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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: 15)
Advances in Skin & Wound Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
African Journal of AIDS Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
AIDS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 18)
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: 58)
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: 9)
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 14)
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: 9)
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)
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: 15)
Forum Dermatologicum     Hybrid Journal  
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 14)
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: 13)
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: 11)
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: 7)
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: 6)
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: 4)
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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Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
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  • Crohn’s disease: Another unusual manifestation responded to
           metronidazole

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Abdullah Al Summaree , Fahad Al-Saif , Salim Alkeraye , Norah Al-Oraifej
      Cutaneous involvement is a well-recognized manifestation of Crohn’s disease. The incidence of these manifestations varies widely and occur in 14–40% of patients with Crohn’s disease. These can be either metastatic, contiguous or reactive. Cutaneous Crohn’s disease, also known as metastatic Crohn’s disease, refers to noncaseating cutaneous granulomatous lesions that are not contiguous with intestinal Crohn’s disease. This clinical presentation is rare, especially in children. We report a case of metastatic Crohn’s disease manifesting as scrotal swelling and eczematous eruption over genitalia and around anus in a 6years old boy which dramatically responded to Metronidazole.

      PubDate: 2015-06-29T21:17:40Z
       
  • A case of eruptive syringoma in a vitiligo patient

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Omar M. Alakloby , Nadya Al-Faraidy
      Eruptive syringoma is a rare adnexal tumor characterized by a flesh-colored papules that occurs in crops mainly on the anterior surfaces of the body. The lesions are benign, and treatment options are generally unsatisfactory. The case of a 21-year-old women with a 1-year history of eruptive syringoma and vitiligo of 2years duration is presented.

      PubDate: 2015-06-29T21:17:40Z
       
  • Is the skin graft immune against new malignancy'

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Khalifa E. Sharquie , Ghassan A. Ibrahim
      Skin cancer is common problem that sometimes might need surgery and skin grafting. The aim of the present case report is to record the observation that grafted skin is highly resistant to develop skin malignancy even after prolonged time of observation.

      PubDate: 2015-06-29T21:17:40Z
       
  • Primary cutaneous CD8+ T-cell lymphoma

    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1
      Author(s): Z. Aydi , B. Ben Dhaou , E. Ben Brahim , L. Baili , F. Boussema , S. Ketari , O. Cherif , A. Debbiche , L. Rokbani
      Primary cutaneous aggressive CD8+ T-cell lymphoma is an extremely rare entity with distinct clinicopathological features. We report a case of a 28-year-old man that clinically presented with an ulcerated nodule on his trunk and extremities. Histopathologic sections showed an ulcerated epidermis with a diffuse lymphocytic infiltrate in the superficial dermis with focal epidermotropism. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were positive for CD3 and CD8 but negative for CD4, CD20, CD30 and CD56. Granzyme B was positif. He received UVB therapy subsequently associated to interferon with an important regression of the nodules.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Nasal eccrine poroma

    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1
      Author(s): Saad Lahmiti , Mohamed EL-Bouihi , Amine Bouaichi , Souad Aimadeddine , Abdeltif Hiroual , Nadia Mansouri-Hattab
      Eccrine poroma is a benign sweat gland tumor. The palm and sole are common sites for these tumors. It rarely involve the facial region and has been exceptional reported in the nose. We report a case of nasal eccrine poroma. Case report A 45-year-old male presented with a nodule on the nose tip for the last 16years. It started as a pink-colored papule that gradually grew to the present size tumor. An excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of eccrine poroma. Discussion Eccrine poroma is a rare benign sweat gland tumor. It resembles to other more common malignant skin tumors. The nose is exceptionally involved. Its potentially malignant transformation and its unaesthetic appearance justify its removal. Conclusion Eccrine poroma is a benign tumor for which a misdiagnosis may lead to large amputation in especially aesthetically sensitive regions.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Pigmenting pityriasis alba: Case report and review of the literature

    • Abstract: Publication date: January 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1
      Author(s): Mohammed A. AlShahwan
      Pigmenting pityriasis alba is a rare variant of pityriasis alba. We present a 10-year-old Saudi girl with multiple hypopigmented scaly patches with central bluish hyperpigmentation over the face of one year duration. Histological examination revealed features of pigmenting pityriasis alba. The condition was not associated with dermatophyte infection or classic pityriasis alba. Twelve-week course of 1% hydrocortisone cream resulted in clearance of the lesions.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Note from the Editor-in-Chief

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Ali Alraddadi


      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Adolescent’s acne: Scarring inside out!

