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Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis: A Case Report of a Patient with Diffuse Scleroderma.

Adv Biomed Res 2018 23;7:83. Epub 2018 May 23.

Department of Dermatology, Skin Diseases and Leishmaniasis Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SPD) or Sneddon-Wilkinson disease is a rare, benign, chronic, sterile pustular eruption which is associated with various systemic diseases including immunoglobinopathies, neoplasms, and autoimmune disorders. This paper reports a case of SPD in a patient with diffuse scleroderma in a 37-year-old woman. The hypothesis that immune dysregulation may play a role in the pathogenesis of SPD was supposed by the coexistence of diffuse scleroderma and SPD in our patient. Read More

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Oxidative stress in patients with endemic pemphigus foliaceus and healthy subjects with anti-desmoglein 1 antibodies.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Mar;93(2):212-215

Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon, USA.

Background: Previous studies have shown oxidative stress in pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus, nevertheless, it remains unknown whether a similar response is characteristic of endemic pemphigus foliaceus in Peru.

Objectives: To determine the oxidative stress response in endemic pemphigus foliaceus patients and subjects with positive for anti-desmoglein1 antibodies (anti-dsg1) from endemic areas of Peru.

Subjects And Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. Read More

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March 2018
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Atypical Gianotti-Crosti syndrome.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Mar;93(2):265-267

Outpatient Clinic of Pediatric Dermatology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

We report the case of a male 22-month-old child, with atypical presentation of Gianotti-Crosti syndrome after infection with Epstein-Barr virus. Read More

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March 2018
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Effectiveness of aspiration or deroofing for blister management in patients with burns: A prospective randomized controlled trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Apr;97(17):e0563

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical School of Chonbuk National University.

Background: Health care providers commonly encounter blisters when treating burn patients. The question as to whether burn blisters should be drained or deroofed has long been debated. To our knowledge, there has been no controlled, randomized clinical trial to determine which treatment is the best management option. Read More

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Immunological markers as predictors of developing steroid-induced diabetes mellitus in pemphigus vulgaris patients: An observational study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Apr;97(17):e0463

Department of Dermatology.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical importance of autoantibodies in pemphigus vulgaris patients who developed steroid-induced diabetes mellitus (SID) because of the glucocorticoid therapy of pemphigus.A total of 137 patients with pemphigus vulgaris were studied. Patients with SID and pemphigus were compared with those that had only pemphigus. Read More

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A Case of Ceftriaxone-Induced Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis/Generalized Pustular Psoriasis Overlap.

Case Rep Dermatol 2018 Jan-Apr;10(1):69-75. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Dermatology, Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, characterized by subcorneal or superficial intraepidermal pustules, is induced by drugs in more than 90% of cases. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease triggered by different conditions in genetically susceptible people. Generalized pustular psoriasis is an acute and severe clinical form of psoriasis, which usually occurs in patients with psoriasis undergoing aggravating factors. Read More

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Bullous pemphigoid associated with chronic hepatitis C virus infection in a hepatitis B virus endemic area: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Apr;97(15):e0377

Department of Pathology, Inha University Hospital, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea.

Introduction: Bullous pemphigoid is a type of acute or chronic autoimmune disease that involves subepidermal skin lesions with bulla formation. Although viral infections, such as, human herpes virus (HHV), human immunodeficiency virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, HHV-6, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV), are known factors of bullous pemphigoid, HCV infection has only been rarely associated factor, especially in HBV endemic area. A 78-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to erythematous bulla of onset 3 months before presentation affecting his entire body. Read More

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April 2018
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Hydroa vacciniforme-like cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in a child: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 04;97(15):e0319

Department of Pediatrics, West China Second University Hospital.

Rationale: Hydroa vacciniforme (HV)-like T-cell lymphoma is a rare malignancy in childhood associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection.

Patient Concerns: A 6-year old girl presented with complaint of 3-year history of recurrent skin lesions, 3 months of fever accompanied by cough for 8 days.

