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Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica

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December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Nina Skornšek, Tijana Orešič Barač, Pij Bogomir Marko
Congenital longitudinal melanonychia is rarely seen in Caucasians and poses a diagnostic dilemma. It is characterized by the presence of hyperpigmented brown or black streaks visible in the nail plate. We present the case of 20-month-old boy with congenital longitudinal melanonychia, the diagnostic procedure, and management. Dermatoscopy of the nail revealed dark brown linear hyperpigmented lines in the nail plate with an irregular color. The diagnosis of a congenital nail matrix nevus was established on clinical grounds...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Rui Pedro Santos, Cristina Resende, Maria da Luz Duarte, Celeste Brito
Tungiasis is a cutaneous parasitosis caused by infestation of the skin by gravid fleas of the genus Tunga, mainly Tunga penetrans. This flea is very common in tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, but not in Europe. The infestation is acquired by walking barefoot or lying in places where the flea is present, usually beaches or sandy soils. We report two unrelated cases of imported tungiasis in Portugal that presented to our clinic in the same week. We draw attention to one of the most common dermatological diseases in travelers returning from tropical countries, the diagnosis of which is primarily clinical but nonetheless is largely unfamiliar to clinicians attending those patients...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Debeeka Hazarika, Manoj Pawar
Since its description in 1995, porokeratosis ptychotropica (PP) has remained a less-recognized variant of porokeratosis (PK). The term porokeratosis ptychotropica was coined in reference to its characteristic of affecting body folds. It mimics many other dermatological diseases and is therefore often misdiagnosed. We report a patient with multiple hyperkeratotic, warty lesions across the buttocks that mimicked cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB), but histological examination confirmed the correct diagnosis of PP.
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Nicola di Meo, Gabriele Pozzato, Eugenio Leonardo, Sara Trevisini, Silvia Vichi, Giusto Trevisan
Leukemia cutis (LC) is described as cutaneous infiltration by neoplastic leukocytes into the epidermidis, dermis, or subcutis, resulting in clinically various skin lesions. When the infiltrate is characterized by neoplastic granulocytic precursors, LC is defined as granulocytic sarcoma. Multiple, erythematous, and infiltrated papules and nodules localized on the legs, arms, and trunk are the most common clinical presentation. Here we report a case of granulocytic sarcoma in a patient with a previous diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia currently in hematological remission...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Nicolas Kluger
Percutaneous radiotherapy (RT) may cause a range of acute and chronic cutaneous side-effects on irradiated areas. Localized or generalized lichen planus (LP) has occasionally been reported after RT. The mechanisms of LP are unclear. A case report and a systematic review of the literature were performed. Including the present case, 12 cases of LP have been reviewed in association with oncologic radiotherapy since 2002. Of these, 83% of patients developed LP after RT. LP occurred with a median delay of 30.7 days after RT completion and a median dose of 50 Gy...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Ali Sahan, Funda Tamer
INTRODUCTION: Rhinoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons all over the world. In recent years, a non-surgical nose job has become the preferred option for most patients and specialists. Minimally invasive techniques already result in high satisfaction rates. Moreover, patients do not need anesthesia and there is no post-operative recovery period. METHODS: Between January 2016 and January 2017, 35 patients (33 female, 2 male) that had undergone nonsurgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers were included in the study...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Mualla Polat, Güler Bugdayci, Hatice Kaya, Hamdi Oğuzman
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluates the relationship between disease activity and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. METHODS: Clinical and biochemical data were retrieved through retrospective examination of patients' and healthy subjects' medical records. NLR and PLR values were calculated from the hemogram results. This study included 46 patients (25 males, 21 females; 36.58 ± 9...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Tasleem Arif, Iffat Hassan, Mushtaq A Margoob, Parvaiz Anwar, Sheikh Shoib, Syed Akeel
BACKGROUND: Various specific and non-specific dermatological manifestations can be found in patients with psychiatric ailments. Most studies in this regard have been conducted on an outpatient basis and not much work has been done on patients admitted with psychiatric diseases. METHODS: This cross-sectional hospital-based study involved two groups of admitted psychiatric patients over a period of 1 year, involving 100 patients in each group. In the family ward group patients were admitted with accompanying family members, whereas in the closed ward group patients were kept under custodial care...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Yesim Akpinar Kara
BACKGROUND: Lichen planus is a common mucocutaneous inflammatory skin disease with a multifactorial etiology. Cytokines play a key role in lichen planus pathogenesis. This study investigates the relationship between disease severity and levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), which is considered a primary cytokine that initiates cytotoxicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum TNF-α levels were compared between a patient group (n = 34) and a control group (n = 20)...
