Adc 27(2)
(Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 23, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Hyperpigmented mycosis fungoides – a rare entity
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Dermoscopic features of a digital myxoid cyst
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Giant lumbar polypoid tumor with bullae on its surface
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Rowell's syndrome triggered by omeprazole
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Adalimumab – safe and effective therapy for adolescent patient with severe psoriasis and immune thrombocytopenia.
We report the case of an adolescent with severe psoriasis and concomitant immune thrombocytopenia who obtained remission during treatment with adalimumab. Increased concentration of tumor necrosis factor- α seems to be a pathogenic linkage and therapeutic target for both diseases.  (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Cutaneous pseudlolymphoma: A case report
Pseudolymphoma is a benign, reversible, inflammatory, reactive, and polyclonal lymphocyte proliferation, which regresses spontaneously or heals after elimination of the causal factor. A female patient, aged 33, presented with a painful, erythematosus, radiant tumor formation on the skin in the temporal region. The patient had enlarged lymph nodes on the right side of the neck before the appearance of that tumor formation. The dermatoscopic finding was nonspecific. After the tumor biopsy was performed, the diagnosis of reactive lymphatic proliferation – pseudolymphoma or cutaneous lymphoma of B-cell immunophenotype &n...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

The dermoscopic rainbow pattern - a review of the literature
The “rainbow” pattern is a relatively new dermoscopic term that describes a bluish-reddish coloration together with various colors of the rainbow observable mainly through polarized light dermoscopy. Despite several theories, the rainbow pattern has not yet been clearly associated with any particula r histological structure. This feature has been described in skin lesions with abundant vascularization such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, basal cell carcinoma, scars, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and others. In this paper we conducted a review of the available studies regarding the appearance of the rainbow patt...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Bilateral periorbital ecchymosis following ablative laser removal of xanthelasma palpebrarum
We report the case of a 48-year-old woman who presented with bilateral periocular ecchymosis after laser removal of xanthelasma palpebrarum. Her medical history was unremarkable. Amyloidosis could be excluded by histopathology. We suggest that periocular ecchymosis is a rare adverse event after minor (laser) surgery of the eyelids and discuss the possible pathogenesis and differential diagnoses.   (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Efficacy of omalizumab in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria and its association with serum IgE levels and eosinophil count
Chronic spontaneous urticaria can be treated with several drugs such as antihistamines, leukotriene antagonists, cyclosporine, doxepin, hydroxychloroquine, colchicine, and corticosteroids. However, treatment-resistant urticaria significantly reduces quality of life. In recent years, omalizumab has been considered to be an effective treatment option in treatment-resistant cases. We aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy of omalizumab in urticaria and its possible association with serum IgE levels, total eosinophil counts, and basophil percentages. Medical records of 11 patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria treated...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours Of Mostar University Students on the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation exposure - A KAB study
This study shows that Mostar University students have a high level of knowledge about UVR and skin cancer, but their behavior is not sufficiently preventive and appropriate to their knowledge. Medical students often use UV protection measures and employ more preventive behavior than that of other faculty students, but it is still at a low level of prevention. Findings concurred with existing evidence that the knowledge of associated risks from UVR was not sufficient to motivate safer sun-related practices.  (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Correlation between family history and the age of onset of childhood acne in relation to sex and type of acne
Acne vulgaris is a common chronic skin disorder of the pilosebaceous unit with a wide range of clinical presentations, which depend on the age of onset of acne, sex, family history of acne, and genetic factors, especially the genes affecting keratinization and desquamation. This retrospective study investigated pediatric acne using the patients ’ past medical history, with patients aged from newborns to 15 years of age. Acne were further stratified by 5 parameters: sex, age, family history, acne type, and localization. Our main aim was to investigate the possible association between selected parameters and the presen...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

