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REVIEW
Genital Psoriasis: A Systematic Literature Review on this Hidden Skin Disease
Kim A.P. Meeuwis, Joanne A. de Hullu, Leon F.A.G. Massuger, Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof, Michelle M. van Rossum
It is well known that the genital skin may be affected by psoriasis. However, little is known about the prevalence and clinical appearance of genital psoriasis, and genital skin is often neglected in the treatment of psoriatic patients. We performed an extensive systematic literature search for evidence-based data on genital psoriasis with respect to epidemiology, aetiology, clinical and histopath ...
Pages: 5-11
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Are Subjective Accounts of Itch to be Relied on? The Lack of Relation between Visual Analogue Itch Scores and Actigraphic Measures of Scratch
Caroline S. Murray, Jonathan L. Rees
There is a widespread belief that subjective accounts of disease are key components of measures of disease severity and quality of life. In the present study we have set out to test this hypothesis using visual analogue scales (VAS) for itch, as a subjective measure, and actigraphy as an objective measure. One-hundred and seventeen itchy children and adults (and 25 controls) were studied for clust ...
Pages: 18-23
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mycobacterium chelonae Infection Associated with Tattoos
Isabel Rodríguez-Blanco, Luis Casas Fernández, José Manuel Suárez-Peñaranda, María Luisa Pérez del Molino, Jaime Esteban, Manuel Almagro
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 61-62
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REVIEW
Genital Psoriasis: A Systematic Literature Review on this Hidden Skin Disease
Kim A.P. Meeuwis, Joanne A. de Hullu, Leon F.A.G. Massuger, Peter C.M. van de Kerkhof, Michelle M. van Rossum
It is well known that the genital skin may be affected by psoriasis. However, little is known about the prevalence and clinical appearance of genital psoriasis, and genital skin is often neglected in the treatment of psoriatic patients. We performed an extensive systematic literature search for evidence-based data on genital psoriasis with respect to epidemiology, aetiology, clinical and histopath ...
Pages: 5-11
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REVIEW
Patient Education in Chronic Skin Diseases: A Systematic Review
Josine de Bes, Catharina M. Legierse, Cecilia A.C. Prinsen, John de Korte
The negative impact of skin disease on quality of life (QoL) has been described in many studies. Patient education as an adjunct to treatment, with the aim of improving QoL and reducing disease severity, is a relatively new technique in dermatology. The objective of this article is to analyse and summarise evidence concerning the effects of patient education on QoL and disease severity in patients ...
Pages: 12-17
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Are Subjective Accounts of Itch to be Relied on? The Lack of Relation between Visual Analogue Itch Scores and Actigraphic Measures of Scratch
Caroline S. Murray, Jonathan L. Rees
There is a widespread belief that subjective accounts of disease are key components of measures of disease severity and quality of life. In the present study we have set out to test this hypothesis using visual analogue scales (VAS) for itch, as a subjective measure, and actigraphy as an objective measure. One-hundred and seventeen itchy children and adults (and 25 controls) were studied for clust ...
Pages: 18-23
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Incidence, Prevalence and Future Trends of Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma in the Netherlands
Sophie C. Flohil, Esther de Vries, H.A. Martino Neumann, Jan-Willem W. Coebergh, Tamar Nijsten
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) incidence rates are increasing worldwide. This study’s objective was to estimate the occurrence of BCC in the Netherlands in terms of incidence and prevalence. Data on first primary carcinomas were retrieved from the Eindhoven Cancer Registry and extrapolated to the Dutch population. Extrapolated data showed a total of 444,131, histologically confirmed cases in the Net ...
Pages: 24-30
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Isotretinoin Influences Pituitary Hormone Levels in Acne Patients
Ayse Serap Karadag, Derun Taner Ertugrul, Emre Tutal, Kadir Okhan Akin
Besides suppressing sebum production, the exact mechanism of action of isotretinoin in acne vulgaris is not known. Several hormones have been linked to the pathogenesis of acne. In this study, we investigated the effects of isotretinoin on the pituitary-adrenal axis, whose activity may be increased in acne. Various hormone systems were evaluated before and after 3 months of isotretinoin treatment ...
Pages: 31-34
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Hypnosis and Alopecia Areata: Long-term Beneficial Effects on Psychological Well-being
Ria Willemsen, Patrick Haentjens, Diane Roseeuw, Johan Vanderlinden
Although there often exists important psychological comorbidity in patients with alopecia areata, few studies have investigated the role of psychotherapeutic interventions. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the long-term evolution of psychological symptoms in twenty-one patients with refractory alopecia areata. Patients received 10 individual sessions of hypnosis during ...