Diagnoses: Skin biopsy revealed a HV-like lymphoma presentation and positive signals of EBER were detected by in situ hybridization. Read More

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April 2018
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Bullous pyoderma gangrenosum as a predictor of hematological malignancies.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Jan-Feb;93(1):133-134

Department of Dermatology at Universidad de Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Pyoderma gangrenosum may precede, coexist or follow diverse systemic diseases. The bullous variety is usually associated with hematologic disorders. From 31 patients with pyoderma gangrenosum diagnosed in our hospital during 10 years, only 2 presented with the bullous type. Read More

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April 2018
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Subcorneal pustular dermatosis in the pediatric age.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Jan-Feb;93(1):116-118

Department of Dermatology. Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual de São Paulo - São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Subcorneal pustular dermatosis is a rare pustular eruption which occurs mainly in middle-aged women and rarely during childhood. We report a case of a 15-year-old female with a 4-year history of pustular lesions on the proximal region of the upper limbs with subsequent impairment of the trunk. Physical examination revealed small pustules distributed on the trunk and proximal region of the limbs. Read More

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April 2018
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From HSV infection to erythema multiforme through autoimmune crossreactivity.

Authors:
Alberta Lucchese

Autoimmun Rev 2018 Jun 7;17(6):576-581. Epub 2018 Apr 7.

Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties, University of Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli', Via de Crecchio 6, 80138 Naples, Italy. Electronic address:

Scientific and clinical data indicate that human herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) and, at a lesser extent, human herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2) are factor(s) implicated in the development of erythema multiforme (EM). With a focus on oral EM, the present structured review of proteomic and epitope databases searched for the molecular basis that might link HSV1 and HSV2 infections to EM. It was found that a high number of peptides are shared between the two HSVs and human proteins related to the oral mucosa. Read More

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June 2018
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A 58-Year-Old Man With a Macerated Rash of the Neck and Axilla.

JAMA 2018 Apr;319(14):1499-1500

Center for Clinical Studies, Webster, Texas.

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A multitask clustering approach for single-cell RNA-seq analysis in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.

PLoS Comput Biol 2018 04 9;14(4):e1006053. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.

Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) has been widely applied to discover new cell types by detecting sub-populations in a heterogeneous group of cells. Since scRNA-seq experiments have lower read coverage/tag counts and introduce more technical biases compared to bulk RNA-seq experiments, the limited number of sampled cells combined with the experimental biases and other dataset specific variations presents a challenge to cross-dataset analysis and discovery of relevant biological variations across multiple cell populations. In this paper, we introduce a method of variance-driven multitask clustering of single-cell RNA-seq data (scVDMC) that utilizes multiple single-cell populations from biological replicates or different samples. Read More

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Bullous lichen sclerosus: isolated vulvar involvement.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Feb 15;24(2). Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Research & Training Hospital, Dermatology Clinic, İstanbul, Turkey.

We present a patient with the bullous form of lichen sclerosus of the vulva. She had no lesions in other cutaneous and mucosal areas. We used topical tacrolimus and topical clobetasol propionate. Read More

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February 2018
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Paraneoplastic pemphigus without antibodies to desmoglein 1 and 3.

Dermatol Online J 2018 02 15;24(2). Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois,.

Paraneoplastic pemphigus is a severe autoimmune blistering disease presenting in the setting of underlying malignancy. Paraneoplastic pemphigus is associated with diffuse painful stomatitis throughout the oral cavity with extension to the lips. The cutaneous findings are varied and have been described as lichenoid, pemphigoid, and targetoid lesions. Read More

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February 2018
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Type I Gaucher disease with bullous pemphigoid and Parkinson disease: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Mar;97(13):e0188

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital of Geneva.

Rationale: Gaucher disease (GD) is a rare genetic lysosomal storage disorder inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. GD is due to the deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme, acid beta-glucosidase (or glucocerebrosidase). Type 1 Gaucher disease (GD1) is characterized by thrombocytopenia, anemia, an enlarged spleen, and liver as well as bone complications (Erlenmeyer flask deformity, osteoporosis, lytic lesions, pathological and vertebral fractures, bone infarcts, and avascular necrosis leading to degenerative arthropathy). Read More

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March 2018
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Comment on: Bilateral idiopathic spontaneous filtering bleb with ectopia lentis: A case report and review of literature.

Authors:
Sirisha Senthil

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 04;66(4):604-605

VST Glaucoma Center, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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April 2018
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TRPA1 and CGRP antagonists counteract vesicant-induced skin injury and inflammation.

Toxicol Lett 2018 Sep 10;293:140-148. Epub 2018 Mar 10.

Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address:

The skin is highly sensitive to the chemical warfare agent in mustard gas, sulfur mustard (SM) that initiates a delayed injury response characterized by erythema, inflammation and severe vesication (blistering). Although SM poses a continuing threat, used as recently as in the Syrian conflict, no mechanism-based antidotes against SM are available. Recent studies demonstrated that Transient Receptor Potential Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), a chemosensory cation channel in sensory nerves innervating the skin, is activated by SM and 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (CEES), an SM analog, in vitro, suggesting it may promote vesicant injury. Read More

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September 2018

[Bullous pemphigoid and Parkinson's disease: about a case].

Pan Afr Med J 2017 4;28:111. Epub 2017 Oct 4.

Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Avicenne, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc.

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease which can be associated with many pathologies including degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Studies have suggested the possibility of cross-immune responses through "epitope spreading". Bullous dermatosis has been reported to be secondary to neurological disease, at intervals ranging from a few months to a maximum of a few years. Read More

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Nursing care of a boy seriously infected with Steven-Johnson syndrome after treatment with azithromycin: A case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jan;97(1):e9112

Department of Children's Critical Care Medicine, Xin-Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Rationale: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is an acute blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes. SJS in children is not common but potentially serious disease. But the epidemiology of SJS in China is not well defined. Read More

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January 2018
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A "late-but-fitter revertant cell" explains the high frequency of revertant mosaicism in epidermolysis bullosa.

PLoS One 2018 22;13(2):e0192994. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Dermatology, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Revertant mosaicism, or "natural gene therapy", is the phenomenon in which germline mutations are corrected by somatic events. In recent years, revertant mosaicism has been identified in all major types of epidermolysis bullosa, the group of heritable blistering disorders caused by mutations in the genes encoding epidermal adhesion proteins. Moreover, revertant mosaicism appears to be present in all patients with a specific subtype of recessive epidermolysis bullosa. Read More

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Pénfigo foliáceo agravado por fármacos en un paciente con psoriasis, con buena respuesta a adalimumab.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Oct 15;23(10). Epub 2017 Oct 15.

Servicio de Dermatología. Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos. Móstoles. Madrid. España.

El pénfigo foliáceo es una enfermedad autoinmune ampollosa debida a la producción de autoanticuerpos frente a la desmogleína 1. Presentamos el caso de un paciente con psoriasis y pénfigo foliáceo agravado por enalapril y amlodipino, con buena respuesta de ambas patologías a la terapia con adalimumab.Pemphigus foliaceus is a blistering autoimmune disease related to the production of autoantibodies against desmoglein 1. Read More

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October 2017
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A case of erythema multiforme major following administration of ciprofloxacin ophthalmic drops.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Oct 15;23(10). Epub 2017 Oct 15.

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Department of Dermatology Galveston, Texas.

A 49-year old woman was hospitalized for generalized rash and pruritus following the administration of ophthalmic drops containing ciprofloxacin to treat conjunctivitis. Physical examination demonstrated diffuse erythematous papules and plaques with a targetoid appearance, injected sclera, and multiple erosions in the oropharynx. Skin biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of erythema multiforme major. Read More

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October 2017
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Delayed presentation of toxic epidermal necrolysis-like cutaneous acute graft-versus-host disease in the setting of recent immunosuppressant discontinuation.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Oct 15;23(10). Epub 2017 Oct 15.

Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a process that classically has been defined as occurring less than 100 days after stem cell transplant. When Stage IV cutaneous acute GvHD occurs outside this window, it can be difficult to distinguish clinically from toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). A 50-year-old man with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who had undergone an allogeneic stem cell transplant 20 months previously was admitted for neutropenic septic shock. Read More

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October 2017
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Unusually extensive scalp ulcerations manifested in pemphigus erythematosus.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Jan 15;24(1). Epub 2018 Jan 15.

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Senear-Usher Syndrome, or pemphigus erythematosus, is an autoimmune skin blistering disorder with an overlapping clinical presentation of pemphigus foliaceus and lupus erythematosus. Lesions typically involve the scalp, face, and upper chest or back. This case study focuses on a patient who presentedwith progressive scalp ulcers, hyperpigmentation, and eroded plaques with overlying hemorrhagic crust. Read More

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January 2018
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The use of cyclosporine for Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis spectrum at the University of Louisville: A case series and literature review.

Dermatol Online J 2018 01 1;24(1). Epub 2018 Jan 1.

Division of Dermatology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky.

