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REVIEW
To Follow or Not to Follow Dermatological Treatment
Jørgen Serup, Åsa Kettis Lindblad, Marianne Maroti, Karin I. Kjellgren, Eva Niklasson, Lena Ring and Johan Ahlner
Creams, ointments and solutions applied to the skin surface by patients as part of a daily routine might be expected to provide a more variable dosage than do standard tablets. However, adherence to treatment in dermatology has been little studied. This article reviews recent publications in the field. These are dominated by questionnaire­-based studies, which tend to over-estimate adherence. Red ...
Pages: 193-197
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CLINICAL REPORT
Changes in Quality of Life in Persons with Eczema and Psoriasis After Treatment in Departments of Dermatology
Astrid K. Wahl, Cato Mørk, Bodil Mørk Lillehol, Anne M. Myrdal, Svein Helland, Berit R. Hanestad and Torbjørn Moum
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of chronic dermatological diseases on quality of life (QoL) of Norwegian patients following in-patient management. QoL was measured by the Norwegian version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index, a validated, self-administered questionnaire. Adult in-patients with psoriasis and eczema were selected for one year from the dermatological department ...
Pages: 198-201
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CLINICAL REPORT
The Role of Dermatologists, Nurses and Pharmacists in Chronic Dermatological Treatment: Patient and Provider Views and Experiences
Åsa Kettis Lindblad, Karin I. Kjellgren, Lena Ring, Marianne Maroti and Jørgen Serup
Effectively co-ordinated treatment support from health­care providers (doctors, nurses and pharmacists) may improve patients’ adherence to treatment. The objective of this study was to identify patients’ and providers’ perceptions of the roles of different healthcare providers in dermatological treatment. Focus groups were used in two types of fora: patients with chronic dermatological dise ...
Pages: 202-208
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Autoimmune Diseases and Vitamin D Receptor Apa-I Polymorphism are Associated with Vitiligo in a Small Inbred Romanian Community
Stanca Birlea, Marius Birlea, D. Cimponeriu, P. Apostol, R. Cosgarea, L. Gavrila, S. Tigan, G. Costin and Pranab K Das
Vitiligo has been associated with the host’s genetic profile, metabolic abnormality and immunostatus. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of vitiligo with autoimmune diseases for 31 out of 39 subjects with vitiligo and their first-degree relatives living in a small Caucasian inbred rural community. They were compared with healthy individuals. A 2.28% prevalence of vitili ...
Pages: 209-214
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CLINICAL REPORT
Diagnostic Role of Soluble Fas Ligand Secretion by Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Patients with Previous Drug-induced Blistering Disease: A Pilot Study
Cheng-Che E. Lan, Ching-Shuang Wu, Pei-Chien Tsai and Gwo-Shing Chen
Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome are severe blistering diseases generally consider­ed to be hypersensitivity reaction to drugs. The aim of this study is to explore the diagnostic role of soluble Fas ligand secretion by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in patients with previous drug-induced blistering diseases with or without stimulation with the offend­ing drug. ...
Pages: 215-218
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Mortality and Clinicopathological Features of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Organ Transplant Recipients: A Study of the Swedish Cohort
Bernt Lindelöf, Johan Jarnvik, Annika Ternesten-Bratel, Fredrik Granath and Mari-Anne Hedblad
Solid organ transplant recipients have a high incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and often develop multiple and aggressive tumours. This retrospective study based on the Swedish organ transplant cohort, focuses on the deaths caused by cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and aims to elucidate the clinicopathological features of these tumours. The cohort comprised 5931 patients who underwe ...
Pages: 219-222
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
18S rDNA Polymerase Chain Reaction and Sequencing in Onychomycosis Diagnostics
Mette Walberg, Cato Mørk, Per Sandven, Anne Tomine Jorde, Magnar Bjørås and Peter Gaustad
Diagnostic approaches to onychomycosis have traditionally been based on a combination of culture and microscopy. In the present study clinical specimens from 346 patients with suspected onychomycosis were analy­sed by 18S polymerase chain reaction (detection) followed by sequencing and subsequent database search (identification) in parallel with routine culture on agar (detection and identificati ...
