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IN THIS ISSUE
Subjective Dermatology Outcomes: How You Frame the Question May Not Be That Important After All
Hywel Williams
How you frame a question may determine the response. For example, if someone asks me about my mild eczema by preceding the question with certain value-laden phrases indicating that it should be perceived as a negative “medical” problem, then I am perhaps more likely to respond in a stereotypical way that agrees with the researcher – that my condition is a problem that impacts on many aspects ...
Pages: 3-4
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EDITORIAL
Moving Towards Open Access: High-quality Research and Publication is Essential, but Visibility of the Work is Critical
Anders Vahlquist, Torbjörn Egelrud, Agneta Andersson
The purpose of a scientific journal is to help disseminate news and views in research. The better the article and the more accessible the journal, the more effectively will the authors’ message reach the scientific community. From the perspective of rapid dissemination of scientific research, immediate open access of an article on the internet is no doubt preferable. However, for the sake of qua ...
Page: 3
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IN THIS ISSUE
Bullous Pemphigoid Masquerading as Recurrent Vesicular Hand Eczema
Niels K Veien
Lupi et al. present, on p. 80–81, an interesting case report of dyshidrosiform palmo-plantar pemphigoid. They describe a 20-year-old man who had had itchy vesicles on his palms and soles for 1 year. Histologically, a subepidermal vesicle was seen, and direct immunofluorescence showed continuous linear deposition of IgG and C3 at the dermal-epidermal junction. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ...
Pages: 4-5
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IN THIS ISSUE
Fusidic Acid Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Skin Disease
Hans Bredsted Lomholt
In this issue Alsterholm et al. (p. 52–57) present data from Sweden on fusidic acid resistant Staphylococcus aureus (FRSA) isolated from cases of impetigo and atopic dermatitis, respectively. They found high numbers of FRSA in impetigo, ranging from 75% in bullous impetigo to 32% in non-bullous impetigo. By contrast, significantly lower numbers of FRSA (6.1%) were detected in secondarily infecte ...
Pages: 4-4
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REVIEW
A Practical Classification of Childhood Hypopigmentation Disorders
Hong Liang Tey
Hypopigmentation disorders in children can be due to a wide variety of congenital and acquired diseases. A clinical approach to hypopigmentation disorders based on the typical age of onset and the extent of lesions is proposed. The disorders are categorized into onset in early and later childhood, and in each category they are subdivided into localized and generalized pigmentary disorders. Clinica ...
Pages: 6-11
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REVIEW
Pruritus in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphomas: Frequent, Often Severe and Difficult to Treat
Nicolas Meyer, Carle Paul, Laurent Misery
Pruritus has a well-known association with Hodgkin’s disease and other nodal lymphomas; indeed it often rev­eals the disease. Pruritus is also an important symptom of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Lymphoma-associated itch is thus both frequent and severe, but its pathophysiology remains unclear. Few studies have evaluated the efficacy of therapeutic agents in the management of cutaneous T-cell ly ...
Pages: 12-17
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Indomethacin-induced Reduction in CRTH2 in Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis (Ofuji’s Disease): A Proposed Mechanism of Action
Takahiro Satoh, Chieko Shimura, Chiyako Miyagishi and Hiroo Yokozeki
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by pruritic follicular papulo­pustules. It is usually resistant to topical and/or systemic corticosteroids, but it responds well to systemic indomethacin. We report here two patients with classical-type disease who were treated with systemic indomethacin. As indomethacin is an inhibitor of cyclo-oxygenases and a pote ...
Pages: 18-22
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Psoriasis and Hypertension: A Case-Control Study
Arnon D. Cohen, Dahlia Weitzman and Jacob Dreiher
In recent years, numerous reports have demonstrated an association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome. However, some studies failed to demonstrate an association between psoriasis and hypertension. The aim of the present study was to examine the association be­tween psoriasis and hypertension. Psoriasis patients of a health-maintenance organization were compared with enrollees without psori ...
Pages: 23-26
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Effect of Tobacco Smoking and Alcohol Consumption on the Prevalence of Nickel Sensitization and Contact Sensitization
Jacob P. Thyssen, Jeanne D. Johansen, Torkil Menné, Niels H. Nielsen, Allan Linneberg
There is evidence that stimulants such as alcohol and tobacco have an effect on the immune system, but little is known about how these lifestyle factors affect the prevalence of contact sensitization. This study investigated whether smoking and alcohol consumption were associated with contact sensitization and nickel sensitization. A random sample of adults (n = 3460) from the general populati ...