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Ru’aa Alharithy
      Background Acne vulgaris is a common disturbing disease that affects the majority of adolescents, but its impact on mental health in this age group is poorly understood. Objectives (1) To raise the awareness of psychological impact of acne on adolescents. (2) Identify high risk patients and provide appropriate intervention to avoid long term consequences. Methods A literature review was based on Medline search, PsychINFO, EMBASE and CINHAL using the terms acne vulgaris in combination with adolescents, self-esteem, psychology, psychiatry, suicide, anxiety and depression. Cross sectional and cohort studies of the last 10years (2000–2010) were selected to be analyzed and discussed in this review. Results We identified 7 cross sectional studies and 1 cohort study (6918 patients). Overall reviewing of these articles showed that adolescents with acne suffer from more depressive symptoms, lower self esteem and lower quality of life when compared to adolescents without acne. Severity of acne was not related to these morbidities. Conclusion How acne affects an adolescent’s wellbeing is underappreciated. Increased understanding of the psychiatric comorbidities associated with acne and identifying the high-risk patients and intervening early will ultimately improve the patient’s life.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Significance of antithyroid antibodies and other auto-antibodies in Saudi
           patients with chronic urticaria. Possible parameters in predicting chronic
           over three years disease

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Amal O. Al-Balbeesi
      Objective To determine the frequency and significance of thyroid auto-antibodies and antinuclear antibody among Saudi patients with chronic urticaria and to identify markers of chronic urticaria disease. Materials and methods Non-interventional, prospective analytical study carried out among consecutive patients with chronic urticaria in the Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between January 2005 and December 2007. Patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 – with hypothyroidism, Group 2 – without hypothyroidism, both age-matched to normal healthy controls. All patients were investigated for the presence of antithyroglobulin (ATG), antimicrosomal (AMA), antinuclear antibodies (ANA) as well as rheumatoid factor (RF) and antibodies to hepatitis B and C. Results A total of 90 participants were included in the study. Significant elevation of anti thyroglobulin antibodies was found in patients with hypothyroidism than in those without hypothyroidism and in the control group (30.4% vs. 24.4% vs. nil, p =0.022). Elevated titers of antimicrosomal antibodies were seen in chronic urticaria patients with or without hypothyroidism compared to control group. Positive antinuclear antibodies were detected in all groups. There were no significant differences in the severity of the disease in between study groups (p =0.234). Chronic urticaria was statistically significantly associated with hypothyroidism (p =0.0014) and with the presence of antithyroglobulin antibodies (p =0.022). The duration of urticaria was significantly associated with positive antithyroid and anti-nuclear antibodies (p =0.0315 and p =0.0056, respectively). Disease severity was not significantly associated with elevations of ANA, TMA and TGA titers (p =0.558, 0.827 and 0.324, respectively). Conclusion Chronic immunologic urticaria may be entertained in patients with long standing urticaria especially in the presence of hypothyroidism and elevated antithyroid antibodies. Assays for thyroid antibodies, TSH and ANA may be justified for early diagnosis of autoimmune urticaria to institute appropriate treatment modalities, hence improve the quality of life.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • “Acquired epidermodysplasia verruciformis” in kidney
           transplant patients

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Khalifa E. Sharquie , Sabeeh A. Al-Mashhadani , Adil A. Noaimi , Mohammed Y. Abbas
      Background Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a well known inherited autosomal recessive skin disease associated with numerous early onset viral warts on the sun exposed parts of the body that usually progress into skin malignancies. Kidney transplant patients are also commonly associated with viral warts that might change into skin cancers. Objective To describe the clinical pictures of extensive viral warts with skin malignancies in kidney transplant patients in comparison with inherited (EV) features. Patients and methods This case controlled study that included 130 patients with kidney transplantation was done in kidney transplantation centers in Baghdad and Al-Karma Teaching Hospitals during December 2002 to September 2004. All recruited patients were receiving multiple immunosuppressive drugs like methyl prednisolone succinate, oral prednisolone, azathioprine and cyclosporine. History was taken from all patients including all the relevant points. These patients were divided into three groups according to the duration of kidney transplant: group A 1–10years, group B 11–20years and group C more than 20years. Biopsies were performed from the viral warts lesions and the associated tumors. Two hundred and sixty apparently healthy individuals, 206 males and 54 females had been examined as control cases for the presence of viral warts and tumors. These control cases had been taken randomly from general population in multiple regions in Baghdad. Results Sixty-five patients out of 130 with kidney transplantation had viral warts. Their ages ranged from 20 to 71 (45.49±SD 10.82) years, 51 males and 14 females, while the duration of the warts ranged from 0.5 to 10 (3.74±SD 2.67) years. The distribution of patients with viral warts among the groups was as follows: group A 28 (43.1%), group B 30 (46.2%) and group C 7 (10.7%) cases. Viral warts were seen in 10 (3.8%) of the control group. There were statistically significant differences between patients and control cases (P value <0.001). Most of the viral warts in patients with kidney transplantation were multiple and of the verrucae vulgaris type. They were mainly located on the exposed areas of the body, mostly on the face and dorsa of hands. Skin malignancies were observed in 6 (9.2%) cases: five squamous cell carcinomas and one case of basal cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma was mainly located on the lower lips in 3 cases and 2 on the dorsa of hands, while basal cell carcinoma was observed on the nose. Two cases (7.1%) of squamous cell carcinoma were seen in group A, 2 (6.6%) in group B and 1 (14%) in group C. One case of basal cell carcinoma was noted in group B .No skin malignancy was observed in the control group. Conclusion Kidney transplant patients have an increased susceptibility to infection with human papilloma virus and have served as a model for viral induced carcinogenesis. This collection of features deserves the term “acquired epidermodysplasia verruciformis”.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Childhood psoriasis: Analytic retrospective study in Saudi patients

