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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786144/self-initiated-use-of-topical-cannabidiol-oil-for-epidermolysis-bullosa
#1
Malcolm P Chelliah, Zachary Zinn, Phoung Khuu, Joyce M C Teng
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare blistering skin disorder that is challenging to manage because skin fragility and repeated wound healing cause itching, pain, limited mobility, and recurrent infections. Cannabidiol, an active cannabinoid found in cannabis, is postulated to have antiinflammatory and analgesic effects. We report 3 cases of self-initiated topical cannabidiol use in patients with epidermolysis bullosa in an observational study. One patient was weaned completely off oral opioid analgesics. All 3 reported faster wound healing, less blistering, and amelioration of pain with cannabidiol use...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782437/skin-injuries-and-chlorhexidine-gluconate-based-antisepsis-in-early-premature-infants-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Valentina Vanzi, Rosanna Pitaro
Early premature infants are subjected to many invasive procedures in neonatal intensive care units, and effective skin antisepsis is an essential step in caring for these vulnerable patients. Nevertheless, preterm infants have an anatomically and physiologically immature skin and preserving their skin integrity is essential to avoid the risk of local and systemic complications. Skin particularities of newborns reduce the list of available antiseptics in neonatology. Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has excellent antiseptic properties and its antimicrobial efficacy cannot be understated, but there is great concern about its use for premature infants, referring to the risk of development skin injuries, such as skin erythema, burns, and blisters...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782308/activation-of-herpes-simplex-infection-after-tattoo
#3
Antigona Begolli Gerqari, Mybera Ferizi, Merita Kotori, Aferdita Daka, Syzana Hapciu, Ilir Begolli, Mirije Begolli, Idriz Gerqari
Tattooing is a procedure where ink is applied to an area of the skin, mostly intraepidermally (1). This procedure is carried out mainly for aesthetic purposes. Lately, it has been used as a corrective medical procedure following amputation of mammilla. The procedure is aggressive (2), and the fact that skin is punctured many times with the same needle which cannot be fully sterilized may cause infection of the treated area with bacterial, fungal, or viral agents that may lead to health consequences manifesting in the form of verrucae vulgaris, molluscum contagiosum, and herpes simplex...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782306/urticarial-lesions-in-a-pregnant-woman
#4
Sergio Santos-Alarcón, Cesar Benavente-Villegas, Isabel García-Briz, Magdalena Moneva-Léniz, Celia Sanchis-Sánchez, Almudena Mateu-Puchades
Dear Editor, Gestational pemphigoid (GP) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis in pregnancy. GP usually occurs during the second or third month of pregnancy. It clinically manifests as the development of either early-onset urticarial lesions or late-onset subepidermal blisters that may linger for weeks or even months. Herein we report the case of a 45-year-old woman with the distinctive clinical onset of GP. A forty-five-year-old woman, gravida I, para 0, at 27 weeks gestation, was referred for evaluation to our Department with an extensive pruritic eruption that had developed over the previous 7 days...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777447/integra-%C3%A2-dermal-regeneration-template-and-split-thickness-skin-grafting-a-therapy-approach-to-correct-aplasia-cutis-congenita-and-epidermolysis-bullosa-in-carmi-syndrome
#5
Julian Trah, Christina Has, Ingrid Hausser, Heinz Kutzner, Konrad Reinshagen, Ingo Königs
The association of junctional epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric atresia (JEB-PA) and aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) was described by El Shafie et al. (J Pediatr Surg 14(4):446-449, 1979) and Carmi et al. (Am J Med Genet 11:319-328, 1982). Most patients die in the first weeks of life, and no curative treatment options are available so far. We describe a patient with JEB-PA and ACC (OMIM # 226730) who was treated for extensive areas of ACC by Integra® -Dermal Regeneration Template and split-thickness skin grafting (STSG)...
May 18, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770226/massive-haemorrhagic-blister-formation-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
#6
Aadhar Sharma, Padmanabhan Subramanian, Sunil Shah, Mohan Remani, Muhammad Shahid
Skin blistering following trauma is not uncommon; however, large haemorrhagic bullous blisters following total knee arthroplasty is relatively rare and not widely documented in the literature.
