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Vol. 232, No. 4, 2016

Issue release date: September 2016

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Consensus Guidelines

Swiss S1 Guidelines on the Systemic Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris

Kolios A.G.A. · Yawalkar N. · Anliker M. · Boehncke W.-H. · Borradori L. · Conrad C. · Gilliet M. · Häusermann P. · Itin P. · Laffitte E. · Mainetti C. · French L.E. · Navarini A.A.
Dermatology 2016;232:385-406 (DOI:10.1159/000445681)
link -Key Message: This guideline offers a practical summary including an overview table for all current systemic psoriasis treatments.
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Original Paper

Combination Therapy of Etanercept and Fumarates versus Etanercept Monotherapy in Psoriasis: A Randomized Exploratory Study

van Bezooijen J.S. · Balak D.M.W. · van Doorn M.B.A. · Looman C.W.N. · Schreurs M.W.J. · Koch B.C.P. · van Gelder T. · Prens E.P.
Dermatology 2016;232:407-414 (DOI:10.1159/000448135)
link -Key Message: Combination therapy of etanercept with fumarates and etanercept monotherapy were equally safe and efficacious in a 1-year prospective randomized trial.
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Marked Reduction of the Number and Individual Volume of Sebaceous Glands in Psoriatic Lesions

Liakou A.I. · Nyengaard J.R. · Bonovas S. · Knolle J. · Makrantonaki E. · Zouboulis C.C.
Dermatology 2016;232:415-424 (DOI:10.1159/000445942)
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Increased Activity and Number of Epidermal Melanocytes in Lesional Psoriatic Skin

Abdel-Naser M.B. · Liakou A.I. · Elewa R. · Hippe S. · Knolle J. · Zouboulis C.C.
Dermatology 2016;232:425-430 (DOI:10.1159/000447535)
link -Key Message: In psoriatic lesional skin, number and activity of epidermal melanocytes are increased.
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Review Paper

Pityriasis Rosea: A Comprehensive Classification

Drago F. · Ciccarese G. · Rebora A. · Broccolo F. · Parodi A.
Dermatology 2016;232:431-437 (DOI:10.1159/000445375)
link -Key Message: Our pityriasis rosea (PR) classification includes: classic, relapsing, persistent, pregnancy, paediatric forms and PR-like eruptions.
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Original Paper

Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Haematological and Biochemical Parameters, and Serum Endocan Levels in Patients with Lichen Planus

Ozlu E. · Karadag A.S. · Toprak A.E. · Uzuncakmak T.K. · Gerin F. · Aksu F. · Ozakpınar O. · Akdeniz N.
Dermatology 2016;232:438-443 (DOI:10.1159/000447587)
link -Key Message: Lichen planus is a systemic disease associated with alterations in various haematological and biochemical parameters.
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Topical Corticosteroid Concerns in Dermatological Outpatients: A Cross-Sectional and Interventional Study

Müller S.M. · Tomaschett D. · Euler S. · Vogt D.R. · Herzog L. · Itin P.
Dermatology 2016;232:444-452 (DOI:10.1159/000446068)
link -Key Message: Topical corticosteroid concerns are highly prevalent not only in patients with atopic dermatitis, patient information provided in one consultation lowers concerns in almost every second.
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Photochemotherapy of Cutaneous Graft-versus-Host Disease May Reduce Concomitant Visceral Disease

Feldreich N. · Ringden O. · Emtestam L. · Omazic B.
Dermatology 2016;232:453-463 (DOI:10.1159/000447058)
link -Key Message: Photochemotherapy of cutaneous graft-versus-host disease may reduce concomitant internal disease in patients conditioned with total body irradiation.
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Polymorphic CAG Repeat Numbers in the Androgen Receptor Gene of Female Pattern Hair Loss in a Han Chinese Population

Rui W. · Sheng Y. · Hu R. · Miao Y. · Han Y. · Qi S. · Xu F. · Xu J. · Yang Q.
Dermatology 2016;232:464-467 (DOI:10.1159/000446648)
link Key Message: Lack of correlation exists between androgen receptor CAG repeat polymorphisms and FPHL in a Chinese population.
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Chronic Urticaria in Returning Travellers: The Role of Anthelmintic Treatment

