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Gastrointestinal Behcet's-like disease with myelodysplastic neoplasms with trisomy 8: a French case series and literature review.

Leuk Lymphoma 2018 Nov 20:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

a Department of Internal Medicine Inflammation-Immunopathology-Biotherapy Department (DHU i2B), Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris , Hôpital Saint-Antoine , Paris , France.

We report the 11 cases of +8-MDS/MPN associated with Behcet's-like syndrome and compare them with Behcet's disease and Crohn's disease, pool with literature cases for analysis. Data for patients with +8-MDS/MPN and Behçet's-like syndrome were collected from MINHEMON. Eleven patients had Behcet's-like syndrome and +8-MDS/MPN (median age 75 years [IQR 65-87]; M/F ratio 0. Read More

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November 2018
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[Ulcerations of the extremities: An unusual manifestation of Behçet's disease].

Rev Med Interne 2018 Sep 4. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Service de médecine interne, La rabta-Faculté de médecine de Tunis, université Tunis Manar, centre hospitalo-universitaire, Tunis, Tunisie. Electronic address:

Background: Although cutaneous and mucosal involvement is a major manifestation in Behçet's disease, ulcerated lesions of the extremities are exceptional and poorly known.

Case Report: A 57-year-old male patient was diagnosed 7 years ago with Behçet's disease. This diagnosis was made in the presence of recurrent bipolar aphtous ulcers, pseudofolliculitis lesions and retinal vasculitis. Read More

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September 2018
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Superior Mesenteric Artery Vasculitis in Behçet's Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Intern Med 2018 Aug 24. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Center for Community Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Japan.

A 55-year-old male presented with abdominal pain that had begun about 5 days ago. Physical examination revealed oral aphtha, genital aphthosis, and pseudofolliculitis, and the patient was diagnosed with incomplete Behçet's disease (BD). Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) showed dilation of the superior mesenteric artery and mesenteric infiltration of inflammation, indicating vasculo-BD. Read More

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August 2018
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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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Paediatric Behçet's disease in Iran: report of 204 cases.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Behçet's Disease Unit, Rheumatology Research Centre, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: This study proposed to report the characteristics of paediatric Behçet's disease (PED-BD) in a cohort of patients from Iran's registry and compare them with different reports throughout the world.

Methods: From a cohort of 7504 Iranian patients with Behçet's disease those diagnosed before the age of 16 years were included in this study. Data were collected on a standard protocol comprising 105 items, including demographic features, type of presentation, and different clinical and laboratory findings. Read More

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June 2018
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soft tissue infection mimicking pseudofolliculitis barbae.

Clin Case Rep 2018 04 21;6(4):758-759. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Division of Infectious Diseases NMVAHCS/University of New Mexico 1501 San Pedro Ave, SE Albuquerque New Mexico 87108.

Endemic fungal infections can present atypically and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any soft tissue infection not responding appropriately to antibiotic therapy. Diagnosis can be confirmed with a biopsy. Most fungal soft tissue infections require extended duration of treatment. Read More

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April 2018
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Anti-interleukin 6 receptor tocilizumab in refractory uveitis associated with Behçet's disease: multicentre retrospective study.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 05;57(5):856-864

Rheumatology Division and Epidemiology, Genetics and Atherosclerosis Research Group on Systemic Inflammatory Diseases, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, IDIVAL, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

Objective: To assess the efficacy of tocilizumab (TCZ) in refractory uveitis of Behçet's disease (BD).

Methods: Multicentre study of patients with BD-associated uveitis. Patients were refractory to conventional and biologic immunosuppressive drugs. Read More

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May 2018
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Considerations When Treating Cosmetic Concerns in Men of Color.

Dermatol Surg 2017 Nov;43 Suppl 2:S140-S150

*Department of Dermatology, The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Washington, DC; †Department of Dermatology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC; ‡Department of Dermatology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; §Division of Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles, California.

Background: Men of color include a diverse population encompassing individuals with Fitzpatrick skin Types IV through VI. Yet, there is a paucity of data describing the cosmetic concerns of this population.

Objective: To review the basic science of advantages and disadvantages of skin of color and pathophysiology, incidence, and treatment of disorders of cosmetic concern in men of color. Read More

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November 2017
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Barber Knowledge and Recommendations Regarding Pseudofolliculitis Barbae and Acne Keloidalis Nuchae in an Urban Setting.

