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EDITORIAL
Reflections after the first year on our own
Anders Vahlquist
Editor-in-Chief
Page: 481
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ERRATUM
Erratum
In Forsberg S, Saarialho-Kere U, Rollman O. Comparison of Growth-inhibitory Agents by Fluorescence Imaging of Human Skin Re-epithelialization In vitro. Acta Derm Venereol 2006; 86: 292-299. Table I is incorrect. The correct table can be viewed below:
Page: 482
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ERRATUM
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In Halvorsen JA, Brevig T, Aas T, Skar AG, Slevolden EM, Moi H. Genital Ulcers as Initial Manifestation of Epstein-Barr Virus Infection: Two New Cases and a Review of the Literature. Acta Derm Venereol 2006; 86: 439-442. Table I is incorrect. The corrected table can be viewed below:

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Page: 482
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CLINICAL REPORT
Conflicts of Interest in Dermatology1
Hywel C. Williams, Luigi Naldi, Carle Paul, Anders Vahlquist, Sara Schroter and Ray Jobling
Conflicts of interest exist in dermatology when professional judgement concerning a primary interest, such as research validity, may be influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain from a for-profit organization. Conflict of interest is a condition and not a behaviour, although there is clear evidence that gifts influence behaviour. Little has been written about conflicts of interest ...
Pages: 485-497
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Promotes Melanocyte Migration via Increased Expression of p125FAK on Melanocytes
Ching-Shuang Wu, Cheng-Che E. Lan, Min-Hsi Chiou and Hsin-Su Yu
Vitiligo is an acquired pigmentary disorder characterized by depigmentation of skin and hair. Melanocyte migration is an important event in re-pigmentation of vitiligo. We have demonstrated that narrow-band ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation stimulated cultured keratinocytes to release a significant amount of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Furthermore, narrow-band UVB enhanced migration of me ...
Pages: 498-502
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Connexin 26 (GJB2) Mutations in Two Swedish Patients with Atypical Vohwinkel (Mutilating Keratoderma plus Deafness) and KID Syndrome Both Extensively Treated with Acitretin
Marie-Louise Bondeson, Anna-Maja Nyström, Ulrika Gunnarsson and Anders Vahlquist
Neuroectodermal syndromes involving the skin and inner ear may be associated with mutations in connexin proteins, which form gap junctions important for intercellular communication. Vohwinkel syndrome (keratodermia mutilans with hearing loss) and keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome are rare ectodermal dysplasias associated with dominant mutations in the GJB2
Pages: 503-508
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to β-blockers in Eye Drops: a Retrospective Analysis of Multicentre Surveillance Data 1993-2004
Uta Jappe, Wolfgang Uter, Cristiane A. Menezes de Pádua, Rudolf A. Herbst and Axel Schnuch
Topically applied ophthalmic drugs are a potential cause of allergic contact dermatitis of the periorbital region. The objectives of this study were to assess the frequency and spectrum of contact allergy to topically applied β-blocker containing eye drops. Data of the Information Network of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK) collect­ed between 1993 and 2004 was analysed. Out of ...
Pages: 509-514
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CLINICAL REPORT
Ocular Complications of Atopic Dermatitis in Children
Esther Carmi, Caroline Defossez-Tribout, Olivier Ganry, Sylvain Cene, Blaise Tramier, Solange Milazzo and Catherine Lok
Ocular complications of atopic dermatitis in adults are blepharitis, keratoconjunctivitis, keratoconus, uveitis, subcapsular cataract and retinal detachment. Their frequency varies from 25% to 50%. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and type of ophthalmo­logical complications in children with atopic dermatitis. The secondary objectives of the study were to determine whether there i ...
Pages: 515-517
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CLINICAL REPORT
The Prevalence of Acute Cutaneous Drug Reactions in a Scandinavian University Hospital
Jakob E. Borch, Klaus E. Andersen and Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
To investigate the epidemiology of acute cutaneous adverse drug reactions, a cross-sectional study was designed with four visits, equally distributed over one year, to all clinical departments of a large university hospital in order to find patients with possible drug-induced exan­thema of less than 2 weeks' duration. Patients were examin­ed clinically and offered investigation for possible drug ...
Pages: 518-522
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Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions Seen at a University Hospital Department of Dermatology
Jakob E. Borch, Klaus E. Andersen and Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
Patients with suspected cutaneous adverse drug reactions are often referred to allergy clinics or departments of dermatology for evaluation. These patients are selec­t­ed compared with patients identified in prospective and cross-sectional studies of hospital populations. This explains the observed variation in prevalence of specific reactions and of eliciting drugs. This study investigated the ...
