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REVIEW
Elicitation and Use of Patients’ Preferences in the Treatment of Psoriasis: A Systematic Review
Nasir Umar, Shelby Yamamoto, Adrian Loerbroks, Darcey Terris
There is a growing advocacy to incorporate patients’ preferences in psoriasis treatment. The aim of this study was to critically review the scientific evidence regarding the elicitation and use of patients’ preferences in psoriasis treatment. Published studies were systematically identified through PubMed, the Cochrane Library, the Web of Knowledge, and PsychINFO. Additional studies were ident ...
Pages: 341-346
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CLINICAL REPORT
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Associated With Solid-organ Malignancies: Three Case Reports and a Literature Review
Joshua O. Podjasek, David A. Wetter, Mark R. Pittelkow, David A. Wada
Adult Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is rarely associated with solid-organ malignancies. We describe here three adult patients with HSP diagnosed within 3 months of the diagnosis of associated solid-organ malignancies, including pulmonary, prostate, and renal carcinomas. Two patients had complete remission with a combination of immunosuppressive therapies and treatment of the associated malignanc ...
Pages: 388-392
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dermal Interleukin-1 Expression and Effective and Long-lasting Therapy with Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Anakinra in Schnitzler Syndrome
Thomas Volz, Florian Wölbing, Jörg Fischer, Martin Braun, Iryna Maggoschitz, Martin Schaller, Mark Berneburg, Tilo Biedermann
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 393-394
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Impaired Expression of Tim-3 on Th17 and Th1 Cells in Psoriasis
Yasumasa Kanai, Takahiro Satoh, Ken Igawa, Hiroo Yokozeki
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease mediated by Th17 and/or Th1 cells. Tim-3 is a cell surface molecule preferentially expressed on Th17 and Th1 cells. The interaction of Tim-3 with Tim-3 ligand inhibits cytokine production. To assess whether T cells in psoriasis have functional abnormalities, expression of cell surface Tim-3 on blood T cells producing interleukin-17 (Th17/Tc17 cells) or interfero ...
Pages: 367-371
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Theme Issue: Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Torbjörn Egelrud
Pages: 339-339
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REVIEW
Elicitation and Use of Patients’ Preferences in the Treatment of Psoriasis: A Systematic Review
Nasir Umar, Shelby Yamamoto, Adrian Loerbroks, Darcey Terris
There is a growing advocacy to incorporate patients’ preferences in psoriasis treatment. The aim of this study was to critically review the scientific evidence regarding the elicitation and use of patients’ preferences in psoriasis treatment. Published studies were systematically identified through PubMed, the Cochrane Library, the Web of Knowledge, and PsychINFO. Additional studies were ident ...
Pages: 341-346
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Patients’ Visual Analogue Scale: A Useful Method for Assessing Psoriasis Severity
Ingela Flytström, Berndt Stenberg, Åke Svensson, Ing-Marie Bergbrant
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 347-348
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Methotrexate Reduces the Occurrence of Cerebrovascular Events among Taiwanese Psoriatic Patients: A Nationwide Population-based Study
Cheng-Che E. Lan, Ying-Chin Ko, Hsin-Su Yu, Ching-Shuang Wu, Wan-Chen Li, Yi-Wei Lu, Yin-Chun Chen, Yi-Ying Chin, Yi-Hsin Yang, Gwo-Shing Chen
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of methotrexate and retinoid on risks for developing cerebrovascular disease among psoriatic patients. A population-based nested case-control study was conducted using the Taiwanese National Health Insurance database. Cox proportional hazards models were adopted. The hazard ratio (HR) of newly developed ...
Pages: 349-352
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Discontinuation of Methotrexate in Psoriasis
Eva Due, Maria Blomberg, Lone Skov, Claus Zachariae
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 353-354
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Dose-creep of Infliximab During Psoriasis Treatment: An Observational Study
Christine R. Mehren, Robert Gniadecki
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Pages: 355-357
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Differential Response of Chronic Plaque Psoriasis to Briakinumab vs. Ustekinumab
Martin Inzinger, Wolfgang Weger, Wolfgang Salmhofer, Peter Wolf
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Pages: 357-358
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Erythrodermic Psoriasis Improved by Panitumumab, But Not Bevacizumab
Aya Nishizawa, Takahiro Satoh, Hiroo Yokozeki
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Pages: 360-361
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Lack of Anti-drug Antibodies in Patients with Psoriasis Well-controlled on Long-term Treatment with Tumour Necrosis Factor Inhibitors
Martin W. Meyer, Claus Zachariae, Klaus Bendtzen, Lone Skov
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Pages: 362-364
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Monitoring Peripheral Blood CD4+ Intracellular Adenosine Triphosphate Concentration in Patients with Psoriasis Treated with Fumaric Acid Esters
Thilo Gambichler, Nina Scola, Sebastian Rotterdam, Stephan Höxtermann, Aiden Haghikia, Simon Faissner, Alexander Kreuter, Falk G. Bechara, Peter Altmeyer, Andrew Chan
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 364-366
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Impaired Expression of Tim-3 on Th17 and Th1 Cells in Psoriasis
Yasumasa Kanai, Takahiro Satoh, Ken Igawa, Hiroo Yokozeki
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease mediated by Th17 and/or Th1 cells. Tim-3 is a cell surface molecule preferentially expressed on Th17 and Th1 cells. The interaction of Tim-3 with Tim-3 ligand inhibits cytokine production. To assess whether T cells in psoriasis have functional abnormalities, expression of cell surface Tim-3 on blood T cells producing interleukin-17 (Th17/Tc17 cells) or interfero ...
