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REVIEW
Biopsychosocial Mechanisms of Chronic Itch in Patients with Skin Diseases: a Review
Elisabeth W.M. Verhoeven, Suzanne de Klerk, Floris W. Kraaimaat, Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof, Elke M.G.J. de Jong, Andrea W.M. Evers
Itch is a major feature of many skin diseases, which adversely affects patient's quality of life. Besides disease severity, psychophysiological factors have been proposed to influence the itch sensation. In this review the evidence for a biopsychosocial model of itch is described, focusing in particular on evidence for the effects of personality characteristics, external stressors, cognitive, beha ...
Pages: 211-218
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Low-dose Oral Methotrexate Induces Apoptosis of Tissue Eosinophils in Bullous Pemphigoid
Kristina Dahlman-Ghozlan, Jean-Paul Ortonne, Philippe Bahadoran, Anne Spadafora, Eija Stephansson
We have shown previously that eosinophils are abundant in blood and tissue in bullous pemphigoid and that they rapidly disappear, without sign of necrosis, during methotrexate therapy. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of apoptosis in this phenomenon. The terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP-biotin nick-end labelling method for detecting apoptosis was used, co ...
Pages: 219-222
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Skin Pigmentation Kinetics After UVB Exposure
Mette H. Ravnbak, Peter A. Philipsen, Stine R. Wiegell, Hans C. Wulf
There have been few previous studies of the kinetics of pigmentation following ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure, and these have included only fair-skinned persons. The current study investigated pigmentation increase to steady state and fading in 12 Scandinavians and 12 Indians/Pakistanis. Over a period of 3 weeks the subjects were UV-irradiated 6 times on the right side of the back and 12 times on th ...
Pages: 223-228
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Anhidrotic Effect of Intradermal Injections of Botulinum Toxin: A Comparison of Different Products and Concentrations
Alma Rystedt, Carl Swartling, Hans Naver
Botulinum toxin is used in various fields of medicine, including in the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Three products containing botulinum toxin are commercially available in Sweden; Botox®, Dysport® and Neurobloc®. In the literature dose-response has varied with respect to these 3 products. We hypothesized that the dilution level of botulinum toxin is of importance for the effect and we therefor ...
Pages: 229-233
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Itch Intensity Evaluated in the German Atopic Dermatitis Intervention Study (GADIS): Correlations with Quality of Life, Coping Behaviour and SCORAD Severity in 823 Children
Elke Weisshaar, Thomas L. Diepgen, Thomas Bruckner, Manigé Fartasch, Jörg Kupfer, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Johannes Ring, Sibylle Scheewe, Reginald Scheidt, Gerhardt Schmid-Ott, Christina Schnopp, Doris Staab, Rüdiger Szcepanski, Thomas Werfel, Marita Wittenmeier, Ulrich Wahn, Uwe Gieler
The German Atopic Dermatitis Intervention Study (GADIS), which includes 823 children and adolescents, showed that age-related educational programmes are effective in the long-term management of atopic dermatitis. We investigated whether the itch severity obtained in the scoring of atopic dermatitis (SCORAD) correlates with quality of life and coping behaviour in children and parents. There were s ...
Pages: 234-239
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CLINICAL REPORT
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis and Bone Status in Postmenopausal Women with Psoriasis Treated with UVB Therapy
Amra Osmancevic, Kerstin Landin-Wilhelmsen, Olle Larkö, Dan Mellström, Ann-Marie Wennberg, Lena Hulthén, Anne-Lene Krogstad
The aims of this study were to examine whether postmenopausal women with psoriasis who were exposed to regular ultraviolet light B (UVB) therapy had greater bone mineral density than women of similar age from the same region, and to estimate the influence of risk factors on bone status. A total of 35 randomly selected women, age (mean ± SD) 69.3 ± 6.29 years (age range 60–82 years), wi ...
Pages: 240-246
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CLINICAL REPORT
Treatment of Chronic Urticaria with Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Burhan Engin, Mustafa Özdemir, Ali Balevi, İnci Mevlitoğlu
Data regarding narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy in patients with chronic urticaria is limited. The aim of this open, controlled study was to determine whether NB-UVB is effective in treating urticaria in combination with antihistamin. A total of 81 patients with chronic urticaria were recruited, 48 of whom were randomized into the NB-UVB plus antihistamine group. The control group (n ...
