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Pages: 385-385
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Clinical and Molecular Significance of Splice Site Mutations in the Plakophilin 1 Gene in Patients with Ectodermal Dysplasia
Vesarat Wessagowit A1 and John A. McGrath A1
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Pages: 386-388
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Hsp27 Expression Coincides with Epidermal Stratification during Human Epidermal Morphogenesis
Heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27), apart from its protective function in response to stress, is implicated in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. Data on the expression of Hsp27 in the developing human epidermis are sparse and partially conflicting. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to investigate Hsp27 expression during the morphogenesis of human epidermis. Skin bio ...
Pages: 389-393
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Compound Heterozygosity for New Splice Site Mutations in the Plakophilin 1 Gene (PKP1) in a Chinese Case of Ectodermal Dysplasia
Ectodermal dysplasia-skin fragility syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disease characterized by skin fragility, nail dystrophy and hyperkeratosis of palms and soles. Skin biopsy shows the loss of cell adhesion and the decrease of desmosomes in number and size. Mutations in PKP1 have been found to be the underlying cause of the syndrome. We report here a Chinese case of ectoder ...
Pages: 394-399
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The -308 Promoter Polymorphism in the Tumour Necrosis Factor Gene in Patients with Lichen Planus
The close chromosomal proximity of major histocompatibility complex and tumour necrosis factor genes may suggest the involvement of the latter in the pathogenesis of immunological diseases associated with HLA antigenes. The major histocompatibility complex antigens may play a certain role in the pathogenesis of lichen planus. Therefore we examined the -308 promoter polymorphism of tumour necrosis ...
Pages: 400-403
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Association of Human Papillomavirus Infection with Palmoplantar Epidermal Cysts in Korean Patients
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can develop into many different kinds of diseases ranging from simple warts to carcinoma in situ. Some investigators have recently suggested that HPV infection could be closely related to palmoplantar epidermal cysts. The aim of this study was to determine the existence of HPV and its subtype in palmoplantar epidermal cysts of Korean patients. We investi ...
Pages: 404-408
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Psychometric Properties of the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) in 900 Italian Patients with Psoriasis
The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is one of the most frequently used questionnaires to evaluate the impact of dermatological diseases on patients' lives. This study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the instrument and to test its unidimensionality in a large sample of patients with psoriasis (n=976) hospitalized at IDI-IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Nine hundred patients complete ...
Pages: 409-413
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Screening for Depressive Disorders in Patients with Skin Diseases: A Comparison of Three Screeners
Despite being common, depression often goes undetected in patients with skin diseases. Our aim was to examine and compare the performance of three depression screeners. We studied dermatological inpatients aged 18–65 years. They completed the questionnaires Primary Care Screener for Affective Disorders (PC-SAD), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and wer ...
Pages: 414-419
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Serum Levels of Parathyroid Hormone and Parathyroid-related Peptide in Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that may be triggered by hormonal disturbances, among other factors. Some studies have demonstrated an elevation of serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in psoriasis and several other diseases of keratinization of unknown aetiology. PTH-related peptide (PTH-rp), on the other hand, is a potent inhibitor of epidermal cell growth factor and is not expressed in ps ...
Pages: 420-423
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A Randomized Multicenter Study to Compare Two Treatment Regimens of Topical Methyl Aminolevulinate (Metvix®)‐PDT in Actinic Keratosis of the Face and Scalp
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) administered in two treatment sessions separated by 1 week is an effective treatment for actinic keratoses. This open prospective study compared the efficacy and safety of MAL-PDT given as a single treatment with two treatments of MAL-PDT 1 week apart. Two hundred and eleven patients with 413 thin to moderately thick actinic kera ...
Pages: 424-428
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Prevalence of Hand Eczema in an Adult Swedish Population and the Relationship to Risk Occupation and Smoking
Using a postal questionnaire the prevalence of hand eczema was determined in a general population of 11 798 individuals aged 20
Pages: 429-432
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Hyper-IgE Syndrome with Widespread Premalign Oral Papillomas Treated with Interferon ?2b
We report a case of a 7-year-old girl with hyperimmunoglobulin-E syndrome presenting with widespread oral papillomas which were tested for human papilloma virus DNA and had shown to be at high/intermediate risk group for malignancy. She had elevated levels of IgE, recurrent sinopulmonary infections, atopic-like dermatitis, peripheral eosinophilia and defective neutrophil chemotaxis. Interferon alf ...
Pages: 433-435
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Acquisition and Clearance of Perianal Human Papillomavirus Infection in Relation to HIV-positivity in Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Netherlands
This study was performed to establish the prevalence of perianal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in relation to HIV-positivity in a group of men who have sex with men (MSM), and to correlate follow-up data with regard to acquisition and clearance of HPV infection. Data with regard to HPV prevalence and HIV serostatus during two visits were compared. At both visits participants underwent a rou ...
Pages: 437-443
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Abdominal Haematoma
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Pages: 446-446
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Segmental Neurofibromatosis
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Pages: 448-449
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Giant Naevoid Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum
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Pages: 453-454
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