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Acral coldness - severely reduced blood flow to fingers and toes.

Handb Clin Neurol 2018 ;157:677-685

Department of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:

The term acral coldness is used to describe physiologic or pathologic situations in humans where the fingers and toes are exceptionally cold in spite of normal central body temperature. In the thermoneutral zone, the blood flow to acral skin normally shows large fluctuations between high and low values, with a frequency of about 3 cycles per minute. At an acral skin temperature of about 21°C, finger blood flow is constantly low. Read More

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January 2018
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Foot and ankle characteristics in systemic lupus erythematosus: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2018 Aug 6. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

Objective: To determine characteristics of the foot and ankle in people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Methods: Medline, CINAHL, Sports-Discus, Scopus and Cochrane Library databases were searched up to January 2018. Studies reporting foot- and ankle-related outcomes in the following domains were included: vascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, cutaneous (skin and nail) or pain/function. Read More

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August 2018
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Chilblains accompanying interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase (IRAK)-4 deficiency.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2018 Jul 20;43(5):596-597. Epub 2018 May 20.

Dermatology Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK.

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Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria with chilblains due to a novel two-amino-acid deletion in the double-stranded RNA-binding domain of ADAR1.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Oct 11;32(10):e394-e396. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Department of Dermatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, 466-8550, Japan.

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October 2018

Bilateral "turkey ear" as a cutaneous manifestation of lupus vulgaris.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Nov-Dec;84(6):687-689

Department of Dermatology, The First Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Lupus vulgaris is a common form of cutaneous tuberculosis in China, mostly involving the head and neck region. Turkey ear is a clinically descriptive term, used for a massively enlarged earlobe with bluish-red or violaceous indurated plaques and nodules, which can be a sign of lupus vulgaris. A 47-year-old female presented with edema and reddish ulcerated lesions on both ears which was diagnosed as lupus vulgaris by conventional laboratory investigations and the patient showed good response to antituberculous therapy. Read More

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March 2018
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Cutaneous Manifestations of Chronic Vascular Disease.

Authors:
Steven M Dean

Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2018 Mar - Apr;60(6):567-579. Epub 2018 Mar 10.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH. Electronic address:

In the contemporary era of medical diagnosis via sophisticated radiographic imaging and/or comprehensive serological testing, a focused physical examination remains paramount in recognizing the cutaneous manifestations of chronic vascular disease. Recognition of the unique cutaneous signs of lymphatic and venous hypertension assists in the diagnosis as well as the staging and classification of both lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Awareness of explicit dermatologic vasomotor manifestations aids not only in the identification of acrocyanosis, Raynaud phenomenon, pernio, and erythromelalgia but also mitigates confusion related to their clinical overlap. Read More

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October 2018
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Drug-induced Rowell syndrome, a rare and difficult to manage disease: A case report.

Exp Ther Med 2018 Jan 23;15(1):785-788. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

Department of Ophthalmology, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700715 Iași, Romania.

Rowell syndrome is defined as the association between lupus erythematosus, erythema multiforme-like lesions and characteristic immunological changes including positive tests for rheumatoid factor, speckled antinuclear antibody, positive anti-Ro or anti-La antibodies. The present report presents the case of a 45-year-old female patient who was previously diagnosed in January 2010 with terbinafine-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus and was admitted for a skin eruption consisting of erythematous-papular erythema multiforme-like lesions, primarily on the trunk and limbs. The associated symptoms consisted of fatigability, myalgia and gonalgia. Read More

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January 2018
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Osseous sarcoidosis with lupus pernio.

Indian J Med Res 2017 10;146(4):548-549

Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore 632 004, Tamil Nadu, India.

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October 2017
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[Renaissance medicine and the discovery of the lesser circulation: the role of Michael Servetus (1511-1553)].

Acta Med Hist Adriat 2017 Dec;15(2):271-282

Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Sezione di Storia della Medicina ed Etica, Università di Genova, Genova, Italia.

