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SPECIAL REPORT
Self-Inflicted Lesions in Dermatology: Terminology and Classification – A Position Paper from the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry (ESDaP)
Uwe Gieler, Sylvie G. Consoli, Lucía Tomás-Aragones, Dennis M. Linder, Gregor B.E. Jemec, Francoise Poot, Jacek C. Szepietowski, John de Korte, Klaus-Michael Taube, Andrey Lvov, Silla M. Consoli
The terminology, classification, diagnosis and treatment of self-inflicted dermatological lesions are subjects of open debate. The present study is the result of various meetings of a task force of dermatologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, all active in the field of psychodermatology, aimed at clarifying the terminology related to these disorders. A flow chart and glossary of terms and defi ...
Pages: 4-12
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DEBATE ARTICLE
Teaching and Learning in Dermatology: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg via Way of Von Hebra
Jonathan L. Rees
The World Wide Web (www) and other internet-based technologies offer enormous potential for enhancing teaching in dermatology. There is also the possibility that if these technologies are adopted uncritically, either because of ignorance of how people learn, or because they are viewed primarily as ways to reduce institutional costs, that they might diminish learning, thereby reducing the value pro ...
Pages: 13-22
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Monkey See, Monkey Do: Contagious Itch in Nonhuman Primates
Ashley N. Feneran, Russell O'Donnell, Ashley Press, Gil Yosipovitch, Mark Cline, Greg Dugan, Alexandru D.P. Papoiu, Leigh A. Nattkemper, Yiong Huak Chan, Carol A. Shively
”Contagious itch” has been anecdotally reported and recently confirmed in a controlled setting in humans. Here, we investigated in adult rhesus macaques whether ‘contagious itch’ occurs spontaneously in monkeys. In a first experiment, the latency to scratch following cage-mate scratching was observed in pair-housed adult rhesus macaques. Scratching increased within the first 60 s and subse ...
Pages: 27-29
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EDITORIAL
News about the Editors, Theme Issuess and Performance of Acta Dermato-Venereologica
Anders Vahlquist
No Abstract (Editorial)
Pages: 3-3
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SPECIAL REPORT
Self-Inflicted Lesions in Dermatology: Terminology and Classification – A Position Paper from the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry (ESDaP)
Uwe Gieler, Sylvie G. Consoli, Lucía Tomás-Aragones, Dennis M. Linder, Gregor B.E. Jemec, Francoise Poot, Jacek C. Szepietowski, John de Korte, Klaus-Michael Taube, Andrey Lvov, Silla M. Consoli
The terminology, classification, diagnosis and treatment of self-inflicted dermatological lesions are subjects of open debate. The present study is the result of various meetings of a task force of dermatologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, all active in the field of psychodermatology, aimed at clarifying the terminology related to these disorders. A flow chart and glossary of terms and defi ...
Pages: 4-12
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DEBATE ARTICLE
Teaching and Learning in Dermatology: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg via Way of Von Hebra
Jonathan L. Rees
The World Wide Web (www) and other internet-based technologies offer enormous potential for enhancing teaching in dermatology. There is also the possibility that if these technologies are adopted uncritically, either because of ignorance of how people learn, or because they are viewed primarily as ways to reduce institutional costs, that they might diminish learning, thereby reducing the value pro ...
Pages: 13-22
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Put the Student in Charge: Take Part in the Biggest Revolution Ever in Teaching and Learning in Dermatology
Andrew Y. Finlay
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Pages: 23-26
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Monkey See, Monkey Do: Contagious Itch in Nonhuman Primates
Ashley N. Feneran, Russell O'Donnell, Ashley Press, Gil Yosipovitch, Mark Cline, Greg Dugan, Alexandru D.P. Papoiu, Leigh A. Nattkemper, Yiong Huak Chan, Carol A. Shively
”Contagious itch” has been anecdotally reported and recently confirmed in a controlled setting in humans. Here, we investigated in adult rhesus macaques whether ‘contagious itch’ occurs spontaneously in monkeys. In a first experiment, the latency to scratch following cage-mate scratching was observed in pair-housed adult rhesus macaques. Scratching increased within the first 60 s and subse ...
