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    Imatinib mesylate-induced lichenoid drug eruption.
    Cutis 2017 Mar;99(3):189-192
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
    Imatinib mesylate (imatinib) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor initially approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Since then, the number of indicated uses for imatinib has substantially increased. It is increasingly important that dermatologists recognize adverse cutaneous manifestations of imatinib and are aware of their management and outcomes to avoid unnecessarily discontinuing a potentially lifesaving medication. Read More

    Clinical study on single-organ cutaneous small vessels vasculitis (SoCSVV).
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Mar;96(12):e6376
    aDepartment of Dermatology b2nd Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland.
    Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a heterogenous group of disorders that may manifest as a mild disease isolated to the skin or be a part of life-threatening systemic vasculitis. According to the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conference nomenclature, patients presenting symptoms of LCV confined only to the skin should be defined as suffering from a single-organ cutaneous small vessel vasculitis (SoCSVV). SoCSVV is a benign disease with a good clinical outcome but with a significant risk of relapse and skin ulcer formation. Read More

    Effectiveness of omalizumab in a case of urticarial vasculitis.
    Clin Exp Dermatol 2017 Mar 1. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinico Universitario San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.
    Urticarial vasculitis (UV) is a mainly leucocytoclastic vasculitis with urticarial plaques. Treating these patients is challenging as the available treatments have poor efficacy. Oral corticosteroids are considered the first-line treatment, but H1 antihistamines, dapsone, colchicine, antimalarials, ciclosporin and antileucotrienes have all been tried also. Read More

    [Severe pulmonary involvement in hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (HUV)].
    Pan Afr Med J 2016 28;24:285. Epub 2016 Jul 28.
    Service de Pneumologie, Hôpital Militaire Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc.
    Pulmonary involvement in hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (HUV) or Mac Duffie syndrome is extremely rare with a poor prognosis. We report the case of a 55-year-old female patient treated for HUV over a period of 20 years. The diagnosis was confirmed on the basis of urticarial lesions, ocular inflammation, positive C1q-p test by immunodiffusion, with low rate of C1q. Read More

    Disorders characterized by predominant or exclusive dermal inflammation.
    Semin Diagn Pathol 2016 Dec 14. Epub 2016 Dec 14.
    Section of Dermatopathology, Division of Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Room 3020 University of Virginia Hospital, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214, USA. Electronic address:
    Some cutaneous inflammatory disorders are typified by a predominant or exclusive localization in the dermis. They can be further subdivided by the principal cell types into lymphocytic, neutrophilic, and eosinophilic infiltrates, and mixtures of them are also seen in a proportion of cases. This review considers such conditions. Read More

    Management of chronic spontaneous urticaria in routine clinical practice: A Delphi-method questionnaire among specialists to test agreement with current European guidelines statements.
    Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2017 Mar - Apr;45(2):134-144. Epub 2016 Oct 28.
    Pneumology and Allergy Service, Hospital Clinic (ICT), University of Barcelona, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) [August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute], Barcelona, Spain.
    Background: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a frequent clinical entity that often presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

    Objective: To explore the degree of agreement that exists among the experts caring for patients with CSU diagnosis, evaluation, and management.

    Methods: An online survey was conducted to explore the opinions of experts in CSU, address controversial issues, and provide recommendations regarding its definition, natural history, diagnosis, and treatment. Read More

    Acrally distributed dermatoses: Vascular dermatoses (purpura and vasculitis).
    Clin Dermatol 2017 Jan - Feb;35(1):68-80. Epub 2016 Sep 10.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    Purpuric lesions appear in acral distribution in a variety of conditions and often provide clues to the clinical diagnosis. Purpuric means "hemorrhagic"-that is, the lesions do not blanch from pressure. This review focuses on dermatoses that produce hemorrhagic lesions in acral distribution from the large groups of the vasculitic diseases and their mimics. Read More

    A case of urticarial vasculitis in a female patient with lupus: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection or lupus reactivation?
    Rheumatol Int 2017 May 5;37(5):837-840. Epub 2016 Dec 5.
    Department of Woman, Child and of General and Specialized Surgery, Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Via Luigi De Crecchio 2, 80138, Naples, Italy.
    A 17-year-old female patient affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (who had been taking 300 mg/die of hydroxychloroquine for 3 years), Graves' disease (treated with 10 mg/die of tapazole), and celiac disease came to our attention for urticarial vasculitis. She had been taking prednisone (25 mg/die) for 3 days, and her blood tests showed high levels of Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM and IgG antibodies. The association between urticaria and M. Read More