Pages: 35-39
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CLINICAL REPORT
No Evidence for Increased Skin Cancer Risk in Koreans with Skin Phototypes III-V Treated with Narrowband UVB Phototherapy.
Seong Jin Jo, Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Mi Ra Choi, Jai Il Youn
Narrowband ultraviolet B (nbUVB) phototherapy is used around the world for the treatment of various skin diseases. However, the carcinogenic risk associated with nbUVB treatment in patients with skin phototypes III–V has not been studied. This retrospective study compared the incidence of skin cancer in Korean patients with skin phototypes III-V treated with nbUVB with that in a control Korean p ...
Pages: 40-43
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CLINICAL REPORT
Tolerability and Safety of Biological Therapies for Psoriasis in Daily Clinical Practice: A Study of 103 Italian Patients
Alexandra M.G. Brunasso, Matteo Puntoni, Camilla Salvini, Chiara Delfino, Pero Curcic, Andra Gulia, Cesare Massone
Studies comparing the safety and tolerability of biological therapies for psoriasis in the long-term and in daily clinical practice are lacking. Most published studies are of selected patients with short-term (3–6 months) follow-up. We performed a retrospective cohort study of 103 patients in order to describe the frequency and the clinical features of adverse events, and to evaluate and compare ...
Pages: 44-49
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CLINICAL REPORT
Treatment of Autoimmune Urticaria with Low-dose Cyclosporin A: A One-year Follow-up
Christine D. Boubouka, Christina Charissi, Dimitris Kouimintzis, Dimitris Kalogeromitros, Panagiotis G. Stavropoulos, Alexandra Katsarou
Patients with autoimmune urticaria (AIU) and positive autologous serum skin test (ASST) represent a more serious type of chronic urticaria that does not respond to treatment with antihistamines, but responds completely to systemic corticosteroids. Because of the chronic course of the disease, there is a risk of side-effects. Cyclosporin A (CsA) is an alternative treatment for patients with AIU. In ...
Pages: 50-54
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CLINICAL REPORT
Genital Ulcers Associated with Epstein-Barr Virus Infection (Ulcus Vulvae Acutum)
Miklós Sárdy, Andreas Wollenberg, Andrea Niedermeier, Michael J. Flaig
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection may rarely be associated with genital ulcers (ulcus vulvae acutum), a very painful manifestation. The aetiopathogenesis of the disease is not fully understood. We describe here a case of an adolescent virgin with multiple, deep genital ulcers associated with acute infectious mononucleosis. The diagnosis was supported by the clinical symptoms, atypical lymphocytos ...
Pages: 55-59
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mycobacterium chelonae Infection Associated with Tattoos
Isabel Rodríguez-Blanco, Luis Casas Fernández, José Manuel Suárez-Peñaranda, María Luisa Pérez del Molino, Jaime Esteban, Manuel Almagro
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 61-62
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Chinese Tattoo Paint as a Vector of Atypical Mycobacteria-outbreak in 7 Patients in Germany
Corinna Hamsch, Wolfgang Hartschuh, Alexander Enk, Katharina Flux
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 63-64
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Belarus
Oleg Pankratov, Iryna Shimanskaya, Valentin Pankratov, Alexandr Navrotsky, Ronald C. Ballard, Magnus Unemo, Marius Domeika
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 64-65
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hemojuvelin and Hepcidin Gene Mutations in Patients with Porphyria Cutanea Tarda from Southern France
Aurélie Du Thanh, Patricia Aguilar-Martinez, Séverine Cunat, Didier Bessis, Bernard Guillot, Olivier Dereure
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 66-67
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Efficacy of New Barrier Socks in the Treatment of Foot Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Monica Corazza, Federica Baldo, Michela Ricci, Oriele Sarno, Annarosa Virgili
Abstract is missing (Letters)
Pages: 68-69
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa with Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha Inhibitors: An Update on Infliximab
Alexandra M.G. Brunasso, Cesare Massone
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 70-71
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The Influence of Needle Size on Pain Perception in Patients Treated with Botulinum Toxin A Injections for Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Jette Skiveren, Heidi Nordahl Larsen, Emmy Kjaerby, Rune Larsen
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 72-74
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Desmoplastic Spitz Naevus Can Be Mistaken for Desmoplastic Malignant Melanoma and Dermatofibroma
Melek Kesir Koc, Sibel Sudogan, Mukkades Kavala, Emek Kocaturk, Nesimi Büyükbabani, Sümeyye Altintas
Abstract is missing (Letters)
Pages: 74-75
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Central Nuclear Palisading in Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma: Morphological and Immunohisto­chemical Concerns
Laura Moneghini, Monica Falleni, Solange Romagnoli, Caterina Bombonato, Lorenzo Gualandri
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 76-77
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Secondary Intention Healing following Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Nipple and Areola*
Aparna Sinha, James A.A. Langtry
Abstract is missing
Pages: 78-79
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Ross Syndrome with Sweating Anomaly Associated with Sjögren Syndrome: An Infrared Thermo­graphic Case Study
Minh Luong, Laurent Jomir, Pierre Labauge, Michel Dandurand, Laurent Meunier, Pierre-Emmanuel Stoebner
Abstract is missing (Letters)
Pages: 80-81
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Chronic Renal Graft Rejection-associated Bullous Pemphigoid: A Cross-reactive Immune Response?