Human urine is currently the subject of biomedical investigations as a potential therapeutic resource and it continues to be used in remedies in different cultures and societies, including the Spanish culture. In this study we gather etnomedical knowledge about urotherapy and determine their associated symbolisms in Spain. A literature overview and a case study were carried out to compile urine-based remedies and as a direct analysis of symbolic systems. Read More

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December 2017
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Aicardi-Goutières syndrome: cold-induced acral blemish is not always cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis or chilblain lupus.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2018 Jun 17;43(4):488-490. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Department of Neuroradiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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June 2018
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Idiopathic chilblains in myelomonocytic leukemia: not a simple association.

Int J Dermatol 2018 May 10;57(5):596-598. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia e dei Trapianti, University of Milan - Dermatology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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May 2018
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Recurrent chilblains in a child with neurological impairment.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2018 Jun 26;43(4):500-502. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

Department of Dermatology, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK.

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June 2018
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Pernio as the presenting sign of blast crisis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Jan 12;35(1):e74-e75. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

Division of Dermatology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.

A previously healthy 5-year-old girl presented with acute onset of blue toes and red spots on the nose and fingers. The striking nature of these lesions, along with the finding of submandibular lymphadenopathy, prompted further evaluation. Laboratory findings were remarkable for anemia, high transaminase levels, and high blast count. Read More

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January 2018
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Impending gangrene of fingers by constriction bands of mother's hair mistaken as pernio by parents: A case series of 10 infants.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2017 Oct-Dec;8(4):344-347. Epub 2017 Jun 3.

Registrar Orthopaedics, SKIMS, Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar, India.

Background: Long harsh winter in Kashmir Valley increase the incidence of pernio in children so much that common people consider every hand swelling as pernio.

Methods: 10 Infants over two years were brought to our hospital as cases of pernio involving fingers.

Results: All the infants came out to be cases of impending gangrene due to mother's hair as constriction bands around fingers. Read More

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June 2017
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Lupoid cutaneous Leishmaniasis: A Report of Three Cases from Nonendemic Area.

Indian J Dermatol 2017 Sep-Oct;62(5):548

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

The typical clinical presentations of cutaneous leishmaniasis are nodules, ulcer, nodulo-ulcerative lesions and crusted plaques. Besides classical clinical picture, several unusual and atypical clinical presentations of the disease have also been reported. Herein, we report three cases of lupoid cutaneous leishmaniasis to highlight the extended clinical spectrum of CL. Read More

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October 2017
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A homozygote TREX1 mutation in two siblings with different phenotypes: Chilblains and cerebral vasculitis.

Eur J Med Genet 2017 Dec 13;60(12):690-694. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey. Electronic address:

Three prime repair exonuclease 1 degrades single and double stranded DNA with 3'-5' nuclease activity and its mutations are related to type 1 IFN mediated autoinflammation due to accumulated intracellular nucleic acids. To date, several cases of systemic lupus erythematosus, Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, familial chilblain lupus, retinal vasculopathy-cerebral leukodystrophy have been reported with TREX1 mutations. Chilblain lupus is a skin disease characterized by blue-reddish coloring, swelling or ulcers on acral regions of body such as fingertips, heels, nose and auricles. Read More

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December 2017
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Non-Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease in Women.

Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2017 Sep 14;19(10):78. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

Cardiovascular Division, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Avenue South MCE South Tower, Nashville, TN, 37232, USA.

Opinion Statement: Takayasu arteritis, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), spontaneous arterial dissection, Raynaud's phenomenon, and chilblains are vascular conditions that are associated with an increased predisposition in women and are often underdiagnosed. Takayasu arteritis has an incidence rate of 2.6 cases per million individuals per year in the USA and predominantly affects women of childbearing age. Read More

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September 2017
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Familial Chilblain Lupus - What Can We Learn from Type I Interferonopathies?

Authors:
Christoph Fiehn

Curr Rheumatol Rep 2017 Aug 26;19(10):61. Epub 2017 Aug 26.

Unit for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Medical Center Baden-Baden, Beethovenstr.2, 76530, Baden-Baden, Germany.

Purpose Of Review: Familial chilblain lupus belongs to the group of type I interferonopathies and is characterized by typical skin manifestations and acral ischaemia. This review aims to give an overview of clinical signs and the pathophysiological mechanisms.

Recent Findings: There are several mutations that can lead to this autosomal dominant disease. Read More

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August 2017
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Methods of Assessing STING Activation and Trafficking.

