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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784178/unusual-ocular-presentation-in-a-patient-with-lichen-planus
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Samir S Shoughy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782308/activation-of-herpes-simplex-infection-after-tattoo
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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/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
#3
Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782303/clindamycin-induced-maculopapular-exanthema-with-preferential-involvement-of-striae-distensae-a-koebner-phenomenon
#4
Benigno Monteagudo, Miguel Cabanillas, Pilar Iriarte, Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Elvira León-Muinos, Daniel González-Vilas, Óscar Suárez-Amor
Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). A 47-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for pruritic cutaneous lesions which had started 6 days earlier...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772037/a-review-of-fabry-disease
#5
A Cinats, E Heck
The class of medications known as Janus kinase inhibitors block cytokine-mediated signaling via the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway, which plays an important role in immunoregulation and normal cell growth. This class includes the drugs tofacitinib, approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and ruxolitinib, approved for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia rubra vera. The most common adverse events (AEs) reported in patients taking tofacitinib are infections, whereas the most common AEs in patients taking ruxolitinib are anemia and thrombocytopenia...
May 2018: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771216/mindfulness-based-cognitive-hypnotherapy-and-skin-disorders
#6
Philip D Shenefelt
Mindfulness-based cognitive hypnotherapy integrates mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and hypnotherapy to improve physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual aspects of skin disorders. Meditation, including mindfulness meditation, and hypnosis both utilize trance phenomena to help produce focalization and specific improvements in skin disorders through psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunologic mechanisms. Hypnosis, cognitive hypnotherapy, focused meditation, and mindfulness meditation are discussed with respect to improving various skin disorders including acne, acne excoriée, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythema nodosum, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, prurigo nodularis, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo...
July 2018: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769782/graft-versus-host-disease-presenting-as-fibrosing-alopecia-in-a-pattern-distribution-a-model-for-pathophysiological-understanding-of-cicatricial-pattern-hair-loss
#7
Hudson Dutra Rezende, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias, Ralph Michel Trüeb
A case of cutaneous graft versus host disease (GvHD) presenting as fibrosing alopecia in a pattern distribution (FAPD) is discussed, possibly providing a mechanistic model for a better understanding of the pathogenic events underlying cicatricial pattern hair loss. The implication of a follicular inflammation and fibrosis associated with patterned hair loss has emerged from several independent studies. Eventually, Zinkernagel and Trüeb reported a peculiar type of cicatricial pattern hair loss with histopathological features consistent with lichen planopilaris (LPP) associated with androgenetic alopecia (AGA)...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768073/an-open-label-non-randomized-prospective-pilot-study-of-the-efficacy-of-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-in-management-of-facial-lichen-planus-pigmentosus
#8
Dr Swapnil Deepak Shah, Dr Sanjeev Aurangabadkar, Dr Balkrishna Nikam
Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is a cosmetically disfiguring condition. Many treatment options are available which are effective in halting the progression of the disease. The treatment of persistent pigmentation is still a challenge. We describe the use of Q-switched Nd-YAG laser in 13 patients with stable LPP using a standard protocol. Most of our patients showed complete to near-complete resolution of pigment without much complications.
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760823/comment-on-xerostomia-and-salivary-gland-hypofunction-in-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus-before-and-after-treatment-with-topical-corticosteroids
#9
Mahdieh-Sadat Moosavi, Hoda Barati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754454/heparinoid-suppresses-der-p-induced-il-1%C3%AE-production-by-inhibiting-erk-and-p38-mapk-pathways-in-keratinocytes
#10
Ryo Utsunomiya, Xiuju Dai, Masamoto Murakami, Hidenori Okazaki, Teruko Tsuda, Hideki Mori, Ken Shiraishi, Mikiko Tohyama, Koji Sayama
Epidermal keratinocytes initiate skin inflammation by activating immune cells. The skin barrier is disrupted in atopic dermatitis (AD) and epidermal keratinocytes can be exposed to environmental stimuli, such as house dust mite (HDM) allergens. We showed previously that HDM allergens activate the NLRP3 inflammasome of keratinocytes, thereby releasing pro-inflammatory cytokines. Heparinoid is an effective moisturizer for atopic dry skin. However, a recent report showed that heparinoid treatment can improve inflammation of lichen planus...
