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Longitudinal course and predictors of depressive symptoms in atopic dermatitis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Dermatology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia; Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:

Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with eczematous lesions, pruritus, pain, and sleep disturbance, which may negatively impact mental health over time.

Objective: To determine the predictors and longitudinal course of depressive symptoms in adults with AD.

Methods: A prospective, dermatology practice-based study was performed (N = 695). Read More

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Differences between pediatric and adult atopic dermatitis.

Pediatr Dermatol 2022 Mar 16. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Department of Dermatology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common disease with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. AD can manifest differently in adults than children. Core AD features are similar between children and adults overall, including lesions affecting flexural areas, presence of atopy, and xerosis. Read More

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A Cross-Sectional Evaluation of the Usefulness of the Minor Features of Hanifin and Rajka Diagnostic Criteria for the Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis in the Pediatric Population.

Indian J Dermatol 2021 Nov-Dec;66(6):583-590

Department of Paediatric Dermatology, ICH, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease. Hanifin and Rajka's criteria is the most common diagnostic criteria used for the clinical diagnosis of this condition. However, many find that it is too exhaustive to be used in routine practice, and the specificity of many of the minor criteria poses challenges, particularly from Asian countries with type III, IV, and V skin. Read More

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Analysis of Epidemic Characteristics and Related Pathogenic Factors of 2726 Cases of Pityriasis Alba.

Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2022 15;15:203-209. Epub 2022 Feb 15.

Departments of Dermatology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, 230601, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: To understand the distribution characteristics of onset time, onset age and gender of pityriasis alba (PA) patients in the dermatology clinic of our hospital and to further explore the pathogenesis of the disease to provide a scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of this disease.

Patients And Methods: The clinical data of 2726 outpatients with PA diagnosed for the first time from January 2016 to December 2020 were collected and descriptively analyzed.

Results: The number of patients with PA was less from January to March. Read More

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February 2022

Association of Pityriasis Alba with Atopic Dermatitis: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Indian J Dermatol 2021 Sep-Oct;66(5):567-568

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

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January 2022

Prevalence of skin diseases in school-age children.

Fam Pract 2022 05;39(3):340-345

Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: The prevalence of community-based skin diseases, especially among school-age children, depends on topography, climate, and age of population.

Objective: We determined the prevalence of skin diseases among community-based primary school-age children and identified demographic characteristics in relation to particular skin conditions.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive survey study of a subproject school cohort in children aged 5-14 years of 2 community-based primary schools. Read More

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Training in pediatric skin of color: Suggested curricular guidelines of the pediatric dermatology research alliance special interest group in pediatric skin of color.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Nov 21;38 Suppl 2:90-95. Epub 2021 Aug 21.

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: Deficiencies in the skills necessary to diagnose and manage patients with skin of color may contribute to health disparities. The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Special Interest Group in Pediatric Skin of Color (PSOCG) convened to generate a curriculum of topics required for basic pediatric skin of color (PSOC) education for medical students and residents in dermatology to improve the quality of education in PSOC.

Methods: A survey was distributed to the PSOCG members to assess expert opinion regarding critical topics for inclusion in a basic PSOC syllabus. Read More

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November 2021

Pityriasis alba: toward an effective treatment.

J Dermatolog Treat 2021 Aug 1:1-5. Epub 2021 Aug 1.

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.

Background: Pityriasis alba is a common skin condition that may be challenging to treat, especially in patients with darker skin type where the hypopigmentation may be more noticeable and represents a major cosmetic concern.

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of three cost-effective treatments of PA in comparison with placebo.

Patients/methods: This prospective study was conducted on 80 patients complaining from PA and divided into 4 equal groups according the received topical treatment on the target lesions twice daily for 8 weeks (Calcipotriol 0. Read More

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Prevalence of Hypopigmentary Disorders in Primary School Children in Zagazig City, Sharkia Governorate, Egypt.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2022 Mar 10;21(3):1208-1215. Epub 2021 May 10.

Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.

Background: Epidemiologic data derived from population-based studies are very important to understand human diseases and their implications. Highlighting skin problems by identifying their incidence and prevalence is vital to direct suitable medical attention toward them.

Aim: The aim of the study was to detect the prevalence and most common causes of hypopigmentation in primary school children in Zagazig City. Read More

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Nevus depigmentosus: the analysis of 37 cases.

Ital J Dermatol Venerol 2021 02 23;156(1):62-67. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Department of Dermatology, Baghdad Medical City Complex, Baghdad, Iraq.

Background: Nevus depigmentosus (ND) is an uncommon congenital nonprogressive hypopigmented skin disorder that can be seen anywhere on the body. We considered other depigmenting disorders and focused on distinguishing ND from vitiligo and tuberous sclerosis complex in infancy.

Methods: The diagnosis of patients with nevus depigmentosus was made differentiating it from nevus anemicus, pityriasis alba, tuberous sclerosis complex, vitiligo and other depigmenting disorders. Read More

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February 2021

Expression Levels of Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress-Related Genes in Skin Biopsies and Their Association with Pityriasis Alba.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2020 Jul 17;56(7). Epub 2020 Jul 17.

Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Doctorado en Ciencias con Orientación en Medicina Molecular, Unidad Académica de Medicina Humana y C.S., Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Zacatecas 98160, Mexico.

: Pytiriasis alba (PA) is a common skin disorder which affects 80% of children between six and 16 years. The etiology of PA is unclear, but hypo-pigmented patches in photo-exposed zones characterize the disease. Because the high ultraviolet exposition of the skin promotes an acute inflammatory response and an increase of oxidative stress (OS), this study aimed to evaluate the expression levels of inflammatory and OS-related genes in skin biopsies, and their association with PA. Read More

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The pathophysiology of pityriasis alba: Time-dependent histologic changes.

Clin Dermatol 2020 May - Jun;38(3):354-356. Epub 2019 Jul 11.

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA; Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA; Department of Dermatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Electronic address:

Although pityriasis alba is a common dermatologic condition, its pathogenesis is poorly understood, and there are many discrepancies in the literature. To assess the effect of the duration of disease on the histologic findings, a search of cases labeled "pityriasis alba" was performed on any cases submitted to our dermatopathology laboratory. Of 179 cases of pityriasis alba, five cases identified the duration of the disease, when the biopsy was taken. Read More

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September 2020

Role of trace elements in pityriasis Alba.

J Trace Elem Med Biol 2020 May 30;59:126422. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

Department of Family medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.

Background: Pityriasis Alba (PA) is a common skin disorder affecting the children and it has multiple risk factors.

Objectives: To assess the serum levels of trace elements (copper, zinc, and magnesium) and hemoglobin (Hb) level in patients with PA.

Method: This is a case control study; 110 participants (55 cases and 55 controls) were recruited from pediatric dermatology and family medicine clinics, Cairo university hospitals. Read More

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Common Skin Disorders in Pediatric Skin of Color.

J Pediatr Health Care 2019 Nov - Dec;33(6):727-737

Children with skin of color represent a large proportion of the pediatric population. There are numerous skin conditions that commonly occur in this population, including but not limited to acne, atopic dermatitis, pityriasis alba, tinea versicolor, progressive macular hypomelanosis, traction alopecia, and confluent and reticulated papillomatosis. This article highlights the clinical presentations of these conditions in skin of color and briefly addresses pathophysiology and treatment modalities. Read More

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October 2020

Novel dermoscopic features of pityriasis versicolor-like macules in epidermodysplasia verruciformis.

Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Jan 23;37(1):230-232. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

IQRAA Aesthetics, Department of Dermatology, IQRAA International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, India.