May 2018: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763476/drug-induced-linear-iga-bullous-dermatosis-in-a-patient-with-a-vancomycin-impregnated-cement-spacer
#7
Kelsie Riemenschneider, Daren A Diiorio, John A Zic, Matthew R Livingood, Jo-David Fine, Jennifer G Powers, Jeffrey P Zwerner, Eric Tkaczyk
Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is an autoimmune blistering rash caused by IgA autoantibodies against the epidermal basement membrane zone. It commonly is drug induced, often in association with systemic vancomycin. We report a case of a previously healthy 77-year-old man who developed a diffuse macular rash and hemorrhagic bullae on the left leg 10 days after placement of a vancomycin-impregnated cement spacer (VICS) during a revision knee arthroplasty and initiation of postoperative treatment with intravenous (IV) vancomycin...
April 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756688/localized-genital-bullous-pemphigoid
#8
S J Mounsey, K Heelan, S Hughes, H Fawcett, C B Bunker
Genital bullous pemphigoid (GBP) is a rare localized subset of bullous pemphigoid (BP). BP is characterized by autoantibodies against hemidesmosomes, which are involved in the structural integrity of the epidermis, and this results in subepidermal blistering. Typically, GBP affects women and children. We report an adult male who presented with a scrotal rash and blisters that developed into erosions. Only two previous cases in men have been reported. Immunofluoresence and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of BP...
May 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755451/autoantibody-signaling-in-pemphigus-vulgaris-development-of-an-integrated-model
#9
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Thomas Sajda, Animesh A Sinha
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune skin blistering disease effecting both cutaneous and mucosal epithelia. Blister formation in PV is known to result from the binding of autoantibodies (autoAbs) to keratinocyte antigens. The primary antigenic targets of pathogenic autoAbs are known to be desmoglein 3, and to a lesser extent, desmoglein 1, cadherin family proteins that partially comprise the desmosome, a protein structure responsible for maintaining cell adhesion, although additional autoAbs, whose role in blister formation is still unclear, are also known to be present in PV patients...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753472/investigating-the-properties-of-high-pressure-treated-reduced-sodium-low-moisture-part-skim-mozzarella-cheese-during-refrigerated-storage
#10
M Ozturk, S Govindasamy-Lucey, J J Jaeggi, M E Johnson, J A Lucey
We proposed that the performance and sensory properties of reduced-Na, low-moisture, part-skim (LMPS) Mozzarella cheese could be extended by the application of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) to cheese postmanufacture and thereby decrease microbial and enzymatic activity. Fermentation-produced camel chymosin was also used as a coagulant to help reduce proteolysis during storage. Average composition of the LMPS Mozzarella cheeses was 48.6 ± 0.6% moisture, 22.5 ± 0.4% fat, 24.5 ± 0.6% protein, and 1.0 ± 0...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752861/immunohistochemical-diagnosis-of-mucous-membrane-pemphigoid
#11
Iakov Shimanovich, Julia Marie Nitz, Mareike Witte, Detlef Zillikens, Christian Rose
BACKGROUND: Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is an autoimmune subepithelial blistering disease with predominant involvement of mucosal surfaces. It is usually diagnosed by direct immunofluorescence microscopy of frozen biopsies, demonstrating linear deposits of complement, IgG or IgA along the basement membrane. The aim of the present study was to investigate the utility of immunohistochemistry on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue biopsies for the diagnosis of MMP and to compare its sensitivity to that of direct immunofluorescence microscopy...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750336/relapse-of-porphyria-cutanea-tarda-after-treatment-with-phlebotomy-or-4-aminoquinoline-antimalarial-a-meta-analysis
#12
H Salameh, H Sarairah, M Rizwan, Y-F Kuo, K E Anderson, A K Singal
INTRODUCTION: Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), the most common human porphyria, due to hepatic deficiency of uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (UROD) activity, which is acquired in the presence of multiple susceptibility factors. PCT presents clinically with cutaneous blistering photosensitivity and is readily treatable with either repeated phlebotomy or 4-aminoquinoline antimalarial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of these quite different treatment approaches, especially on relapse rates after achieving remission...
