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Pages: 289-0
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Induction of a Hardening Phenomenon by Repeated Application of SLS: Analysis of Lipid Changes in the Stratum Corneum
Adaptation of the skin to repeated influence of exogenous irritants is called the hardening phenomenon. We investigated the stratum corneum lipid composition before and after induction of a hardening phenomenon. Irritant contact dermatitis was induced in 23 non-atopic volunteers by repeated occlusive application of 0.5% sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) over 3 weeks. At 3, 6 and 9 weeks after irri ...
Pages: 290-295
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Decreased In Vitro Cellular Response to Tetanus Toxoid and Tuberculin in Patients using Topical Corticosteroids
Topical corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment in inflammatory skin diseases. Corticosteroids penetrate human skin, especially when the penetration barrier is damaged. Whether long-term application of topical corticosteroids can lead to alteration of immune responses is not clear. We sought to examine the impact of topical corticosteroids on immune responses in patients using long- ...
Pages: 296-298
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Drug Exposure and Psoriasis Vulgaris: Case-Control and Case-Crossover Studies
Intake of drugs is considered a risk factor for psoriasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between drugs and psoriasis. A case-control study including 110 patients who were hospitalized for extensive psoriasis was performed. A control group (n = 515) was defined as patients who had undergone elective surgery. A case-crossover study included 98 p ...
Pages: 299-303
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The Effect of Treatment on Quality of Life in Psoriasis Patients
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with substantial impact on patients' social and relational ways of living and subsequently on their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis treated with short contact dithranol treatment, UVB phototherapy or inpatient dithranol treatment. HRQoL was evalu ...
Pages: 304-310
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A Retrospective Study of the Probability of the Evolution of Parapsoriasis en Plaques into Mycosis Fungoides
Parapsoriasis en plaque has been suggested to be an early manifestation of mycosis fungoides (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma). We explored the disease course of patients with small plaque or large plaque parapsoriasis in a 26-year retrospective cohort analysis of 105 parapsoriasis patients, who were clinically and histopathologically followed up in Helsinki and Tampere University Hospitals. ...
Pages: 318-323
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Cutaneous Field Stimulation with Moderate Intensity Current Induces Nerve Proliferation in Rat Skin But Has No Effect on Dorsal Root Ganglia
Cutaneous field stimulation is used to treat localized itch. The aim of the present study was to determine whether such treatment induces neurochemical changes in the dorsal root ganglia in 30 rats using a pan-neuronal marker protein gene-product 9.5 (PGP 9.5) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Electrical stimulation using the currents of either 0.13 mA or 0.53 mA was give ...
Pages: 324-328
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Bath-water PUVA Therapy with 8-Methoxypsoralen in Mycosis Fungoides
PUVA therapy is widely used for early stage mycosis fungoides. While the efficacy of PUVA with oral 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) is well documented, the use of its topical variation, bath-water PUVA therapy with 8-MOP has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of 8-MOP bath-water PUVA therapy in adult patients with early stage mycosis fungo ...
Pages: 329-332
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Generalized Eczema Craquele as a Presenting Feature of Systemic Lymphoma: Report of Seven Cases
Eczema craquele, or asteatotic eczema, has been associated with malignant lymphoma although this is rare. Since 1986, we have observed seven patients, six men and one woman, mean age 71.5 years (range 43–86 years), with systemic lymphoma and concurrent eczema craquele. Five patients had T-cell lymphoma, one had a B-cell lymphoma and one had Hodgkin's disease. All patients shared s ...
Pages: 333-336
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Porphyria Cutanea Tarda in a Swedish Population: Risk Factors and Complications
There are varying reports on the prevalence of risk factors in porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). We reviewed 84 patients with PCT in a restricted uptake area in Gothenburg, Sweden and evaluated different potential risk factors for the disease and complications. Besides a thorough medical history, the patients were investigated with urinary porphyrin analyses, transferrin saturation, ferritin and liv ...
Pages: 337-341
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Legionnaires' Disease Associated with Macular Rash: Two Cases
Legionnaires' disease is an acute bacterial infection, generally sustained byLegionella pneumophila, which involves primarily the lower respiratory tract, although it is often associated with multi-systemic extrapulmonary manifestations. Afflicted patients may sometimes have gastrointestinal symptoms, liver function abnormalities, renal failure or central nervous system complications, ...
Pages: 342-344
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Skin Markers for Hodgkin's Disease
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Pages: 345-346
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Lansoprazole-induced Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: Two Cases
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Pages: 353-354
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Multiple and Familial Eccrine Angiomatous Hamartoma
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Pages: 355-357
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Remission of Delayed Pressure Urticaria after Eradication of Blastocystis hominis
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Pages: 357-358
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Kimura's Disease with Prolonged History and Prominent Vascular Involvement
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Pages: 360-362
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Microbial Colonization Dynamics of the Axillae of an Individual over an Extended Period
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Pages: 363-364
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Lipodermatosclerosis: Successful Treatment with Danazol
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Pages: 365-366
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Fluorouracil Does Not Improve the Outcome of Imiquimoid Treatment of Vulval Intraepethelial Neoplasia
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Pages: 368-370
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Topical Tacrolimus in Severe Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease
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Pages: 370-371
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Localized Retiform Purpura after Accidental Intra-arterial Injection of Polidocanol
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Pages: 372-373
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Treatment of Livedoid Vasculopathy with Short-cycle Intravenous Immunoglobulins
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Pages: 374-375
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Sporotrichoid Cutaneous Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in a Child
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Pages: 375-376
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Pustulocrustaceous Secondary Syphilis
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Pages: 378-379
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Recurrent Cutaneous Eosinophilic Vasculitis Presenting as Annular Urticarial Plaques
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Pages: 380-381
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Pages: 383-0
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