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REVIEW
Factors Influencing Vitamin D Status
William Tsiaras, Martin A. Weinstock
The steroid hormone vitamin D is required for normal calcium and phosphorus metabolism and is thus an important contributor to musculoskeletal health. Recent data have linked low vitamin D levels to a wide range of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and infection. Adequate levels of vitamin D are maintained through its cutaneous photosynthesis and oral ingestion ...
Pages: 115-124
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Novice Identification of Melanoma: Not Quite as Straightforward as the ABCDs
R. Benjamin Aldridge, Matteo Zanotto, Lucia Ballerini, Robert B. Fisher , Jonathan L. Rees
The “ABCD” mnemonic to assist non-experts’ diagnosis of melanoma is widely promoted; however, there are good reasons to be sceptical about public education strategies based on analytical, rule-based approaches – such as ABCD (i.e. Asymmetry, Border Irregularity, Colour Uniformity and Diameter). Evidence suggests that accurate diagnosis of skin lesions is achieved predominately through non ...
Pages: 125-130
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CLINICAL REPORT
Skin Problems of the Stump in Lower-limb Amputees: 2. Influence on Functioning in Daily Life
Henk E.J. Meulenbelt, Jan H.B Geertzen, Marcel F. Jonkman, Pieter U Dijkstra
The aim of this study was to analyse the influence of stump skin problems on functioning in daily life in lower-limb amputees. A cross-sectional study was performed by means of a questionnaire containing 9 questions assessing functioning in daily life. Question scores were added to give a total score (range 0 (no influence) to 27 (maximum negative influence)). Two thousand and thirty-nine people ...
Pages: 178-182
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REVIEW
Factors Influencing Vitamin D Status
William Tsiaras, Martin A. Weinstock
The steroid hormone vitamin D is required for normal calcium and phosphorus metabolism and is thus an important contributor to musculoskeletal health. Recent data have linked low vitamin D levels to a wide range of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and infection. Adequate levels of vitamin D are maintained through its cutaneous photosynthesis and oral ingestion ...
Pages: 115-124
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Novice Identification of Melanoma: Not Quite as Straightforward as the ABCDs
R. Benjamin Aldridge, Matteo Zanotto, Lucia Ballerini, Robert B. Fisher , Jonathan L. Rees
The “ABCD” mnemonic to assist non-experts’ diagnosis of melanoma is widely promoted; however, there are good reasons to be sceptical about public education strategies based on analytical, rule-based approaches – such as ABCD (i.e. Asymmetry, Border Irregularity, Colour Uniformity and Diameter). Evidence suggests that accurate diagnosis of skin lesions is achieved predominately through non ...
Pages: 125-130
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Successful Photopatch Testing with Ketoprofen Using One-Hour Occlusion
Victoria Marmgren, Monica Hindsén, Erik Zimerson, Magnus Bruze
The standard procedure for photopatch testing includes 24-h occlusion of the allergen, followed by irradiation at 5 J/cm2 ultraviolet A (UVA). Due to the timing, a separate visit to the clinic is needed for UV irradiation. The aim of this study was to determine whether a reduction in occlusion time from 24 h to 1 h, in order to simplify the testing procedure, influences test results when photopatc ...
Pages: 131-136
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Early Stages of Melanoma on the Limbs of High-risk Patients: Clinical, Dermoscopic, Reflectance Confocal Microscopy and Histopathological Characterization for Improved Recognition
Cristina Carrera, Josep Palou, Josep Malvehy, Sonia Segura, Paula Aguilera, Gabriel Salerni, Louise Lovatto, Joan Puig-Butille, Llucia Alós, Susana Puig
Early stages of 36 melanomas on limbs were morphologically characterised. Most occurred in high-risk patients (multiple and/or familial melanoma) attending a referral unit for melanoma and pigmented lesions. None of the tumours was clinically suspicious for melanoma (mean diameter of 4.3 mm). The tumours were classified into four dermoscopic groups: (i) prominent network (n = 16); (ii) delicat ...
