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REVIEW
Itch in Ethnic Populations
Hong Liang Tey, Gil Yosipovitch
Racial and ethnic differences in the prevalence and clinical characteristics of itch have rarely been studied. The aim of this review is to highlight possible associations between ethnicity and different forms of chronic itch. We provide a current review of the prevalence of different types of itch in ethnic populations. Genetic variation may significantly affect receptors for itch as well as resp ...
Pages: 227-234
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Identification of a Major Yolk Protein as an Allergen in Sea Urchin Roe
Ayako Yamasaki, Hiromi Higaki, Keiko Nakashima, Osamu Yamamoto, Kyaw Zaw Hein, Hitoshi Takahashi, Yuko Chinuki, Eishin Morita
Anaphylaxis after eating sea urchin roe has been report­ed. However, its major allergens have not yet been identified. The aim of this study was to identify the major allergens of sea urchin roe. Proteins of sea urchin roe were separated by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE). An immunoglobulin (Ig)E-binding protein was detected by ...
Pages: 235-238
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Antimicrobial Activity of Topical Skin Pharmaceuticals – An In vitro Study
Mikael Alsterholm, Nahid Karami, Jan Faergemann
The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of currently available topical skin pharmaceuticals against Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Streptococcus pyogenes. The agar dilution assay was used to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration for cream formulations and their active substances. Corticosteroid formulat ...
Pages: 239-245
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Terror Management Theory in Dermatology: Skin Biopsy Influences Patient Compliance
Jae Hwan Kim, Joonhwan Kim, You-Hee Jung, Youjae Yi, Hyo Hyun Ahn
A skin biopsy is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the dermatology outpatient clinic, but doctors often do not consider the cognitive impact of the biopsy procedure. Based on “terror management theory,” we reasoned that a skin biopsy increases patient compliance by unconsciously stimulating mortality salience. To study this hypothesis, trust toward doctors, authoritarian perso ...
Pages: 246-250
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A Multivariate Analysis of Clinical Severity, Psychological Distress and Psychopathological Traits in Psoriatic Patients
Lena Kotrulja, Meri Tadinac, Nataša Jokić-Begić, Rudolf Gregurek
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease associated with problems in body image and self-esteem and feelings of stigma and shame. The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical extent of psoriasis and its association with psychological distress, and to compare the psychopathological traits in early-onset (type I: age of onset < 40 years) vs. late-onset (type II: age of onset > 40 years) psoriasis. A ...
Pages: 251-256
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Pruritus is an Important Factor Negatively Influencing the Well-being of Psoriatic Patients
Adam Reich, Ewa Hrehorow, Jacek C. Szepietowski
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between itch and the well-being of patients with psoriasis. In a study of 102 patients with plaque-type psoriasis, pruritus was found in 91 (89.2%) patients during exacerbation of psoriasis. No significant correlation was found between disease severity and the presence and intensity of pruritus. However, pruritus intensity correlated significa ...
Pages: 257-263
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CLINICAL REPORT
Psychophysical Aspects of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Łukasz Matusiak, Andrzej Bieniek, Jacek C. Szepietowski
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a recurrent, debilitating suppurative skin disease. The symptoms are much more than just physical, but studies of its impact on patients’ psychological state and related quality of life are very limited. The current study was conducted with a group of 54 patients, aged 16–65 years, who had an active, but stable, course of hidradenitis suppurativa. The aim of the stu ...
Pages: 264-268
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Prevalence of Rosacea in an Estonian Working Population Using a Standard Classification
Kristi Abram, Helgi Silm, Marje Oona
Data about the prevalence of rosacea are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence rate of rosacea according to the American National Rosacea Society Expert Committee (NRSEC) classification. A cross-sectional study of 348 subjects randomly selected from a working population ≥ 30 years of age was performed. All subjects completed a questionnaire. Skin status was examined acco ...
Pages: 269-273
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CLINICAL REPORT
Familial Erythrokeratodermia Variabilis with Pustular Lesions: A New Variant?
Li Zhang, Wei Huo, Xing-Hua Gao, Lei Ma, Yuhong Xiu, Song Zheng, Yuziao Hong, Hong-Duo Chen
We report here a Chinese family with erythrokeratodermia variabilis which had 30 affected members. The patients had characteristic clinical features of stationary and migratory lesions. Some of the patients had adult onset of the disease. Five out of 30 patients noted episodes of pustule-like lesions during their disease course. Histological examination of the proband showed granular cell vacuolat ...