Methods Mol Biol 2017 ;1656:167-174

Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

The signaling adapter protein STING is crucial for the host immune response to cytosolic DNA and cyclic dinucleotides. Under basal conditions, STING resides on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER ) , but upon activation, it traffics through secretory pathway to cytoplasmic vesicles, where STING activates downstream immune signaling. Classical STING activation and trafficking are triggered by binding of cyclic dinucleotide ligands. Read More

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April 2018
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I Can Not Wear My Sunglasses: An Unusual Sarcoidosis Presentation.

Korean J Fam Med 2017 Jul 20;38(4):226-228. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

Department of Internal Medicine Unit, University Hospital Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

A 39-year-old Caucasian man was referred to University Hospital Salamanca from a primary care unit due to the presence of an erythematous violaceous nodule at the superior portion of his nose. Physical examination indicated that the firm, fixed erythematous violaceous nodule measured approximately 2 cm in diameter and was located inferior to a scar on the nasal bridge. Cutaneous involvement in sarcoidosis occurs in 25% of cases. Read More

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July 2017
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Categorisation of foot complaints in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from a New Zealand cohort.

J Foot Ankle Res 2017 26;10:33. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Health and Research Rehabilitation Institute and School of Podiatry, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: Foot complaints have been shown to be common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and heterogeneous in nature. We aimed to categorize self-reported foot complaints in people with SLE and foot symptoms.

Methods: A self-administered validated questionnaire was posted to 406 people with SLE attending adult rheumatology clinics across three health boards in Auckland, New Zealand. Read More

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February 2018
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Human urine-based therapeutics in Spain from the early 20th century to the present: a historical literature overview and a present-day case study.

Acta Med Hist Adriat 2017 Jun;15(1):73-108

Departamento de Terapéutica Médico-Quirúrgica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain.

Human urine is currently the subject of biomedical investigations as a potential therapeutic resource and it continues to be used in remedies in different cultures and societies, including the Spanish culture. In this study we gather etnomedical knowledge about urotherapy and determine their associated symbolisms in Spain. A literature overview and a case study were carried out to compile urine-based remedies and as a direct analysis of symbolic systems. Read More

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June 2017
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Comparative Analysis of Chilblain Lupus Erythematosus and Idiopathic Perniosis: Histopathologic Features and Immunohistochemistry for CD123 and CD30.

Am J Dermatopathol 2018 Apr;40(4):265-271

Departments of Pathology, and.

Distinction of chilblain lupus erythematosus (CLE) from idiopathic perniosis (IP) could predict an underlying connective tissue disease; however, histopathologic discrimination of the two is difficult. Increased CD123 plasmacytoid dendritic cells and CD30 lymphocytes have been demonstrated in various forms of cutaneous lupus erythematosus and IP, respectively. To our knowledge, CD123 and CD30 have not been examined in CLE. Read More

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April 2018
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Efficacy and Tolerance of Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor α Agents in Cutaneous Sarcoidosis: A French Study of 46 Cases.

JAMA Dermatol 2017 Jul;153(7):681-685

Department of Pneumology, APHP Hôpital Avicenne, Bobigny, France.

Importance: Evidence for the long-term efficacy and safety of anti-tumor necrosis factor α agents (anti-TNF) in treating cutaneous sarcoidosis is lacking.

Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of anti-TNF in treating cutaneous sarcoidosis in a large observational study.

Design, Setting, And Participants: STAT (Sarcoidosis Treated with Anti-TNF) is a French retrospective and prospective multicenter observational database that receives data from teaching hospitals and referral centers, as well as several pneumology, dermatology, and internal medicine departments. Read More

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July 2017
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[Familial chilblain lupus : Type 1 interferonopathy with model character].

Authors:
C Fiehn

Z Rheumatol 2017 May;76(4):322-327

ACURA-Rheumazentrum Baden-Baden, Rotenbachtalstr. 5, 76530, Baden-Baden, Deutschland.

Familial chilblain lupus belongs to the group of type 1 interferonopathies and is particularly characterized by typical skin manifestations and ischemia of the acra. There are various mutations that can lead to this autosomal dominant disease. A mutation in the TREX-1 gene has been most frequently found; however, families with mutations in the SAMHD1 gene and recently in the gene which codes for the stimulator of interferon genes (STING) protein were also described. Read More

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Aicardi-Goutières syndrome: unusual neuro-radiological manifestations.

