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REVIEW
Influence of the Human Leukocyte Antigen Complex on the Development of Cutaneous Fibrosis: An Immunogenetic Perspective
Sara M. McCarty, Farhatullah Syed, Ardeshir Bayat
A number of aesthetically and physically distressing disorders of the skin come under the general term "cutaneous fibrosis", all sharing a common abnormal wound healing process. These disorders are often incurable and effective treatments remain to be established and, as such, they present a significant burden for patients and a therapeutic challenge for clinicians. The aim of this review is to i ...
Pages: 563-574
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Association of Stress with Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
Sang Ho Oh, Byung Gi Bae, Chang Ook Park, Ji Yeon Noh, Il Ho Park, Wen Hao Wu, Kwang Hoon Lee
Psychological stress and atopic dermatitis (AD) symptoms appear to form a vicious cycle. This study compared the degree of stress and impairment of dermatology life quality between patients with AD and healthy controls, and examined for neuropeptides and neurotrophins associated with stress in AD. Questionnaires, comprising five tests evaluating depression, anxiety, interaction anxiousness, privat ...
Pages: 582-588
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CLINICAL REPORT
Sudden Onset of an Aggressive Cutaneous Lymphoma in a Young Patient With Psoriasis: Role of Immunosuppressants
Gaëlle Quéreux, Jean-Jaques Renaut, Lucie Peuvrel, Anne-Chantal Knol, Anabelle Brocard, Brigitte Dréno
Psoriasis is thought to be associated with an increased risk of lymphoma. We report here the first case of an aggressive primary cutaneous pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma in a patient with psoriasis. The 36-year-old patient, who had previously been treated successively with methotrexate, ciclosporin and etanercept, presented with rapidly growing nodules on the leg. A biopsy confirmed a stage IVa prima ...
Pages: 616-620
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Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
Page: 562
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REVIEW
Influence of the Human Leukocyte Antigen Complex on the Development of Cutaneous Fibrosis: An Immunogenetic Perspective
Sara M. McCarty, Farhatullah Syed, Ardeshir Bayat
A number of aesthetically and physically distressing disorders of the skin come under the general term "cutaneous fibrosis", all sharing a common abnormal wound healing process. These disorders are often incurable and effective treatments remain to be established and, as such, they present a significant burden for patients and a therapeutic challenge for clinicians. The aim of this review is to i ...
Pages: 563-574
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Differential Itch- and Pain-related Behavioral Responses and µ-opoid Modulation in Mice
Tasuku Akiyama, Mirela Iodi Carstens, Earl Carstens
Intradermal microinjection of the pruritogen histamine, or the algogen capsaicin, in the mouse cheek differentially elicits mainly hindlimb scratching or ipsilateral forelimb wiping, respectively. We investigated the dose-dependency of these responses elicited by various pruritogens and algogens, and µ-opioid modulation. Histamine, 5-hydro­xytryptamine (5-HT) and agonists of protease-activated r ...
Pages: 575-581
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Association of Stress with Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
Sang Ho Oh, Byung Gi Bae, Chang Ook Park, Ji Yeon Noh, Il Ho Park, Wen Hao Wu, Kwang Hoon Lee
Psychological stress and atopic dermatitis (AD) symptoms appear to form a vicious cycle. This study compared the degree of stress and impairment of dermatology life quality between patients with AD and healthy controls, and examined for neuropeptides and neurotrophins associated with stress in AD. Questionnaires, comprising five tests evaluating depression, anxiety, interaction anxiousness, privat ...
Pages: 582-588
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis, Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma in Taiwan: A National Study 2000 to 2007
Chian-Yaw Hwang, Yi-Ju Chen, Ming-Wei Lin, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Szu-Ying Chu, Chih-Chiang Chen, Ding-Dar Lee, Yun-Ting Chang, Wen-Jen Wang, Han-Nan Liu
To study the prevalence of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and asthma in Taiwan, we analysed the claims data of a nationally representative cohort of 997,729 enrolees from the National Health Insurance register from 2000 to 2007. Overall, 66,446 patients were diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, and 49.8% of them had concomitant allergic rhinitis and/or asthma. The overall 8-year prevalences of ...
