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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663926/tinea-on-a-tattoo
#1
Alexandru Oanţă, Marius Irimie
In the last twenty years, the prevalence of individuals with tattoos in the general population has increased in Europe (1) as well as in Australia (2) and the United States of America (3). A series of complications such as acute inflammatory reactions, allergic contact dermatitis (4,5), photoinduced, lichenoid, and granulomatous reactions (6, 7), pseudolymphoma (8), pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia (9), skin infections (6), and skin cancers (10) may occur on tattoos. Infectious complications on tattoos include bacterial infections (pyoderma, leprosy, syphilis, cutaneous tuberculosis, mycobacteriosis) (11-14), viral infections (molluscum contagiosum, warts, herpes simplex, hepatitis B and C) (15-17), and fungal infections (sporotrichosis, dermatophytosis) (18,19)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663925/acupuncture-as-a-complementary-method-of-traditional-psoriasis-treatment-myth-or-reality
#2
Darija Mahović, Fanika Mrsić
Dear Editor, the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine described psoriasis some 2000 years ago (1). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease whose worldwide prevalence ranges from 0.1-3% (2,3). Understanding the role of the immune system in psoriasis and the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune system has helped to manage this complex disease, which affects patients far beyond the skin changes themselves (2). In addition to the usual and widely accepted methods of treatment of psoriasis, including topical therapies, phototherapy, and conventional and biological systemic therapies, data can be found in the literature that suggest a favorable effect of acupuncture on the course of psoriasis (4,5)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663924/mycosis-fungoides-associated-with-kaposi-s-sarcoma-t-cell-rich-b-cell-lymphoma-and-t-cell-lymphoma-with-angioimmunoblastic-features
#3
Liat Samuelov, Andrea Gat, Reuven Bergman, Eli Sprecher, Ilan Goldberg
A patient with mycosis fungoides (MF), Kaposi's sarcoma, T-cell rich B-cell lymphoma, and T-cell lymphoma with angioimmunoblastic features is described. The appearance of multiple malignancies in this patient may have been caused by previous exposure to radiation in the Chernobyl accident and/or systemic chemotherapy for the initial T-cell rich B-cell lymphoma which he underwent.
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663923/puva-induced-bullous-pemphigoid-in-psoriasis
#4
Nina Caca-Biljanovska, Irina Arsovska-Bezhoska, Marija V'lckova-Laskoska
The association between psoriasis vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid is due to the still unclear autoimmune process. The common disease site is the dermo-epidermal junction or basal membrane zone (BMZ), with specific alterations for both diseases. Photochemotherapy (PUVA) is one of the therapeutic modalities for psoriasis and can trigger production of autoantibodies against antigens in the BMZ in patients with subclinical bullous pemphigoid. Furthermore, PUVA therapy can alter the immunological milieu and hence can contribute to the expression of bullous pemphigoid in patients with psoriasis...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663922/prevalence-of-candida-species-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#5
Nermina Ovčina-Kurtović, Emina Kasumagić-Halilović, Hana Helppikangans, Jasmina Begić
Investigation of Candida yeast prevalence in patients with psoriasis has been performed with the aim of determining their possible role as a trigger factor in the pathogenic process of this disease. The purpose of our study was to investigate the prevalence of Candida species on the skin of intertriginous areas and psoriasis lesions as well as the prevalence of Candida species in the stool of patients with psoriasis. This study also examines a possible correlation between the severity of psoriasis and prevalence of isolated Candida species...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663921/dermoscopy-of-nodular-melanoma-review-of-the-literature-and-report-of-3-cases
#6
Zorica Đorđević Brlek, Ružica Jurakić Tončić, Jaka Radoš, Branka Marinović
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive subtype of melanoma, with rapid growth rate and metastatic potential. It is usually diagnosed at a locally advanced stage (Breslow thickness <2 mm) and is therefore associated with a poor prognosis. Nodular melanoma often does not fit the classic clinical ABCD criteria, but rather the EFG rule or 3 Cs criteria. Missing the diagnosis of nodular melanoma is a dermatologist's worst nightmare, especially since nodular melanomas can have a non-alarming clinical appearance and imitate a wide range of benign lesions...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663920/human-papillomavirus-hpv-infection-and-hpv-vaccination-assessing-the-level-of-knowledge-among-students-of-the-university-of-medicine-and-pharmacy-of-t%C3%A3-rgu-mure%C3%A5-romania
#7
Septimiu Voidăzan, Silviu-Horia Morariu, Monica Tarcea, Horatiu Moldovan, Ioana Curticăpian, Minodora Dobreanu
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a causative factor for cervical cancer, remains a topic of great interest. About 80% of sexually active women are at risk of acquiring an HPV infection at some point in life, the peak incidence of infection having been identified in young women. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and attitudes of medical students about sexually transmitted diseases, HPV infection, HPV vaccinations, and student sexual behavior. A transversal study was conducted using a questionnaire on students on the 1st and 6th year at the Faculty of Medicine of Tîrgu Mureş University, Romania...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663919/cardiovascular-comorbidities-in-patients-with-psoriasis-risk-profile-including-carotide-ultrasonography-assessed-in-hospital-based-case-control-study