Metab Brain Dis 2017 06 23;32(3):679-683. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

Clinical Genetics Department, Human Genetics and Genome Research Division, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.

Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is one of the expanding group of inherited congenital infection like syndromes. Here, we describe the detailed clinical and imaging findings of two sibs with AGS. Each shows scattered periventricular intracranial calcifications, severe global delay, seizures, microcephaly and spasticity. Read More

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June 2017
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[Cutaneous manifestations of sarcoidosis].

Z Rheumatol 2017 Jun;76(5):382-390

Abteilung für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075, Göttingen, Deutschland.

Skin manifestations of sarcoidosis occur in up to 30% of cases. This review summarizes and illustrates in detail the differences between specific and unspecific skin manifestations of sarcoidosis. Important differential diagnoses, such as tuberculosis, cutaneous lymphoma and syphilis have to be excluded. Read More

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June 2017
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High Altitude Dermatology.

Authors:
Lt Col G K Singh

Indian J Dermatol 2017 Jan-Feb;62(1):59-65

Department of Dermatology, Military Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Approximately, 140 million people worldwide live permanently at high altitudes (HAs) and approximately another 40 million people travel to HA area (HAA) every year for reasons of occupation, sports or recreation. In India, whole of Ladakh region, part of Northwest Kashmir, Northern part of Sikkim and Tenga valley of Arunachal are considered inhabited areas of HAA. The low quantity of oxygen, high exposure of ultraviolet (UV) light, very low humidity, extreme subzero temperature in winter, high wind velocity, make this region difficult for lowlanders as well as for tourists. Read More

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February 2017
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Assessing the effectiveness of topical betamethasone to treat chronic chilblains: a randomised clinical trial in primary care.

Br J Gen Pract 2017 Mar 13;67(656):e187-e193. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Department of Primary and Community Care, Gender and Women's Health; Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Background: GPs prescribe topical corticosteroids to patients with chronic chilblains despite poor evidence for their effectiveness. The authors of the current study therefore decided to assess the effectiveness of topical steroids in a primary care setting.

Aim: To assess the effectiveness of topical application of betamethasone valerate 0. Read More

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March 2017
10 Reads

Rowell's Syndrome or subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus?

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017 02;152(1):82-83

Section of Dermatology, Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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February 2017
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Response to: 'JAK inhibition in STING-associated interferonopathy' by Crow et al.

Ann Rheum Dis 2016 12 3;75(12):e76. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

Molecular Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

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December 2016
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Cold-associated perniosis of the thighs histopathologically mimicking lupus. Six observations.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Jun 21;31(6):1029-1032. Epub 2016 Oct 21.

Service de dermatologie, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Créteil, France.

Background: Equestrian cold panniculitis has been described since 1980 in horse riders or in stable employees. Histological aspect is underdescribed.

Patients And Methods: We describe clinical and histological features of six horse riding or stable employees patients presenting with upper lateral thigh lesions during the winter months between 2014 and 2016 in our dermatological department. Read More

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Polycyclic Eruption of the Thighs.

JAMA Dermatol 2017 01;153(1):83-84

Department of Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

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January 2017

Nifedipine vs Placebo for Treatment of Chronic Chilblains: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Ann Fam Med 2016 09;14(5):453-9

Department of Primary and Community Care, Unit Gender and Women's Health, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Purpose: Nifedipine is commonly prescribed for the treatment of chilblains (pernio, perniosis) on the basis of observational studies and a single small, older clinical trial. We aimed to confirm the proposed superiority of oral nifedipine 60 mg per day over placebo for treatment of chronic chilblains in primary care.

Methods: We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover trial, closely following the design of the older trial. Read More

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September 2016
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Severe Pulmonary Fibrosis as the First Manifestation of Interferonopathy (TMEM173 Mutation).

