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Page: 193
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Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptors and their Relevance to Dermatology
Peter S. Friedmann, H.L. Cooper, Eugene Healy
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are members of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily and are expressed in a variety of tissues including skin and cells of the immune system. They act as ligand-dependent transcription factors which heterodimerize with retinoid X receptors to allow binding to and activation of PPAR responsive genes. Through this mechanism, PPAR ligands can con ...
Pages: 194-202
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The In vitro Activity of Pentane-1,5-diol against Aerobic Bacteria. A New Antimicrobial Agent for Topical Usage?
Jan Faergemann, Thomas Hedner, Peter Larsson
Multi-resistance to antibiotic therapy and to biocides is becoming increasingly common, which has led to mounting concern worldwide regarding the future use of traditional antimicrobials. Diols or glycols also have antimicrobial effects. Pentane-1,5-diol has low oral toxicity, is essentially non-irritating to the skin and has high antimicrobial activities against bacteria, fungi and viruses. The e ...
Pages: 203-205
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Fruit Acids do not Enhance Sodium Lauryl Sulphate-induced Cumulative Irritant Contact Dermatitis In vivo
Sibylle Schliemann-Willers, Silke M Fuchs, P. Kleesz, R. Grieshaber, Peter Elsner
Combined exposure to different irritants in the workplace may lead to irritant contact dermatitis, which is the main type of occupational dermatitis among bakers and confectioners. Following previous work on 'tandem irritation', a panel of healthy volunteers was exposed twice daily for 4 days to the organic fruit acids: citric, malic, and lactic acid, either alone or in tandem application with 0.5 ...
Pages: 206-210
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Density of Demodex folliculorum in Perioral Dermatitis
Mateja Dolenc-Voljč, Tomaž Lunder, Maja Pohar
The role of Demodex folliculorum in perioral dermatitis is not satisfactory explained. Our purpose was to assess the density of D. folliculorum in perioral dermatitis and evaluate the relationship of the mite count to previous therapy with topical steroids. A standardized skin surface biopsy of the chin was performed in 82 female patients with perioral dermatitis and in 70 control fe ...
Pages: 211-215
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Studies of Transforming Growth Factors Beta 1–3 and their Receptors I and II in Fibroblast of Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars
Oliver Bock, Haiyan Yu, S. Zitron, A. Bayat, M.W.J Ferguson, Ulrich Mrowietz
Keloids are benign skin tumours occurring during wound healing in genetically predisposed patients. They are characterized by an abnormal deposition of extracellular matrix components, particularly collagen. There is uncertain evidence that transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ) is involved in keloid formation. Therefore we investigated the expression of TGFβ1, 2 and 3 and their receptor ...
Pages: 216-220
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Gene Mutation Analysis in Five Cases of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Using Formalin-fixed, Paraffin-embedded Tissues
Hidehisa Saeki, Yuichiro Tsunemi, M. Ohtsuki, Kanako Kikuchi, Kunihiko Tamaki
Fusion of the collagen type I a 1 (COL1A1) gene with the platelet-derived growth factor B-chain (PDGFB) gene has been pointed out in Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Various exons of the COL1A1 gene have been shown to be involved in the fusion with exon 2 of the PDGFB gene. We studied the breakpoints of the COL1A1 gene using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumo ...
Pages: 221-224
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Women with Palmoplantar Pustulosis Have Disturbed Calcium Homeostasis and a High Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Psychiatric Disorders: A Case-control Study
Eva Hagforsen, K. Michaëlsson, E. Lundgren, H. Olofsson, A. Petersson, A. Lagumdzija, Håkan Hedstrand, Gerd Michaëlsson
Pages: 225-232
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Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Associated with Non-Hodgkin B-Cell Lymphoma and Good Response to Prednisone
Maria Isabel Martinéz de Pablo, Pilar Iranzo, J.M. Mascaró, A. Llambrich, M. Baradad, Carmen Herrero
Paraneoplastic pemphigus is a life-threatening autoimmune bullous disease associated with neoplasia, generally of lymphoid origin. Immunosuppressive therapy is often disappointing and there are only a few reports of patients surviving more than 2 years. These cases were generally associated with benign neoplasms. We report here the case of a patient with paraneoplastic pemphigus associated with no ...
Pages: 233-235
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Comparison of Tazarotene 0.1% Gel Plus Petrolatum Once Daily Versus Calcipotriol 0.005% Ointment Twice Daily in the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis
Tazarotene and calcipotriol are both effective in the treatment of psoriasis. An investigator-blind, bilateral comparison of 44 lesion pairs in 19 patients was conducted to evaluate the efficacy, side effects and duration of therapeutic effects of once-daily tazarotene 0.1% gel plus petrolatum with twice-daily calcipotriol 0.005% ointment in plaque psoriasis. It consisted of a 12-week treatment ph ...