Introduction: Cyclosporine therapy for Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJSTEN) was first reported in the literature by Renfro et al. in 1989. Herein we report an additional 4 cases of SJS-TEN treated with cyclosporine. Read More

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January 2018
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Vaccine-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: A case and systematic review.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Jan 15;24(1). Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Division of Dermatology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Background: Erythema multiforme (EM), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are cutaneous hypersensitivityreactions that develop in response to specific triggers such as medications and certain infections. Vaccines, which undergo rigorous safety testing prior to use in humans, are a rare cause of SJS/TEN and little is known about the frequency of such events and corresponding pathogenesis.

Objective: Herein, we discuss a case of suspected TEN in a 19-year-old woman who received the meningococcal B vaccine (the first report of such an association) and conduct a systematic review of the associated literature. Read More

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January 2018
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Infantile bullous pemphigoid with "string of pearls sign".

Dermatol Online J 2017 Jul 15;23(7). Epub 2017 Jul 15.

Department of Dermatology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal.

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an immune mediated bullous disease that is manifested by urticarial plaques with superimposed subepidermal blisters and significant pruritus. It is generally found in the elderly, but is rare in the pediatric population. A 5-month-old girl previously diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease was examined in our dermatology department owing to vesicles and bullae, initially located to the hands and feet, which progressed with new lesions. Read More

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July 2017
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Acquired bullous acrodermatitis enteropathica as a histologic mimic of pemphigus foliaceus in a patient on parenteral nutrition.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Jul 15;23(7). Epub 2017 Jul 15.

Department of Dermatology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York. vsharon@ northwell.edu.

Acquired zinc deficiency can develop as a consequence of poor nutritional intake or from dependence on total parenteral nutrition. Acquired zinc deficiency dermatitis classically manifests with erosions and scaly plaques in a periorificial and acral distribution. We present a case of a woman on parenteral nutrition who presented with bullous acrodermatitis mimicking pemphigus foliaceus histopathologically. Read More

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July 2017
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Generalized bullous fixed drug eruption imitating toxic epidermal necrolysis: a case report and literature review.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Jul 15;23(7). Epub 2017 Jul 15.

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Houston, Texas.

Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is defined as sharply demarcated erythematous patches or plaques that occur secondary to systemic exposure to a causative medication. Eruptions are deemed "fixed" because upon repeated exposure they recur at previously affected sites. Generalized bullous fixed drug eruption (GBFDE) is a rare FDE variant occurring in patients with a previous history of FDE. Read More

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July 2017
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Paraneoplastic Pemphigus in a 34-year-old.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Dec 15;23(12). Epub 2017 Dec 15.

New York University Health, New York.

Paraneoplastic Pemphigus (PNP) is a rare and often fatal autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease associated with an underlying malignancy. It is thought to be caused by antibodies to tumor antigenscross-reacting with epithelial antigens, specifically desmosomal and hemidesmosomal antigens. There are at least five clinical morphologic variants of PNP, with the earliest and most consistent finding beingsevere stomatitis. Read More

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December 2017
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Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Dec 15;23(12). Epub 2017 Dec 15.

New York University, New York.

Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a rare, acquired subepidermal blistering disease. EBA is characterized by autoantibodies to collagen VII,which serves to link the epidermis to the dermis. The two most common presentations of EBA are classical noninflammatory EBA and bullous pemphigoid-like EBA. Read More

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December 2017
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Rituximab and intravenous immunoglobulin as alternatives to long-term systemic corticosteroids in the treatment of pemphigus: a single center case series of 63 patients.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Jan 19;23(12). Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Department of Dermatology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.

Rituximab and intravenous immunoglobulin [IVIg] have recently emerged as effective treatments for pemphigus refractory to corticosteroids [CS]. This case series sought to compare the clinical, serologic,and adverse effects of CS, IVIg, and rituximab in patients with pemphigus. A retrospective review of 63 patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV), pemphigus foliaceus (PF), or paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP)was performed. Read More

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January 2018
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Association of pemphigus and systemic corticosteroid use with comorbid health disorders: A case-control study.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Dec 15;23(12). Epub 2017 Dec 15.

Departments of Dermatology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Background: Pemphigus is a group of debilitating autoimmune blistering disorders associated with painful blisters of the skin and/or mucous membranes. Identification and management of the comorbiditiesof pemphigus is critically important to minimize morbidity and decrease mortality.