JAMA Dermatol 2017 Dec;153(12):1325-1326

Department of Dermatology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City.

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December 2017
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Hair and scalp disorders in adult and pediatric patients with skin of color.

Cutis 2017 Jul;100(1):31-35

Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA.

As increasing numbers of patients of African descent seek treatment for hair and scalp-related diseases, it is imperative that all dermatologists be adequately trained to address the concerns of this patient population. We present must-know information to effectively approach the concerns of patients with seborrheic dermatitis, acquired trichorrhexis nodosa, acne keloidalis nuchae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, alopecia, and common pediatric hair and scalp disorders. Read More

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July 2017
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Acne keloidalis nuchae: risk factors and associated disorders - a retrospective study.

Int J Dermatol 2017 Aug 30;56(8):828-832. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Department of Medicine, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

Background: Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a chronic scarring folliculitis which usually occurs in young adult males of African descent. Studies have suggested that AKN may be associated with other dermatologic conditions and even general medical disorders. The aim of this study was to identify cutaneous and extracutaneous associated disorders and to examine risk factors in our population for developing AKN. Read More

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August 2017
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Clinical Pearls in Dermatology 2017.

Dis Mon 2017 Jul 22;63(7):165-175. Epub 2017 May 22.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States. Electronic address:

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July 2017
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The association of pathergy reaction and active clinical presentations of Behçet's disease.

Reumatologia 2017 28;55(2):79-83. Epub 2017 Apr 28.

Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Objectives: The pathergy skin test is a hypersensitivity reaction to a prick skin trauma caused by a pin or a needle, which is considered as a specific presentation in Behçet's disease (BD) and the precise mechanism of this test is not well elucidated. This study was designed to evaluate the association of pathergy reaction (PR) with the active clinical manifestations of BD patients, to assess the clinical importance of PR.

Materials And Methods: This was a cohort study on 1675 BD patients who fulfilled the entry criteria based on the International Criteria for Behçet's Disease (ICBD) from 1975 to 2011. Read More

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April 2017
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Behçet disease in Western Algeria.

Med Sante Trop 2017 Feb;27(1):101-104

Service de médecine interne, CHU Tidjani Damerdji Tlemcen, 13000 Algérie.

The aim of the current study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical features of Behçet disease in western Algeria. This observational retrospective study examined records for patients with Behçet disease seen in our department from 1990 to 2015. Of the 61 patients included in the study, 80. Read More

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February 2017
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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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June 2017
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[Panuveitis with oral and genital ulcer misdiagnosed as Behcet's disease: two cases report and literature review].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2016 10;48(5):910-914

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.

Here we reported two patients who presented with panuveitis and were transferred from ophthalmologists to rheumatologists, for both the patients had oral and genital ulcers. They were misdiagnosed with Behcet's disease at first glance. Two young males presented with acute uveitis with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers. Read More

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October 2016
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Bensal HP Attenuates the Inflammatory Response in Hair Shaving Associated Dermatitis.

J Drugs Dermatol 2016 Jul;15(7):836-40

Shaving is an ubiquitous practice, and cutaneous irritation and inflammation are common sequelae, which may be worsened by underlying skin conditions or poor hair removal techniques. Moisturizing shaving creams and aftershaves are available to help maintain or restore the epidermal barrier; however, many continue to suffer from post-shave redness, itching, and pain. To reduce post-shave inflammation, some products have included botanical and other natural ingredients, which are often favored by consumers. Read More

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July 2016
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Behcet's disease: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2017 Jan 11;13(1):57-65. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

a Behcet's Disease Unit, Rheumatology Research Center , Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shariati Hospital , Tehran , Iran.

Introduction: Behcet's Disease (BD) is classified among vasculitides. The aim of this review was to put together different known reports in order to help the reader to better understand the disease, to avoid the frequent misdiagnosis, and to decide the best treatment. Areas covered: a) Epidemiology: BD is rare, and is seen along the Silk Road, from 20 to 420/100,000 in Turkey and 80/100,000 in Iran, to 0. Read More

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January 2017
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Pseudofolliculitis barbae: understanding the condition and the role of facial grooming.