Pages: 27-29
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Photosensitizing Properties of Compounds Related to Benzophenone
Marianne Placzek, Markus Dendorfer, Bernhard Przybilla, Klaus-P. Gilbertz, Bernadette Eberlein
Benzophenone is a phototoxic compound with absorption maxima in the ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) range. Many benzophenone derivatives are known to be photosensitizing. On the other hand, 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone is used as a photoprotective agent. The aim of the present study was to analyse a range of benzophenone derivatives and thus examine the effects of molecular changes ...
Pages: 30-32
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Gestational Pemphigoid: Placental Morphology and Function
Laura Huilaja, Kaarin Mäkikallio, Raija Sormunen, Jouko Lohi, Tiina Hurskainen, Kaisa Tasanen
Gestational pemphigoid (PG), a very rare pregnancy-associated bullous dermatosis, is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome (miscarriage, preterm delivery, foetal growth restriction). The major antigen in PG is collagen XVII (BP180). PG autoantibodies cross-react with collagen XVII in the skin and have been suggested to cause placental failure. On this basis, we evaluated clinical outcome and m ...
Pages: 33-38
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Nestin Expression is Increased in the Suprabasal Epidermal Layer in Psoriasis Vulgaris
Akira Watarai, Yasuyuki Amoh, Hideki Maejima, Yuko Hamada, Kensei Katsuoka
We investigated the expression of both epidermal fatty acid-binding protein (FABP5), a marker of transit amplifying cells, and nestin, a putative marker of epidermal stem cells, in psoriatic epidermis and in normal human cultured keratinocytes. In lesional psoriatic epidermis, immunostaining showed that the suprabasal layer was positive for nestin, with some cells co-expressing FABP5. Flow cytomet ...
Pages: 39-43
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Retinoids Reduce Formation of Keratin Aggregates in Heat-stressed Immortalized Keratinocytes from an Epidermolytic Ichthyosis Patient with a KRT10 Mutation*
Hao Li, Hans Törmä
Epidermolytic ichthyosis (EI) is an autosomal dominant epidermal skin fragility disorder caused by mutations in keratin 1 and 10 (K1 and K10) genes. Mutated keratins form characteristic aggregates in vivo and in vitro. Some patients benefit from retinoid therapy, although the mechanism is not fully understood. Our aim was to demonstrate whether retinoids affect the formation of keratin aggregates ...
Pages: 44-49
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Does Allergen-specific Immunotherapy Induce Contact Allergy to Aluminium?
Eva Netterlid, Monica Hindsén, Ingrid Siemund, Jonas Björk, Sonja Werner, Helene Jacobsson, Nuray Güner, Magnus Bruze
Persistent, itching nodules have been reported to appear at the injection site after allergen-specific immuno-therapy with aluminium-precipitated antigen extract, occasionally in conjunction with contact allergy to aluminium. This study aimed to quantify the development of contact allergy to aluminium during allergen-specific immunotherapy. A randomized, controlled, single-blind multicentre study ...
Pages: 50-56
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CLINICAL REPORT
Psychophysiological Effects of Stress Management in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Christina Schut, Ulrike Weik, Natalia Tews, Uwe Gieler, Renate Deinzer, Jörg Kupfer
Atopic dermatitis leads to, and can be triggered by, stress. Psychological interventions have been shown to have positive effects on skin status, itch and scratching behaviour. However, it has not been analysed whether stress management leads to a change in physiological stress level and psychophysiological stress reaction under acute stress in this patient group. In this study 28 patients with at ...
Pages: 57-61
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CLINICAL REPORT
Prevalence and Clinical Profile of Vitiligo in China: A Community-based Study in Six Cities
Xiaoyan Wang, Juan Du, Tinglin Wang, Cheng Zhou, Yiwei Shen, Xiaolan Ding, Shan Tian, Ying Liu, Guanghui Peng, Shuqi Xue, June Zhou, Renli Wang, Xuemei Meng, Guangde Pei, Yunhua Bai, Qing Liu, Hang Li, Jianzhong Zhang
Vitiligo is a common skin disease, the prevalence of which varies between races and countries. In China, no population-based study has been reported, although there have been some epidemiological studies on single cities or regions. The objective of this study was to obtain the prevalence and clinical profile of vitiligo in China. The study was conducted in 6 cities. Cluster sampling was used in s ...
