Incidence and Regression of Actinic Keratoses in Organ Transplant Recipients.
Abstract Actinic keratoses (AKs) are highly dynamic lesions and AK activity has been shown to be associated with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We sought to explore risk factors which may affect the 12-month turnover of AKs in organ transplant recipients (OTRs). The number of incident AKs, regressed AKs and net change in AK counts were calculated. Negative binomial regression and Poisson regression models were used to estimate rate ratios (RR) for these 3 outcomes. Among 150 renal and 89 liver OTRs, those who spent> 50% of a typical weekday in the sun had a lower rate of AK regression than those who spen...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 30, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Jiyad Z, Marquart L, O'Rourke P, Green AC Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Disseminated Vesicular Rash in an Immunocompetent Adult Woman: A Quiz.
gum A PMID: 28815263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Høgsberg T, Bygum A Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Agreeableness as Predictor of Induced Scratching in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: A Replication Study.
This study aimed to replicate these findings. Itch and scratching were induced by videos of crawling insects or skin diseases. Induced itch was measured using a visual analogue scale. Scratching behavior was evaluated by two raters. Psychological variables were assessed using validated questionnaires. Induced scratching could be predicted significantly by agreeableness (corrected R2 = 15.5% or 38 % after exclusion of one outlier): Patients scoring low on agreeableness showed a higher increase in scratch movements than patients scoring low on this scale. No associations between induced scratching/itch and publ...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Schut C, Reinisch K, Classen A, Andres S, Gieler U, Kupfer J Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Human Herpesvirus-7 Papular Rash: A Comment to Brazzelli et al.
PMID: 28815265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Drago F, Ciccarese G, Parodi A Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Adult Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome Successfully Treated with Multimodal Therapy Including Intravenous Immunoglobulin.
PMID: 28815266 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Urata T, Kono M, Ishihara Y, Akiyama M Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Long-Term Trend in Sunscreen Use among Beachgoers in Denmark.
lf HC Abstract This observational study examined the trend from the 1990s to 2016 of sunscreen use, sun protection factor (SPF) and quantity of sunscreen applied amongst beachgoers in Denmark. In 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2016, a total of 1,306 beachgoers were asked if they had used sunscreen on a specific day and, if so, of what SPF. In 1992 and 2016 another 143 beachgoers had their sunscreen bottles weighed before and after application. The frequency of sunscreen use among women increased from 45% in 1997 to 78% in 2016, while frequency of use among men increased from 39% to 49%. For both sexes median SPF increased, ...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Heerfordt IM, Philipsen PA, Larsen BØ, Wulf HC Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Temporal Stability of the Healthy Human Skin Microbiome Following Dead Sea Climatotherapy.
Abstract Dead Sea climatotherapy (DSC) is a therapeutic modality for a variety of chronic skin conditions, yet there has been scarce research on the relationship between the cutaneous microbiota and disease states in response to DSC. We characterized the skin bacterial and fungal microbiome of healthy volunteers who underwent DSC. Bacterial community diversity remained similar before and after treatment, while fungal diversity was significantly reduced as a result of the treatment. Individuals showed greater inter-individual than temporal bacterial community variance, yet the opposite was true for fungal community...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Brandwein M, Fuks G, Israel A, Al-Ashhab A, Rosenberg-Nejman D, Straussman R, Hodak E, Harari M, Steinberg D, Bentwich Z, Shental N, Meshner S Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Epstein-Barr Virus-related Acute Genital Ulcer Successfully Treated with Colchicine.
PMID: 28795759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Nouchi A, Monsel G, Lafon-Desmurs B, Meng L, Burrel S, Moyal-Barracco M, Caumes E Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Dome-shaped Papules on the Left Flank: A Quiz.
PMID: 28795760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Roenneberg S, Hegyi I, Kempf W, Kerl K, Guenova E Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Cutaneous Side Effects of Single Versus Combined Inhibitors.
PMID: 28795761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Anforth R, Fernandez-Penas P Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Risk of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and its Relationship to Uraemic Pruritus.