Int J Cosmet Sci 2016 Jun;38 Suppl 1:24-7

Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 27104, USA.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is an inflammatory condition of the beard area, with a high prevalence in men of subequatorial African ancestry and, to a much lesser extent, Indo-Europeans. But it can affect both men and women of all ethnicities. Invariably reported as being associated with shaving, recent evidence suggests a strong genetic component in patients with persistent PFB. Read More

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June 2016
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Clinical and Dermoscopic Study of Pseudofolliculitis of the Beard Area.

Int J Trichology 2016 Jan-Mar;8(1):40-2

Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Pseudofolliculitis of the beard area is a very common dermatological problem in our geographical region. This could be partly because of the racial predilection as a large percentage of the population has curly hair and also may be due to local cultural customs, unlike the west do not encourage daily shaving of facial hair.

Objectives: We aimed to mainly study the dermoscopic features of cases presenting with pseudofolliculitis. Read More

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April 2016
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Behçet's disease in black skin. A retrospective study of 50 cases in Dakar.

J Dermatol Case Rep 2015 Dec 31;9(4):98-102. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Dermatology, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, Dakar, Sénégal;

Introduction: Although Behçet's disease is well-documented in Eastern populations, epidemiologic data in Sub-Saharan African population is scarce. The aim of this study was to define the epidemiologic and therapeutic aspects as well as clinical course of Behçet's disease in African black population.

Results: The study included 50 patients with Behçet's disease. Read More

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December 2015
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Keratins as components of the enamel organic matrix.

Matrix Biol 2016 May-Jul;52-54:260-265. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Laboratory of Skin Biology, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States. Electronic address:

Dental enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body, and although it starts as a tissue rich in proteins, by the time of eruption of the tooth in the oral cavity only a small fraction of the protein remains. While this organic matrix of enamel represents less than 1% by weight it plays essential roles in improving both toughness and resilience to chemical attacks. Despite the fact that the first studies of the enamel matrix began in the 19th century, its exact composition and mechanisms of its function remain poorly understood. Read More

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December 2017
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[An aortic and femoral aneurysm revealing Behçet's disease].

J Mal Vasc 2015 Dec 12;40(6):399-401. Epub 2015 Oct 12.

Service de chirurgie vasculaire, hôpital militaire, 99, avenue Hassan II, immeuble B, appartement 3, 10000 Agdal, Rabat, Maroc.

Vascular involvement in Behçet's disease is rare, but may be inaugural in many cases. We report a case of Behçet's disease revealed by two pre-rupture aneurysms - a subrenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and a femoral aneurysm. This patient had only one of the International Study Group for Behçet's disease diagnostic criteria: pseudofolliculitis. Read More

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December 2015
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Ethnic hair disorders.

Curr Probl Dermatol 2015 20;47:139-49. Epub 2015 Feb 20.

The management of hair and scalp conditions is difficult in any patient, especially given the emotional and psychological implications of hair loss. This undertaking becomes even more challenging in the ethnic patient. Differences in hair care practices, hair shaft morphology, and follicular architecture add complexity to the task. Read More

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June 2016
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Laser and Light-Based Aesthetics in Men.

J Drugs Dermatol 2015 Sep;14(9):1061-4

Men represent an important evolving segment of the cosmetic market. With the growing acceptability of cosmetic procedures along with societal and workplace pressure to maintain youthfulness, men increasingly seek the advice of aesthetic practitioners. Despite this so-called "Menaissance," there is a paucity of published literature regarding laser and light treatments of male skin. Read More

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September 2015
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Valproate administration to mice increases hippocampal p21 expression by altering genomic DNA methylation.

Neuroreport 2015 Oct;26(15):915-20

Laboratory of Animal Genetics and Physiology, Department of Animal Science, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan.

Although valproate (VPA) is used widely in the treatment of bipolar mood disorder and epilepsy, the precise mechanism of action in the brain remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the effects of subchronic VPA administrations on the expression of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor (Cdkn) family in the hippocampus of adult mice. The administration of VPA specifically increased hippocampal p21 expression involving both mRNA and protein levels, but other members of the Cdkn family were not affected. Read More

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October 2015
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Adult Behcet's disease in Iran: analysis of 6075 patients.

