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Adrian Alegre-Sanchez, Natalia Jiménez-Gómez, Óscar M Moreno-Arrones, Pablo Fonda-Pascual, Bibiana Pérez-García, Pedro Jaén-Olasolo, Pablo Boixeda
The novel picosecond lasers, initially developed for faster tattoo removal, have also shown great efficacy in endogenous pigmentary disorders. To describe the efficacy and safety profile of an alexandrite (755-nm) picosecond laser in a wide range of pigmented flat and elevated cutaneous lesions. A retrospective study was performed in which we collected all the clinical images of patients treated with the 755-nm alexandrite picosecond laser for 12 months (November 2016-November 2017). Clinical features were obtained from their medical charts...
February 9, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
L Cheng, Y Zhen
As a kind of edible herbal plant, rose is recorded both in the literature of Han medicine and medicine of Uighur ethnic group, yet with different understanding on its function and different clinical application as well. Both Han and Uighur medicine maintain that rose possesses the functions of improving one's look and moisturizing the skin, aromatic deodorant and invigorating spleen to treat inflammation and damage, hematemesis, pain and diarrhea etc. In addition, rose is also used to treat wind bi(impediment or migratory arthralgia), acute mastitis, breast lump and depression in Han medicine, while in Uighur medicine, it is also used to treat constipation, palpitation, flat wart and dry throat...
November 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
S Fouéré, F Aubin, H Péré, L Galicier, T Gheit, M Tommasino, C Ram Wolff, D Boutboul, M Bagot
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is characterized by a clinically distinctive pattern of beta-HPV induced flat warts that may evolve into epithelial skin cancers. The current understanding is that EV encompasses two etiological situations: Classic, inherited type EV (IEV), beginning in childhood or adolescence, due to Trans Membrane Channel (TMC) - 6 and 7 (EVER-1 and 2) gene mutations 75% of patients, or to alterations resulting in T-Cell immune deficiencies (IDs) on Ras Homolog Family Member H (RHOH), Coronin 1A (CORO 1A), Macrophage Stimulating factor 1 (MST-1), or interleukin 7 (IL7) genes...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Calvina Theresia, Jie Zheng, Xiao-Ying Chen
BACKGROUND: Topical Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is widely acknowledged for its safety and effectiveness in treating oncologic skin diseases such as basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma in situ. Despite its broad applications in dermatology, this method is a relatively new therapeutic option for treating inflammatory/infectious skin diseases. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether topical PDT is a safe and effective treatment option in treating treatment-recalcitrant dermatosis...
December 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Salinee Rojhirunsakool, Suthep Jirasuthat, Kumutnart Chanprapaph
Epidermolytic acanthoma (EA) is a benign cutaneous condition. It is characterized by warty or flat-topped, keratotic papules that show epidermolytic hyperkeratosis in histology. EA has been described to occur in various locations, namely the trunk, face, and genitoscrotal area. However, it has not been previously reported to involve the palmar area. To the best of our knowledge, we present the first reported case of EA involving the palms and fingers.
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
Jonathan D Ho, Sarah A Kam, Ali Al-Haseni, Alina Markova, Debjani Sahni, Christina Lam, Lynne J Goldberg, Jag Bhawan
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a genodermatosis characterized by overgrowth of flat warts, pityriasis versicolor-like lesions and an increased propensity for developing cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas due to abnormal susceptibility to infection with beta-human papilloma viruses. Adnexal tumors are not typically associated with EV. Here we report a spectrum of hybrid adnexal tumors with divergent eccrine and folliculosebaceous differentiation, and cytologic features ranging from benign to frankly atypical, in a patient with inherited EV...
November 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Pankaj Kumar, Neetu Bhari, Vishal Gupta, V G Ramachandran, Sudheer Arava, Lalit Dar, Vinod K Sharma, Kaushal K Verma, Sada N Dwivedi, Somesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: The clinical morphology of anogenital warts may vary from flat, filiform, papular, or verrucous to giant condyloma acuminatum. Clinically atypical-looking genital warts may alarm the clinician because of their suspected malignant potential, which may cause anxiety, often leading to aggressive interventions. OBJECTIVE: To study if clinically atypical-looking anogenital warts are more likely to be premalignant or malignant as compared to typical warts...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
Emin Ozlu, Aysegul Baykan, Ozan Yaman, Ragıp Ertas, Mustafa Atasoy, Kemal Ozyurt, Abdullah Turasan, Nazan Taslıdere
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an infectious disease caused by various species of leishmania protozoan parasites. Lupoid CL is a rare form of CL that has a stunning similarity to other granulomatous cutaneous conditions of infectious or inflammatory origin. Verruca plana, also known as a "flat wart", is a benign proliferation of the skin resulting from infection with human papilloma virus (HPV). Herein, we presented a case of lupoid CL mimicking verruca plana on the face.
2017: F1000Research
Natkrita Pohthipornthawat, Sarah Feldman, Scott R Granter, Alvaro C Laga, Christopher P Crum, Michael Herfs
The vast majority of vulvar human papilloma virus infections are produced by α human papilloma viruses and consist of exophytic or flat warts and classic or "usual" vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. This report details 2 examples of epidermodysplasia verruciformis-like lesions of the vulva in women who were immunosuppressed. The most consistent morphologic feature was the presence of abnormal mature keratinocytes with large pale open nuclei with small nucleoli and eosinophilic cytoplasm, situated in the upper epithelial layers...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Andrew Matsumoto, Neal Gregory, Peter L Rady, Stephen K Tyring, John A Carlson
The co-existence of Darier disease (DD) and acrokeratosis verruciformis of Hopf (AKV) has been noted for decades and the relationship between the 2 entities remains controversial. Although, it has been shown that both diseases are associated with mutations in ATPA2 gene, it is yet to be determined if they are the same disease, or separate but allelic, or interlinked in some other fashion. Herein, the authors report the case of a 13-year-old girl presenting with shiny flat-topped verruca plana-like papules, on the dorsal hands and feet and red-brown crusted papules on her forehead and along the sides of her neck...
