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Acta Medica Intl.     Open Access   (SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy J.     Open Access  
Advanced Biomedical Research     Open Access  
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment     Open Access  
African J. for Infertility and Assisted Conception     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African J. of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African J. of Paediatric Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.25, CiteScore: 1)
African J. of Trauma     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ain-Shams J. of Anaesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Azhar Assiut Medical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Basar Intl. J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Anesthesia : Essays and Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of African Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Bioanthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.434, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery     Open Access  
Annals of Indian Psychiatry     Open Access  
Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Nigerian Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.352, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Saudi Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.238, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Thoracic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.524, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Annals of Tropical Pathology     Open Access  
Apollo Medicine     Open Access  
APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab J. of Interventional Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Intl. Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.302, CiteScore: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Medicine and Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Pharmacy Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Trauma Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.37, CiteScore: 2)
Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia-Pacific J. of Oncology Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.856, CiteScore: 2)
Asian J. of Neurosurgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Transfusion Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Pacific J. of Reproduction     Open Access   (SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Pacific J. of Tropical Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.491, CiteScore: 2)
Asian Pacific J. of Tropical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.561, CiteScore: 2)
Astrocyte     Open Access  
Avicenna J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Benha Medical J.     Open Access  
Biomedical and Biotechnology Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BLDE University J. of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian J. of Rural Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 0)
Cancer Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Medical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.52, CiteScore: 1)
CHRISMED J. of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Cancer Investigation J.     Open Access  
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Trials in Degenerative Diseases     Open Access  
Clinical Trials in Orthopedic Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Community Acquired Infection     Open Access  
Conservation and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.811, CiteScore: 2)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.353, CiteScore: 1)
Current Medical Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CytoJ.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.543, CiteScore: 1)
Delta J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access  
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Dental Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.416, CiteScore: 1)
Dentistry and Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Medicine     Open Access  
Drug Development and Therapeutics     Open Access  
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.242, CiteScore: 0)
Education in the Health Professions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian J. of Bronchology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cataract and Refractive Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.799, CiteScore: 2)
Egyptian J. of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Egyptian J. of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Haematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Internal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian Nursing J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Orthopaedic J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Pharmaceutical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Retina J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Endodontology     Open Access  
Endoscopic Ultrasound     Open Access   (SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eurasian J. of Pulmonology     Open Access  
European J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European J. of Psychology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Formosan J. of Surgery     Open Access   (SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Genome Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.153, CiteScore: 0)
Glioma     Open Access  
Global J. of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Hamdan Medical J.     Open Access  
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ibnosina J. of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJS Short Reports     Open Access  
Imam J. of Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Indian Dermatology Online J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.478, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.361, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.37, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Indian J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.468, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.445, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.568, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Medical and Paediatric Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.425, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.503, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.347, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Nuclear Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.498, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
Indian J. of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Orthopaedics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.392, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Otology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.199, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.454, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Pathology and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Pharmacology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Psychological Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Radiology and Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian J. of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Respiratory Care     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Social Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Transplantation     Open Access  
Indian J. of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.434, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Spine J.     Open Access  
Industrial Psychiatry J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intervention     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Academic Medicine     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Advanced Medical and Health Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Applied and Basic Medical Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Clinical and Experimental Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Clinicopathological Correlation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Community Dentistry     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Critical Illness and Injury Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Forensic Odontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Green Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.142, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Growth Factors and Stem Cells in Dentistry     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Mycobacteriology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Noncommunicable Diseases     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Orofacial Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Orofacial Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pedodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.623, CiteScore: 1)
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  • Diet in dermatology: a review

    • Authors: Rita V Vora, Modasia H Khushboo, Aishni J Shah, Dhruv R Patel, Trisha B Patel
      Pages: 69 - 75
      Abstract: Rita V Vora, Modasia H Khushboo, Aishni J Shah, Dhruv R Patel, Trisha B Patel
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):69-75
      Diet plays a very important role in various dermatological conditions. Many conditions occur due to deficiency or excess of a particular nutrient, while some conditions are related to abnormal metabolism of a particular nutrient. In this review, important dermatological conditions have been highlighted in which diet has a definite role and dietary change helps to control or prevent that particular condition. In diseases like dermatitis herpetiformis, dietary restrictions play a major role in their treatment. Dietary habits also play some role in diseases such as atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, psoriasis vulgaris, pemphigus, and urticaria. Genetic and metabolic disorders such as phenylketonuria, tyrosinemia, homocystinuria, galactosemia, Refsum’s disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, xanthomas, gout, and porphyria also require dietary modifications. Imbalanced diet leads to nutritional deficiency disorders such as kwashiorkar, marasmus, phrynoderma, pellagra, scurvy, acrodermatitis enteropathica, carotenemia, and lycopenemia
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):69-75
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_48_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Immunohistochemical expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha in
           psoriatic patients