This study investigated the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and explored associated risk factors. A population-based cohort of 1,515,858 Taiwanese CKD patients was included. The standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for incident NMSC was determined. Compared with the general population, a 1.14-fold risk of NMSC was found in the CKD cohort. NMSC risk was significant in patients with pre-dialysis stage 5 CKD and anaemia (1.48-fold), and in those with uraemic pruritus after long-term antihistamine treatment (1.38-fold). A higher SIR for NMSC was found in younger ...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Wang CC, Tang CH, Huang SY, Huang KC, Sue YM Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Determinants of Psychosocial Health in Psoriatic Patients: A Multi-national Study.
fer J Abstract There are limited data on the differences in the impact of psoriasis between various countries with respect to quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to explore the psychosocial health of patients with psoriasis in different European countries. A total of 682 patients were recruited in 13 European countries. All patients completed a questionnaire regarding socio-demographic information, negative life events, suicidal ideation and satisfaction with their dermatologist. Depression and anxiety were assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and QoL with the Dermatology Li...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Lesner K, Reich A, Szepietowski JC, Dalgard FJ, Gieler U, Tomas-Aragones L, Lien L, Poot F, Jemec GB, Misery L, Szabó C, Linder D, Sampogna F, Evers AWM, Halvorsen JA, Balieva F, Lvov A, Marron SE, Altunay IK, Finlay AY, Salek SS, Kupfer J Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

An HIV-negative Same-sex Male Couple Both Infected With Hepatitis C Virus.
PMID: 28795764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Achterbergh RCA, Bruisten SM, V D Laar TJW, van der Weijden CP, Scholing M, Cornelissen M, de Vries HJC Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Seven Non-melanoma Features of Facial Lesions: A Dermatoscopy Algorithm to Rule Out Melanoma.
Abstract Facial melanoma is difficult to diagnose and dermatoscopic features are often subtle. Dermatoscopic non-melanoma patterns may have a comparable diagnostic value. In this pilot study, facial lesions were collected retrospectively, resulting in a case set of 339 melanomas and 308 non-melanomas. Lesions were evaluated for the prevalence (> 50% of lesional surface) of 7 dermatoscopic non-melanoma features: scales, white follicles, erythema/reticular vessels, reticular and/or curved lines/fingerprints, structureless brown colour, sharp demarcation, and classic criteria of seborrhoeic keratosis. Melan...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Tschandl P, Gambardella A, Boespflug A, Deinlein T, de Giorgi V, Kittler H, Lallas A, Malvehy J, Moscarella E, Puig S, Scalvenzi M, Thomas L, Zalaudek I, Alfano R, Argenziano G Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Lethal Melanomas: A Population-based Registry Study in Western Sweden from 1990 to 2014.
This study aimed to describe the clinicopathological characteristics of lethal melanomas in Western Sweden, with a focus on thin lesions. Population-based data on invasive melanomas diagnosed during the years 1990 to 2014 were extracted from the Swedish Melanoma Registry, and linked to the Swedish Cause of Death Registry. The age-standardized incidence (US population 2000) of thin melanomas increased from 9.1×10-5 (95% confidence interval (95% CI) 8.5-9.8) to 21.3×10-5 (95% CI 20.4-22.1) during the study period. Thin melanomas comprised 55.2% of the total and contributed to 13.5% of all melanoma deaths. Non-ulc...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Claeson M, Gillstedt M, Whiteman DC, Paoli J Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Coincident Metastatic Melanoma and Merkel Cell Carcinoma with Complete Remission on Treatment with Pembrolizumab.
