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Giuseppe Micali, Peter Arne Gerber, Francesco Lacarrubba, Gregor Schäfer
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease that can present with a variety of cutaneous symptoms. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is a subtype characterized by flushing (transient erythema), persistent central facial erythema (background erythema), and telangiectasias. The severity of individual symptoms differs in each patient, which can complicate the selection of an appropriate treatment strategy. Evaluation of these specific symptoms has been greatly improved by the routine use of diagnostic tools such as (video) dermatoscopy...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
C Rosendahl
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October 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Satish Udare, Karishma Hemmady
A dermatoscope is an important tool in a dermatologist's armamentarium as it can eliminate the need for a biopsy in a wide array of conditions. Porokeratosis was described by Mibelli and Respighi in 1893, as a disorder of keratinization which on the basis of distribution patterns was described as five clinical variants that portrayed a coronoid lamella on histopathology. We describe a case of asymptomatic, long-standing palmar and plantar pits, which on dermatoscopy showed features suggestive of porokeratosis, which was later reconfirmed by histopathologic sections...
July 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Uwe Wollina, Pietro Nenoff, Gunter Haroske, Holger A Haenssle
BACKGROUND: Nail disorders can arise at any age. About half of all nail disorders are of infectious origin, 15% are due to inflammatory or metabolic conditions, and 5% are due to malignancies and pigment disturbances. The differential diagnosis of nail disorders is often an area of uncertainty. METHODS: This review is based on publications and guidelines retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, including Cochrane reviews, meta-analyses, and AWMF guidelines. RESULTS: Nail disorders are a common reason for derma - tologic consultation...
July 25, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
A Blum, M Oberhoff
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August 9, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
A Ankudowicz, E Król, A Dębska-Ślizień
BACKGROUND: Considering the increasing incidence of skin cancers in patients after renal transplantation, evaluation of skin condition in dialysis patients, from whom kidney transplant recipients are recruited, appears to be very important. Particular importance is attached to the identification of such dialysis patients in the population who require dermatologic care before qualifying for transplantation. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of skin diseases in the dialysis patient population...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Nicola di Meo, Giuseppe Stinco, Alessandro Gatti, Mattia Fadel, Silvia Vichi, Giusto Trevisan
Dear Editor, Apocrine hidradenoma is a rare benign adnexal tumor related to the more common poroma, as they both originate from sweat glands. Hidradenoma usually has an eccrine differentiation, but an apocrine differentiation is possible. Due to its rarity and non-specific clinical appearance it is difficult to differentiate it from other malignant cutaneous lesions. In this challenging task, dermatoscopy could be particularly helpful to better describe, recognize, and differentiate these lesions. Unfortunately, the literature offers only few dermatoscopic descriptions of this rare cutaneous neoplasm...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Maria Luiza Brandão, Cíntia Maria Oliveira Lima, Heloísa Helena Moura, Cleide Ishida, Gabriella Campos-do-Carmo, Tullia Cuzzi, Marcia Ramos-E-Silva
Cutaneous melanoma may in some instances be confused with seborrheic keratosis, which is a very common neoplasia, more often mistaken for actinic keratosis and verruca vulgaris. Melanoma may clinically resemble seborrheic keratosis and should be considered as its possible clinical simulator. We report a case of melanoma with dermatoscopic characteristics of seborrheic keratosis and emphasize the importance of the dermatoscopy algorithm in differentiating between a melanocytic and a non-melanocytic lesion, of the excisional biopsy for the establishment of the diagnosis of cutaneous tumors, and of the histopathologic examination in all surgically removed samples...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Fany Colson, Jorge E Arrese, Arjen F Nikkels
A 52-year-old White man presented with a dozen small, well-restricted, punctiform, asymptomatic, blue-gray macules on the left shoulder. A few months earlier, he had been treated with oral acyclovir for herpes zoster (HZ) affecting the left C7-C8 dermatomes. All the blue macules appeared over a short period of time and then remained stable. The patient had not experienced any previous trauma or had tattooing in this anatomical region. The clinical diagnosis suggested blue nevi. Dermatoscopy revealed small, well-limited, dark-blue, compact, homogeneous areas evoking dermal blue nevi...
May 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
Maria Rita Nasca, Francesco Lacarrubba, Rosario Caltabiano, Anna Elisa Verzì, Giuseppe Micali
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare congenital inherited elastolytic disorder that has sometimes been observed in association with transepidermal elimination of altered and calcified elastic fibers resulting in elastosis perforans serpiginosa-like changes. In this case, histopathology is usually performed to rule out other conditions. The case of a 38-year-old woman with two slowly enlarging asymptomatic plaques occurring on the neck and surrounded by coalescing yellowish papules with a typical cobblestone appearance, evaluated by polarized light dermatoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy with histopathologic correlations, is described...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Archana Singal, Deepashree Daulatabad, Deepika Pandhi, V K Arora
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer worldwide. Surgical excision is considered to be the primary therapeutic modality wherever possible. For inoperable cases, 5% imiquimod seems to be a good alternative. We present two cases of nodular pigmented BCCs on the face in elderly women successfully treated with 5% imiquimod cream application resulting in complete clinical clearance of lesion as well as on histology and dermatoscopy. There was no recurrence of the lesion on 2 years follow-up for the first and 1...