    Successful Re-administration of Low-dose of Methimazole (MMI) in Graves' Disease Patients Who Experienced Allergic Cutaneous Reactions to MMI at Initial Treatment and Had Received Long-term Propylthiouracil (PTU).
    Intern Med 2016;55(22):3235-3237. Epub 2016 Nov 15.
    Kubota Thyroid Clinic, Japan.
    Objective When patients with Graves' disease show severe allergic cutaneous reactions, physicians often suggest that they undergo radioiodine therapy instead of receiving propylthiouracil (PTU), another antithyroid drug, because anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) -related vasculitis can occur with PTU, especially with long-term use. However, some patients refuse radioiodine therapy and chose PTU. Sometimes PTU treatment may be prolonged. Read More

    Urticarial vasculitis in the childhood with C2 hypocomplementenemia: a rare case.
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 2016 Nov;48(6):247-250
    Facultade de Medicina do ABC (FMABC), Santo André (SP), Brazil.
    We report a first case of hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis of C2 fraction in a child, with cutaneous manifestation only, with no reports in scientific literature. Read More

    An autosomal recessive DNASE1L3-related autoimmune disease with unusual clinical presentation mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus.
    Lupus 2016 Jan 1:961203316676382. Epub 2016 Jan 1.
    1 Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.
    We describe the third family in the world, after Arabian and Turkish ones, displaying an autosomal recessive autoimmune disease (AID), mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with unusual manifestations due to a homozygous frame-shift variant in DNASE1L3. SLE is a complex AID characterized by multiple organ involvement. Genetic risk variants identified account for only 15% of SLE heritability. Read More

    Dermatologic uses of omalizumab.
    J Dermatolog Treat 2016 Nov 7:1-6. Epub 2016 Nov 7.
    a Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine , University of Calgary , Calgary , Alberta , Canada.
    Purpose: Omalizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits the binding of immunoglobulin E (IgE) to the high-affinity IgE receptor (FceRI) on the surface of mast cells and basophils. Omalizumab has been approved for use in asthma, and new reports show promise in a variety of dermatologic diseases. Herein, we review the literature on omalizumab in dermatology and discuss the safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action for this emerging therapy. Read More

    Autoinflammatory associated vasculitis.
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 2016 Dec 20;46(3):367-371. Epub 2016 Jul 20.
    Rheumatology Unit, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, 47 Eliyahu Golomb St, Haifa, 33048 Israel.
    Autoinflammatory diseases are characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and localized or systemic inflammation and are caused by monogenic defects of innate immunity. The skin is commonly involved with various manifestations including erysipelas like rash and urticaria. Although vasculitis has been described in many autoinflammatory diseases, it has not been recognized as a characteristic feature of these diseases and autoinflammatory diseases are not listed as an etiology for vasculitis associated with a systemic disease in the 2012 Revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides. Read More

    Leukocytoclastic vasculitis in children: clinical characteristics, subtypes, causes and direct immunofluorescence findings of 56 biopsy-confirmed cases.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Mar 19;31(3):544-549. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
    Background: Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) in children is a complex group of conditions.

    Objectives: This study presents the demographics, clinical features, direct immunofluorescence (DIF) results and suspected aetiologies of 56 biopsy-confirmed cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis in children.

    Methods: Retrospective review of 56 children seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from 1993 to 2013 with clinical features and cutaneous biopsy consistent with LCV. Read More

    Giant Cell Arteritis with Facial Edema Presenting with Delayed Jugular Venous Flow.
    Intern Med 2016 1;55(15):2077-80. Epub 2016 Aug 1.
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan.
    The detection of abnormalities of the cranial arteries on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). However, reports on the veins of GCA patients are rare. We report the case of an elderly woman with GCA who presented with facial edema. Read More

    Atopic Predilection among Kawasaki Disease Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study of 1,187,757 Teenagers.
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2016 21;170(2):92-6. Epub 2016 Jul 21.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Background: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, systemic vasculitis in children, with an etiology that is not completely understood. It is assumed that the development of KD is mediated by an immunologic response. Several reports from East Asia have found a higher prevalence of atopic diseases among patients with KD, but a large-scale study of a non-Asian population regarding this correlation is still lacking. Read More

    Anticoagulants in dermatology.
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2016 Nov-Dec;82(6):626-640
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Shri B. M. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Vijayapur, Karnataka, India.
    Anticoagulants are the cornerstone of treatment of venous thromboembolism associated with various medical conditions and surgical procedures. They act on different steps of the coagulation pathway and are broadly categorized into heparins, vitamin K antagonists, and inhibitors of thrombin and factor Xa. The classification is evolving as newer and better oral and parenteral anticoagulants are being added. Read More

