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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611632/infliximab-induced-aseptic-meningitis-during-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#1
Yuki Matsuura-Otsuki, Takaaki Hanafusa, Hiroo Yokozeki, Kyoko Watanabe
A 42-year-old Japanese man presented with persistent headache during treatment for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) with infliximab. Treatment with infliximab was initiated 3 years before and the psoriatic skin lesions with arthritis were well controlled. However, after 21 doses of infliximab, the skin lesions and joint pain exacerbated and became intractable. Ten days after the dosage of infliximab was increased, the patient experienced headache and nausea with high fever. He had scaly, well-circumscribed erythemas on his trunk, extremities, and deformed nails...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611631/successful-treatment-of-chronic-staphylococcus-aureus-related-dermatoses-with-the-topical-endolysin-staphefekt-sa-100-a-report-of-3-cases
#2
Joan E E Totté, Martijn B van Doorn, Suzanne G M A Pasmans
Staphylococcus aureus plays an important role in skin and soft tissue infections and contributes to the pathophysiology of complex skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis. Bacterial resistance against commonly used antibiotics has increased considerably in the last decades demanding alternative treatment approaches. We present 3 cases where patients with chronic and recurrent S. aureus-related dermatoses were successfully treated with Staphefekt SA.100. Staphefekt SA.100 is a recombinant phage endolysin for topical skin application that specifically targets both methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant S...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611630/sweet-s-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-granulocyte-and-monocyte-adsorption-apheresis
#3
Asami Fujii, Yoko Mizutani, Yuki Hattori, Tomoko Takahashi, Hidenori Ohnishi, Shozo Yoshida, Mariko Seishima
Sweet's syndrome is a neutrophilic dermatosis characterized by an abrupt onset of painful erythematous lesions showing neutrophilic infiltrates in the dermis. Fever and an elevated neutrophil level are generally observed. Sweet's syndrome may be idiopathic, malignancy-associated, or drug-induced (mainly involving granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration). Although systemic corticosteroids are usually effective, the symptoms of Sweet's syndrome recur in some refractory cases. Herein, we report a case of a 55-year-old Japanese woman with recurrent symptoms of fever (>39°C) and painful erythematous lesions on her four extremities, trunk, and neck...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611629/cutaneous-corynebacterium-infection-presenting-with-disseminated-skin-nodules-and-ulceration
#4
Antonios G A Kolios, Antonio Cozzio, Annelies S Zinkernagel, Lars E French, Thomas M Kündig
In the context of the European migrant crisis, more and more cases of cutaneous diphtheria are seen. A typical presentation includes painful cutaneous ulcerations with grayish-whitish pseudomembranes. Here we present 2 male Eritrean patients suffering from cutaneous nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae (patient 1) and Corynebacterium striatum (patient 2) infection.
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611628/overlapping-dress-and-stevens-johnson-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Aneline Casagranda, Mariano Suppa, Florence Dehavay, Véronique Del Marmol
Drug-induced severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) include acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), and epidermal necrolysis (Stevens-Johnson syndrome [SJS], toxic epidermal necrolysis). The identification of the causal drug is crucial in order to avoid further exposure, but making the right differential diagnosis of the type of SCAR is equally important since treatment, follow-up, and prognosis of different SCARs are not the same. These syndromes are distinct entities with different clinical, biological, and histological patterns, but sometimes the early distinction between 2 SCARs can be extremely challenging, and overlapping conditions could therefore be taken into consideration, although true overlapping SCARs are very rare when using strict diagnostic criteria (described by the RegiSCAR group)...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611627/panniculitis-associated-with-mek-inhibitor-therapy-an-uncommon-adverse-effect
#6
Miruna Negulescu, Florian Deilhes, Vincent Sibaud, Emilie Tournier, Laurence Lamant, Serge Boulinguez, Nicolas Meyer
The combination of MEK inhibitor (cobimetinib, trametinib) and BRAF inhibitor (vemurafenib, dabrafenib) is now the first-line treatment in patients with BRAF V600-mutated metastatic melanoma. This association reduces cutaneous adverse events induced by BRAF inhibitors alone, including photosensitivity, hand-foot syndrome, hyperkeratosis, alopecia, skin papillomas, keratoacanthomas, and squamous-cell carcinomas. While panniculitis has exceptionally been reported with BRAF inhibitors, this rare side effect has never been described with the use of MEK inhibitors...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611626/angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-dress-syndrome
#7
Joanna Mangana, Emmanuella Guenova, Katrin Kerl, Mirjana Urosevic-Maiwald, Valerie C Amann, Cornelia Bayard, Reinhard Dummer, Lars E French
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITCL) is a rare, aggressive lymphoma which derives from follicular helper T cells, commonly affecting the elderly population. It accounts for 2% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas, with a reported 5-year overall survival rate of less than 30%. Very often, the clinical picture of AITCL encompasses systemic symptoms such as generalized lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, skin rash, anemia, and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia. Here we report on the case of a female patient who presented with clinical features resembling drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS syndrome) prior to the definitive diagnosis of AITCL...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611625/necrolytic-acral-erythema-in-seronegative-hepatitis-c
#8
Ploychompoo Srisuwanwattana, Vasanop Vachiramon
Necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) is a distinctive skin disorder. The exact cause and pathogenesis is still unclear. Most studies report an association of NAE with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We report a 64-year-old woman who presented with chronic mildly pruritic brownish to erythematous rashes on both lateral malleoli for 7 months. The clinical and histopathological findings were compatible with NAE. However, the serologic marker for HCV was negative.