Pages: 223-226
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CLINICAL REPORT
A Comparison of Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus with Topical Tacrolimus and Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment
Ronald Laeijendecker, Bhupendra Tank, Sybren K. Dekker and H. A. Martino Neumann
Treatment of symptomatic oral lichen planus remains a challenging problem. This study compared the efficacy of topical tacrolimus ointment with triamcinolone acetonide ointment in patients with oral lichen planus. Twenty patients (group I) were treated with topical tacrolimus 0.1% ointment 4 times daily, and 20 (group II) were treated with triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% ointment 4 times daily. The c ...
Pages: 227-229
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CLINICAL REPORT
Clonal Spread of Staphylococcus aureus with Reduced Susceptibility to Oxacillin in a Dermatological Hospital Unit
Marianne Kragh Thomsen, Mads Rasmussen, Kurt Fuursted, Henrik Westh, Lisbeth Nørum Pedersen, Mette Deleuran and Jens Kjølseth Møller
In November 2000, we became aware of isolates of Staphylo­coccus aureus with borderline resistance to oxacillin (BORSA) from patients in the Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital. The objective was to describe the isolates phenotypically and genotypically and to assess possible transmission routes in order to intervene and prevent further spread. Clonality of the isolates was conf ...
Pages: 230-234
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CLINICAL REPORT
Ruby Laser Treatment of Congenital Melanocytic Naevi
Per Helsing, Gro MØrk and Britt Sveen
Congenital melanocytic naevi may be disfiguring and potentially malignant. Treatment with lasers is a relatively new option, and promising results have been published. Most studies include few patients, and describe the effect of different lasers and different techniques. The aim of this report is to evaluate the results of ruby laser treat­ment on facial congenital naevi in children. Fourteen ch ...
Pages: 235-237
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CLINICAL REPORT
Treatment of Osmidrosis Using the Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator: A Case Report
Shiro Niiyama, Shinsaku Aiba, Kensei Katsuoka, Yoshinori Ito and Noriyoshi Sumiya
Numerous surgical methods have been introduced to treat osmidrosis. However, many problems with wound healing have been reported, including haematoma, seroma, skin necrosis and severe scarring. Ultrasound energy liquefies sweat glands via cavitation, but minimally affects blood vessels and nerves at the same energy level. Our patient was treated with ultrasonic surgical aspiration, which allowed t ...
Pages: 238-240
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CLINICAL REPORT
Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Induced by Valproate and Carbamazepine: Formation of Circulating Auto-antibody Against 190-kDa Antigen
Sook Jung Yun, Jee-Bum Lee, Eun Jung Kim, Gen Quan, Seong-Jin Kim, Young-Ho Won and Seung-Chul Lee
Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is characterized by fever, rash and internal organ involvement after exposure to certain drugs. Most of the aromatic anticonvulsants, such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, and carbamazepine, can induce DRESS. Cross-sensitivity between not only the aromatic anticonvulsants, but also the aromatic and non-aromatic anticonvulsants, is possible. We ...
Pages: 241-244
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CLINICAL REPORT
A Fatal Case of Malignant Atrophic Papulosis (Degos
Thomas Hohwy, Martin Glümer Jensen, Anders Tøttrup, Torben Steiniche and Karsten Fogh
Malignant atrophic papulosis (Degos’ disease) is a very rare condition characterized by atrophic papular skin lesions and variable association of systemic involvement. We describe a 33-year-old man who presented with a widespread skin eruption consistent with malignant atrophic papulosis. During the course of the disease he even developed penile ulcerations, a symptom that has been reported only ...
Pages: 245-247
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CLINICAL REPORT
Persistent Post-occupational Dermatitis: Report of Five Cases
Simon J. Keogh and David J. Gawkrodger
Persistent post-occupational dermatitis is a phenomenon that is well-recognized by occupational dermatologists, but there have been few studies on it. In view of this, we proposed to assess the prevalence of this phenomenon in an English setting and ascertain the characteristics of the patients affected. Using modified criteria adapted from previous studies, details of 1100 patients seen in a cont ...