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Sami N. Alsuwaidan
      Psoriasis is a genetically determined chronic inflammatory and immunologically mediated disease. At an early age, the presentation of psoriasis may be atypical. Among all types of childhood psoriasis, plaque type is the most common. In this article, we report our data analysis on the main clinical aspects of childhood psoriasis, its onset, risk factors, demographics and therapeutic options. A total of 36 patients with childhood psoriasis were evaluated at the dermatology out-patient clinic in the college of medicine at King Saud University during the period from April 2002 to June 2007. All patients were diagnosed based on clinical findings. Of the 36 patients, 24 (66.67%) had generalized plaque type psoriasis, 8 (22.2%) had guttate psoriasis, 4 (11.1%) had mixed plaque type and guttate psoriasis, 6 (16.67%) had localized plaque type (on elbows and knees), 4 (11.11%) had palmoplanter psoriasis and 1 (2.77%) had scalp psoriasis. Among those, one patient had congenital psoriasis. The age of patients ranged from 8months to 18years (mean=11.3years). There were 15 males and 21 females. The mean duration of the disease was 3.04years and family history was positive in 10 patients (27.78%). All patients were treated by topical medications and/or narrow-band ultraviolet-B phototherapy. Apart from prolonged tanning no significant adverse effects were reported. Of particular interest, skin cancer was not detected in this series of children even after repeated courses. In conclusion, childhood psoriasis is more common in girls with plaque type psoriasis being the most common type. Topical therapy is the mainstay treatment for localized disease and narrow-band ultraviolet-B phototherapy is considered safe and effective for moderately severe conditions. More studies are required to define the safety of systemic therapy and biologic treatment in this age group of psoriasis.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Erythema necroticans: A presenting manifestation of silent leprosy

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2011
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 2
      Author(s): Nazeeha Al Hayki , Badria Al-Mahmoud
      Leprosy reactions are rare expression of immunological perturbations that interrupt the usual chronic course and the clinical stability of patients with leprosy. Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is an immune complex-mediated reaction that may complicate the course of multibacillary leprosy. It generally occurs during antimycobacterial treatment and characterized by the appearance of crops of brightly erythematous tender nodules or plaques. Severe ENL can become vesicular or bollous and break-down and is termed erythema necroticans [Jobling, W.H., Mc Dougall, A.C., 1996. Leprosy reactions. In: Handbook of leprosy, 5th ed. CBS Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 82–91]. We present here a case of erythema necroticans, misdiagnosed as sweet’s syndrome, because he had never been presented with pre-existing evidence of leprosy nor had any antimycobacterial treatment. The clinical diagnosis is confirmed by microscopic pathology. The lesions resolved completely following multibacillary MDT, corticosteroids and Azathioprine.

      PubDate: 2015-01-27T01:56:47Z
       
  • Alopecia areata: A review

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 June 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
      Author(s): Syed Suhail Amin , Sandeep Sachdeva
      Alopecia areata (AA) is a nonscarring, autoimmune hair loss on the scalp, and/or body. Etiology and pathogenesis are still unknown. The most common site affected is the scalp in the form of solitary or multiple patches of alopecia. Histopathology is characterized by an increased number of telogen follicles and presence of inflammatory lymphocytic infiltrate in the peribulbar region. Corticosteroids are the most popular drugs for the treatment of this disease. This review precisely outlines the etiologic and pathogenic mechanisms, clinical features, diagnosis and management of alopecia areata.