    • Authors: Soha Abdalla Hawwam, Mohamed Moustafa Shareef
      Pages: 76 - 83
      Abstract: Soha Abdalla Hawwam, Mohamed Moustafa Shareef
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):76-83
      Introduction Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by aberrant differentiation and excessive growth of keratinocytes, with dermal and epidermal mixed leukocytic infiltrate and angiogenesis in the dermis. Oxygen consumption could be increased by the proliferation of cells, and impaired oxygen supply might occur from the thickening of the epidermis. A primary role in the maintenance of oxygen and energy homeostasis is hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1). Several gene expression-encoding inflammatory proteins are stimulated by HIF-1. The pathogenesis of various forms of inflammation shows the involvement of hypoxia.Aim This immunohistochemical study was done to evaluate the role of HIF-1α in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.Patients and methods This study was conducted on 20 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis, and 10 healthy individuals as a control group. They underwent hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemical staining detection of HIF-1α expression.Results Regarding the correlation between HIF-1α expression and clinical parameters of the patients, there was a statistically significant positive correlation with the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score.Conclusion In this study, there was significantly increased HIF-1α expression in psoriatic patients’ skin in comparison with normal control, and also its increase with elevated Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score might represent new promising therapeutic approaches and pharmacological research target for psoriasis treatment.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):76-83
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_32_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Immunohistochemical study assessing stem cell factor receptor C-kit in
           patients with alopecia

    • Authors: Basma Mourad, Eiman Hasby, Nashwa Elfar
      Pages: 84 - 91
      Abstract: Basma Mourad, Eiman Hasby, Nashwa Elfar
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):84-91
      Background Stem cell factor receptor c-kit is a transmembrane protein with tyrosine kinase activity encoded by the oncogene c-kit. The stem cell factor/c-kit signaling may be involved in the pathological processes of alopecia.Objective The aim was to elucidate the role of the stem cell factor receptor c-kit in the pathogenesis of some types of alopecia.Patients and methods The study included 80 patients (52 had alopecia areata and 28 had androgenetic alopecia), in addition to 40 normal healthy persons who served as a control group. Skin biopsies were obtained from each participant and stained with hematoxylin and eosin and stem cell factor receptor c-kit.Results There was a statistically significant increase in intensity and count of stem cell factor receptor c-kit-positive cell expression in alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia than in normal control specimens. There was a positive correlation between the intensity and count of stem cell factor receptor c-kit-positive cells in relation to the severity of alopecia.Conclusions Stem cell factor receptor c-kit was implicated in the pathogenesis of alopecia areata and androgenic alopecia, and it could have a predictive role in the progression of alopecia in high-risk patients.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):84-91
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_40_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Direct immunofluorescence of the hair follicle in pemphigus: a less
           invasive method for diagnosis

    • Authors: Hatem Zedan Mohamed, Hisham Zayan Abdel Hafez, Nashwa Ahmed Mohamed, Reham Ahmed Abdel Rahim
      Pages: 92 - 98
      Abstract: Hatem Zedan Mohamed, Hisham Zayan Abdel Hafez, Nashwa Ahmed Mohamed, Reham Ahmed Abdel Rahim
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):92-98
      Background Demonstration of intercellular deposition of immunoglobulin (Ig)G on the cell surface of keratinocytes by direct immunofluorescence (DIF) of the skin is the gold standard in diagnosis of pemphigus. In the past few years, the intercellular deposition of IgG in the outer root sheath has shown to be useful.Objective The aim was to compare the DIF of hair (plucked anagen and telogen and telogen obtained by combing) with that of skin for diagnosis of patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and those with pemphigus foliaceus (PF).Materials and methods A total of 30 patients [24 with PV and six with PF] with active disease were included. Clinical evaluation (ABASIS score), histopathological examination, and DIF of skin and hair were done. Presence of intercellular deposits of IgG and or C3 in skin and outer root sheath of the hair was considered positive.Results DIF of skin was positive in all patients for IgG and in 25 patients for C3 and also DIF in anagen hair was positive in all patients, whereas in telogen hair, it was positive in 23 patients (17 with PV for both IgG and C3, and six with PF for IgG, and four of them for C3). All patients showed a positive relation between clinical, histopathological, DIF skin, and DIF of anagen hair in both PV and PF. Regarding telogen hair, the same findings was found in all six (100%) patients with PF, but in PV, only 17 (70.83%) patients showed these positive relations, whereas the other seven (29.2%) had positive DIF of both skin and anagen hair only. The sensitivity of hair DIF was 100% for anagen hair and 76.67% for telogen hair in patients with pemphigus.Conclusion Anagen and telogen hair DIF is a simple, noninvasive, and cost-effective procedure and can be used as an additional procedure for diagnosis in patients with PV and PF.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):92-98
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_47_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Assessment of depression and anxiety in relation to quality of life in
           patients with vitiligo