PMID: 28761962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Thiem A, Kneitz H, Schummer P, Herz S, Schrama D, Houben R, Goebeler M, Schilling B, Gesierich A Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Photodynamic Therapy: Influence of Clinical and Procedure Variables on Treatment Response in Basal Cell Carcinoma and Bowen Disease.
uarranz Á, Gilaberte Y PMID: 28761963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Gracia-Cazaña T, Mascaraque M, Salazar N, Vera-Álvarez J, Pilar Frías M, González S, Juarranz Á, Gilaberte Y Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Hyperhidrosis Substantially Reduces Quality of Life in Children: A Retrospective Study Describing Symptoms, Consequences and Treatment with Botulinum Toxin.
Abstract Studies on children with hyperhidrosis are sparse. This retrospective study presents clinical data and quality of life, along with treatment effect and safety of botulinum toxin (BTX). Case reports from 366 children were included to capture the medical history of hyperhidrosis. The total median score of the Dermatology Life Quality Index before treatment was 11 for children aged 16-17 years and 12 for children younger than 16 years. The children described physical, psychosocial and consequence-related symptoms. More than 70% had multifocal hyperhidrosis. BTX-A and/or BTX-B were given to 323 children, 193 ...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Eriksson Mirkovic S, Rystedt A, Balling M, Swartling C Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Abstracts from the 17th Congress of the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry.
Authors: PMID: 28762445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - August 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Multiple Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Verrucous Epidermal Naevus: Clinical, Histological and Therapeutic Observations.
PMID: 28759100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 31, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Satolli F, Rovesti M, Felici MB, Zucchi A, Pagliarello C, Feliciani C Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Bone Formation in Cutaneous Nodules on the Leg: A Quiz.
Abstract is missing (Quiz). PMID: 28759101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 31, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Toberer F, Enk AH, Hartschuh W, Hassel J Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Autoimmune Disease in Children and Adolescents with Psoriasis: A Cross-Sectional Study in Denmark.
Abstract Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease, which, in studies among adults, have been shown to cluster with autoimmune disease. The aim of this cross-sectional register study was to examine possible associations between 9 pre-selected autoimmune diseases and psoriasis in children and adolescents. The study population consisted of all individuals living in Denmark, age under 18 years on 31 December 2012. A total of 1,925 children and adolescents with psoriasis and 1,194,712 without psoriasis were identified. Psoriatic arthritis (adjusted odds ratio (OR) 10.08; 7.97-12.74), rheumatoid arthritis (a...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Blegvad C, Egeberg A, Nielsen TE, Gislason GH, Zachariae C, Nybo Andersen AM, Skov L Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Trichomonas vaginalis is Rare Among Women in Iceland.
PMID: 28681060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Hilmarsdottir I, Sigmundsdottir E, Eiriksdottir A, Golparian D, Unemo M Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Cutis Verticis Gyrata Fluctuation with Atopic Dermatitis Disease Activity.
PMID: 28681061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Kosumi H, Izumi K, Natsuga K, Yamaguchi Y, Itami A, Shimizu H Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Use of Molecular Biology Techniques in Sarcoidal Granulomatous Dermatitis: A Clinicopathological and Molecular Approach with Diagnostic Implications.
D, Garcia-Patos V PMID: 28681062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Esteves TC, Tórtola T, Ferrer B, Aparicio G, Sulleiro E, González-López J, Moure Z, Romero D, Garcia-Patos V Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Circulating Tumour DNA for Monitoring Treatment Response to Anti-PD-1 Immunotherapy in Melanoma Patients.
Abstract Anti-programmed cell death-1 (anti-PD-1) antibody shows high therapeutic efficacy in patients with advanced melanoma. However, assessment of its therapeutic activity can be challenging because of tumour enlargement associated with intratumoural inflammation. Because circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) correlates with tumour burden, we assessed the value of ctDNA levels as an indicator of tumour changes. Quantification of ctDNA (BRAFmutant or NRASmutant) levels by droplet digital PCR in 5 patients with BRAF or NRAS mutant melanoma during the treatment course showed dynamic changes corresponding to radiological ...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Ashida A, Sakaizawa K, Uhara H, Okuyama R Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Lipoid Proteinosis: A Previously Unrecognized Mutation and Therapeutic Response to Acitretin.