May 13, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753458/gastric-parietal-cell-and-thyroid-autoantibodies-in-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis-patients-with-concomitant-oral-lichen-planus
#11
Yang-Che Wu, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Yi-Ping Wang, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Hsin-Ming Chen, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA), thyroglobulin antibody (TGA), and thyroid microsomal antibody (TMA) have not yet been reported in recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) patients with concomitant oral lichen planus (OLP/RAS patients). This study mainly assessed the frequencies of serum GPCA, TGA, and TMA (GPCA/TGA/TMA) positivities in 44 OLP/RAS patients. METHODS: The frequencies of serum GPCA/TGA/TMA positivities in 44 OLP/RAS patients, OLP/RAS patients of four different subgroups, 520 RAS patients, and 352 healthy control subjects were calculated and compared...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744205/serum-cytokine-profile-and-clinicopathological-findings-in-oral-lichen-planus-oral-lichenoid-lesions-and-stomatitis
#12
Kristine Roen Larsen, Jeanne Duus Johansen, Jesper Reibel, Claus Zachariae, Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen
The objective of this study was to examine if clinical and histopathological variables in patients with oral lichen planus (OLP), oral lichenoid lesions (OLL), and generalized stomatitis display different cytokine profiles and if concomitant contact allergy influences this profile. Forty-nine patients and 29 healthy age- and gender-matched subjects were included. Demographic and clinical data immunohistochemical findings in mucosal specimens, results of contact allergy testing, and serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α, interferon-γ, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, IL-12p40, and IL-12p70 were analyzed and compared between groups...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738106/rate-of-malignant-transformation-of-oral-lichen-planus-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Michele Giuliani, Giuseppe Troiano, Massimo Cordaro, Massimo Corsalini, Gioele Gioco, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Pamela Pignatelli, Carlo Lajolo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to systematically review the literature to determine: 1) the malignant transformation rate (TR) of Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) and its risk factors; 2) whether or not Oral Lichenoid Lesions (OLL) have a different malignant TR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science were used as search engines: only observational, full-length, English language studies were investigated. PRISMA protocol was used to evaluate and present results...
May 8, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732029/validity-and-reliability-of-the-persian-version-of-the-chronic-oral-mucosal-diseases-questionnaire
#14
Atena Shirzad, Ali Bijani, Mahsa Mehryari, Mina Motallebnejad, Saman Mohsenitavakoli
Background: Chronic oral mucosal disease q uestionnaire (COMDQ) is used to evaluate the quality of life in patients with chronic conditions of the oral mucosa. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Persian version of this questionnaire. Methods: A total of 135 subjects were selected in two groups; group 1 consisted of 95 patients with chronic oral mucosal conditions, including recurrent aphthous stomatitis, oral lichen planus and pemphigus and mucous membrane pemphigoid and group 2 consisted of 40 patients with other oral diseases...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731815/oral-lichen-planus-and-malignant-transformation-the-role-of-p16-ki-67-bub-3-and-sox4-in-assessing-precancerous-potential
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Eduardo Augusto Rosa, Aura Maria Hurtado-Puerto, Denise Pinheiro Falcão, Aline Patricia Brietzke, Luiz Eduardo De Almeida Prado Franceschi, Florlorêncio Figueiredo Cavalcanti Neto, Valdenize Tiziane, Fabiana Pirani Carneiro, Evelyn Mikaela Kogawa, Heitor Moreno, Rivadávio Fernandes Batista Amorim
The association of oral lichen planus (OLP) lesions with malignant transformation risk has remained a controversial topic and is of clinical importance. Therefore, the present study evaluated the expression levels of p16, Ki-67, budding uninhibited by benzimidazoles 3 (Bub-3) and sex-determining region Y-related high mobility group box 4 (SOX4), and their roles as precancerous biomarkers in OLP. A retrospective study was performed, in which tissue blocks of OLP, oral dysplasia (OD), cutaneous lichen planus (CLP) and oral fibrous hyperplasia (OFH) were used (n=120)...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731693/interleukin-6-levels-in-the-serum-and-saliva-of-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus-compared-with-healthy-controls-a-meta-analysis-study
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REVIEW
Hamid Reza Mozaffari, Roohollah Sharifi, Masoud Sadeghi
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a cytokine that contributes to the pathogenesis of oral lichen planus (OLP). The aim of this meta-analysis study is the evaluation of IL-6 levels in the serum and saliva of patients with OLP compared with healthy controls. We searched the studies in 5 databases: PubMed/Medline, Scopus, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library, from 1983 to Oct 31, 2016. Eleven studies were analysed for the meta-analysis study. The reviewers independently evaluated the quality of each included study using the Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale (NOS)...
