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From the History of the Croatian Dermatovenereological Society - The Croatian Medical Association and an Overview of Important Information Regarding the Journal Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica.

Authors:
Ivan Dobrić

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):344-348

Ivan Dobrić, Retired Professor of dermatovenereology School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Croatia and School of Medicine University of Osijek, Croatia.

Everything included in this overview is a list of facts without analyses, which makes this a purely factual overview. The circumstances of the preparation for the foundation of the Croatian Dermatovenereological Society - the Croatian Medical Association (hereafter CDS-CMA) and the journal Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica (hereafter ADC) Geopolitical changes in former Yugoslavia following 1990 and the Homeland War (1991-1995) led to new circumstances in almost all areas of social activity and the need for a restructuring and further development of professional physicians associations in our Homeland. In such new conditions, it was necessary to appropriately organize the professional work of our dermatovenerologists with the aim of founding and maintaining their professional ties to each other and to our colleagues abroad. Read More

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December 2018
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Microsatellite Instability Predicts Response to Anti-PD1 Immunotherapy in Metastatic Melanoma.

Authors:
Luca Roncati

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):341-343

Dr. Luca Roncati, MD, PhD, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Institute of Pathology, University Hospital of Modena, Policlinico, I-41124 Modena (MO), Italy;

Dear Editor, Immune-checkpoint blockade is a type of passive immunotherapy aimed at enhancing preexisting anti-tumor responses of the organism, blocking self-tolerance molecular interactions between T-lymphocytes and neoplastic cells (1,2). Despite a significant increase in progression-free survival, a large proportion of patients affected by metastatic melanoma do not show durable responses even after appropriate diagnostic categorization and shared therapeutic choices (3-9). Therefore, predictive biomarkers of clinical response are urgently needed, and predictive immunohistochemistry (IHC) meets these requirements. Read More

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December 2018
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis to a Cell Phone.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):339-340

Prof. Antonella Tammaro, MD, Sant'Andrea Hospital Sanienza University of Rome, via di Grottarossa 1089, 00100 Roma, Italy;

Dear Editor, Nickel is a ubiquitous allergen and an important cause of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Sensitized patients generally develop a localized eruption after cutaneous exposure to nickel, characterized by erythema, vesicles, eczematous plaques, and itching. Nickel is frequently found in several everyday objects. Read More

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December 2018
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Genital Herpes Zoster as Possible Indicator of HIV Infection.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):337-338

Associate Professor Suzana Ljubojević Hadžavdić, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital Center Zagreb, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Herpes zoster (HZ) is an acute, cutaneous viral infection caused by the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) (1). It is a frequent medical condition with an incidence rate of 2-3 cases per 1000 person/years in the general population and 7-10 cases per 1000 person/years after the age of 50 (1,2). Risk factors and triggers for reactivation of HZV have not yet been determined precisely, but are likely to include malignancies, immune deficiencies, solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients, autoimmune diseases, psychological conditions, emotional stress, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and other patients receiving immunosuppressive therapies (1,3). Read More

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December 2018
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Disseminated Strongyloidiasis.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):333-336

Professor Marcia Ramos-e-Silva, MD, PhD, Rua Dona Mariana 143 / C-32, Rio de Janeiro 22280-020, Brazil;

Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic infestation caused by the helminth Strongyloides stercoralis. It is essentially gastrointestinal and in general asymptomatic but can sometimes present with skin signs. Immunocompromised patients can develop the disseminated form of the disease due to the parasite's opportunistic behavior, as in cases of coinfection by the human T-lymphotropic type 1 virus (HTLV-1). Read More

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December 2018
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Necrolytic Migratory Erythema: Complete Healing after Surgical Removal of Pancreatic Carcinoma.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):329-332

Professor Marija V'lckova-Laskoska, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology , University Hospitals and Clinics, University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Vodnjanska 17, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia;

