40 results match your criteria Asteatotic Eczema
Dermatitis 2017 Jan/Feb;28(1):22-32
From the *Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; †School of Medicine, ‡Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis; and §Dermatology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson.
The skin serves as the foremost barrier between the internal body and the external world, providing crucial protection against pathogens and chemical, mechanical, and ultraviolet damages. The skin is a central player in the intricate network of immune, neurologic, and endocrine systems. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) includes an extensive network of bioactive lipid mediators and their receptors, functions to modulate appetite, pain, mood, and memory, and has recently been implicated in skin homeostasis. Read More
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2016 Oct 28;30(10):e81-e83. Epub 2015 Sep 28.
Department of Dermatology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2016 ;160(0):D391
Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland, locatie Gasthuis, Rotterdam.
Background: Asteatotic eczema is rarely associated with an underlying malignancy. The condition as paraneoplastic syndrome is characterised by glucocorticoid resistance.
Case Description: A 66-year old woman came to the emergency room with symptoms of dehydration resulting from diarrhoea due to cyclosporine therapy for treatment-resistant eczema. Read More
JAAD Case Rep 2016 May 24;2(3):241-3. Epub 2016 Jun 24.
Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2015 ;23(4):277-81
Assoc. Prof. Muhterem Polat, MD, Gazi University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Ankara, Turkey;
The geriatric population is continuously growing, which leads to more aged patients being admitted to dermatology clinics. The aim of this study is to determine the dermatological complaints of the elderly attending a dermatology outpatient clinic. All of the patients aged 65 years and older admitted to our dermatology outpatient clinic over a 1-year period were included. Read More
Ann Dermatol Venereol 2015 Feb 30;142(2):99-103. Epub 2014 Dec 30.
Service de dermatologie, CHU de Poitiers, 2, rue de la Milétrie 86021 Poitiers cedex, France.
Introduction: Kwashiorkor is a clinical manifestation of global protein-calorie malnutrition that is described mainly in children in developing countries initially presenting eczema-like skin disease associated with hydrops.
Observation: We report the case of a 44-year-old woman with dark skin who had undergone bariatric surgery for treatment of stage-III obesity without regular monitoring and who was hospitalized in our dermatology department four years later. She had diffuse oedema and asteatotic eczema-like cutaneous lesions on pigmented skin that had developed for two months despite daily application of topical corticosteroids. Read More
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2014 ;158:A8009
*Namens de werkgroep NHG-standaard 'Eczeem', waarvan de leden aan het eind van dit artikel staan vermeld.
The Dutch College of General Practitioners practice guideline 'Eczema' provides recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of common types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, acro-vesicular eczema, nummular eczema, hypostatic eczema, and asteatotic eczema. Age is an important factor when determining the type of eczema. According to the guideline, patient history and physical examination are sufficient in the diagnosis of eczema; additional investigations are rarely indicated. Read More
Clin Interv Aging 2014 17;9:1163-9. Epub 2014 Jul 17.
Research and Studies Center on the Integument, Department of Dermatology, Besançon University Hospital, University of Franche-Comté, Franche-Comté, France.
Background: Asteatotic eczema (AE) is characterized by itchy, dry, rough, and scaling skin. The treatments for AE are mainly emollients, usually containing urea, lactic acid, or a lactate salt. N-palmitoylethanolamine (PEA) and N-acetylethanolamine (AEA) are both endogenous lipids used as novel therapeutic tools in the treatment of many skin diseases. Read More
JAMA Dermatol 2014 Oct;150(10):1088-90
Department of Dermatology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Importance: Asteatotic eczema (eczema craquelé, xerotic eczema) occurs most frequently in areas of dehydrated skin, most often during the winter months when decreased humidity results in increased water loss from the stratum corneum. We present 5 cases in which asteatotic eczema was found outside of its normal distribution, within desensitized skin and scars.
Observations: Five patients with a history of trauma and scar formation presented with erythematous, dry plaques with fine crackling involving hypoesthetic skin. Read More
J Dermatol 2013 Sep 16;40(9):770-1. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Br J Dermatol 2012 Jun 14;166(6):1359-60. Epub 2012 Mar 14.
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2011 Apr;26(4):716-21
Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
Background And Aim: Generalized pruritus of unknown origin (PUO) is a highly distressing condition that is unrelated to any underlying dermatologic or systemic disorder (e.g. cholestasis). Read More
Singapore Med J 2010 Sep;51(9):e158-60
National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205.
We report an unusual case of a 76-year-old woman with primary cutaneous amyloidosis who initially presented with features of asteatotic eczema that was unresponsive to topical corticosteroid treatment. Histological examination revealed amyloid deposits involving the superficial and deep dermis. These lesions later gradually evolved into erythematous nodules, and a second biopsy performed 29 months after the initial presentation again revealed diffuse collections of amyloid throughout the dermis. Read More
Br J Nurs 2009 Jul 23-Aug 12;18(14):872, 874, 876-7
Sheffield Children's Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, and School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield.
