Vasculitis and Related Disorders

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: A Clinicopathological Study of Eight Cases Introduction.—A rare chronic skin disease characterized by persistent red-purple to yellow papules, plaques, and nodules, erythema elevatum diutinum affects the acral…

Collagen Vascular Disorders

Endogenous Retroviral Sequences in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Autoimmune Disease Purpose.—By transcribing viral RNA into DNA, retroviruses reverse the normal direction of genetic information. Retrovirus infection is generally associated with…

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanoma

Community Perceptions About the Important Signs of Early Melanoma Background.—The early detection of melanoma often relies on patients becoming concerned about a particular pigmented lesion. It is unclear what specific…

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Trends in Sun Exposure Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors: 1986 to 1996 Introduction.—The national Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention program of the American Academy of Dermatology was implemented in response to…

Acne and Related Disorders

Predictors of Severity of Acne Vulgaris in Young Adolescent Girls: Results of a Five-Year Longitudinal Study Background.—Despite the prevalence and physical and psychological effects of acne vulgaris, little is known…

Viral Infections (Excluding HIV Infection)

Herpes Simplex Virus-associated Erythema Multiforme in Prepubertal Children Purpose.—Erythema multiforme (EM) is a condition characterized by the sudden appearance of round red papules, some of which develop into target lesions….

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Clinical Significance of Eosinophilia in HIV-infected Individuals Introduction.—Eosinophilia is a common finding in patients with AIDS. However, there is no research linking this eosinophilia to specific causes, such as parasitic…

Fungal Infections

A New Medium for the Presumptive Identification of Dermatophytes Objective.—Dermatophyte test medium (DTM) was developed for simple, quick identification of dermatophytes. However, like other commercially marketed media, DTM has problems…

Miscellaneous Topics

Patients’ Opinions Regarding Direct Access to Dermatologic Specialty Care Introduction.—The premise of HMOs and preferred provider organizations is that care delivered by generalists instead of physician specialists is one means…

Laser and Cosmetic Surgery

Histologic Effects of the High-Energy Pulsed C02 Laser on Photoaged Facial Skin Objective.—There is a dearth of information about the histologic effects of pulsed laser resurfacing of photoaged skin. The histologic…

Adverse Drug Reactions

Comparative Percutaneous Absorption of Lindane and Permethrin Introduction.—Lindane has been the standard treatment for scabies since its introduction in 1948, but the drug’s potential for neurotoxic effects when misused or…

Dermatologic Surgery

Antimicrobial Effects of Lidocaine, Bicarbonate, and Epinephrine Background.—Local anesthetic agents have antibacterial properties. The antimicrobial effects of lidocaine, bicarbonate, and epinephrine on pathogens commonly seen in immunocompromised patients were examined….

Genodermatoses

Usefulness of Screening Investigations in Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Study of 152 Patients Background.—Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), one of the most com-mon autosomal dominant disorders, is characterized by multiple brown…

Lymphoproliferative Disorders

Lymphomatoid Papulosis in Children Introduction.—Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) is a continuing, self-healing eruption characterized by a benign clinical course and malignant histology. The initial lesions are small papules that progress to…

Pigmentary Disorders

Treatment of Vitiligo With UV-B Radiation vs Topical Psoralen Plus UV-A Background.—Recent reports have described the use of ultraviolet (UV) lamps with a peak emission of approximately 311 nm for…

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Renal-transplant Recipients: Experience at the Catholic University in Rome, 1988-1996 Introduction.—The main cause of increased incidence of malignancies in organ transplant recipients is immunosuppressive therapy. Posttransplant Kaposi’s…

Hair Disorders

Different Levels of 5α-Reductase Type I and II, Aromatase, and Androgen Receptor in Hair Follicles of Women and Men With Androgenetic Alopecia Objective.—An increase in the production of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT)…

Bullous Disorders

Diagnostic Value of Indirect Immunofluorescence on Sodium Chloride- Split Skin in Differential Diagnosis of Subepidermal Autoimmune Bul-lous Dermatoses Introduction.—Serum samples from a group of patients with subepidermal autoimmune bullous dermatoses…