Necrolytic migratory erythema is considered an obligatory cutaneous paraneoplastic sign associated with glucagonoma. Glucagonoma syndrome is defined by the presence of an alpha-cell secreting tumor of the pancreas, elevated levels of glucagon, and a characteristic rash called necrolytic migratory erythema. Although necrolytic migratory erythema is a specific finding in glucagonoma syndrome, it may occur in other settings, unassociated with an alpha-cell pancreatic tumor (pseudoglucagonoma syndrome). Read More

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December 2018
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A Case Report of the Use of Rituximab and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Disease Activity Scoring Index (EBDASI) in a Patient with Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita with Extensive Esophageal Involvement.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):325-328

Professor Dedee F. Murrell, MA, BM, FAAD, MD, FACD FRCP (Edin), Department of Dermatology St. George Hospital University of NSW Gray St, Kogarah, Sydney, Australia;

A 49-year-old man with recalcitrant mechanobullous epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) with significant esophageal involvement was treated with rituximab. EBA is a chronic autoimmune subepidermal bullous disease. It is characterized by skin fragility and scarring caused by circulating and tissue bound antibodies to type VII collagen. Read More

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December 2018
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Glomeruloid Hemangioma as a Late Manifestation of POEMS Syndrome.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):321-324

Professor Marcia Ramos-e-Silva, MD, PhD, Rua Dona Mariana 143 / C-32 , Rio de Janeiro 22280-020 , Brazil;

Glomeruloid hemangiomas were first described by Chan in 1990 as a cutaneous marker of POEMS syndrome (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal proteinemia, and Skin changes). POEMS syndrome is a multisystem disease with a significant cutaneous involvement. Among its manifestations, hemangiomas are common, observed in up to one third of the patients, and, although specific, the glomeruloid subtype is very rare. Read More

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December 2018
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Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Syphilis in Populations with High-risk Behaviors in Croatia.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):3147-320

Tatjana Vilibić-Čavlek, MD, PhD, Department of Virology, Croatian Institute of Public Health, Rockefellerova 12 , 10000 Zagreb , Croatia;

HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) represent a significant public health problem worldwide. We analyzed the seroprevalence and risk factors for HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis in populations with high-risk behaviors in Croatia. During a three-year period, a total of 443 men who have sex with men (MSM) / bisexual persons, sex workers (SW) / clients of SW, persons with multiple sexual partners, and persons with a history of STD were tested for the presence of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and Treponema pallidum (syphilis) antibodies within the framework of second generation HIV surveillance. Read More

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December 2018
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Nail Involvements as an Indicator of Skin Lesion Severity in Psoriatic Patients.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):307-313

Hojat Eftekhari, MD , Skin Research Center, Department of Dermatology Razi Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran;

Psoriasis is a recurrent chronic inflammatory skin disease with various mild to severe clinical manifestations. The relationship between severity of the skin lesions and nail involvement has always been underestimated. Aim of the study was to evaluate the severity of skin involvement in psoriatic patients with and without nail manifestations. Read More

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December 2018
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Two Cases of Proximal Subungual Onychomycosis Caused by Trichophyton rubrum in HIV-negative Patients During Treatment with TNF-α Inhibitors Combined with Methotrexate.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):304-306

Assist. Prof. Ditte Marie L. Saunte, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology Zealand University Hospital; Roskilde, Sygehusvej 5, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark;

Proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO) is a rare subtype of onychomycosis with a clinical presentation characterized by proximal leukonychia in the lunular area of the nail. PSO is associated with immunosuppression and regarded a sign of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection when caused by Trichophyton (T.) rubrum. Read More

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December 2018
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Psychological Stress in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):297-303

Prof. Liborija Lugović-Mihić, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatovenereology Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, Vinogradska c. 29, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a frequent dermatosis with a growing incidence and multifactorial and complex pathogenic mechanisms that are still being investigated. Although the connection between AD and psychological stress has been known for a long time, there is a lack of reliable and objective indicators for the characterization of this association. Psychological stress triggers complex immune pathways. Read More

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December 2018
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa is Associated with Higher Heart Rate but Not Atrial Fibrillation: A Comparative Cross-sectional Study of 462 Individuals with Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Denmark.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):289-296