High body mass index is a risk factor for acne severity in adolescents: A preliminary report
Acne vulgaris is one of the most common chronic dermatological diseases among adolescents. Recent data indicated that a specific diet may affect the course and appearance of acne. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and acne prevalence and severity. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 143 consecutively recruited adolescents aged between 12 and 18. All participants were physically examined, including measurement of weight and height and type and severity of acne. Acne lesions were evaluated as not present (0), mild (1), moderate (2), and severe (3). The predominant t...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Proliferative actinic keratosis: An invasive squamous cell carcinoma or not?
In conclusion, 25% (13/51) of lesions diagnosed as PAK were invasive SCC, which is of clinical and histopathological significance. Our results suggest that the definition of PAK should be histopathologically revised and that total excisional biopsy instead of punch biopsy should be considered, especially for lesions with a proliferative appearance.  (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Health behaviour changes in cutaneous melanoma survivors
Aim of this study was to   investigate changes in health behavior of melanoma survivors with emphasis on safe sun behavior (SSB) and skin self-examination (SSE). We also identified factors with significant impact on SSE improvement. We performed a cross-sectional (epidemiological) survey based on a structured questionnair e. 150 patients from three medical institutions were invited and 144 patients responded. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS version 23.0, with the level of significance set to 0.05. After being diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma, patients significantly improved preventive health behavio...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - July 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Adc 27(1)
(Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Reconstruction of the thumb defect following subungual melanoma resection using Foucher ’s flap
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Successful treatment with fusidic acid in a patient with folliculitis decalvans
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Circumscribed juvenile pityriasis rubra pilaris (Type 4) koebnerising after hot water burn: Mild disease with maximum Koebner response
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Lichen sclerosus on the sites of striae distensae and a surgical scar in a patient with coexistent morphea
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Combination of 30% salicylic acid peels and mechanical comedo extraction for the treatment of Favre-Racouchot syndrome
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

An unusual cause of papules on the face
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Pityriasis lichenoid-like mycosis fungoides in a 9-year-old boy: A case report
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Localized perforating granuloma annulare
We present the case of a 31-year-old male patient with a localized form of PGA successfully treated with topical steroids. (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Penicillin-induced cutaneous necrotizing eosinophilic vasculitis with cryofibrinogenemia
We present a case of an 18-year-old girl who developed palpable purpura and hemorrhagic bullae over the lower extremities associated with itching, 7 days after the commencement of penicillin therapy. Plasma cryofibrinogen was positive. Histopathology showed an infiltration of eosinophils within and around the vessel walls and a complete absence of nuclear dust and neutrophils. Oral prednisone at 1 mg/kg induced remission in 2 weeks; the prednisone dose was tapered and discontinued after 2.5 months. There was no evidence of recurrence after 37 months of follow-up. Our patient represents a rare case of drug/penicillin-induce...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Face and scalp basal cell carcinoma treatment: A review of the literature
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent skin cancer and is characterized by slow growth, even if it can be locally invasive and rarely metastasizes. Many different phenotypic presentations and histopathologic subtypes have been described, and the current guidelines subdivide BCCs into low-risk (nodular and superficial) and high-risk subtypes (micronodular, infiltrating, and morphoeic BCC and those with squamous differentiation). Dermoscopy allows the identification of the features associated with these different subtypes. Compared with the low-risk forms of BCC, more aggressive ones tend to undergo more frequently ...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Reticular erythematous mucinosis: A rare cutaneous mucinosis
Reticular erythematous mucinosis (REM) is a rare form of primary cutaneous mucinosis, most often involving the midline of the upper chest or back in middle-aged women.REM bears clinical and histopathologic resemblance to lupus erythematosus tumidus (LET), dermatomyositis, scleredema, and lichen myxedematosus. Early recognition and diagnosis of REM is particularly relevant to exclude the abovementioned diseases, as REM is more benign and has fewer systemic consequences. (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

