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2017Jan
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Jan 12. Epub 2017 Jan 12.
Dermatology department, Farhat Hached University Hospital of Sousse, Tunisia.

Beetle (coleoptera) is the largest insect order colonizing all continents 1-2. Most of the beetles synthesize hemolymph containing several chemicals used as signals or defensive secretions against predators 2. Coleoptera body fluids can accidentally come into contact with humans' skin and induce dermatitis. Read More

Skin contact with the beetles commonly causes blistering skin eruption 3. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

The replacement of animal use in testing for regulatory classification of skin sensitizers is a priority for US federal agencies that use data from such testing. Machine learning models that classify substances as sensitizers or non-sensitizers without using animal data have been developed and evaluated. Because some regulatory agencies require that sensitizers be further classified into potency categories, we developed statistical models to predict skin sensitization potency for murine local lymph node assay (LLNA) and human outcomes. Read More

Input variables for our models included six physicochemical properties and data from three non-animal test methods: direct peptide reactivity assay; human cell line activation test; and KeratinoSens™ assay. Models were built to predict three potency categories using four machine learning approaches and were validated using external test sets and leave-one-out cross-validation. A one-tiered strategy modeled all three categories of response together while a two-tiered strategy modeled sensitizer/non-sensitizer responses and then classified the sensitizers as strong or weak sensitizers. The two-tiered model using the support vector machine with all assay and physicochemical data inputs provided the best performance, yielding accuracy of 88% for prediction of LLNA outcomes (120 substances) and 81% for prediction of human test outcomes (87 substances). The best one-tiered model predicted LLNA outcomes with 78% accuracy and human outcomes with 75% accuracy. By comparison, the LLNA predicts human potency categories with 69% accuracy (60 of 87 substances correctly categorized). These results suggest that computational models using non-animal methods may provide valuable information for assessing skin sensitization potency. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

2017Jan
Actas Dermosifiliogr
Actas Dermosifiliogr 2017 Jan 4. Epub 2017 Jan 4.
Grupo de Investigación Dermatológica (GRID), Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.

To date, no formal study has been published regarding how Colombian patients with skin disorders could be affected according to their perception of disease.
To determine the impact in quality of life of skin diseases in a Colombian population.
This multicenter study included patients with skin disease from almost the whole country. Read More

Individuals >18 years old; of any gender; with any skin disease and who signed informed consent, were included. We applied the Colombian validated version of the Skindex-29 instrument.
A total of 1896 questionnaires had sufficient information for the analyses. No significant differences in sociodemographic characteristics of patients who returned the questionnaire incomplete vs. complete, were found. Participants mean age was 41.5 years. There were no statistical differences in men vs. women regarding the global (p=0.37), symptoms (p=0.71) and emotions (p=0.32) domains, whereas statistical differences were found in the function domain (p=0.04; Mann-Whitney U test). Psoriasis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, hair disorders, Hansen's disease, scars, hyperhidrosis and genital human papillomavirus disease scored the highest.
Skindex-29 score variability as a result of differences in the location of the skin lesions, their inflammatory or non-inflammatory nature, and the start of therapy.
Even the most localized or asymptomatic skin lesion in our population leads to a disruption at some level of patient's wellness. This study adds well supported scientific data of the burden of skin diseases worldwide.

2017Jan
Am J Clin Dermatol
Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Jan 6. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
Department of Dermatology, University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, 6655 Travis St, Ste 980, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
2017Jan
Methods Mol. Biol.
Methods Mol Biol 2017 ;1559:53-62
Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin-Kawahara, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Contact hypersensitivity (CHS) is the most basic murine model for type IV hypersensitivity. This dermatitis model is mediated by hapten-sensitized, skin-infiltrating T cells. Recent intravital imaging studies have demonstrated the dynamic migratory property of skin-infiltrating T cells and the orchestrated interaction of T cells with dermal dendritic cells. Read More

Multiphoton microscopy enables the direct, three-dimensional, and minimally invasive imaging of in vivo skin samples with high spatiotemporal resolution. Here, we describe a basic method for the intravital imaging of skin-infiltrating T cells in the DNFB-induced CHS response.

