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G van Niekerk, S Adams, H Rode
BACKGROUND: Since 2003 we have used the scalp as a donor site for split skin grafts (SSGs) in major burns when there was a shortage of conventional donor areas. However, we seen a high incidence of complications, contrary to international experience. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the results and complications related to the scalp as a donor site and to determine whether there is an association between our specific patient population and the complications encountered...
March 13, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Alexia Eyraud, Brigitte Milpied, Denis Thiolat, Anne-Sophie Darrigade, Katia Boniface, Alain Taïeb, Julien Seneschal
Folliculitis decalvans (FD) is a chronic inflammatory disease leading to scarring alopecia with poorly defined pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of markers associated with the activation of innate immune signals, such as inflammasome (NALP1 and NALP3), interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-8 and type I interferon (MxA). A retrospective monocentric study was conducted and included 17 patients with FD with available biopsies. Disease activity (stable vs. active) was defined clinically and histologically...
March 15, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Ramya Chockalingam, Savina Aneja, Anisha B Patel
Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma (PCFCL) is the most common type of cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. The cutaneous manifestations of PCFCL typically include solitary erythematous or violaceous plaques, nodules, or tumors of varying sizes. Grouped lesions also may be observed, but multifocal disease is rare. We report the case of a 54-year-old woman diagnosed with PCFCL with an unusual clinical presentation resembling folliculitis or Grover disease. Histologic studies demonstrated extensive lymphoma cells in a nodular and diffuse pattern...
January 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Marion Mosca, Murielle Vabret, Pia Randleff-Rasmussen, Didier Pin
BACKGROUND: The horn fly Haematobia irritans is known to cause problems in cattle including weight loss and decreased milk production; cutaneous lesions have not been widely reported and descriptions of the clinical manifestations are quite variable. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: This study describes the clinical and histopathological lesions of several Aubrac cows that presented with focal to confluent areas of alopecia, skin scaling and thickening, suspected to be induced by H...
March 1, 2018: Veterinary Dermatology
M T Fernández-Figueras, X Saenz, P Vargas, C T Thompson, C Carrato, L Puig, C Ferrándiz, A Ariza
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis (AK) may show extension down follicules, not only in cases with full-thickness epidermal atypia ("bowenoid" AK), but also in cases with atypia limited to the epidermal basalis. Previous studies have demonstrated that in bowenoid AK, follicular extension is usually superficial, being limited to the upper follicular segment. Little is known about the depth of follicular involvement in cases of iSCC arising from AK and the role of the follicle in iSCC pathogenesis...
February 28, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Dietrich Doll, F Bosche, A Hauser, P Moersdorf, I Sinicina, J Grunwald, F Reckel, M M Luedi
PURPOSE: Hair in the pilonidal sinus is not growing within the sinus cavity, as hair follicles are not present there. Not few pilonidal patients do not have intergluteal hair, which is said to be the causative agent of folliculitis and pilonidal genesis. So, what is the real source of the hair forming the typical pilonidal hair nest? METHODS: A trifold approach was used: First, axial hair strength testing of pilonidal hair and body hair harvested from head, lower back (glabella sacralis), and cranial third of intergluteal fold...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
A J B Andersen, C Fuchs, M Ardigo, M Haedersdal, M Mogensen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Malassezia Folliculitis (MaF) is an inflammatory condition of hair follicles caused by Malassezia yeast. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) are imaging technologies enabling in vivo visualization of superficial skin layers. This study explores morphology of pustules in MaF imaged by OCT and RCM. METHODS: Patients with microscopically verified MaF were included in this case series. Morphology was evaluated qualitatively with RCM and OCT, focusing on shape, border and content of selected pustules...
February 27, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
Belén Atienza-Mateo, Vanesa Calvo-Río, Emma Beltrán, Lucía Martínez-Costa, Elia Valls-Pascual, Marisa Hernández-Garfella, Antonio Atanes, Miguel Cordero-Coma, Joan Miquel Nolla, Carmen Carrasco-Cubero, Javier Loricera, María C González-Vela, Nuria Vegas-Revenga, Carlos Fernández-Díaz, Rosalía Demetrio-Pablo, Lucía C Domínguez-Casas, José Luis Martín-Varillas, Natalia Palmou-Fontana, José L Hernández, Miguel Á González-Gay, Ricardo Blanco
Objective: To assess the efficacy of tocilizumab (TCZ) in refractory uveitis of Behçet's disease (BD). Methods: Multicentre study of patients with BD-associated uveitis. Patients were refractory to conventional and biologic immunosuppressive drugs. The main outcome measures were intraocular inflammation, macular thickness, visual acuity and corticosteroid-sparing effects. Results: We studied 11 patients (7 men) (20 affected eyes); median age 35 years...
February 19, 2018: Rheumatology
Spyros Michael Siscos, Chi Tran, Ryan Fischer, Garth Fraga
Necrotizing infundibular crystalline folliculitis (NICF) is a rare superficial folliculitis characterized by expansive deposits of birefringent crystallized lipid. We report a case of NICF in a transplant patient presenting with folliculocentric acneiform papules across the lateral face and neck. Biopsy demonstrated intrafollicular crystalline deposits within an intact epidermis. Diagnostic crystals were identified using a non-aqueous histologic technique involving thick unstained sections. To our knowledge, this is the first report of NICF in a transplant patient...