An update on mucosal melanoma: future directions
By definition, mucosal melanomas are malignant primary tumors originating from melanocytes located in the mucosal membranes of the nasal cavity and accessory sinuses, oral cavity, lips and pharynx, and vulvar, vaginal or uterus, anorectal, or basically any other part of the mucosal surface lining. These malignant melanomas usually occur in occult sites, which in combination with the lack of early specific signs contributes to the delay in diagnosis and poor prognosis of the disease. Given the rarity of mucosal melanomas, knowledge about their pathogenesis and risk factors is insufficient and when compared with cutaneous an...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Detection of IgG autoantibodies against desmocollin –3 in Greek patients with pemphigus
In this study we examined sera from Greek patients with PV and PF for the presence of IgG autoantibodies against Dsc-3. Immunoblotting for the detection of autoantibodies against Dsc-3 was performed in sera from all cases. Dsc-3 autoantibodies were not detected in either group (PV and PF). Our results confirm the hypothesis that the pathogenic role of Dsc-3 in epidermal blistering in PV and PF remains controversial.  (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Comparing the efficacy of mesotherapy to topical minoxidil in the treatment of female pattern hair loss using ultrasound biomicroscopy: A randomized controlled trial
The efficacy of mesotherapy in the treatment of female pattern hair loss (FPHL) has not yet been evaluated. Aim of the study was to compare the initial efficacy and safety of mesotherapy containing nutritional supplements to topical minoxidil 5% solution in FPHL. 30 patients with FPHL were randomly classified into two equal groups: Group A applied minoxidil 5% lotion twice daily; Group B was injected with mesotherapy once weekly. For both groups ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) was performed before and at the end of the 12th week of treatment. After treatment, no significant difference was found between both groups with rega...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

PROFESSOR ZDRAVKO PERI Š, MD, PhD (1927-2018)
On December 4, 2018, death took from us and hisfamily Professor Zdravko Peri š, Croatia’s oldest andmost renowned living dermatovenerologist, after along and severe illness. (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - April 25, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Adc 26(4)
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Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 28, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Microsatellite instability predicts response to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in metastatic melanoma
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Allergic contact dermatitis to cell phone
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Genital herpes zoster as possible indicator of HIV infection
No abstract available (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Disseminated strongyloidiasis
This article presents a case of a patient infected with HTLV-I and  Strongyloides stercoraliswho developed the disseminated form. There were purpuric reticulated periumbilical lesions as well as vibices on the patient ’s flanks. Histopathologic exam of a skin lesion revealed the presence of larvae in the deep reticular dermis. We emphasize the relevance of awareness regarding interaction between HTLV-1 and strongyloidiasis, besides identification of the cutaneous manifestations of the disease to reach an approp riate therapeutic diagnosis.  (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Necrolytic migratory erythema: complete healing after surgical removal of pancreatic carcinoma
Necrolytic migratory erythema is considered an obligatory cutaneous paraneoplastic sign associated with glucagonoma. Glucagonoma syndrome is defined by the presence of an alpha-cell secreting tumor of the pancreas, elevated levels of glucagon, and a characteristic rash called necrolytic migratory erythema. Although necrolytic migratory erythema is a specific finding in glucagonoma syndrome, it may occur in other settings, unassociated with an alpha-cell pancreatic tumor (pseudoglucagonoma syndrome). The rarity of glucagonoma imposes a challenge, with most patients being diagnosed after a long period of treatment for their ...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

