4.2011

since 01. October 2011

 

C O N T E N T S   4.2011

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS ON THE ARTICLES


ORIGINAL ARTICLES


Akram Ansar, Abbas Zamanian, Mahmood Farschian, Rahim Sorouri, Ahmad Reza Mobaien
Comparison of seropositivity of HCV between oral lichen planus and healthy control group in Hamedan province (west of Iran)
Porównanie seropozytywnych HCV między pacjentami z liszajem płaskim jamy ustnej a zdrową kontrolną grupą z prowincji Hamedan (zachodni Iran)

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 181-184

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Rokon Uddin, Khondaker Bulbul Sarwar, Farzana Akhter
Rational use of fluconazole prior to attending skin & vd-opd in a tertiary Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh
Racjonalne wykorzystanie flukonazolu przez prowadzących oddział dermato-wenerologiczny w Tertiary Medical College Hospital w Bangladeszu
      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 185-188

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Ieva Laniauskaite, Agne Ožalinskaite, Rasa Strupaite, Matilda Bylaite
Skin cancer knowledge, attitude and behavior towards sun exposure among young adults in Lithuania
Wiedza na temat raka skóry, postaw i zachowań wobec ekspozycji na słońce wśród młodych osób dorosłych na Litwie
      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 189-195

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Andrés Tirado-Sánchez, Rosa María Ponce-Olivera, Daniela Sierra-Téllez
Recognition of actinic keratosis. A retrospective biopsy study of the clinical diagnostic accuracy by primary care physicians compared with dermatologists. Experience in Mexico
Rozpoznanie rogowacenia słonecznego. Retrospektywne badanie dokładności klinicznej diagnostyki lekarzy podstawowej opieki zdrowotnej w porównaniu z Dermatologami. Doświadczenie meksykańskie
      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 196-198

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Mohammed Wael Daboul
Application of the microscopic method in cutaneous leishmania diagnosis
Zastosowanie metody mikroskopowej w diagnostyce skórnej postaci leiszmaniozy
      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 199-203

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Lawrence Chukwudi Nwabudike
Seborrheic dermatitis and homeopathy
Łojotokowe zapalenie skóry i homeopatia

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 208-210

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CASE REPORTS


Ana Maria Abreu Velez, A. Deo Klein, Michael S. Howard
Skin appendageal immune reactivity in a case of cutaneous lupus
Reaktywność immunologiczna przydatków skóry na przykładzie przypadku skórnej postaci tocznia

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 175-180

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Hari Kishan Kumar Yadalla, Gandikota Raghu Rama Rao
Cutaneous Cryptococcosis: a marker of life threatening disseminated cryptococcosis in HIV AIDS
Skórna kryptokokoza: marker zagrażający życiu rozsianej kryptokokozy w HIV AIDS

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 204-207

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Ana Maria Abreu Velez, A. Deo Klein, Michael S. Howard
LAT, EGFR -pY197, PCNL2, CDX2, HLA-DPDQDR, bromodeoxyuridine, JAM-A, and ezrin immunoreactants in a rubbed spongiotic dermatitis
LAT, EGFR-PY197, PCNL2, CDX2, HLA-DPDQDR, bromodeoxyuridine, JAM-A, I ezryna; immunoreaktanty w spongiostycznym zapaleniu skóry
     Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 211-215 

 

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Anca Chiriac, Liliana Foia, Tudor Pinteala, Anca E. Chiriac
Acne inversa (Hurley clinical stage II ): case report
Trądzik odwrócony: ( Hurley – zaawansowanie kliniczne II ): opis przypadku

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 216-217

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Comment by: Prof. Uwe Wollina

Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 218

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Hosahalli Rajaiah Yogeesh, Sujatha Chankramath, Seema Srinivasa, Raja Parthiban Sravana Rajendran, Poornima Kamalaksha Shenoy
A case of nocardia mycetoma occurring at the site of skin grafting
Przypadek nocardia mycetoma występującego w miejscu przeszczepu skóry

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 219-223

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REVIEW ARTICLE


Khalid Al Aboud
Jadwiga Schwann and her syndrome
Jadwiga Schwann i opisany przez nią zespół chorobowy

