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REVIEW
Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitor-induced Angioedema – A Dangerous New Epidemic
Eva R. Rasmussen, Kristianna Mey, Anette Bygum
Angioedema is a sudden localised and often asymmetric swelling of the skin or mucous membranes caused by transient increased endothelial permeability causing plasma extravasation. In the last decades the incidence of severe angioedema involving the upper airways and even fatal outcome due to asphyxia has increased. This is mainly due to pharmaceuticals such as angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibit ...
Pages: 260-264
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Image Training, Using Random Images of Melanoma, Performs as Well as the ABC(D) Criteria in Enabling Novices to Distinguish Between Melanoma and Mimics of Melanoma
Karen Robertson, Robert D. McIntosh, Cerys Bradley-Scott, Sarah MacFarlane, Jonathan L. Rees
Robust experimental evidence supporting many attempts to facilitate early melanoma diagnosis is lacking. In an experimental study using a browser interface we have examined diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of novices in distinguishing between melanomas and mimics of melanoma. We show that rule-based ABC methods and image training, based on random images of melanoma, improve specifi ...
Pages: 265-270
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IN THIS ISSUE
New Insights on Psoriasis
Hanna Norsted
Page: 259
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EDITORIAL
News from the Editorial Board
Anders Vahlquist
Page: 259
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REVIEW
Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitor-induced Angioedema – A Dangerous New Epidemic
Eva R. Rasmussen, Kristianna Mey, Anette Bygum
Angioedema is a sudden localised and often asymmetric swelling of the skin or mucous membranes caused by transient increased endothelial permeability causing plasma extravasation. In the last decades the incidence of severe angioedema involving the upper airways and even fatal outcome due to asphyxia has increased. This is mainly due to pharmaceuticals such as angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibit ...
Pages: 260-264
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Image Training, Using Random Images of Melanoma, Performs as Well as the ABC(D) Criteria in Enabling Novices to Distinguish Between Melanoma and Mimics of Melanoma
Karen Robertson, Robert D. McIntosh, Cerys Bradley-Scott, Sarah MacFarlane, Jonathan L. Rees
Robust experimental evidence supporting many attempts to facilitate early melanoma diagnosis is lacking. In an experimental study using a browser interface we have examined diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of novices in distinguishing between melanomas and mimics of melanoma. We show that rule-based ABC methods and image training, based on random images of melanoma, improve specifi ...
Pages: 265-270
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Clinical Characteristics Associated with Illness Perception in Psoriasis
Astrid K. Wahl, Hilde S. Robinson, Eva Langeland , Marie H. Larsen, Anne-Lene Krogstad, Torbjørn Moum
Knowledge of illness perception may aid the identification of groups of patients with a higher risk of coping poorly with the demands of their illness. This study aims to investigate associations between illness perception, clinical characteristics, patient knowledge, quality of life and subjective health in persons with psoriasis. The present study was based on cross-sectional data from patients ...
Pages: 271-275
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Uraemic Pruritus Markedly Affects the Quality of Life and Depressive Symptoms in Haemodialysis Patients with End-stage Renal Disease
Joanna Suseł, Aleksandra Batycka-Baran, Adam Reich, Jacek C. Szepietowski
Little is known about the influence of uraemic pruritus on patients’ wellbeing. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of uraemic pruritus on quality of life and depressive symptoms in patients with end-stage renal disease. A total of 200 haemodialysis patients were included into the study. The prevalence of uraemic pruritus was 38%. Patients with uraemic pruritus had significantly lowe ...
Pages: 276-281
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Hydroxyethyl Starch-induced Pruritus: Clinical Characteristics and Influence of Dose, Molecular Weight and Substitution
Sonja Ständer, Laura Richter, Nani Osada, Dieter Metze
Severe persistent pruritus is a common, but incompletely characterized, complication of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) infusion. This retrospective study aimed to assess HES-induced pruritus by electron microscopic findings, pruritus characteristics, and response to stimuli, and to determine the impact of HES dosage, molecular weight and substitution. Seventy patients with electron micro-scopy-proven H ...
Pages: 282-287
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A Reduced National Incidence of Anogenital Warts in Young Danish Men and Women after Introduction of a National Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programme for Young Women – An Ecological Study
Niels Sandø, Kristian Kofoed, Claus Zachariae, Jan Fouchard
In January 2009 the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was included in the Danish childhood vaccination programme for girls aged 12 years. A catch-up programme for girls up to 16 years of age was started a couple of months earlier. Based on national register data, anogenital wart (AGW) incidences between January 2001 and December 2011 were estimated. We used χ2 analysis to identify significan ...
Pages: 288-292
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CLINICAL REPORT
Efficacy and Safety of Systemic Treatments for Psoriasis in Elderly Patients
Stefano Piaserico, Andrea Conti, Francesco Lo Console, Clara De Simone, Francesca Prestinari, Annamaria Mazzotta, Giulio Gualdi, Claudio Guarneri, Stefania Borsari, Nicoletta Cassano
Management of psoriasis in elderly patients can be challenging, because of the impairment of immune system efficiency and the presence of comorbidities that contra-indicate systemic therapies. We studied the safety and efficacy of systemic traditional and biological treatments in 187 consecutive psoriatic patients aged > 65 years. At week 12 of therapy, Psoriasis Area and Severity Index 75 w ...
