Alopecia areata-like mycosis fungoides: lions for lambs.
Authors: Pileri A, Agostinelli C, Bruni F, Grandi V, Alessandrini A, Pimpinelli N, Piraccini BM PMID: 29564882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 25, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Genital hypertrophicus lichen planus successfully treated with topical pimecrolimus.
Authors: DE Paola M, DE Piano E, Pisani C, Mallarini M, Bilenchi R PMID: 29564883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 25, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

The erythema of Alexander the Great: a cutaneous disease correlated to alcohol intake?
Authors: Perciaccante A, Scordo F, Coralli A, Riva MA PMID: 29564884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 25, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Efficacy of a cosmetic phyto-caffeine shampoo in female androgenetic alopecia.
This study was performed to determine the efficacy of a phyto-caffeine- containing shampoo used over a 6-month period in female subjects with AGA. METHODS: This was a single-centre, double-blind parallel trial in which female subjects with AGA were randomized to either a phyto-caffeine-containing shampoo or a control shampoo. The primary endpoint was the change from baseline in the number of hairs pulled in a hair pull test at 6 months. Hair loss intensity, hair strength, subject satisfaction and tolerability were also assessed. RESULTS: Subjects using the phyto-caffeine-containing shampoo had significantly fewer h...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Down-regulation of IL-10 in patients with mild psoriasis and metabolic syndrome.
Authors: Lise ML, Baptista TS, Petersen LE, Bauer ME, Staub HL PMID: 29512973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Acral melanoma: correlating the clinical presentation to the mutational status.
Authors: Ravaioli GM, Dika E, Lambertini M, Chessa MA, Fanti PA, Patrizi A Abstract Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is the most common type of malignant melanoma (MM) in Asians, Afro-Americans and Middle-Easterns. It represents 1.5-10% of all MM cases, being the most common histological type of MM arising on palms, soles and nail apparatus, which is more generically defined as acral MM. To date no risk factors have been officially established, however a history of trauma may be involved in the pathogenesis of acral MM. This shows heterogeneous clinical features and frequently presents with advanced stage and aggre...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Basal cell carcinoma in post-traumatic scar successfully treated with thulium laser and photodynamic therapy.
Authors: Mercuri SR, Brianti P, Paolino G, Rizzo N, Bartolucci M, Dattola A, Didona D, Nisticò SP PMID: 29512975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Herpes simplex reactivation after photodynamic therapy for actinic cheilitis in a patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: a possible indication for prophylaxis.
Authors: Brumana MB, Marinello E, Piaserico S, Linder MD, Cozzani E, Zattra E, Belloni Fortina A PMID: 29512976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita: a diagnostic challenge.
Authors: Proietti I, Bernardini N, Balduzzi V, Marchesiello A, Zuber S, Mancini M, Petrozza V, Potenza C PMID: 29512977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Dermoscopic features of Milia-Like calcinosis cutis.
Authors: Proietti I, Bernardini N, Mambrin A, Tolino E, Mancini M, Petrozza V, Potenza C PMID: 29512978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Clinical research in dermatology: resources and activities associated with a higher scientific productivity.
CONCLUSIONS: We have demonstrated that some factors are associated with a higher scientific productivity. Residency program, more research staff, clinical workload redistribution and research motivation/initiatives are key strategies that could improve scientific productivity of a center. PMID: 29512979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Oral pemphigus.
Authors: Giannetti L, Generali L, Bertoldi C Abstract Involvement of the oral mucosa in patients affected by Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV), Paraneoplastic, IgA Pemphigus and in some cases of Iatrogenic Pemphigus is common, and precede skin lesions in the majority of cases. Intraepidermal bullae are caused by acantholysis, induced by IgG autoantibodies directed against the desmosomes and the domain of numerous keratinocytes self-antigens desmogleins (namely cadherins), thus supporting the autoimmune nature of the disease. Apoptosis may contribute to the acantholysis.The oral mucosal lesions tend more often to be refractor...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Fibronectin interaction with growth factors in the context of general ways extracellular matrix molecules regulate growth factor signaling.
Authors: Prasad A, Clark RA Abstract Wound healing is a complex cascade of molecular events centered on the extracellular matrix (ECM). Early research viewed ECM in wounds as a simple scaffold for repair. Subsequently, this perception was extended to providing cells with discrete surface adhesion sites and then to providing a reservoir for growth factors (GF). However, over the past decade, research has revealed that ECM interactions with GF are far more complex and exquisite than previously thought. Chief among ECM components during the early phases of wound healing is a ~250kDa glycoprotein, fibronectin (FN). Thi...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 8, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Daylight photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolevulinate for the treatment of actinic keratoses of the forearms.
Authors: Fai D, Fai C, Cassano N, Vena GA PMID: 29485253 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Results of radiotherapy in minimal stage mycosis fungoides: a reappraisal after ten years.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results confirm that radiation therapy in the treatment of minimal stage MF contributes to afford good and durable results with negligible side effects and maintenance of good quality of life over the time. PMID: 29485254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients.
Authors: Pileri A, Baraldi C, Broccoli A, Maglie R, Patrizi A, Zinzani P, Antiga E PMID: 29485255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

