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IN THIS ISSUE
A Piece in the Big Jigsaw: AIF-1’s Role in Skin Inflammation
Professor Torbjörn Egelrud
Co-Editor
Pages: 194-195
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IN THIS ISSUE
Moles in Pregnancy; the Dog That Didn’t Bark?
Professor Jonathan Rees
Section Editor
Page: 195
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REVIEW
Urticaria: Current Opinions about Etiology, Diagnosis and Therapy
Torsten Zuberbier and Marcus Maurer ,
In the last few decades an increasing understanding of the pathomechanisms involved in urticaria has highlight­ed the heterogeneity of different subtypes. According to the new European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology/Global Allergy and Asthma European Network/European Dermatology Forum (EAACI/GA²LEN/ EDF) guidelines, urticaria subtypes can be grouped into spontaneous urticaria, wh ...
Pages: 196-205
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REVIEW
Intravenous Immunoglobulin: Properties, Mode of Action and Practical Use in Dermatology
Christa Prins, Erwin W. Gelfand and Lars E French
Since they were first administered to patients with antibody deficiency disorders over 50 years ago, human intravenous immunoglobulin preparations have been used successfully to treat a rapidly increasing number of auto­immune and inflammatory disorders, among which are a series of cutaneous autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. These include dermatomyositis, Kawasaki’s disease, a number of aut ...
Pages: 206-218
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Human Papilloma Virus in Skin, Mouth and Uterine Cervix in Female Renal Transplant Recipients With or Without a History of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Peter Nordin, Bengt Göran Hansson, Carita Hansson, Ingemar Blohmè, Olle Larkö and Kristin Andersson
Some human papillomaviruses are thought to be associated with skin cancer. In this pilot study, 21 female renal transplant carriers, 10 with a history of skin squamous cell carcinoma and 11 without, together with 9 age-matched healthy women were investigated for human papillomavirus DNA in sun-exposed (forehead) and less sun-exposed (buttock) skin, mouth and uterine cervix. Paraffin-embedded tumou ...
Pages: 219-222
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Expression of Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 in Inflammatory Skin Disorders
Christina Orsmark, Tiina Skoog, L. Jeskanen, Juha Kere and Ulpu Saarialho-Kere
Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) is an evolutionarily conserved, inflammatory protein produced by activated macrophages during chronic transplant rejection and in inflammatory brain lesions. Since T-cell-mediated inflammation is common to various dermatoses and noth­ing is known about AIF-1 in skin, we studied its protein expression at the tissue level and regulation in monocytic cell line ...
Pages: 223-227
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Serum Antioxidant Capacity in Polymorphic Light Eruption
Marcella Guarrera and Alfredo Rebora
Polymorphic light eruption is one of the few dermato­logical diseases in which some antioxidants have been said to be reduced in both the epidermis and the blood. This study measured the hydrosoluble antioxidant capacity in the serum of patients with polymorphic light er­uption, using a commercially available kit. All patients were tested in winter, in order to avoid the influence of exposure to ...
Pages: 228-230
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Spectrophotometric Analysis of Melanocytic Naevi During Pregnancy
Yvonne Wyon, Ingrid Synnerstad, Mats Fredrikson and Inger Rosdahl
Malignant melanoma is the most common cancer during pregnancy, but it is unknown whether melanocytic naevi in general are activated. A total of 381 melanocytic naevi in 34 Caucasian primigravidae were examined using spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIAscopy) technology in early pregnancy and prior to delivery. The Siagraphs of each naevus were then compared in order to evaluate changes ...
Pages: 231-237
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CLINICAL REPORT
Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma – Comparing the Diagnostic Methods of SIAscopy and Dermoscopy
Karin Terstappen, Olle Larkö and Ann-Marie Wennberg
"Pigmented basal cell carcinomas can be difficult to distinguish clinically from melanoma. Dermoscopy has proven to be useful in the differential diagnosis of the two tumour types. SIAscopy (Spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis) is a fairly new technique of imaging pigmented skin lesions that has been presented previously as a useful tool in diagnosing melanoma. The aim of this study was to ...
Pages: 238-242
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
High Prevalence of Oncogenic Human Papilloma Virus in Women Not Attending Organized Cytological Screening
Harriet Stenvall, Ingrid Wikström and Erik Wilander
Since the introduction of organized cytological screening in Sweden, most women currently presenting with cervical cancer are those who have not attended the programme and who have no cytological screening history. The aims of this study were: (i) to measure the response rate among women not attending organized cytological screening who were offered a device for self-sampling a vaginal smear at ho ...
