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Acta Dermato-Venereologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Patient Care and STDs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
AIDS Research and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aktuelle Dermatologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Allergo Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Dermatopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaplastology     Open Access  
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de Pédiatrie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archives de sciences sociales des religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux - Pratique     Hybrid Journal  
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Medical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Australasian Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin / Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access  
Biomedical Dermatology     Open Access  
BMC Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Skin Cancer     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinics in Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contact Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Dermatology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Fungal Infection Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current HIV Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current HIV/AIDS Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Sexual Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Der Hautarzt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dermato-Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dermatología Venezolana     Open Access  
Dermatologic Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dermatologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Dermatologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dermatologic Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dermatologica Sinica     Open Access  
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Dermatology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dermatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dermatology Times     Free  
Dermatopathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
EMC - Dermatología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Güncel Dermatoloji Dergisi     Open Access  
HautinForm     Full-text available via subscription  
hautnah     Hybrid Journal  
hautnah dermatologie     Hybrid Journal  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
HIV Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HIV Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Indian Dermatology Online Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Archives of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of STD & AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Women's Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International STD Research & Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAAD Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAIDS : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
JAMA Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
JMIR Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Cutaneous Immunology and Allergy     Open Access  
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dermatological Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dermatological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatological Science Supplement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dermatological Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of General-Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Sexual Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin and Stem Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Skin Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Egyptian Women’s Dermatologic Society     Partially Free  
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the International AIDS Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karger Kompass Dermatologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Karger Kompass Pneumologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Medical and Surgical Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Medical Mycology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nepal Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open AIDS Journal     Open Access  
Open Dermatology Journal     Open Access  
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pigment International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Psoriasis : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Podológicas     Open Access  
SAHARA : Journal of Social Aspects of HIV / AIDS Research Alliance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Scars, Burns & Healing     Open Access  
Serbian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Sexually Transmitted Infections     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Appendage Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Skin Research and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine     Open Access  
Studies in Gender and Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Journal of Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
The Rose Sheet     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Vestnik dermatologii i venerologii     Open Access  
Veterinary Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

           

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Dermatologica Sinica
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    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s):
       
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    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s):
       
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    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s):
       
  • Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma: Report of two cases

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Yu-Chia Chen, Shu-Hui Wang, Ying-Jui Chang
       
  • Eruptive xanthoma in an adolescent of Prader–Willi syndrome

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Yang Lo, Shiou-Hwa Jee, Yu Yu
       
  • Multiple epithelioid hemangiomas in an unusual location

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Yun-Hsuan Lin, I-Chieh Chuang, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Chiau-Sheng Jang
       
  • A blackish nodule on the toe of a traveler to Kenya

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Tai-Siang Chiu, Wei-Hsin Wu
       
  • Pemphigus vulgaris complicated with atypical Kaposi varicelliform eruption

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Szu-Hao Chiu, Yue-Chiu Su, Cheng-Che E. Lan
       
  • Psoriasis treated with adalimumab in a patient with common variable immune
           deficiency: A case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Hao-Jui Weng, Ko-Jen Li, Tsen-Fang Tsai
       
  • Systemic antibiotics in acne fulminans

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Natalie Torres, Monica Rueda
       
  • Effect of pulse corticosteroids and low dose methotrexate in cases of
           treatment-resistant lichen sclerosus

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Ayse S. Karadag, Necmettin Akdeniz, Emin Ozlu, Hulya Suslu, Tugba K. Uzuncakmak, Halenur Bozdag, Ebru Zemheri, Mukaddes Kavala
       
  • Pachydermoperiostosis in a 19-year-old Taiwanese man

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Wen-Shan Chen, Chih-Sheng Lai, Chao-Kuei Juan, Chi-Shun Yang, You-Hsin Chiu, Chih-Wei Tseng, Yi-Ju Chen
       
  • Vulvitis granulomatosa in a patient with Crohn's disease

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Hiromi Katsue, Kazuyasu Fujii, Rie Nishibaba, Yuko Higashi, Takuro Kanekura
       
