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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Microscopic Distribution of Protoporphyrin (PpIX) Fluorescence in Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma During Light-fractionated Aminolaevulinic Acid Photodynamic Therapy
Ellen R. M. de Haas, Henriette S. de Bruijn, Henricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, H. A. Martino Neumann and Dominic J. Robinson
Light fractionation in aminolaevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (PDT) of superficial basal cell carcinoma has been shown to enhance the therapeutic efficacy significantly. We have shown previously that this increase in efficacy is not simply due to an increase in the amount of protoporphyrin utilized during therapy. The present study investigated the spatial distribution of protopor¬phyrin in 32 ...
Pages: 547-554
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Prevention of Polymorphic Light Eruption with a Sunscreen of Very High Protection Level Against UVB and UVA Radiation Under Standardized Photodiagnostic Conditions
Verena Schleye, Oliver Weber, Amir Yazdi, Frauke Benedix, Klaus Dietz, Martin Röcken and Mark Berneburg
Polymorphic light eruption (PLE), with an overall prevalence of 10–20%, is mainly provoked by ultraviolet A (UVA) (320–400 nm) and to a lesser degree by UVB (280–320 nm). The most effective prophylaxis of PLE, application of UV protection clothing, is not feasible for all sun-exposed areas of the skin and UV-hardening is time-consuming and may be associated with side-effects. Most sunscreens ...
Pages: 555-560
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CLINICAL REPORT
Psoriasis and Dyslipidaemia: A Population-based Study
Jacob Dreiher, Dahlia Weitzman, Batya Davidovici, Jonathan Shapiro and Arnon D. Cohen
Previous reports demonstrated an association between psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to elucidate the association between psoriasis and dyslipidaemia. A cross-sectional study was performed utilizing a population-based database. Psoriasis patients were compared with enrollees without psoriasis regarding the prevalence of dyslipidaemia and lipid levels. Comparison of ...
Pages: 561-565
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T-cell Receptor Excision Circles (TREC) in CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell Subpopulations in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis Show Major Differences in the Emission of Recent Thymic Emigrants
Helle L. Just, Mette Deleuran, Christian Vestergaard, Bent Deleuran and Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
We used T-cell receptor excision circles (TREC) to evaluate thymic function in adult patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. We observed that men, but not women, with atopic dermatitis had a significantly faster decline in TREC content with increasing age compared with healthy men. In contrast, both men and women with psoriasis had significantly reduced TREC levels, which were, on average, ...
Pages: 566-572
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Comparison of Self-reported Skin Complaints with Objective Skin Signs Among Adolescents
Jon Anders Halvorsen, Anne Braae Olesen, Magne Thoresen, Jan-Øyvind Holm, Espen Bjertness and Florence Dalgard
Adolescents' skin problems can be studied at the population level. The aim of this study was to validate five questions on skin complaints for use in population surveys among adolescents. Of the 260 adolescents aged 18–20 years invited to participate, 217 were included in the study. The prevalence of the adolescents' self-reported complaints were higher than those found during clinical examinati ...
Pages: 573-577
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Distinctive Features of Foreskin Condylomata Acuminata Associated with Diabetes Mellitus
Xiu L. Wang, Hong W. Wang, Peter Hillemanns and Michael R. Hamblin
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that particular clinical features of foreskin condylomata acuminata in Chinese male patients are associated with diabetes. A prospective study enrolled 126 men presenting with foreskin condylomata acuminata from 2001 to 2006. Mean age was 46 years (age range 25–74 years) and mean duration of disease was 4.8 months (range 1–18 months). Patients w ...
Pages: 578-583
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CLINICAL REPORT
Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Chronic Urticaria and Positive Skin Prick Testing to Mites
Kanokvalai Kulthanan and Charussri Wachirakaphan
The aim of this study was to review chronic idiopathic urticaria patients with positive skin prick testing to mites and the clinical relevance of this positivity. Case records of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria who underwent skin prick testing during the years 2000 to 2007 were reviewed. The studied allergens included house dust mite allergens; Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and farnina ...
Pages: 584-588
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CLINICAL REPORT
A Randomized Comparison of Acitretin-narrow-band TL-01 Photo¬therapy and Acitretin-Psoralen plus Ultraviolet A for Psoriasis
Mustafa Özdemir, Burhan Engin, İbrahim Baysal and İnci Mevlitoğlu
The combination of retinoids with phototherapy en¬hances the efficacy of phototherapy and reduces the cumulative ultraviolet dose and duration of the therapy needed to treat chronic plaque psoriasis. Although TL-01 phototherapy has been used widely, there are few data about the effectiveness of the combination of acitretin with TL-01 in treatment of the disease. The aim of this study was to compa ...
Pages: 589-593
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CLINICAL REPORT
PR3-ANCA-positive Necrotizing Multi-organ Vasculitis Following Cocaine Abuse
Sven Neynaber, Nouhad Mistry-Burchardi, Christian Rust, Walter Samtleben, Walter H.C. Burgdorf, Michael Andreas Seitz, Gerald Messer and Andreas Wollenberg
A 22-year-old man with a history of cocaine abuse from 2003 to 2005 developed recurrent bleeding of the nasal septum and a progressive cough and dyspnoea. He was admitted to the intensive care unit because of fulminant pneumonia, impaired renal function and progressive general deterioration. While hospitalized, he developed cutaneous vasculitis, thrombosis of the right subclavian and right jugular ...