      PubDate: 2013-06-21T06:20:38Z
       
  • Pityriasis alba versus vitiligo

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 June 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
      Author(s): Khalifa E. Sharquie , Adil A. Noaimi , Haitham M. Salmo
      Objective To evaluate the factors that support the hypothesis in favor that pityriasis alba might progress into vitiligo. Patients and methods This observational case series study was done in Department of Dermatology-Baghdad Hospital during January 2008–September 2009. History and examination were done. Koebner’s phenomenon was carried out for all patients on the hidden areas by blunt object, and watched for 1–3months to observe the appearance of leukoderma. Results One hundred thirty-four patients with pityriasis alba were included, their ages ranged from 2 to 15 (7.9±3.3) years, family history for vitiligo was positive in 26 (19.4%) patients. Nineteen (14.17%) patients had coexistence of pityriasis alba and vitiligo lesions and showed positive wood’s light examination for vitiligo, 11 of 19 (57.89%) patients had positive family history for vitiligo. Only 32 (23.88%) of 134 patients had continued the study and follow-up, 14 (43.75%) patients, showed progression of their original pityriasis alba lesion into vitiligo. Also, 11 (34.35%) had positive Koebner’s phenomenon and 10 (31.25%) patients had positive family of vitiligo. Conclusions This study confirmed that pityriasis alba might change into vitiligo by following findings: close association between pityriasis alba and vitiligo, high positive family history of vitiligo among patients with pityriasis alba, high percentage of pityriasis alba progressed to vitiligo and Koebner’s phenomena had a high frequency among patients with pityriasis alba.

      PubDate: 2013-06-17T06:26:02Z
       
  • Acne awareness and perception among population in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 June 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
      Author(s): Salma Al Mashat , Noura Al Sharif , Sameer Zimmo
      Background Acne is a common disease yet people have a lot of misconception regarding its causes and treatment. Methods A cross-sectional, self-administered questionnaire study was conducted on a population in Jeddah. Results 311 responded to the questionnaire. 64.5% suffered from acne. 85.6% think that more information about acne would be helpful. Diet 28.4% had the highest percentage as a cause of acne followed by bacteria 20.7% then poor hygiene 15.4% while 28.4% did not know the cause. Stress 58.4% and certain food 34.1% were the most believed factors to aggravate acne. Repeated frequent facial wash was thought to improve acne in 58.4%, while 63.3% thought it is a curable disease. Acne was believed to be a serious health problem by 53.82%. The younger age group thought that acne would cause depression and increase suicidal attempts more than individuals above 25years of age. Regarding the psychological impact of acne, depression was believed to be a psychological consequence in 79.7% of the respondents, 71.7% agreed about its detrimental effect on social relationship and 55.8% agreed about its effect on marriage. Conclusion The study revealed that there is an actual defect in the general knowledge about acne regarding its causes and treatment.

      PubDate: 2013-06-09T06:22:07Z
       
  • Seborrheic keratosis coexist with congenital melanocytic nevus

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 May 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
      Author(s): Ali S. Al-Ghamdi
      We present a new case of cutaneous collision tumor in which seborrheic keratosis coexist in the same lesion of congenital melanocytic nevus.

      PubDate: 2013-06-01T06:15:25Z
       
  • An extensive bilateral cervicofacial hemangioma managed successfully with
           propranolol, a case report and literature review

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 May 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
      Author(s): Sarah Al-Breiki , Lenah Shaikh
      Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign childhood tumors, they are more common in girls and premature babies, and all races are affected with a slight preponderance in whites (Metry). These lesions most commonly occur on the head and neck area, but they can occur anywhere on the body (Paller, 2011). Here, we describe a case of bilateral facial mandibular segment hemangioma with deep and superficial components involving both parotid glands which was managed successfully with propranolol.

      PubDate: 2013-05-24T06:15:25Z
       
  • Fatal pyoderma gangrenosum in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease
           and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: Case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 April 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
      Author(s): Khalid Mohammed Al Attas , Mohammad Kamrul Ahsan , Mohammed Buraik , Amr Mohamed Gamal , Hasan Yehia Hannani
      Pyoderma gangrenosum is an inflammatory disease that has been found to be associated with many systemic illnesses. Here we describe, first time to our knowledge of pyoderma gangrenosum as well as pyostomatitis vegetans in a patient with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Later on inflammatory bowel disease was also detected. The pyoderma lesions appeared as multiple outbreaks which resolved totally after several combined immunosuppressive treatment. The clinical course of pyoderma gangrenosum and inflammatory bowel disease appeared independent, with no apparent overlap in inflammatory activity or response to the drugs administered.

      PubDate: 2013-04-26T06:15:30Z
       
  • A case of acquired trichorrhexis nodosa after applying new hair spray

    • Abstract: Available online 19 February 2013
      Publication year: 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Trichorrhexis nodosa is a hair shaft disorder presented with whitish nodes all over the hair (diffuse form) or localized to an area (localized form) and could be either congenital or acquired. We are reporting a case of acquired localized form of trichorrhexis nodosa due to trauma (physical–chemical).

