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COMMENTARY
Diet in Acne: Further Evidence for the Role of Nutrient Signalling in Acne Pathogenesis – A Commentary
Bodo Melnik
Recent evidence underlines the role of Western diet in the pathogenesis of acne. Acne is absent in populations consuming Palaeolithic diets with low glycaemic load and no consumption of milk or dairy products. Two randomized controlled studies, one of which is presented in this issue of Acta Dermato-Venereologica, have provided evidence for the beneficial therapeutic effects of low glycaemic load ...
Pages: 228-231
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Treatment of Severe Acne with Low-dose Isotretinoin
Tarun Mehra, Claudia Borelli, Walter Burgdorf, Martin Röcken, Martin Schaller
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 247-248
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Ten-year Experience of Bexarotene Therapy for Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma in Finland
Liisa Väkevä, Annamari Ranki, Sonja Hahtola
Bexarotene is an oral retinoid shown to be active against the cutaneous manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lym­phoma (CTCL). Literature on the efficacy, dosing and side-effects of bexarotene is sparse. We present here data on 37 Finnish patients with CTCL treated with bexarotene during the last 10 years. Bexarotene was equally effective as monotherapy or when combined with other treatment modalit ...
Pages: 258-263
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COMMENTARY
Diet in Acne: Further Evidence for the Role of Nutrient Signalling in Acne Pathogenesis – A Commentary
Bodo Melnik
Recent evidence underlines the role of Western diet in the pathogenesis of acne. Acne is absent in populations consuming Palaeolithic diets with low glycaemic load and no consumption of milk or dairy products. Two randomized controlled studies, one of which is presented in this issue of Acta Dermato-Venereologica, have provided evidence for the beneficial therapeutic effects of low glycaemic load ...
Pages: 228-231
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REVIEW
Hydroquinone Therapy for Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Secondary to Acne: Not Just Prescribable by Dermatologists
Mekhala Chandra, Jacob Levitt, Cara A Pensabene
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation after acne can be as troublesome as the acne itself. Hydroquinone, a tyrosinase inhibitor, in a 4% cream can be used safely twice daily for up to 6 months to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The efficacy of this treatment can be enhanced by using a retinoid nightly and a mid-potent steroid, which is applied twice daily for 2 weeks, then at weekends onl ...
Pages: 232-235
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
A Nationwide Study of Acne Treatment Patterns in Korea: Analysis of Patient Preconceived Notions and Dermatologist Suggestion for Treatment
Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Hyun Sun Yoon, Dae Hun Suh, Ji Young Yoon, Sue Kyung Park, Eil Soo Lee, Joo Heung Lee, Nack In Kim, Young Chul Kye, Young Suck Ro, Sang Ju Lee, Myung Nam Kim, Kyung Jeh Sung, Eun So Lee, Kwang Joong Kim, Korean Society for Acne Research
Patients often have preconceived notions about acne treat­ments before visiting dermatologists. The aim of this study was to explore the association between patients’ beliefs regarding acne and physicians’ suggestion for treatment modality in dermatology clinics. A cross-sectional, nationwide multicentre study was conducted. A total of 1,370 patients completed questionnaires about beliefs abo ...
Pages: 236-240
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Clinical and Histological Effect of a Low Glycaemic Load Diet in Treatment of Acne Vulgaris in Korean Patients: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Ji Young Yoon, Jong Soo Hong, Jae Yoon Jung, Mi Sun Park, Dae Hun Suh
Recent studies have suggested that dietary factors, specifically glycaemic load, may be involved in the pathogenesis of acne. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and histological effects on acne lesions of a low glycaemic load diet. A total of 32 patients with mild to moderate acne were randomly assigned to either a low glycaemic load diet or a control group diet, and completed a 1 ...
Pages: 241-246
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Treatment of Severe Acne with Low-dose Isotretinoin
Tarun Mehra, Claudia Borelli, Walter Burgdorf, Martin Röcken, Martin Schaller
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 247-248
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Large Benign Condyloma Acuminatum: Successful Treatment with Isotretinoin and Interferon Alpha
Efi Pasmatzi, Nikiforos Kapranos, Alexandra Monastirli, Maria Melachrinou, Sophia Georgiou, Dionysios Tsambaos
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 249-250
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Efficacy and Tolerability of Alitretinoin for Chronic Hand Eczema Under Daily Practice Conditions: Results of the TOCCATA Open Study Comprising 680 Patients
Thomas L. Diepgen, Egon Pfarr, Thomas Zimmermann
This non-interventional observational open study (TOCCATA, sponsored by Basilea Pharmaceutica Germany) investigated the use of alitretinoin to treat chronic hand eczema under daily “real life” medical practice conditions in Germany. A total of 349 dermatologists through­out Germany enrolled 680 adult patients with chronic hand eczema. Patients were prescribed and treated with alitretinoin in ...