A case report of the use of rituximab and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Disease Activity Scoring Index (EBDASI) in a patient with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita with extensive esophageal involvement
A 49-year-old man with recalcitrant mechanobullous epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) with significant esophageal involvement was treated with rituximab. EBA is a chronic autoimmune subepidermal bullous disease. It is characterized by skin fragility and scarring caused by circulating and tissue bound antibodies to type VII collagen. EBA is often unresponsive or poorly responsive to conventional immunosuppressive therapies such as corticosteroids, methotrexate, and cyclosporine. The burden of long-term use of immunosuppressants also limits their use in the treatment of chronic autoimmune diseases such as EBA. Since a val...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Glomeruloid hemangioma as late manifestation of POEMS syndrome
We report the case of a patient in whom glomeruloid hemangiomas marked the recurrence of POEMS syndrome, occurring before the systemic symptoms.  (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Seroprevalence and risk factors for HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis in populations with high-risk behaviors in Croatia
HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) represent a significant public health problem worldwide. We analyzed the seroprevalence and risk factors for HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis in populations with high-risk behaviors in Croatia. During a three-year period, a total of 443 men who have sex with men (MSM) / bisexual persons, sex workers (SW) / clients of SW, persons with multiple sexual partners, and persons with a history of STD were tested for the presence of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and  Treponema pallidum(syphilis) antibodies within the framework of second generation HIV surveillance. Participants were re...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Nail involvements as an indicator of skin severity in psoriatic patients
In this study, 71 psoriatic patients with a mean age of 39.23 ±17.9 years (mean ± Standard Deviation; range: 4 to 77 years old) were studied. 22 patients (31%) had nail involvements. PASI scores were 11.7±5.7 and 5.7±4.5 in the two groups with and without nail involvements, respectively (P0.05).The correlation coefficient between PASI and NAPSI was 0.367, which was statistically significant (P
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Two cases of proximal subungual onychomycosis caused by Trichophyton rubrum in HIV negative patients during treatment with TNF- α inhibitors combined with methotrexate.
We present two cases of PSO caused by  T. rubrumdeveloped during treatment with TNF- α inhibitors combined with methotrexate (MTX).  (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Psychological stress in patients with atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a frequent dermatosis with a growing incidence and multifactorial and complex pathogenic mechanisms that are still being investigated. Although the connection between AD and psychological stress has been known for a long time, there is a lack of reliable and objective indicators for the characterization of this association. Psychological stress triggers complex immune pathways. Therefore, acute stress quickly triggers a high release of cortisol and adrenalin or noradrenalin which then stimulates the immune system, primarily T-helper type 1 (Th1 cells) to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines, resulti...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Hidradenitis suppurativa is associated with higher heart rate but not atrial fibrillation: A comparative cross-sectional study of 462 individuals with hidradenitis suppurativa in Denmark
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatological disease with inflammatory mechanisms overlapping those of psoriasis, and both diseases have been associated with cardiovascular risk factors i.e. smoking and metabolic syndrome. Two studies have recently linked psoriasis with Atrial Fibrillation (AF). AF is the most frequently occurring cardiac arrhythmia in the general population and is typically accompanied by increased heart rate. Both AF and heart rate are linked with inflammation.The aim of the study was to investigate a potential association between HS and increased heart rate as well as AF.We per...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Evaluation of ear, nose and throat involvement in pemphigus vulgaris in comparison with pemphigus severity scoring systems: a cross-sectional study
This study was designed to evaluate the real extent of PV in ENT areas and to find out the specific scores which indicate the need for ENT examination. The patients were evaluated for ENT manifestations by endoscopic examination whether or not they exhibited symptoms. PDAI, ABSIS, and ENT scores were calculated, and the results were compared for correlation and significance. The mucosal involvement was more severe when scored by ENT examination than when assessed by PDAI or ABSIS. The ENT score was significantly associated with symptoms and endoscopic findings, especially when PDAI ≥15 and/or ABSIS ≥17. ENT endoscopi...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Author and Subject Index
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Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 15, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

From the History of the Croatian Dermatovenereological Society – The Croatian Medical Association and an Overview of Important Information Regarding the Journal Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica
Everything included in this overview is a list of facts without analyses, which makes this a purely factual overview. (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - January 15, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Content
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Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - October 22, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis Diagnosed by Lymphocyte Transformation Test and Progesterone Provocation Test
No abstract available. (Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica)
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - October 22, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research