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In-this-Issue comment: New Treatment Options in Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
Hidradenitis suppurativa is an “ugly” disease: secretion of pus from your axillae and/or groin; who wants that? The quality of life of patients is therefore not very good. Yes, we can treat it with topical clindamycin and tetracylines and, in the minor cases, this may control the symptoms; but do we have new options? First, Dr Matusiak et al. (p. XX–XX) describe that TNF-a levels are incre ...
Page: 594
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Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa with Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha Inhibitors
Pia Haslund, Robert A. Lee and Gregor B. E. Jemec
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a common inflammatory skin disease. Medical treatment is often disappointing and in severe disease surgery remains the therapy of choice. Extensive surgery may be effective but also mutilating. Patients experience a significant reduction in quality of life and the need for new treatment modalities are urgent. In recent years patients with HS have been treated off-l ...
Pages: 595-600
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Increased Serum Tumour Necrosis Factor- in Hidradenitis Suppurativa Patients: Is There a Basis for Treatment with Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-α Agents?
Łukasz Matusiak, Andrzej Bieniek and Jacek C. Szepietowski
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a recurrent, debilitating suppurative skin disease. Nowadays the major challenge is the choice of optimal treatment. Many conservative therapies seem to have only a supportive character and do not prevent progression of the disease. Early surgical intervention with complete excision of the involved areas is still considered to be the most efficient therapy, but ant ...
Pages: 601-603
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Detection of Human Herpesvirus 8 in the Skin of Patients with Pityriasis Rosea
Anestis Prantsidis, Dimitrios Rigopoulos, Georgios Papatheodorou, Panayiotis Menounos, StamatisGregoriou, Ifigeneia Alexiou-Mousatou and Andreas Katsambas
Pityriasis rosea is an acute self-limiting dermatosis with clinical and epidemiological features that suggest viral involvement. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible association between pityriasis rosea and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8). Lesional skin tissue was obtained from 34 Kaposi’s sarcoma-negative, immunocompetent patients with typical acute phase pityriasis rosea. Nested pol ...
Pages: 604-606
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Epidemiology of Chronic Wound Patients and Relation to Serum Levels of Mannan-binding Lectin
Mikael Bitsch, Inga Laursen, Anne-Marie Engel, Michael Christiansen, Severin Olesen Larsen, Line Iversen, Per E Holstein and Tonny Karlsmark
The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of chronic wounds in a large cohort of patients from a tertiary hospital out-patient clinic, and examine the significance of serum mannan-binding lectin for the occurrence and clinical presentation of such wounds. The study comprised 489 consecutive patients with chronic foot and leg ulcers. A clinical classification of wound- aetiology was ...
Pages: 607-611
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Epidemiological Features and Costs of Herpes Zoster in Taiwan: a National Study 2000 to 2006
Jaw-Shyang Jih, Yi-Ju Chen, Ming-Wei Lin, Yu-Chun Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Yu-Lin Huang, Chih-Chiang Chen, Ding-Dar Lee, Yun-Ting Chang, Wen-Jen Wang and Han-Nan Liu
To analyse the epidemiological characteristics and related costs of herpes zoster in Taiwan, a nationally representative cohort of 1,000,000 individuals from the National Health Insurance register was followed up from 2000 to 2006 and their claims data analysed. Overall, 34,280 patients were diagnosed with zoster (incidence 4.89/1000 person-years) and 2944 patients (8.6%) developed post-herpetic n ...
Pages: 612-616
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CLINICAL REPORT
Drug-induced Papuloerythroderma: Analysis of T-cell Populations and a Literature Review
Kazunari Sugita, Kenji Kabashima, Motonobu Nakamura and Yoshiki Tokura
Papuloerythroderma of Ofuji is characterized by coalescent solid papules that spare the skin folds. Although cutaneous lymphomas and internal malignancies are known associated conditions, the causative agents are unclear in most cases. A number of recent reports have documente d that drugs can induce papuloerythroderma. We review ed the reported cases and our own cases of drug-induc ed papulo eryt ...
Pages: 618-622
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Decreasing Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Antibodies in Selected Groups of Women in Sweden
Matilda Berntsson, Petra Tunbäck, Agneta Ellström, Ingela Krantz and Gun-Britt Löwhagen
High estimates of herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence have been reported for women who were pregnant in Sweden in the 1980s, probably reflecting sexual risk-taking during the 1960s and 1970s. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the HSV-2 seroprevalence in pregnant women and in the female attendees at a clinic for sexually transmitted infections in Sweden at the beginning of the ...
Pages: 623-626
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Fatal Outcome of Deep-penetrating Lower Limb Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphomas in Two Immunocompromised Patients
Stéphane Barete, Camille Francès, Frédéric Charlotte, Benoît Barrou, Véronique Leblond and Olivier Dereure
The occurrence of primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (PCALCL) in immunocompromised patients is rare. Only 11 cases have been reported to date, all of them in organ transplant recipients and none in patient with idiopathic CD4+ T-cell lymphocytopaenia. We describe here the original clinical pattern of deep, fascia and muscle-penetrating PCALCL of the lower limb in two immunocompromise ...