Pages: 247-251
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CLINICAL REPORT
Leg Ulcer Point Prevalence can be Decreased by Broad-scale Intervention: a Follow-up Cross-sectional Study of a Defined Geographical Population
Alexandra Forssgren, Ingvor Fransson, Olle Nelzén
In 1988 a cross-sectional epidemiological study was performed in Skaraborg County, Sweden, establishing leg ulcer point prevalence. Based on the results of that study a complete change in the care of leg ulcer patients was brought into practice. The objective of this postal cross-sectional follow-up study was to evaluate the success of the new management strategy. Responding healthcare providers ...
Pages: 252-256
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Validation and Clinical Use of the CECA, a Disease-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire for Patients with Anogenital Condylomata Acuminata
Juan Jose Vilata, José A. Varela, Luis Olmos, José A. Colombo, María A. Llorens, Miguel Sainz de los Terreros, Xavier Badía
The aim of this validation study was to assess the measurement properties of the CECA (Spanish acronym for the Specific Questionnaire for Condylomata Acuminata) in patients with anogenital condylomas. A total of 247 patients aged > 18 years completed the questionnaire on 2 occasions as well as the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). The CECA questionnaire showed good internal consistency (Cronb ...
Pages: 257-262
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CLINICAL REPORT
Adrenergic Urticaria in a Patient with Anti-double-stranded DNA Antibodies
Adele Chedraoui, Imad Uthman, Ossama Abbas, Samer Ghosn
Adrenergic urticaria, a rare but distinct subtype of the physical urticarias, is characterized by wheals that are typically surrounded by a white halo of vasoconstriction, and by a positive response to intradermal adrenaline and noradrenaline injections. The pathogenesis of adrenergic urticaria is unknown. We report here a case of a 64-year-old woman with adrenergic urticaria who was found to have ...
Pages: 263-266
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Erosive Lichen Planus: Two Uncommon Cases
Carmelo Schepis, Maddalena Siragusa, Maria Lentini
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 268-270
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Efalizumab-induced Lupus-like Syndrome
Hélene Durox, Agnès Sparsa, Véronique Loustaud-Ratti, Sorilla Prey, Guillaume Gondran, Petrus Manea, Elisabeth Vidal, Christophe Bedane
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 270-271
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Acute Papulopustular Rosacea-like Eruption from Oral Parabens
Johanna H. Hagman, Agnese Ginebri, Paolo Piemonte, Pasquale Frascione
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 272-273
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Acne Inversa Treated with Infliximab: Different Outcomes in 2 Patients
Angela Antonucci, Massimino Negosanti, Luca Negosanti, Ivano Iozzo, Claudio Varotti
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 274-275
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Tinea Incognito Hidden under Apparently Treatment-resistant Pemphigus Foliaceus
Emmanuella Guenova, Wolfram Hoetzenecker, Martin Schaller, Martin Röcken, Gerhard Fierlbeck
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 276-277
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Unusual Presentation of Orf in an Otherwise Healthy Individual
Louise S. Villadsen, Claus O.C. Zachariae
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 277-278
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Calcipotriol Used as Monotherapy or Combination Therapy with Betamethasone Dipropionate in the Treatment of Nail Psoriasis
Tien-Yi Tzung, Ching-Yin Chen, Chia-Yi Yang, Pei-Yu Lo, Ya-Hui Chen
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 279-280
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Transient and Slight Thrombocytopaenia Induced by Etanercept During Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
Giuseppe Stinco, Fabio Piccirillo, Pasquale Patrone
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 281-282
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Precursor B-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Presenting as Solitary Infiltrative Plaque in a Child
Jae Eun Choi, Hyo Hyun Ahn, Young Chul Kye, Soo Nam Kim
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 282-284
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cardiovascular Findings in Behçet's Disease
Ülker Gül, Seray Külcü Çakmak, Sinan Aydoğdu, Seçil Soylu, Müzeyyen Gönül, Arzu Kılıç
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 285-286
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Efficacy of Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist (Anakinra) on a Refractory Case of Schnitzler's Syndrome
Nicolas Kluger, Sophie Rivière, Bernard Guillot, Didier Bessis
The aim of this validation study was to assess the measurement properties of the CECA (Spanish acronym for the Specific Questionnaire for Condylomata Acuminata) in patients with anogenital condylomas. A total of 247 patients aged > 18 years completed the questionnaire on 2 occasions as well as the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). The CECA questionnaire showed good internal consistency (Cronb ...