Pages: 251-255
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Oral Alitretinoin in Congenital Ichthyosis: A Pilot Study Shows Variable Effects and a Risk of Central Hypothyroidism
Agneta Gånemo, Mette Sommerlund, Anders Vahlquist
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 256-257
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Ten-year Experience of Bexarotene Therapy for Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma in Finland
Liisa Väkevä, Annamari Ranki, Sonja Hahtola
Bexarotene is an oral retinoid shown to be active against the cutaneous manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lym­phoma (CTCL). Literature on the efficacy, dosing and side-effects of bexarotene is sparse. We present here data on 37 Finnish patients with CTCL treated with bexarotene during the last 10 years. Bexarotene was equally effective as monotherapy or when combined with other treatment modalit ...
Pages: 258-263
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Photodynamic Therapy with Methyl-aminolaevulinic Acid for Mycosis Fungoides
Sang Tae Kim, Dong Young Kang, Jin Seuk Kang, Jae Woo Baek, Young Seung Jeon, Kee Suck Suh
Mycosis fungoides is the most common type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. There are a wide range of treatments for early-stage and advanced-stage mycosis fungoides. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has emerged as a new treatment modality due to its safety and efficacy. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of PDT with methyl-aminolaevulinic acid (MAL) for the treatment of mycosi ...
Pages: 264-268
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Distribution and Maturation of Skin Dendritic Cell Subsets in Two Forms of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
Philipp Schwingshackl, Gerlinde Obermoser, Van Anh Nguyen, Peter Fritsch, Norbert Sepp, Nikolaus Romani
Dendritic cells (DCs) critically regulate immune responses and the “immune-surveillance” of tumours. This study retrospectively analysed the distribution and maturation status of DC-subsets in T-cell lymphoma of the skin. Mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome (n = 25) were investigated immunohistochemically for DC subsets, based on C-type lectin receptor expression: Langerhans’ ...
Pages: 269-275
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Epstein-Barr Virus-positive Mucocutaneous Ulcers as a Manifestation of Methotrexate-associated B-cell Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Hideo Hashizume, Izumi Uchiyama, Tetsuya Kawamura, Takafumi Suda, Masahiro Takigawa, Yoshiki Tokura
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 276-277
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of Lymphomatoid Papulosis with Extensive Limb Disease Followed by Extracutaneous Involvement and Acquired Ichthyosis
Atsushi Tokuriki, Takahiro Kiyohara, Toshiko Ido, Masanobu Kumakiri
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 278-279
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Serum Levels of CC Chemokine Receptor 4 and CXC Chemokine Receptor 3 Ligands in CD8+ Sézary Syndrome
Hiroshi Uchi, Sayaka Hayashida, Masakazu Takahara, Yoichi Moroi, Masutaka Furue
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 280-281
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Serum IL-31 Levels are Increased in Patients with Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
Hanako Ohmatsu, Makoto Sugaya, Hiraku Suga, Sohshi Morimura, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Hiromichi Kai, Shinji Kagami, Hideki Fujita, Yoshihide Asano, Yayoi Tada, Takafumi Kadono, Shinichi Sato
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 282-283
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Localized AL Amyloidosis in a Patient with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Breast
Hsien-Yi Chiu, Chia-Yu Chu, Tsen-Fang Tsai
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 284-285
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Mimicking Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Patient with Sézary Syndrome
Dániel Töröcsik, Lajos Gergely, Imre Veres, Éva Remenyik, Ágnes Bégány
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 286-287
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mycosis Fungoides in the Setting of T-cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Proliferative Disorder
Andrea Saggini, Rosita Saraceno, Lucia Anemona, Sergio Chimenti, Alessandro Di Stefani
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 288-289
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REVIEW
Host Defence Against Candida albicans and the Role of Pattern-recognition Receptors
Gerd G. Gauglitz, Helene Callenberg , Günther Weindl, Hans C. Korting
Recognition of Candida albicans is mediated by several classes of pattern-recognition receptors, including Toll-like receptors and C-type lectin receptors. Cell wall components of C. albicans, interact with the pattern-recognition receptors, which are expressed by different cells, primarily antigen-presenting cells. This review aims to discuss the different pattern-recognition receptors responsibl ...
Pages: 291-298
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Living with Psoriasis: Prevalence of Shame, Anger, Worry, and Problems in Daily Activities and Social Life
Francesca Sampogna, Stefano Tabolli, Damiano Abeni
Psychosocial problems are frequent among patients with psoriasis. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence of some specific psychosocial issues. These were evaluated in 936 patients using the emotions and functioning scales of the Skindex-29 questionnaire. The problems most frequently experienced were: shame, anger, worry, difficulties in daily activities and social life. All problems w ...