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) manifests early in childhood as pityriasis versicolor (PV)-like macules on sun-exposed sites such as the face. These hypopigmented lesions closely resemble commoner pediatric dermatoses such as PV or pityriasis alba. In this report of two cases, we describe the distinguishing dermoscopic features of PV-like macules in EV. Read More

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January 2020

Pityriasis alba: Possible associations with intestinal helminths and pathogenic protozoa.

Int J Clin Pract 2020 Feb 30;74(2):e13441. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

Department of Immunology of Parasitic Diseases, the Research Institute of Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Background: The aetiology of pityriasis alba (PA) remains uncertain, and children are at risk for PA and intestinal parasites.

Aim: To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites in PA patients and to evaluate their possible role in PA pathogenesis.

Methods: Overall, 180 PA patients and 100 healthy individuals were enrolled. Read More

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February 2020

Dermatologic Problems Commonly Seen by the Allergist/Immunologist.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2020 01 25;8(1):102-112. Epub 2019 Jul 25.

Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla.

Allergists/immunologists see a variety of skin disorders, some of which have a known immunologic basis whereas others do not. We review the prevalence, etiology, clinical presentation, and effective and low-cost care of common dermatologic conditions seen in outpatient practices. Conditions discussed include pityriasis alba, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, acne, tinea infections, intertrigo, lichen planus, tinea versicolor, lichen simplex chronicus, scabies, pityriasis rosea, keratosis pilaris, and seborrheic keratosis. Read More

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January 2020

Dermoscopy is a new diagnostic tool in diagnosis of common hypopigmented macular disease: A descriptive study.

Authors:
Khitam Al-Refu

Dermatol Reports 2019 Jan 21;11(1):7916. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, Jordan.

One of the most frequent complaints in dermatology clinics is the eruption of hypopigmented patchy skin lesions. The aim of the study was to investigate the utility of dermoscopy in common hypopigmented macular diseases. Patients with the followings diseases were examined by dermoscopy: vitiligo, pityriasis alba, nevus depigmentosus, achromic pityriasis versicolor, idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, and extragenital guttate lichen sclerosus. Read More

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January 2019

Macular hypopigmentation, hair loss and follicular spongiosis: A distinct clinicopathological entity.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2020 Jul-Aug;86(4):386-391

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Background: Hypopigmented macules are seen in a variety of disorders and the diagnosis rests on clinicopathological correlation. However, some cases are difficult to classify and pose a diagnostic challenge.

Aim: To describe the clinical and histopathological features of patients with hypopigmented macules and follicular spongiosis on histopathology. Read More

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the regional and age-related differences in atopic dermatitis clinical characteristics.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2019 Feb 1;80(2):390-401. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Dermatology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Northwestern Medicine Multidisciplinary Eczema Center, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:

Background: Previous studies found conflicting results about the commonality of different atopic dermatitis (AD) signs and symptoms.

Objective: To determine the prevalences of AD characteristics and differences by region and age.

Methods: A systematic review was performed of all published studies in MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS, LILACS, Cochrane, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services, and CiNii that analyzed the proportion of AD characteristics. Read More

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February 2019

Skin diseases associated with atopic dermatitis.

Clin Dermatol 2018 Sep - Oct;36(5):631-640. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Dermatology, Mt Sinai West, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York, NY. Electronic address:

Atopic dermatitis is a common chronic pruritic inflammatory skin disorder, characterized by an abnormal skin barrier, immune dysfunction, and an altered skin microbiome. Atopic dermatitis may be seen in conjunction with a variety of other skin disorders due to the complex pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis, involving genetic and environmental factors that are associated with immune dysfunction, barrier defects, and altered skin microbiomes. Skin disorders associated with atopic dermatitis include diseases sharing similar genetic origins like ichthyosis vulgaris, infectious diseases such as impetigo, and eczema herpeticum, in addition to the cutaneous autoimmune diseases, alopecia areata, and vitiligo. Read More

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January 2019

Hypopigmented patches in an 8-year-old boy.

