Left-Right Comparison Trial
In a randomized, open, left-right comparison study, 20 patients with atopic dermatitis were treated with UVB. One side of the body received UVB in a conventional regimen with fixed dosage increments, the other side was given UVB dosages according to skin reflectance measurements of skin pigmentation and erythema. Clinical outcome was assessed by SCORAD. The initial, final and cumulative UVB d ...
Pages: 144-146
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Atopy Patch Test - Reproducibility and Elicitation of Itch in Different Application Sites
We evaluated the reproducibility of atopy patch test reactions and the quality and quantity of itch in 16 patients with atopic eczema and a history of a positive atopy patch test reaction, comparing three different application sites. The allergen was re-applied simultaneously on both forearms and the back. Intensity and quality of pruritus were evaluated using a visual analogue scale and the ...
Pages: 147-151
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KID Syndrome: Report of a Scandinavian Patient with Connexin-26 Gene Mutation
Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome is a rare genoDermatosis, which has recently been connected with mutations in the connexin-26 gene, GJB2. We present a 15-year-old boy with erythroderma, hyperkeratotic plaques and deafness. Sequencing analysis showed a heterozygous missense mutation D50N (148G>A) in GJB2. The boy has not yet manifested characteristic eye lesions b ...
Pages: 152-155
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Cutaneous Scedosporium apiospermum Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient and a Review of the Literature
Scedosporium apiospermum (also known as Pseudallescheria boydii) is a ubiquitous filamentous fungus. This fungus is known as a cause of mycetoma, which may occur in a normally immune host following trauma. However, in an immunocompromised host, S. apiospermum may cause a life-threatening infection. We describe a case of S. apiospermum infection of the right hand in ...
Pages: 156-159
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Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia and Dilated Lymphatic Vessels in Bullous Pilomatricoma
This is a report of papillary endothelial hyperplasia in a 9-year-old girl with a pilomatricoma showing bullous appearance. Histologically, papillary proliferation of endothelial cells was found within dilated lymphatic endothelium-lined vascular channels overlying a pilomatricoma. The endothelial cells covering the papillae were of a lymphatic endothelial cell nature proved by immu ...
Pages: 160-163
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The Prevalence of Hepatitis C in Patients with Porphyria Cutanea Tarda in Stockholm, Sweden
In many countries hepatitis C virus infection has been considered a major factor triggering overt porphyria cutanea tarda. The prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection was retrospectively studied in 87 patients who during a period of 11 years were diagnosed with porphyria cutanea tarda in Stockholm. Among patients with the sporadic form of porphyria cutanea tarda, the prevalence of hepatitis C vi ...
Pages: 164-166
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Infectious Urticaria with Purpura: A Mild Subtype of Urticarial Vasculitis?
Urticaria is characterized by transient wheals. We report here five cases with long-lasting urticarial lesions persisting for more than 24 hours. Each lesion left purpura after fading. There was no systemic involvement. C-reactive protein and serum levels of complement were elevated or normal. Histologically, marked infiltration by eosinophils and neutrophils with karyorrhexis in the per ...
Pages: 167-170
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Dermatofibroma-like Atypical Granular Cell Tumour
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Pages: 179-180
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Melasma on the Nape of the Neck in a Man
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Pages: 181-182
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Demodicidosis of the Nipple
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Pages: 186-187
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A Case of Idiopathic Calcinosis Universalis
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Pages: 189-190
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