Iben Marie Miller, MD, Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital, Køgevej 7-13, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark;

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatological disease with inflammatory mechanisms overlapping those of psoriasis, and both diseases have been associated with cardiovascular risk factors i.e. smoking and metabolic syndrome. Read More

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December 2018
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Evaluation of Ear, Nose, and Throat Involvement in Pemphigus Vulgaris in Comparison with Pemphigus Severity Scoring Systems: A Cross-sectional Study.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Dec;26(4):283-288

Aslı Bilgic Temel, MD, Beysehir State Hospital Dermatology Clinic, Beysehir, 42700 Konya, Turkey;

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) frequently affects the mucous membranes of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT). Since ENT examination is not a routinely performed procedure, the exact involvement of PV remains unrecognized. The available severity scoring systems (Pemphigus Disease Area Index (PDAI) and Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS)) for PV do not include a full ENT examination. Read More

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December 2018
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Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis Diagnosed by Lymphocyte Transformation Test and Progesterone Provocation Test.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):276-277

Assoc. Prof. Suzana Ljubojević Hadžavdić, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology University Hospital Center Zagreb School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is rare autoimmune response to endogenous progesterone or to earlier exposure to exogenous progesterone (1). Skin lesions typically occur due to increases in progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (2). A-31-year-old mother of two children presented to our Department with a 5-year history of pruritic and painful erythematosus macules, papules, and patches on her neck, pectoral region, and face, which appeared 2-3 days before the onset of menses and gradually resolved 7-10 days later (Figure 1). Read More

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October 2018
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Two Cases of Dermatitis Herpetiformis Successfully Treated with Tetracycline and Niacinamide.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):273-275

Baoqi Yang, MD, Department of Dermatology Shandong Provincial Institute of Dermatology and Venereology Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences 27397 Jingshi Road, Jinan, Shandong, 250022, China;

Dear Editor, Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a chronic, polymorphic, pruritic autoimmune blistering skin disease characterized by subepidermal blisters, neutrophilic microabscesses, and granular IgA deposition within the dermal papillae. DH is classified as a cutaneous manifestation of coeliac disease, a type of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (1). The treatment of DH includes dapsone and a gluten-free diet (GFD). Read More

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October 2018
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A Case of Generalized, Superinfected Dermatitis and Inguinal Mycobacterium Lymphadenitis - TB or not TB?

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):270-272

Gyula Laszlo Fekete, MD, Bdul. 1 Decembrie 1918, no. 211/27, Tg. Mures, Romania:

Dear Editor, Eczema is an inflammatory dermatitis mediated by cellular immunity, with an etiology in which environmental, immunological, and genetic factors are involved. Skin inflammation through proinflammatory cytokines creates a favorable environment for microbial antigens and optimal conditions for infection (1). In case of underlying immunosuppression, inflammatory features of dermatitis and superimposed infections are more severe. Read More

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October 2018
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Dermatobia Hominis Infestation Misdiagnosed as Abscesses in a Traveler to Spain.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):267-269

Carmen Rodriguez Cerdeira, MD, Dermatology Service, Meixoeiro Hospital, CHUVI, C/Meixoeiro S/N 36200, Vigo, Spain;

Dear Editor, A 29-year-old woman presented with abscesses on her buttock and leg attributed to flea bites inflicted 5 days earlier on return to Spain after 2 months in Guinea-Bissau. Ciprofloxacin was ineffective after 7 days, and she was referred for dermatologic evaluation. Examination revealed 4 round, indurated, erythematous-violet furunculoid lesions with a 1. Read More

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October 2018
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Long-term Follow-up of a Case of Lymphomatoid Papulosis with a Benign Course.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):264-266

Jaka Radoš, MD, University Hospital Centre Zagreb Department of Dermatology and Venereology School of Medicine University of Zagreb Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb , Croatia;

Dear Editor,We present the case of a 40-year old male patient with lymphomatoid papulosis of a waxing and waning course on whom three biopsies were performed during a 14-year period with no change in histopathological or immunophenotypical characteristics. Lymphomatoid papulosis (LP) is a chronic, recurrent, self-healing papulonodular skin eruption with the histopathologic features of a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma but an often benign and indolent clinical course (1). It is designated as a primary, cutaneous, CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorder. Read More