Pages: 589-594
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
Cristina Renzi, Simona Mastroeni, Thomas J. Mannooranparampil, Francesca Passarelli, Alessio Caggiati, Clemente Potenza, Paolo Pasquini
Advanced squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the skin can cause significant tissue destruction and may metastasize. Understanding the determinants of patient delay could help prevent advanced presentation. The purpose of the present study was to examine patient- and healthcare-related factors associated with delay before the detection and treatment of SCC. A sample of 308 patients with SCC treated a ...
Pages: 595-601
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Treatment with a Barrier-strengthening Moisturizer Prevents Relapse of Hand-eczema. An Open, Randomized, Prospective, Parallel Group Study
Marie Lodén, Karin Wirén, Knut Smerud, Nils Meland, Helge Hønnås, Gro Mørk, Claus Lützow-Holm, Jörgen Funk, Birgitta Meding
Hand eczema influences the quality of life. Management strategies include the use of moisturizers. In the present study the time to relapse of eczema during treatment with a barrier-strengthening moisturizer (5% urea) was compared with no treatment (no medical or non-medicated preparations) in 53 randomized patients with successfully treated hand eczema. The median time to relapse was 20 days in t ...
Pages: 602-606
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CLINICAL REPORT
Family Burden in Epidermolysis Bullosa is High Independent of Disease Type/Subtype
Stefano Tabolli, Calogero Pagliarello, Claudia Uras, Cristina Di Pietro, Giovanna Zambruno, Daniele Castiglia, Francesca Sampogna, Damiano Abeni
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare, inherited group of disorders characterized by blistering of the skin following friction or mechanical trauma. The aim of this study was to assess the family burden of epidermolysis bullosa in children aged 0–7 years. A postal survey was conducted. The perceived severity of the disease was evaluated by the caregivers, using the Patient Global Assessment 5-point sc ...
Pages: 607-611
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CLINICAL REPORT
Association Between Venous Leg Ulcers and Sex Chromosome Anomalies in Men
Cornelia Gattringer, Christine Scheurecker, Reinhard Höpfl, Hansgeorg Müller
We report here two cases of men, aged 46 and 23 years, with refractory chronic venous leg ulcers in association with sex chromosome aberrations: one with a 47,XXY/48,XXXY karyotype (Klinefelter syndrome) and the other with a 47,XYY karyotype (Jacob syndrome). In both patients, the occurrence of leg ulcers was the reason for seeking medical care; their medical history was other­wise unremarkable. ...
Pages: 612-615
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CLINICAL REPORT
Sudden Onset of an Aggressive Cutaneous Lymphoma in a Young Patient With Psoriasis: Role of Immunosuppressants
Gaëlle Quéreux, Jean-Jaques Renaut, Lucie Peuvrel, Anne-Chantal Knol, Anabelle Brocard, Brigitte Dréno
Psoriasis is thought to be associated with an increased risk of lymphoma. We report here the first case of an aggressive primary cutaneous pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma in a patient with psoriasis. The 36-year-old patient, who had previously been treated successively with methotrexate, ciclosporin and etanercept, presented with rapidly growing nodules on the leg. A biopsy confirmed a stage IVa prima ...
Pages: 616-620
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CLINICAL REPORT
Localized Linear IgA/IgG Bullous Dermatosis
Satoko Shimizu, Ken Natsuga, Satoru Shinkuma, Chikako Yasui, Kikuo Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Shimizu
Linear IgA/IgG bullous dermatosis (LAGBD) is an auto­immune blistering disease characterized by the local accumulation of IgA- and IgG-class anti-basement membrane autoantibodies. It typically presents as a generalized pruritic vesiculobullous eruption. No cases of localized LAGBD have yet been reported. We report a case of a 78-year-old man with LAGBD localized to the perianal area. The patient ...
Pages: 621-624
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CLINICAL REPORT
Severe Pneumonia Caused by Combined Infection with Pneumocystis jiroveci, Parainfluenza Virus Type 3, Cytomegalovirus, and Aspergillus fumigatus in a Patient with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Taehoon Lee, Yun-Jeong Bae, Soo-Kyung Park, Hyun Jung Park, Sung-Han Kim, You Sook Cho, Hee-Bom Moon, Sang-Oh Lee, Tae-Bum Kim
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe adverse cutaneous reactions to drugs. We report here the first case of severe pneumonia caused by an unusual combined infection with Pneumocystis carinii (jiroveci), parainfluenza virus type 3, cytomegalovirus and Aspergillus fumigatus in a 63-year-old female patient with allopurinol-induced SJS/TEN overlap syndrome. Fo ...