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611624/flare-up-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-anti-ctla-4-antibody-but-not-by-anti-pd1-therapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma
#9
Nicoletta F Jaberg-Bentele, Michael Kunz, Shatha Abuhammad, Reinhard Dummer
A 47-year-old female patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with methotrexate, was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. After surgical removal of the tumor, the patient started treatment with ipilimumab while methotrexate was stopped. One week after initiation of ipilimumab, the patient developed typical symptoms of RA. Analgetic therapy was started. After 4 cycles of ipilimumab, melanoma progression was radiologically evident. The treatment plan was changed to pembrolizumab (anti-PD1 antibody), and the patient did not show active signs of RA anymore...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611623/visual-loss-induced-by-adalimumab-used-for-plaque-psoriasis
#10
Norman Saffra, Konstantin Astafurov
A 61-year-old Caucasian male with severe plaque psoriasis without joint involvement was initiated on adalimumab therapy. Shortly thereafter he presented to the emergency room with acute loss of vision in the right eye. A comprehensive systemic workup was instituted which included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without gadolinium of the brain and orbits. MRI revealed findings that were consistent with CNS demyelination and retrobulbar optic neuritis. Immediate cessation of adalimumab was instituted without any other systemic therapy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611622/psoriatic-alopecia-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#11
Wimolsiri Iamsumang, Tueboon Sriphojanart, Poonkiat Suchonwanit
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent, and relatively common inflammatory dermatologic condition, which demonstrates various clinical manifestations including hair loss. It was once believed that alopecia was not a presentation of scalp psoriasis, but it is now widely accepted that psoriatic alopecia exists. Although the majority of patients get hair regrowth, it can potentially lead to permanent hair loss. Herein, we report a case of 26-year-old female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with scalp hair loss and nonpruritic scaly plaques on the scalp...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559815/pruritic-urticarial-papules-and-plaques-of-pregnancy-occurring-postpartum-treated-with-intramuscular-injection-of-autologous-whole-blood
#12
En Hyung Kim
Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) is one of the most common diseases associated with pregnancy. In most cases, the skin lesions develop in the third trimester of primigravidas. There are no systemic alterations seen in PUPPP; however, most patients report severe pruritus. A 34-year-old woman presented 1 week postpartum with typical clinical features of PUPPP. The patient showed good response to intramuscular injection of autologous whole blood with no adverse effects to the patient or her baby...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559814/the-rare-case-of-pemphigus-vegetans-in-association-with-malnutrition-children-in-the-multidisciplinary-management
#13
Oki Suwarsa, Endang Sutedja, Hartati Purbo Dharmadji, Pramita Kusuma, July Rahardja, Reti Hindritiani, Hendra Gunawan
Pemphigus vegetans is a clinical variant of pemphigus vulgaris, accounting for 1-2% of all very rare pemphigus cases in children. The involvement of the oral mucosa in this disease is usually accompanied by severe pain that aggravates the patient's malnourished condition. Conversely, malnutrition may also reduce vulnerability towards autoimmune diseases. Although pemphigus vegetans has never been reported to develop in a child with marasmus before, we encountered a case of pemphigus vegetans in a severely malnourished patient...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559813/interruption-of-sneddon-wilkinson-subcorneal-pustulation-with-infliximab
#14
REVIEW
Lorenz Kretschmer, Julia-Tatjana Maul, Thomas Hofer, Alexander A Navarini
Subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SCPD, Sneddon-Wilkinson disease) is a rare chronic-relapsing skin disorder that typically manifests as flaccid sterile pustules without systemic symptoms. Although the accumulation of neutrophils is acknowledged to be a hallmark of SCPD, its exact pathomechanism is still not known. Several chemotactic factors have been implicated in neutrophil recruitment and invasion, including the proinflammatory cytokine TNF-α. These findings correspond well with clinical reports of successful off-label use of TNF blocking agents in cases that were refractory to first-line therapy, mostly with dapsone...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559812/rapid-involution-of-pustules-during-topical-steroid-treatment-of-acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis
#15
Christiane Kley, Carla Murer, Julia-Tatjana Maul, Barbara Meier, Florian Anzengruber, Alexander A Navarini