  • Buerger's disease with subclinical cutaneous involvement over trunk

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Teng-Li Lin, Chao-Kuei Juan, Yi-Ju Chen, Chi-Shun Yang, Chih-Wei Tseng
       
  • Nodular primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis in a 54-year-old man

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Wen-Shan Chen, Chi-Shun Yang, Yi-Ju Chen, Chao-Kuei Juan
       
  • Melanocytic matricoma: A new case with literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Wen-Shan Chen, Chao-Kuei Juan, Yi-Ju Chen, Chi-Shun Yang
       
  • Novel discovery of association between the mutation in exon 14 of the
           ATP2A2 gene and Darier's disease

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Chi-Feng Yen, Wen-Lang Fan, Chuang-Wei Wang, Shih-Chi Su, Wen-Hung Chung, Rosaline Chung-Yee Hui
       
  • New parameter adjustment with spinal cord stimulation for postherpetic
           neuralgia treatment: A case report and literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Yuru Tang, Rui Wang, Xiao Gao, Dengbin AiAbstractPosterpetic neuralgia (PHN), a common and often severe painful condition, is a kind of refractory neuropathic pain (NP). Although the clinical treatment of PHN including pregabalin, nerve block and pulsed radiofrequency have been devoted with adequate and reasonable efforts, a proportion of people with PHN fail to obtain pain relief. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) represents an adjustable and nondestructive procedure that considered electrical stimulation as the key mechanism for NP relief and offers an alternative treatment for PHN. SCS parameters, including amplitude, pulse width and frequency, influence the nervous system and the delivery of stimulation charge. Newly proposed stimulation methods such as high-frequency SCS and burst SCS, may offer alternative treatment for NP. In this paper, we reported a case of major pain successfully treated with SCS by adjusting the stimulation parameter and the electrode position using new stimulation method. The patient suffered from severe persistent PHN in the right upper limb area. The temporary SCS electrode was placed in the dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) area with a standard generator. Initially, we programmed the parameters at 360 Hz, 140 μs, and 1.5 V. After multiple setting adjustments with inadequate pain relief, the patient was finally programmed at 40 Hz, 120 μs, and 0.5 V. This parameter setting provided optimal pain alleviation and increased the quality of the patient's life. The visual analogue scale and Hamilton anxiety scores were decreased significantly. These scores showed no significant change during the six-month follow-up. SCS combined with dorsal root entry zone at relatively high frequency and low voltage offers a new method to treat PHN patients.
       
  • Transient hypertrichosis with temporary tattooing in two siblings

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Hülya Nazik, Feride Çoban Gül, Mehmet Kamil Mülayim, Perihan Öztürk, Serkan KirikAbstractTemporary tattooing with black henna is becoming increasingly popular among children and young adults. Complications are seen depending on additives added to henna for different purposes. Two sisters, aged 8 and 11, had a temporary tattoo. The tattoos began to disappear after 2 weeks. At the end of a month, pigmentation completely disappeared and hypertrichosis was observed on the site of the tattoo figures. There were no dermatitis findings in both cases. It was observed that hypertrichosis resolved spontaneously in two months. We think that it is meaningful to see the same effect by the same factor in two children with similar genetic background. In addition, knowing this benign complication related to temporary tattooing will prevent unnecessary invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
       
  • An unusual histopathologic feature of angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma –
           A case report and molecular study

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Yeh-Ni Chu, Chih-Jung Chen, Cher-Wei Liang, Hsiu-Cheng HsuAbstractAngiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare soft tissue tumor with intermediate malignant potential. It predominantly affects children and young adults and is most often located in the extremities. The atypical pattern of AFH may create significant diagnostic difficulty. We present a case of AFH diagnosed via molecular confirmation by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and also review cases of AFH with atypical histologic presentations in Taiwan. We present this case to remind clinicians that identification of gene fusions by molecular testing is a valuable diagnostic tool for AFHs, especially in cases with atypical histopathological presentations.
       
