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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339534/inactivation-of-dermatophyte-infection-by-nonthermal-plasma-on-animal-model
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Vladimír Scholtz, Hana Soušková, Michaela Švarcová, Vítezslav Kríha, Helena Živná, Jaroslav Julák
Superficial fungal infections are a major epidemiological issue with increasing prevalence and are a common global problem. This article describes experimental therapy of superficial fungal skin infection using low-temperature plasma. Groups of guinea pigs were artificially infected with Trichophyton mentagrophytes SK 3286 dermatophyte and treated with plasma produced by a DC cometary discharge with an inserted grid. The course of infection was a week shorter and milder in animals treated by plasma than that in nontreated animals, the significant lowering of dermatophytic germs also occurred in the treated group...
October 7, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338540/occupational-contact-dermatitis-in-north-american-print-machine-operators-referred-for-patch-testing-retrospective-analysis-of-cross-sectional-data-from-the-north-american-contact-dermatitis-group-1998-to-2014
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Erin M Warshaw, Solveig L Hagen, Donald V Belsito, Joel G DeKoven, Howard I Maibach, C G Toby Mathias, Kathryn A Zug, Denis Sasseville, Matthew J Zirwas, Joseph F Fowler, Anthony F Fransway, Vincent A DeLeo, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, James S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of contact dermatitis (CD) in print machine operators (PMOs). OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of CD and characterize clinically relevant and occupationally related allergens among PMOs undergoing patch testing. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group data from 1998 to 2014. RESULTS: Of 39,332 patch-tested patients, 132 (0...
March 23, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336049/hypothyroidism
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Layal Chaker, Antonio C Bianco, Jacqueline Jonklaas, Robin P Peeters
Hypothyroidism is a common condition of thyroid hormone deficiency, which is readily diagnosed and managed but potentially fatal in severe cases if untreated. The definition of hypothyroidism is based on statistical reference ranges of the relevant biochemical parameters and is increasingly a matter of debate. Clinical manifestations of hypothyroidism range from life threatening to no signs or symptoms. The most common symptoms in adults are fatigue, lethargy, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation, change in voice, and dry skin, but clinical presentation can differ with age and sex, among other factors...
March 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335405/association-of-short-term-exposure-to-ambient-fine-particulate-matter-with-skin-symptoms-in-schoolchildren-a-panel-study-in-a-rural-area-of-western-japan
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Masanari Watanabe, Hisashi Noma, Jun Kurai, Hiroyuki Sano, Kyoko Iwata, Degejirihu Hantan, Yuji Tohda, Eiji Shimizu
Numerous studies have unmasked the deleterious effects of particulate matter less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) on health. However, epidemiologic evidence focusing on the effects of PM2.5 on skin health remains limited. An important aspect of Asian dust (AD) in relationship to health is the amount of PM2.5 contained therein. Several studies have demonstrated that AD can aggravate skin symptoms. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of short-term exposure to PM2.5 and AD particles on skin symptoms in schoolchildren...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332161/real-time-pcr-identification-of-six-malassezia-species
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Amin Ilahi, Inès Hadrich, Sourour Neji, Houaida Trabelsi, Fattouma Makni, Ali Ayadi
Lipophilic yeast Malassezia species is widely found on the skin surface of humans and other animals. This fungus can cause pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Still now, there is a problem with species identification of Malassezia with conventional methods. We developed a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay with multiple hybridization probes for detecting M. globosa, M. furfur, M. restricta, M. sympodialis, M. slooffiae, and M. pachydermatis. The amplification curves and specific melting peaks of the probes hybridized with real-time PCR product were used for species identifications...