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 224-225

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Comment by: Dr. Takashi Hashimoto, Dr. Daisuke Tsuruta PhD, Dr. Norito Ishii, Dr. Teruki Dainichi, Dr. Takahiro Hamada

Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 226

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CLINICAL IMAGES


Patricia Chang
Onychogryphosis
Onychogryphosis

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 227-228

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Cesar Bimbi
Giant Cylindroma
Gigantyczny Cylindroma

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 229

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Hari Kishan Kumar Yadalla, Sacchidanand Aradhya
Post Acne Hyperpigmentation: A brief review
Hiperpigmentacja potrądzikowa: Krótki przegląd

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 230-231

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Hariharasubramony Ambika, Chankramath Sujatha, Srinivasiah Santhosh
Amniotic bands with Infantile Digital Fibromatosis
Zespół pasm owodniowych z dziecięcą fibromatozą palców

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 232-233

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Comment by: Dr. Daisuke Tsuruta PhD, Dr. Teruki Dainichi, Dr. Takahiro Hamada, Dr. Norito Ishii, Dr. Takashi Hashimoto

Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 234

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DERMATOLOGY EPONYMS


Piotr Brzezinski 
Dermatology Eponyms – phenomen / sign –Lexicon (E)

      Our Dermatol Online 2011; 2(4): 235-240

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COMMENTS ON THE ARTICLES


Comparison of seropositivity of HCV between oral lichen planus and healthy control group in Hamedan province (west of Iran)

Dr. Bharti Rakesh (India)
The paper clearly busts the myth of HCV and Lichen planus relationship.The guidelines after few more such studies,should repeal HCV testing in LP patients and thus save the unnecessary testing and expenditure.

Dr. Boaz Amichai (Israel)
Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory muco-cutaneous disease, whose etiology is still unknown. Immunologic disorder, dental restorative materials, stress, drugs and infectious agents have been suggested as a possible etiology factor. The correlation between HCV and OLP is still controversial. Numerous case reports and studies have been published in this issue. Part of them showed correlation between the diseases while others including the recent manuscript by Ansar et al.(1) did not found correlation between oral lichen planus and HCV.

Dr. Mohamed Daboul Wael (Syria)
Lichen planus is a manifestation of different diseases and it can also be present with unknown causes. In his last statement in the abstract, the author concluded “ This study showed that there is no correlation between seropositivity of HCV and oral lichen planus in our patients in the west of Iran.”. While his study is valuable, The author made an absolute sharp statement. Such conclusion requires further investigation. It might be more suitable to conduct an other study supporting this one, checking on Lichen planus on those patients who are HCV positive to find out the percentage of those with Lichen planus in seropositive HCV individuals.

Dr. Anaparthy Usharani (India)
I have gone through the article" Comparison of seropositivity of HCV between oral lichen planus and healthy control group in Hamsdan province of Iran" I verified various references relating to the study in literature: References:1.There is wide variation in prevalence of LP in HCV infected patients. Higher values are repotred from Italy,Spain, Japan. repots from France and Germany showed low prevalence. Reports from Holland ,UK and Brazil did not show any association of HCV infection and oral LP. Ref::.IADVL Text book of Dermatology. Third edition Vol.1 Publisher Bhalani publishing house Mumbai.pp 1074.1076. . 2.Geographical differences with regard to HCV and OralLP could related to immunogenic factors such as HLADR6 allele…….: So, I agree with the authors that there is no general correlation between HCV and oral LP. But there may be geographical variations. Ref: Text book of Dermatology Vol.2 eigth edition. publishers. Wiley-Blackwell.Chapter 41:(41.2).



Rational use of fluconazole prior to attending skin & vd-opd in a tertiary Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh

Dr. Bharti Rakesh (India)
The paper "rational use of Fluconazole"clearly brings out the differences between the health care set ups of developing and developed nations.The point is not rational or irrational use of various drugs,the point is how to deliver the best amongest the resources available.The message of giving short training in various specialties including dermatology ,mainly for common ailments,on regular basis to health care providers hwo have lesser access to latest is great.