  • Flare-up of pustular psoriasis after ustekinumab therapy: Case report and
           literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Ying-Xiu Dai, Chih-Chiang ChenAbstractWhile tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitor has been shown to be paradoxically associated with the development of psoriasis, there are few reported cases of pustular psoriasis potentially induced by ustekinumab in the literature. Here we present the case of a 70-year-old male with chronic plaque psoriasis who experienced pustular psoriasis nine days after initiating ustekinumab therapy. The pustular lesions resolved after acitretin treatment, and he restarted ustekinumab 45 mg at week 4, and every 12 weeks thereafter. No recurrence of pustular psoriasis occurred during the 6-month follow-up. Our case suggested that ustekinumab-induced pustular psoriasis can be successfully managed with acitretin while maintaining ustekinumab therapy as well.
       
  • Allergic contact dermatitis caused by acrylates in nail cosmetic products:
           Case reports and review of the literatures

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Yi-Tsz Lin, Shih-Wei Tsai, Ching-Wen Yang, Yu-Hsian Tseng, Chia-Yu ChuAbstractAcrylates are esters of acrylic acid, which are potent sensitizers that can cause occupational allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in dental personnel. More recently, an increasing number of cases of both occupational and non-occupational ACD in beauty industry are observed. Here we present three cases of ACD to acrylate and its derivatives in both nail beauticians and do-it-yourself gel nail users due to exposure to nail cosmetics presenting with chronic hand eczema with severe pulpitis and even nail dystrophy with patch-test-confirmed diagnosis. Chemical analysis of commercial nail cosmetic products has been done in one of the patients and successfully identified 2-hydroxypropyl acrylate as the contact allergen.
       
  • Atypical fibroxanthoma in a young female patient with systemic lupus
           erythematosus: A case report and literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Sze-Wen Ting, Shih-Jyun Yang, Yung-Yi LeeAbstractA 23-year-old woman presented with an asymptomatic erythematous subcutaneous nodule on her right shin that had been present for the preceding 6 months. She had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogren's syndrome 6 years ago and was controlled with prednisolone and hydroxychloroquine. The nodule was excised and the pathologic diagnosis was atypical fibroxanthoma. This case is reported because this tumor occurred in an atypical site in a young female patient with SLE. The occurrence of this unusual atypical fibroxanthoma is believed to be related to altered immunity.
       
  • Basal cell carcinoma presenting as an excoriated cicatricial plaque:
           A case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Emine Müge Acar, Asuman Kilitci, Zeliha Kaya, Ozan Luay Abbas, Funda KemerizAbstractBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer with several clinical and histopathological subtypes. Trauma and scar tissue have been implicated as possible etiological causes of BCC. Here, we report a case of a 37-year-old man with BCC arising on a longstanding cicatricial plaque with nearly 30 years' duration. Intractable pruritus, which had started two months ago and gradually intensified, was the patient's main complaint upon admission. The lesion presented as a linear, erythematous, excoriated cicatricial plaque in the left supraclavicular region. Pearly borders and the mildly atrophic center of the plaque, that were recognized upon close examination, were notable features and may indicate BCC. We believe that a detailed patient history and meticulous clinical examination are essential for diagnosing BCC arising in longstanding scars.
       
  • A case of hypopigmented mycosis fungoides successfully treated with
           311 nm narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): A Young Park, Chang Yoon Sim, Sung Yul Lee, Jong Suk Lee, Soon Auck Hong, Jung Eun KimAbstractHypopigmented mycosis fungoides (HMF) is a rare clinical variant of mycosis fungoides (MF) characterized by hypopigmented lesions involving most commonly trunk and proximal extremities. We report here a case of HMF in 22-year-old Korean woman successfully treated with 311 nm narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy. She presented with progressive asymptomatic hypopigmented patches on wholebody 1-year ago and diagnosed as HMF based on clinicopathologic findings. She was treated with NB-UVB phototherapy and showed almost complete clearance after 8-month without any side effects.
       