PMID: 28681064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Carnevale C, Castiglia D, Diociaiuti A, Proto V, Giancristoforo S, Boldrini R, Zambruno G, El Hachem M Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Consumer Behaviour Among Nickel-allergic Patients.
hansen JD PMID: 28681065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Ahlström MG, Thyssen JP, Menné T, Johansen JD Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Agreement Between Self-reported Inflammatory Skin Disorders and Dermatologists' Diagnosis: A Cross-sectional Diagnostic Study.
PMID: 28681066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Phan C, Ezzedine K, Lai C, Le Cleach L, Cogrel O, Fardet L, Wolkenstein P, Chosidow O, Beylot-Barry M, Sbidian E Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Mycoplasma genitalium and Macrolide Resistance-associated Mutations in the Sk åne Region of Southern Sweden 2015.
Mycoplasma genitalium and Macrolide Resistance-associated Mutations in the Skåne Region of Southern Sweden 2015. Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Jul 06;: Authors: Forslund O, Hjelm M, El-Ali R, Johnsson A, Bjartling C Abstract Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted infection ordinarily treated with azithromycin. Emerging resistance to macrolide is linked to mutations in the 23S rRNA gene. We analysed the frequency of such mutations of M. genitalium isolates from patients that were symptomatic, and from sexual partners of symptomatic individuals, from October to December of 2015, in the Sk&arin...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Forslund O, Hjelm M, El-Ali R, Johnsson A, Bjartling C Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Photodynamic Therapy with Red Light and 5-Aminolaevulinic Acid for Herpes Simplex Recurrence: Preliminary Results.
PMID: 28681068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Osiecka BJ, Nockowski P, Kwiatkowski S, Szepietowski JC Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

The AGEs of Psoriasis: A Biomarker for Severity and a Pathogenetic Link to Comorbidities.
rer A Abstract is missing (In this Issue). PMID: 28681911 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Puig L, López-Ferrer A Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Innovations and Developments in Dermatologic Non-invasive Optical Imaging and Potential Clinical Applications.
This article first provides a comprehensive tabular overview of all these optical diagnostic technologies and then details 4 of the lesser known innovations that are already available or still in development (laser Doppler and speckle imaging, Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton microscopy, photoacoustic tomography), with some potential applications in clinical dermatology (blood flow monitoring, skin cancer diagnosis, composition measurements in atopic dermatitis, skin rejuvenation measurement, and noninvasive sentinel lymph node assessment in melanoma). These methods present many advantages, being non-invasive, portable, and...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Tkaczyk E Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Teledermatology and Mobile Applications in the Management of Patients with Skin Lesions.
ano G Abstract Teledermatology and smartphone mobile applications have been at the forefront of advances in the screening and management of patients with skin lesions over the past decade. The Spanish teledermatology network, established in 2004 in the area surrounding the dermatology clinic in Seville, has now managed over 50,000 teleconsultations and has led to validated improvements in waiting times for referral and surgery, allowed patients to be treated in local settings, and improved the early diagnosis and initial prognosis of patients diagnosed with melanoma. Both teledermatology and smartphone mobile appl...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Moreno-Ramírez D, Argenziano G Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Dermoscopy, Digital Dermoscopy and Other Diagnostic Tools in the Early Detection of Melanoma and Follow-up of High-risk Skin Cancer Patients.
Abstract Early detection is a key strategy for reducing the mortality and economic burden associated with melanoma. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive and cost-effective tool for melanoma diagnosis, which has been shown to be a reliable and sensitive method for detecting early-stage skin cancer and reducing the number of unnecessary excisions. Patients at high risk of developing melanoma require long-term surveillance. Use of digital dermoscopy follow-up of these patients has led to improved outcomes. Combined follow-up programmes using total-body photography and digital dermoscopy have led to further improvements in ea...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Thomas L, Puig S Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Dermoscopy, Confocal Microscopy and other Non-invasive Tools for the Diagnosis of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers and Other Skin Conditions.
