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IN THIS ISSUE
In This Issue: Choosing Treatments for Patients: The Not so Simple Case of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Jonathan Rees
Anybody interested in asking how we should treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) should read the review paper from Mosterd et al. in this issue of the journal (p. 454–458). This article, from Kelleners-Smeet’s Maastricht group, provides for some readers, if not for the authors, a fascinating case history of the deficiencies of the evidence-based medicine (EBM) movement (1). Let me first describe th ...
Pages: 450-452
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IN THIS ISSUE
Should we use Body Mass Index to Predict Disease Onset and Severity in Psoriasis?
Luigi Naldi, MD
In this issue of Acta Dermato-Venereology (p. 492–497), Katarina Wolk and co-workers, present data from a population-based case-control study showing a statistically significant positive association between body mass index (BMI) and onset of plaque psoriasis. In the study, a higher BMI was also associated with higher psoriasis activity, as judged by considering the Psoriasis Area Severity Index ...
Page: 452
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EDITORIAL
News and Views from the Editor
Anders Vahlquist
Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) statistics in June 2009 show, very encouragingly, that the impact factor of Acta Dermato-Venereologica for 2008 has risen to 2.456 and that, as a consequence, our journal is now ranked among the top nine dermatological journals in the world. The increase in impact factor (see Fig. 1 for a yearly comparison and Table I for a list of the 15 highest ranking ...
Page: 453
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REVIEW
Histology-based Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Klara Mosterd, Aimee H.M.M. Arits, Monique R.T. Thissen, Nicole W.J. Kelleners-Smeets
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer and its incidence is still rising. In recent years, new treatment modalities have been developed and existing modalities refined. The aim of this article is to give a histology-based overview of the available evidence-based research. The literature was searched for randomized controlled trials from which the efficacy of investigated treat ...
Pages: 454-458
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Sterile Trauma to Normal Human Dermis Invariably Induces IL1beta, IL6 and IL8 in an Innate Response to “Danger”
Florence Sjögren, Chris Anderson
Microdialysis allows the study of the local production and temporal resolution of cytokines in living skin. Samples were taken from the normal skin of 10 healthy subjects for 24–28 h after insertion of a concentric microdialysis catheter, and analysed with a Luminex bead-based assay. Interleukin-1 beta (IL1b), IL6 and IL8 were seen in all subjects at all time-points after the first hour. Levels ...
Pages: 459-465
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Immunotherapy with Wasp Venom is Accompanied by Wide-ranging Immune Responses That Need Further Exploration
Jochen Brasch, Tzanka Maidusch
Immunotherapy with wasp allergen leads to a variety of specific immunological changes. It is unknown, however, whether unspecific effects also occur, and which parameter shifts might indicate treatment success. Therefore, data of patients who had completed immunotherapy with wasp venom were analysed retrospectively for a change in the following parameters after therapy: threshold of skin tests wit ...
Pages: 466-469
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Sunbed Use in German Adults: Risk Awareness Does Not Correlate With Behaviour
Sven Schneider, Susanne Zimmermann, Katharina Diehl, Eckhardt W. Breitbart, Rüdiger Greinert
In Europe, little is known about the prevalence of indoor tanning. The aims of this study were therefore to estimate the prevalence of sunbed use and to identify risk groups and motives in a population-based survey. The cross-sectional “SUN-Study 2008” (“Sunbed-Use: Needs for Action-Study 2008”) was conducted in 2008. A total of 500 adults, aged 18–45 years, were randomly selected and as ...
Pages: 470-475
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Psoriasis May Not Be an Independent Predictor for the Use of Cardiovascular and Anti-diabetic Drugs: A 5-year Prevalence Study
Marlies Wakkee, Willemijn Meijer, H.A. Martino Neumann, Ron M.C. Herings, Tamar Nijsten
Most studies investigating the association between psoriasis and cardiovascular disease have shown a significant relationship. This comparison study investigated the association between psoriasis and prevalent use of cardiovascular drugs. Drug exposure data for 1998 to 2006 were extracted from the Dutch PHARMO-Record Linkage System database. Psoriasis patients were selected using an algorithm of h ...