Pages: 627-630
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Vincristine, Idarubicin, Dexamethasone and Thalidomide in Scleromyxoedema
Martin Laimer, Konrad Namberger, Cesare Massone, Josef Koller, Michael Emberger, Lisa Pleyer, Helmut Hintner and Richard Greil
Scleromyxoedema is a rare disease of unknown aetiology that is characterized by progressive cutaneous mucinosis and paraproteinaemia. A variety of systemic (e.g. gastro intestinal, neurological, pulmonary, cardiac and renal) complications may lead to significant morbidity and mortality necessitating therapeutic intervention. The latter remains challenging. Numerous treatment modalities have been r ...
Pages: 631-635
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Treatment-resistant Scopulariopsis brevicaulis Infection after Filler Injection
Woon-Kyong Chung, Heungsup Sung, Mi-Na Kim, Mi-Woo Lee, Jong-Hee Shin, Jee-Ho Choi, Kee-Chan Moon and Jai-Kyoung Koh
Pages: 636-638
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Bowen’s Disease of the Nail Matrix Presenting as Melanonychia: Detection of Human Papillomavirus Type 56
Daisuke Inokuma, Satoru Aoyagi, Nao Saito, Maria Maroto Iitani, Erina Homma, Kokichi Hamasaka and Hiroshi Shimizu
Pages: 638-639
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Scrofuloderma Associated with Granuloma Annulare-like Lichen Scrofulosorum
Agnes I. Otto, Judit Harsing, Iren Herjavecz, Maria Kiss and Sarolta Karpati
Pages: 640-642
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Knowledge and Attitudes among Dermatologists
Cristina Renzi, Simona Mastroeni, Mauro Paradisi, Eva Mazzotti and Paolo Pasquini
Pages: 642-644
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Eosinophilic Cellulitis in a Patient with Gastric Cancer
Hei Sung Kim, Min Ju Kang, Hyung-Ok Kim and Young Min Park
Pages: 644-645
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm Associated with Anaemia and Thrombocytopaenia
Andrzej Prystupa, Dorota Wojnowska, Danuta Skomra, Maria Borowiec, Andrzej Puźniak, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska, Chagin Ozankaya, Anisa Mayar, Jerzy Mosiewicz and Grażyna Chodorowska
Pages: 646-648
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Syphilitic Chancres of the Mouth: Three Cases
Stefano Ramoni, Marco Cusini, Francesca Gaiani and Carlo Crosti
Pages: 648-649
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Response of Ulcerated Necrobiosis Lipoidica to Clofazimine
Frauke Benedix, Annette Geyer, Verena Lichte, Gisela Metzler, Martin Röcken and Anke Strölin
Pages: 651-652
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Gamma/Delta T-cell Lymphoma During Treatment with Etanercept for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lianne Koens, Nancy J. Senff, Maarten H. Vermeer, H. Karel Ronday, Rein Willemze and Patty M. Jansen
Pages: 653-654
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Purpura Fulminans in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ting Xiao, Zhe Guo, Jian Wu, Chun-Lin Zhou and Hong-Duo Chen
Pages: 655-656
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Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient Successfully Treated with Voriconazole
Christian Grønhøj Larsen, Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Elizabeth Krarup, Michael Pedersen, Søren Thybo and Frederik Grønhøj Larsen
Pages: 657-658
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A Finely Wrinkled, Band-like Naevus Associated with Hyper- and Hypopigmented Spots: A New Entity?
Masato Mizuashi, Takahiko Tsunoda, Setsuya Aiba and Hachiro Tagami
Pages: 659-660
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REVIEW
HLA Typing in an IFN- -induced Scar Sarcoidosis: Possible Pathogenetic and Clinical Implications
Maria Rosaria Zampino, Monica Corazza, Alessandro Borghi, Andrea Marzola and Annarosa Virgili
Pages: 661-662
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae Infection Presenting as Symmetrical Plaques on Both Shins in an Immunocompetent Patient
Woon-Kyong Chung, Myoung-Shin Kim, Chae-Hwa Kim, Mi-Woo Lee, Jee-Ho Choi, Kee-Chan Moon and Jai-Kyoung Koh
Pages: 663-664
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Recurrent Angioedema Associated with Efalizumab
Lotus Mallbris, Fredrik von Bergen, Marianne van Hage and Mona Ståhle
Pages: 665-666
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ERRATUM
Erratum
In: Mosterd B, Arits AHMM, Thissen MRT, Kelleners-Smeets NWJ. Histology-based Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma. Acta Derm Venereol 2009; 89: 454–458 Table II is incorrect. The correct Table is shown in the corrected pdf.
Page: 667
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QUIZ
A Crescent-shaped Nodule in the Temple: A Quiz
Woon-Kyong Chung, Gyeong-Hun Park, Seong-Min Kang, Ho-Seok Suh, Mi-Woo Lee, Jee-Ho Choi, Kee-Chan Moon
Pages: 668-671
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QUIZ
Puffy Feet in an 11-month-old Infant: A Quiz
Ayse Esra Yılmaz, Evren Sarifakioglu, Canan Gorpelioglu, Musemma Karabel and Guzide Dogan
Pages: 668-671
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QUIZ
Cauliflower-like Lesion on the Buttock: A Quiz
Chia-Chi Tsai, Jie-Jen Lee, Chi-Kuan Chen and Shih-Ping Cheng
Pages: 668-671
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