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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Homozygous Missense Mutation in the ECM1 Gene in Chinese Siblings with Lipoid Proteinosis
Beibei Han , Xinglian Zhang , Qiang Liu , Xixue Chen , Xuejun Zhu
Lipoid proteinosis is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the glycoprotein extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1). We report here mutation analysis of the ECM1 gene in a Chinese family with lipoid proteinosis. A 10-year-old boy presented with a hoarse voice, acneiform scars and yellow skin nodules, as well as beaded eyelid papules and a thickened sublingual frenulum. Skin biopsy showed widespre ...
Pages: 387-389
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Serotonergic Mechanisms in Human Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Husameldin El-Nour , Lena Lundeberg , Nada Abdelmagid , Sol-Britt Lonne-Rahm , Efrain C. Azmitia , Klas Nordlind
Expression of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT), 5-HT receptors 1A (5-HT1AR) and 2A, and serotonin transporter protein (SERT) was studied in positive epicutaneous reactions to nickel sulphate in nickel-allergic patients, at 72 h post-challenge with the antigen. In addition, the effects of 5-HT2AR agonist 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodo­amphetamine (DOI), and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( ...
Pages: 390-396
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Videoconferencing Journal Club for Dermatology Residency Training: An Attitude Study
Hyo Hyun Ahn, Jeong Eun Kim, Na Young Ko, Soo Hong Seo, Soo Nam Kim and Young Chul Kye
The use of videoconferencing as a teaching modality in dermatology is not widespread. The objectives of this study were to introduce the videoconferencing format to dermatology journal clubs and to determine its effects on the training and satisfaction of house officers (residents). Ten dermatology house officers participated in this study. They were being trained at three university hospitals in ...
Pages: 397-400
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CLINICAL REPORT
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda: Effects and Risk Factors for Hepatotoxicity from High-dose Chloroquine Treatment
Ingrid Rossmann-Ringdahl and Rolf Olsson
High-dose chloroquine therapy for porphyria cutanea tarda is rarely used now because of its hepatic side-effects. The mechanisms of the effects and side-effects are poorly understood. We describe here effects, side-effects and long-term follow-up in 57 patients with a first-time diagnosis of porphyria cutanea tarda treated with 1–3 phlebotomies followed by 250 mg chloroquine phosphate daily for ...
Pages: 401-405
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Long-term Treatment with 0.1% Tacrolimus Ointment in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis: Results of a Two-year, Multicentre, Non-comparative Study
Sakari Reitamo , Jean-Paul Ortonne , Carsten Sand , Jan Bos , Frédéric Cambazard , Thomas Bieber , Christian Grønhøj Larsen , Malcolm Rustin , Regina Fölster-Holst , Marie Schuttelaar
Atopic dermatitis often requires long-term treatment. This European, multicentre, non-comparative, 24-month, follow-up study investigated the efficacy and safety of 0.1% tacrolimus ointment applied to adults with atopic dermatitis. Patients (n = 672) applied a thin layer of 0.1% tacrolimus ointment twice daily for 3 weeks to all affected body areas. After 3 weeks, ointment was applied once dai ...
Pages: 406-412
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Narrowband UVB and PUVA in the Treatment of Mycosis Fungoides: A Retrospective Study
Kashif Ahmad, Sarah Rogers, Paul David McNicholas and Paul Collins
Psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) is widely used as first-line therapy for treatment of mycosis fungoides. Narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) has also been shown to be effective for treatment of early mycosis fungoides. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the response to treatment and relapse-free interval for PUVA and NB-UVB therapies in mycosis fungoides. Forty patients were treat ...
Pages: 413-417
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Early Disseminated Borreliosis with Multiple Erythema Migrans and Elevated Liver Enzymes: Case Report and Literature Review
Frauke Benedix, Benjamin Weide, Sigrid Broekaert and Gisela Metzler, Julia-Stefanie Frick, Walter H.C. Burgdorf, Martin Röcken and Martin Schaller
A 69-year-old man presented with multiple livid maculae and infiltrated urticarial plaques, as well as elevated liver enzymes. Based on typical clinical picture, histopatho­logy and positive PCR from a skin biopsy, we diagnosed an early disseminated infection with Borrelia afzelii presenting with multiple erythema migrans (erythemata migrantia) and a subclinical hepatitis. During antibiotic treat ...