      PubDate: 2013-02-21T07:03:43Z
       
  • Facial granulomatous dermatoses: A clinico-pathological study

    • Abstract: Available online 14 February 2013
      Publication year: 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Background Granulomatous dermatoses frequently present a diagnostic challenge as an identical histologic pattern may be produced by several causes, and conversely, a single cause may produce several histologic patterns. The present study aims at diagnosing facial granulomatous dermatoses based on combination of clinical and histopathological features and evaluating their correlation. Methods Archival records were retrieved and clinically suspected and/or histopathologically diagnosed facial granulomatous dermatoses cases were taken as study material. Clinical and histopathological data was tabulated and concordance rate was calculated. Results Out of 832 skin biopsies, 64 were from face and 18 were of facial granulomatous dermatoses. Age ranged 13–55 years with male to female ratio 1.6:1. Majority (88%) were of infectious etiology, leprosy being maximum i.e. 10/18 cases (55%) and borderline tuberculoid outnumbered all other categories with 7/10 cases (70%). Histopathologically, 14 cases (77.78%) had epithelioid granulomas and two each of histiocytic and mixed inflammatory type. Ziehl–Neelsen stain was positive in three cases (16.67%). Overall clinico-pathological concordance rate was 61.11% with 77.77% concordance for leprosy cases. Conclusion Major cause of granulomatous diseases in developing countries is still infection. Clinicohistopathological constellation is important to pinpoint a diagnosis to mete out appropriate treatment.

      PubDate: 2013-02-17T07:02:44Z
       
  • Giant pilomatricoma of the arm: An unusual presentation (A case report)

    • Abstract: Available online 17 January 2013
      Publication year: 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Pilomatricoma is a benign tumor of the hair matrix. It is most often seen in children and young adults as a slowly growing nodule in the skin of the head and neck. The frequency of presentation of this lesion in the upper extremities is relatively rare. Pilomatricoma is a frequently misdiagnosed entity in clinical practice. They are usually asymptomatic, solitary, firm or hard, freely mobile, dermal or subcutaneous nodules. Most tumors are smaller than 3cm in diameter. We report a 32-year-old woman with a giant pilomatricoma of the arm. Surgical excision was curative without recurrence. In this paper, we discuss the clinical, histopathologic characteristics of pilomatricoma and review the literature regarding pilomatricomas in the upper extremity.

      PubDate: 2013-01-20T07:08:58Z
       
  • Efficacy of catgut as a modality of treatment in case of acne scars: A
           pilot study

    • Abstract: Available online 16 January 2013
      Publication year: 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Acne scarring is a very common and a distressing condition presenting to a dermatologist. The treatment of acne scars is a real therapeutic challenge. No single therapy is effective and it often requires multiple modalities. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of plain catgut in the tissue augmentation of acne scars. Acne scars of rolling, depressed and atrophic variants over cheeks were taken for study. Plain surgical catgut 3–0, cut into small pieces measuring 1/2–1cm was used for tissue augmentation. A total of 15 patients were enrolled in the study. Out of 15 patients, 8 patients showed more than 75% improvement, 4 patients showed 50% improvement and 3 patients were lost to follow up.

      PubDate: 2013-01-20T07:08:58Z
       
  • Evaluation of the antioxidant status in patients of lichen planus in
           Kashmir valley – A hospital based study

    • Abstract: Available online 16 January 2013
      Publication year: 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Background Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin disorder of unknown etiology. Recently, increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxides have been implicated in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory dermatoses including lichen planus. Aims The present study was designed to evaluate the oxidative stress and the antioxidant defense status in Kashmiri patients suffering from lichen planus. Methods A total of 60 patients with lichen planus (27 males, 33 females) and 60 control subjects, matched for age and gender were enrolled in this prospective case control study. Serum levels of Superoxide dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and Nitric oxide (NO) levels were measured in both patients and controls. Results Plasma levels of MDA, NO and SOD enzymes were significantly higher (p
      PubDate: 2013-01-20T07:08:58Z
       
  • Lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva mimicking genital wart: A case
           report

    • Abstract: Available online 2 January 2013
      Publication year: 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      A 31-year-old woman presented for evaluation of multiple verrucous, coalescent papules on the vulva. A histopathological examination revealed acanthotic epidermis and cystic proteinaceous fluid-filled spaces in the papillary dermis. The clinical and histological features were compatible with lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva which rarely occur in this location. We describe a new case of LC with vulvar involvement.