Pages: 62-65
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CLINICAL REPORT
The Potential of Using Enzyme-linked Immunospot to Diagnose Cephalosporin-induced Maculopapular Exanthems
Boonthorn Tanvarasethee, Supranee Buranapraditkun, Jettanong Klaewsongkram
There is no reliable test to diagnose cephalosporin-induced maculopapular exanthems (MPE). This study aimed to evaluate the role of enzyme-linked immunospot assay in the diagnosis of cephalosporin-induced MPE compared with skin testing. A total of 25 patients with a history of cephalosporin-induced MPE were skin tested and the frequencies of cephalosporin-specific interferon-γ-, interleukin-5 ...
Pages: 66-69
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CLINICAL REPORT
Serum Anti-lysosomal-associated Membrane Protein-2 Antibody Levels in Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa
Tamihiro Kawakami, Akihiro Ishizu, Yosihiro Arimura, Yoshinao Soma
Lysosomal-associated membrane protein-2 (LAMP-2) is a target antigen for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs), which are closely linked to a subset of primary systemic vasculitides. Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPN) is a necrotizing vasculitis of small to medium-sized arteries within the skin. We measured levels of serum anti-LAMP-2 antibody in 50 patients with CPN, 8 with microscopic ...
Pages: 70-73
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CLINICAL REPORT
Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis Resembling Borderline-tuberculoid Leprosy: A New Clinical Presentation?
Federica Dassoni, Zerihun Abebe, Bernard Naafs, Aldo Morrone
Both cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis are endemic in Northern Ethiopia. The different clinical presentations depend on the responsible organism and the host’s immune response. Localized cutaneous leishmaniasis is the type most frequently seen. Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis is relatively rare and usually associated with mucous membrane involvement. Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis prese ...
Pages: 74-77
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Recurrent Erysipelas Secondary to a Late Prosthetic Femoropopliteal Bypass Infection
Felix Jacobs, Jakub Kubiak, Martin Schaller, Anke Stroelin
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Pages: 78-79
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Epidemiology of Dandruff, Scalp Pruritus and Associated Symptoms
Laurent Misery, Nora Rahhali, Antoine Duhamel, Charles Taieb
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Pages: 80-81
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Allergic Contact Dermatitis due to Dazomet Absorbed by Agricultural Rubber Boots
Chika Ohata, Mari Yoneda
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Pages: 81-82
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Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome Induced by Clindamycin
Yoshitaka Nakamura, Kenya Watamatsu, Masahiko Muto
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Pages: 83-84
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in a Patient with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura and Drug-induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome Treated with Corticosteroids
Kazuhisa Hirahara, Yoko Kano, Yusuke Asano, Tetsuo Shiohara
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Pages: 85-86
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Granulocyte-colony Stimulating Factor-producing Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma with Cerebral Metastasis
Akira Kasuya, Satoshi Hirakawa, Hideo Hashizume, Yoshiki Tokura
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Pages: 87-88
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Basophils Infiltrate the Skin Lesions in Lepromatous Leprosy
Atsushi Otsuka, Motoaki Ozaki, Yuri Horiguchi, Yozo Murata, Kimiko Kumano, Reiko Nogami, Masamichi Goto, Andrew F. Walls, Norihisa Ishii, Yoshiki Miyachi, Kenji Kabashima
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Pages: 88-89
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Contact Allergy due to Lychee
Rossano Valsecchi, Paolo Leghissa
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Pages: 90-91
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Protein Contact Dermatitis Caused by Allergy to Chapatti Flour
Laura Malinauskiene, Marléne Isaksson
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Pages: 91-93
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Diffuse Dermal Angiomatosis in a Patient with an Iatrogenic Arterio-venous Fistula and Wegener’s Granulomatosis
Andrea Bassi, Meena Arunachalam, Vincenza Maio, Elisa Difonzo
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Pages: 93-94
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Granulomatous Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis Associated with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome
Chihiro Wakusawa, Taku Fujimura, Takahiro Haga, Setsuya Aiba
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Pages: 95-96