Pages: 476-483
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antibiotic Resistance in Paris, 2005 to 2007: Implications for Treatment Guidelines
David Farhi, Claire Hotz, Hélène Poupet, Philippe Gerhardt, Philippe Morand, Claire Poyart, Patrice Sednaouri, Marie-Françoise Avril, Nicolas Dupin
Quinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae rates have increased worldwide since 1994. The objective of this study was to appraise: (i) the antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a venereology clinic in Paris, between 2005 and 2007; and (ii) the factors associated with quinolone-resistant N. gonorrhoeae. A prospective study of consecutive cases was performed for the period 2005 to ...
Pages: 484-487
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Subjective Disease Perception and Symptoms of Depression in Relation to Healthcare-seeking Behaviour in Patients with Rosacea
Kristi Abram, Helgi Silm, Heidi-Ingrid Maaroos, Marje Oona
Many patients with rosacea do not seek medical care. The aim of this study was to find predictors for health­care-seeking behaviour among patients with rosacea. The study subjects were 70 consecutive patients attending a dermatologist (seekers) and 56 subjects with rosacea symptoms selected randomly from among the working population (non-seekers). All subjects completed an Estonian Mood Scale q ...
Pages: 488-491
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CLINICAL REPORT
Excessive Body Weight and Smoking Associates with a High Risk of Onset of Plaque Psoriasis
Katarina Wolk, Lotus Mallbris, Per Larsson, Andreas Rosenblad, Eva Vingård, Mona Ståhle
Accumulating evidence indicates that body weight, alcohol and smoking are associated with psoriasis. However, these factors have scarcely been investigated in relation to onset and disease activity at onset of psoriasis. A population-based case-control study was performed including 373 cases with onset of first-time plaque psoriasis within 12 months and matched healthy controls. Psoriasis activity ...
Pages: 492-497
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CLINICAL REPORT
Educational Multidisciplinary Training Programme for Patients with Chronic Pruritus
Anja Bathe, Uwe Matterne, Markus Dewald, Tilman Grande and Elke Weisshaar
Chronic pruritus (> 6 weeks) is a worldwide symptom and a burden in many dermatological, systemic and psychosomatic/psychiatric diseases. Patients with chronic pruritus frequently endure a long and complicated disease course, failure of therapy and a substantial reduction in quality of life. Psychological mechanisms may be involved in eliciting and coping with chronic pruritus. Treatment of prurit ...
Pages: 498-501
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CLINICAL REPORT
Leg Ulceration in Chronic Venous Insufficiency Caused by an Absent Inferior Vena Cava
Hiroo Amano, Yayoi Nagai, Yukie Endo, Tomoko Iwasaki, Osamu Ishikawa
We report here the case of a 55-year-old Japanese man with a one-year history of multiple ulcers on the left crural region. He had had pronounced varicose veins on both legs and the abdominal region for 35 years. Computed tomography images of the thoracic and abdominal regions showed the absence of an inferior vena cava, with pronounced dilatation of paravertebral venous plexus, cutaneous and azyg ...
Pages: 502-504
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CLINICAL REPORT
Latent Dystrophic Subcutaneous Calcification in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Shown Tokoro, Takahiro Satoh, Yoshiko Okubo, Ken Igawa and Hiroo Yokozeki
Dystrophic calcification in the skin occurs in association with a variety of disorders. To determine the association between subcutaneous calcification and chronic venous insufficiency, X-ray examinations were performed in 20 patients with chronic venous insufficiency and in 20 control subjects to detect latent calcification in their lower legs. Of the 20 patients, 13 (65%) had subcutaneous calcif ...
Pages: 505-508
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CLINICAL REPORT
Generalized Leukaemia Cutis from a Small Cell Variant of T-cell Prolymphocytic Leukaemia Presenting with Exfoliative Dermatitis
Ki-Heon Jeong, Bark-Lynn Lew, Woo-Young Sim
T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia (T-PLL) is a rare, aggressive neoplasm of mature T lymphocytes. The small cell variant occurs in approximately 20% of T-PLL patients. The skin findings of leukaemia consist of leukaemia-specific skin lesions, which are infiltrated by leukaemia cells, and non-specific lesions. The former type of lesion signifies leukaemia cutis. Leukaemia cutis presents clinically as ...