      PubDate: 2013-01-04T15:14:07Z
       
  • Silymarin enhanced fibroblast proliferation and tissue regeneration in
           full thickness skin wounds in rat models; a stereological study

    • Abstract: Available online 2 January 2013
      Publication year: 2013
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Introduction Silymarin (SM), was reported to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities and has been suggested as a positively effective agent on skin tissue regeneration and wound healing. In this study we aimed to determine the effect of topical administration of SM on stereological parameters of the wound healing process in rats. Material and methods Thirty six Wistar rats, with a 1cm2 full-thickness wound created on the posterior of their neck, were divided into three groups; the control group which received no treatment; the SM-treated group that received 2% SM-gel, and the gel-base treated group. At the end, full thickness skin samples from the wound site were obtained to determine volume density of collagen bundles, vessels, and hair follicles as well as fibroblast population, length density, vessel’s mean diameter, and wound closure rates by using unbiased stereological methods. Result SM increased fibroblast proliferation, collagen bundle synthesis, hair follicle population and consequently wound closure in comparison to the gel-base and the control groups (P
      PubDate: 2013-01-04T15:14:07Z
       
  • A Crohn’s disease rectovaginal fistula in a nine year old girl
           masquerading as a case of sexual abuse, and literature review

    • Abstract: Available online 29 December 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Crohn’s disease (CD) is a granulomatous inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of unknown etiology, classically presenting with abdominal pain and diarrhea as the first symptoms. Only 5–10% of patients may have skin manifestations as the initial clue to the disease (1). We present a case of a 9year old girl whose diagnosis of CD had been delayed due to lack of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and a presentation of vulvovaginal maceration and perianal skin tags masquerading as child abuse. After thoroughly evaluating the patient, our suspicion of CD was confirmed by lower GI endoscopy.

      PubDate: 2012-12-31T11:15:54Z
       
  • Lichen planus pigmentosus in a 3 year old Kashmiri boy: Rare presentation

    • Abstract: Available online 24 November 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic inflammatory dermatological condition usually affecting adults, but rare in children. Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is an uncommon variant of LP seen mostly in India or Middle East. LPP as such is rare and its presentation as childhood LPP rarer. We report a case of LPP in a 3year old Kashmiri male child, which is a rare presentation.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (Verneuil’s disease)

    • Abstract: Available online 21 July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

      Hidradenitis suppurativa, or Verneuil’s disease, is somewhat common, especially in women, but is often unrecognized. Clinical manifestations include painful nodules, abscesses, sinus tracts, and ropelike hypertrophic scars in the apocrine gland-bearing areas. It is a chronic disease. Severe dramatic forms are rare. Treatment is both medical and surgical: wide-spectrum antibiotics and excisions tailored to the extent of involvement. Quality of life is severely affected even in mild forms.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Acne mimickers: Another cause for unresponsive acne

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      Most patients respond well to anti-acne therapies yet others show no response despite an effective treatment regimen. One of the main reasons of unresponsiveness is the presence of conditions mimicking acne. Physicians must distinguish acne vulgaris from a range of skin disorders which produce follicular papules and pustules. The key distinguishing feature is the presence of comedones, which is characteristic for acne vulgaris. This review highlights the main conditions that can be misdiagnosed as acne. These include the non-acne conditions presenting with comedones or with acne in their names, those with appendageal abnormalities, or a follicular component and those occurring in the neonate.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Basal cell carcinoma: Topical therapy versus surgical treatment

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a non-melanoma skin cancer and is one of the commonest malignancies of the skin encountered in daily clinical practice. It derives from non-keratinizing cells that originate in the basal layer of the epidermis. It accounts for approximately 75% of all skin cancer in the world, and 53.2% in Iraqi patients. Generally, most BCC cases are sporadic, but it may also appear in genetic disorders such as Gorlin’s syndrome, Rombo’s syndrome, and xeroderma pigmentosa (XP). If left untreated, BCC will continue to invade locally and may result in substantial tissue damage that compromises function and cosmetic look. Metastasis is an extremely rare event. The tumor characteristically develops on sun-exposed skin of lighter-skinned individuals. There are two main modalities of therapy including topical like: Imiquimod, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), photodynamic therapy (PDT), radiation therapy (RT), topical & intralesional zinc sulfate and topical 25% podophylline. While surgical one consists of: Moh’s Micrographic excision, standard excision, Curettage and desiccation (C&D), and cryosurgery. After extensive reviewing of all modalities of therapy, in addition to our experience, we can conclude that all therapies could be effective in treatment of BCC. As each patient is unique so individualized treatment plan should be tailored to each one.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Dermatology Research in Saudi Arabia: Challenges and Hopes