2018: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728859/up-regulation-of-hmgb1-and-tlr4-in-skin-lesions-of-lichen-planus
#17
Gabriel Costa de Carvalho, Fabiana Yasumoto Araujo Hirata, Rosana Domingues, Cristina Adelaide Figueiredo, Mariana Colombini Zaniboni, Naiura Vieira Pereira, Mirian Nacagami Sotto, Valéria Aoki, Alberto José da Silva Duarte, Maria Notomi Sato
Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic, mucocutaneous inflammatory disease of an unknown aetiology. The disease has been associated with certain viruses, and the factors such as DAMPs (damage-associated molecular patterns) and PAMPs (pathogen-associated molecular patterns) may also contribute to the inflammatory response in LP. HMGB1 (high mobility group box 1 protein) is one of the major DAMPs that induces inflammation and could trigger LP disease. The present study was aimed to examine TLR4, RAGE and HMGB1 production in epidermis or dermis by immunohistochemistry and the respective expression of these targets in the skin lesions of patients with LP...
May 4, 2018: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725605/hepatitis-c-infection-and-periodontal-disease-is-there-a-common-immunological-link
#18
REVIEW
Dorin Nicolae Gheorghe, Liliana Foia, Vasilica Toma, Amelia Surdu, Elena Herascu, Dora Maria Popescu, Petra Surlin, Cristin Constantin Vere, Ion Rogoveanu
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections could have an important impact on the oral health status of patients, favoring conditions such as periodontal disease and oral cancer. The review of the existing scientific literature written in English was performed, searching for oral and periodontal manifestations of HCV infection and its impact on the oral fluids. HCV infection can determine direct extrahepatic manifestations at the oral and periodontal level including oral lichen planus, Sjögren-like sialadenitis, and oral cancer...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724987/platelet-rich-plasma-prp-rinses-for-the-treatment-of-non-responding-oral-lichen-planus-a-case-report
#19
Elisabetta Merigo, Aldo Oppici, Anna Parlatore, Luigi Cella, Fabio Clini, Matteo Fontana, Carlo Fornaini
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been proposed for different applications in the medical field and in maxillofacial surgery thanks to its many growth factors, such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), and keratinocyte growth factor (KGF). Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a disease that affects the oral mucosa in a chronic way. This disease frequently worsens the quality of life of patients, particularly when clinical manifestations are of the erythematous or erosive/ulcerative type. The properties of PRP that are supported by scientific literature in both oral medicine and other medical fields have suggested the introduction of PRP in clinical practice for the medical treatment of different soft tissues diseases, such as when OLP patients do not respond to conventional therapies, or when conventional treatments have some contraindications or side effects...
February 6, 2018: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697423/using-stratum-corneum-thickness-and-configuration-to-distinguish-lichenoid-dermatoses
#20
Amanda F Marsch
BACKGROUND: Clues in the stratum corneum (SC) can aide in histopathologic diagnosis of many conditions. OBJECTIVE: To determine if SC configuration and thickness could help differentiate the lichenoid dermatoses. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed. A total of 305 cases (55 lichenoid keratosis, 51 lichen planus, 7 hypertrophic lichen planus, 40 lichenoid drug eruption, 19 lichenoid graft-vs.-host disease, 14 hypertrophic lupus, 46 lichenoid actinic keratosis, 73 lentigo maligna) fulfilled the selection criteria...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
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