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EDITORIAL
Novel Theme Issues
Anders Vahlquist
Beginning with this issue of Acta Dermato-Venereologica, the Editorial Board has decided to launch a series of theme issues, whereby regular papers on similar topics are published together instead of appearing chronologically (and hence dispersed) based solely on the date of acceptance. Needless to say, these themes, just as in the present issue, will be complemented by other review articles and o ...
Pages: 115-115
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REVIEW
Common Neuropathic Itch Syndromes
Anne Louise Oaklander
Patients with chronic itch are diagnosed and treated by dermatologists. However, itch is a neural sensation and some forms of chronic itch are the presenting symptoms of neurological diseases. Dermatologists need some familiarity with the most common neuropathic itch syndromes to initiate diagnostic testing and to know when to refer to a neurologist. This review summarizes current knowledge, admit ...
Pages: 118-125
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CLINICAL REPORT
Six-year Retrospective Review of Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms
Pranee Wongkitisophon, Kumutnart Chanprapaph, Ploysyne Rattanakaemakorn, Vasanop Vachiramon
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare, severe adverse drug reaction. The aim of this study was to characterize the aetiology, clinical features, laboratory findings, and management of patients with DRESS, diagnosed from January 2005 to April 2010 in a tertiary centre in Thailand. Twenty-seven patients were included in the study with a mean age of 52 years. Phenyto ...
Pages: 200-205
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EDITORIAL
Novel Theme Issues
Anders Vahlquist
Beginning with this issue of Acta Dermato-Venereologica, the Editorial Board has decided to launch a series of theme issues, whereby regular papers on similar topics are published together instead of appearing chronologically (and hence dispersed) based solely on the date of acceptance. Needless to say, these themes, just as in the present issue, will be complemented by other review articles and o ...
Pages: 115-115
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REVIEW
Common Neuropathic Itch Syndromes
Anne Louise Oaklander
Patients with chronic itch are diagnosed and treated by dermatologists. However, itch is a neural sensation and some forms of chronic itch are the presenting symptoms of neurological diseases. Dermatologists need some familiarity with the most common neuropathic itch syndromes to initiate diagnostic testing and to know when to refer to a neurologist. This review summarizes current knowledge, admit ...
Pages: 118-125
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
The Munich Outbreak of Cutaneous Cowpox Infection: Transmission by Infected Pet Rats
Sandra Vogel, Miklós Sárdy, Katharina Glos, Hans Christian Korting, Thomas Ruzicka, Andreas Wollenberg
Cowpox virus infection of humans is an uncommon, potentially fatal, skin disease. It is largely confined to Europe, but is not found in Eire, or in the USA, Australasia, or the Middle or Far East. Patients having contact with infected cows, cats, or small rodents sporadically contract the disease from these animals. We report here clinical aspects of 8 patients from the Munich area who had purcha ...
Pages: 126-131
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Preoperative Characterization of Basal Cell Carcinoma Comparing Tumour Thickness Measurement by Optical Coherence Tomography, 20-MHz Ultrasound and Histopathology
Torsten Hinz, Lin-Kristin Ehler, Thorsten Hornung, Harald Voth, Ines Fortmeier, Tania Maier, Tobias Höller, Monika H. Schmid-Wendtner
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new imaging method with promising results for several dermatological indications, including preoperative skin tumour characterization. While high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) is frequently used for this purpose, overestimation of tumour thickness is a problem, due to subtumoral inflammatory infiltration that cannot be differentiated from tumour tissue. The ai ...
Pages: 132-137
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Contact Allergy to Gold in Patients with Oral Lichen Lesions
Camilla Ahlgren, Magnus Bruze, Halvor Möller, Birgitta Gruvberger, Tony Axéll, Rolf Liedholm, Krister Nilner
The aetiology of oral lichen lesions is obscure. In this study the frequency of contact allergy to gold in 83 patients with oral lichen lesions was compared with that in two control groups, comprising 319 age- and gender-matched patients with dermatitis selected from files and 83 clinically examined dermatitis patients. All patients were tested epicutaneously with gold sodium thiosulphate. The two ...
Pages: 138-143
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CLINICAL REPORT
Evaluation of Recurrence After Photodynamic Therapy with Topical Methylaminolaevulinate for 157 Basal Cell Carcinomas in 90 Patients
Rune Lindberg-Larsen, Henrik Sølvsten, Knud Kragballe
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of photodynamic therapy with topical methylaminolevulinate for the treatment of basal cell carcinomas in a single dermatological department. Ninety patients (34.4% men and 65.6% women) with a total of 157 basal cell carcinomas (111 superficial, 40 nodular, 6 unknown) were treated. Primary endpoint was clinically observed recurrence verified by biops ...