Pages: 248-249
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Scoring of Skin Lesions with the Perioral Dermatitis Severity Index (PODSI)
Andreas Wollenberg and Tilmann Oppel
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 251-252
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Oesophageal Involvement in Familial Benign Chronic Pemphigus
Ali Dadban and Bernard Guillot
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 252-253
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Treatment of Recalcitrant Dermatomyositis with Efalizumab
Andrea Huber, Evelyn Gaffal, Thomas Bieber, Thomas Tüting and Joerg Wenzel
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 254-255
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Severe Acne Successfully Treated With Etanercept
Elena Campione, Anna Maria Mazzotta, Luca Bianchi and Sergio Chimenti
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 256-257
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rosacea Fulminans Related to Pegylated Interferon Alpha-2b and Ribavirin Therapy
Vincenzo Bettoli, Lucia Mantovani, Sergio Boccia and Annarosa Virgili
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 258-259
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Vegetating Darier
Daniel de la Rosa Carrillo
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 259-260
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Subungual Basal Cell Carcinoma in an Elderly Japanese Woman
Ryuhei Okuyama, Hiroshi Watanabe, Setsuya Aiba and Hachiro Tagami
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 261-261
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Early Diagnosed but Late Treated Subungual Melanoma
Mustafa T. Sahin, Serap Ozturkcan, Ahmet Seyhan, Peyker Demireli and Aylin Turel-Ermertcan
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 262-263
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Morpheaform Sarcoidosis
Manuel Ginarte, Ander Zulaica and Jaime Toribio
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 264-265
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Neurofibroma with Unusual Morphology
Binod K. Khaitan, Arika Bansal, Radhakrishna Bhat and Anup K. Das
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 266-267
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Scalp Epithelioid Glomus Tumor: A Rare Location
Teruki Yanagi and Tetsuri Matsumura
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 267-267
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Primary Cutaneous Blastic Natural Killer-Cell Lymphoma
Alberto Conde-Taboada, Carlos De la Torre, Juan J. Alcázar, Ana Dios, Ángeles Flórez, Elena Rosón and Manuel Cruces
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 269-270
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Multiple Haemangiomas in a Psoriatic Arthritis Patient Treated with Cyclosporine
Jacek Flicinski, Marek Brzosko and Slawomir Olewniczak
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 271-272
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hepatocellular Focal Nodular Hyperplasia after Danazol Treatment for Hereditary Angio-oedema
Per Helsing and Erik W. Nielsen
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 272-273
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Extracutaneous Tumour Mass Following Bexarotene and Interferon Therapy of Primary Cutaneous CD30+ Large Cell Lymphoma
Alexander Kreuter, Peter Altmeyer and Thilo Gambichler
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 274-275
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Enhanced Expression of p53 Protein in Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Wojciech Baran, Jacek C. Szepietowski and Grazyna Szybejko-Machaj
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 276-277
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
An Umbilical Nodule Due to Endometriosis
Olga A. Kerr, Megan Mowbray and Michael J. Tidman
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 277-278
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Haemochromatosis Gene Mutations and Response to Chloroquine in Sporadic Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Agustín Toll, Raquel Celis, Maria Dolores Ozalla, M. Guadalupe Ercilla and Carmen Herrero
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 279-280
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Addition of a Topical Corticosteroid in the Early Phase of Alefacept Treatment for Psoriasis
H. Jorn Bovenschen, Wil-Janne Gerritsen, Elke M.G. J. de Jong and Peter C. M. van de Kerkhof
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 281-282
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Necrotizing Livedo Related to Neoplastic Microvascular Embolism
Myriam Marque, Olivier Dereure, Luc Durand, Céline Girard and Bernard Guillot
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 283-284
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dimensionality of the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI): A Commentary
Tamar Nijsten, David M. Meads and Stephen P. McKenna
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 284-285
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