Pages: 367-371
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Dermal Distribution of Hyaluronan in Psoriatic Arthritis; Coexistence of CD44, MMP3 and 9
Ulla Lindqvist, Inger Phil-Lundin, Anna Engström-Laurent
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic systemic disease in which patients develop persistent inflammation of the skin and joints, leading to disability and joint damage. The extracellular component hyaluronan (HA) plays an important role in regulatory processes such as inflammation, wound healing and tumour progression. At any site of inflammation HA can be depolymerized to low-molecular weight fragment ...
Pages: 372-377
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REVIEW
Beyond Zoster: Sensory and Immune Changes in Zoster-affected Dermatomes: A Review*
Vincenzo Ruocco, Sonia Sangiuliano, Giampiero Brunetti, Eleonora Ruocco
Neuroepidermal tropism of varicella-zoster virus accounts for cutaneous and nerve lesions following herpes zoster. Skin lesions heal in a few weeks and may or may not leave visible scars. Nerve lesions involve peripheral sensory fibres, sometimes causing permanent damage that results in partial denervation of the affected dermatome. The effects of the nerve injury involve the sensibility function, ...
Pages: 378-382
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Isotopic Response of Graft Versus Host Disease Following Herpes Zoster Infection: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Tarun Mehra, Gisela Metzler, Jürgen Bauer, Martin Köberle, Claus Garbe
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 383-384
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Successful Treatment of Lichen Planus with Adalimumab
Peter Holló, Josef Szakonyi, Dorottya Kiss, Hajnalka Jokai, Attila Horváth, Sarolta Kárpáti
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 385-386
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Lichen Planus in Childhood Showing Various Cutaneous Features
Yohei Hamade, Ken Arita, Ellen Toyonaga, Daisuke Inokuma, Kokichi Hamasaka, Hiroshi Shimizu
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 386-387
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CLINICAL REPORT
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Associated With Solid-organ Malignancies: Three Case Reports and a Literature Review
Joshua O. Podjasek, David A. Wetter, Mark R. Pittelkow, David A. Wada
Adult Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is rarely associated with solid-organ malignancies. We describe here three adult patients with HSP diagnosed within 3 months of the diagnosis of associated solid-organ malignancies, including pulmonary, prostate, and renal carcinomas. Two patients had complete remission with a combination of immunosuppressive therapies and treatment of the associated malignanc ...
Pages: 388-392
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dermal Interleukin-1 Expression and Effective and Long-lasting Therapy with Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Anakinra in Schnitzler Syndrome
Thomas Volz, Florian Wölbing, Jörg Fischer, Martin Braun, Iryna Maggoschitz, Martin Schaller, Mark Berneburg, Tilo Biedermann
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 393-394
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CLINICAL REPORT
Cryopyrin-associated Periodic Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Japanese Literature
Kumi Aoyama, Hiroo Amano, Yuki Takaoka, Ryuta Nishikomori, Osamu Ishikawa
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome is an autoinflammatory syndrome caused by mutations of the CIAS1 gene (currently named NLRP3), and is characterized by periodic attacks of an urticaria-like rash, fever, head­ache, conjunctivitis and arthralgia. We report here a case of a 1-year-old boy with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome, which manifested as a recurrent skin rash in the postnatal pe ...
Pages: 395-398
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Etanercept-induced Clinical Remission of Type II Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Jong Hoon Kim, Min-Chan Park, Soo-Chan Kim
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 399-400
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TNF-alpha Blockade with Infliximab in a Patient with Lupus Erythematosus Profundus
Claudia Günther, Martin Aringer, Marlene Lochno, Eva Kämmerer, Andrea Bauer, Gottfried Wozel, Michael Meurer
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Pages: 401-403
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Multiple Blisters Along the Lip Vermilion are a Clue to Bullous Lupus Erythematosus
Marcello Menta S. Nico, Silvia V. Lourenço
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 404-405
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Orofacial Granulomatosis as First Manifestation of Crohn’s Disease: Successful Treatment of Both Conditions with a Combination of Infliximab and Dapsone
Nicole Kemmler, Norbert Pfannschmidt, Robert Strohal
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 406-407
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Scleromyxoedema: Clinical Follow-up After Successful Treatment with High-dose Immunoglobulins Reveals Different Long-term Outcomes
Mona Bidier, Carolin Zschoche, Patrick Gholam, Alexander H. Enk, Eva N. Hadaschik
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 408-409
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CLINICAL REPORT
Skin Cancer and Other Cutaneous Disorders in Liver Transplant Recipients
Anna Belloni-Fortina, Stefano Piaserico, Matteo Bordignon, Martina Gambato, Marco Senzolo, Francesco Paolo Russo, Andrea Peserico, Giuseppe De Matteis , Egle Perissinotto, Umberto Cillo, Alessandro Vitale, Mauro Alaibac, Patrizia Burra
Patients who have received liver transplant are at increased risk of skin complications due to long-term immunosuppression regimen. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and risk factors of skin complications in liver transplant patients. We analyzed 161 liver transplant recipients. The mean age at transplantation was 47.4 years. Mean follow-up was 6 years. Seventy-one percent of pati ...