Int J Rheum Dis 2016 Jan 10;19(1):95-103. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

Behcet's Disease Unit, Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: This is an analysis of adult Behcet's disease (BD) in Iran, from the Iran Registry of 7187 BD patients, gathered from 1975 to 2014, among which 6075 were adults (84.5%).

Patients: Patients were seen by a multidisciplinary team of experts. Read More

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January 2016
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Prospective study of articular manifestations in Behçet's disease: five-year report.

Int J Rheum Dis 2017 Jan 25;20(1):97-102. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

Rheumatology Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Aim: To evaluate different aspects of articular involvements (prevalence, types, relation to extra-articular manifestations, etc.) in Iranian patients with Behcet's disease (BD).

Methods: In a prospective study, all patients with BD attending an outpatient BD clinic were enrolled. Read More

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January 2017
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Perifollicular elastolysis associated with pseudofolliculitis of Behçet's disease.

J Dermatol 2015 Oct 24;42(10):1017-8. Epub 2015 Jun 24.

Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

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October 2015

Pseudofolliculitis corporis: a new entity diagnosed by dermoscopy.

Int J Trichology 2015 Jan-Mar;7(1):30-2

Department of Skin and VD, SCBMCH, Cuttack, Odisha, India.

Pseudofolliculitis mainly affects the beard area, but it can occur in any area of hair-bearing skin when traumatic methods like shaving or plucking are used to remove the hair. It can be a simple cosmetic problem or a disturbing medical condition for which the dermatologist must be prepared. It can develop in areas of shaving or depilation and has been seen in the pubic region or the axilla, where it is common to find curly hair that emerges at an acute angle. Read More

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April 2015
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Clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathologic features of body hair disorders.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2015 May 5;72(5):890-900. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami L. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.

Dermoscopic examination of hair and scalp, also named "trichoscopy," is an essential tool in diagnosis of hair and scalp diseases. Trichoscopy is fast and noninvasive and can be used to evaluate hair disorders in all body areas. Body hair disorders are uncommon, and most publications on their dermoscopic features are limited to case reports or series. Read More

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May 2015
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Bilateral retinal ischemic vasculopathy in a pregnant patient.

Retin Cases Brief Rep 2015 ;9(2):185-9

*Department of Ophthalmology, CHU St-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; †CHU Brugmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; and ‡Department of Internal Medicine, CHU St-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Purpose: To present the case of a young Turkish pregnant patient with bilateral, sight-threatening retinal ischemic vasculopathy and systemic signs suggestive of Behçet disease (oral ulceration, arthritis, and pseudofolliculitis).

Methods: Case report.

Results: Multiple areas of superficial, retinal white lesions and few hemorrhages related to occlusions of small retinal vessels were observed at presentation in the macular zone of both eyes. Read More

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December 2015
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A review of skin conditions in modern warfare and peacekeeping operations.

Mil Med 2015 Jan;180(1):32-7

Department of Dermatology and Itch Center, Temple University School of Medicine, 3322 North Broad Street Medical Office Building, Suite 212, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Skin is the most exposed organ of the body, and military personnel face many external skin threats. As a result, skin disease is an important source of morbidity among military personnel deployed on combat or peacekeeping operations. This article reviews the most common conditions seen by deployed military dermatologists. Read More

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January 2015
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Pseudofolliculitis barbae in women: a clinical perspective.

Br J Dermatol 2015 Jul 18;173(1):279-81. Epub 2015 May 18.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467, U.S.A.

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July 2015
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Red face revisited: Disorders of hair growth and the pilosebaceous unit.

Clin Dermatol 2014 Nov-Dec;32(6):784-99. Epub 2014 Mar 1.

Sector of Dermatology and Post-Graduation Course, University Hospital, and School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua Dona Mariana 143/C-32, Botafogo 22280-020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This paper reviews the recent literature on the diseases of the hair and pilosebaceous unit that may cause a red face. We discuss the epidemiology, clinicals, pathogenesis, and therapy of lichen planopilaris with its variants, discoid lupus erythematosus, folliculitis decalvans, dissecting folliculitis, acne keloidalis nuchae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, tinea capitis, tinea barbae, folliculitis of diverse causative factors and inflammatory follicular keratotic syndromes, ulerythema ophryogenes, atrophoderma vermiculatum, keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans, and folliculitis spinulosa decalvans. Read More

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August 2015
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Facial bacterial infections: folliculitis.

