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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322475/a-case-of-chilblain-lupus-erythematosus-with-lupus-erythematosus-lichen-planus-overlap-syndrome
#1
Takaya Komori, Atsushi Otsuka, Tetsuya Honda, Yo Kaku, Kenji Kabashima
Chilblain lupus erythematosus (CHLE) is an acral erythema with cutaneous lesion of lupus erythematosus (LE) that is exacerbated during the winter (1). LE/lichen planus (LP) overlap syndrome is a rare cutaneous disorder characterized by mixed histological features of LE and LP at the same lesion (2). Although both CHLE and LE/LP overlap syndrome are immune mediated diseases (3), there is no indication that the same lymphocyte subset induces two distinct cutaneous lesions. This article is protected by copyright...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293492/a-rare-case-of-malignant-transformation-of-oral-lichen-planus-of-the-mandible
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Joanne Soo, George Kokosis, Michael Ogilvie, Xiaoyin Sara Jiang, David B Powers, Daniel J Rocke, Detlev Erdmann
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is an immune-mediated mucocutaneous disease associated with an increased risk in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Nearly all cases of malignant transformation have been reported in patients >40 years old. We report the case of a 37-year-old woman with a 5-year history of erosive OLP who presented with malignant transformation to OSCC. Delineating the margins of the disease was impossible at presentation given her OLP, and she was initially treated with concurrent chemoradiation therapy...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260214/polydactylous-transverse-erythronychia-report-of-a-patient-with-multiple-horizontal-red-bands-affecting-the-fingernails
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Carina Chang, Bryce D Beutler, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Redness of the nail plate-erythronychia-is a common condition involving one or multiple digits. It may affect the entire nail or present as longitudinal red bands that extend from the proximal nail fold to the distal tip of the nail plate. Rarely, red bands may traverse the nail bed horizontally. Although erythronychia is often idiopathic, it has also been associated with amyloidosis, Darier's disease, lichen planus, and various other cutaneous conditions. We describe the clinical features of a 64-year-old Caucasian man who presented with transverse and longitudinal erythronychia affecting his fingernails...
March 4, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252812/hepatitis-c-virus-and-its-cutaneous-manifestations-treatment-in-the-direct-acting-antiviral-era
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REVIEW
L E Wiznia, M E Laird, A G Franks
New all-oral direct acting antivirals (DAA) have changed the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment landscape. Given that dermatologists frequently encounter HCV-infected patients, knowledge of the current treatment options and their utility in treating HCV-associated dermatologic disorders is important. In addition to highlighting the new treatment options, we review four classically HCV-associated dermatologic disorders - mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC), lichen planus (LP), porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), and necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) - and examine the role for all-oral direct acting antiviral (DAA) regimens in their treatment...
March 2, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164561/frequency-of-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-in-the-blood-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-immune-mediated-skin-manifestations-relationship-to-hepatic-condition-and-viral-load
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Carmen Farid, Wafaa El Sheikh, Rania Swelem, Engy El-Ghitany
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection causes a wide range of immune mediated hepatic and extrahepatic manifestations. Cutaneous manifestations constitute a major portion of the latter group. Host immune response to the virus - particularly regulatory T lymphocytes - is important in determining the outcome of the infection and the possibility of extrahepatic manifestations. The present study aims to investigate the relationship between immune-mediated cutaneous manifestations of CHC infection and the frequency of CD4+CD25 high FOXP3+ T regulatory lymphocytes...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134732/unusual-interface-dermatoses-distributed-along-blaschko-s-lines-in-adult-patients
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J M Suárez-Peñaranda, O Figueroa, I Rodríguez-Blanco, C Aliste, L Casas
Linear dermatoses are unusual entities whose distribution reflects cutaneous mosaicism, even when they occur in adult life. Adult blaschkitis (AB) and lichen striatus (LS) always follow this peculiar distribution. Although usually referred to as distinct entities, the clinical and histopathological presentation of lichen striatus in adults may be similar to those of adult blaschkitis. Moreover, some cases with overlapping features between lichen striatus and linear lichen planus have been published, making precise diagnosis very difficult...