Pages: 293-297
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CLINICAL REPORT
Calciphylaxis Is a Cutaneous Process Without Involvement of Internal Organs in a Retrospective Study of Postmortem Findings in Three Patients
Louise K. Andersen, Julia S. Lehman, Mark D.P. Davis
Calciphylaxis causes calcification, thrombosis, cutaneous ischemia, and necrosis in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. It is unclear to what extent it involves other organs. To identify whether other organs are affected we reviewed pathology reports of patients with calciphylaxis who underwent autopsy at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, between January 1, 1970, and December 31, 2011. Three pati ...
Pages: 298-302
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CLINICAL REPORT
New Trichoscopy Findings in Trichotillomania: Flame Hairs, V-sign, Hook Hairs, Hair Powder, Tulip Hairs
Adriana Rakowska, Monika Slowinska, Malgorzata Olszewska, Lidia Rudnicka
Differential diagnosis of trichotillomania is often difficult in clinical practice. Trichoscopy (hair and scalp dermo-scopy) effectively supports differential diagnosis of various hair and scalp diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of trichoscopy in diagnosing trichotillomania. The study included 370 patients (44 with trichotillomania, 314 with alopecia areata and 12 with t ...
Pages: 303-306
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CLINICAL REPORT
T-lymphocytes are Directly Involved in the Clinical Expression of Migratory Circinate Erythema in Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex Patients
Daniele Castiglia, May El Hachem, Andrea Diociaiuti, Teresa Carbone, Naomi De Luca, Monica Pascucci, Giovanna Zambruno, Andrea Cavani
Epidermolysis bullosa simplex with migratory circinate erythema (EBS-MCE) is a rare EBS subtype characterised by migratory blistering lesions that resolve with brownish pigmentation. It is caused by a recurrent readthrough mutation, c.1649delG, in the tail of keratin 5. Here, we report a child with EBS-MCE and investigated the immunologic mechanisms underlying the migratory lesions in this patient ...
Pages: 307-311
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CLINICAL REPORT
Mild Eczema Affects Self-perceived Health among Pre-adolescent Girls
Natalia Ballardini, Eva Östblom, Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren, Inger Kull
The aim was to assess the impact of eczema on health-related quality of life in the population-based birth cohort BAMSE with 2,756 pre-adolescent children. All answered the following questions on self-perceived health; “How are you feeling?”, “How healthy do you consider yourself to be?“ and “How happy are you with your life right now?”. Children with ongoing eczema answered the “Chi ...
Pages: 312-316
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Primary Cutaneous CD8+ T-cell Lymphoma Masquerading as Acral Vascular Syndrome
Francois Le Loarer, Stéphane Barete, Laurent Vallat, Delphine Carre, Rachid El Amarti, Carlos Torres-Cabala, Patrice Cacoub, Damien Sene, Philippe Courville, Pierre Bravard
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Pages: 317-319
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Successful Treatment of Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma with Intralesional Methotrexate Therapy
Ikumi Yokoi, Emiko Ishikawa, Ayako Koura, Yoichiro Hosokawa, Asuka Tamai, Kozo Nakai, Junko Moriue, Tetsuya Moriue, Kozo Yoneda, Yasuo Kubota
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Pages: 319-320
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Early Congenital Syphilis Presenting with Vesicobullous Eruptions Beyond Palmoplantar Regions
Sang Hee Lee, Jong Hoon Kim, Soo-Chan Kim
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Pages: 321-322
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Syphilis Diagnosis: Three Cases with Increasing Treponemal Test Result after Therapy
Henrik O. Larsson, Annika Johnsson, Anders Bredberg
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Pages: 323-324
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Melanoma on Tattoos: Two Finnish Cases
Nicolas Kluger, Sari Koskenmies, Leila Jeskanen, Meri Övermark, Olli Saksela
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Pages: 325-326
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Immunoglobulin G4-related Disease Associated with Cutaneous Vasculitis
Tamihiro Kawakami, Nao Yamaguchi, Yoshinao Soma, Ken Yokoyama, Sayuri Shirai, Kenjiro Kimura
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Pages: 327-328
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Coexistent Skin Lesions of Vitiligo and Psoriasis Vulgaris. Immunohistochemical Analyses for IL-17A-producing Cells and Regulatory T cells
Sachiko Ono, Hideaki Tanizaki, Atsushi Otsuka, Yuichiro Endo, Itsuko Koyanagi, Tatsuki R. Kataoka, Yoshiki Miyachi, Kenji Kabashima
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Pages: 329-330
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Variations in Serum TARC and I-TAC Levels Reflect Minor Changes in Disease Activity and Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis
Takayuki Kimura, Makoto Sugaya, Hiraku Suga, Sohshi Morimura, Akie Miyamoto, Hiromichi Kai, Shinji Kagami, Koichi Yanaba, Hideki Fujita, Yoshihide Asano, Yayoi Tada, Takafumi Kadono, Shinichi Sato
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Pages: 331-332
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Utility of Eosinophil Cationic Protein Levels in the Diagnosis of Intrinsic Atopic Dermatitis
