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Atopic Dermatitis: A Skin Barrier Disease
Torbjörn Egelrud
Co-Editor
Pages: 483-484
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DEBATE ARTICLE
Changes in European Legislation Make it Timely to Introduce a Transparent Market Surveillance System for Cosmetics
Marie Lodén, Louise Ungerth, Jørgen Serup
Marketing of cosmetics often makes strong claims linked to active ingredients. This is especially so for anti-ageing products, where the presentation and content of “active” ingredients may create new difficulties in their classification as cosmetics or medicinal products. A recent change in European legislation classifies a product as medicinal by virtue of its “function”, in addition to ...
Pages: 485-492
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Urticarial Dermographism: Clinical Features and Response to Psychosocial Stress
Joanna Wallengren, Anders Isaksson
Studies report that urticarial dermographism is exacerbated by “life events” and emotions. The aim of this study was to determine what aspects of life quality are affected by symptomatic dermographism and whether acute stress is a potential triggering factor. A total of 21 adult patients with urticarial dermographism completed a questionnaire on symptoms and quality of life. Twelve patients ag ...
Pages: 493-498
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Analysis of SPINK 5, KLK 7 and FLG Genotypes in a French Atopic Dermatitis Cohort
Thomas Hubiche, Cécile Ged, Antoine Benard, Christine Léauté-Labrèze, Ken McElreavey, Hubert de Verneuil, Alain Taïeb, Franck Boralevi
The role of a genetically impaired epidermal barrier as a major predisposing factor in the pathogenesis of atopic disorders is currently under closer investigation. Variants on three candidate genes (SPINK5, KLK7 and FLG) have been associated with atopic dermatitis. A functional relevance has already been established for filaggrin variants, but not for SPINK5 and KLK7 polymorphisms. The objectives ...
Pages: 499-505
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CLINICAL REPORT
Psoriasis and the Metabolic Syndrome
Arnon D. Cohen, Harel Gilutz, Yaakov Henkin, Doron Zahger, Jonathan Shapiro, Dan Y. Bonneh and Daniel A.Vardy
Previous reports have shown a possible association be­tween psoriasis and obesity, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension or diabetes mellitus. However, most of these studies were uncontrolled and were based on small sample sizes. We therefore investigated the association between psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome in a case control study. Case patients were defined as patients with a diagnosis o ...
Pages: 506-509
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CLINICAL REPORT
Underlying Diseases and Co-factors in Patients with Severe Chronic Pruritus: a 3-year Retrospective Study
Franz Sommer, Peter Hensen, Barbara Böckenholt, Dieter Metze, Thomas A. Luger and Sonja Ständer
Chronic pruritus is a symptom of many diseases, with studies pending investigating its prevalence or incidence. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of the underlying diseases in a large number of patients. A total of 263 patients (110 men, 153 women; age range 8–95 years; mean 55.9 years) were included in the study. The following data were collected from patients presenting ...
Pages: 510-516
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CLINICAL REPORT
Fixed Drug Eruption: Primary Site Involvement on Maximal Points of Head’s Zones
Esen Özkaya
The principles behind the primary localization of lesions in fixed drug eruption are still unknown. Studies investigating the predilection areas indicated drug-related, trauma-related or inflammation-related specific site involvement in fixed drug eruption. This study presents new findings of primary site involvement on the maximal points of Head’s zones. In the 3 cases reported here, fixed drug ...
Pages: 517-520
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CLINICAL REPORT
Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy: Report of Two Cases
Nádia Barbosa Aires, Mírian N. Sotto and Marcello M. S. Nico
Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy is a recently described fibrosing disorder that emerges in different settings of renal insufficiency. The degree and cause of the underlying renal impairment seem not to be related to the severity of the nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy. Lesions are typically symmetrical and usually develop on the limbs and trunk. These are characterized by skin-­coloured to eryth ...
Pages: 521-524
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CLINICAL REPORT
Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells’ Syndrome) in Association with Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy
Regina Renner, Friederike Kauer, Regina Treudler, Dietger Niederwieser, Jan C. Simon
Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome) is an uncommon inflammatory disease with clinical polymorphism. It is often associated with infectious, allergic or myeloproliferative diseases; however, the exact aetiology is unknown. This report describes a rare case of eosinophilic cellulitis in association with angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy. The typical skin findings of Wells‘ syndrome disapp ...