The association between cigarettes smoke, small intestine bacterial overgrowth and rosacea.
Authors: Drago F, Ciccarese G, Herzum A, Drago F, Rebora A, Parodi A PMID: 29485256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Pediatric melanoma update.
This article reviews the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of pediatric melanoma - with particular attention to recent updates in the literature. While awareness of melanoma increases among the general population, recent data suggest stable and even declining incidence rates among certain pediatric populations. Studies have examined clinical features and presentations of melanoma among the pediatric population and the conventional ABCDE criteria used to diagnosis adult melanoma may not be entirely appropriate for pediatric melanoma; as such, additional pediatric-ABCD and CUP criteria have been prop...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and the emerging role of sentinel lymph node biopsy: a review.
Authors: Navarrete-Dechent C, Veness MJ, Droppelmann N, Uribe P Abstract Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the second most common skin cancer and is usually associated with a favorable prognosis in most patients. However, a small minority of patients will be diagnosed with a high-risk cSCC (HRcSCC) and a proportion will have a poor outcome, in some cases causing death. HRcSCC is characterized by an increase in aggressiveness manifested as local recurrence, the development of lymph node metastases, and occasionally death. The utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in this group of patients is unclear...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - March 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Novel combination for the treatment of acne differentiated according to gender: a new step towards personalized treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that this association can be considered a new effective option for mild and moderate acne. This therapeutic line differs from others in the gender matched oral treatment. PMID: 29417793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Efficacy of a detergent combined with a moisturiser for the treatment of pruritus associated with xerosis in an elderly population affected by Kaposi's sarcoma.
Authors: Tourlaki A, Genovese G, Consonni D, Brambilla L Abstract BACKGROUND: Xerosis is common among patients with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of a detergent containing dihydroavenanthramide D 5% combined with a moisturiser containing 1% of menthol for the treatment of chronic pruritus associated with xerosis in elderly KS patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, open-label, intra-individual, right/left comparative study. During the 4-week treatment study, patients used the test products on the right lower limb, and a basic skin cleanser plus basic cream on th...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Telomere shortening and tnf- α: gateway for psoriasis in celiac disease?
Telomere shortening and tnf-α: gateway for psoriasis in celiac disease? G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Feb 07;: Authors: Mormile R PMID: 29417795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Angiomatoid melanoma: a dermoscopic and pathologic challenge.
Authors: Paolino G, Muscardin LM, Buccini P, Didona D, Donati M, Mercuri SR, Panetta C, Donati P PMID: 29417796 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Verrucous mycosis fungoides.
Authors: LA Placa M, Alessandrini A, Agostinelli C, Pileri A PMID: 29417797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Neglected skin carcinomas and Vismodegib: our experience.
Authors: Russo F, Mancini V, Taddeucci P, Cirocco A, Cusano F, Pellegrino M, Sirna R PMID: 29417798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