Clin Dermatol 2014 Nov-Dec;32(6):711-4. Epub 2014 Mar 1.

Dermatology and Pathology, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB H-576, Newark, New Jersey 07103-2714.

Facial bacterial infections are most commonly caused by infections of the hair follicles. Wherever pilosebaceous units are found folliculitis can occur, with the most frequent bacterial culprit being Staphylococcus aureus. We review different origins of facial folliculitis, distinguishing bacterial forms from other infectious and non-infectious mimickers. Read More

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August 2015
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Comparison of clinical features of Behcet disease according to age in a Tunisian cohort.

Acta Med Iran 2014 ;52(10):748-51

Department of Internal Medicine, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.

Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic inflammatory disease that occurs most often between the second and fourth decade of life. Patients have been reported during the first months of life and after 70 years. Our objective was to determine the clinical, paraclinical and genetic characteristics of BD in patients aged < 20 and > 40 years. Read More

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July 2015
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An incomplete form of childhood Behçet's disease treated with infliximab.

Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 2014 Jul-Sep;27(3):445-8

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Behçet's disease (BD) is a multi-systemic vasculitis characterized by the possible presence of cutaneous, ocular, articular and neurological manifestations. In this report, we examine the case of a fifteen-year old boy with an incomplete form of juvenile Behçet's disease which began with joint involvement and developed into a complete form only after several years. The patient showed a rapid response to anti-TNF-alpha (infliximab) with an improvement of mucocutaneous lesions (oral and genital ulcers, pseudofolliculitis) and arthritis. Read More

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November 2014
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Pseudofolliculitis cutis: a vexing disorder of hair growth.

Br J Dermatol 2015 Apr 25;172(4):878-84. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

Departments of Dermatology and Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.

Pseudofolliculitis cutis (PFC) is a troublesome and potentially disfiguring cutaneous disorder characterized by a chronic inflammatory response to ingrown hair. Despite a simple precipitating stimulus, ingrown hair, PFC has a relatively complex aetiology that can involve grooming practices, hair type, genetic predisposition and medication history. Curly hair and a single-nucleotide substitution in the gene encoding keratin 75 may act synergistically to increase the risk for developing this condition. Read More

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April 2015
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JID VisualDx Quiz: September 2014.

J Invest Dermatol 2014 Sep;134(9):1-2

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

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September 2014

MDR1 C3435T polymorphism associated with the development of clinical features in Behçet's disease in Iranian Azeri Turkish patients.

Int J Dermatol 2014 Oct 5;53(10):1235-40. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

Center of Excellence for Biodiversity, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran; Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown cause with a higher prevalence along the ancient Silk Road. Behçet's occasional familial aggregation and its close association with genes of major histocompatibility complexes justify that genetic factors play an important role in the development of the disease. In this study, we evaluated the association of multidrug resistance (MDR1) C3435T polymorphism with the severity of BD. Read More

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October 2014
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Follicular and scarring disorders in skin of color: presentation and management.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2014 Aug;15(4):307-21

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Skin of color, also known as ethnic skin, is described as skin of individuals of African, Asian, Hispanic, Native-American, Middle Eastern, and Pacific Island backgrounds. Differences in hair morphology, hair grooming, cultural practices, and susceptibility to keloid scarring exist within these populations and have been implicated in hair, scalp, and skin disorders. Acne keloidalis (AK), central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DCS), pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), traction alopecia (TA), and keloids are the most prevalent follicular and scarring disorders in skin of color. Read More

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August 2014
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Paradoxical mucocutaneous flare in a case of Behçet's disease treated with tocilizumab.

Clin Rheumatol 2015 Jun 15;34(6):1141-3. Epub 2014 Apr 15.

Research Center of Systemic Autoimmune and Autoinflammatory Diseases, Rheumatology Unit, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Siena, Italy,

We report on a patient with a long-standing history of recurrent oral aphthosis and pseudofolliculitis, diagnosed with Behçet's disease (BD), previously treated with high-dose prednisone, colchicine, cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide and methotrexate, all of which were partially effective. Treatment with the chimeric mouse-human anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α monoclonal antibody infliximab brought about the resolution of mucocutaneous lesions for a period of 6 years. After an oral and articular BD relapse, the anti-interleukin-6 agent tocilizumab was started in association with high-dose prednisone. Read More

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June 2015
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Folliculitis keloidalis nuchae and pseudofolliculitis barbae: are prevention and effective treatment within reach?