    Urticarial Vasculitis-Associated Intestinal Ischemia.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2016 17;2016:8603679. Epub 2016 Apr 17.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
    Urticarial vasculitis (UV) is a rare small vessel vasculitis. UV is often idiopathic but can also present in the context of autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, drug reactions, infections, or a paraneoplastic syndrome. Extracutaneous complications include intestinal ischemic injuries, in UV patients with nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and nausea. Read More

    Management of Small Vessel Vasculitides.
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 2016 Jun;18(6):36
    Research Center of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behçet's Disease Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
    Inflammation mediated by cells of the immune system and necrosis are the most striking features observed at the histologic level in patients with vasculitides, clinical entities classified according to pathologic findings involving different organs, to etiology, or to size of vessels involved. Small vessel vasculitides (SVV) are a peculiar group of systemic disorders electively involving small intraparenchymal arteries, arterioles, capillaries, or venules and leading to different levels of vascular obstruction, tissue ischemia and risk of infarction; they can be divided into anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides and immune complex vasculitides. Despite the significant advances in understanding the whole disease process and pathophysiology of SVV, strong efforts are still needed to draft, share and spread guidelines in the therapeutic management of these protean disorders. Read More

    Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis: Case report with history of urticaria, petechiae and palpable pinpoint purpura triggered by medical abortion.
    S Afr Med J 2016 Mar 17;106(4):48-50. Epub 2016 Mar 17.
    Anatomy and Histopathology, Medical Biosciences Department, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town; Mbeya Referral Hospital, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mbeya, Tanzania.
    Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare autoimmune response to raised endogenous progesterone levels that occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Cutaneous, mucosal lesions and other systemic manifestations develop cyclically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle when progesterone levels are elevated. APD symptoms usually start 3 - 10 days before menstruation and resolve 1 - 2 days after menstruation ceases. Read More

    Clinical characteristics of cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
    Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2016 Feb 29;33(1):13-7. Epub 2016 Feb 29.
    Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.
    Introduction: Lupus erythematosus (LE) shows a wide variety of clinical manifestations, skin involvement being one of the most important.

    Aim: To analyze the clinical presentation of cutaneous variants of lupus erythematosus in terms of skin lesion spectrum and extracutaneous involvement.

    Material And Methods: A total of 64 patients with cutaneous LE (CLE) were included. Read More

    Reumatizam 2015 ;62(2):6-10
    The aim of our study was to analyze clinical features, laboratory findings, treatment, course and outcome of different types of vasculitis in children. All children aged up to 18 years that have been diagnosed with a vasculitis disorder from 2002. to 2012. Read More

    Mycoplasma pneumoniae as a trigger for Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children.
    Cent Eur J Immunol 2015 15;40(4):489-92. Epub 2016 Jan 15.
    Department of Pediatrics and Nephrology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the most common causes of respiratory tract infections in children. Extrapulmonary manifestations are seen in up to 25% of infected patients. Extrapulmonary complications are associated with the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, skin changes, myocarditis, pericarditis, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Read More

    Cryoglobulinaemia in Egyptian Patients with Extrahepatic Cutaneous Manifestations of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.
    Dermatol Res Pract 2015 29;2015:182609. Epub 2015 Dec 29.
    Faculty of Medicine, Clinical Pathology Department, Tanta University Hospitals, El Geish Street, Tanta, Gharbia Governorate 31111, Egypt.
    Background. Hepatitis C is a global major health problem with extremely variable extrahepatic manifestations. Mixed cryoglobulinaemia (MC) shows a striking association with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and it is sometimes asymptomatic. Read More

    Neutrophilic Dermatosis Limited to Lipo-Lymphedematous Skin in a Morbidly Obese Woman on Dasatinib Therapy.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2016 Feb;38(2):e22-6
    Department of Pathology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.
    Neutrophilic dermatosis (ND) confined to postmastectomy lymphedema, localized Sweet syndrome, is a newly recognized disease. In this study, the authors describe a 44-year-old obese woman with chronic myelogenous leukemia in molecular remission on dasatinib therapy, who presented with a painful urticarial eruption limited to lipo-lymphedematous skin and accompanied by malaise, episodic fever, diarrhea, neutrophilia, and leukocytosis. Initially transient and migratory, the rash became fixed, papular, and vesicular and showed minimal response to corticosteroids. Read More

    Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy and common mimics.
    Am J Emerg Med 2016 May 25;34(5):936.e3-6. Epub 2015 Sep 25.
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905.
    Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is a rare acute benign cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis affecting children younger than 24 months of age. Its presentation can be confused with those of urticaria, erythema multiforme, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenia,meningococcemia, Kawasaki disease, and drug rash. We present 2 cases of acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy, discuss the characteristics of AHEI, and compare and contrast AHEI with similar dermatologic presentations. Read More

    Adverse cutaneous drug reactions in a single quaternary referral hospital.
    Int J Dermatol 2016 Apr 29;55(4):e198-203. Epub 2015 Dec 29.
    Department of Dermatology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Background: Adverse cutaneous drug reactions are frequent in hospital settings and are responsible for increased morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic costs. The objective of this study was to identify high risk factors in hospitalized patients with adverse cutaneous drug reactions.

    Methods: This descriptive and retrospective study was performed with data from 117 patients admitted to a quaternary hospital over 44 months. Read More

    Adverse drug reactions and organ damage: The skin.
    Eur J Intern Med 2016 Mar 7;28:17-24. Epub 2015 Dec 7.
    Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei Trapianti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Unità Operativa di Medicina Interna, IRCCS Fondazione Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy. Electronic address:
    Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are frequent, affecting 2-3% of hospitalized patients and in one twentieth of them are potentially life-threatening. Almost any pharmacologic agent can induce skin reactions, and certain drug classes, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and antiepileptics, have drug eruption rates ranging from 1% to 5%. Cutaneous drug reactions recognize several different pathomechanisms: some skin manifestations are immune-mediated like allergic reactions while others are the result of non immunological causes such as cumulative toxicity, photosensitivity, interaction with other drugs or different metabolic pathways. Read More

    Telmisartan induced urticarial vasculitis.
    Indian J Pharmacol 2015 Sep-Oct;47(5):560-2
    Department of Pathology, Dr. R. P. Government Medical College, Kangra (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh, India.
    A 53-year-old man developed urticarial vasculitis following ingestion of telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide combination for hypertension. Treatment with prednisolone and cetirizine was curative, but his lesions recurred when he continued telmisartan and hydrochlorothiazide against medical advice. Re-challenge with the same doses of telmisartan precipitated similar lesions with telmisartan and not with hydrochlorothiazide. Read More

    Comorbidity and pathogenic links of chronic spontaneous urticaria and systemic lupus erythematosus--a systematic review.
    Clin Exp Allergy 2016 Feb;46(2):275-87
    Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
    Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a common mast cell-driven disease characterized by the development of wheals (hives), angioedema (AE), or both for > 6 weeks. It is thought that autoimmunity is a common cause of CSU, which is often associated with autoimmune thyroiditis, whereas the link to other autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has not been carefully explored. Here, we systematically reviewed the existing literature for information on the prevalence of CSU in SLE (and vice versa) and we examined the possible clinical and pathogenetic relationship between CSU and SLE. Read More

    Higher Serum Ferritin Levels Correlate with an Increased Risk of Cutaneous Morbidity in Adult Patients with β-Thalassemia: A Single-Center Retrospective Study.
    Acta Haematol 2016 29;135(2):124-30. Epub 2015 Oct 29.
    Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
    Disturbed iron homeostasis characterizes β-thalassemia and increases its morbidity. Our aim was to retrospectively associate β-thalassemia disease characteristics with treatment-requiring skin conditions. The files of adult β-thalassemia (including sickle β-thalassemia) patients were screened over a 10-year period for treatment-requiring skin disease episodes and their correlation with hematologic diagnoses and epidemiological and serological characteristics. Read More

    Omalizumab for Urticarial Vasculitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Dermatol Med 2015 8;2015:576893. Epub 2015 Sep 8.
    Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark ; Center for Medical Research Methodology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.
    Urticarial vasculitis is characterised by inflamed itching or burning red patches or wheals that resemble urticaria but persist for greater than 24 hours. It is often idiopathic but is sometimes associated with collagen-vascular disease, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus. Treatment options include oral antihistamines, oral corticosteroids, dapsone, colchicine or hydroxychloroquine. Read More

    Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and systemic vasculitis: report of six cases.
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 May-Jun;34(3 Suppl 97):S7-11. Epub 2015 Sep 28.
    CHRU de Tours, Service de Médecine Interne; and Université François Rabelais, Tours, France.
    Objectives: Our objective was to describe the characteristics of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) associated with systemic vasculitis.