Pages: 274-278
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Phacomatosis Pigmentokeratotica with Nephroblastoma and Juvenile Hypertension
Simon Jacobelli, Stéphanie Leclerc-Mercier, Rémi Salomon, Olivier Hartmann, Frances Brunelle, Rudolf Happle, Christine Bodemer, Smail Hadj-Rabia
Phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica is characterized by the coexistence of an organoid epidermal naevus, follow­ing Blaschko’s lines, and a large speckled lentiginous naevus, typically arranged in a chequerboard pattern. This entity has been isolated from the group of epidermal naevus syndromes and is frequently associated with extracutaneous anomalies. We report here the first observation of phaco ...
Pages: 279-282
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Synchronous Angiosarcoma, Melanoma and Morphea of the Breast Skin 14 years After Radiotherapy for Mammary Carcinoma
With the improvement in survival after breast cancer there has been increasing interest in the long-term effects of radiotherapy, including the development of tumours. Compared with the general population, breast cancer survivors have a 10–50% higher risk of developing a second cancer. Radiotherapy may play a role in the onset of such lesions. We describe here the case of a 68-year-old woman who ...
Pages: 283-286
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Atypical Presentation of Adult T-cell Leukaemia/Lymphoma due to HTLV-1: Prurigo Nodularis Lasting Twelve Years Followed by an Acute Micropapular Eruption
Arnaud Duval, Jacqueline Rivet, Isabelle Moulonguet, Olivier Cassar, Félix Agbalika, Daniel Wallach, Antoine Gessain, Antoine Petit
Prurigo nodularis is a pruritic dermatosis of unknown origin. Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma. HTLV-1 is not considered to be a cause of prurigo nodularis. A 52-year-old black man, from the French West Indies, who had had prurigo nodularis for 12 years, presented with a distinct micropapular eruption with the typical pathological picture of ep ...
Pages: 287-290
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CLINICAL REPORT
Treatment of Generalized Hyperhidrosis with Oxybutynin in Post­menopausal Patients
Won Oak Kim, Hae Keum Kil, Kyung Bong Yoon, Ji Hyun Yoo
Postmenopausal hyperhidrosis is a form of secondary hyperhidrosis, and hormone-replacement therapy is a commonly used therapeutic option. However, some women do not benefit from this treatment, and oral anticholinergics are a logical alternative for reducing generalized sweating in these patients. Twenty-one patients were medicated with 5 or 10 mg of oxybutynin per day. After a 3-month follow-up p ...
Pages: 291-293
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Psoriasis and Coeliac Disease; Is There Any Relationship?
Farhad Zamani, Shima Alizadeh, Afsaneh Amiri, Ramin Shakeri, Mahmudreza Robati, Seyed Meysam Alimohamadi, Hengameh Abdi, Reza Malekzadeh
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Pages: 295-296
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Primary Cutaneous Intravascular Large B-cell Lymphoma Treated with Combination Chemotherapy and Complicated by Rituximab-induced Interstitial Lung Disease
Gyeong-hun Park, Chae-hwa Kim, Woon-kyong Chung, Chong-hyon Won, Sung-eun Chang, Mi-woo Lee, Jee-ho Choi, Kee-chan Moon
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 296-298
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Reactivation of Anti-Human Alpha-Enolase Antibody-Positive Behçet’s Disease by Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment
Sung Bin Cho, Jung U Shin, Keun-Jae Ahn, Mi Ryung Roh, Dongsik Bang, Kwang Hoon Lee, Ju Hee Lee
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Pages: 299-300
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Adalimumab Treatment for SAPHO Syndrome
Salvador Arias-Santiago, Daniel Sanchez-Cano, José Luis Callejas-Rubio, María Antonia Fernández-Pugnaire, Norberto Ortego-Centeno
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Pages: 301-302
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Lipomatosis: An Unusual Side-effect of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy?