Objective: To identify the comorbid health conditions of pemphigus vulgaris. Read More

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December 2017
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Flame figures in linear IgA bullous dermatosis: a novel histopathologic finding.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Nov 15;23(11). Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease usually with a neutrophil rich inflammatory infiltrate, and characterized by linear IgA deposition at the basement membrane zone (BMZ), and neutrophil predominant dermal inflammation. We report a case of LABD with numerous eosinophils and flame figure formation, a unique histopathologic finding not previously reported. A 69-year-old woman presented with a rapidly progressive, intensely pruritic rash over forearms, breasts, axillae, hips, and thighs. Read More

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November 2017

Classic form of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in an immunocompetent girl: rapid and complete resolution after low-dose oral indomethacin treatment.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Nov 15;23(11). Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Rio-Patras, Greece, Center for Dermatologic Diseases, Limassol, Cyprus.

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is a rare noninfectious pruritic dermatosis, first described by Ise and Ofuji in 1965. We report the case of a 15-year oldimmunocompetent girl that presented with a widespread papulopustular eruption four days after her arrival in Japan. The clinical diagnosis of the classicform of EPF was confirmed by histological examination of the lesional skin that revealed an intense, mainly eosinophilic, dermal infiltrate within and aroundpilosebaceous units. Read More

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November 2017
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Pediatric pustular psoriasis responsive to cyclosporine bridged to etanercept: A treatment approach.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Nov 15;23(11). Epub 2017 Nov 15.

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

Pustular psoriasis occurs rarely in children but can present with acute toxicity requiring inpatient admission. For the best approach, medical providers should have an evidence based and systematic treatment algorithm in their armamentarium. Toillustrate this point, we describe a 13-year-old girl who was admitted with generalized pustular psoriasis and who responded dramatically to "wet wrap" therapy and cyclosporine bridged to etanercept. Read More

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November 2017
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Sublamina densa-type linear IgA bullous dermatosis with IgA autoantibodies specific for type VII collagen: a case report and clinicopathological review of 32 cases.

Dermatol Online J 2017 Nov 15;23(11). Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Department of Dermatology, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan.

Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is a rare autoimmune bullous disorder characterized by linear deposits of IgA at the basement membrane zone(BMZ) and/or by circulating IgA anti-BMZ antibodies. Comparing with other immuno-bullous diseases, LABD represents a heterogeneous disease entitywith diversity of pathogenic IgA autoantibodies to different hemidesmosomal antigens and an association with malignancies and occasional drug use. We herein present an 82-year-old Japanese man with LABD, whose indirect immunofluorescence using 1M NaCl-split skin showed positive staining for IgA at the dermal side alone. Read More

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November 2017

Kindler Syndrome.

Indian Pediatr 2018 01;55(1):85

Department of Dermatology and STD, Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated hospitals, New Delhi, India.

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January 2018

Ophthalmologic Approach in Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Cross-Sectional Study With Phenotype-Genotype Correlations.

Cornea 2018 Apr;37(4):442-447

Cornea Department, Fundación Oftalmológica Los Andes, Santiago, Chile.

Purpose: This study describes ophthalmologic and systemic clinical findings in different subtypes of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) establishing genotype-phenotype correlations.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 58 patients with EB together with the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association, Chile. Data were stratified by major subtypes such as "simplex epidermolysis bullosa" (EBS), "junctional epidermolysis bullosa" (JEB), "recessive and dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa" and "dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa" (DDEB), and "Kindler syndrome" (KS). Read More

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April 2018
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Neutrophilic dermatoses: a broad spectrum of disease.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2018 Apr 24;153(2):265-272. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

Unit of Dermatology, Carlo Urbai Hospital, AREA Vasta 2 ASUR Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Italy -

The neutrophilic dermatoses (NDs) comprise a group of heterogeneous disorders characterized by inflammatory skin lesions that histologically show an intense inflammatory infiltrate composed primarily by neutrophils, with no evidence of infection or vasculitis. Although there are distinct clinical differences in the classical lesions of these disorders, many patients have overlapping features. In this review, we describe the clinical aspects of the main NDs, including: Sweet Syndrome, ND of the dorsal hands, pyoderma gangrenosum, erythema elevatum diutinum, subcorneal pustular dermatosis, neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis, rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatitis, neutrophilic panniculitis, and aseptic abscesses including their association with underlying diseases and the differential diagnoses. Read More

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April 2018
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Optimizing suction blister epidermal graft technique in the surgical treatment of vitiligo.