  • Excellent color-matched repigmentation of human vitiligo can be obtained
           by mini-punch grafting using a machine in combination with ultraviolet
           therapy

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Tomohisa Hirobe, Hisao EnamiAbstractA new method is reported here for treatment of vitiligo by using mini-punch grafting using a machine (mMG) in combination with ultraviolet light B (UVB) therapy. After UVB had been repeatedly irradiated to the lesional facial skin of a patient for 1 month, many mini-punch grafts were removed from the lesional skin and the same numbers of punch biopsies taken from normal scalp skin were placed into the holes of the recipient skin. Repigmentation started soon, and excellent color-matched repigmentation was observed after 12 months. Our easy and speedy mMG seems to be useful for treatment of vitiligo.
       
  • Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis-a case report with novel compound
           heterozygous mutation of CYP27A1 gene

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Jeng Yuan, Pi-Shan Sung, Julia Yu-Yun Lee, Sheau-Chiou ChaoAbstractCerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX), a rare autosomal recessive lipid storage disorder which is caused by mutations in gene CYP27A1 leads to deficiency of enzyme sterol 27-hydroxylase. Clinically, CTX is characterized by tendon xanthomas, premature atherosclerosis, juvenile cataracts and progressive neurological deficits. In this study, we report one 34 year-old Taiwanese man who developed bilateral xanthomas on Achilles tendon and progressive neuropsychiatric disorder. DNA sequencing revealed novel compound heterozygous mutation of CYP27A1 gene, 1072C > T (Gln358X) in exon 6 and c.496–497, 503–514 deletion in exon 1. Early diagnosis of CTX is crucial because treatment with chenodeoxycholic acid in time may prevent or improve neurological dysfunction.
       
  • A clinical study of efficacy of garlic extract versus cryotherapy in the
           treatment of male genital wart

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Zahra Beygom Mousavi, Abolfath Mehrabian, Fereshteh Golfakhrabadi, Foroogh NamjoyanAbstractBackground/ObjectiveGenital warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) and usually have no promising cure. Garlic (Allium sativum) belongs to Liliaceae family, which has a long history of medicinal use. The garlic extract had antiviral and anticarcinogenic effects and can be effective on complete resolution of cutaneous wart. The aim of this clinical study was to compare the garlic extract effect with cryotherapy in the treatment of male genital wart.Methods35 male patients aged 20–54 years old with clinically diagnosed genital warts who had more than two warts on both sides of genital region enrolled in the study. Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen (−196 °C temperature) was performed for all right sided warts and 10% garlic extract was applied on all left-sided warts for 2 months.ResultsRegarding response to treatment, at the end of weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 there was no significant difference between two groups (P > 0.05). 69.7% and 78.8% of patients showed complete clearing of the lesions in the garlic and cryotherapy groups respectively (P value, 0.39).ConclusionsThe present study revealed 10% garlic extract after 2 months duration therapy on the male genital warts had the similar effect in compare to cryotherapy.
       
  • Health-related quality of life among patients with moderate-to-severe
           plaque psoriasis in Taiwan