February 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065765/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-risk-variants-for-lichen-planus-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Yumiko Nagao, Nao Nishida, Licht Toyo-Oka, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Antonio Amoroso, Marco Carrozzo, Michio Sata, Masashi Mizokami, Katsushi Tokunaga, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is a close relationship between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and lichen planus, a chronic inflammatory muco-cutaneous disease. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify genetic variants associated with HCV-related lichen planus. METHODS: We conducted a GWAS of 261 patients with HCV infection treated at a tertiary medical center in Japan from October 2007 through January 2013; 71 had lichen planus and 190 had normal oral mucosa...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000306/filaggrin-gene-mutations-and-the-distribution-of-filaggrin-in-oral-mucosa-of-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus-and-healthy-controls
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K R Larsen, J D Johansen, J Reibel, C Zachariae, K Rosing, A M L Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology affecting the skin and oral mucosa. Oral lichenoid lesions (OLL), like oral contact reactions, may resemble oral lichen planus (OLP) both clinically and histopathologically. As OLP and OLL are hyperkeratotic diseases and filaggrin is essential to keratinization the distribution of filaggrin may be altered in these lesions. OBJECTIVES: To investigate if patients with OLP/OLL have 1) altered distribution of filaggrin in the oral mucosa, 2) a higher incidence of mutations in the filaggrin gene (FLG) and 3) active dermatoses, apart from cutaneous LP, than healthy controls; and 4) patients with OLP/OLL and a defect in the FLG have more widespread oral lesions and report more symptoms than OLP/OLL patients without a concomitant defect in the FLG...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805921/c-cbl-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-expression-increases-across-the-spectrum-of-benign-and-malignant-t-cell-skin-diseases
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Katrin A Salva, Margo J Reeder, Rita Lloyd, Gary S Wood
Prolonged survival of lesional T cells plays a central role in the pathogenesis of T-cell-mediated dermatoses. We have recently shown that the ubiquitin ligase c-CBL is highly expressed in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and that its knockdown increases activation-induced cell death, a key pathway for T-cell apoptosis. Here, we extend our work on c-CBL expression in malignant T cells to their nonneoplastic counterparts in benign inflammatory dermatoses. Immunohistochemical staining with anti-c-CBL antibody was performed on lesional biopsies from a total of 65 patients with atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, psoriasis vulgaris, lichen planus, mycosis fungoides (MF)/Sézary syndrome (SS) as well as on tonsil tissue from 5 individuals and on 5 human CTCL cell lines...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778320/association-of-classic-lichen-planus-with-human-herpesvirus-7-infection
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Yalda Nahidi, Naser Tayyebi Meibodi, Kiarash Ghazvini, Habibollah Esmaily, Maryam Esmaeelzadeh
BACKGROUND: Lichen planus is a mucocutaneous papulosquamous itchy disease with unknown etiology. A number of factors such as immune mechanisms, viral agents, and drugs have been implicated in pathogenesis of lichen planus. In recent years, several studies have indicated the role of viral agents in this disease, including human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7). Studies have given contradictory results, which is why we decided to study the possible association between lichen planus with HHV-7. METHODS: In this case-control study, which was conducted on 60 cutaneous classic lichen planus samples as well as 60 healthy control skin samples after matching the two groups in terms of gender and age, tissue samples of patients and controls were studied by real time polymerase chain reaction to detect for HHV-7...