Pages: 243-245
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Clinical and Microbiological Comparisons of Isotretinoin vs. Tetracycline in Acne Vulgaris
Cristina Oprica, Lennart Emtestam, Lena Hagströmer and Carl Erik Nord
The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and microbiological effect on Propionibacterium acnes of oral tetracycline plus topical adapalene vs. oral isotretinoin in moderate to severe acne vulgaris. Male and female acne patients with moderate or severe inflammatory disease were enrolled and assigned randomly to 6 months of treat­ment with oral tetracycline hydrochloride plus topical adapa ...
Pages: 246-254
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Health-related Quality of Life and Nail Disorders
Stefano Tabolli, Livia Alessandroni, Jeanette Gaido, Francesca Sampogna, Cristina Di Pietro and Damiano Abeni
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurements in clinical practice ensure that treatment and evaluations focus on the patient rather than the disease. To verify whether these measurements are also relevant in a minor dermatological disease and whether a generic routine assessment is sufficient to capture different aspects of quality of life, we studied patients affected by nail disorders. ...
Pages: 255-259
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sera from Patients with Palmoplantar Pustulosis Show Immunoreactivity Against Endothelial Cells
Eva Hagforsen1, Håkan Hedstrand1, Johan Rönnelid2, Bo Nilsson2 and Gerd Michaëlsson1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 261-263
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Chronic Urticaria and Mild Arthritis Associated with Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: Successful Treatment with L-Thyroxine
Marcin Milchert, Jacek Fliciński, Lidia Ostanek and Marek Brzosko*
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 263-264
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Infliximab: A Novel Treatment Option for Refractory Orofacial Granulomatosis
Wiebke K. Peitsch, Nicole Kemmler, Sergij Goerdt and Matthias Goebeler*
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 265-266
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Safe Usage of Isotretinoin in a Woman with Latent Acute Intermittent Porphyria
Elin Storjord1, Ole-Lars Brekke2 and Erik Waage Nielsen1,3
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 267-268
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
G-CSF-Producing Giant Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): Changes in Serum G-CSF in Parallel with SCC Antigen
Takeshi Nara, Hanako Atsuta, Naoto Koizumi, Hideya Takenaka, Norito Katoh and Saburo Kishimoto
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 269-270
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Allergic Contact Dermatitis from Luliconazole: Implication of the Dithioacetal Structure
Tomoko Tanaka, Takahiro Satoh and Hiroo Yokozeki
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 271-272
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Late Onset of Cardiac Tumour in Naevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma (Gorlin) Syndrome
Nicolas Kluger1, Isabelle Marco-Baertich2 and Bernard Guillot1*
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 272-273
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Multifocal Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a New Clinical Presentation of the Disease
Mario Maniscalco1, Giuseppe Noto2, Leonardo Zichichi3 and Stefano Veraldi4,*
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 275-276
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Generalized Pruritus Revealing Hereditary Haemochromatosis
Nicolas Kluger1, Nadia Raison-Peyron1*, Hélène Rigole2, Didier Bessis1, François Blanc2 and Bernard Guillot1
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 277-0
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rowell Syndrome with Palmoplantar Involvement and Suspected Epitope Spreading
Alessandra Marini1, Heike Draeger1, Matthias Schneider2, Andrea Niedermeier3, Michael Hertl3, Thomas Ruzicka1 and Ulrich R. Hengge1*
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 278-280
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Striking Effect of the IL-1 Receptor Antagonist Anakinra in Chronic Urticarial Rash with Polyclonal Increase in IgA and IgG
Regina Treudler, Friederike Kauer and Jan Christoph Simon
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 280-281
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Acquired Primary Syphilis on a Child’s Lip
Silvano Menni
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 284-0
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ERRATUM
Erratum
In: Yalccin B, Tamer E, Gur G, Oztas P, Polat MU, Alli N. Neurofibromatosis 1/Noonan syndrome associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and vitiligo. Acta Derm Venereol. 2006; 86: 80–81 the first author name is incorrect. The correct name is as follows: Yalcin B.
Page: 286
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Erratum
In: Chen Y-J, Wu C-Y, Shen J-L. In Predicting Factors of Interstitial Lung Disease in Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis. Acta Derm Venereol 2007; 87: 33–38 the corresponding author is incorrect. The correct corresponding author and address is as follows: Chun-Ying Wu, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung 407, Taiwan, E-mail: yjchenmd@vghtc.gov.tw.
Page: 286
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ERRATUM
Erratum
In: Rivers JJ, Wolf J. Assessing clinically meaningful end points for the management of actinic keratosis with diclofenac 3% gel. Acta Derm Venereol. 2007; 87: 188–189 the first authors name is incorrect. The correct name is as follows: Rivers JK.
On p. 189 the meaning ".....3% diclofenac in 2.5% hyaluronic acid" is incorrect. The correct words is as follows:".....diclofenac 3% gel ...
Page: 286
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