#8
Jana Votrubova, Katerina Juzlova, Martina Dzambova, Jana Hercogova, Dana Gopfertova
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease, and its comorbidities have attracted serious interest in recent years. The evidence that psoriasis is associated with systemic inflammation and significantly higher incidence of cardiovascular risk factors has already been described. The results of published studies are highly variable, the conclusions are ambiguous, and further epidemiological studies are needed for validation of published data. Therefore, we initiated a project aimed at identifying the association with cardiovascular risk factors, including early stages of atherosclerosis, that represent important comorbidities in patients with psoriasis...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663918/cardiovascular-risk-evaluation-through-heart-rate-variability-hrv-analysis-in-patients-with-psoriasis-before-and-after-12-weeks-of-etanercept-therapy-a-preliminary-prospective-study
#9
Concetta Potenza, Gianfranco Raimondi, Riccardo Pampena, Nicoletta Bernardini, Giorgio La Viola, Ersilia Tolino, Sara Zuber, Beatrice Scordamaglia, Nevena Skroza
The association between psoriasis and cardiovascular diseases has been indicated by epidemiological studies. The sub-inflammatory systemic state that characterizes both psoriasis and atherosclerosis has been proposed as the link between these conditions; it cannot, however, explain the increased incidence of sudden cardiac death reported in young patients with severe psoriasis without common cardiovascular risk factors. In a previous study, we reported higher levels of autonomic dysregulation in patients with psoriasis, concluding that the prevalence of the sympathetic arm over the parasympathetic could increase cardiovascular risk...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663917/treatment-options-for-pediatric-psoriasis
#10
REVIEW
Dora Madiraca, Mirna Šitum, Ivana Prkačin, Suzana Ožanić Bulić
Psoriasis is a multifactorial inflammatory papulosquamous disease affecting 0.5% to 2% of the pediatric population. Pediatric psoriasis, presenting similar to adult psoriasis, significantly reduces patient quality of life, often requiring an individualized treatment approach for each patient. Combination and rotational therapy are helpful in reducing toxicity and maximizing efficacy. Patients with mild and limited disease severity respond well to topical treatment with steroids or vitamin D analogues, unlike moderate and severe psoriasis where sufficient remission is rarely achieved...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663916/psoriasis-induced-by-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-agents-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#11
REVIEW
Fedra Ciccarelli, Massimo De Martinis, Maria Maddalena Sirufo, Lia Ginaldi
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors revolutionized the management of patients affected by autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and psoriasis. The biologic agents targeted to block TNF-α such as infliximab, adalimumab, certulizumab pegol, etanercept, and golimumab, have a good safety profile; however, with increasing, broader, and prolonged use, patients could be exposed to an increased risk of adverse reactions including a wide spectrum of dermatological conditions of different etiology and morphology...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477180/dermoscopy-of-skin-adnexal-neoplasms-a-continuous-challenge
#12
Nicola di Meo, Giuseppe Stinco, Alessandro Gatti, Mattia Fadel, Silvia Vichi, Giusto Trevisan
Dear Editor, Apocrine hidradenoma is a rare benign adnexal tumor related to the more common poroma, as they both originate from sweat glands. Hidradenoma usually has an eccrine differentiation, but an apocrine differentiation is possible. Due to its rarity and non-specific clinical appearance it is difficult to differentiate it from other malignant cutaneous lesions. In this challenging task, dermatoscopy could be particularly helpful to better describe, recognize, and differentiate these lesions. Unfortunately, the literature offers only few dermatoscopic descriptions of this rare cutaneous neoplasm...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477179/folliculotropic-cutaneous-metastases-and-lymphangitis-carcinomatosa-when-cutaneous-metastases-of-breast-carcinoma-are-mistaken-for-cutaneous-infections
#13
Giovanni Paolino, Chiara Panetta, Dario Didona, Michele Donati, Pietro Donati
Dear Editor, Cutaneous metastases (CM) are detected in about 0.6-10.4% of patients with an internal malignancy (1-3). Excluding melanoma, breast and lung carcinomas are the main source of CM in women and men, respectively (1,4,5). CM can have different clinical features, and a diagnosis of CM is usually suspected before performing a biopsy. However, this can be a pitfall for clinicians when the clinical presentation is not the typical inflammatory nodule or mass. Herein we report 2 cases of cutaneous metastases of breast carcinoma, initially treated as a common skin infection...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477178/trichotillomania-bizzare-patern-of-hair-loss-at-11-year-old-girl
#14
Jana Zímová, Pavlína Zímová