Patricia A. Cronin, Eddie Myers, H. Paul Redmond, Seamus O'Reilly, William O. Kirwan
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Pages: 303-304
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Psoriasiform Drug Eruption Induced by Anti-tuberculosis Medication: Potential Role of Plasma­cytoid Dendritic Cells
Jae-Jeong Park, Yoo Duk Choi, Jee-Bum Lee, Seong-Jin Kim, Seung-Chul Lee, Young Ho Won, Sook Jung Yun
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Pages: 305-306
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Non-pigmenting Fixed Drug Eruption Induced by Sorafenib
Kenichi Tanabe, Yasuyuki Amoh, Sumiyuki Mii, Hiromitsu Eto, Masatsugu Iwamura, Kensei Katsuoka
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Pages: 307-307
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Urticaria, Angioedema and Dyspnoea in Adjuvant Therapy of Melanoma with Interferon α-2b
Doris Helbig, Jan-Christoph Simon, Regina Treudler
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Pages: 308-309
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Lichenoid Dermatosis Induced by Alendronate: An Unusual Skin Drug Reaction
Husein Husein-ElAhmed, José Aneiros-Fernández, Salvador Arias-Santiago, Jose Aneiros-Cachaza, Ramón Naranjo-Sintes
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Pages: 309-310
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Cutaneous Drug Eruption with an Interface Dermatitis Pattern due to Anti-tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha Agents: A Relevant Class-effect
Simone Garcovich, Martina Burlando, Franco Rongioletti, Antonio Garcovich, Aurora Parodi, Pierlugi Amerio
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Pages: 311-312
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Livedo Vasculopathy Associated with IgM Anti-phosphatidylserine-prothrombin Complex Antibody
Nobuko Tabata, Kaoru Oonami, Masaya Ishibashi, Masahide Yamazaki
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Pages: 313-314
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Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita Associated with Psoriasis
Rieko Kabashima, Ryosuke Hino, Toshinori Bito, Kenji Kabashima, Motonobu Nakamura, Bungo Ohyama, Takashi Hashimoto, Yoshiki Tokura
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 314-316
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Linear and Whorled Nevoid Hypermelanosis and Axenfeld-Rieger Anomaly: A Novel Association
Mar Llamas-Velasco, Cristina Eguren, Eva Arranz, Monica Renedo, Diego de Argila, Amaro García-Díez
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Pages: 317-318
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Divided Naevus of the Penis
Yuka Higashida, Tohru Nagano, Masahiro Oka, Chikako Nishigori
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Pages: 319-319
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Somatostatin-producing Endocrine Tumour of the Duodenum Associated with Type 1 Neurofibromatosis
Charlotte Pernet, Nicolas Kluger, Aurélie Du-Thanh, Françoise Guillon, Olivier Dereure, Didier Bessis, Bernard Guillot
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Pages: 320-321
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Two Cases of Hidradenoma Papilliferum of the Nose
Eun-Ju Lee, Min-Kyung Shin, Choong-Rim Haw, Mu-Hyoung Lee
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Pages: 322-323
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Primary Cutaneous CD8+ Aggressive Epidermotropic Cytotoxic T-cell Lymphoma in a Human T-cell Leukaemia Virus Type-1 Carrier
Hanako Ohmatsu, Makoto Sugaya, Hideki Fujita, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Takafumi Kadono, Daichi Maeda, Yutaka Takazawa, Masashi Fukayama, Kunihiko Tamaki, Shinichi Sato
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Pages: 324-325
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Primary Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis in Patients with Scleroderma
Nobuyuki Kikuchi, Erika Sakai, Akiko Nishibu, Mikio Ohtsuka, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
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Pages: 326-327
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Cutaneous NK/T-cell Lymphoma Preceded by Persistent Facial Angioedema
Gui Jun Yun, Kyung Min Kim, Yun-Jeong Bae, You Sook Cho, Hee-Bom Moon, Jaechun Lee, Tae-Bum Kim
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Pages: 328-329
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Female Pattern Hair Loss in a Patient with 17α-hydroxylase Deficiency
Hsien-Yi Chiu, Sung-Jan Lin
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Pages: 329-330
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Melasma: Measure of the Impact on Quality of Life Using the French Version of MELASQOL after Cross-cultural Adaptation
Laurent Misery, Anne-Marie Schmitt, Sami Boussetta, Nora Rahhali, Charles Taieb
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Pages: 331-332
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CLINICAL REPORT
An Ulcer on the Foot: A Quiz
Stefano Veraldi, Silvia Alberti Violetti
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 333-335
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Wrinkled Skin, Joint Pain and Dysphonia: A Quiz
Houda Hammami, Inés Zaraa, Dalenda El Euch, Ines Chelly, Slim Haouet, Mourad Mokni, Amel Ben Osman
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Pages: 333-335
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