March 22, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331140/management-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-japan
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Hidehisa Saeki
The guidelines for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) issued by the Japanese Dermatological Association (JDA), which are basically designed for dermatologists, were first prepared in 2000 and revised in 2016. The guidelines for AD of the Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA), which are basically designed for allergologists, including internists, otorhinolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, and dermatologists, were first prepared in 2009 and revised in 2014. In this article, I review the definition, pathophysiology, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, severity classification, examination for diagnosis and severity assessment, and treatments for AD in Japan according to these two guidelines for AD (JDA and JSA)...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331054/ambient-uvb-dose-and-sun-enjoyment-are-important-predictors-of-vitamin-d-status-in-an-older-population
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Fiona O'Sullivan, Eamon Laird, Dervla Kelly, Jos van Geffen, Michiel van Weele, Helene McNulty, Leane Hoey, Martin Healy, Kevin McCarroll, Conal Cunningham, Miriam Casey, Mary Ward, J J Strain, Anne M Molloy, Lina Zgaga
Background: UVB-induced skin synthesis is considered the key source of vitamin D, yet exposure to UVB is poorly accounted for in epidemiological studies.Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentration with accurately measured ambient UVB dose, sun enjoyment, supplements, and other factors.Methods: An all-Irish cohort of community-dwelling participants aged >60 y [median age: 73; 67% female; median 25(OH)D: 54.5 nmol/L] was used. Participants from this large, cross-sectional study completed a questionnaire to provide information on demographic factors and lifestyle (including supplement use and sun enjoyment)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328819/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-contact-dermatitis-among-clothing-manufacturing-employees-in-beijing-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yu-Xin Chen, Hai-Yan Cheng, Lin-Feng Li
Little is known about the epidemiology of contact dermatitis (CD) in the Chinese clothing industry. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and some risk factors of contact dermatitis among clothing manufacturing employees in Beijing.This cross-sectional study was conducted by interview using self-administered questionnaires and skin examination between May and August in 2016. Five-hundred twenty-nine employees who had worked at sewing, ironing, and as managers at 12 clothing manufacturing factories were studied...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327825/genotype-association-gstm1-null-and-gastric-cancer-evidence-based-meta-analysis
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Rívian Xavier Ribeiro, Cícera Isabella Leão Leite Nascimento, Antonio Márcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the sixth among women, except for non-melanoma skin tumors, in Brazil. Epidemiological evidences reveal the multifactorial etiology of this cancer, highlighting risk factors such as: infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, advanced age, smoking, chronic alcohol abuse, eating habits and genetic polymorphisms. Considering the context of genetic polymorphisms, there is the absence of the GSTM1 gene. The lack of GSTM1 function to detoxify xenobiotics and promote defense against oxidative stress leads to increased DNA damage, promoting gastric carcinogenesis...
March 16, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319638/actinomycetoma-an-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
#10
Roberto Arenas, Ramón F Fernandez Martinez, Edoardo Torres-Guerrero, Carlos Garcia
Mycetoma is a chronic infection that develops after traumatic inoculation of the skin with either true fungi or aerobic actinomycetes. The resultant infections are known as eumycetoma or actinomycetoma, respectively. Although actinomycetoma is rare in developed countries, migration of patients from endemic areas makes knowledge of this condition crucial for dermatologists worldwide. We present a review of the current concepts in the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of actinomycetoma...
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315306/molecular-characterization-of-camelpox-virus-isolates-from-bikaner-india-evidence-of-its-endemicity
#11
Shyam Singh Dahiya, Sachin Kumar, Sharat Chandra Mehta, Raghvendar Singh, Kashi Nath, Shirish D Narnaware, Fateh Chand Tuteja
Camelpox is an important viral disease of camels, which may produce mild skin lesions or severe systemic infections. Camelpox virus (CMLV) isolates retrieved from an incidence of camelpox in camels at Bikaner, India were characterized on the basis of genotype and pathotype. Histopathological examination of the CMLV scab revealed intracytoplasmic-eosinophilic inclusion bodies. The phylogenetic analysis of all eight CMLV isolates for C18L gene nucleotide sequence revealed its clustering with its strains M-96 from Kazakhstan and CMS from Iran...
March 14, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302234/tuberculous-dactylitis-with-concomitant-thyroid-involvement-a-rare-presentation-of-childhood-tuberculosis
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Sobia Qamar, Farrah Naz, Samia Naz, Iftikhar Ejaz
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis rarely presents as thyroid involvement along with other manifestations, and poses a diagnostic challenge on account of paucibacillary nature of disease. In general, the diagnosis of tuberculosis is based on epidemiological risk factors, clinical features, imaging studies, in addition to a positive skin testing or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA). A 14-year boy presented with history of fever and weight loss for one year. On examination, he had painful swelling of fingers and toes along with a painless thyroid nodule and squint...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301305/molecular-characterization-of-leishmania-parasites-in-giemsa-stained-slides-from-cases-of-human-cutaneous-and-visceral-leishmaniasis-eastern-algeria
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Nadia Beldi, Roukaya Mansouri, Jihene Bettaieb, Alia Yaacoub, Hejer Souguir Omrani, Yusr Saadi Ben Aoun, Farida Saadni, Ikram Guizani, Souheila Guerbouj
BACKGROUND: In Algeria, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is due to Leishmania (L.) infantum, while three cutaneous forms (CL) are caused by Leishmania major, Leishmania tropica and Leishmania infantum. In this study, the use of Giemsa-stained slides was evaluated with two PCR techniques, in Eastern Algeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 136 samples corresponding to 100 CL smears (skin scrapings) and 36 VL slides (bone marrow aspirates) collected from 2008 to 2014 were tested...