Pages: 523-527
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Insufficient Knowledge Among Psoriasis Patients Can Represent a Barrier to Participation in Decision-making
Cristina Renzi, Cristina Di Pietro, Paolo Gisondi, Luca M Chinni, Marcello Fazio, Andrea Ianni and Stefano Tabolli
Patient participation in treatment decisions can have positive effects on patient satisfaction, compliance and health outcomes. The objectives of this study were to examine attitudes of psoriasis patients regarding participation in treatment decisions and to evaluate the effect of a decision- aid for discussing treatment options. A “quasi experiment” was conducted in a large dermatological hos ...
Pages: 528-534
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CLINICAL REPORT
Cytomegalovirus Infection Complicating Immunosuppressive Therapy for Dermatomyositis
Akira Hashimoto, Ryuhei Okuyama, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hachiro Tagami and Setsuya Aiba
The occurrence of opportunistic infections is not rare during the treatment of connective tissue diseases, includ­ing dermatomyositis because of the patient's immuno­suppression. We describe here cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection that affected two of our patients with dermato­myositis. CMV infection has not been considered to be a frequent event in dermatomyositis, and its significance for diseas ...
Pages: 535-537
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CLINICAL REPORT
Successful Outcome of Haemodialysis-induced Pseudoporphyria after Short-term Oral N-Acetylcysteine and Switch to High-flux Technique Dialysis
Cesare Massone, Christina M Ambros-Rudolph, Alessandro Di Stefani and Robert R. Müllegger
Pseudoporphyria is a blistering disease with skin fragility and shallow scarring that clinically and histopathologically closely resembles porphyria cutanea tarda. The two conditions can be distinguished by porphyrin levels that typically are elevated in porphyria cutanea tarda, but not or only slightly in pseudoporphyria. Pseudoporphyria can be induced by various medications (e.g. non-steroidal a ...
Pages: 538-540
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis due to Pseudoephedrine with Positive Patch Test
Eugenia Mayo-Pampín, Ángeles Flórez, Carlos Feal, Alberto Conde, María Teresa Abalde, Carlos De la Torre, Ignacio Doval and Manuel J Cruces
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 542-543
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Contact Dermatitis from Nitroglycerin in a Transdermal Therapeutic System
Elena Roche Gamón, Jesús De la Cuadra Oyanguren, Amparo Pérez Ferriols, José Miguel Fortea Baixauli
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 544-545
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides
Dorte Lybaek and Lars Iversen
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 545-547
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Rare Case of Ossifying Granular Cell (Abrikossoff) Tumour
Kyung Ho Lee, Jae Hoon Cho, Ye Won Han, and Chul Jong Park
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 548-549
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous B-cell Lymphoma Treated with Rituximab Infusions
Lars Alexander Schneider
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 550-551
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Tuberculid of the Glans Penis
Nádia Barbosa Aires, Claudia G. Santi and Marcello M. S. Nico
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 552-553
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mucinous Eccrine Naevus Presenting with Hyperhidrosis: A Case Report
Xiao-Yong Man, Sui-Qing Cai, Ai-Hua Zhang and Min Zheng
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 554-555
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Epidermolysis Bullosa Pruriginosa due to a Glycine Substitution Mutation in the COL7A1-gene
Sigrid M.C. Broekaert, Evelin Knauss-Scherwitz, Tilo Biedermann, Gisela Metzler, Cristina Has, Jürgen Kohlhase, Martin Röcken and Martin Schaller
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 556-557
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pernio of the Hips in Young Girls Wearing Tight-fitting Jeans with a Low Waistband
Kaare Weismann and Frederik Grønhøj Larsen
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 558-559
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pedunculated Lipofibroma (Hoffmann-Zurhelle) on the Palm
Keiji Hanada, Hideya Takenaka, Jun Asai, Eiichiro Ueda, Norito Katoh and Saburo Kishimoto
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 559-560
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lichen Amyloidosus Without Itching Indicates That it is Not Secondary to Chronic Scratching
Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Javier Labandeira, Benigno Monteagudo and Jaime Toribio
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 561-562
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Successful Treatment of Azole-resistant Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidosis with Caspofungin
Melany Jayasinghe, Sibylle Schmidt, Birgit Walker, Martin Röcken and Martin Schaller
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 563-564
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