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Tsen-Fang Tsai, Ji-Chen Ho, Yi-Ju Chen, Pa-Fan Hsiao, Woan-Ruoh Lee, Ching-Chi Chi, Cheng-Che Lan, Rosaline Chung-Yee Hui, Yang-Chih Lin, Kuo-Chia Yang, Tak-Wah Wong, Hamm-Ming Sheu, Hsiu-Cheng Hsu, Gong-Yau Chu, Yu-Huei HuangAbstractBackground/ObjectivesPlaque psoriasis is a debilitating condition that significantly affects patient well-being. Limited data are available regarding the effect of psoriasis and treatment on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and work ability among Taiwanese patients.To document and compare HRQoL, treatment satisfaction, and work disability among Taiwanese patients with current and past moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.MethodsThis was a multicenter, non-interventional, cross-sectional study of adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. During a single clinic visit, each patient was assessed for body surface area (BSA) involvement, Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Euro Quality of Life-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D), 10-level satisfaction scale for psoriasis treatment, and Working Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI). Multivariate regression was used to identify factors associated with HRQoL and work disability.ResultsA total of 305 patients were included within the analysis. The mean PASI score was 11.83, and the mean BSA involvement was 20.90%. The mean EQ-5D score was 65.68 and the mean DLQI score was 12.55. Fewer than half of patients (45.68%) indicated they were satisfied with the standard therapy they were currently receiving. Among employed patients, the mean reduction in on-the-job effectiveness was 32.09% and the mean reduction in overall productivity was 33.48%. The regression analysis indicated that patients with more severe psoriasis defined by PASI scores show a greater impact in quality of life and impairment in work disability; and that patients who were satisfied with current standard treatment had a better quality of life.ConclusionThe effect of psoriasis on HRQoL among patients with psoriasis in Taiwan is substantial, with fewer than half of patients reporting satisfaction with therapeutic options.
       
  • Classic Kaposi's sarcoma: A review of 156 cases

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Bulent Cetin, Bilge Aktas, Oznur Bal, Efnan Algin, Tulay Akman, Lokman Koral, Mehmet Ali Kaplan, Umut Demirci, Dogan Uncu, Ahmet OzetAbstractBackgroundKaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a reactive, multifocal, multicentric, angiogenic neoplastic proliferation that is thought to originate from endothelial cells that are infected with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8). This report examines a cohort of patients with classic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) evaluated at the national institute of oncology over the 13-year period.MethodsA retrospective analysis of 156 patients with classic KS, between January 2000 and November 2013, was performed. This study focused on the clinical presentation, staging, diagnosis, and treatment of classic KS.ResultsOne hundred fifty-six patients (median age 69 and 115 male) were enrolled into the study. Median age at diagnosis was 69 (range: 32–95 years). Male/female ratio was 2.80. The most common location was the lower limbs. There were 75 stage I patients (48.1%), 8 stage II patients (22.4%), 31 stage III patients (19.9%) and 15 stage IV patients (9.6%). Surgery was the most common local treatment method (43%). 44 patients (28.2%) received radiotherapy (RT) at diagnosis. Cytotoxic treatment with chemotherapy or interferon-α was administered in 57 patients. Visceral involvement was observed in 10 patients (lung: nine patients, liver: one patient) and bone metastasis occurred in two patients at relapse.ConclusionThis study is one of the largest reported series. Further studies are required and it will be important to standardize the assessment of disease activity and clinical response.
       
  • Caveolin-1 expression in hyperproliferative skin disorders: A potential
           predictive marker of disease severity and progression

    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Shereen Farouk Gheida, Yomna Mazid El-Hamd Neinaa, Dareen Abd El-Aziz MohammedAbstractBackgroundCaveolin-1 (CAV-1) is a key structural and functional membrane protein that is thought to play a role in controlling cellular proliferation and differentiation.ObjectiveTo study the immunohistochemical expression of caveolin-1 in psoriasis and the two common types of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs); basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in comparison to normal control skin and to correlate their expression with disease severity and progression.Patients and methodsThis study included 90 patients and paraffin blocks (30 psoriasis, 30 BCC and 30 SCC) and 30 normal control skin specimens. Skin biopsy specimens were taken from all and examined for immunohistochemical expression of caveolin-1.ResultsSignificant reduction of caveolin-1 expression was detected in all studied patients groups in comparison to control group. Caveolin-1 expression in psoriasis showed significant downregulation with progression of Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) score. In addition, caveolin-1 expression was significantly decreased in aggressive types of BCC compared to non-aggressive types. Furthermore, poorly differentiated SCC showed significantly reduced caveolin-1 expression compared to moderately and well differentiated SCC.ConclusionCaveolin-1 downregulation may increase the susceptibility to both benign and malignant hyperproliferative skin disorders. It could be useful as predictive biomarker of disease severity and progression.
       