Pages: 27-33
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
How Robust are the Dermatology Life Quality Index and Other Self-reported Subjective Symptom Scores when Exposed to a Range of Experimental Biases?
Caroline S. Murray and Jonathan L. Rees
Subjective-symptom tools used in dermatology have rarely been experimentally tested for cognitive “focus” and “framing” biases. We investigated the effects of affective biases on the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), the Global Health Question and visual analogue scores. Two experiments tested the response to affect-eliciting words and film. We demonstrated no significant difference i ...
Pages: 34-38
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Skin Pain and Discomfort in Psoriasis: An Exploratory Study of Symptom Prevalence and Characteristics
Tone Marte Ljosaa, Tone Rustoen, Cato Mørk, Audun Stubhaug, Christine Miaskowski, Steven M. Paul, Astrid K. Wahl
Few studies have investigated subjective sensory skin symptoms in patients with psoriasis. The aim of this study was to investigate prevalence and characteristics of psoriasis-related skin pain and discomfort, and evaluate differences in demographic/clinical characteristics among patients with or without skin symptoms. A total of 139 patients was recruited for this exploratory, descriptive, cross- ...
Pages: 39-45
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Role of Attentional Focus on Bodily Sensations in Sensitivity to Itch and Pain
Antoinette I. M. van Laarhoven, Floris W. Kraaimaat, Oliver H. Wilder-Smith and Andrea W. M. Evers
Patients frequently report high levels of physical symptoms, such as itch and pain, which do not completely correspond to pathophysiological findings, possibly indication heightened sensitivity to physical symptoms. Sensitivity to itch and pain is thought to be affected by processes such as attentional focus on bodily sensations. We investigated the role of attentional focus in sensitivity to vari ...
Pages: 46-51
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CLINICAL REPORT
Fusidic Acid-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Impetigo Contagiosa and Secondarily Infected Atopic Dermatitis
Mikael Alsterholm, Ingela Flytström, Ing-Marie Bergbrant, Jan Faergemann
Fusidic acid-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (FRSA) has been identified as a causative agent in outbreaks of impetigo and its emergence has been associated with increased use of topical fusidic acid. The frequency of FRSA in atopic dermatitis (AD) has been less extensively investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial spectrum and frequency of FRSA in patients with impetigo ...
Pages: 52-57
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CLINICAL REPORT
Safety and Efficacy of Tacrolimus Ointment Versus Pimecrolimus Cream in the Treatment of Patients with Atopic Dermatitis Previously Treated with Corticosteroids
Robert S. Kirsner, Michael P. Heffernan and Richard Antaya
Adult and pediatric patients (n = 347) with atopic dermatitis enrolled in three multicenter, randomized, 6-week studies who had previously used steroids were analyzed to examine the null hypothesis that improvement in atopic dermatitis initiated after prior treatment with steroids eliminates any subsequent treatment differences between tacrolimus ointment and pimecrolimus cream. Of these patie ...
Pages: 58-64
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CLINICAL REPORT
Hereditary Progressive Mucinous Histiocytosis: First Report in a Male Patient
Christiane Schlegel, Gisela Metzler, Walter. Burgdorf, Martin Schaller
Progressive mucinous histiocytosis is a very rare, benign, non-Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis limited to the skin. In total ten patients (all women) in four families and three sporadic cases have been reported. We report here the first published case of a male patient with progressive mucinous histiocytosis. The multiple red papules on the scalp and forearms were asymptomatic and had slowly incr ...
Pages: 65-67
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CLINICAL REPORT
Leukaemic Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma-Manifesting Papuloerythroderma with CD3– CD4+ Phenotype
Takatoshi Shimauchi, Kazunari Sugita, Motonobu Nakamura, Yoshiki Tokura
The leukaemic form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, as represented by Sézary syndrome, exhibits erythroderma. We describe here an indolent leukaemic patient with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, who initially had a nodulo-tumourous eruption with a crop of solid papules, but finally presented with papuloerythroderma. Histologically, the skin lesions showed non-epidermotropic dermal infiltration of atypical ...
Pages: 68-72
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CLINICAL REPORT
Lichenoid Drug Eruption with Palmoplantar Hyperkeratosis due to Imatinib Mesylate: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature
Natsuki Kuraishi, Yayoi Nagai, Michiko Hasegawa, Osamu Ishikawa
Cutaneous adverse effects of imatinib mesylate (Glivec®) are common and various types of skin eruptions have been reported. We report here a 57-year-old man who presented with lichen planus-like lesions on his extremities and palmoplantar hyperkeratosis due to the use of imatinib mesylate for chronic myeloid leukaemia. The skin lesions improved after discontinuation of imatinib mesylate but re-ad ...