Pages: 287-288
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Long-term Follow-up of Photodynamic Therapy for Mycosis Fungoides
Desiree Wiegleb Edström, Mari-Anne Hedblad
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 288-290
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Unusual Presentation of Trichoadenoma in an Infant
Ji Hyun Lee, Yoon Young Kim, Sun Yeong Yoon, Jeong Deuk Lee, Sang Hyun Cho
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 291-292
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Induction of Pustular Lesions During Infliximab Therapy for Crohn's Disease
Lidia Pérez-Pérez, José-Luis Caeiro, José-María Fabeiro, Francisco Allegue, Ander Zulaica
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 292-293
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Choice of Immunosuppressants and the Risk of Warts in Renal Transplant Recipients
Ozlem Dicle, Betül Parmaksizoglu, Alihan Gurkan, Murat Tuncer, Alper Demirbas, Ertan Yilmaz
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 294-295
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Potential Utility of the Tumour Marker RCAS1 for Monitoring Patients with Invasive Extramammary Paget's Disease
Yuichi Yoshida, Kaori Koga, Tessin Watanabe, Monji Koga, Akira Takahashi, Juichiro Nakayama, Osamu Yamamoto
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 296-297
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of Widespread Livedoid Vasculopathy with Pain but no Systemic Symptoms
Etsuko Okada, Yayoi Nagai, Osamu Ishikawa
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 298-299
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Erosive Pustular Dermatosis of the Scalp: A Case Treated Successfully with Isotretinoin
Bibi Øager Petersen, Anette Bygum
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 300-301
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Acute Brucellosis Presenting as Cellulitis
Alexandra Monastirli, Sophia Vamvakopoulou, Sophia Georgiou, Markos Marangos, Efi Pasmatzi, George Dimitracopoulos, Harry Bassaris, Dionysios Tsambaos
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 302-303
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Eosinophilic Fasciitis and Combined UVA1 – Retinoid – Corticosteroid Treatment: Two Case Reports
Hans O. Weber, Martin Schaller, Gisela Metzler, Martin Röcken, Mark Berneburg
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 304-306
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of Zinc Deficiency Histologically Showing Spongiform Pustules of Kogoj
Masahisa Shindo, Toshiyuki Aki, Yuichi Yoshida, Osamu Yamamoto
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 306-307
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Associated with Parapsoriasis en Plaques
Makoto Sugaya, Takaya Murai, Kunihiko Tamaki
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 308-309
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Necrosis Induced by Extravasation of Arginine Monohydrochloride
Hiroo Amano, Yayoi Nagai, Takanori Kowase, Osamu Ishikawa
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 310-311
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Pain Relief during Photodynamic Therapy of Actinic Keratoses
Christina B. Halldin, John Paoli, Carin Sandberg, Marica B. Ericson, Ann-Marie Wennberg
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 311-313
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Large Subcutaneous Abscesses Caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum Infection
Reine Moriuchi, Ken Arita, Hideyuki Ujiie, Kazuo Kodama, Tadamichi Shimizu, Hiroshi Shimizu
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 313-314
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Successful Treatment of Kimura's Disease with a 595-nm Ultra-Long Pulsed Dye Laser
Jae Eun Choi, Soo Hong Seo, Il Hwan Kim, Young Chul Kye, Sang Wook Son
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 315-316
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Giant Primary Cutaneous Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Perineum: Histological and Radiological Correlations
Toshiaki Numajiri, Kenichi Nishino, Maki Uenaka
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 316-318
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