January 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711196/jak3-as-an-emerging-target-for-topical-treatment-of-inflammatory-skin-diseases
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Ana Karina Alves de Medeiros, Reinhart Speeckaert, Eline Desmet, Mireille Van Gele, Sofie De Schepper, Jo Lambert
The recent interest and elucidation of the JAK/STAT signaling pathway created new targets for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases (ISDs). JAK inhibitors in oral and topical formulations have shown beneficial results in psoriasis and alopecia areata. Patients suffering from other ISDs might also benefit from JAK inhibition. Given the development of specific JAK inhibitors, the expression patterns of JAKs in different ISDs needs to be clarified. We aimed to analyze the expression of JAK/STAT family members in a set of prevalent ISDs: psoriasis, lichen planus (LP), cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), atopic dermatitis (AD), pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and alopecia areata (AA) versus healthy controls for (p)JAK1, (p)JAK2, (p)JAK3, (p)TYK2, pSTAT1, pSTAT2 and pSTAT3...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696572/distinct-interferon-gamma-and-interleukin-9-expression-in-cutaneous-and-oral-lichen-planus
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B Weber, C Schlapbach, M Stuck, H-U Simon, L Borradori, H Beltraminelli, D Simon
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous (CLP) and oral lichen planus (OLP) as the main subtypes of lichen planus (LP) present with different clinical manifestation and disease course, although their histopathologic features such as the band-like lymphocyte infiltrate and keratinocyte apoptosis are similar. So far, the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to characterize and compare the in situ cellular infiltrates, cytokine expression profiles and apoptosis markers in CLP and OLP...
October 1, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613297/dermoscopy-in-general-dermatology-a-practical-overview
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REVIEW
Enzo Errichetti, Giuseppe Stinco
Over the last few years, dermoscopy has been shown to be a useful tool in assisting the noninvasive diagnosis of various general dermatological disorders. In this article, we sought to provide an up-to-date practical overview on the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology by analysing the dermoscopic differential diagnosis of relatively common dermatological disorders grouped according to their clinical presentation, i.e. dermatoses presenting with erythematous-desquamative patches/plaques (plaque psoriasis, eczematous dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, mycosis fungoides and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), papulosquamous/papulokeratotic dermatoses (lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, papulosquamous sarcoidosis, guttate psoriasis, pityriasis lichenoides chronica, classical pityriasis rubra pilaris, porokeratosis, lymphomatoid papulosis, papulosquamous chronic GVHD, parakeratosis variegata, Grover disease, Darier disease and BRAF-inhibitor-induced acantholytic dyskeratosis), facial inflammatory skin diseases (rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, discoid lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, lupus vulgaris, granuloma faciale and demodicidosis), acquired keratodermas (chronic hand eczema, palmar psoriasis, keratoderma due to mycosis fungoides, keratoderma resulting from pityriasis rubra pilaris, tinea manuum, palmar lichen planus and aquagenic palmar keratoderma), sclero-atrophic dermatoses (necrobiosis lipoidica, morphea and cutaneous lichen sclerosus), hypopigmented macular diseases (extragenital guttate lichen sclerosus, achromic pityriasis versicolor, guttate vitiligo, idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, progressive macular hypomelanosis and postinflammatory hypopigmentations), hyperpigmented maculopapular diseases (pityriasis versicolor, lichen planus pigmentosus, Gougerot-Carteaud syndrome, Dowling-Degos disease, erythema ab igne, macular amyloidosis, lichen amyloidosus, friction melanosis, terra firma-forme dermatosis, urticaria pigmentosa and telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans), itchy papulonodular dermatoses (hypertrophic lichen planus, prurigo nodularis, nodular scabies and acquired perforating dermatosis), erythrodermas (due to psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, pityriasis rubra pilaris and scabies), noninfectious balanitis (Zoon's plasma cell balanitis, psoriatic balanitis, seborrheic dermatitis and non-specific balanitis) and erythroplasia of Queyrat, inflammatory cicatricial alopecias (scalp discoid lupus erythematosus, lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia and folliculitis decalvans), nonscarring alopecias (alopecia areata, trichotillomania, androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium) and scaling disorders of the scalp (tinea capitis, scalp psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and pityriasis amiantacea)...