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October 2018
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Prolonged Treatment of Eosinophilic Erythema Annulare with Chloroquine.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):262-263

Assoc. Prof. Suzana Ljubojević Hadžavdić, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology University Hospital Center Zagreb School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Dear Editor,Eosinophilic annular erythema (EAE) is a rare figurate dermatitis of unknown etiology with prominent tissue eosinophilia. A 59-year-old male patient presented with a one-month history of itchy, polycyclic, annular, and partially serpiginous lesions involving the back, the gluteal region, and the extremities (Figure 1, a, b). There was no medical history of drug intake. Read More

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October 2018
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Mechanical Stress as a Cause of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Lesson from a Patient with a Monster Hernia.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):260-261

Valerio De Vita, MD, Young Dermatologists Italian Network (YDIN) Study Center of the Italian Group for Epidemiologic Research in Dermatology (GISED), Via Clara Maffei 4, 24121 Bergamo , Italy;

We have read with great interest the case report recently published in Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica by Boer and Mihajlovic (1), which describes a 33-year-old woman with an 18-year history of classic hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) who developed HS-like lesions at the position of the bra strap. We agree with Boer and Mihajlovic: according to our clinical experience, we are convinced that mechanical stress may contribute or, in some cases, result in the development of HS. In this regard, we will describe the case of a patient with a monster hernia who presented HS-like lesions on his abdomen corresponding to the perihernial skin area, suggesting that mechanical stress was an important pathogenic factor for HS development. Read More

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October 2018
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Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens et Suffodiens Treated with Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha - Possible New Treatment Option.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):255-289

Ines Sjerobabski Masnec, MD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center , Vinogradska 29, 10000 Zagreb , Croatia;

The case of a 26-year-old male patient with perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens (PCAS) who later developed hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and exacerbation of acne is presented. The patient did not respond well to conventional treatment including isotretinoin and oral antibiotics. Quality of life was significantly impaired. Read More

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October 2018
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Potential Cardio-protective Effects of Psoriasis Medications.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):249-254

Prof. Robert A. Schwartz, MD, MPH, Dermatology Rutgers , New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA;

Psoriasis management can be challenging, complicated sometimes by being associated with other systematic inflammatory diseases including metabolic syndrome, myocardial infarction, hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia. Of particularly concern is its cardiovascular linkage. It is noteworthy and reassuring that some therapeutic options for psoriasis may be cardio-protective. Read More

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October 2018
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Association between Immunofluorescence Pattern and Mucosal Involvement in Patients with Bullous Pemphigoid.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):243-248

Rana Rafiei, MD , Skin Research Center , Guilan University of Medical Sciences , Razi Hospital , Rasht , Iran;

Bullous pemphigoid is an acquired autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease which is associated with mucocutaneous lesions. The type and amount of autoantibody deposition may have a role in mucosal lesions. We studied the association between mucosal involvement and direct immunofluorescence pattern in cutaneous lesions of patients with bullous pemphigoid. Read More

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October 2018
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An Epidemiological and Clinical Analysis of Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions Seen in a Tertiary Care Outpatient Clinic in Cairo, Egypt.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):233-242

Corresponding author: Maha Fathy Elmasry, MD , Dermatology Department , Faculty of Medicine , Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt;

A cutaneous adverse drug reaction (CADR) is any undesirable change in the structure or function of the skin, its appendages, or mucous membranes caused by a drug. The frequency of CADRs is variable, with only few studies evaluating it. Our aim was to identify the clinical spectrum of CADRs and document the epidemiological data of different types of drug eruptions among Egyptian patients attending a tertiary care center. Read More

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October 2018
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Pemphigus Associated with Psoriasis Vulgaris: A Retrospective Study of Seven Patients and a Review of the Literature.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):226-232

Huijie Yuan, MD, Department of Dermatology Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong , University School of Medicine, 197 Ruijin Er Road, Shanghai 200025, China:

The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics and the treatment for patients with psoriasis who presented with subsequent pemphigus after their treatment. A retrospective study of seven patients with psoriasis associated with pemphigus was performed, including the clinical assessment and treatments. The patients with a median age of 74 (range from 54 to 85) were significantly older than those in previously reported cases, where the median age was 58 (range from 15 to 77) (P<0. Read More

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October 2018
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Social Appearance Anxiety in Adult Patients with Acne: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):220-225

Fatma Sule Afsar, MD 2040/4 Sok. No:5 (Flamingo 20) D:65 35540 Mavisehir, Izmir, Turkey;

The severity of acne may not directly reflect the psychological state of a patient. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the social appearance anxiety with overall morbidity in patients with acne. One hundred adult patients with acne and 67 age and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Read More

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October 2018
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Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO) and Synovitis Acne Pustulosis Hyperostosis Osteitis (SAPHO) Syndrome - Two Presentations of the Same Disease?

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):212-219

Assoc. Prof. Marija Jelušić, MD, PhD Department of Paediatrics Division of Rheumatology and Immunology Referral Centre for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Republic of Croatia, University Hospital Centre Zagreb University of Zagreb, School of Medicine Kišpatićeva 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

The two most common entities among generally rare but under-diagnosed autoinflammatory bone disorders are chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) and synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. Due to their similarities, many authors consider CRMO to be a subtype of SAPHO syndrome. The aim of this study was to compare clinical, laboratory, and imaging features and outcomes of patients with CRMO and SAPHO. Read More

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October 2018
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Evaluation of an Integrated Cell Culture-based and PCR Assay for Diagnosis of Genital Herpes in Women.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):206-211

Assoc. Prof. Maciej Przybylski, MD, PhD, Chair and Department of Medical Microbiology Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland;

Diagnosis of genital herpes requires a combination of clinical presentation and laboratory studies. Laboratory diagnostics allow us to clearly establish the etiology (HSV-1 or HSV-2) in order to determine the course of infection and prognosis. Decisive factors in the selection of the appropriate test are: diagnostic goals, patient population, specimen type, and implementation of conditions for the specific method. Read More

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October 2018
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Is there any Correlation between Red Cell Distribution Width, Mean Platelet Volume Neutrophil Count, Lymphocyte Count, and Psoriasis Area Severity Index in Patients Under Treatment for Psoriasis?

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):199-205

Ali Balevi, MD, Istanbul Medipol University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, TEM Avrupa Otoyolu Göztepe Çıkışı , No: 1 Bağcılar , 34214 İstanbul, Turkey;

Psoriasis vulgaris is a well-known systemic inflammatory disease accompanied by many cardiac, renal, and metabolic manifestations. In recent years, hematological parameters have been studied in different systemic diseases as markers for inflammation. In this study, we investigated the possible association between the hematological parameters, namely neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), red cell distribution width (RDW), and Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) scores, in patients under treatment for psoriasis. Read More

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October 2018
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NEW IMPACT FACTOR FOR ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA CROATICA.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Oct;26(3):197-198

June brought us good news: based on the new impact factors for 2017 published by Clarivate analytics (previously Thompson-Reuters), Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica (ADC) has reached one of the milestones - an impact factor (IF) of 1.054! After entering Excerpta Medica in 1994, Index Medicus / Medline in 2001, and the Science Citation Index Expanded in 2007, we tried our best to improve the visibility and presence of our Journal and to increase its impact factor. From 2009 to 2015, the IF of ADC was between 0. Read More

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October 2018
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Neurodystrophic Hand Dermatitis: Sannino Barduagni Syndrome.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):312-313

lisa Moliterni, MD 2Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Polyclinic, Dermatology Department Viale del Policlinico 156 00186 Rome Italy

Hand eczema is a chronic disease (1), commonly considered the expression of a contact allergic or irritative dermatitis. However, when the prick/patch tests and laboratory investigations are negative, important diagnostic challenges may arise. Peripheral nerve fibers are in fact capable of releasing neuromediators. Read More