Pages: 525-528
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CLINICAL REPORT
Mycosis Fungoides in Childhood: Description and Study of Two Siblings
Camilla Vasalo, Valeria Brazzeli, Enza Cestone, Michela Castelo, Olga Cioca, Riccardo Giovanni Boroni, Miryam Martinetti and Giovanni Boroni
Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are exceedingly rare in children and adolescents. However, mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most frequent primary cutaneous lymphoma diagnosed in childhood. Two cases of MF in siblings (a 14-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister) are reported. On the basis of clinical features (histopathological and immunophenotypical findings) a diagnosis of MF patch lesions was ...
Pages: 529-532
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CLINICAL REPORT
A Case of Generalized Eruptive Histiocytosis
Beatriz Fernández-Jorge, Jaime Goday-Buján, Jesús del Pozo Losada, Roberto Àlvarez-Rodríguez, Eduardo Fonseca
Histiocytoses are a heterogeneous group of diseases, characterized by the accumulation of reactive or neo­plastic histiocytes in various tissues. Generalized eruptive histiocytosis belongs to cutaneous non-Langerhans’ cell histiocytoses and is a rare, generalized, self-healing disorder that usually follows a benign clinical course. Herein, we report a case of generalized eruptive histiocytosis ...
Pages: 533-536
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Psoriasis and Somatostatin in Serum
Benedikte Geisner, Jørn Skavland, Jan A. Marcusson, Olle Johansson and Said Elsayed
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 538-539
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In Vitro Activity of Artemisia abrotanum Extracts Against Malassezia Spp., Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus
Kristoffer Brodin, Hormoz Alahyar, Thomas Hedner, Olov Sterner, Jan Faergemann
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 540-542
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Median Raphe Cyst with Ciliated Cells of the Penis
Kaori Koga, Yuichi Yoshida, Monji Koga, Morishige Takeshita, Juichiro Nakayama
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 542-543
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Periorbital Ecchymoses Are Not Pathognomonic of the Light-chain Type of Amyloidosis
Olivier Outteryck , Tanya Stojkovic , David Launay , Brigitte Meignie-Ramon , Patrick Vermersch
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 544-545
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Idiopathic Localized Involutional Lipoatrophy: A Lupus Profunds-like Condition
Julie Cendras, Luc Durand and Olivier Dereure
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 546-547
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Wegener’s Granulomatosis Mimicking Facial Granulomatous Rosacea: A Separate Subset?
Olivier Dereure, Didier Bessis, Luc Durand andBernard Guillot
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 548-549
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A Case of Metastatic Eccrine Porocarcinoma
Jung-Wook Kim, Jeong-Hoon Park, Mi Seon Kang, Deborah Lee, Seon-Wook Hwang, Sung-Wook Park
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 550-552
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris Successfully Treated with Infliximab
Diana P. Ruiz-Genao, Jose Luis Lopez-Estebaranz, Elena Naz-Villalba, Reyes Gamo-Villegas, Leticia Calzado-Villarreal, Fernando Pinedo Moraleda
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 552-553
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Low Prevalence of High-risk HPV in Older Women Not Attending Organized Cytological Screening: A Pilot Study
Ingrid Wikström, Harriet Stenvall, Erik Wilander
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 554-555
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Dowling-Degos Disease with Asymmetrical Axillary Distribution and No KRT 5 Exon 1 Mutation
Akihiko Asahina , Norihisa Ishii , Hiromichi Kai , Mizuho Yamamoto , Hideki Fujita
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 556-557
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Erythema Multiforme Following Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Case Report and Literature Review
Katharina Wiedemeyer, Alexander Enk and Uta Jappe
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 559-561
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Grover’s Disease in a Patient Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis with Resolution After Renal Transplant
Beatriz González-Sixto , Elena Rosón , Carlos De La Torre , Ignacio Garcia-Doval , Manuel Cruces
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 561-562
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Novel and Recurrent KIND1 Mutations in Two Patients with Kindler Syndrome and Severe Mucosal Involvement
A. Tülin Mansur, Nursel H. Elcioglu, Ikbal E. Aydıngöz, A. Deniz Akkaya, Zehra Asiran Serdar, Corinna Herz, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman and Cristina Has
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 563-565
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INDEX
INDEX VOL. 87, 2007:
Reviewers
The following persons have generously given time and effort in critically reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication.
I thank them all for their excellent help.

Anders Vahlquist
Editor-in-Chief
Pages: 566-567
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INDEX
Index vol. 87:
AUTHORS
Pages: 567-569
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