Pages: 299-303
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Psychological Status of Patients with Alopecia Areata
Stefania Alfani, Valeria Antinone, Aurelia Mozzetta, Cristina Di Pietro, Cinzia Mazzanti, Piero Stella, Desanka Raskovich, Damiano Abeni
Alopecia areata is not painful or life-threatening, but its aesthetic repercussions can lead to profound changes in patients’ psychological status and relationships. The psycho­logical status and personality traits of 73 patients and 73 controls were evaluated with the Minnesota Multi­phasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). Analysis of the MMPI-2 profile showed that scores for some scales (i.e. ...
Pages: 304-306
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
One-week Oral Challenge with Penicillin in Diagnosis of Penicillin Allergy
Janni Hjortlund, Charlotte Gotthard Mortz, Per Stahl Skov, Esben Eller, Johan Milling Holk Poulsen, Jakob Eli Borch, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
Many patients experience reactions during penicillin treatment. The diagnosis may be difficult and is mainly based on short-term tests. The European Network for Drug Allergy (ENDA) guidelines proposed for diagnosing penicillin allergy do not include long-term challenge. In this study a total of 405 patients were evaluated. The ENDA guidelines were extended, to include a 7-day oral treatment (p.o.7 ...
Pages: 307-312
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CLINICAL REPORT
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Following Allergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet-cured Inks
Toshiko Ido, Takahiro Kiyohara, Hidenori Takahashi, Yuka Yamaguchi, Daisuke Tani, Masanobu Kumakiri
Erythema multiforme is a relatively common skin disorder; the most common cause is herpes simplex infection, but topical sensitivities reportedly also provoke this reaction. We report here a case that progressed to toxic epidermal necrolysis due to contact with ultraviolet (UV)-cured inks. The diagnosis was confirmed by patch tests to acrylates in the UV-cured inks, histopathological studies of th ...
Pages: 313-315
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Appropriate Time for Test-of-Cure when Diagnosing Gonorrhoea with a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test
Stig Ove Hjelmevoll, Merethe Elise Olsen, Johanna U. Ericson Sollid, Håkon Haaheim, Kjetil K. Melby, Harald Moi, Magnus Unemo, Vegard Skogen
Culture is commonly regarded as the gold standard for diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. However, nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have rapidly replaced culture for diagnostics in many settings. The aim of the present study was to investigate the appropriate time for test-of-cure (TOC) when NAATs are used for diagnosis of gonorrhoea. In total, 30 patients (28 men and 2 women) provided ure ...
Pages: 316-319
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Management of Recalcitrant Hidradenitis Suppurativa with Ustekinumab
Victoria R. Sharon, Miki Shirakawa Garcia, Sepideh Bagheri, Heidi Goodarzi, Clara Yang, Yoko Ono, Emanual Maverakis
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 320-321
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Serum Levels of Interleukin-6 in Patients with Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa
Tamihiro Kawakami, Sora Takeuchi, Yoshinao Soma
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 322-323
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Disseminated Cutaneous Glomangiomas in an Adolescent Boy
Alena Borovaya, Christian Kunte, Michael J. Flaig, Kerstin Albrecht, Ilana Goldscheider , Hans Christian Korting, Thomas Ruzicka, Miklós Sárdy
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 324-325
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
HRAS-mutated Spitz Nevus on the Cheek in a Middle-aged Man
Takahiro Kiyohara, Minoru Takata, Hiroshi Itoh, Kenya Kawami, Masato Yasuta, Kouki Hayakawa, Masanobu Kumakiri
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 326-327
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Elastoderma: An Uncommon Cause of Acquired Hyperextensible Skin
Anne C. de Waal, Willeke A.M. Blokx, Marieke M.B. Seyger, Michelle M. van Rossum
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 328-329
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
First Reported Case of the Swedish New Variant of Chlamydia trachomatis (nvCT) in Eastern Europe (Russia), and Evaluation of Russian Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests Regarding Their Ability to Detect nvCT
Elena Shipitsyna, Ronza Hadad, Olga Ryzhkova, Alevtina Savicheva, Marius Domeika, Magnus Unemo
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 330-331
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Acute Streptococcal Infection of the Vulva
Stefano Veraldi, Claudia Francia, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 332-333
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Erythema Annulare Centrifugum-like Neutrophilic Dermatosis: Effects of Potassium Iodide
Hanako Koguchi, Ken Arita, Naoko Yamane, Satoru Shinkuma, Hiroshi Shimizu
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 333-334
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Leprosy Transmission: Still a Challenge
Claudio Guedes Salgado, Josafá Gonçalves Barreto
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Pages: 335-335
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