Pages: 144-147
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CLINICAL REPORT
Chronic Herpes Zoster Duplex Bilateralis
Charlotte Castronovo , Arjen F. Nikkels
Although varicella zoster virus latency has been demonstrated in several sensory ganglia, herpes zoster usually effects only one single, either left or right, dermatome in half of the body. In immunocompromised patients, more than one contiguous unilateral dermatome may be involved. Bilateral non-contiguous herpes zoster, also termed herpes zoster duplex, is rarely reported. Chronic varicella zost ...
Pages: 148-151
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CLINICAL REPORT
Congenital Spindle Cell Naevus with Unusual Transformation: Proliferative Nodule or Melanoma?
Katharina Flux, Wolfgang Hartschuh
Congenital melanocytic naevi can give rise to secondary melanocytic tumours, such as proliferative nodules and malignant melanoma. The clinical and histological features of both lesions may be nearly identical, which makes an unequivocal diagnosis impossible. In particular, it is difficult to differentiate clearly between benign and malignant proliferation in infants with secondary melanocytic pro ...
Pages: 152-155
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Hyphomycosis Due to Paecilomyces lilacinus
Khaled Ezzedine, Emilie Belin, Stéphanie Guillet, Mahussi D’Almeida, Catherine Droitcourt, Isabelle Accocebery, Brigitte Milpied, Thomas Jouary, Denis Malvy, Alain Taieb
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 156-157
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Disseminated BCG Infection in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Rie Yu, Takahiro Satoh, Tomoe Wakabayashi, Nobuhiko Ueda, Hiroo Yokozeki
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 158-159
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hair Graying Pattern Depends on Gender, Onset Age and Smoking Habits
Seong Jin Jo, Seung Hwan Paik , Jae Woo Choi, Jong Hee Lee , Soyun Cho, Kyu Han Kim, Hee Chul Eun , Oh Sang Kwon
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 160-161
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Subungual Blue Naevus Showing Expansile Growth
Eun-Ju Lee, Min-Kyung Shin , Mu-Hyoung Lee
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 162-163
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of IgG/IgA Pemphigus Presenting Malar Rash-like Erythema
Satomi Hosoda, Masayuki Suzuki, Mayumi Komine, Satoru Murata, Takashi Hashimoto, Mamitaro Ohtsuki
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 164-166
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
γδ T-cell Lymphoma Mimicking Sézary Syndrome
Wolfgang Bauer, Daniel Spazierer, Irene Klein, Georg Stary, Stefan Wöhrl, Stephan N. Wagner, Robert Knobler, Leonhard Müllauer , Georg Stingl
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 166-168
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rosacea-like Demodicosis Mimicking Cutaneous Lymphoma
Yukiko Kito, Hideo Hashizume, Yoshiki Tokura
Abstract is missing (letter)
Pages: 169-170
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Zonulin May Not be a Marker of Autoimmunity in Patients with Psoriasis
Sasha Gerdes, Svetlana Osadtschy, Norbert Buhles, Ulrich Mrowietz
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 171-172
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Photodynamic Therapy of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer with Methyl Aminolaevulinate is Associated with Less Pain than with Aminolaevulinic Acid
Magdolna Gaál , Sylwia Otrosinka, Eszter Baltás, Henriette Ócsai, Judit Oláh, Lajos Kemény, Rolland Gyulai
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 173-175
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Inverse Association between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Contact Allergy
Kaare Engkilde, Jacob P. Thyssen, Nannie Bangsgaard, Torkil Menné, Jeanne D. Johansen
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 175-176
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Unilateral Buccal Fordyce Spots with Ipsilateral Facial Paralysis: A Sign of Neuro-sebaceous Connection?