Pages: 137-146
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Quality of Life Measurement and its Relationship to Disease Severity in Children with Atopic Dermatitis in General Practice
Rosalinda W.C. van Valburg, Marjolein G. Willemsen, Pauline C. Dirven-Meijer, Arnold Pieter Oranje, Johannes C. van der Wouden, Heleen Moed
Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a big impact on quality of life. The usefulness of health-related quality of life questionnaires for children with AD in general practice, and the relationship of quality of life to disease severity, as assessed by parents and by investigators, however, is not known. This study used the Infants’ Dermatitis Quality of Life Index (IDQoL) to assess quality of life in chil ...
Pages: 147-151
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Significant Immediate and Long-term Improvement in Quality of Life and Disease Coping in Patients with Vitiligo after Group Climatotherapy at the Dead Sea
Christian Krüger, Jim W. Smythe, Jennifer D. Spencer, Sybille Hasse, Angela Panske, Giorgia Chiuchiarelli, Karin U. Schallreuter
Quality of life in patients with vitiligo is impaired. This study explored the immediate effect of 20 days of climato­therapy at the Dead Sea on quality of life, coping with the disease, general well-being and individual stress levels in a group of 71 patients with vitiligo and 42 matched controls. The long-term effect was assessed after 12 months in 33/71 patients and 12/42 controls. Study instr ...
Pages: 152-159
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CLINICAL REPORT
Ultraviolet Light-induced Köbner Phenomenon Contributes to the Development of Skin Eruptions in Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis
Takashi Taniguchi, Yoshihide Asano, Asako Okada, Makoto Sugaya, Shinichi Sato
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis is a rare systemic disease of unknown aetiology characterized by erosive arthritis and cutaneous lesions consisting of multiple reddish-brown papules and nodules, mainly involving the face and distal upper extremities. It has been suggest­ed that skin eruptions in multicentric reticulohistiocytosis are associated with Köbner phenomenon due to their characterist ...
Pages: 160-163
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CLINICAL REPORT
In vivo Analysis of Solar Lentigines by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Before and After Q-switched Ruby Laser Treatment
Erika Richtig, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Daisy Kopera, Laila El-Shabrawi-Caelen, Verena Ahlgrimm-Siess
Solar lentigines are benign lesions usually found on sun-damaged skin. We investigated twelve cases of solar lentigines through dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy, performed before, and 30 min and 10 days after, a single treatment with a Q-switched ruby laser. At baseline, all lesions showed characteristic features of solar lentigines in reflectance confocal microscopy analysis: regula ...
Pages: 164-168
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CLINICAL REPORT
Efficacy of Infliximab for Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Assessment of Clinical and Biological Inflammatory Markers
Maïa Delage, Mahtab Samimi, Michaël Atlan, Laurent Machet, Gerárd Lorette, Annabel Maruani
Treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is often unsatisfactory. The efficacy of infliximab for treatment of the disease has been suggested. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and side-effects of infliximab in the treatment of moderate to severe HS, resistant to local and systemic treatments. The secondary objective was to determine whether inflammation blood test re ...
Pages: 169-171
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CLINICAL REPORT
Skin Problems of the Stump in Lower Limb Amputees: 1. A Clinical Study
Henk E.J. Meulenbelt, Jan H.B Geertzen, Marcel F. Jonkman, Pieter U. Dijkstra
Use of a prosthesis in lower limb amputees can lead to skin problems of the amputation stump. However, little is known about the epidemiology and type of problems experienced. We conducted a cross-sectional survey consisting of a questionnaire and a clinical assessment of the amputation stump. The aims of the study were to estimate the prevalence of skin problems of the amputation stump, to evalua ...
