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Infections and atopic dermatitis
Kristian Thestrup-Petersen
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Page: 97
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IN THIS ISSUE
Does a machine perform better than the eye?
Jonathan L. Rees
Section Editor
Pages: 97-98
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REVIEW
Dissecting the Role of Infections in Atopic Dermatitis
Tilo Biedermann
In patients with atopic dermatitis the skin is highly susceptible to infection by bacteria, fungi and viruses. Increasing knowledge about the complex immune network that regulates anti-microbial responses has helped to dissect further the role of infections in atopic dermatitis. Conserved patterns of microbes are recognized by the innate immune system, which mediates microbicidal activity, either ...
Pages: 99-109
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Titanium, a Major Constituent of Blue Ink, Causes Resistance to Nd-YAG (1064 nm) Laser: Results of Animal Experiments
Jae-Wook Kim, Young Ho Won, Jin Hyeok Kim, Seung-Chul Lee
A blue tattoo is more resistant to laser therapy than black or brown tattoos. This study aimed to confirm titanium as a key response-disturbing constituent in a blue tattoo ink after Nd-YAG (1064 nm) laser treatment by animal experiments. Rabbits’ backs were tattooed with four ink colours, and the Nd-YAG (1064 nm) laser was used to remove the tattoos. The response to the laser treatment in the r ...
Pages: 110-113
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Isolation of Ribonuclease P Activity From Human Epidermis and its Regulation by Retinoids In vitro
Despina Pavlidou, A. Vourekas, Alexandra Monastirli, D. Kalavrizioti, Dionysios Tsambaos, Denis Drainas
Ribonuclease P (RNase P) is a key enzyme in tRNA biogenesis that catalyses the endonucleolytic cleavage of tRNA precursors and generates their mature 5’ ends. The activity of this ribozyme has never been isolated from living human tissues and data about epidermal tRNA biogenesis are not available. The purpose of the present study was to isolate and purify RNase P from human epidermis and to inv ...
Pages: 114-118
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Frequency of Atopic Dermatitis and Relevance of Food Allergy in Adults in Germany
Margitta Worm, K. Forschner, Hae-Hyuk Lee, C. C. Roehr, G. Edenharter, B. Niggemann, Torsten Zuberbier
Many factors may aggravate atopic dermatitis. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of atopic dermatitis in an unselected population sample and to evaluate the role of food allergy. Patients with atopic dermatitis were recruited from the population in Berlin, Germany, using a postal questionnaire. Skin prick tests for allergens were performed, followed by food challenges. A total of ...
Pages: 119-122
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Asymmetry in Dermoscopic Melanocytic Lesion Images: a Computer Description Based on Colour Distribution
Stefania Seidenari, Giovanni Pellacani, Costantino Grana
Digital dermoscopy improves the accuracy of melanoma diagnosis. The aim of this study was to develop and validate software for assessment of asymmetry in melanocytic lesion images, based on evaluation of colour symmetry, and to compare it with assessment by human observers. An image analysis program enabling numerical assessment of asymmetry in melanocytic lesions, based on the evaluation and comp ...
Pages: 123-128
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CLINICAL REPORT
Importance of Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1 (HSV-1) in Primary Genital Herpes
Rutger F. Nieuwenhuis, Gerard J.J. van Doornum, Paul G.H. Mulder, H.A. Martino Neumann, Willem I. van der Meijden
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is increasingly reported in primary genital herpes. Its incidence was assessed among Rotterdam sexually transmitted diseases clinic attendees between 1996 and 2001, and demographic and sexual behaviour factors were evaluated. A retrospective record analysis was performed. All herpes diagnoses were based on cell culture techniques. A clinical scoring system was u ...
Pages: 129-134
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CLINICAL REPORT
Atopic Dermatitis in Adults: Does it Disappear with Age?
Marie-Helen Sandström Falk & Jan Faergemann
There is limited knowledge of the prognosis in adult atopic dermatitis. We previously published a long-term follow-up questionnaire study of adults with atopic dermatitis. This study is a clinical examination of 79 adults (mean age 57 years) recruited 3 years after that study. Most patients (68%) still reported that they had atopic dermatitis and 53% had ongoing eczema at examination, mainly locat ...
Pages: 135-139
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CLINICAL REPORT
Do Atopics Tolerate Alcohol-based Hand Rubs? A Prospective, Controlled, Randomized Double-blind Clinical Trial
Günter Kampf, Walter Wiger-Alberti and Klaus-Peter Wilhelm
Alcohol-based hand rubs are used frequently in healthcare settings, but their tolerance among atopic subjects is unknown. The dermal tolerance to five alcohol-based hand rubs was assessed among atopic and non-atopic subjects in a repetitive occlusive patch test. In total, 54 subjects were analysed. One half of the subjects were atopic (modified Erlanger atopy score ≥ 8), the other half were non- ...