Chest 2016 Sep;150(3):e65-71

Pediatric Pulmonology Department, Hôpital Femme-Mère-Enfant, Hospices civils de Lyon, UMR5558, Lyon, France. Electronic address:

We report three cases of pulmonary disease suggesting fibrosis in two familial and one sporadic case. Pulmonary symptoms were associated with various clinical features of systemic inflammation and vasculitis involving the skin, and appeared at different ages. A strong interferon signature was found in all three cases. Read More

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September 2016
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The importance of chilblains as a diagnostic clue for mild Aicardi-Goutières syndrome.

Am J Med Genet A 2016 12 8;170(12):3308-3312. Epub 2016 Sep 8.

Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.

Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is classically characterized by early-onset encephalopathy. However, in some cases, the presenting symptom of concern may actually be cutaneous rather than neurological, leading to the misdiagnosis of the condition. We report the case of three teenage siblings who presented with a lifetime history of chilblain lesions, only one of whom had notable neurologic deficits. Read More

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December 2016
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Familial chilblain lupus due to a gain-of-function mutation in STING.

Ann Rheum Dis 2017 Feb 26;76(2):468-472. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Department of Pediatrics, Medizinische Fakultät Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Objectives: Familial chilblain lupus is a monogenic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus caused by loss-of-function mutations in the nucleases TREX1 or SAMHD1. In a family without TREX1 or SAMHD1 mutation, we sought to determine the causative gene and the underlying disease pathology.

Methods: Exome sequencing was used for disease gene identification. Read More

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February 2017
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Phenotypic familial aggregation in chronic chilblains.

Fam Pract 2016 10 6;33(5):461-5. Epub 2016 Jul 6.

Department of Primary and Community Care, Unit Sex and Women's Health, Radboud University Medical Center, Internal Post Code 118, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Background: Our clinical observations and two earlier studies indicate familial clustering to be involved in chronic chilblains. Demonstrating phenotypic familial aggregation is a next step to investigate the origin of familial clustering.

Objective: This study was initiated to assess evidence for phenotypic familial aggregation in chronic chilblains. Read More

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October 2016
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Type I interferonopathies in pediatric rheumatology.

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 2016 Jun 4;14(1):35. Epub 2016 Jun 4.

U.O. Pediatria 2, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy.

Defective regulation of type I interferon response is associated with severe inflammatory phenotypes and autoimmunity. Type I interferonopathies are a clinically heterogenic group of Mendelian diseases with a constitutive activation of this pathway that might present as atypical, severe, early onset rheumatic diseases. Skin vasculopathy with chilblains and livedo reticularis, interstitial lung disease, and panniculitis are common. Read More

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June 2016
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Sarcoidosis patient with lupus pernio and infliximab-induced myositis: Response to Acthar gel.

Respir Med Case Rep 2016 19;17:5-7. Epub 2015 Nov 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1001 Holmes, Eden Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA.

Infliximab is an effective treatment for sarcoidosis patients with persistent disease despite glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive therapy. Patients receiving infliximab can experience side effects, inducing an autoimmune reaction. Treatment is unclear for sarcoidosis patients who develop autoimmune reactions to infliximab. Read More

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May 2016
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Clinical and radiological features of extra-pulmonary sarcoidosis: a pictorial essay.

Insights Imaging 2016 Aug 25;7(4):571-87. Epub 2016 May 25.

Regional Centre for Interstitial and Rare Lung Diseases, Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University Hospital Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123, Catania, Italy.

Unlabelled: The aim of this manuscript is to describe radiological findings of extra-pulmonary sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is an immune-mediated systemic disease of unknown origin, characterized by non-caseating epitheliod granulomas. Ninety percent of patients show granulomas located in the lungs or in the related lymph nodes. Read More

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August 2016
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Chilblain-like leukaemia cutis.

BMJ Case Rep 2016 Apr 19;2016:10.1136/bcr-2016-214838. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

Chilblain, also known as pernio, is an abnormal inflammatory response to cold, moist environmental conditions. Persistent or atypical lesions should prompt investigation to exclude underlying systemic illness. We describe a case of acute myeloid leukaemia that presented with chilblain-like leukaemia cutis. Read More

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April 2016
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[Lumbar sympathectomy literature review over the past 15 years].