Breakdown of the skin barrier is the first event in the development of atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). Research over the past five years has indicated that this arises as a result of the interaction of environmental agents such as soap and other detergents with the products of changes in several genes. These genetic changes predispose to the breakdown of the skin barrier, which allows the penetration of allergens, triggering a flare of atopic eczema. Read More
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008 Sep-Oct;74(5):458-61
Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India.
Background: The pattern of eczema is altered by geography, habits of people and environmental factors and regional variation in skin structure and function.
Aims: Our study was done to estimate frequency and patterns of lower leg and foot eczemas.
Methods: A total of 200 patients with various types of lower leg and foot eczemas were recruited over a period of 2 years. Read More
Br J Dermatol 2008 Aug 28;159(2):496. Epub 2008 Jun 28.
Br J Dermatol 2008 Jul 1;159(1):243-5. Epub 2008 Jul 1.
J Cutan Med Surg 2008 Jan-Feb;12(1):17-26
Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Background: Pimecrolimus is indicated for treatment of atopic dermatitis and has been evaluated in many other disorders.
Objective: To review the efficacy of pimecrolimus in treatment of disorders other than atopic dermatitis.
Methods: We performed a PubMed search of the English-language literature using the key word "pimecrolimus. Read More
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2007 Dec;15(3):365-7
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore.
We report 2 cases of implant infection with Staphylococcus aureus associated with dermatitis. In both cases, the skin at the surgical site was normal and full antiseptic measures were taken. One patient had a history of chronic asteatotic eczema complicated by cellulitis; the other had generalised exfoliative dermatitis with an atopic aetiology. Read More
Am J Clin Dermatol 2007 ;8(3):157-73
Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany.
The topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) pimecrolimus and tacrolimus are approved for atopic dermatitis but have additional potential in other inflammatory skin diseases. This article reviews their clinical use in non-atopic dermatitis diseases. In seborrheic dermatitis, asteatotic eczema, and contact dermatitis, TCIs are of great benefit and can compete with topical corticosteroids. Read More
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2007 Jan;21(1):90-4
Department of Dermatology, University Clinics Münster, Münster, Germany.
Background And Objective: Pimecrolimus cream 1% is an effective treatment for atopic eczema. The aim was to investigate its efficacy in asteatotic eczema, a skin disease similar to atopic eczema and its associated dry skin and itching.
Methods: Single-centre, randomized, double-blind, vehicle controlled study in 40 patients with asteatotic eczema. Read More
Arerugi 2006 Jan;55(1):34-7
Department of Dermatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science.
A 62-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis, Basedow's disease and arrhythmia has been treated with antirheumatic, antiarrhythmic drugs and so on. She developed pruritic diffuse erythema with papules on the trunk and extremities 2 days after taking hydroxyzine pamoate for asteatotic eczema. Laboratory data showed increased levels of eosinophils. Read More
J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2003 Sep;1(9):705-10
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Background: Pruritus is often a stressing symptom and a therapeutic challenge. We report our experience with the serotonin receptor antagonist ondansetron in the symptomatic treatment of pruritus accompanying various skin diseases.
Patients And Methods: The influence of ondansetron (8-12 mg orally per day) on pruritus was assessed in twelve patients with various skin disorders. Read More
Br J Community Nurs 2005 Oct;10(10):453-6
National Eczema Society.
Skin conditions affect up to 70% of older people. Among the commonest are those which are caused by or present as dry, itchy skin. This article discusses the three most common of these--asteatotic, gravitational and discoid eczemas--and offers straightforward advice that nurses can pass on to their patients for how to mitigate and manage these conditions. Read More
Acta Derm Venereol 2005 ;85(4):333-6
Department of Dermatology, Dupuytren University Hospital, Limoges, France.
Eczema craquele, or asteatotic eczema, has been associated with malignant lymphoma although this is rare. Since 1986, we have observed seven patients, six men and one woman, mean age 71.5 years (range 43-86 years), with systemic lymphoma and concurrent eczema craquele. Read More
Int J Tissue React 2005 ;27(1):23-9
Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Italy.
Cutaneous xerosis is a common clinical condition associated with an altered barrier function of the stratum corneum. Xerotic skin appears dry, rough and slightly scaling. Patients complain of pruritus and stinging. Read More
Ann N Y Acad Sci 2004 Dec;1031:443-7
Hulka s.r.l., Rovigo, Italy.
Clinical practice in dermatology indicates that alpha-tocopherol acetate is beneficial in xerosis, hyperkeratosis, asteatotic eczema, atopic dermatitis, superficial burns, cutaneous ulcers, onychoschizia and, in general, skin diseases in which an inflammatory process is activated. The positive effect results from the combination of biological activity, the absence of adverse reactions, and the physical effect of the alpha-tocopherol acetate oil. The viscosity of this oil in bulk phase accounts for a remarkable moisturizing effect and minimization of transepidermal water loss. Read More
Contact Dermatitis 2004 Jul;51(1):22-5
Department of Dermatology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100083, China.