  • Copyright transfer statement

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s):
       
  • Authorship Statement

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s):
       
  • Checklist

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s):
       
  • An exceptional location of primary localized cutaneous nodular amyloidosis

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Yi-Hsien Chen, Hong-Wei Gao, Chien-Ping Chiang
       
  • Pseudobullous lymphangioma-like Kaposi sarcoma: A rare case report and
           literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Jheng-Siang Ge, Sung-Jen Hung
       
  • Acral erythema nodosum in a patient with recurrent breast cancer

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Masataka Satoh, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
       
  • Halo neurofibroma mimicking halo nevus clinically and pathologically:
           A new case and literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Wen-Shan Chen, Chao-Kuei Juan, Chi-Shun Yang, Yi-Ju Chen
       
  • Vesiculobullous dermatomyositis: Case report and review of literature

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Wan-Chieh Shen, Chih-Jung Hsu
       
  • Instant noodles as a major cause of pediatric burns

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Maho Murata, Takahito Chiba, Futoshi Kohda, Masutaka Furue
       
  • Verrucous porokeratosis arising from disseminated superficial
           porokeratosis

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Tzu-Hung Huang, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu
       
  • Severe thrombocytopenia induced by intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in a
           patient with bullous pemphigoid

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Rei Yokoyama, Natsumi Hama, Kiyoto Kimura, Akito Hasegawa, Natsuko Kibune, Naoyuki Kariya, Naokata Yuki, Riichiro Abe
       
  • Two cases of nodular cystic fat necrosis in patients with
           systemic lupus erythematosus

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Shohei Igari, Mikio Ohtsuka, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
       
  • Erythroderma and bamboo hair at birth: A case of Netherton
           Syndrome and literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Yu-Pei Lo, Desale Snehal, Chao-Jen Shih, Po-Yuan Wu
       
  • Aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma with palmar sparing and
           apocrine metaplasia

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Wan-Yi Chou, Snehal Desale, Tze-Yi Lin, Pin-Chi Chiu
       
  • Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome associated with adult-onset cutaneous
           lesions and spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage: A case report and
           literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Chia-Hua Lin, Bai-Yao Wu, Chih-Tsung Hung, Hong-Wei GaoAbstractBlue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare disorder. Since 1860, only 200 case reports of BRBNS have been reported. BRBNS is characterized by numerous malformations of the vascular system that significantly involve the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and other internal organs. We describe a 72-year-old Taiwanese man with BRBNS. Besides typical adult-onset cutaneous lesions, he had venous malformation in the central nervous system, which caused massive intracerebral hemorrhage. He has been in a stupor ever since. Physicians should recognize cutaneous BRBNS lesions early and be aware of the possible complications that arise from internal organs involved.
       
  • Idiopathic generalized anhidrosis with absence of sweat glands: A case
           report and literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Chih-Ting Chen, Ding-Dar LeeAbstractIdiopathic generalized anhidrosis is a rare disease characterized by sweating impairment despite exposure to heat or exercise. It could be congenital or acquired. We reported a 22-year-old male with generalized anhidrosis, except axillae, forehead, palms and soles, since infancy. No other systemic abnormalities were found. Histopathology of serial sections revealed lack of sweat glands. It is the first case report of idiopathic generalized anhidrosis with absence of sweat glands in Taiwan.
       
  • A case of aquagenic urticaria with a brief review of the literature

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Yung-Chiang Chen, Wen-Hsin Hsu, Chun-Ming Sun, Chao-Hong LiuAbstractAquagenic urticaria, a type of physical urticaria, is quite rare and only about 50 cases have been reported in the medical literature. It was first described by Shelley and Rawnsley in 1964. Wheals occur when a patient’s skin makes contact with any type of water within 30 minutes of exposure, and can last for 30 minutes to 2 hours after cessation of exposure. Aquagenic urticaria most commonly develops on the trunk and upper limbs. It is sometimes associated with pruritus and an uncomfortable prickling or burning sensation. To the best of our knowledge, no case of aquagenic urticaria from Taiwan has been reported. Herein, we present a young Taiwanese male patient diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria.
       