2017Jan
Sci Rep
Sci Rep 2017 Jan 6;7:39907. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan.

miRNAs are a class of noncoding RNA molecules that modulate gene expression after transcription. It is known that miRNAs are involved in various cellular processes of both normal and diseased skin. Recently, differential expressions of miRNAs have been reported and associated with several immunologic and inflammatory disorders, which indicate a common role in fundamental biologic processes. Read More


To collect and review data from the literature on involvement of miRNA in inflammatory skin disorders.
A bibliographic search of scientific literature was carried out independently by two researchers in scientific data bases and search engines. The MeSH terms used were the following: "microRNAs" combined with "skin," "dermatitis," "urticaria," "eczema," "hypersensitivity." All research articles from inception until April 2016 were considered.
A total of 11 research articles on the study of miRNAs in inflammatory skin disorders (atopic dermatitis, delayed-type hypersensitivity, eczema, toxic epidermal necrolysis) were identified. All the studies confirmed the main role of endogenous noncoding RNAs in diseases such as atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, eczema, and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
The miRNAs seem to influence regulatory mechanisms of inflammation in both inducing and contrasting acute and chronic skin inflammation. They also seem to be useful instruments in identifying and staging diseases such as dermatitis and other inflammatory skin diseases. Also, the potential application of miRNAs in genetic therapies demonstrated its efficacy on animal models.

2017Jan
Int J Occup Environ Med
Int J Occup Environ Med 2017 Jan;8(1):63-64
Architecture and Urbanism Research Center, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran.
2016Nov
J Clin Diagn Res
J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Nov 1;10(11):WC04-WC07. Epub 2016 Nov 1.
Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences , Pondicherry, India .

Allergic contact dermatitis is an important cause of hand eczema. Patch testing is the only investigation available to prove the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis. Exposures to allergens differ according to geographical, occupational, economic and social factors. Read More

Accordingly, patterns of allergic contact dermatitis differ in different parts of the world and different regions of the same country.
To study the causes of allergic contact dermatitis in adult patients with hand eczema with the help of patch testing.
This was a cross-sectional study involving 54 hand eczema patients conducted between October 2013 and June 2015, at a tertiary care centre in Southern India. After a detailed history including history of occupational exposure and detailed examination, patch test was done on these patients with Indian standard series. The patches were removed after 48 hours. Another reading was taken after 72 hours. The readings were interpreted according to International Contact Dermatitis Research Group criteria and noted down. The data were summarized using mean and standard deviation for continuous variables and percentages for categorical and dichotomous variables. The test of association was done with Fisher's-exact test.
Hyperkeratotic hand eczema was the commonest morphological type (29%), followed by discoid eczema. Pompholyx was significantly more common among patients with history of atopy. A total of 20 patients (37%) showed patch test positivity to a total of 25 allergens. Nickel was the most common allergen (11.11%) followed by para-phenylenediamine (PPD) (7.4%). Nickel (6 patients) and cobalt (3 patients) were the common allergens among women, while potassium dichromate (3 patients) and parthenium (2 patients) were the common allergens among men. Potassium dichromate allergy was significantly more common among masons and PPD allergy was significantly more common among hair dye users. Discoid pattern of hand eczema was common among patients with allergy to potassium dichromate.
Majority of the cases of hand eczema are not due to allergic contact dermatitis. History of atopy is common among patients with pompholyx. Allergic contact dermatitis due to nickel remains a common cause of hand eczema.

2016Dec
Contact Derm.
Contact Dermatitis 2016 Dec 28. Epub 2016 Dec 28.
Department of Dermatology, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, LS7 4SA, UK.

Rubber additives constitute an important group of contact allergens, particularly in certain occupations.
To collect information regarding the current practice of using a 'rubber series' in Europe, and discuss this against the background of evidence concerning the prevalence of allergy in order to derive a recommendation for a 'European rubber series'.
The following were performed: (i) a survey targeting all members of the COST action 'StanDerm' consortium, (ii) analysis of rubber contact allergy data in the database of the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies, and (iii) a literature review. Read More


Information from 13 countries was available, from one or several departments of dermatology, and occasionally occupational health. Apart from some substances tested only in single departments, a broad overlap regarding important allergens was evident, but considerable variation existed between departments.
An up-to-date 'European rubber series' is recommended, with the exclusion of substances only of historical concern. A 'supplementary rubber series' containing allergens of less proven importance, requiring further analysis, is recommended for departments specializing in occupational contact allergy. These should be continually updated as new evidence emerges.