March 16, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300447/sweet-syndrome
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Jose Ricardo Casarin Costa, Anangelica Rodrigues Virgens, Luisa de Oliveira Mestre, Natasha Favoretto Dias, Luciana Paula Samorano, Neusa Yuriko Sakai Valente, Cyro Festa Neto
BACKGROUND: Sweet syndrome (SS) is an infrequent skin disease characterised by sudden onset of fever, leukocytosis, neutrophilia, and tender erythematous plaques infiltrated by neutrophils. Multiple conditions have been associated with this syndrome. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical, epidemiological, laboratory, and histopathological findings and associations of patients with SS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 83 patients with SS followed between January 1, 2006, and January 31, 2015...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300440/review-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-topical-therapies
#15
Julia N Mayba, Melinda J Gooderham
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders in the developed world, affecting up to 20% of children and 1% to 3% of adults. This review concisely explains the pathophysiology and epidemiology of atopic dermatitis, as well as potential challenges facing its successful treatment. Furthermore, mainstay topical treatment modalities are evaluated, such as emollients, topical corticosteroids, and topical calcineurin inhibitors. The use of topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors in combination is discussed, as studies have indicated encouraging results...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291638/lyme-disease-emergency-department-considerations
#16
Nathan D Applegren, Chadd K Kraus
BACKGROUND: Lyme disease (LD) is the most common vector-borne illness in North America. Reported cases of LD have increased from approximately 10,000 cases annually in 1991 to >25,000 cases in 2014. Greater recognition, enhanced surveillance, and public education have contributed to the increased prevalence, as have geographic expansion and the number of infected ticks. Cases are reported primarily in the Northeastern United States, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, with children having the highest incidence of LD among all age groups...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290624/thick-melanoma-in-tuscany
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Alessandra Chiarugi, Paolo Nardini, Lorenzo Borgognoni, Paola Brandani, Gianni Gerlini, Pietro Rubegni, Arianna Lamberti, Camilla Salvini, Giovanni Lo Scocco, Roberto Cecchi, Riccardo Sirna, Stefano Lorenzi, Riccardo Gattai, Silvio Battistini, Emanuele Crocetti
BACKGROUND: The epidemiologic trends of cutaneous melanoma are similar in several countries with a Western-type life style, where there is a progressive increasing incidence and a low but not decreasing mor- tality, or somewhere an increase too, especially in the older age groups. Also in Tuscany there is a steady rise in incidence with prevalence of in situ and invasive thin melanomas, with also an increase of thick melanomas. It is necessary to reduce the frequency of thick melanomas to reduce specific mortality...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287861/association-of-skin-intrinsic-fluorescence-with-retinal-microvascular-complications-of-long-term-type-1-diabetes-in-the-wisconsin-epidemiologic-study-of-diabetic-retinopathy
#18
Barbara E K Klein, Kayla L Horak, John D Maynard, Kristine E Lee, Ronald Klein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between skin intrinsic fluorescence (SIF), a noninvasive measure of advanced glycation endproducts and oxidative stress in skin, and retinal microvascular complications of long duration type 1 diabetes, proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and macular edema. METHODS: A cross-sectional cohort study of persons with type 1 diabetes in the Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy (WESDR) who participated in a 32-year follow-up examination in 2012-2014...
March 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285750/nerve-damage-in-young-patients-with-leprosy-diagnosed-in-an-endemic-area-of-the-brazilian-amazon-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Sabrina Sampaio Bandeira, Carla Avelar Pires, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma
OBJECTIVE: To describe nerve damage and its association with clinical and epidemiologic characteristics in young patients with leprosy diagnosed in an endemic area of the Brazilian Amazon. STUDY DESIGN: All 45 patients with leprosy younger than 15 years of age and diagnosed at a health referral unit in northern Brazil were invited to participate in a cross-sectional, descriptive, analytical study. Subjects were submitted to a templated simple neurologic examination of the peripheral nerves and answered a structured questionnaire...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285593/the-enzootic-life-cycle-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-and-tick-borne-rickettsiae-an-epidemiological-study-on-wild-living-small-mammals-and-their-ticks-from-saxony-germany
#20
Anna Obiegala, Nina Król, Carolin Oltersdorf, Julian Nader, Martin Pfeffer
BACKGROUND: Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) and rickettsiae of the spotted fever group are zoonotic tick-borne pathogens. While small mammals are confirmed reservoirs for certain Borrelia spp., little is known about the reservoirs for tick-borne rickettsiae. Between 2012 and 2014, ticks were collected from the vegetation and small mammals which were trapped in Saxony, Germany. DNA extracted from ticks and the small mammals' skin was analyzed for the presence of Rickettsia spp. and B...
March 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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