    • Authors: Ensaf M Abdelmaguid, Hossam Khalifa, Manal M Salah, Doaa S Sayed
      Pages: 99 - 105
      Abstract: Ensaf M Abdelmaguid, Hossam Khalifa, Manal M Salah, Doaa S Sayed
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):99-105
      Background Vitiligo is a common skin disease that has been reported to affect ∼1% of the population worldwide. Many patients with vitiligo feel distressed and stigmatized by their condition.Objective The aim was to assess the effect of vitiligo on the patients’ quality of life and to ascertain comorbidity of depression and anxiety associated with the disease using Hamilton rating scale for anxiety and depression.Patients and methods One hundred patients with vitiligo and 50 control participants were subjected to clinical examination with assessment of vitiligo severity by vitiligo area scoring index (VASI) in addition to their assessment by dermatology life quality index (DLQI), Hamilton depression rating scale, and Hamilton anxiety rating scale.Results In this study, there was a significantly higher DLQI score among the study group compared with controls (P<0.001). Moreover, there was a highly significant difference in the Hamilton depression score (P<0.001) between the study group (24±7) and control group (3.8±1.6). Moreover, the study group scored higher on the Hamilton anxiety scale in comparison with the control groups, and this difference was statistically significant (P<0.001). A significant positive correlation was found between VASI score and both DLQI and Hamilton depression score (r=0.41 and 0.33, respectively). These correlations were statistically significant (P<0.001). Moreover, there was a significant positive correlation between VASI score and Hamilton anxiety score (r=0.20, P=0.022).Conclusion Vitiligo has a negative effect on patient’s psychological status in terms of anxiety and depression, especially in female patients, patients with increased body surface involvement, and those with lesions on exposed parts of the body.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):99-105
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_54_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Role of serum androgens and prostate-specific antigen levels in men with
           androgenetic alopecia

    • Authors: Hesham N Khaled, Azza M Abdu Allah, Ahmad A Abdelhameed, Wafaa A Shehata
      Pages: 106 - 111
      Abstract: Hesham N Khaled, Azza M Abdu Allah, Ahmad A Abdelhameed, Wafaa A Shehata
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):106-111
      Background Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss. It is caused by continuous miniaturization of affected hair follicles. Genetic factors and androgenic factors especially dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a testosterone tissue metabolite, play major roles in the pathogenesis of AGA. Many studies suggest that AGA may be a marker of increased risk of prostate cancer.Objective The aim of the study was to determine the role of serum androgens and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in men with AGA.Patients and methods The study included 80 participants: 40 men were diagnosed with AGA and 40 age-matched healthy male volunteers served as a control group. The authors also divided patient groups into two subgroups: frontal AGA group and vertical AGA group. All participants were subjected to measurement of serum level of T, DHT, and PSA by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.Results This study showed that mean serum level of testosterone and DHT in patients with AGA was higher than that in the control group and mean serum level of testosterone in the vertical AGA group was higher than that in the frontal AGA group. There was no significant difference between patients and controls regarding mean serum level of PSA.Conclusion This study showed that serum androgens play an important role in the development of AGA and there is a strong association between serum level of androgens and staging of AGA, whether frontal or vertical.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):106-111
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_46_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Is there a difference in female sexuality in urban and rural areas: an
           Egyptian experience