Abstract Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, is the most common form of neoplasm. The incidence of NMSC is increasing worldwide. The cure rate is high with early detection and appropriate treatment. Visual examination is the first screening tool used by clinicians, but it is sometimes not sufficient to discriminate benign from malignant lesions. Skin biopsy with histopathology is the gold standard for differential diagnosis; however, this procedure is invasive and occasionally painful. Repeated tissue sampling is not possible in patients with several suspicious lesio...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Malvehy J, Pellacani G Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Suicidal Ideation in Adult Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: A German Cross-sectional Study.
Abstract A cross-sectional study was performed to assess symptoms of suicidality, depression and anxiety in adult patients with atopic dermatitis. The study describes the relationships between these psychiatric symptoms and skin-specific factors, such as atopic dermatitis severity and skin satisfaction. A sample of 181 German patients with atopic dermatitis was compared with a control group of 64 persons with healthy skin with a similar age and gender distribution. Standardized questionnaires were used to assess suicidality (Pöldinger's Scale), depression and anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; HA...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Dieris-Hirche J, Gieler U, Petrak F, Milch W, Te Wildt B, Dieris B, Herpertz S Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Rasch Analysis of the Dermatology Life Quality Index Reveals Limited Application to Chinese Patients with Skin Disease.
In conclusion, the DLQI provides inadequate information on patients' impairments in HRQL, and the application of the DLQI in Chinese patients with skin disease is limited. PMID: 28676885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: He Z, Lo Martire R, Lu C, Liu H, Ma L, Huang Y, Li Y, Sun L, Bai Y, Liu W, Zha X Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Mineral Depositions of Calcifying Skin Disorders are Predominantly Composed of Carbonate Apatite.
r H Abstract Subcutaneous calcifications can lead to complications, including pain, inflammation, ulceration and immobilization. Studies on the pathophysiology of mineral compositions and effective treatment modalities are limited. We therefore studied 14 patients with subcutaneous calcifications. Mineral material was collected and analysed by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry. Blood analyses were run to evaluate systemic alterations of mineral metabolism. Carbonate apatite (CAP) was found to be the single constituent in the majority of patients (n = 9, 64.3%), 3 cases (21.4%) had a composition...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 29, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Franzen M, Müller-More E, Cadamuro J, Koller J, Salmhofer W, Wohlmuth-Wieser I, Kronberger C, Salmhofer H Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Rapid, Fully Automated Platform for Detection of BRAF and NRAS Mutations in Melanoma.
Abstract BRAF and NRAS genetic analyses are time-consuming and can delay treatment choices in patients with metastatic melanomas presenting with acute deterioration. We compared the rapid, real-time, fully automated molecular diagnosis platform Idylla™ with next-generation sequencing (NGS) and immunohistochemistry for detection of BRAF and NRAS mutations in 36 patients with metastatic melanomas. The Idylla™ NRAS-BRAF-EGFRS492R mutation assay (110 min per sample) detected BRAF and NRAS mutations in 15 and 17 samples, respectively. One NRAS mutation was different between NGS and Idylla™ (NRASG13C v...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 29, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Barel F, Guibourg B, Lambros L, Le Flahec G, Marcorelles P, Uguen A Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Quality of Life in Greek Patients with Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Assessed with ABQOL and TABQOL Indexes.
PMID: 28660281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 29, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Patsatsi A, Kokolios M, Kyriakou A, Lamprou F, Stylianidou D, Tsapas A, Goulis DG, Murrell DF, Sotiriadis D Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

A Pinkish-Blue Exophytic Nodule on the Arm of an Elderly Man: A Quiz.
PMID: 28660282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 29, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Pagliarello C, Stanganelli I, Ricci R, Feliciani C, Di Nuzzo S Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Efficacy of a Daily Protective Moisturizer with High UVB and UVA Photoprotection in Decreasing Ultraviolet Damage: Evaluation by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.