December 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Vijay Zawar, Shrikant Kumavat, Manoj Pawar, Dipti Desai
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infectious multisystem disease that may present with protean manifestations. It mimics many systemic and dermatological disorders. Here we report a case in which an elderly female presented with malar rash, intermittent fever, and arthralgia. Her diagnosis was significantly delayed due to a close clinical resemblance to systemic lupus erythematosus. It is important to be aware of such manifestations of leprosy and improve awareness of it in clinicians to avoid misdiagnosis and delay in treatment...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Yesim Akpinar, Ülker Karagece Yalcin
Rhupus syndrome is a rare overlap syndrome that can be observed together with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We report the case of a young male patient diagnosed with SLE due to new skin findings and also diagnosed with RA 3 years earlier.
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Vesna Tlaker
Excoriated acne is a difficult challenge in daily practice. Patients generally fail to follow the most important measure: not to "clean" and manipulate their lesions. Because the literature tends to emphasize the mental aspect of this condition, patients with excoriated acne may be quickly classified as psychosomatic or even psychiatric cases, and dermatologists may be overlooking opportunities to help. This report presents the case of a young woman with excoriated acne and anorexia nervosa, treated with a combination of 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser, standard acne topical therapy, and a reassuring, non-judgmental approach...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Hilal Kaya Erdoğan, Işıl Bulur, Zeynep Nurhan Saraçoğlu, Tekden Karapınar, Deniz Arık
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a multifocal and angioproliferative neoplasm. KS may be accompanied by psoriasis; however, in most of these cases the main mechanism involves iatrogenic KS associated with the immunosuppressive drugs that are used in psoriasis treatment. In angioproliferative lesions as a result of venous insufficiency and stasis dermatitis, acroangiodermatitis (pseudo-KS) is initially considered. However, the concurrent occurrence of psoriasis, stasis dermatitis, and KS has not been previously reported...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Efstathia Pasmatzi, Alexandra Monastirli, George Badavanis, Dionysios Tsambaos
The efficacy of oral acitretin in the systemic treatment of severe and recalcitrant dermatoses has been established in a large number of clinical trials. Its mucocutaneous and ocular adverse reactions are common or relatively common, whereas systemic side effects are either uncommon or rare and include teratogenesis, hyperlipidemia, hepatotoxicity, intracranial hypertension, myopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. Angioedema is a term used to describe an acute, solitary or multiple, circumscribed, and non-pitting mucocutaneous swelling that affects the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue, lasts 24 to 72 hours, and may become potentially life-threatening when the pharynx and/or the larynx are involved...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
André Coelho, Boštjan Luzar
Superficial epithelioma with sebaceous differentiation is the original name for a rare benign tumor that lacks consensus in the literature, both in nomenclature and in diagnostic criteria. We report the case of a 68-year-old male with a white papule on the left lower eyelid, fully excised. On histology, the lesion was a superficial, lobulated, plate-like epithelial proliferation, with small mature clusters of sebocytes and ductal structures. Mismatch repair proteins MLH-1, MSH-2, MSH-6, and PMS-2 were retained in the immunohistochemistry study...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Sharma Shruti, Fouzia Siraj, Avninder Singh, V Ramesh
Epidermodyplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare heritable disease that is characterized by an increased susceptibility to infection with specific human papillomavirus (HPV) types due to a defect in cell-mediated immune response to HPV infection. Widespread infection with HPV is responsible for the development of wart-like lesions and pityriasis versicolor-like spots. These individuals have a lifelong risk of developing cutaneous malignancies, especially Bowen's disease and squamous cell carcinoma, mainly in sun-exposed parts...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Ali Ebrahimi, Mahmood Reza Moradi, Mansour Rezaei, Hossein Kavoussi, Hamid Madani, Kiarash Mohammadamini, Reza Kavoussi
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced lesions rarely develop in the urethral meatus (UM); however, their eradication can be problematic. METHODS: A total of 22 patients with anogenital warts (AGWs) in the UM region and 22 patients with AGWs located at other anatomical sites were included in this cross-sectional study. The presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types in biopsy samples was determined using the HPV Easy typing kit (GenID GmbH, Germany). RESULTS: Although the patients in the AGW group with involvement of the UM had a higher incidence of reported multiple sexual partners (63...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Anja Šterbenc, Anja Oštrbenk
Elsevier’s recently launched citation metric CiteScore enables comprehensive, transparent, and current evaluation of a journal’s performance. For an editorial office, insight into a journal’s impact over time is of great value when making important decisions regarding the journal’s future. A 2016 update of CiteScore index values for Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adri- atica (Acta Dermatovenerol APA) showed a slight decrease in the CiteScore index value from 1.18 in 2015 to 0.96 in 2016...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
Manoj Pawar
Porokeratosis is a specific keratinization disorder that manifests clinically as well-demarcated annular or linear keratotic plaques of various sizes and forms and with distinguished histology showing cornoid lamella, which is a column of closely packed parakeratotic cells extending through the stratum corneum. Nail changes secondary to porokeratotic lesions involving digits are quite uncommon and rarely reported in the porokeratosis of Mibelli (PM) subtype. Here we report the case of a young girl with a PM lesion over the hand along with nail dystrophy of the involved digit...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
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