A synthesis of the world's guidelines on photodynamic therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer.
Authors: Morton CA Abstract Photodynamic therapy (PDT), using topically administered photosensitizing agents, is widely approved as a treatment for certain nonmelanoma skin cancers. As a tissue-sparing non-surgical modality, there is great potential for PDT to enhance the choice of therapies available to treat, and potentially prevent, skin cancer. Treatment-specific guidelines have assessed the evidence for various photosensitizing agents and light sources, dosimetry, and evaluate reported adverse effects. Discomfort is frequently experienced during treatment but no analgesia was required in most pivotal lesion-di...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cutaneous larva migrans and tungiasis: infestations of the affluent society.
Authors: Veraldi S, Nazzaro G PMID: 29417800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Rapid response to cyclosporine in a rare case of pityriasis rubra pilaris with autoantibodies and systemic symptoms.
Authors: Gironi LC, Tiberio R, Dagna L, Landucci G, Giacalone A, Boldorini RL, Colombo E, Savoia P PMID: 29417801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Can daylight-PDT be performed indoor?
In conclusion, Indoor lightning (or simulated daylight: SDL-PDT or Artificial White Light: AWL) could offer an interesting alternative to NDL-PDT. PMID: 29417802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cutaneous tuberculosis, a reemerging dermatologic diagnostic challenge.
Authors: Fusano M, Arisi M, Petrilli G, Perantoni M, Calzavara-Pinton P, Venturini M PMID: 29417803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - February 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Multiple erythema migrans due to borreliosis.
Authors: DI Meo N, Retrosi C, Corneli P, Trevisan G PMID: 29368841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cicatricial alopecia.
Authors: Fanti PA, Baraldi C, Misciali C, Piraccini BM Abstract Cicatricial alopecias (CAs) are clinical pathological conditions that result in the complete destruction of hair follicles, which are replaced by fibrotic structures. Clinically they are characterized by different inflammatory conditions resulting in the end stage in the complete disappearance of hair follicle and follicular ostia. CAs are classified in primary cicatricial alopecia (PCA) and secondary cicatricial alopecia (SCA). PCA include multiple inflammatory diseases with distinctive clinical and histopathologic features that primarily affect and d...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Evidence-based treatment of atopic dermatitis with topical moisturizers.
Authors: Micali G, Paternò V, Cannarella R, Dinotta F, Lacarrubba F Abstract Skin barrier restoration represents the mainstay of the treatment of atopic dermatitis and the use of moisturizers is recommended by several international guidelines. The aim of the study was to investigate through an evidence-based medicine analysis the effectiveness and safety of different moisturizing products available for a non-pharmacological treatment of atopic dermatitis. A total of 92 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been identified and analyzed. The results confirm the presence of a reasonable number of studies hig...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Scleroderma with an update about clinico-pathological correlation.
Authors: Rongioletti F, Ferreli C, Atzori L, Bottoni U, Soda G Abstract Scleroderma is divided into a systemic form called systemic sclerosis and a localized form also called morphea. According to 2013 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for Systemic Sclerosis, developed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), skin thickening of the fingers extending proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints is sufficient for a patient to be classified as having scleroderma. Histological examination is not included in the diagnostic criteria and is not routinely performed. Sk...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cutaneous lupus erythematosus: clinico-pathologic correlation.
Authors: Filotico R, Mastrandrea V Abstract Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) is a chronic-relapsing disease. It is defined as a LE localized to the skin without any significant systemic symptoms. Its annual incidence is of 4 cases per 100,000 persons with a prevalence of 73 cases per 100,000 persons. The etiology is unknown but it is considered as a prototype of autoimmune disease in which genetic factors (HLA), environmental factors (photo exposure and cigarette smoking) and pharmacological agents play an important role. The most accepted classification includes three clinical variants: acute (ACLE), subacute (...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Cyclosporine in clinical practice: a retrospective study comparing fixed dose and body weight-based dose regimens in psoriatic patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed no statistically significant difference between the two groups in PASI reduction and PASI 75 achievement, even though the fixed dose was often lower (range 2.2-3.3 mg/kg) than the dosage administered depending on weight. Fixed dose cyclosporine is simple and practical to use in specific clinical settings, in particular when the patient's weight ranges from 60 to 90 kg. This approach can result in improved clinical outcomes and a better quality of life for psoriatic patients. PMID: 29368846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