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December 2017
24 Reads

Monolateral Grover's Disease with Blaschkoid Distribution.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):31-311

Nicola di Meo, MD, Dermatology Department, University of Trieste, Ospedale Maggiore di Trieste, Piazza Ospedale 1, IV Piano Palazzina Infettivi, 34100 Trieste, Italy;

Dear Editor, Grover's disease, also known as transient acantholytic dermatosis, is an idiopathic and acquired pruritic eruption of small vesicles and erythematous papules, classically on the central chest. The pathogenesis is not clearly defined, although heat sweating and occlusion have been interpreted as predisposing factors. We describe a case of monolateral acantholytic eruption with blaschkoid distribution in a patient treated with an orthopedic bandage for a shoulder injury. Read More

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December 2017
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Results of Hairdressing Series Patch Test in Patients with Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Para-phenylenediamine; Are there any Safe Alternatives?

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):307-309

Prof. Hyun-Chang Ko, MD, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, 20 Geumo-ro, Mulgeum-eup, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea, 602-739;

Dear Editor, Exposure to hair-dye is the most frequent route of sensitization to para-phenylenediamine (PPD), a common contact allergen (1). Patients allergic to PPD often worry about the use of hairdressings and usually ask about safe alternative agents and the use of other hairdressing materials such as permanent wave agents, shampoos, and bleaching agents. However, there have been no studies on this issue. Read More

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December 2017
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Hardness and Painful Lesion of the Breast.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):305-306

Alejandro Vilas Sueiro, MD, Department of Dermatology, Naval Hospital, University Hospital Complex of Ferrol, Avenida Residencia SN, 15405 Ferrol (A Coruña), Spain;

Dear Editor, Lupus panniculitis or lupus profundus is a rare inflammatory complication found in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) (1). When the breast is involved, the term lupus mastitis (LM) is used. This disease involving the breast is rare, and the lesions may precede, coincide with, or occur later than the onset of other lupus lesions. Read More

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December 2017
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Half and Half Nails in a Healthy Person.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):303-304

Veronica Iliescu, MD, Zizinului street no. 40, Brasov, Romania;

Half and half nails or Lindsay's nails were first mentioned by Bean (1) in 1964 and later described by Lindsay (2) in 1967 in patients with chronic kidney disease. They can occur in various diseases but also in healthy individuals. A 57-year-old patient with no significant pathological personal history consulted us for discoloration of all his nails on the fingers (Figure 1) and toes (Figure 2). Read More

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December 2017
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Galli-Galli Disease Presenting as a Lentigo-like Eruption: A Further Clinical Feature in the Wide Spectrum of Reticulate Pigment Disorders.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):300-302

Dario Didona, MD, Prima Divisione Dermatologia Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata, Via dei Monti di Creta 104, 00167 Rome , Italy;

Dear Editor, Reticulate pigmentary disorders (RPD) is a term used to classify a spectrum of several acquired and congenital disorders. Different clinical features can be present, including a reticular pattern and a freckle-like pattern with hyper- or hypo-pigmented macules (1). Dowling-Degos disease (DDD), an autosomal dominant genodermatosis, is the main type of RPD (2). Read More

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December 2017
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Atrophic and Annular Scarring Alopecia of the Scalp as a Finding in Underlying Systemic Sarcoidosis.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):298-299

Dario Didona, MD, Prima Divisione Dermatologica , Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata-IRCCS, Via dei Mont di Creta 104 , 00167 Rome, Italy;

Cutaneous sarcoidosis is not an uncommon disorder, and the skin can be the sole manifestation in about 10% of patients. However, when the involved anatomical area of the cutaneous sarcoidosis is the scalp and it presents as a scarring alopecia, there is an increased risk of a systemic disease (1,2). A 79-year-old Caucasian male patient presented to our Institute with annular and painless plaques of the scalp, with variable diameter, showing a reddish and yellowish color (Figure 1, a). Read More

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December 2017
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Adamantiades-Behçet Disease at the Beginning of the Silk Route: North-East Italian Experience.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):295-297