Pages: 625-629
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Common IL-31 Gene Haplotype Associated with Non-atopic Eczema is Not Implicated in Epidermolysis Bullosa Pruriginosa
Nikoletta Nagy, Akio Tanaka, Tanasit Techanukul, John A. McGrath
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 631-632
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Leg Ulcers Treated with Topical Tacrolimus in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Johanna Mandelin, Kari Eklund, Sakari Reitamo
Abstract is missing
Pages: 633-634
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Retrospective Study of Six Cases of Severe Recalcitrant Atopic Dermatitis Treated with Long-term Extracorporeal Photopheresis
Kasper Pedersen Hjuler, Christian Vestergaard, Mette Deleuran
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 635-636
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Local Mast Cell Histamine and Plasma Histamine Levels in Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Yuichi Yoshida, Koji Adachi, Osamu Yamamoto
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 637-639
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Microscopic Polyangiitis Associated with Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Immune Complex Mediated Cutaneous Vasculitis
Tamihiro Kawakami, Masahide Yamazaki, Yukiko Takakuwa, Hidehiro Yamada, Shoichi Ozaki, Yoshinao Soma
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 639-641
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Phototherapy as a Useful Therapeutic Option in the Treatment of Diphenylcyclopropenone-induced Vitiligo
Giulia Ganzetti, Oriana Simonetti, Anna Campanati, Katia Giuliodori, Annamaria Offidani
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 642-643
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Melatonin Used for Tanning Induces and Augments Lentigines and Naevi
Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen, Knud Søndergaard
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 643-644
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of Cutaneous Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm
Ruzeng Xue, Tieqiang Wu, Huiqing Pan, Youshou Gu, Bin Yang, Yongfeng Chen, Jushi Qiu
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 645-646
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Erythema Multiforme-Like Secondary Syphilis in a HIV-positive Bisexual Man
Meng-Chi Wu, Chao-Kai Hsu, J. Yu-Yun Lee, Sheau-Chiou Chao, Wen-Chien Ko, Hamm-Min Sheu
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 647-648
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Therapy-related Leukemia Cutis after Adjuvant Chemotherapy in a breast cancer patient
Haur Yueh Lee, Heng Joo Ng, Pek Choo Adele Wong, Shiu Ming Pang
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 649-650
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Urticarial Vasculitis Secondary to H1N1 Vaccination
Rosalind Hughes, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Bernadette Baldin, Marc Reverte, Thierry Passeron
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 651-652
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Erosive Pustular Dermatosis of the Scalp and Leg Associated with Myasthenia Gravis: A Possible Pathogenetic Role for Neutrophil-stimulating Cytokines and Chemokines
Yu Sawada , Toshinori Bito, Chika Kawakami, Takatoshi Shimauchi, Motonobu Nakamura, Yoshiki Tokura
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 652-653
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Treatment of Neuropathic Itch Possibly Due to Trigeminal Trophic Syndrome with 0.1% Topical Tacrolimus and Gabapentin
Satoshi Nakamizo, Yoshiki Miyachi, Kenji Kabashima
Abstract is missing
Pages: 654-655
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Systemic Nickel Allergy Presenting as Papuloerythroderma-like Eruptions
Kouhei Kato, Takahiro Satoh, Tomoko Tanaka, Nobuhiko Ueda, Hiroo Yokozeki
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 655-656
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Nodular Rash in a Male Patient: A Quiz
Rym Benmously Mlika, Emna Gouider, Houda Hammami, Nedra Sliti, Salima Ben Jennet, Hela Ben Abid, Incaf Mokhtar, Samy Fenniche
Abstract is missiong (Quiz)
Pages: 657-659
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QUIZ
Hyperpigmented Forearms and Nail: A Quiz
Dimitrios Kalabalikis, Aikaterini Patsatsi, Myrto-Gerorgia Trakatelli, Paraskevi Pitsari, Ioannis Efstratiou, Dimitrios Sotiriadis
Abstract is missing (quiz)
Pages: 657-659
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EDITORIAL
Acta Dermato-Venereologica goes Open Access as of January 1, 2011!
Anders Vahlquist, Torbjörn Egelrud, Agneta Andersson
Page: 660
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