A case of pyoderma gangrenosum, acne, hidradenitis suppurativa (PASH) syndrome associated with diabetes mellitus type 1 treated with adalimumab.
Authors: Fattore D, Pistone G, Bongiorno MR PMID: 29368847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Shagreen-patch in a NF1 patient with a new missense mutation.
Authors: Lopez T, Paolino G, Miraglia E, Iacovino C, DE Luca A, Donati P, Calvieri S, Giustini S PMID: 29368848 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Pyoderma gangrenosum successfully treated with topical tacrolimus.
Authors: Napolitano M, Megna M, Patrì A, Monfrecola G, Balato N PMID: 29368849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Psoriasiform sarcoidosis: an unusual variety.
Authors: Mazzeo M, DI Raimondo C, Vaccarini S, Ferlosio A, Orlandi A, Cantonetti M, Bianchi L PMID: 29368850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

A new distal phenotype of Madelung's disease.
Authors: Miraglia E, Fino P, Iacovino C, Lopez T, Calvieri S, Giustini S PMID: 29368851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

A case of aquagenic wrinkling of the palms.
Authors: Donnarumma M, Megna M, Napolitano M, Patruno C PMID: 29368852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

When it rains it pours: coexistence of autoimmune bullous disease and plaque psoriasis in 8 Caucasian patients.
Authors: Bardazzi F, Magnano M, Sacchelli L, Ferrara F, Patrizi A, Loi C PMID: 29368853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Pemphigus herpetiformis resistant to first line therapy: a rare case in childhood.
Authors: Maggiore R, Viglizzo G, Occella C, Bleidl D, Coccia MC, Manunza F PMID: 29368854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Gender differences in genital lichen sclerosus.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings highlighted several gender differences on clinical presentation and symptom profile of GLS. In spite of some characteristic features, misdiagnosis at referrals was frequent. PMID: 29368855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Dermatomyositis: clinicopathological correlations.
Authors: Sena P, Gianatti A, Gambini D Abstract Dermatomyositis (DM) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting primarily the skeletal muscle and the skin. Although the diagnosis is usually based upon clinical and laboratory findings, histopathology is helpful for confirmation purposes and is mandatory in amiopathic DM where there is only skin involvement. Histologically, the typical cases are characterized by subtle vacuolar interface alterations with epidermal atrophy, mild capillary ectasia and sparse perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate; these findings are similar to those seen in other connective tissue diseases...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Neutrophilic dermatoses: a broad spectrum of disease.
Authors: Filosa A, Filosa G Abstract The neutrophilic dermatoses (NDs) comprise a group of heterogeneous disorders characterized by inflammatory skin lesions that histologically show an intense inflammatory infiltrate composed primarily by neutrophils, with no evidence of infection or vasculitis. Although there are distinct clinical differences in the classical lesions of these disorders, many patients have overlapping features. In this review, we describe the clinical aspects of the main NDs, including: Sweet's syndrome, neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hands, pyoderma gangrenosum, erythema elevatum diutinum,...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

A case of Axillary Hidradenitis suppurativa treated with topical tacrolimus.
Authors: Marasca C, Annunziata MC, Masarà A, Fabbrocini G PMID: 29368858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Incidence of supernumerary nipples in a large population, with relative dermoscopic and clinic-pathologic features: an update and a fast approach.
Authors: Mercuri SR, Paolino G, Donati M, Brianti P PMID: 29368859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Reflectance confocal microscopy features of thin versus thick melanomas.
CONCLUSIONS: Non-invasive imaging methods helps in deepening of knowledge about the evolution and biology of melanoma. The most characteristic features for thin melanomas in confocal examination are: fragments of cobblestone or honeycomb pattern and edged papillae (as good prognostic factors). The features of thick melanomas in RCM examination are: roundish cells, non-edged papillae, numerous pagetoid cells at dermal-epidermal junction and epidermal disarray. PMID: 29368860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - January 27, 2018 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research