Nicola di Meo, MD, Dermatology Department, University of Trieste, Ospedale Maggiore di Trieste, Piazza Ospedale 1, IV Piano Palazzina Infettivi, 34100 Trieste, Italy;

Dear Editor, Adamantiades-Behçet's disease (ABD) is an inflammatory disease classified as vasculitis, which was originally diagnosed in patients with aphthous stomatitis, genital ulcerations, and ocular manifestations. However, any organ or system may be involved, particularly the central and peripheral nervous systems, joints, as well as the gastrointestinal tract. The etiology of ABD is still not fully understood, but some evidence indicates that an autoimmune process could be triggered by an infectious or environmental agent specific for the geographic region (1). Read More

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December 2017
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Subcutaneous Granuloma Annulare.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):292-294

Mihaela Paula Toader MD, PhD, T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania, 16 Universitatii str. 700115, Iasi, Romania;

Dear Editor, Subcutaneous granuloma annulare (SGA) is considered a rare clinical variant of granuloma annulare, a common self-healing chronic inflammatory disorder that may appear in childhood as well as in adult age (1-3). A 29-year-old female patient reported the onset of several small subcutaneous nodules on the dorsal aspect of the second interphalangeal joint of the left medius finger and the left elbow, accompanied by vague joint pain, had occurred 13 years ago. Specific markers for rheumatoid arthritis were negative, leading to a diagnosis of sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis, for which treatment with methotrexate was initiated. Read More

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December 2017
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Completeness of Data on Malignant Melanoma Skin Sites and Morphology in the Croatian National Cancer Registry 2000-2014: An Overview of Recent Progress.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):285-291

Mario Šekerija, MD, PhD Croatian National Cancer Registry Croatian Institute of Public Health Rockefellerova 7 University of Zagreb, School of Medicine Andrija Štampar School of Public Health Department of Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and Medical Informatics Rockefellerova 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Mortality rates and five-year relative survival for malignant melanoma (MM) of the skin in Croatia are poor compared with most European countries. Epidemiological data recorded at the National Cancer Registry (CNCR) are used for informing various decision-makers and researchers, as well as for comparisons with other countries. We analyzed CNCR data on MM skin and morphology for 2000-2007 and 2008-2014 and compared them with European 2000-2007 data. Read More

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December 2017
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Melanomas in Renal Transplant Recipients: A Single-center Study.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):281-284

Prof. Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, MD, PhD, Department of Nephrology, Arterial Hypertension, Dialysis and Transplantation University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Skin cancers are the most common malignancies in renal transplant recipients, with squamous-cell and basal-cell cancers accounting for the majority of all skin cancer cases. Melanoma is relatively rare in this group of patients. From 1973 to May 2017, out of 1889 patients who received allografts at our institution, 4 developed melanoma. Read More

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December 2017
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The Value of Etiological Tests and Skin Biopsy in the Management of Prurigo Simplex Subacuta.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):276-278

Suhan Günaştı Topal, MD, University of Çukurova, Department of Dermatology 01330 Balcalı, Sarıçam, Adana, Turkey;

It has been emphasized that prurigo simplex subacuta may be associated with various disorders and may be clinically confused with dermatitis herpetiformis. Aim of the study was to evaluate the value of our set of tests for finding possible associations and for the aforementioned differential diagnosis. Rates of implementations and abnormal results in our set of tests, including skin prick test, skin biopsy, complete blood count, blood chemistry panel, and psychiatric evaluation were analyzed retrospectively between the years of 2010 and 2015 in 130 patients clinically diagnosed with prurigo simplex subacuta. Read More

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December 2017
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Minoxidil Acts as an Antiandrogen: A Study of 5α-reductase Type 2 Gene Expression in a Human Keratinocyte Cell Line.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):271-275

Erkin Pekmezci, MD, Gozde Hastanesi, Inonu Cd. No 145, 44100 Malatya, Turkey;