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a dramatic generalized pustular rash of severe onset, which is considered a serious cutaneous adverse reaction to drugs. However, even though the clinical features are impressive and are often accompanied by systemic inflammation, it can be controlled quickly and safely by topical steroids subsequent to interruption of the offending drug. Here, we describe the management of a case and the evolution of the pustular rash. An elderly woman consulted with a generalized crop of 2-3 mm, nonfollicular pustules on erythematous background...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559811/isolated-actinic-lichen-planus-of-the-lower-lip
#16
Ellie Choi, Kong Bing Tan, Nisha Suyien Chandran
Oral lichen planus (LP) is a common manifestation in patients with LP; however, isolated lip LP is rare and may mimic other conditions such as lichenoid drug eruptions, actinic cheilitis, and early carcinoma in situ in the absence of typical skin lesions. Actinic lichen planus (ALP) is a variant of LP occurring on light-exposed areas in patients with dark skin. We report the case of a Chinese female with isolated ALP of the lower lip, mimicking herpes simplex infection at presentation. The presence of prognathism, involvement of the lower lip, and flares associated with sunlight reinforces the role of sun exposure in the development of this condition...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559810/atypical-clinical-and-serological-manifestation-of-pemphigus-vegetans-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Rebecca Mergler, Andreas Kerstan, Enno Schmidt, Matthias Goebeler, Sandrine Benoit
Pemphigus vegetans (PVeg) is a rare variant of pemphigus vulgaris characterized by pustules and/or papillomatous vegetations, preferentially affecting intertriginous and periorificial areas. Exceptional manifestations may be misdiagnosed resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis is confirmed by immunofluorescence and detection of anti-desmoglein (Dsg) 3 and/or anti-Dsg1 antibodies. We herein report an unusual manifestation of PVeg. At the time of first presentation, lesions were restricted to the right ring finger's tip...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559809/fuchs-syndrome-medical-treatment-of-1-case-and-literature-review
#18
Rémy Gossart, Eve Malthiery, Fanny Aguilar, Jacques-Henri Torres, Marie-Alix Fauroux
Fuchs syndrome is a particular type of erythema multiforme major; the lesions are only found on the mucosae and specifically affect oral, ocular, and genital mucosae. The cause is not always immediately apparent, which is why this pathology requires a rigorous, detailed clinical examination to eliminate a differential diagnosis. The severity of the symptoms, particularly of oral and ocular symptoms, requires immediate treatment. The treatment of this pathology requires a multiple-drug regime. Through a clinical case study, the objective of this work is to help guide practitioners when diagnosing and treating this pathology as no current consensus exists on these 2 subjects...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512406/a-case-of-subcutaneous-sarcoidosis-occurring-along-the-superficial-veins-of-the-forearms-a-distinctive-cutaneous-manifestation-masquerading-venous-tropic-action-in-the-underlying-systemic-disease
#19
Haruka Koizumi, Noritaka Oyama, Yukinori Hayakawa, Minoru Hasegawa
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology, developing granulomas in any tissues and organs. Approximately 25% of sarcoidosis patients have cutaneous involvement with various clinical manifestations, which are categorized into specific or nonspecific diseases based on the histopathology; the former represents the typical sarcoid granulomas. Subcutaneous sarcoidosis is one of the specific skin lesions and often affects extremities, to a much lesser extent with other anatomical sites. Herein, we report the case of an 82-year-old Japanese man with subcutaneous sarcoidosis whose skin nodules exclusively overlay the lines of superficial veins on the forearms...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512405/concomitant-b-hairy-cell-leukemia-and-mycosis-fungoides-in-an-elderly-man
#20
Eric Wong, Muhammad N Mahmood, Thomas G Salopek
The development of both a T- and B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in one patient is an unlikely coincidence due to the low prevalence of each malignancy. We report a 65-year-old man with a previously documented history of B hairy cell leukemia, who presented with a new-onset acneiform eruption of his scalp, face, trunk, back, and extremities. Routine pathology of the skin lesions with immunohistochemical stains and molecular studies were consistent with a folliculotropic mycosis fungoides. B hairy cell leukemia and mycosis fungoides occurring in the same patient seems to be a rare phenomenon with only 5 cases reported in the literature...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
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