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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
Guoying Wang A1, A2, Gerd Molander A2, Minna Koivuluhta A1, A2, Harri Alenius A1, Antti Lauerma A2
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
Arnon D. CohenA1, A2, A3, A4, A5, Dan Y. BonnehA2, A3, A5, Haim ReuveniA2, A5, Daniel A. VardyA2, A5, Lechaim NagganA3, A4, A5, Sima HalevyA1, A5
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
Mandy PrinsA1, Paul F. M. KrabbeA2, Quintus O. J. SwinkelsA1, Theo de BooA3, Peter C. M. van de KerkhofA1, Pieter G. M. van der ValkA1
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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Novel Quantitative Immunofluorescent Technique Reveals Improvements in Epidermal Cell Populations after Mild Treatment of Psoriasis
Mirella W.F.M. van Duijnhoven, Ronald Hagenberg, Marcel C. Pasch, Piet E.J. van Erp, Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof
Pages: 311-317
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A Retrospective Study of the Probability of the Evolution of Parapsoriasis en Plaques into Mycosis Fungoides
Liisa VäkeväA1, Seppo SarnaA3, Annikki VaalastiA4, Eero PukkalaA5, Arja-Leena KariniemiA2, Annamari RankiA1
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
Joanna Wallengren, Kristian Moller, Frank Sundler
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
Florian WeberA1, Matthias SchmuthA1, Norbert SeppA1, Peter FritschA1
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
Agnès SparsaA1, Eric LiozonA2, Serge BoulinguezA1, Dominique BordessouleA3, Elisabeth VidalA2, Jean-Marie BonnetblancA1, Christophe BedaneA1
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
Ingrid Rossmann-RingdahlA1 and Rolf OlssonA2
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
Leonardo CalzaA1, Elisabetta BrigantiA2, Stefania CasolariA2, Roberto ManfrediA1, Francesco ChiodoA1, Tiziano ZauliA2
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
Ulla KapilinA1, Kristian Thestrup-PedersenA1, Torben SteinicheA2, Hans LomholtA1
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Pages: 345-346
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Topical Tazarotene 0.05% versus Glycolic Acid 70% Treatment in X-linked Ichthyosis due to Extensive Deletion of the STS Gene
Claudia CotellessaA1, Sergio A. Cuevas-CovarrubiasA2, Patrizia ValeriA1, Maria Concetta FargnoliA1, Ketty PerisA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 346-348
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Acitretin Treatment of a Systematized Inflammatory Linear Verrucous Epidermal Naevus
Regina RennerA1, Manfred RytterA1, Michael SticherlingA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 348-350
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Etanercept Therapy of Psoriatic Arthritis in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis
Michaela LehnenA1, Tom FrancksonA1, Andreas KorberA1, Stephan GrabbeA1, Joachim DissemondA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 351-352
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Lansoprazole-induced Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: Two Cases
Annick BrackeA1, Tamar NijstenA1, Johan VandermaesenA2, Lieve MeulemanA1, Julien LambertA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 353-354
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Multiple and Familial Eccrine Angiomatous Hamartoma
Mónica García-ArpaA1, María Rodríguez-VázquezA1, Pilar Cortina-de la CalleA1, Guillermo Romero-AguileraA1, Rafael López-PérezA2
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 355-357
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EDITORIAL COMMENT
Remission of Delayed Pressure Urticaria after Eradication of Blastocystis hominis
Nicoletta CassanoA1, A2, Bianca Maria ScoppioA2, Maria Carmela LoviglioA2, Gino A. VenaA2
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Pages: 357-358
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Complete Remission of Recalcitrant Viral Warts under Oral Isotretinoin in a Patient with Low-grade B-cell Lymphoma
Alexandra MonastirliA1, Panayiota MatsoukaA2, Efi PasmatziA1, Maria MelachrinouA3, Sophia GeorgiouA1, Elena SolomouA2, Nicholas ZoumbosA2, Dionysios TsambaosA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 358-360
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Kimura's Disease with Prolonged History and Prominent Vascular Involvement
Mayumi KomineA1 and Kunihiko TamakiA1
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Pages: 360-362
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Microbial Colonization Dynamics of the Axillae of an Individual over an Extended Period
Dawn HopwoodA1, Mark D. FarrarA1, Richard A. BojarA1, Keith T. HollandA1
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Pages: 363-364
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Lipodermatosclerosis: Successful Treatment with Danazol
Christian HafnerA1, Monika WimmershoffA1, Michael LandthalerA1, Thomas VogtA1
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Pages: 365-366
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Fluorouracil Does Not Improve the Outcome of Imiquimoid Treatment of Vulval Intraepethelial Neoplasia
Anthony M. R. DownsA1, John M. GeraghtyA2, Cheryl JonesA2
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Pages: 368-370
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Topical Tacrolimus in Severe Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Christian HeinemannA1, Martin KaatzA1, Gerhard SchreiberA1, Peter ElsnerA1, Johannes NorgauerA1
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Pages: 370-371
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Localized Retiform Purpura after Accidental Intra-arterial Injection of Polidocanol
Mireia YébenesA1, Montserrat GilaberteA1, Agustí TollA1, Carlos BarrancoA2, Ramon M. PujolA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 372-373
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Treatment of Livedoid Vasculopathy with Short-cycle Intravenous Immunoglobulins
Gerard PitarchA1, Mercedes Rodríguez-SernaA1, Arantxa TorrijosA1, Vicente OliverA1, José Miguel ForteaA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 374-375
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Sporotrichoid Cutaneous Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in a Child
Éva RemenyikA1, Béla NagyA2, Mária KissA3, Imre VeresA1, Mónika SápyA1, Irén HorkayA1, Irén ErdeiA1, János HunyadiA1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 375-376
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Pustulocrustaceous Secondary Syphilis
Kamal AggarwalA1, Sanjeev GuptaA1, Vijay Kumar JainA1
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Pages: 378-379
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Recurrent Cutaneous Eosinophilic Vasculitis Presenting as Annular Urticarial Plaques
Yuichiro TsunemiA1, Hidehisa SaekiA1, Hironobu IhnA1, Kunihiko TamakiA1
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Pages: 380-381
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Pages: 383-0
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