Rozhl Chir 2016 Mar;95(3):101-6

Introduction: Lumbar sympathectomy (LS) irreversibly damages a part of the sympathetic trunk and adjacent ganglia between L1 and L5, typically between L2 and L4. The first LS was performed in 1923. Initially, it used to be performed very often; however, with the progress of vascular and endovascular surgery its importance gradually continues to decline. Read More

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March 2016
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Sarcoidosis: An unusual presentation.

Reumatol Clin 2017 Jul - Aug;13(4):227-229. Epub 2016 Apr 8.

Rheumatology Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.

A 35-year-old man presented with a 3-year history of arthralgia and purple coloration of the skin of his fingers and feet. Hand and foot radiography showed cystic bone lesions on phalanges suggestive of sarcoidosis. Lab tests revealed increased liver enzymes. Read More

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May 2018
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Seasonal variations in dermatologic and dermatopathologic diagnoses: a retrospective 15-year analysis of dermatopathologic data.

Int J Dermatol 2016 Oct 7;55(10):1115-8. Epub 2016 Apr 7.

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Background: Certain dermatologic conditions are known to show seasonal variations in frequency, the reasons for which are unclear but in some cases may be attributable to changes in ambient weather conditions.

Objectives: The current study was conducted to determine whether seasonal trends might exist for dermatologic conditions including erythema multiforme, guttate psoriasis, erythema dyschromicum perstans (ashy dermatosis), pityriasis lichenoides, and pityriasis rosea.

Methods: Data were derived from a 15-year retrospective review of electronic records from a large dermatopathology laboratory located in the mid-Atlantic region of the USA. Read More

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October 2016
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Perniosis A Case Report with Literature Review.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2016 Mar;106(2):138-40

Perniosis, or chilblain, is an uncommon condition of the acral skin. Presented herein is a case report of a 65-year-old otherwise healthy construction worker with perniosis. He had a 3-year history of lesions on the fingers and toes brought on by cold, damp weather. Read More

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March 2016
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Treatment of primary perniosis with oral pentoxifylline (a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized therapeutic trial).

Dermatol Ther 2016 Jul 15;29(4):263-8. Epub 2016 Mar 15.

Department of Dermatology, Ibn Sina University of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Baghdad, Iraq.

Primary perniosis is an annoying cold-induced dermatosis. Many therapeutic agents have been tried with either unsatisfactory or controversial results. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of oral pentoxyfylline in the treatment of primary perniosis. Read More

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July 2016
10 Reads

Paroxysmal finger haematoma--a benign acrosyndrome occurring in middle-aged women.

Vasa 2016 Jan;45(1):57-62

1 Department of Vascular Medicine, Grenoble University Hospital, France.

Background: Paroxysmal finger haematoma (PFH) is an under-recognised vascular acrosyndrome with no epidemiological description to date. The aim of this work was to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors and clinical correlates of PFH in a population-based sample of subjects and to describe their semiological characteristics.

Patients And Methods: This cross-sectional study of random samples of the general population in three geographic areas of France involved 802 subjects, 548 women and 254 men, aged 18 to 84 years. Read More

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January 2016
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Cold-Associated Perniosis of the Thighs ("Equestrian-Type" Chilblain): A Reappraisal Based on a Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Study of 6 Cases.

Am J Dermatopathol 2016 Oct;38(10):726-31

*Research Unit Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; and †Anatomic Pathology Unit, Gaetano Rummo Hospital, Benevento, Italy.

Cold-associated perniosis of the thighs ("equestrian cold panniculitis") is an unusual and still enigmatic entity. The authors retrieved 6 cases for a re-evaluation of their clinicopathologic features and for an immunohistochemical assessment with antibodies anti-CD3, anti-CD20, and anti-CD123. All patients were women, aged 17-45 years. Read More

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October 2016
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Clinical and pathologic features of Aicardi-Goutières syndrome due to an IFIH1 mutation: A pediatric case report.

Am J Med Genet A 2016 May 1;170A(5):1317-24. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Department of Genetics, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France.

We describe the case of a young patient with calcifying encephalopathy, born to asymptomatic parents. An extensive hypothesis-driven etiological assessment was performed and failed to detect the precise etiology during many years. We therefore decided to perform whole exome sequencing of the child-unaffected parents trio. Read More

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May 2016
25 Reads