An Bras Dermatol 2017 Nov-Dec;92(6):888-890

Department of Dermatology at Hospital Santa Casa de Curitiba - Curitiba (PR), Brazil.

Surgical management of vitiligo is considered an excellent terapeutic option for recalcitrant cases, provided the disease is stable and there is absence of Koebner phenomenom. Among surgical modalities, Suction Blister Epidermal Graft is a low cost and effective option (65 to 100% repigmentation can be achieved in up to 80% of patients). We describe how it can be optimized by using an alternative suction equipment, by customization of graft format and by application of an anesthetic technique that substantially reduces procedure time. Read More

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April 2018
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Drug-induced oral erythema multiforme: A diagnostic challenge.

Authors:
Syed Ahmed Taqi

Ann Afr Med 2018 Jan-Mar;17(1):43-45

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Sciences, Division of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Najran University College of Dentistry, Najran, Saudi Arabia.

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (cotrimoxazole or TMP/SMX) is commonly used for the treatment of urinary or lower respiratory tract infections. A comprehensive review is presented of the world literature on adverse reactions to TMP/SMX since its first use in 1968, when concern was expressed about possible hematologic toxicity. The adverse reactions to TMP/SMX occur in approximately 1%-3% of persons in general population. Read More

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June 2018
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Lichen planus pemphigoides treated with ustekinumab.

Cutis 2017 Dec;100(6):415-418

Advanced Desert Dermatology/Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, USA.

A 71-year-old woman presented with pink to violaceous, flat-topped, polygonal papules on the volar wrists, extensor elbows, and bilateral lower legs of 3 years' duration. She also had erythematous, violaceous, infiltrated plaques with microvesiculation on the bilateral thighs of several months' duration. She reported pruritus, burning, and discomfort. Read More

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December 2017
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Downregulation of interferon-γ-induced protein 10 in the tears of patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome with severe ocular complications in the chronic stage.

BMJ Open Ophthalmol 2017 7;1(1):e000073. Epub 2017 Aug 7.

Departments of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Objectives: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are acute inflammatory vesiculobullous reactions of the skin and mucosa such as the ocular surface, oral cavity and genitals. Severe ocular complications (SOC) arise in some patients with SJS/TEN diagnosed by dermatologists. To investigate the pathophysiology of ocular surface inflammation in SJS/TEN with SOC in the chronic stage, we examined cytokines in the tears of patients with ocular surface diseases and healthy controls. Read More

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August 2017
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Atopy in Patients With Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid.

Cornea 2018 Apr;37(4):436-441

Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI), Waltham, MA.

Purpose: To evaluate the presence of atopy in patients with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP).

Method: Patient encounters between August 2005 and November 2016 at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI) were searched to identify those with biopsy-proven OCP who had concurrent evidence of atopy.

Results: There were 230 patients with biopsy-proven OCP. Read More

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April 2018
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Bullous lung diseases as a risk factor for lung cancer: A case report.

Vojnosanit Pregl 2016 Dec;73(12):1160-3

Introduction: A possible association between lung cancer and bullous lung disease has been suggested and recently supported by the results of genetic studies.

Case Report: A previously healthy 43-year-old man, smoker, was diagnosed with bullous lung disease at the age of 31 years. He was followed up for 12 years when lung cancer (adenocarcinoma) was found at the site. Read More

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December 2016

Increased sensitivity and high specificity of indirect immunofluorescence in detecting IgG subclasses for diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2018 Apr 14;43(3):248-253. Epub 2018 Jan 14.

Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Background: Indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) microscopy on monkey oesophagus is an important assay for the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid (BP). Its relatively low sensitivity (60-80%) may be partly due to insufficient detection of minor IgG subclasses.

Aim: To determine the operating characteristics of an IgG subclass in IIF. Read More

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April 2018
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Endovascular Patch Embolization for Blood Blister-Like Aneurysms in Dorsal Segment of Internal Carotid Artery.

World Neurosurg 2018 May 8;113:26-32. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) in the dorsal segment of the internal carotid artery are fragile and difficult to treat, and the optimal treatment for BBAs is still controversial. We report clinical and angiographic results with procedural details for the treatment of BBA by using the endovascular patch embolization method.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients who presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by internal carotid artery-BBAs and were treated with the endovascular patch embolization method in our center from October 2011 to March 2015. Read More

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May 2018
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