Pages: 173-177
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CLINICAL REPORT
Skin Problems of the Stump in Lower-limb Amputees: 2. Influence on Functioning in Daily Life
Henk E.J. Meulenbelt, Jan H.B Geertzen, Marcel F. Jonkman, Pieter U Dijkstra
The aim of this study was to analyse the influence of stump skin problems on functioning in daily life in lower-limb amputees. A cross-sectional study was performed by means of a questionnaire containing 9 questions assessing functioning in daily life. Question scores were added to give a total score (range 0 (no influence) to 27 (maximum negative influence)). Two thousand and thirty-nine people ...
Pages: 178-182
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Brachioradial Pruritus: A Follow-up of 76 Patients
Niels Kren Veien, Grete Laurberg
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 183-185
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rapid Resolution of Erythema Marginatum after Icatibant in Acquired Angioedema
Anette Bygum, Sigurd Broesby-Olsen
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 185-186
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rhinophyma: Big Problem, Simple Solution
Ole Martin Rørdam, Kjetil Guldbakke
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 188-189
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CLINICAL REPORT
The PRO2268 Gene as a Novel Susceptibility Locus for Vitiligo
Konstantinos Douroudis, Külli Kingo, Maire Karelson, Helgi Silm, Ene Reimann, Tanel Traks, Eero Vasar, Sulev Kõks
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 189-191
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Syphilitic Balanitis of Follmann: Three Case Reports
Sami Abdennader, Michel Janier, Patrice Morel
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 191-192
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Somatic-type Delusional Disorder: A Case Report and Comments
Anna Kepska, Tomasz Hawro, Maria Krupinska-Kun, Anna Zalewska
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 193-194
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Subungual Oxalate Deposits in a Patient with Secondary Hyperoxaluria
Stamatis Gregoriou, Kanella Kalapothakou , George Kontochristopoulos, Helena Belyayeva, Eftihia Chatziolou , Dimitris Rigopoulos
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 195-196
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cholinergic Urticaria Associated with Acquired Hypohidrosis: An Ultrastructural Study
Yuko Chinuki, Toshiko Tsumori, Osamu Yamamoto, Eishin Morita
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 197-198
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cryptococcal Cellulitis in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Yusuke Inoue, Masahito Onoda, Michiko Aihara, Katsuji Koiwa, Yumiko Yamane, Zenro Ikezawa
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 199-200
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hereditary Gelsolin Amyloidosis: A New Japanese Case with Cutis Laxa as a Diagnostic Clue
Akihiko Asahina, Teruo Yokoyama, Mitsuharu Ueda, Yukio Ando, Noboru Ohshima, Ikuo Saito, Etsuko Tadokoro, Kazuko Hasegawa
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 201-203
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Aleukaemic Congenital Leukaemia Cutis: A Critical Primary Sign of Systemic Disease
Eleni Sotiriou, Antonia Manousari, Zoi Apalla, Ioannis Papagaryfallou, Demetris Ioannides
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 203-204
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Strontium Ranelate-induced DRESS Syndrome with Persistent Autoimmune Hepatitis
Ágnes Kinyó, Nóra Belső, Nikoletta Nagy, Attila Pálvölgyi, István Nagy, Irma Korom, Erika Varga, Lajos Kemény, Zsuzsanna Bata-Csörgő
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 205-206
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Organised Angular Cheilitis as the Initial Sign of Crohn’s Disease in Two Children
Nannie Bangsgaard, Birgitte Weile, Lone Skov
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 207-208
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
More on ”Naevus Lentiginosus Linearis”
Daniele Torchia
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 209-209
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
More on ”Naevus Lentiginosus Linearis”: Reply
Rudolf Happle, Dieter Metze, Ángel Vera Casaño
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 209-209
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
On the Relation Between Non-melanoma Skin Cancer and All-cause Mortality Rates
William B. Grant
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 210-210
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QUIZ
Bilateral Orange Discoloration of the Upper Eyelids: A Quiz
Nicolas Kluger, Bernard Guillot
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 211-212
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QUIZ
A Reddish Papular Lesion on the Scrotum: A Quiz
Roberto Betti, Silvano Menni, Amilcare Cerri, Carlo Crosti
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 211-212
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