May 11, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749120/multiple-anogenital-hemorrhagic-blisters-in-a-2-year-old-girl
#13
Júlia Vide, Catarina Moreira, Ana Nogueira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749071/a-polymorphous-rash-of-an-uncommon-blistering-disease
#14
C H Tan, L Y Kuan, Y K Heng, J Y Pan, S I Tee, Y L Lim, L S Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746360/laxative-induced-contact-dermatitis
#15
Jennifer E Melvin, Robert W Hickey
A 5-year-old female with Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy and a history of constipation presented to the emergency department with a new blistering buttocks rash, which was initially concerning for nonaccidental burn. Upon further investigation, it was found that Ex-Lax had been given to the patient for constipation. This had resulted in a bowel movement, which led to an irritant dermatitis. The patient was eventually diagnosed with senna-induced erosive diaper dermatitis. This case report highlights the importance of a thorough history and physical examination to prevent an unnecessary child abuse work-up...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745997/efficacy-of-human-placental-derived-stem-cells-in-collagen-vii-knockout-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-animal-model
#16
Yanling Liao, Larisa Ivanova, Rajarajeswari Sivalenka, Trevor Plumer, Hongwen Zhu, Xiaokui Zhang, Angela M Christiano, John A McGrath, Jodi P Gurney, Mitchell S Cairo
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a devastating inherited skin blistering disease caused by mutations in the COL7A1 gene that encodes type VII collagen (C7), a major structural component of anchoring fibrils at the dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ). We recently demonstrated that human cord blood-derived unrestricted somatic stem cells promote wound healing and ameliorate the blistering phenotype in a RDEB (col7a1-/- ) mouse model. Here, we demonstrate significant therapeutic effect of a further novel stem cell product in RDEB, that is, human placental-derived stem cells (HPDSCs), currently being used as human leukocyte antigen-independent donor cells with allogeneic umbilical cord blood stem cell transplantation in patients with malignant and nonmalignant diseases...
May 10, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738046/blisters-sores-and-scars-on-the-dorsal-hands-in-a-17-year-old-girl-a-quiz
#17
Anna Trier Brix, Anne Lindegaard Christensen, Anette Bygum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735493/recurrent-blistering-distal-dactylitis-due-to-staphylococcus-aureus-in-an-immunocompetent-elderly-woman
#18
Colin A Hinkamp, Nikhil H Shah, Neal Holland, Ashleigh Wright
An 86-year-old woman presented with marked blistering of her left index fingertip and ulceration of the left middle fingertip, with a 2-year history of recurrent blistering and ulceration of her fingers bilaterally. She denied any preceding finger trauma, although she reported frequent gardening. She denied systemic symptoms. Her medical history was significant for a 2-year history of atrial fibrillation on carvedilol, amiodarone and apixaban, and she was a lifetime non-smoker. On admission, she had elevated inflammatory markers but unremarkable autoantibodies...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731854/cantharidin-suppresses-cell-growth-and-migration-and-activates-autophagy-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#19
Yan-Peng Liu, Ling Li, Liang Xu, E-Nuo Dai, Wei-Da Chen
Cantharidin (CTD), a component of Mylabris (blister beetle), is a traditional Chinese medicine that exerts an anticancer effect in multiple types of cancer cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether CTD exhibited anti-metastatic and inhibitory cell proliferation effects against human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells, and the possible underlying mechanism by which this occurs. The results of the present study demonstrated that CTD arrested proliferation, suppressed invasion and migration and induced apoptosis in A549 cells in vitro ...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731587/suction-blister-epidermal-grafting-for-vitiligo-involving-angles-of-lip-experience-of-112-patients
#20
Bikash R Kar, Chinmoy Raj
Background: Lip vitiligo is usually resistant to medical modalities of treatment, and in all these cases, surgery offers a hope. Suction blister grafting (SBG) has been tried since long for lip vitiligo with high rate of success. There have been no long-term follow-up studies of patients with SBG at a difficult-to-treat site like angles of lip, which prompted us to conduct this study. Aims and Objectives: To assess the pigmentation rate and patient satisfaction of SBG on vitiligo involving angles of lip...
January 2018: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
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