Environmental contact factors in eczema were investigated in China by clinical questionnaire and patch testing patients with a modified European standard series of allergens. 217 consecutive eczema patients were studied. Contact dermatitis (CD) was clinically diagnosed in 30% of the patients. Read More
Dermatol Ther 2003 ;16(3):254-9
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Nova Southeastern Medical Center, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Xerosis (dry skin) is characterized by pruritic, dry, cracked and fissured skin. Dry skin may be diagnosed as xerosis, eczema craquelé, dyshidrotic eczema, or asteatotic eczema. Two of the most common dermatologic problems found in nursing home residents are xerosis and pruitus. Read More
J Dermatol 1999 Jul;26(7):465-8
Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Pre-Sézary syndrome is an erythroderma with a chronic course, clinical findings of Sézary syndrome, lymphocytic subepidermal band infiltration at times, and repeated cycles of circulating Sézary cells of less than 1,000 cells/mm3. Duration of the pre-existing skin diseases preceding pre-Sézary erythroderma varies from a few weeks to 20 years. Before the erythroderma develops, these patients are diagnosed with contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis, chronic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, or asteatotic eczema. Read More
J Dermatol 1995 May;22(5):324-9
Department of Dermatology, Metropolitan Bokuto Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
We examined cutaneous manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of 142 Japanese patients who visited both the Departments of Dermatology and Rheumatology of our hospital. We classified cutaneous lesions into specific and/or characteristic or nonspecific ones. Nonspecific lesions predominated in our series. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 1994 Nov;31(5 Pt 1):746-54
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bethesda, Maryland.
Background: Cutaneous disease is common in patients infected with HIV-1.
Objective: The aim of our study was to identify cutaneous markers associated with HIV-1 infection and disease progression as measured by Walter Reed (WR) stage.
Methods: For 42 months we have observed 912 HIV-1-positive patients in all WR stages. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 1994 Jun;11(2):125-8
National Skin Centre, Singapore.
This retrospective epidemiologic study compared data of skin disease in children less than 16 years old with those of adults attending the same tertiary referral outpatient clinic. Of the 74,589 patients seen in this clinic, 9273 (12.4%) were children. Read More
Singapore Med J 1994 Apr;35(2):147-50
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
A retrospective study was conducted at the National Skin Centre (Singapore) for the period 1st January 1990 to 31st December 1990 to determine the pattern of skin disorders in the elderly. A total of 2,571 patients aged 65 years and above were studied. This constituted 6. Read More
J Dermatol 1993 Jan;20(1):1-6
Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical College, Japan.
Sphingolipids, a major constituent of intercellular lipids, are an important determinant for both water-holding and permeability barrier function in the stratum corneum. To assess the pathogenic role of sphingolipids in the stratum corneum of dry skin disorders such as xerosis and asteatotic eczema in leg skin, ceramides were quantified by thin layer chromatography after n-hexane/ethanol extraction of resin-stripped stratum corneum and evaluated as micrograms/mg stratum corneum. In healthy leg skin (n = 49), there was age-related decline in the total ceramide, whereas xerosis (n = 25) and asteatotic eczema (n = 16) suffering significantly reduced water-holding properties, exhibited no definite decrease, rather slight increase in ceramide quantity with the same composition of each individual ceramide as compared to healthy age-matched controls. Read More
Nihon Hifuka Gakkai Zasshi 1990 Nov;100(13):1350-1
Indian J Lepr 1990 Apr-Jun;62(2):202-7
Dept. of Skin & V.D., Medical College Hospital, Kottayam.
Three patients who presented with eczemas as manifestation of leprosy are described. One of them having lepromatous leprosy had extensive areas of acquired ichthyosis. He developed asteatotic eczema on the legs. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 1989 Apr;20(4):637-42
Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee.
Herpesvirus infections are among the most common and debilitating opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and they may have atypical clinical features. We describe the cases of three patients with AIDS in whom atypical persistent ulcerative skin lesions developed as a result of varicella-zoster virus infection. Two patients had disseminated infection without a vesicular stage; one patient had underlying asteatotic eczema. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 1984 Aug;11(2 Pt 1):253-6
A retrospective study of 375 patients with transient acantholytic dermatosis (TAD) showed significant statistical associations between TAD and asteatotic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and irritation from adhesive tape, and these associations were believed to be clinically significant. A similar statistical correlation between TAD and the presence of skin cancer was not deemed significant on clinical grounds. There was a clinical suggestion of an etiologic relationship between TAD and bullous pemphigoid, but this was not demonstrated statistically. Read More
Dermatologica 1983 ;166(2):57-61
Skin specimens of patients with xerosis senilis were examined electron microscopically. The changes were as follows: (1) The electron density of the stratum corneum was uniformly low and no keratin pattern was observed in the lowermost cells of the stratum corneum. (2) The number of keratohyalin granules was decreased but their electron density was normal. Read More