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      Medical and clinical research in the Kingdom is still in its infancy. Dermatology research in particular is hampered by several factors, including insufficient funding and lack of collaboration across research centers. Consanguineous marriages are common and genetic disorders are substantially common. Research in these subjects should be highly encouraged. Young dermatologist should be encouraged to involve in scientific research. Only 140 dermatology research papers were published between 1966 and 2004 from research institutions in the GCC states, with Saudi Arabia being the main contributor. The number of academic dermatologists recruited to universities should be increased. More international collaboration should be established. Medical institution should reexamine research policies and planning in order to improve the quality of research to meet the Kingdom’s needs.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • The impact of acne vulgaris on the quality of life in Sarawak, Malaysia

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      This cross-sectional study was done to determine the impact of acne vulgaris on the quality of life in Sarawak, Malaysia and to examine its relationship with acne severity. Quality of life was measured in 173 patients using Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). The mean DLQI score was 4.1 which was not dissimilar to that of psoriasis locally. Patients with family income
      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Digito-palmar dermatoglyphics in vitiligo – A case control study

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      Background Dermatoglyphics is a scientific study of epidermal ridges and their configuration on the volar skin. It is not established whether there is definite dermatoglyphic pattern which exists with vitiligo. Objectives To study the finger and palmar dermatoglyphic patterns in vitiligo patients. Methods The study included a total 112 cases of vitiligo and 104 controls. Handprints of palmar surface and rolled fingerprints of 10 digits were subjected to detailed digito-palmar dermatoglyphic analysis. Results Male patients had increased percentage of total loops, total ulnar loops and finger ridge counts and increased true palmar patterns (TPP) in right hypothenar, right thenar and both interdigital area (ID)2. Decreased percentage of total radial loops, total whorls, total arches, TPP in right ID3, right ID4 and absolute finger ridge count was noted in male patients. Female cases showed an increased number of arches, true palmar pattern in right hypo- thenar, right ID1 and a-b ridge count along with decreased number of total loops, total ulnar loops, total radial loops, whorls, total finger ridge count, absolute finger ridge count, TPP in right ID2 and left ID3. In both the sexes, atd angle was found to be increased.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Kikuchi’s disease (necrotizing lymphadenitis) presenting as
           acneiform eruption

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      We report a case of Kikuchi’s disease (KD) in a 19year old Saudi woman who initially presented with fever, myalgia, headaches and cervical and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy at the age of 10years. A lymph node biopsy demonstrated the typical necrotizing lymphadenitis of KD. Her disease was controlled with oral corticosteroids and remained quiescent for 7years without treatment. Recently, her systemic symptoms reappeared and she developed an acneiform eruption consisting of scaly, erythematous macules and indurated papules, with no comedones, over face, neck and mid chest. Skin biopsy was consistent with the diagnosis of KD. The majority of cutaneous lesions of KD show the characteristic histological changes that parallel those of the lymph nodes. Few have non-specific clinical and histological findings as this case, and are a diagnostic challenge. Dermatologists should be aware of this rare entity when evaluating acneiform eruptions with concomitant systemic symptoms. Screening and intermittent observation and evaluation for autoimmune disease, specifically systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is recommended in confirmed KD.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Inflammatory bowel disease and isotretinoin: An overlooked potential side
           effect'

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      Here, we describe two cases of inflammatory bowel disease in two young female patients, after treatment with oral isotretinoin for severe acne vulgaris and hidradenitis suppurativa, respectively. IBD may potentially be a serious side effect to oral isotretinoin in dermatology practice.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Jessner’s lymphocytic infiltration of the skin: A new case

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      Jessner’s lymphocytic infiltration of the skin is a chronic, benign T-cell infiltrative disorder, usually manifesting as erythematous papules or plaques on the face, neck and back. We report the case of a 47-year-old woman, who presented multiple erythematous infiltrated papules and plaques interesting the face, the forearms and hands. Skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Jessner’s lymphocytic infiltration of the skin. The evolution was favorable with antimalarial treatment.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Facial lupus panniculitis in an 8-year-old boy

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2

      Lupus panniculitis (LP) is a rare finding in children. We describe one case of LP in 8year old boy with subcutaneous erythematous nodules affecting the nose and right side of the cheek of one year duration. Histological examination reveled features of lupus panniculitis. The patient was treated with oral chloroquine with complete resolution of the swellings on the cheek and nose after one year treatment.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Diagnosis of Xeroderma pigmentosum C by detection of the founder mutation
           c.1643_1644delTG (p.Val548Ala fsX25) in a Sudanese Family

    • Abstract: July 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2



      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Note from the Editor-in-Chief

    • Abstract: January 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1



      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Teaching philosophy: More than two decades of experience