    Methods: A standardised questionnaire was used for a nationwide retrospective multicentre study in 2013 to collect clinical, radiological and outcome data about PRES associated with systemic vasculitis.

    Results: We included six patients (all women; mean age 22. Read More

    Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis arising in a patient with immunoglobulin G4-related disease.
    Int J Dermatol 2016 Apr 14;55(4):430-3. Epub 2015 Aug 14.
    Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.
    Background: Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (HUV) has been defined as a syndrome associated with urticarial lesions caused by leukocytoclastic vasculitis. It has been observed in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and related conditions. Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by sclerosing pancreatitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, sclerotic cholangitis, acute interstitial nephritis, and Mikulicz's disease, and associated with elevated levels of IgG4 and hypocomplementemia. Read More

    Correlation of serum antithyroid microsomal antibody and autologous serum skin test in patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.
    Indian Dermatol Online J 2015 Jul-Aug;6(4):248-52
    Department of Dermatology, NKPSIMS and LMH, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
    Background: About 25-45% of patients of chronic urticaria (CU) have been stated to have histamine releasing autoantibodies in their blood. The term autoimmune urticaria is increasingly being accepted for this subgroup of patients. Review of the literature suggests high autologous serum skin test (ASST) positivity and presence of antithyroid microsomal antibodies in patients with autoimmune urticaria. Read More

    Importance of low serum DNase I activity and polyspecific anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in propylthiouracil-induced lupus-like syndrome.
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 Nov 10;54(11):2061-70. Epub 2015 Jul 10.
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Clinic of Dermatovenereology,
    Objective: To study the role of deoxyribonuclease (DNase) I activity and ANCA in propylthiouracil (PTU)-induced lupus-like syndrome (LLS).

    Methods: We compared 36 SLE patients with 17 PTU-induced LLS patients diagnosed from 2008 to 2014. We studied ANCA profile (MPO, PR3, lactoferrin, CTG, elastase, bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein), anti-dsDNA, anti-ENA, anti-nucleosome, anti-histone, anti-C1q, anti-aCL, complement components, cryoglobulins and serum DNase I activity. Read More

    The practical usefulness of dermoscopy in general dermatology.
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2015 Oct 18;150(5):533-46. Epub 2015 Jun 18.
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine Institute of Dermatology University of Udine, Udine, Italy -
    Beside to traditional use, dermoscopy is more and more used in the assessment of other "general" dermatologic conditions, namely scalp and hair disorders (trichoscopy), nails abnormalities (onychoscopy), skin infections and infestations (entomodermoscopy), and cutaneous inflammatory diseases (inflammoscopy). Among the list of new applications of dermoscopy, the study of inflammatory dermatoses is probably the most promising topic in terms of development and usefulness, considering the large number of such disorders and the frequent problems in their differential diagnosis which the dermatologist encounters in own daily clinical practice. In this paper, we report selected relatively common clinical differential diagnosis issues concerning inflammatory dermatoses (and some clinically related noninflammatory conditions), analysing them by a dermoscopic point of view in order to assist their noninvasive resolution according to the available literature data and our personal experience, including papulosquamous dermatoses (guttate psoriasis, pityriasis lichenoides chronica, pityriasis rosea, lichen planus, lymphomatoid papulosis, classic pityriasis rubra pilaris, papulosquamous sarcoidosis, disseminated forms of porokeratosis and papulosquamous chronic GVHD), dermatoses presenting with erythematous-desquamative patches/plaques (plaque psoriasis, eczematous dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, mycosis fungoides, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), palmar psoriasis vs. Read More

    Unusual Eruptions Associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae Respiratory Infections: Review of the Literature.
    Dermatology 2015 6;231(2):152-7. Epub 2015 Jun 6.
    Pediatric Department of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
    Background: Maculopapular or urticarial eruptions and erythema multiforme sometimes occur in patients affected with Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory infections. Further eruptions have also been reported.

    Objective: To review the literature addressing M. Read More

    Urticarial vasculitis induced by OTC diet pills: a case report.
    World Allergy Organ J 2015 16;8(1):12. Epub 2015 Apr 16.
    School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
    Background: Urticarial Vasculitis (UV) is in most of the cases idiopathic; however it has been associated with several conditions and drugs. Over the counter (OTC) diet pills are widely available, even on-line, but they are rarely regulated by pharmaceutical control.

    Case Presentation: We present the case of a 35-year-old female patient suffering of pruriginous and painful wheals more than 1 cm in diameter, with a burning sensation. Read More

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