December 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578088/itch-management-in-the-elderly
#14
Tabi Anika Leslie
Itch is a common symptom in the elderly population over 65 years old, and is often a chronic condition lasting more than 6 weeks. As in all age groups, but especially in the elderly, there can be a significant effect on the general health status and quality of life, with impaired daily activities and lack of sleep, which can also lead in some cases to depression or anxiety. The cause of chronic itch in the elderly is often multifactorial due to physiological changes in the aging skin, including impaired skin barrier function, and also due to decline in immunological (immunosenescence), neurological, and psychological changes associated with age...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544399/oral-lichen-planus-preceding-concomitant-lichen-planopilaris
#15
Eric T Stoopler, Sausan Alfaris, Dalal Alomar, Faizan Alawi
Lichen planus (LP) is an immune-mediated mucocutaneous disorder with a wide array of clinical presentations. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is characterized clinically by striae, desquamation, and/or ulceration. Lichen planopilaris (LPP), a variant of LP, affects the scalp, resulting in perifollicular erythema and scarring of cutaneous surfaces accompanied by hair loss. The association between OLP and LPP has been reported previously with scant information on concomitant or sequential disease presentation. We describe a patient with concomitant OLP and LPP, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on OLP preceding the onset of LPP...
September 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531645/koilonychia-an-update-on-pathophysiology-differential-diagnosis-and-clinical-relevance
#16
REVIEW
J Walker, R Baran, N Vélez, N Jellinek
Koilonychia, a concave nail dystrophy, has multiple aetiologies and may be hereditary, acquired or idiopathic. Within dermatology, koilonychia is often a manifestation of an inflammatory dermatosis such as psoriasis or lichen planus, or a sign of onychomycosis. Other disease associations include iron store abnormalities, Plummer-Vinson Syndrome, nutritional deficiencies and occupational or traumatic aetiologies. In young children, koilonychia of the toenails is commonly transient and idiopathic, although familial and syndromic cases are reported...
November 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388424/successful-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-oral-lichen-planus-by-interferon-free-therapy-with-direct-acting-antivirals
#17
Yumiko Nagao, Kanae Kimura, Yuji Kawahigashi, Michio Sata
OBJECTIVES: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is one of the extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Presently developed interferon (IFN)-free direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) used to treat HCV infection have low side effect profiles and high efficacy. However, there are no studies examining the relationship between OLP and IFN-free DAAs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the disease course in patients with HCV-associated OLP, who received treatment with IFN-free DAAs...
2016: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358167/acitretin-in-erosive-penile-lichen-planus
#18
Flora Poon, Ryan De Cruz, Anthony Hall
Lichen planus (LP) is an incompletely understood T-cell mediated auto-immune dermatosis. When LP involves the genitalia it may present as painful, pruritic erosions that can be exquisitely tender, causing distress and genitourinary and sexual dysfunction. Management of erosive genital LP is often suboptimal. Despite higher order evidence demonstrating the efficacy of oral acitretin in the management of cutaneous and oral LP, it still features below other immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory therapies in many clinicians' therapeutic ladder...
June 30, 2016: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27320765/anticoagulants-in-dermatology
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REVIEW
Keshavmurthy A Adya, Arun C Inamadar, Aparna Palit
Anticoagulants are the cornerstone of treatment of venous thromboembolism associated with various medical conditions and surgical procedures. They act on different steps of the coagulation pathway and are broadly categorized into heparins, vitamin K antagonists, and inhibitors of thrombin and factor Xa. The classification is evolving as newer and better oral and parenteral anticoagulants are being added. Anticoagulants in dermatology are important not only for their therapeutic application in cutaneous thrombotic dermatoses such as livedoid vasculitis, purpura fulminans, superficial and deep venous thrombosis and others but also for their use in non-thrombotic dermatoses such as lichen planus, recurrent oral aphthosis, chronic urticaria and several others...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27224898/off-label-uses-of-topical-calcineurin-inhibitors
#20
E Wong, A Kurian
Topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) have been proposed as an alternative, long-term treatment option to topical corticosteroids, without the side effects commonly associated with steroid use. Currently, TCIs are only approved for treatment of atopic dermatitis in patients 2 years of age or older. This article reviews the off-label uses of TCIs and their efficacy in the treatment of cutaneous diseases. Studies show that TCIs may be effective in treating/managing a variety of skin conditions. The strongest evidence based support on clinical outcomes has been reported for allergic contact dermatitis, lichen planus, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and vitiligo...
January 2016: Skin Therapy Letter
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