Dermatol Clin 2014 Apr;32(2):183-91

Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine, 2041 Georgia Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC 20060, USA.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae and folliculitis keloidalis nuchae are chronic follicular disorders disproportionately affecting men of African ancestry. This article explores the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention strategies of these conditions. Effective treatment and prevention of these disorders involves pharmacologic and procedural interventions as well as behavioral modifications. Read More

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April 2014
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Complications related to pubic hair removal.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014 Jun 31;210(6):528.e1-5. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

Objective: We investigated the prevalence and correlates of complications related to pubic hair removal among a diverse clinical sample of women attending a public clinic.

Study Design: Women (aged 16-40 years) who received care from April to June 2012 at 2 publicly funded clinics completed an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire (n = 369). After excluding women with missing data, analyses were conducted on 333 women. Read More

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June 2014
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Frosted branch angiitis as ocular manifestation of Behçet's disease: unusual case report and literature review.

Korean J Ophthalmol 2013 Dec 15;27(6):466-9. Epub 2013 Nov 15.

Department of Ophthalmology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

We report an unusual case of unilateral frosted branch angiitis associated with Behçet's disease, including a review of previously reported cases. A 39-year-old male with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers presented with visual loss in his left eye. Fundus findings demonstrated occlusive retinal vasculitis resembling acute frosted branch angiitis. Read More

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December 2013
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Successful treatment of recalcitrant folliculitis barbae and pseudofolliculitis barbae with photodynamic therapy.

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther 2013 Dec 6;10(4):651-3. Epub 2013 Sep 6.

Department of Dermatology, Aarhus University Hospital, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark. Electronic address:

Unlabelled: Folliculitis and pseudofolliculitis barbae typically affects men with curly hair who shave too close. Treatment modalities vary in effectiveness and include improved hair removal methods, topical corticosteroids, topical and oral antibiotics, and retinoids as well as laser surgery. We report a novel treatment of recalcitrant pseudofolliculitis barbae and confirm effectiveness in recalcitrant folliculitis in a 58-year old man who responded completely following photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolevulinate. Read More

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December 2013
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The diverse application of laser hair removal therapy: a tertiary laser unit's experience with less common indications and a literature overview.

Lasers Med Sci 2015 Jan 31;30(1):453-67. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Birmingham Regional Skin Laser Centre, City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH, UK,

We describe the diversity of indications for laser hair removal (LHR) therapy and compare our experience with the literature. Patients' case notes referred to the Birmingham Regional Skin Laser Centre between 2003 and 2011 for laser hair removal, with indications other than hirsutism, were reviewed retrospectively. Thirty-one treated patients with the following indications were identified: hair-bearing skin grafts/flaps, intra-oral hair-bearing flap, Becker's naevus, localised nevoid hypertrichosis, peristomal hair-bearing skin, scrotal skin prior to vaginoplasty in male-to-female (MTF) gender reassignment, pilonidal sinus disease (PSD), pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Read More

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January 2015
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Post waxing folliculitis: a clinicopathological evaluation.

Int J Dermatol 2014 Jul 18;53(7):849-54. Epub 2013 Oct 18.

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

Background: Epilation by waxing is one of the common methods of removing unwanted body hair, and follicular papules following this cosmetic procedure are not uncommon. However, this not so uncommon problem has not been clinically and histopathologically evaluated.

Objective: To study the clinicopathological profile of folliculitis temporally developing after epilation by waxing. Read More

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July 2014
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Intense pulsed light in the treatment of telangiectasias: case report of Behçet's disease with superficial vascular involvement.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2014 Jun 18;16(3):124-8. Epub 2013 Nov 18.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University of Rome Sapienza , Policlinico Umberto I, Rome , Italy.

Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology with variable clinical manifestations. HLA-B51 allele is the most strongly associated known genetic factor. The mucocutaneous lesions (oral aphthae, genital aphthae, skin lesions such as pseudofolliculitis) constitute the hallmark of the disease, but also gastrointestinal, vascular, central nervous systems, and others may be involved. Read More

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June 2014
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