This study evaluated the efficacy of a daily protective moisturizer with high UVB and UVA photoprotection applied 8 h before irradiation. A monocentric, open-label, prospective, control pilot study was performed including 10 patients. Patients were irradiated with UVB and UVA before and 8 h after topical application of the product. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) assessment was performed 24 h later. Clinical assessment showed a statistically significant increase in minimal erythema dose (MED) after application of the product (p 
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 29, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Gomes-Neto A, Aguilera P, Prieto L, Seité S, Moyal D, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Puig S Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Concurrent Double Fungal Infections of the Skin Caused by Phialemoniopsis endophytica and Exophiala jeanselmei in a Patient with Microscopic Polyangiitis.
PMID: 28654130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Ito A, Yamada N, Kimura R, Tanaka N, Kurai J, Anzawa K, Mochizuki T, Yamamoto O Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Topical Oxybutynin 10% Gel for the Treatment of Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis: A Randomized Double-blind Placebo-controlled Split Area Study.
This study evaluated the efficacy of topical oxybutynin 10% gel in treating 61 patients with primary focal hyperhidrosis. The gel was applied to the right or left axilla, and palm or sole and a placebo compound to the contralateral side for 30 days. A blinded visual grading of the change in starch-iodine tests was performed by 2 non-involved physicians. The Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS) and Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) questionnaires were administered before and after treatment. The patients rated their satisfaction with treatment. Fifty-three patients completed the 4-week treatment. Sweat reduction ...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Artzi O, Loizides C, Zur E, Sprecher E Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Henoch-Sch önlein Purpura: A Literature Review.
This article reviews the literature since 2011 on advances in diagnosis, clinical disease manifestations, pathophysiology and treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. The clinical manifestations are thought to arise from IgA depositions in blood vessel walls in the affected organs, mostly skin, gastrointestinal tract, joints and kidneys. Corticosteroids may be effective in rapid resolution of renal manifestations and treating joint and abdominal pain, but they are not proven effective for treating organ manifestations and complications, such as glomerulonephritis, bowel infarction or intussusception. Mycophenolate mofet...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Hetland LE, Susrud KS, Lindahl KH, Bygum A Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Distraction From Itch Shows Brainstem Activation Without Reduction in Experimental Itch Sensation.
r M Abstract The central processing of itch is not completely understood. This is the first study to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the central modulation by distraction of experimentally induced itch. A total of 33 healthy volunteers were examined with fMRI. Periods of itch induction without distraction and itch with distraction by a Stroop task were counterbalanced during the scanning to examine task-specific changes in blood oxygenation level dependent-signal. The intensity of the subjects' itch sensation, desire to scratch and pain sensation were evaluated. Distraction by a Stroop ...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Stumpf A, Pfleiderer B, Schneider G, Heuft G, Schmelz M, Phan NQ, Ständer S, Burgmer M Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Folliculotropic Mycosis Fungoides with Skewed T-cell Receptor CDR3 motif: Suggestive of Lipid Antigen-selection?
bie J Abstract Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides (FMF), a variant of mycosis fungoides (MF) with distinct clinical features, is characterized by infiltration of malignant T cells in hair follicles. This raises the hypothesis that antigens in the hair follicle may contribute to the pathogenesis of FMF. T-cell receptor β gene (TRB) sequences as well as dendritic cell subsets in patients with FMF (n = 21) and control patients with MF (n = 20) were studied to explore this hypothesis. A recurrent usage of the TRB junctional genes TRBJ2-1 and TRBJ2-7 was found in patients with FMF c...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Mantaka P, Malecka A, Trøen G, Helsing P, Gjersvik P, Beiske K, Delabie J Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

A Large Skin-colored Nodule on the Plantar Foot: A Quiz.
PMID: 28597019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Rojek NW, Korcheva V, Leachman SA Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research

Pemphigus Vulgaris Persistently Localized to the Nose with Local and Systemic Response to Topical Steroids.
rdy M PMID: 28597020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica)
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - June 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Zhang C, Goldscheider I, Ruzicka T, Sárdy M Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research