Pages: 509-512
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
In vitro Activity of Chlorhexidine and Pentane-1,5-diol and their Combination on Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium acnes
Nahid Karami, Mikael Alsterholm, Jan Faergemann
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 514-515
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Human Papilloma Virus Tests of Normal Cervical Smears Collected Prior to the Development of Squamous Carcinoma. A Pilot Study
Eva Bengtsson, Monica Lindell, Ingrid Wikström, Erik Wilander
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 516-517
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Persistent Expression of CD26/DPPIV After Treatment with Infliximab in Psoriasis Despite Clinical Improvement
Rosanne G. van Lingen, Piet E.J. van Erp, Marieke M.B. Seyger, Elke M.G.J. de Jong, Roelie T. de Boer-van Huizen, Rieke JB Driessen, Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 518-520
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Severe Rosacea in a Patient on Infliximab for Ulcerative Colitis: Pathophysiological Considerations
Maria Kosmidou, Georgios Gaitanis, Katon Nomikos, Aikaterini Zioga, Konstantinos Katsanos, Ioannis D. Bassukas and Epameinondas Tsianos
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 522-523
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Successful Treatment of Therapy-resistant Pruritus in Lichen Amyloidosis with Menthol
Martha Frölich, Alexander Enk, Thomas L. Diepgen, Elke Weisshaar
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 524-526
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Petrified Ear – A Case of Calcinosis Cutis
Elena Vargas Laguna, Antonio Aguilar Martinez, Fernando Burgos
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 526-527
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lipoid Proteinosis: Identification of Two Novel Mutations in the Human ECM-1 Gene and Lack of Genotype-Phenotype Correlation
Liran Horev, Uwe Wollina, Tamara Potikha, Ariela Hafner, Arieh Ingber, Lu Liu, John A McGrath and Abraham Zlotogorski
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 528-529
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Acquired Reactive Perforating Collagenosis Successfully Treated with Narrow-band Ultraviolet B
Sumiyuki Mii, Rie Yotsu, Rika Hayashi, Harumi Harada, Hikaru Eto
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 530-531
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Secondary Amyloidosis Manifesting as Bilateral Blepharoedema
Hideki Maejima, Kouju Kamata, Kensei Katsuoka and Toshihiro Matsui
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 532-533
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Primary Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Leg Type in an Elderly Man with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Encephalopathy
Tamihiro Kawakami, Masako Mizoguchi and Yoshinao Soma
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 534-535
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Combs and Hair-trimming Tools as Reservoirs for Dermatophytes in Juvenile Tinea Capitis
Mårten C.G. Winge, Erja Chryssanthou, Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 536-537
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Blue Pseudochromhidrosis Secondary to Topiramate Treatment
Emeline Castela, Pierre Thomas, Valérie Bronsard, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Jean-Paul Ortonne, Thierry Passeron
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 538-539
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Precursor B-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma with only Cutaneous Involvement
Tamihiro Kawakami, Satoko Kimura, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Kensuke Kondo, Yoshinao Soma
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 540-541
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Successful Treatment of Jessner’s Lymphocytic Infiltration of the Skin with Methotrexate
Rasa Laurinaviciene, Ole Clemmensen, Anette Bygum
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 542-543
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Metastasis of Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma Presenting as a Solitary Nodule on the Umbilical Area
Woo Jin Lee, Seong Min Kang, Chong Hyun Won, Sung Eun Chang, Mi Woo Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Kee Chan Moon
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 544-545
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hyperpigmentation of the Face Following Adalimumab Treatment
Maria Blomberg, Claus Zachariae, Frederik Grønhøj
This article does not have an abstract.
Pages: 546-547
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QUIZ
Facial Purpura and Scrotal Swelling: A Quiz
Masato Mizuashi, Ryuhei Okuyama, Noriko Matsumura, Kentaro Sugisaki, Setsuya Aiba
A 56-year-old Japanese man was treated with systemic corticosteroids in a local hospital for a 6-year history of purpuric eruptions affecting the upper and lower eyelids, neck and upper chest. He had frequent relapses of the eruptions, together with fever and knee joint pain. One year previously, he had presented with haemorrhagic diverticula in his colon, which were surgically resected. Two month ...
Pages: 549-550
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A Soft Lesion on the Scrotum: A Quiz
Min Young Park, You Chan Kim
An 18-month-old boy presented with an asymptomatic skin lesion of the scrotum that had been present since birth. Physical examination revealed a flesh-coloured, large, soft gyrate plaque with a few overlying scattered pores on the left side of the scrotum (Fig. 1A and B). There was no family history of a similar condition. In addition, the parents reported that the left testis was not palpable und ...
Pages: 549-550
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