April 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
A-K Dumke, M Gina, S Goetze, S Schliemann, P Elsner
Pigmentary nail changes may have a variety of causes, e. g., chronic inflammation, and occur more often in patients of African descent compared to Caucasians. Subungual malignant melanoma is the most important differential diagnosis and must be ruled out in any case. Dermatoscopy might be helpful. If no biopsy is taken, clinical follow-ups are necessary at short intervals. In case of chronic paronychia, optimization of occupational skin protection measures may contribute to the healing process.
July 6, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Raul Cabrera, Susana Puig, Jorge Larrondo, Alex Castro, Karen Valenzuela, Natalia Sabatini
The face has not been considered a common site of fixed drug eruption, and the authors lack dermatoscopic studies of this condition on the subject. The authors sought to characterize clinical and dermatoscopic features of 8 cases of an eruptive facial postinflammatory lentigo. The authors conducted a retrospective review of 8 cases with similar clinical and dermatoscopic findings seen from 2 medical centers in 2 countries during 2010-2014. A total of 8 patients (2 males and 6 females) with ages that ranged from 34 to 62 years (mean: 48) presented an abrupt onset of a single facial brown-pink macule, generally asymmetrical, with an average size of 1...
June 29, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Giuseppe Micali, Francesco Lacarrubba, Anna Elisa Verzì, Olivier Chosidow, Robert A Schwartz
Scabies is a common, highly contagious skin parasitosis caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. Early identification and prompt treatment of infested subjects is essential, as missed diagnosis may result in outbreaks, considerable morbidity, and significantly increased economic burden. The standard diagnostic technique consists of mites' identification by microscopic examination of scales obtained by skin scraping. This is a time-consuming and risk-associated procedure that is also not suitable to a busy practice...
June 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Bengu Nisa Akay, Aysenur Maden, Oguzhan Kocak, Seher Bostanci, Ayşe Boyvat, Pelin Kocyigit, Aylin Okcu Heper
Bowen's disease (BD) is an in situ form of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), often occurring in the chronically UV-damaged skin of elderly people. The risk of progression of BD to invasive SCC varies between 3% and 5%, and one-third of invasive tumors may metastasize. Herein we discuss the dermatoscopic findings of a case of giant Bowen's disease, which progressed to poorly differentiated invasive SCC.
April 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Silviu Adrian Marinescu, Alin LaurenŢiu Tatu, Ioana Ruxandra Mihai, Carmen Giuglea
Dermatofibromas are benign fibrohistiocytic tumors that involve the dermis. They have often a polymorphous clinical aspect, being frequently confused with other lesions varying from vascular tumors to melanoma. An important tool in diagnosis is represented by dermoscopy, which facilitates the recognition of dermatofibromas' characteristic structures such as central white patch and peripheral pigment network. Although dermatofibromas are often solitary lesions, we report the case of a woman who presented two fibrohistiocytary masses, involving the calf and the thigh, the last one with an atypical aspect leading to the confusion with a malignant tumor...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Pragya Ashok Nair, Rahulkrishna S Kota, Shailee Gandhi, Rochit R Singhal
Pili multigemini and circle hairs (CHs) both are hair shaft deformities. Being asymptomatic and benign they are often under-reported in medical science. Till now, literature showed the involvement of only males. CHs are seen in obese individuals with sedentary lifestyle and pili multigemini is seen in adults over beard and children over scalp. Cosmetic concern in a young female with asymptomatic hyperpigmented papular lesions brought her to dermatology clinic. Apart from histopathology, dermatoscopy is a noninvasive technique that can be utilized for the evaluation of various hair disorders, especially like this...
January 2016: International Journal of Trichology
Robabeh Abedini, Kambiz Kamyab Hesari, Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Mahshid Sadat Ansari, Hamid Reza Tohidinik, Mahsa Ansari
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the validity of dermatoscopy in primary cicatricial alopecias (PCAs) and its subtypes, including lichen planopilaris and discoid lupus erythematosus. Trichoscopic features of PCAs, their prevalence, and validity were evaluated in this study. METHODS: One hundred patients with PCA underwent dermatoscopy. Biopsy specimens were obtained after the site was marked with a dermatoscope. The control group comprised 100 patients with non-cicatricial alopecia and 100 normal individuals...
October 2016: International Journal of Dermatology
C A De Salins, E Brenaut, L Misery, A M Roguedas-Contios
BACKGROUND: Improving patient satisfaction may lead to better adherence with treatment and consequently to better clinical outcomes for skin diseases. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine factors influencing patient satisfaction in consultations with dermatologists. METHODS: All patients presenting to the secretariat for a medical consultation received a one-page anonymous questionnaire to fill at the end of the consultation...
March 30, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Bogusław Antoszewski, Marta Fijałkowska, Piotr Stabryła, Anna Kasielska-Trojan
UNLABELLED: The aim of the study was to examine the utility of dermatoscopy in plastic surgeons' practice in pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions management. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The examined group consisted of 68 patients with 132 lesions (50 women and 18 men) aged from 12 to 75 years (the mean: 47.2 years ± 16.9 years), who underwent dermatoscopy. Dermatoscopic photographs were analysed according to the ABCD and 7-point scales and then, a further treatment (surgical excision, electro resection or regular follow-up and observations) was planned...
December 2015: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
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