July 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Cristina Pindado-Ortega, David Saceda-Corralo, Laura Miguel-Gómez, Diego Buendía-Castaño, Pablo Fernández-González, Oscar M Moreno-Arrones, Pablo Fonda-Pascual, Adrian Alegre-Sánchez, Rita Rodrigues-Barata, Sergio Vañó-Galván
Folliculitis decalvans (FD) is a primary neutrophilic scarring alopecia characterized by perifollicular papules, crusts, and pustules frequently located on the vertex. FD may affect young men and women. Since it may lead to hair loss, it can have a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Nevertheless, studies have focused on clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic aspects without considering the psychological impact of FD. In our study, we found that FD patients experienced a considerable impact on their quality of life...
January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
Alexandra Monastirli, George Antoniades, Nikiforos Kapranos, Efstathia Pasmatzi, George Badavanis, Dionysios Tsambaos
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is a rare noninfectious pruritic dermatosis, first described by Ise and Ofuji in 1965. We report the case of a 15-year oldimmunocompetent girl that presented with a widespread papulopustular eruption four days after her arrival in Japan. The clinical diagnosis of the classicform of EPF was confirmed by histological examination of the lesional skin that revealed an intense, mainly eosinophilic, dermal infiltrate within and aroundpilosebaceous units. Oral administration of lowdose indomethacin (25 mg/day) led to a complete resolution of the eruption within 6 weeks without causing any side effects...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
A Takeuchi, T Nomura, Y Kaku, G Egawa, K Kabishima
A 66-year-old man presented with aggregated pruritic follicular papulopustules on the forearms and thighs (Figure A). Each papulopustule was 1 mm in size, and arose from the hair follicle area (Figure B). The patient had undergone laparoscopic colectomy one month prior, and had been given a course of chemotherapy with capecitabine at 4,200 mg per day orally for 14 days followed by a 7-day washout period. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 14, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Rattan S Rashpa, Vikram K Mahajan, Pankaj Kumar, Karaninder S Mehta, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Ritu Rawat, Vikas Sharma
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated mucocutaneous manifestations significantly impair the quality of life but often remain understudied. They may also vary across regions, socioeconomic and nutritional status, and racial differences. Objectives: To study the patterns of mucocutaneous disorders and their prevalence in CKD patients irrespective of clinical stage or dialysis status. Materials and Methods: 122 (M:F = 77:45) patients aged 21‒85 (Mean ± SD = 57...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Priyanka Anand, Namrata Sarin, Rachita Misri, V K Khurana
Eruptive vellus hair cyst (EVHC) is a rare follicular developmental abnormality of the vellus hair follicles. They are usually seen in children, adolescents, or young adults and manifest as reddish-brown smooth papules most commonly involving the chest, limbs, and abdomen. An 18-year-old male presented with asymptomatic papules on the trunk and flexor aspect of both forearms for the past 2 years. There was no family history of similar lesions. His medical history was also not contributory. A clinical diagnosis of steatocystoma multiplex and chronic folliculitis was given, and a punch biopsy from the papule was performed and sent for histopathological examination...
January 2018: International Journal of Trichology
Min-Woo Kim, Hyun-Sun Park, Jeong Mo Bae, Hyun-Sun Yoon, Soyun Cho
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February 2018: Annals of Dermatology
C Frenard, M-A Dagnelie, A Khammari, M Saint-Jean, A Boisrobert, S Corvec, B Dreno
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January 16, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Hsing-Jou Su, An-Yu Cheng, Cheng-Han Liu, Chia-Bau Chu, Chaw-Ning Lee, Chao-Kai Hsu, Julia Yu-Yun Lee, Chao-Chun Yang
Primary scarring alopecia (PSA) is caused by irreversible damage to the hair epithelial stem cells that reside in hair follicles. There is limited published work regarding PSA amongst the Asian population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and to characterize the subtypes of PSA in southern Taiwan. In this retrospective case series, we reviewed 89 patients with pathology-confirmed PSA. The data was collected from National Cheng Kung University Hospital between 1988 through 2016. The clinical and histological data were reviewed, and the patients were characterized into different subtypes of PSA based on the clinical features and histological findings...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
Berna Aksoy, Asli Hapa, Emine Mutlu
BACKGROUND: The literature includes only a few reports of oral isotretinoin for the treatment of folliculitis decalvans (FD). This study aimed to determine the most effective dose and duration of oral isotretinoin monotherapy for achieving remission in FD patients. METHODS: This retrospective case series study included FD patients that were treated with oral isotretinoin. Patient demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatment details were obtained from the patients' medical records...
February 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Huihan Zhao, Yu He, Qin Wei, Yanping Ying
PURPOSE: We examined prevalence and associated risk factors of medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) at the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion site in hospitalized oncology patients in Guangxi, China. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, multiple-center epidemiological study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 697 adult inpatients at 4 tertiary hospitals (3 general hospitals and 1 oncology hospital). The facilities are located in the western China...
January 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Vanessa E Johnson, Alan S Boyd
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January 2018: JAAD Case Reports
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