Pages: 594-596
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CLINICAL REPORT
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis with Multiple Calcification and Osseous Metaplasia
Yayoi Nagai, Michiko Hasegawa, Kahori Shinmi, Chikako Kishi, Yoshito Tsushima, Keigo Endo, Kazuhiko Okabe, Kazuhiro Suzuki and Osamu Ishikawa
We describe here a 50-year-old Japanese man with nephro¬genic systemic fibrosis. He had been suffering from chronic renal insufficiency and had been treated with haemodialysis. He had undergone magnetic resonance angiography using gadodiamide 7 years previously. One month after magnetic resonance angiography, he noted swelling, hotness, induration and pain in his left arm. The same symptoms gradu ...
Pages: 597-600
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CLINICAL REPORT
Sweet's Syndrome: A Retrospective Clinical, Histopathological and Immunohistochemical Analysis of 11 Cases
Monica Corazza, Maria Michela Lauriola, Alessandro Borghi, Andrea Marzola and Annarosa Virgili
The aim of this paper is to report our clinical experience of Sweet's syndrome, a severe dermatological disease which may be extremely important to recognize for the early diagnosis of a neoplastic disorder. Eleven patients affected by Sweet's syndrome, treated at the Department of Dermatology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, during 1998 to 2004, were evaluated. A retrospective analysis was ...
Pages: 601-606
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CLINICAL REPORT
Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge Syndrome: Further Delineation of the Phenotype and Genetic Considerations
Marco Castori, Salvatore Ruggieri, Luca Giannetti, Giorgio Annessi and Giovanna Zambruno
Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome is a rare ectodermal dysplasia, characterized chiefly by multiple eyelid apocrine hidrocystomas, palmo-plantar keratoderma, hypodontia, hypotrichosis and nail dystrophy. The clinical spectrum and the most likely inheritance pattern(s) have not yet been completely defined. We report here on two, unrelated patients presenting with additional, previously unreported fe ...
Pages: 607-612
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Laboratory-based Survey of Dermatophyte Infections in Denmark over a 10-year Period
Ditte Marie Saunte, Else L. Svejgaard, Merete Hædersdal, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Anders M. Jensen and Maiken C. Arendrup
Letter to the editor (Letter)
Pages: 614-616
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
HLA-B Allele Associations with Certain Drugs are not Confirmed in Japanese Patients with Severe Cutaneous Drug Reactions
Yoko Kano, Kazuhisa Hirahara, Yusuke Asano and Tetsuo Shiohara
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 616-618
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
p63 Constitutes a Useful Histochemical Marker for Differentiation of Pagetoid Bowen's Disease from Extramammary Paget's Disease
Ai Memezawa, Ryuhei Okuyama, Hachiro Tagami and Setsuya Aiba
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 619-620
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Psoriatic Skin Lesions Induced by BCG Vaccination
Kaoru Takayama, Takahiro Satoh, Miho Hayashi and Hiroo Yokozeki
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 621-622
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Chronic Graft-versus-host Disease and Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in Children: Report of Two Cases
Riccardo G. Borroni, Camilla Vassallo, Olga Ciocca, Michela Castello, Valeria Brazzelli, Marco Zecca, Franco Locatelli and Giovanni Borroni
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 623-623
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sporotrichoid Nodules Caused by Mycobacterium abscessus
Rachael Yu Lin Teo, Yong-Kwang Tay and Wee-Teng Poh
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 625-627
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Severe Cutaneous Reaction to Sorafenib: Induction of Tolerance
Carolyn Bauer, Bernhard Przybilla, Franziska Ruëff
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Pages: 627-628
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Bilateral Scrofuloderma of the Axilla Masquerading as Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hansgeorg Müller, Klaus Eisendle, Bernhard Zelger and Robert Zangerle
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 629-630
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
ILVEN: Is it Psoriasis? Debate Based on Successful Treatment with Etanercept
Regina Renner, Andreas Colsman and Michael Sticherling
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Pages: 631-632
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rapidly Growing Cobblestone-like Nodules as a Manifestation of Myeloid Sarcoma
Satoshi Nakagawa, Hachiro Tagami, Ryo Ichinohasama and Setsuya Aiba
This article does not have an abstract
Pages: 633-634
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Coincident Two Mutations and One Single Nucleotide Polymorphism of the PTCH1 Gene in a Family with Naevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
Shoko Abe, Kenji Kabashima, Jun-ichi Sakabe, Takatoshi Shimauchi, Zhang Yan, Tetsuji Okamoto, Yoshiki Tokura
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Pages: 635-636
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Possible Drug-induced Sweet's Syndrome due to Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Nicolas Kluger, Myriam Marque, Pierre-Emmanuel Stoebner, Mechel Dandurand, Laurent Meunier
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Pages: 637-638
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BOOK REVIEW
Book Review
Pages: 640-641
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BOOK REVIEW
Book Review
Page: 640
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BOOK REVIEW
Book Review
Page: 641
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