Song Youn Park, Sohee Oh, Eun Jee Kim, So Young Yoon, Hyun Sun Park , Hyun-Sun Yoon, Soyun Cho
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Pages: 333-334
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Annular Erythema and Papules in Infantile Atopic Dermatitis
Toshiyuki Aoki
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Pages: 335-336
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Immunosuppressive and Cytotoxic Cells in Invasive vs. Non-invasive Bowen’s Disease
Sadanori Furudate, Taku Fujimura, Yumi Kambayashi, Takahiro Haga, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
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Pages: 337-339
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A Novel 5-bp Deletion Mutation in AAGAB Gene in a Chinese Family with Punctate Palmoplantar Keratoderma
Ming Li, Xunyi Dai, Ruhong Cheng, Lijia Yang, Zhirong Yao, Jiangbo Liu
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Pages: 339-340
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Fatal Case of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Caused by Cefozopran and Associated with Psoriasis
Yu Sawada , Rieko Kabashima-Kubo, Ryosuke Hino, Motonobu Nakamura
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Pages: 341-342
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Congenital Linear Streaks on the Face and Neck and Microphthalmia in an Infant Girl
Nicolas Kluger, Antoine Bouissou, Laurent Tauzin, Jacques Puechberty, Olivier Dereure
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Pages: 342-343
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Factors Associated with Impaired Quality of Life in Adult Patients Suffering from Ichthyosis
Isabelle Dreyfus, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Annabel Maruani, Didier Bessis, Christine Chiavérini, Pierre Vabres, Khaled Ezzedine, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier
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Pages: 344-346
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Extensive Postzygotic Mosaicism for a Novel Keratin 10 Mutation in Epidermolytic Ichthyosis
Dimitra Kiritsi, Arti Nanda , Jürgen Kohlhase, Carsten Bernhard, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Rudolf Happle, Cristina Has
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Pages: 346-348
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Hypohidrosis Plays a Crucial Role in the Vicious Circle of Bathing Suit Ichthyosis: A Case with Summer Exacerbation
Ken Washio, Atsushi Fukunaga, Minako Terai, Kiyotaka Hitomi, Kiyofumi Yamanishi, Chikako Nishigori
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Pages: 349-350
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Kindler Syndrome with Severe Intestinal Involvement: A 31-year Follow-up
Satoko Shimizu, Wataru Nishie, Kikuo Tsuchiya, Daisuke Inokuma, Hanako Koguchi-Yoshioka, Kazuhiro Kikuchi, Satoshi Motoya, Hideki Nakamura, Hiroshi Shimizu
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Pages: 351-352
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Solid Variant of Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma Masked by Interstitial Granuloma Annulare in a 13-year-old Child: No Evidence for Translocation Breakpoints
Kjell M. Kaune, Markus Zutt, Harald Stein, Stefan Gesk, Michael P. Schön, Hans P. Bertsch
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Pages: 353-354
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Behçet’s Disease-like Symptoms Associated with Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Trisomy 8: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Hanako Koguchi-Yoshioka, Daisuke Inokuma, Masatoshi Kanda, Makoto Kondo, Kazuhiro Kikuchi, Satoko Shimizu
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Pages: 355-356
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Methotrexate-induced Accelerated Nodulosis in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Scleroderma
Sei-ichiro Motegi, Osamu Ishikawa
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Pages: 357-358
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A Typical Case of Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Without Detection of Malignancy: Effectiveness of Plasma Exchange
Chie Kitagawa, Kimiko Nakajima, Yumi Aoyama, Ai Fujioka, Hideki Nakajima, Masahito Tarutani, Daisuke Tsuruta, Takashi Hashimoto, Shigetoshi Sano
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Pages: 359-361
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Linear Collagen Naevus: An Unusual Connective Tissue Disorder
Walter Dubiel, Ingomar Kiehlmann, Rudolf Happle
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Pages: 361-362
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Omalizumab Induced Remission of Idiopathic Anaphylaxis in a Patient Suffering from Indolent Systemic Mastocytosis
Line Kibsgaard, Tina Skjold, Mette Deleuran, Christian Vestergaard
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Pages: 363-364
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QUIZ
Erythematous Protruding Skin Lesion in the Retroauricular Area: A Quiz
Kyung Eun Jung, Kyung Min Kim, Jun Young Lee, Hyung Ok Kim, Young Min Park
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Pages: 365-367
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A Reddish Brown Reticulated Hyperpigmented Erythema on the Abdomen of a Girl: A Quiz
Adis Dizdarevic, Omar A. Karim, Anette Bygum
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Pages: 365-367
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