    • Authors: Ihab Younis, Amany Ibrahim, Radwa A El-Helaly
      Pages: 112 - 117
      Abstract: Ihab Younis, Amany Ibrahim, Radwa A El-Helaly
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):112-117
      Background There are known variations in social, cultural, demographic, and health characteristics across urban and rural residence areas that affect the sexual behavior and degree of sexual knowledge and beliefs between urban and rural couples.Objective The aim of our work was to compare female sexuality among urban and rural married women in a sample of Egyptian women.Patients and methods The study included 404 women, who were equally distributed regarding residence between rural and urban areas. All the women answered a self-report questionnaire including 25 questions, and other questions were added to suit the purpose of the study. Privacy was guaranteed for all the participants.Results No significant differences were observed in sexual activity between women living in urban areas and those living in rural areas. However, four statistically significant differences were observed. Urban women reported more initiation of coitus, preferred more man on top as a sexual position, more of them reported not having enough time for foreplay as a cause of inability to have orgasms, and more of them stated that the purpose of intercourse was having pleasure for them and their husbands.Conclusion Rural and urban communities in Egypt differ from each other in a few sexual aspects. A significantly high percentages of Egyptian women are still exposed to female genital cutting.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):112-117
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_56_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Diffuse nonscarring hair loss of the scalp is an early sign of juvenile
           systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report

    • Authors: Mohammed Abu El-Hamd, Soha Aboeldahab
      Pages: 118 - 120
      Abstract: Mohammed Abu El-Hamd, Soha Aboeldahab
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):118-120
      Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus is a rare multisystemic autoimmune disorder characterized by several clinical and immunological features. In the present case, a 13-year-old female presented with diffuse nonscarring hair loss at the frontal and vertex of the scalp. The hairs were dry, fragile, and easily detached. She had patches of erythema on the palmar aspects of both hands. She had no other cutaneous, nail, or mucous membrane manifestations. Erythrocyte sedimentation rates were elevated. The titer of antinuclear antibody was positive, and anti-double strand DNA antibody was positive. Otherwise, all laboratory and radiological investigations were normal.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):118-120
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_44_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Mononeuritis multiplex with multiple skin ulcers

    • Authors: Mansoor C Abdulla
      Pages: 121 - 123
      Abstract: Mansoor C Abdulla
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):121-123
      A heterogeneous group of diseases lead to mononeuritis multiplex and multiple skin ulcers. A 45-year-old man presented with multiple painful subcutaneous nodules with ulcerations, distal predominant weakness of both upper and lower limbs, reduced sensations over ulnar distribution of the right hand and high-grade intermittent fever for 2 months. The patient was diagnosed to have cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa based on clinical and histopathological evidence after ruling out other conditions. The patient was treated with prednisolone 1 mg/kg, which was tapered over months and azathioprine was added. When reviewed after 6 months he was afebrile, skin lesions were healed, and the power was improving. Mononeuritis multiplex and multiple skin ulcers have various etiologies. A detailed workup is essential to rule out other systemic diseases before making a diagnosis of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa which is a benign disorder with a favorable outcome.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):121-123
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_25_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • A diagnostic conundrum: palmoplantar pits, lichen planus on histology
           lichen planus with a dermoscopic ‘Twist in the Tale’

    • Authors: Tejas Vishwanath, Sunil Ghate, Geeta Shinde, Aseem Sharma, Angela Nagpal, Shikhar Chaube
      Pages: 124 - 129
      Abstract: Tejas Vishwanath, Sunil Ghate, Geeta Shinde, Aseem Sharma, Angela Nagpal, Shikhar Chaube
      Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):124-129
      A plethora of dermatologic conditions manifest as palmoplantar pits ranging from the relatively innocuous conditions like lichen planus, lichen nitidus, and keratosis punctata to more sinister ones like Cowden syndrome and Gorlin syndrome. Diagnosis generally depends on cutaneous and/or mucosal lesions. However, the occasional patient is encountered who does not manifest any other cutaneous features. In such cases, the diagnosis can only be reached by histopathology. We present two cases of isolated palmoplantar pits diagnosed as lichen planus on histopathology with intriguing dermoscopic findings in one case.
      Citation: Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology 2020 40(2):124-129
      PubDate: Tue,9 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_43_19
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2020)
       
 
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