  • Cutaneous angiosarcoma–A report of 20 Taiwanese patients

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Yi-Hsin Chan, Fu-Nien Hsieh, Li-Yu Lin, Julia Yu-Yun Lee, Chao-Chun YangAbstractAngiosarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma of poor prognosis. A retrospective single-center study was conducted to characterize cutaneous angiosarcoma. Twenty patients were enrolled. The mean age was 76 years and male to female ratio 3:1. Ninety percent had primary angiosarcoma. Scalp was the most commonly involved site. Metastatic disease was noted in 20% when angiosarcoma was diagnosed. Median overall survival time was 20 months. In this single center series, cutaneous angiosarcoma was a disease of early metastasis and poor prognosis. Physician should be aware of vascular lesions on the scalp and face regions especially in male elderly patients.
       
  • Clinicopathologic characteristics and survival outcomes of primary mucosal
           melanomas: A 10-year retrospective analysis from a single tertiary medical
           center in Thailand

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Kumpol Aiempanakit, Kanokphorn Chiratikarnwong, Sauvarat Auepemkiate, Hutcha SriplungAbstractPrimary mucosal melanoma is a rare, aggressive neoplasm and there is limited data in Asian. We aim is to describe the clinicopathologic features and to evaluate overall survival rate (OS). We reviewed 17 cases over a 10-year period. The mean age was 60.9 ± 14.8 with 94.1% being female. The female genital tract was the principal location (52.9%). The most presenting symptoms were masses (88.2%), with 44.1% being amelanotic melanoma. The majority of patients (41.2%) had TNM stage IV. The median OS was 19.5 months, whilst the 1- and 3-year OS were; 70.6% (95% CI, 51.9–95.9%) and 9.8% (95% CI, 1.6–59.5%), respectively.
       
  • Blue-white variant of pigmented basal cell carcinoma

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): M. Turkmen, B. Gerceker Turk, I. Kilinc Karaarslan, B. Yaman, F. OzdemirAbstractBackgroundBasal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent of all skin cancers in the white population. The typical dermoscopic features of pigmented BCCs have been well known. In the literature a new dermoscopic pattern of BCC has been reported as “blue-white variant”.ObjectiveIn this study, we aimed to evaluate the blue-white variant of BCC's seen in our cases at our Dermato-oncology Unit.MethodsPatient files between the years 2003–2011 were searched for the cases with the histopathologic diagnosis of BCC. Among them, the cases that were compatible with the diagnosis of blue-white variant of BCC were determined. The morphological and clinical features of the lesions, dermoscopic images together with the histopathological slides were all evaluated.ResultsAmong 350 histopathologically proven BCCs, 3.1% of them showed diffuse blue-white areas, namely “the blue-white variant”. On histopathological examination, typical aggregates of basaloid cells with nuclear atypia connected focally to the epidermis were observed. To our knowledge, this is the first research about the blue-white variant of pigmented BCC.ConclusionThe blue-white variant of pigmented BCC seems to be the most challenging type of BCC in the diagnosis for the clinician.
       