Pages: 140-143
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Cutaneous Manifestations in Patients with Microscopic Polyangiitis: Two Case Reports and a Minireview
Tamihiro Kawakami, Yoshinao Soma, Chihiro Saito, Hitoshi Ogawa, Yuko Nagahuchi, Takahiro Okazaki, Shoichi Ozaki and Masako Mizoguchi
Microscopic polyangiitis is a systemic small vessel vasculitis, which often has cutaneous and musculoskeletal features. Microscopic polyangiitis is a member of the family of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic auto-antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides and is strongly associated with anti-myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA. Titres of MPO-ANCA may reflect disease activity and play a pathogenic role. Patients wit ...
Pages: 144-147
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CLINICAL REPORT
Japanese Cedar Pollen as an Exacerbation Factor in Atopic Dermatitis: Results of Atopy Patch Testing and Histological Examination
Hiroo Yokozeki, Kaoru Takayama, Ichiro Katayama, Kiyoshi Nishioka
Atopy patch testing with Japanese cedar pollen extract has been used to investigate patients with atopic dermatitis whose condition is exacerbated by contact with Japanese cedar pollen. Comparative atopy patch testing, scratch tests, and assays for total IgE and specific IgE were performed in 74 patients with atopic dermatitis, 5 patients with Japanese cedar pollinosis and 15 control subjects. A s ...
Pages: 148-151
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Postradiation Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Takafumi Kamiya, Kenji Saga, Rie Kaneko, Ichiro Ono, M. Kawada, Y. Maeda
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 152-153
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Relapse of Cutaneous Alternaria Infectoria in a Renal Transplant Recipient After 2 Years
Mariano Ara, C. Aspiroz, P. Zaballos, V. Alcalde, R. Alvarez, A. Rezusta, J. A. Gim
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 154-155
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Dermal Melanocytosis Associated with GM1-Gangliosidosis Type 1
Leila David Bloch, F. Y. Matsumoto, W. Belda Jr, R. Giugliani, L. F. Menezes, C. A. Kim, M. C. Matta da Rivitti Machado
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 156-158
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Successful Treatment of Dermatomyositis with High-dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin
Yosihiro Kuwano, Hironobu Ihn, N. Yazawa, Takashi Kakinuma, Akihiko Asahina, Kanako Kikuchi, Kunihiko Tamaki
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 158-159
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Effective Control of Rush Progression of CD8+ Mycosis Fungoides with Pegylated Interferon
Taku Fujimura, Ryuhei Okuyama, Akira Hashimoto, Hiroshi Watanabe, Satoshi Nakagawa, Hachiro Tagami, Setsuya Aiba
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 161-162
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Linear Melorheostotic Scleroderma Without Melorheostosis
Ikuko Nakajima, Ryuhei Okuyama, Hachiro Tagami, Setsuya Aiba, Yoko Kuramoto
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 163-164
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Cryptococcosis in an Immunocompetent Host
Sayuri Yuge, Ivander Bastazini Júnior, Maria Carolina Melo Coelho and Cleverson Teixeira Soares
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 165-166
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A Case of Multiple Keratoacanthomas Associated with Keratoacanthoma Centrifugum Marginatum
Müzeyyen Gönül, Seray Külcü Çakmak, Arzu Kılıç, Sölen Artantas, Ülker Gül and Aylin Okçu Heper
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 169-170
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Myofibroma of the Proximal Nail Fold: An Uncommon Neoplasm
Sophie Goettmann, Inés Zaraa and Isabelle Moulonguet
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 171-171
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Cutaneous Infiltrations Can Herald an Inapparent Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Lars-Alexander Schneider, Mathias Schmid, G. Staib, Tina Weiss, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Lutz Weber
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 172-173
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Imatinib-induced Erythrodermia in a Patient with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Pinar Oztas, S. Erbasi, Nurdan Lenk, Muhterem Polat, O. Han, Ferda Artuz, Nuran Alli
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 174-175
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lymphangiectasias After Penectomy, Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection, Urethrostomy and Radiation
Shyam B. Verma
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 175-176
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Vestibular Papillomatosis: Case Report and Literature Review
Evren Sarifakioglu, Emel Erdal, Canan Gunduz
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 177-178
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Cutaneous Crohn
Elena Gonz
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 179-180
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Cytomegalovirus in Cutaneous Ulcers in a Patient with Adult T-cell Lymphoma
Yumi Saito, Hideya Takenaka, T. Chin, E. Ueda, Norito Katoh, C. Shimazaki, R. Inaba, Saburo Kishimoto
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 181-182
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Adult T-cell Lymphoma/Leukaemia Developing in a Patient with Psoriasis Treated with Long-term Cyclosporine
Hidenori Watabe, Yoshinao Soma, W. Obara, Noboru Murakami, A. Kawase, T. Mizukami, M. Koike, Y. Shibuya, Masako Mizoguchi
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 184-185
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Persistent Painful Indurated Erythema Secondary to Bosentan
Fernando Gallardo, A. Gil, J. Com
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 186-187
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Apocrine Hidrocystoma on the Finger
Y. Numata, Ryuhei Okuyama, Shu Sasai, Setsuya Aiba
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 188-189
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Amelanotic Melanoma
Evmorfia Ladoyanni, A. Abdullah, G. D. Sterne, I. Zaki
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 189-190
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