Pages: 73-76
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hypertrophic Lichenoid Eruption due to Furosemide
Salvador Arias-Santiago, Jose Aneiros-Fernandez, Pedro Aceituno-Madera, Pilar Burkhardt-Perez, Ramón Naranjo Sintes
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 78-79
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dyshidrosiform Palmoplantar Pemphigoid in a Young Man: Response to Dapsone
Francesca Lupi, Cinzia Masini, Marina Ruffelli, Pietro Puddu and Giuseppe Cianchini
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 80-81
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Penile Swelling and Ulceration
Emilie Imbert, Brigitte Milpied, Thomas Jouary, Julie Versapuech, Jean-François Goussot, Alain Taieb and Khaled Ezzedine
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 81-82
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dermoscopic Evolution of Vascular Pattern in Two Cases of Amelanotic Melanoma
Domenico Piccolo, Gian Piero Lozzi, Davide Altamura, Maria Concetta Fargnoli and Ketty Peris
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 83-85
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Photoleukomelanoderma Possibly Caused by Etretinate in a Patient with Psoriasis
Mariko Seishima, Yoshinao Shibuya, Genichi Kato, Kana Watanabe
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 85-86
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Melanoma of the Penis: A Clinical Dermoscopic Case Study
Vincenzo De Giorgi, Marta Grazzini, Daniela Massi2, Susanna Rossari, Alessia Gori, Agata Janowska, Nicola Bruscino and Torello Lotti1
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 87-88
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Associated with Malignant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour
Takashi Masu, Ryuhei Okuyama1, Takahiko Tsunoda, Takashi Hashimoto and Setsuya Aiba
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 89-90
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Livedoid Vasculopathy Associated with Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 Promoter Homozygosity (4G/4G) and Prothrombin G20210A Heterozygosity: Response to t-PA Therapy
Joana Antunes, Paulo Filipe, Marisa André, Ana Fraga, Gabriel Miltenyi, Manuel Marques Gomes
Pages: 91-92
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mutations in Lipase H Gene Underlie Autosomal Recessive Hypotrichosis in Five Pakistani Families
Umm-e Kalsoom, Rabia Habib, Bushra Khan, Ghazanfar Ali, Nadir Ali, Muhammad Ansar, Wasim Ahmad
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 93-94
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A New SPINK5 Donor Splice Site Mutation in Siblings with Netherton Syndrome
Beyhan Tüysüz, David Ojalvo, Cem Mat, Giovanna Zambruno, Claudia Covaciu, Daniele Castiglia, Marina D'Alessio
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 95-96
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Body Dysmorphic Disorder in a Hairdresser: Contact Dermatitis due to Voluntary Exposure to Occupationally Relevant Allergens
Uwe Matterne, Arna Shab, Elke Weisshaar
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 97-98
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Citrobacter koseri Cellulitis During Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody (Ofatumumab) Treatment for B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Nicolas Kluger, Guillaume Cartron, Didier Bessis, Bernard Guillot, Céline Girard
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 99-100
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Perigastrostomy Infection Caused by Mycobacterium abscessus in an Immunocompetent Patient
Hsien-Yi Chiu, Kao-Lang Liu, Yi-Hua Liao
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 100-101
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma, Nasal Type, Possibly Arising from Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
Mariko Seishima, Masaaki Yuge, Hiroshi Kosugi, Tetsuro Nagasaka
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 102-103
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Fumaric Acid Esters in Severe Ulcerative Necrobiosis Lipoidica: A Case Report and Evaluation of Current Therapies
Franziska C. Eberle, Kamran Ghoreschi and Michael Hertl
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 104-106
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Cryptococcosis in a Patient with Cirrhosis and Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Takako Miura, Yoshio Kawakami, Mikio Otsuka, Masahiro Hachiya, Takahiro Yamanoi, Kazutaka Ohashi, Tatsuo Suzutani, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 106-107
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QUIZ
Hypopigmented Patches in a Caucasian Male: A Quiz
Izelda M. C. Costa and Pedro C. Queiroz Zancanaro
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 109-111
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QUIZ
Butterfly Rash in a Young Boy: A Quiz
Frauke Benedix, Annette Geyer, Martin Röcken and Tilo Biedermann
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 109-111
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