  • Melanoblasts but not melanocytes decrease in number in human epidermis of
           idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Tomohisa Hirobe, Hisao EnamiAbstractBackground/ObjectiveIdiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) is a common disease that appears mainly in trunk, arms, and legs. IGH is a benign leukoderma characterized by multiple, hypo- or depigmented discrete macules. Although melanocytes have been reported to decrease in number in the IGH macules, changes in melanoblast number are not known. Moreover, satisfactory therapies for this disease have not been established. In this study, we investigated the presence of melanoblasts in the IGH macules, and tried to treat the IGH macules by mini-punch grafting using a machine (mMG) in combination with narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy.MethodsMini-punch biopsies of the lesional skin of five patients (11–72-year-old men and woman) were fixed and processed to dopa and combined dopa-premelanin reactions to detect melanocytes and melanoblasts.ResultsAlthough similar melanocyte density was observed in the lesional epidermis compared with the normal epidermis, melanoblast density was dramatically decreased. Moreover, epidermal melanin accumulation was greatly reduced in the lesional skin. For the treatment of the IGH macules, numerous mini-punch biopsies were removed from both recipient lesional skin and donor normal scalp skin, and then the donor biopsies were placed into the holes of the lesional skin. After 1 week, we started to expose NB-UVB to the lesional skin and continued the exposures. Excellent color-matched repigmentation was soon obtained.ConclusionThese results suggest that melanoblast proliferation and/or differentiation in addition to the melanosome transfer are defected in IGH, and the mMG and NB-UVB can support the excellent color-matched repigmentation.
       
  • Skin care services and disease prevalence in Taiwan: A nationwide study

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Ying-Xiu Dai, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Yun-Ting ChangAbstractBackground/ObjectiveNumerous studies have suggested that dermatologists are superior to nondermatologists in managing skin diseases. However, it is still not known whether the public are convinced that dermatologists should be the primary caretakers for the skin. This study sought to characterize the delivery of skin care services, with a particular focus on the epidemiology of skin diseases and the distributions of patients and their visits to dermatologists and nondermatologists.MethodsThe cohort datasets were drawn from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) and contained all the original claims data for one million beneficiaries enrolled in 2010. We analyzed the epidemiologic profiles of this population-based cohort for 2013. Descriptive statistics were applied to examine the epidemiology of skin diseases and the distributions of visits and patients according to physician specialty.ResultsWe identified 989,039 persons who remained in the cohort in 2013. Of those, 351,330 (or 35.5%) had skin diseases, and made 989,514 ambulatory care visits in 2013. Visits to dermatologists accounted for 62.2% of these visits. Among the patients with skin diseases, 52.6% of patients made visits to dermatologists, compared with 32.6% who visited nondermatologists and 14.8% who visited both in 2013. In this cohort, dermatitis and eczema had the highest prevalence (16.2%), followed by fungal infections (6.3%) and pruritus (5.5%).ConclusionDermatologists play major roles in providing skin care services in Taiwan. This finding might be partially explained by the weak role of primary care physicians and the perceptions of patients toward dermatologists and nondermatologists in Taiwan.
       
  • Psoriasis in Taiwan: From epidemiology to new treatments

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Dermatologica Sinica, Volume 36, Issue 3Author(s): Hsien-Yi Chiu, Ting-Shun Wang, Po-Hua Chen, Shao-Hsuan Hsu, Ya-Chu Tsai, Tsen-Fang TsaiAbstractPsoriasis is a common, chronic immune-mediated disorder that occurs worldwide. The prevalence of psoriasis in Taiwan is lower than that in Caucasian countries. Nevertheless, an increasing trend in the prevalence of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis has been observed in Taiwan over the past decade. Accumulating studies have also suggested that psoriasis is not a disease limited to the skin and joints but has far-reaching systemic effects, associated with a higher prevalence of comorbid diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, depression, and chronic kidney disease, than in the normal population. To date, our understanding of the mechanisms linking psoriasis and comorbidities remains far from complete. Psoriasis and its comorbid diseases confer substantial disease and health care burdens and have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of affected patients. The discovery of new, promising drugs has revolutionized psoriasis treatment, but patients still have unmet needs that require further investigation. Studies specifically on the Taiwanese population with psoriasis remain scarce. Herein, we review the medical literature, with a focus on studies examining the Taiwanese population, with regard to epidemiology, comorbidities, and effects of antipsoriatic agents on comorbidities, as well as the efficacy and safety of novel antipsoriatic treatments for patients with psoriasis.
       
 
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