Trichotillomania (TTM) is defined by the Diagnostics and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DMS-IV) as hair loss from a patient`s repetitive self-pulling of hair. The disorder is included under anxiety disorders because it shares some obsessive-compulsive features. Patients have the tendency towards feelings of unattractiveness, body dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem (1,2). It is a major psychiatric problem, but many patients with this disorder first present to a dermatologist. An 11-year-old girl came to our department with a 2-month history of diffuse hair loss on the frontoparietal and parietotemporal area (Figure 1)...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477177/zosteriform-collagen-nevus-in-an-infant
#15
Aslı Aksu Çerman, Ezgi Aktaş, Ilknur Kıvanç Kıvanç Altunay, Cuyan Demirkesen
Connective tissue nevi (CTN) are dermal hamartomas characterized by an imbalance in the amount and distribution of the normal components of the extracellular dermal matrix, specifically collagen, elastin, and/or proteoglicans. The term "CTN" was first mentioned by Lewandowsky in 1921 (1), although it was not accepted until the review by Gutmann in 1926 (2). Classification of CTN was established by Uitto et al. (3) in 1980 according to clinical, genetic, and histopathological features. But this classification did not include zosteriform nevi...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477176/dermatoscopic-findings-of-seborrheic-keratosis-in-melanoma
#16
Maria Luiza Brandão, Cíntia Maria Oliveira Lima, Heloísa Helena Moura, Cleide Ishida, Gabriella Campos-do-Carmo, Tullia Cuzzi, Marcia Ramos-E-Silva
Cutaneous melanoma may in some instances be confused with seborrheic keratosis, which is a very common neoplasia, more often mistaken for actinic keratosis and verruca vulgaris. Melanoma may clinically resemble seborrheic keratosis and should be considered as its possible clinical simulator. We report a case of melanoma with dermatoscopic characteristics of seborrheic keratosis and emphasize the importance of the dermatoscopy algorithm in differentiating between a melanocytic and a non-melanocytic lesion, of the excisional biopsy for the establishment of the diagnosis of cutaneous tumors, and of the histopathologic examination in all surgically removed samples...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477175/cutis-verticis-gyrata-a-case-report
#17
Jasna Zeljko-Penavić, Dubravka Šimić, Kristina Jurišić, Anita Gunarić
Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is a skin condition characterized by excessive growth of the skin of the scalp, resulting in furrows and folds which are similar to the gyri of the brain cortex. CVG can be classified into two forms: primary (essential and non-essential) and secondary. We report the case of a 53-year-old male patient with the primary type of CVG. The patient did not present with any cutaneous complication. His main complaint was the unaesthetic aspect of his scalp related to a psychological inferiority complex...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477174/a-different-presentation-of-mal-de-meleda-new-skin-lesions-in-a-residual-limb-after-traumatic-amputation
#18
Emre Adıgüzel, Emine Yüksel, İsmail Safaz, Arif Kenan Tan
Mal de Meleda is a rare autosomal recessive skin disease which is known as keratoderma palmoplantaris transgradiens. Here we report a case of Mal de Meleda who had skin lesions in the residual limb and pseudoainhum in the thigh after traumatic lower leg amputation. A 71-year-old female was admitted to our tertiary hospital for prosthetic rehabilitation. On the physical examination, thickening of the skin on palms, left sole and residual limb was present. The patient reported that she had these skin lesions since infancy and she realized new skin lesions after amputation in the residual limb...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477173/clinical-and-demographic-characteristics-of-patients-with-molluscum-contagiosum-treated-at-the-university-dermatology-clinic-maribor-in-a-5-year-period
#19
Katarina Trčko, Mario Poljak, Miljenko Križmarić, Jovan Miljković
Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) is a common skin pathogen in both adults and children. In this prospective study, we clinically evaluated consecutive patients with molluscum contagiosum (MC) who had been examined during a 5-year period at the second-largest dermatology clinic in Slovenia and described their main demographic and clinical characteristics, concomitant diseases, and treatment success. The study included 188 patients, of which 121 (64%) were men and 67 (36%) were women. A total of 135 (72%) patients were adults, with lesions that were most commonly located in the anogenital region (98%) and were probably sexually acquired...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477172/evaluation-of-the-clinical-and-sociodemographic-features-of-turkish-patients-with-vitiligo
#20
Ilteris Oguz Topal, Hatice Duman, Sule Gungor, Emek Kocaturk, Pelin Kuteyla Can
Vitiligo is an acquired, pigmentary skin disorder that affects about 0.1-4.0% of the population. In this study, we aimed to investigate the disease features such as age of onset, disease duration, clinical and sociodemographic characteristics, and laboratory parameters of patients with vitiligo. A hundred patients who were in follow-up for vitiligo between the period of June 2013 and May 2014 were included in the study. The clinical features and laboratory parameters were retrospectively obtained from the records of the patients...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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