Pages: 236-239
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Thymus is Enlarged in Children with Current Atopic Dermatitis. A Cross-sectional Study
Anne Braae Olesen, G. Andersen, D.L. Jeppesen, Christine Stabell Benn, Svend Juul, Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disorder of unknown aetiology with peak incidence in early childhood. The disease is associated with peripheral T-cell accumulation in the skin. The thymus is a key organ of the cellular immune response early in life. We hypothesized that atopic dermatitis is associated with an unbalanced establishment of the peripheral T-lymphocyte system. This cross-sectional s ...
Pages: 240-243
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Stable Incidence of Atopic Dermatitis among Children in Denmark during the 1990s
An increase in the prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) has been reported since the 1960s. The increase could be due to many factors including a genuine increase of incidence or duration of AD. We decided to study if the increasing trend persisted during the 1990s by comparing the cumulative incidence of AD in 1993 and 1998. Further, we studied the severity and management of AD among children. Two ...
Pages: 244-247
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Acceptance and Outcome of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Antibody Testing in Patients Attending an STD Clinic – Recognized and Unrecognized Infections
Gun-Britt Löwhagen, Matilda Berntsson, Ellen Bonde, Petra Tunbäck, Ingela Krantz
The majority of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) genital infections are asymptomatic. We wanted to evaluate the acceptance of HSV-2 antibody testing among people attending an STD clinic and to estimate, after counselling, the percentage of recognized and unrecognized HSV-2 infections. First visitors to an STD clinic were invited to participate by answering a questionnaire and taking a blood tes ...
Pages: 248-252
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Anti-citrulline Antibodies in Psoriatic Patients with and without Arthritis
Aurora Parodi, Massimo Drosera, B. Seriolo, Loris Barbieri, Alfredo Rebora
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Pages: 253-254
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Low-dose Dapsone in Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria: Preliminary Results of an Open Study
Haijme Shindo, Michihiro Hide
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Pages: 254-255
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Onchocerciasis Diagnosed in Italy
Lorenzo Marchesi, Paolo Sena, Stefano Veraldi
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Pages: 257-258
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Chromoblastomycosis: An Unusual Diagnosis in Europe
Geneviève Bout, Claude Bachmeyer, C. Benazeraf, E. Bourrat, E. Beltzer-Garrely, O. Binet
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Pages: 259-260
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Onychomycosis due to Aspergillus tamarii in a 3-year-old Boy
Lise Kristensen, Jørgen Stenderup, Aksel Otkjær
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Pages: 261-262
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Neutrophilic Lobular Panniculitis with Non-rheumatoid Arthritis
Nicoletta Cassano, V. D'Argento, Raffaele Filotico, Gino A. Vena
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Pages: 262-263
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis due to an Insect Repellent: Double Sensitization to Picaridin and Methyl Glucose Dioleate
Monica Corazza, Alessandro Borghi, Maria Rosaria Zampino, Annarosa Virgili
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Pages: 264-265
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Dermatophytes in a Swimming Pool Facility: Difference in Dermatophyte Load in Men's and Women's Dressing Rooms
Ingibjorg Hilmarsdóttir, H. Haraldsson, A. Sigurdardottir, Bardur Sigurgeirsson
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Pages: 267-268
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Reactive Angioendotheliomatosis Associated with Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Jesús del Pozo, Walter Martínez, Felipe Sacristán Lista, Jesús Rodríguez-Lozano, Eduardo Fonseca
Pages: 269-270
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Multiple Eruptive Dermatofibromas Occurring in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Pradip Bhattacharjee, S.A. Umar, S.M. Fatteh
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Pages: 270-271
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Schnitzler's Syndrome without Monoclonal Gammopathy
Tatiana C. Nogueira Varella, M.Y. Nishimura, Maria C. Rivitti Machado, Dewton de Moraes-Vasconcelos, Evandro A. Rivitti
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Pages: 272-273
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Late-onset Familial Onychodystrophy Heralding Incontinentia Pigmenti
Mario Oscar Bittar, R. Danarti, Arne König, A. Gal, Rudolf Happle
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Pages: 274-275
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Fibrous Hamartoma of Infancy: A Case Report
Chandra Shekhar Agrawal, Sudha Agrawal, Arbind Sinha
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Pages: 276-277
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Severe and Unresponsive HIV-associated Alopecia Areata Successfully Treated with Thalidomide
Lourdes Baranda, Esther Layseca-Espinosa, Carlos Abud-Mendoza, Roberto González-Amaro
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Pages: 277-278
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Zosteriform Morphea: A New Patter
Arun Joshi, Nawaf Al-Mutairi
Pages: 279-280
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Anaphylactic Reaction Caused by the UVA Absorber Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate
Bernhard Lange-Asschenfeldt, R. Huegel, Jochen Brasch
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Pages: 280-281
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Symmetrical Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Claudio Guarneri, Fabrizio Guarneri
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 281-282
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Incidental Finding: a Penile Cutaneous Horn
Antonio Mastrolorenzo, Luana Tiradritti, Umberto Locunto, Marco Carini, Daniela Massi, Giuliano Zuccati
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Pages: 283-284
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