Although more than three decades have passed since the first use of minoxidil in androgenetic alopecia (AGA), its mechanisms of action have still not been comprehensively understood. 5α-reductase (5α-R) has an active role as the predominant enzyme in both AGA and female pattern hair loss (FPHL), which are also the main therapeutic indications of topical minoxidil. But there is insufficient literature data regarding the interaction of minoxidil and the enzyme 5α-R. Read More

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December 2017
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The Role of CD247 Polymorphisms in Bulgarian Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2017 Dec;25(4):267-270

Zornitsa Kamenarska MD, PhD, Molecular Medicine Center Medical University-Sofia and Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medical University-Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria:

Decreased expression of the TCR ζ-chain has been reported in several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Recent evidence suggests that this deficiency may be due to polymorphisms in the CD247 gene. A total 52 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 95 healthy controls of Bulgarian ethnicity were genotyped for 837C>G, rs1052230, 844A>T, and rs1052231 using a TaqMan genotyping assay. Read More

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December 2017
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Unusual Manifestations of Secondary Syphilis: Case Presentations.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Jun;26(2):186-188

Sorina Ana Dănescu, MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu", Victor Babes 8 street, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania;

Dear Editor, Syphilis is an infection caused by Treponema pallidum. Without treatment, it goes through the following stages: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary (1). The clinical picture of secondary syphilis is very variable (2,3). Read More

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June 2018
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Atypical Nevi in a Patient After Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Jun;26(2):183-185

Ružica Jurakić Tončić, MD, Department of Dermatovenereology, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Dear Editor, There are few literature data about nevi in patients with a history of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and little recommendations for follow-up and risks of melanoma (MM). Eruptive melanocytic nevi (EMN) is a rare phenomenon that has been associated with bullous disorders, immunosuppression, and immunodeficiency, but in some cases can occur without precipitating factors (1). The etiology is largely unknown, but there is evidence that immunosuppression might play a crucial role in nevogenesis, probably due to the inability of the immune system to inhibit melanocytic (MC) proliferation (2,3). Read More

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June 2018
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Bullous Pemphigoid Associated with Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident and Dementia: Exclusive Blistering Lesions on the Upper Hemiparetic Limb.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Jun;26(2):179-182

Ana Maria Roselino, MD, PhD, University Hospital, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes 3900, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil 14049-900;

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) has been associated with neurological disorders (NDs), which has led to the hypothesis that molecular mimicry exists between hemidesmosomal proteins and neuronal peptides. A 79-year-old hemiparetic woman presented with tense bullae affecting exclusively her right paretic upper limb for three months. Histopathology, taken from the perilesional area, revealed an inflammatory infiltrate with predominant eosinophils. Read More

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June 2018
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Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists in the Treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Acne, and Suppurative Hidradenitis (PASH) Syndrome.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Jun;26(2):173-178

Assist. Prof. Sandra Peternel, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka, Krešimirova 42, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia;

The clinical triad of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG), acne and suppurative hidradenitis (HS) has been described under the acronym PASH syndrome and is considered to represent a distinct entity in the group of autoinflammatory diseases. It is a fairly new, only recently recognized disorder with a limited number of reported cases and without defined treatment recommendations. We aimed to summarize currently available data on the use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists in the management of PASH syndrome and report on our own experience with the use of adalimumab in a patient presenting with this specific constellation of clinical signs and symptoms. Read More

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June 2018
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The First Reported Case of Trichothiodystrophy in Hungary: A Young Male Patient with Mutations in the ERCC2 Gene.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Jun;26(2):169-172

Klara Veres, MD, Department of Pediatric Dermatology of Heim Pál Children's Hospital, Üllői u. 86, 1089 Budapest, Hungary;

Trichothiodystrophy, also called sulphur-deficient brittle hair syndrome, is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder of DNA repair and transcription. Trichothiodysthrophy is characterised by dry, thin, easily broken hair, showing alternating light and dark pattern called 'tiger tail' banding under polarizing light microscopy. According to our knowledge, our report is the first one on this rare disorder from Hungary: a case of a 9-year-old boy showing clinical features typical of trichotiodystrophy. Read More

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June 2018
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