May 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Joanna Przybyszewska, Abraham Zlotogorski, Yuval Ramot
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by abnormal susceptibility to cutaneous human beta-papillomavirus infections causing persistent flat warts or pityriasis versicolor-like lesions. This generalized verrucous skin disorder resembles generalized verrucosis, but these 2 conditions are distinguished by differences in clinical manifestation and the human papillomavirus types involved. A breakthrough in our understanding of EV was the discovery that homozygous inactivating mutations in TMC6 (EVER1) and TMC8 (EVER2) determine susceptibility to this disorder; however, they have not solved all EV cases fully...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Zhiyong Yuan, Yunke Wu, Jiajun Zhou, Jing Che
New amphibian species have been constantly discovered throughout southern China, including from areas close to heavily populated cities that remain poorly surveyed for amphibian diversity. We describe a new species of the newt genus Paramesotriton from Fujian, a developed province on the southeastern coast of mainland China. The mitochondrial genealogy suggests that the new species is the sister taxon to Paramesotriton hongkongensis, separated by an uncorrected pairwise distances of 5.8% at the ND2 gene fragment analyzed...
December 12, 2016: Zootaxa
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
Nestor Fernandez, Pieter Theron
Two new species of oribatid mites, Plasmobates zarae sp. n. and Basilobelba spasmenosi sp. n. are described from the Republic of Rwanda. They can easily be differentiated from other species by a number of characters. Plasmobates zarae sp. n. is differentiated the following characters. four types of particular cerotegumental layers. Integument slightly foveate to smooth on prodorsum; foveate on notogaster; ventral region rugose to smooth.Large rostral setae inserted on protuberance, whip-shaped, with longitudinal pucker; interlamellar setae rod-shaped with triangular scales; interlamellar setae small...
2016: ZooKeys
E L Maranda, V M Lim, A H Nguyen, K Nouri
Facial verruca plana, or flat warts, are benign skin papillomas caused by human papillomavirus infections. A large portion of cases are refractory to treatment and can cause psychosocial distress in patients. Laser and light modalities offer an alternative therapeutic approach that has not been extensively explored. We systematically reviewed PubMed for studies describing treatment of facial verruca plana using lasers, photodynamic therapy and infrared coagulation. Final inclusion and review of eighteen studies suggests laser and light therapies to have considerable potential in the treatment of this recalcitrant condition...
October 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Ya-Li Yang, Junjun Sang, Ning-Xin Liao, Fang Wei, Wanqin Liao, Jiang-Han Chen
The facial flat wart (verruca plana) is one of the most common reasons for dermatology and primary care visits. Although there are many therapeutic modalities, no single therapy has been proven to be completely curative. Case reports and uncontrolled studies suggested that photodynamic therapy (PDT) with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) can effectively treat recalcitrant facial flat warts. A total of 12 patients with recalcitrant facial flat warts were enrolled in the study. ALA gel (10 %) was applied topically to lesions and incubated for 3 h...
July 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
James Q Del Rosso, Nanette Silverberg, Joshua A Zeichner
Acne vulgaris (AV) is considered a straightforward diagnosis made clinically without specific diagnostic testing. However, certain disorders may simulate AV, such as multiple small epidermal cysts or deep milia, multiple osteoma cutis, multiple small adnexal neoplasms, and follicular and/or infections characterized by multiple small papules and/or pustules such as gram-positive folliculitis, gram-negative folliculitis, Malassezia folliculitis, keratosis pilaris, and flat warts. This can lead to an erroneous diagnosis and improper management...
April 2016: Dermatologic Clinics
Jing Gao, Changbing Shen, Randy Ko, Xiadong Zheng, Zhongying Wang, Shengxiu Liu, Yongjiang Li, Mingjun Tang, Weiwei Yin, Chunjun Yang, Xuejun Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Nidhi Patel, Nilofar Diwan, Pragya A Nair
Acrokeratosis verruciformis (AKV) of Hopf is an autosomal dominant genodermatosis with unknown etiology. It is characterized by multiple flat-topped keratotic papules resembling planar warts located mainly on the dorsum of hands and feet. Superficial ablation is the treatment of choice. A 41-year-old female presented with multiple hyperpigmented, hyperkeratotic papules and plaques over flexor aspect of both forearms, extensors of both legs and dorsum of the feet. Histopathology showed changes of AKV. Patient was treated with a combination of topical corticosteroids and cryotherapy with no visible improvement...
March 2015: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Jonathan B Karnes, Richard P Usatine
Genital warts affect 1% of the sexually active U.S. population and are commonly seen in primary care. Human papillomavirus types 6 and 11 are responsible for most genital warts. Warts vary from small, flat-topped papules to large, cauliflower-like lesions on the anogenital mucosa and surrounding skin. Diagnosis is clinical, but atypical lesions should be confirmed by histology. Treatments may be applied by patients, or by a clinician in the office. Patient-applied treatments include topical imiquimod, podofilox, and sinecatechins, whereas clinician-applied treatments include podophyllin, bichloroacetic acid, and trichloroacetic acid...
September 1, 2014: American Family Physician
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