A. Tulin Mansur , Ikbal E. Aydingoz
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 177-178
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Diphtheria in a German Man with Travel History
Azadeh Orouji, Alexander Kiewert, Thomas Filser, Sergij Goerdt, Wiebke K. Peitsch
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 179-180
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Topical Tacrolimus is Useful for Avoiding Suction-blister Epidermal Grafting Depigmentation in Non-segmental Vitiligo: A Case Report
Calogero Pagliarello, Andrea Paradisi
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 181-182
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Trichotemnomania: Hair Loss Mediated by a Compulsive Habit Not Admitted by Patients
Jacinto Orgaz-Molina, Husein Husein-ElAhmed, María Isabel Soriano-Hernández, Salvador Arias-Santiago
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 183-184
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Absence of Swedish New Variant Chlamydia trachomatis (nvCT) and C. trachomatis Genotype Distribution in Gipuzkoa, Spain, 2009–2010
Luis Piñeiro, Magnus Unemo, Gustavo Cilla
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 185-186
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Late Onset of Skin Manifestations in Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome with FLCN Mutation p.W260X
Elke C. Sattler, Martin U. Lang , Maurice A.M. van Steensel, Michel van Geel, Josef J. Schneider, Michael J. Flaig, Thomas Ruzicka, Walter Burgdorf, Ortrud K. Steinlein
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 187-188
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of Leprosy Mistaken for Cutaneous Sarcoidosis
Huma Aftab, Susanne D. Nielsen, Signe L. Nielsen, Eva Due, Ib C. Bygbjerg, Søren Thybo
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 189-190
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Phylloid Hypermelanosis in a Child with Psychomotor Delay, Cicatricial Alopecia, Hearing Loss and Polythelia
Anette Bygum, Yanko Petkov, Jesper Graakjaer, Uffe Birk Jensen, Christina Fagerberg
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 191-192
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REVIEW
Hypersensitivity Reactions to Dapsone: A Systematic Review
Maria Lorenz, Gottfried Wozel, Jochen Schmitt
Dapsone is widely used in the treatment of leprosy and several chronic inflammatory dermatological conditions. Hypersensitivity reactions to dapsone are potentially fatal adverse drug reactions with unknown prevalence and risk factors. We performed a systematic review covering all reported cases of hypersensitivity reactions, in order to systematically summarize the published evidence on prevalenc ...
Pages: 194-199
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CLINICAL REPORT
Six-year Retrospective Review of Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms
Pranee Wongkitisophon, Kumutnart Chanprapaph, Ploysyne Rattanakaemakorn, Vasanop Vachiramon
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare, severe adverse drug reaction. The aim of this study was to characterize the aetiology, clinical features, laboratory findings, and management of patients with DRESS, diagnosed from January 2005 to April 2010 in a tertiary centre in Thailand. Twenty-seven patients were included in the study with a mean age of 52 years. Phenyto ...
Pages: 200-205
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Herpes Zoster in Patients with Drug-induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome/DRESS
Yoko Kano, Chiho Horie, Miyuki Inaoka, Ishida Tadashi, Yoshiko Mizukawa, Tetsuo Shiohara
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 206-207
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
In Vitro Evaluation of Phototoxic Properties of Proton Pump Inhibitors, H2-receptor Antagonists and Statins
Evi Gebhardt , Bernadette Eberlein, Bernhard Przybilla, Klaus-Peter Gilbertz, Marianne Placzek
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 208-210
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Induced by Masitinib
Benjamin Chaigne, Louise Lagier, Alexander Aubourg, Anne de Muret, Annie-Pierre Jonville-Bera, Laurent Machet, Mahtab Samimi
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 210-212
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Successful Treatment of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis/Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Overlap with Human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor: A Case Report
Kristine A. Pallesen, Sian Robinson, Palle Toft, Klaus E. Andersen
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 212-213
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Arising as a Sequela of Drug-induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome
Hideaki Watanabe, Ryohei Koide, Masafumi Iijima
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 214-215
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Reactive Perforating Collagenosis during Erlotinib Therapy
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 216-217
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hair Depigmentation and Vitiligo-like Lesions in a Leukaemic Paediatric Patient during Chemotherapy with Dasatinib
Valeria Brazzelli, Vincenzo Grasso, Vincenzo Barbaccia, Giambattista Manna, Nicolò Rivetti, Marco Zecca, Giovanna Giorgiani, Camilla Vassallo, Giovanni Borroni
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 218-219
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Drug-induced Pseudoleucoderma: A Commentary
Eliabeth Minder
Abstract is missing (commentary)
Pages: 220-220
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QUIZ
A Polycyclic Annular Erythematous Plaque on the Trunk: A Quiz
Julie Lemeray, Bernard Guillot, Olivier Dereure
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 221-223
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QUIZ
Dusky Red Swelling of the Penis in Association with Fever and Diarrhoea: A Quiz
Andrea Saggini, Andrea Chiricozzi, Tiago Torres
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 221-223
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