Authors:
K A Malek W W Kamal

Malays Fam Physician 2018 30;13(1):49-51. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

MRCP (UK), Adv. M Derm (UKM) Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh Campus, Selangor Malaysia. E-mail:

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Pigmentation Disorders: Diagnosis and Management.

Am Fam Physician 2017 Dec;96(12):797-804

Norton Audobon Hospital, Louisville, KY, USA.

Pigmentation disorders are commonly diagnosed, evaluated, and treated in primary care practices. Typical hyperpigmentation disorders include postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, solar lentigines, ephelides (freckles), and café au lait macules. These conditions are generally benign but can be distressing to patients. Read More

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December 2017

Analysis of Post Earthquake Disease Pattern in a Camp at Gyampesal Gorkha.

Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) 2016 Jul-Sept.;14(55):249-253

Department of Pediatrics, Manipal College of Medical Science, Pokhara, Nepal.

Background A major earthquake occurred in Nepal on 25th April 2015 with magnitude of 7.8 causing mass panic amongst people. Objective To analyze scenario, experience and disease pattern of Post Earthquake camp at Gyampesal, Gorkha. Read More

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November 2017

Localized pigmentation disorder after subcutaneous pegylated interferon beta-1a injection.

Mult Scler 2018 02 28;24(2):231-233. Epub 2017 Jul 28.

Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.

We report the case of a 42-year-old female patient who developed peculiar skin lesions due to subcutaneous polyethylene glycol (PEG) interferon beta-1a. The dermatological examination showed hypochromic macules that had coalesced into a 10-cm-diameter patch. On the abdomen injection sites, there was a greyish diffuse hyperpigmentation arranged irregularly in annular macules. Read More

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February 2018

Special Considerations for Therapy of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis.

Dermatol Clin 2017 Jul 4;35(3):351-363. Epub 2017 May 4.

Department of Pediatric Dermatology, National Institute of Pediatrics, Insurgentes Sur 3700-C, Insurgentes Cuicuilco, México City 04530, México.

Atopic dermatitis is the leading cause of pediatric dermatology visits in developed nations. Recurrent, itchy rashes in typical locations and a family/personal history of atopy helps to identify children with disease. Most cases (85%) are diagnosed by age 5 years. Read More

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Ethnic skin: Kids are not just little people.

Clin Dermatol 2016 Nov - Dec;34(6):690-697. Epub 2016 Jul 12.

Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Electronic address:

There are numerous skin conditions that occur commonly in children with ethnic skin, including vitiligo, progressive macular hypomelanosis, pityriasis alba, acne keloidalis nuchae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, and keloids. Though these conditions occur in both children and adults, children may have different patterns of clinical presentation and response to therapy. In caring for such patients, important treatment considerations include side effects of systemic medications and tolerability of invasive procedures. Read More

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Prevalence of skin disorders in primary and secondary school age children in Canakkale, Turkey: a community-based survey.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2016 Jun 17;33(3):176-81. Epub 2016 Jun 17.

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey.

Introduction: Skin lesions may be of dermatological importance, affect appearance, and cause problems communicating with peers and may be especially more significant in childhood.

Aim: Information on the prevalence of pediatric dermatoses in Western Turkey. This study was aimed to define the existing data. Read More

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A Clinico-Etiological Study of Dermatoses in Pediatric Age Group in Tertiary Health Care Center in South Gujarat Region.

Indian J Dermatol 2015 Nov-Dec;60(6):635

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India.

Background: Dermatologic conditions have different presentation and management in pediatric age group from that in adult; this to be studied separately for statistical and population based analysis.

Objective: To study the pattern of various dermatoses in infants and children in tertiary health care center in South Gujarat region.

Materials And Methods: This is a prospective study; various dermatoses were studied in pediatric patients up to 14 years of age attending the Dermatology OPD of New Civil Hospital, Surat, Gujarat over a period of 12 months from June 2009 to June 2010. Read More

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December 2015