Dr. Katerina Hysi (Albania)
We have to be aware of irrational use of fluconazole. Because of the broad usage of fluconazole we are experiencing more often resistant cases during the treatment, where signs and symptoms of an infection persist despite adequate delivery of drug. So what do we have as result when we get fluconazole resistance? We ought to treat the patient with higher doses of fluconazole, or we ought to switch to itraconazole, or even worse we might be forced to use IV amphotericine. So why to use up a drug when we can use it rationaly.



Skin cancer knowledge, attitude and behavior towards sun exposure among young adults in Lithuania

Dr. Beatriz Di Martino Ortiz (Paraguay)
Excellent work. How many questionnaires were distributed? What is considered correct filling of the questionnaire? What kind of weather does this country have, annual average temperature in summer, winter, and so on.? I appreciate the inclusion of the questionnaire in the article, because other centers could benefit from this study and conduct future comparative studies.



Recognition of actinic keratosis. A retrospective biopsy study of the clinical diagnostic accuracy by primary care physicians compared with dermatologists. Experience in Mexico

Dr. Roberto Arenas (Mexico)
This paper show a big difference for an accuracy diagnosis of actinic keratosis between dermatologist and primary care workers ( 90% vs 36%P= .001). This results are very important because actinic keratosis are premalignant or initial malignant lesions. These means that education of primary care physician needs to evaluated, in order to have a better prevention of skin cancer or at least to have a early diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Beatriz Di Martino Ortiz (Paraguay)
What were the most frequent clinical diagnoses issued in cases that did not correlate? No cases of proliferative actinic keratosis? I recommend this article in the references: Pérez C, Gómez A, Pierto A et. al. Correlación entre el diagnóstico clínico e histopatológico en el servicio de dermatología Hospital Universitario de Caracas. Estudio retrospectivo año 2000. Derm venezol 2002; 40: 48-52.

Dr. Katerina Hysi (Albania)
As skin is exposed to the sun for long periods of time, here it comes actinic keratosis . It is not a rare disease but is often misdiagnosed. In misdiagnosis may contribute doctors, specialists, and laboratory tests. A doctor may prevent a misdiagnosis by asking a second opinion or refer the patient to a specialist.It is imoprtant because it can be the case of a skin cancer.

Irdina Drljevic, MD PhD (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The article is an intersting. Ak IS PREACANCEROUS SKIN CONDISION, and my sugestion is to emphsase that fact. What about dermoscopy investigation?! There is obvious need to mentioned that facts in this article!!!!



Seborrheic dermatitis and homeopathy

Dr. Alexandro Bonifaz (Mexico)
 The original article: Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) and homeopathy, is interesting article, in agreement to the good clinical results of both cases treated with homeopathy. Due to the fact that SD is multifactorial disease, it would be interested to know more of its mechanism of action about this therapy and in what predisposing factor acts (sebum depot, Malassezia spp., etc). Due the author presents only two cases, would be interesting to do a study with a major number of cases, to have a more precise idea of efficiency and tolerance of the homeopathy in the SD.




Post Acne Hyperpigmentation: A Brief Review

Dr. Jorge Lopez-Granja (Belize)
First I would like to thank the authors for taking the time to share their view on a subject that is so common in our daily practice, at least for us that deal with type III-VI skin photo type on a regular basis. Secondly, I would like to point out that I disagree with the statement "Thus, infection of hair follicles and sebaceous glands are the real causes of hyperpigmentation". I believe that PIH in acne like in all other cases, the cause is an innate response of skin to inflammation. Of course, infection is one of the many triggers for inflammatory reaction. Also I think that the severity of PIH will not necessarily correlate with severity of acne; some patients with even mild inflammatory acne will show important PIH. Finally, I join the authors in discouraging the use of more invasive techniques to deal with PIH (lasers, dermabrasion) due to the risk of PIH to become more evident as a result of the therapeutic intervention. I believe patient education is probably the most important factor in the favorable outcome of whatever therapeutic strategy we decide to implement.


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