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Frequent Relapse and Irradiation Strategy in Primary Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Leg-type
Hayakazu Sumida, Makoto Sugaya, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Yosaku Minatani, Yuki Ohno, Yuta Uwajima, Hanako Ohmatsu, Hideki Fujita, Hideomi Yamashita, Shinichi Sato
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Pages: 97-98
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Acrosyringeal Involvement of Palmoplantar Lesions of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis
Takahiro Satoh, Hiroshi Ikeda, Hiroo Yokozeki
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Pages: 99-99
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A Case of Churg–Strauss Syndrome: Flow Cytometric Analysis of the Surface Activation Markers of Peripheral Eosinophils
Kyoko Nakahigashi, Atsushi Otsuka, Yoshiki Miyachi, Kenji Kabashima, Miki Tanioka
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Pages: 100-101
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Recurrent Postpartum Impetigo Herpetiformis Presenting After a ”Skip” Pregnancy
Darshan C. Vaidya, George Kroumpouzos, Lionel Bercovitch
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Pages: 102-103
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Agminated Blue Naevi in a Patient with EMO Syndrome
Linda Milkova, Regina Treudler, Jan-Christoph C. Simon, Manfred Kunz
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Pages: 104-105
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Rosacea-like Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: An Atypical Presentation Responding to Antimalarials
Angelo V. Marzano, Riccardo Lazzari, Ilaria Polloni, Vincio Boneschi, Carlo Crosti
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Pages: 106-107
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Hypertrophic (Verrucous) Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus of the Lip and Oral Cavity: A Series of 4 Cases
Marcello Menta S. Nico, Silvia V. Lourenço
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Pages: 108-109
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Successful Therapeutic Use of Targeted Narrow-band Ultraviolet B Therapy for Refractory Hailey-Hailey Disease
Toshihisa Hamada, Hiroshi Umemura, Yumi Aoyama, Keiji Iwatsuki
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Pages: 110-111
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Brooke-Spiegler Syndrome Associated with Ulcerative Rectosigmoiditis
Sirkku Peltonen, Minna Kankuri-Tammilehto
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Pages: 112-113
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Concurrence of Autoantibodies to Both Laminin γ1 and γ2 Subunits in a Patient with Kidney Rejection Response
Eiji Mitate, Shintaro Kawano, Yu Nakao, Yuichi Goto, Ieyoshi Kobayashi, Kyouko Onozawa, Takashi Hashimoto, Seiji Nakamura
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Pages: 114-115
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Long-term Follow-up of a Spontaneously Improving Patient with Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa Associated with ITGB4 c.3977-19T>A Splicing Mutation
Andrea Diociaiuti, Daniele Castiglia, Francesco Morini, Renata Boldrini, Paola Fortugno, Giovanna Zambruno, May El Hachem
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 116-118
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Prostaglandin E2 Increase in Pachydermoperiostosis Without 15-hydroprostaglandin Dehydrogenase Mutations
Kyoko Nakahigashi, Atsushi Otsuka, Hiromi Doi, Satsuki Tanaka, Yoshiaki Okajima, Hironori Niizeki, Asami Hirakiyama, Yoshiki Miyachi, Kenji Kabashima
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 118-120
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A Case of Almost Unilateral Focal Dermal Hypoplasia Resulting From a Novel Mutation in the Gene
Masayuki Asano, Taku Fujimura, Chihiro Wakusawa, Yoko Aoki, Yoichi Matsubara, Setsuya Aiba
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Pages: 120-121
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Mobile Teledermatology in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Useful Tool in Supporting Health Workers in Low-resource Centres
Julia Frühauf, Rainer Hofman-Wellenhof, Carrie Kovarik, Grace Mulyowa, Caroline Alitwala, H. Peter Soyer, Steven Kaddu
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Pages: 122-123
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QUIZ
Papules, Arthralgia, Dry Mouth and Dry Eyes: A Quiz
Hee Dam Jung, Hei Sung Kim, Jun Young Lee, Hyung Ok Kim, Young Min Park
Abstract is missing (Quiz)
Pages: 124-127
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QUIZ
One Ulcer and Two Nodules on the Foot: A Quiz
Valentina Girgenti, Ylenia Balice, Stefano Cavicchini, Roberta Fiorani, Raffaele Gianotti, Stefano Veraldi
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Pages: 124-127
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QUIZ
Cutaneous Atrophic Guttate Lesions in a Linear and Reticulate Pattern: A Quiz
Maria Lentini, Donatella Greco, Carmelo Schepis
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Pages: 124-127
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