    • Abstract: January 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1



      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Childhood mycosis fungoides: New observations from the Middle East

    • Abstract: January 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1

      Mycosis fungoides is the most common type of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma. Data on clinical characteristics and disease progression in children with mycosis fungoides are limited. Five patients from the Middle East with childhood mycosis fungoides are reported here. Four of those patients presented with hypopigmented patches as the sole manifestation of the disease. Histopathologic features were consistent with mycosis fungoides in all patients and in four of five patients CD4+ phenotype was over-represented immunohistochemically. All patients had excellent prognosis. Only one patient with the classic erythematous patch/plaque type progressed to stage IIA. It seems the phenotype expression with either CD4+ or CD8+ has no implication on disease progression. However, the clinical morphologic type might impact disease progression with the hypopigmented type being the variant with the best prognosis. Further studies with large number of patients are required for better characterization of Middle Eastern patients with childhood MF.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus in a Saudi population: Clinical and
           histopathological study

    • Abstract: January 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1

      Background We report the clinical and histopathological features of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) in a group of Saudi patients, and provide a basic framework for a subsequent larger, prospective study. Methods DLE patients seen and diagnosed at the Dermatology Clinic of King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between January 1998 and December 2010 were retrospectively studied. Data included demographics, duration of the disease, precipitating and aggravating factors, clinical type, immunological markers and histopathological findings. Results Of the 56 DLE patients, females outnumbered males by 1.5:1. Mean age of onset was 36.5±13.7years and mean duration of the disease was 18.5±24.6months. Majority of patients (91.1%) had atrophic type. The scalp and face were the commonest sites of involvement. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) were positive in nine patients (16.1%). Eight (14.3%) were positive for DsDNA. Fifty-two (92.9%) showed dermal infiltration, 38 (67.9%) with periappendigeal infiltrates and 31 (55.4%) with lichenoid reaction and vacuolar degeneration. Fifty-one patients (91.1%) received treatment; 31 (60.8%) had improvement of the lesions whereas six patients (11.8%) progressed to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Progression of the disease was significantly correlated with age of onset (p =0.044) but not to duration of the disease, gender, immunological markers, histopathological features or treatment. Conclusion The propensity of some patients progressing to systemic lupus should be given attention through early diagnosis, patient education and appropriate management.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Pattern of skin cancer among Saudi Patients who attended King AbdulAziz
           University Hospital between Jan 2000 and Dec 2010

    • Abstract: January 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1

      Objective This study was performed to determine the pattern of skin cancer among Saudis attending King AbdulAziz University Hospital, Jeddah. Materials and methods Histologically diagnosed skin cancers between January 2000 and December 2010 were reviewed and analyzed. Trends in incidence of skin cancers by their age, sex and anatomic location were examined. Results Of the 106 cases of skin cancer among Saudis there were 28.3% BCC, 24.5% SCC, 18% mycosis fungoidis (MF), 10.3% malignant melanoma (MM), 5.7% dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance (DFSP), 2.8% basosquamous cell carcinoma (BSCC), 1.9% Kaposi sarcoma (KS). The mean age was 46.6years and the male to female ratio was 2.1:1. In the descending order of frequency the anatomic locations were head and neck, lower limbs, chest and abdomen, upper limbs and genitals. Conclusion Most common skin cancers seen are BCC and SCC followed by MF and MM. The study revealed a low frequency and stable trend in BCC and SCC which is similar to studies from other parts of Saudi Arabia. Site of distribution of BCC and SCC is similar to Caucasians. MF is showing a trend towards increased frequency at our institution. MM showed a dominant acral distribution different from the West.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Scapular cystic lesion: Bronchogenic cyst, a rare diagnosis

    • Abstract: January 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1

      Bronchogenic cysts are rare, and predominantly occur in the mediastinum. We present a case of a 4-year-old girl presenting a shoulder bronchogenic cyst. On clinical examination it appears as a lymphangioma. Bronchogenic cyst, in its subcutaneous localization is extremely rare. We reported herein a new case of subcutaneous bronchogenic cyst and discuss the literature.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
  • Atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and enlargement with pregnancy:
           Case report and literature review

    • Abstract: January 2012
      Publication year: 2012
      Source:Journal of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 1

      Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSPs) are a slowly growing locally aggressive tumor of disputed histogenesis with low-grade malignancy and a marked tendency to local recurrence but rarely metastasize to distant sites. Few reports have suggested that DFSPs may enlarge more rapidly during pregnancy. This article describes a lesion of the atrophic variant of DFSP that increased in size during pregnancy which is an unusual presentation, and a review of the literature.

      PubDate: 2012-12-15T07:02:32Z
       
 
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