Suzanne Devaux, Carine Michot, Georges Mourad, Bernard Guillot, Olivier Dereure
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 82-83
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Anti-p155/140 Antibody-positive Dermatomyositis with Metastasis Origina­ting from an Unknown Site
Masafumi Ohashi, En Shu, Masataka Tokuzumi, Kei Fujioka, Tatsuo Ishizuka, Akira Hara, Manabu Fujimoto, Kenzo Kaji, Mariko Seishima
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 84-85
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Paclitaxel-induced Neutrophilic Adverse Reaction and Acral Erythema
Antonio Cruz, Tecla Temu, Gladys Hines-Telang, George Kroumpouzos
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 86-87
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Novel PTEN Mutation in a Korean Patient with Cowden Syndrome and Vascular Anomalies
Byung Gi Bae, Hee Jung Kim, Sang-Guk Lee, Jong Rak Choi, Chul Hwang, Jeung Hoon Lee, Kyung-A Lee, Min-Geol Lee
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 88-90
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Leg Ulcers Associated with Positive Lupus Anticoagulant in Two Cases of Klinefelter’s Syndrome
Yasufumi Goto, Hisashi Uhara, Hiroshi Murata, Hiroshi Koga, Tomoki Kosho, Masahide Yamazaki, Minoru Takata, Ryuhei Okuyama
Abstract is missing (Letters)
Pages: 90-91
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Association Between Psoriasis and Coeliac Disease? A Case-control Study
Maria Antonietta Montesu, Chiara Dessì-Fulgheri, Cristian Pattaro, Viviana Ventura, Rosanna Satta, Francesca Cottoni
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 92-93
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Oral and Esophageal Lichen Planus following Radiotherapy of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Yi-Na Wang, Hong Chao Chen, Bo Wang, Hong Fang
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 94-95
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POEMS Syndrome with Calciphylaxis: A Case Report
Fang-yu Lee, Hsien-Ching Chiu
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Pages: 96-97
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Calciphylaxis in POEMS Syndrome: A Case Treated with Etidronate
Mika Yoshikawa, Hisashi Uhara, Fuyuko Arakura, Hiroshi Murata, Hitomi Kubo, Minoru Takata, Kunihiro Yoshida, Ryuhei Okuyama
Pages: 98-99
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What Can Hide Under ExophytIc Verrucous Appearance?
Vincenzo de Giorgi, Marta Grazzini, Imma Savarese, Susanna Rossari, Alessia Gori, Daniela Massi, Torello Lotti
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 100-101
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Solitary, Late-onset, Self-healing Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Susumu Murata, Yuichi Yoshida, Koji Adachi, Eishin Morita, Osamu Yamamoto
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 103-104
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Necrobiosis Lipoidica of the Glans Penis
Maria Luisa Alonso, Juan C. Riós, Mariá J. González-Beato, Pedro Herranz
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Pages: 105-106
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QUIZ
Eruptive Widespread Papular Eruption on the Abdomen: A Quiz
Maria Lentini, Carmelo Schepis
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 108-111
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QUIZ
Thickening of the Skin on the Forehead: A Quiz
Román Barabash-Neila, Lourdes Rodríguez-Fernández Freire, Teresa Zulueta-Dorado, Julián Conejo-Mir
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 108-111
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QUIZ
Thirty-year History of Palmar Eruptions: A Quiz
Kristian Ikenberg, Annette Pflugfelder, Gisela Metzler, Tilo Biedermann
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Pages: 108-111
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