Pages: 418-421
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Ulcerous Lesions Disclosing Cutaneous Infection with Fusarium solani
Lidia Pérez-Pérez, Manuel Pereiro, Jr., Dolores Sánchez-Aguilar and Jaime Toribio
Fusarium spp. are emergent opportunistic moulds capable of producing life-threatening diseases, usually in immunocompromised hosts. When they infect immuno­competent patients, they usually cause localized diseases. We describe here a case of cutaneous fusariosis in a patient with a medical history of diabetes mellitus and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who presented with two painful lesions on her left ...
Pages: 422-424
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Concomitant Sweet’s Syndrome and Relapsing Polychondritis
Christian Vestergaard , Henrik Soelvsten , Mette Ramsing , Erik Sommer Hansen , Mette Deleuran
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Pages: 426-427
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-caesarean Scar Endometriosis
Iria Neri , Michela Tabanelli , Emi Dika , Gaspari Valeria , Annalisa Patrizi
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Pages: 428-429
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Sporotrichosis Following Mesotherapy for Arthrosis
Reyes Gamo, Antonio Aguilar, Marisol Cuétara, Olga Gonzalez-Valle, Mahmoud Houmani, Luis Martín and Miguel A. Gallego
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Pages: 430-431
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A Case of Malignant Melanoma Arising From an Acquired Agminated Melanocytic Naevus
Maria Teresa Corradin , Mauro Alaibac , Anna Belloni Fortina
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Pages: 432-433
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Bullous Lesions at Polyethylene Glycol Interferon-alpha-2a Inoculation Site in a Hepatitis C Virus-infected Subject
M. Antonietta Montesu, Valentina Siddi, Rosanna Satta, Caterina Pirodda and Francesca Cottoni
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Pages: 433-434
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Clearance of Recurrent, Classical Kaposi’s Sarcoma Using Multiple Paclitaxel Treatments
Rinko Osawa , Naoko Kato , Teruki Yanagi , Naoko Yamane
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 435-436
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Psoriasiform Eruption Associated with Graft-versus-Host Disease
Yoshio Kawakami, Noritaka Oyama, Koichiro Nakamura, Fumio Kaneko, Atsushi Kikuta and Hitoshi Suzuki
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 436-438
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A Case of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: an Underdiagnosed Condition in Dermatology
Eri Araki, Miki Tanioka, Yoshiki Miyachi and Atsushi Utani
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Pages: 440-441
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Widespread Vitiligo After Erythroderma Caused by Nevirapine in a Patient with AIDS
Mercedes Ramírez-Hernández, Berta Sánchez-Sierra and Jorge A. Martínez-Escribano
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 442-442
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Primary Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Presenting as a Whitlow
Francisco Allegue, Marta Pérez de Lis and Roberto Perez-Álvarez
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Pages: 443-444
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Metastasizing Squamous Cell Carcinomas in a Patient Treated With Extracorporeal Photopheresis for Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
Wolfram Hoetzenecker , Frauke Benedix , Florian Woelbing , Amir Yazdi , Helmut Breuninger , Med Martin Röcken , Mark Berneburg
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 445-446
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A Rapidly Growing Squamous Cell Carcinoma or Keratoacanthoma or Both?
Dagmar Wilsmann-Theis , Jörg Wenzel , Hilke H. Betten , Guido Kukuk , Thomas Bieber , Monika H. Schmid-Wendtner
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 447-448
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Combination of Acitretin and Oral Calcitriol for Treatment of Plaque-type Psoriasis
Gemma Martín Ezquerra, Manuel Sánchez Regaña and Pau Umbert Millet
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 449-450
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Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetonide for Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei
Hideo Tokunaga, Ryuhei Okuyama, Hachiro Tagami and Setsuya Aiba
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Pages: 451-452
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Cutaneous Pseudolymphoma Following Administration of Lornoxicam
Nikolaos G. Stavrianeas , Alexander C. Katoulis , Evangelia Bozi , Eugenia Toumbis-Ioannou , Antonios I. Kanelleas , Michael Makris , Dimitrios Kalogeromitros , Ioannis Panayiotides
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Pages: 453-455
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