Pages: 411-415
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CLINICAL REPORT
Psychogenic Skin Excoriations: Diagnostic Criteria, Semiological Analysis and Psychiatric Profiles
Laurent Misery, Myriam Chastaing, Sylviane Touboul, Valérie Callot, Martine Schollhammer, Paul Young, Nathalie Feton-Danou, Sabine Dutray, French Psychodermatology Group
Psychogenic excoriations are also called neurotic excoriations, dermatillomania or skin picking syndrome. We proposed diagnostic criteria and then performed a study of the psychiatric profiles of outpatients with psychogenic excoriations and the circumstances around the creation of these excoriations. Although the results must be interpreted with caution because the study was performed with only ...
Pages: 416-418
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CLINICAL REPORT
Turkish Version of the Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Questionnaire: Cultural Adaptation, Assessment of Reliability and Validity
Emek Kocatürk, Karsten Weller, Peter Martus, Selin Aktas, Mukaddes Kavala, Sükran Sarigul, Ilaria Baiardini, Giorgio W. Canonica, Zenon Brzoza, Dimitrios Kalogeromitros, Marcus Maurer
Chronic spontaneous urticaria has a substantial impact on patients’ quality of life. The first disease-specific tool to assess quality of life impairment in this condition, the Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Questionnaire (CU-Q2oL), was developed recently. The aim of this study was to adapt the original Italian version to the Turkish language and to evaluate its reliability, validity, and sen ...
Pages: 419-425
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CLINICAL REPORT
Dermoscopic Changes in Melanocytic Naevi in Children during Digital Follow-up
Anna Belloni Fortina, Edoardo Zattra, Bianca Bernardini, Mauro Alaibac, Andrea Peserico
The aim of this study was to investigate the dermoscopic changes in acquired melanocytic naevi in a large paediatric population over an interval of several years. Images of 717 melanocytic naevi were obtained from 160 consecutive patients. Dermoscopic pigment pattern changes were observed in one of two lesions after a follow-up of one year, in 34 of 295 lesions (11.5%) after 2 years, in 40 of 190 ...
Pages: 427-429
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Functional Regulation of Interleukin-31 Production by its Genetic Polymorphism in Patients with Extrinsic Atopic Dermatitis
Chien-Hui Hong, Hsin-Su Yu, Ying-Chin Ko, Wei-Chiao Chang, Hung-Yi Chuang, Gwo-Shing Chen, Chih-Hung Lee
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 430-432
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Sweat Test with Water-erasable Ink
Hisashi Uhara, Kenta Nakamura, Yasutomo Mikoshiba, Tomomi Miyake, Ryuhei Okuyama
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Pages: 432-433
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mid-dermal Elastolysis: Another Dermatological Clue to Autoimmunity?
María Estela Martínez-Escala, Eduardo Rozas, Ramon M. Pujol, Josep Eugeni Herrero-González
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Pages: 434-435
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by Metals in Blackboard Chalk: A Case Report
Monica Corazza, Stefania Zauli, Antonella Pagnoni, Anna Virgili
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 436-437
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Topical Tacrolimus and 50% Zinc Oxide Paste for Hailey-Hailey Disease: Less is More
Calogero Pagliarello, Andrea Paradisi, Caterina Dianzani, Mauro Paradisi, Paolo Persichetti
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 437-438
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Idiopathic Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Successful Resolution with Infliximab Therapy and Pro-inflammatory Cytokines Assessment
Stefano R. Del Giacco, Davide Firinu, Maria Maddalena Lorrai, Loredana Serusi, Raffaella Meleddu, Maria Pina Barca, Monica Peralta, Paolo Emilio Manconi
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 439-440
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Creams Used by Hand Eczema Patients are often Contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus
Michael D. Lundov, Jeanne D. Johansen, Claus Zachariae, Lise Moesby
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Pages: 441-442
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Rickettsia africae Infection in a Japanese Traveller with Many Tick Bites
Tomomi Fujisawa, Teruki Kadosaka, Hiromi Fujita, Shuji Ando, Ai Takano, Yumiko Ogasawara, Hiroki Kawabata, Mariko Seishima
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 443-444
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Primary Cutaneous Actinomycosis of the Femorogluteal Region: Two Case Reports
Rita Varga, Alexander Kovneristy, Matthias Volkenandt, Miklós Sárdy, Thomas Ruzicka
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Pages: 445-446
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A Comment on Rapid Progression of Hidradenitis Suppurativa in the Lower Leg of a Patient with Psoriasis Vulgaris
Prashant Verma, Namrata Chhabra
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Pages: 447-447
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