Nahshoni A. · Baum S. · Barzilai A. · Schwartz E.
Dermatology 2016;232:468-471 (DOI:10.1159/000445715)
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A Randomized Split-Face Clinical Trial of Photodynamic Therapy with Methyl Aminolevulinate versus Ingenol Mebutate Gel for the Treatment of Multiple Actinic Keratoses of the Face and Scalp

Zane C. · Fabiano A. · Arisi M. · Calzavara-Pinton P.
Dermatology 2016;232:472-477 (DOI:10.1159/000447355)
link -Key Message: This is a randomized clinical trial of efficacy and other outcomes of photodynamic therapy with methyl aminolevulinate versus ingenol mebutate gel for the treatment of multiple actinic keratoses.
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Efficacy and Safety of Topical Pidobenzone 4% as Adjuvant Treatment for Solar Lentigines: Result of a Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial

Campanati A. · Giannoni M. · Scalise A. · De Blasio S. · Giuliano A. · Giuliodori K. · Ganzetti G. · Bolletta E. · Di Benedetto G. · Offidani A.
Dermatology 2016;232:478-483 (DOI:10.1159/000447356)
link -Key Message:This study aimed at the evaluation of the effect of topical pidobenzone 4% on solar lentigines.
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Tattoo and Body Art - Clinical Investigations

Skin Care in the Tattoo Parlor: A Survey of Tattoo Artists in New York City

Rosenbaum B.E. · Milam E.C. · Seo L. · Leger M.C.
Dermatology 2016;232:484-489 (DOI:10.1159/000446345)
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IDEOM - Original Paper

Assessing the Impact of Atopic Dermatitis on the Patients' Parents with the Visual Instrument ‘Caregiver-PRISM'

Marinello E. · Linder D. · Spoto A. · Palmer K. · Rohrer P.M. · Büchi S. · Trapp M. · Trapp E.-M. · Hoerlesberger N. · Piaserico S. · Peserico A. · Gatta M. · Belloni Fortina A.
Dermatology 2016;232:490-495 (DOI:10.1159/000448030)
link -Key Message: The Caregiver-PRISM tool can assess suffering that caregivers feel in association with their child’s atopic dermatitis.
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Clinical Investigations

Prospective, Randomized Study on the Efficacy and Safety of Local UV-Free Blue Light Treatment of Eczema

Keemss K. · Pfaff S.C. · Born M. · Liebmann J. · Merk H.F. · von Felbert V.
Dermatology 2016;232:496-502 (DOI:10.1159/000448000)
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-Key Message: UV-free blue light is safe and effective in the reduction of eczema lesions.
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Original Paper

Cyclosporine Reduces Sclerosis in Morphea: A Retrospective Study in 12 Patients and a Literature Review

Bali G. · Frühauf J. · Wutte N. · Aberer E.
Dermatology 2016;232:503-510 (DOI:10.1159/000448171)
link -Key Message: Cyclosporine can be a feasible option in the treatment of severe morphea resistant to conventional systemic agents.
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Leukocyte Profile in Peripheral Blood and Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study of 462 Cases

Miller I.M. · Ring H.C. · Prens E.P. · Rytgaard H. · Mogensen U.B. · Ellervik C. · Jemec G.B.E.
Dermatology 2016;232:511-519 (DOI:10.1159/000446021)
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Letter to Dermatology

Reply to Lipsker et al. and Revuz on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Terminology: The Imaging Point of View

Wortsman X.
Dermatology 2016;232:520 (DOI:10.1159/000448215)
link Key Message: An anatomically based terminology in HS built by a multispecialist team may perhaps simplify the task.
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Letter to Dermatology / Reply

Phenotypic Characterization of Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Lipsker D. · Revuz J.
Dermatology 2016;232:521 (DOI:10.1159/000448246)
link Key Message: The terminology of clinical and ultrasound findings in hidradenitis suppurativa is to be standardized.
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Dermatology 2016;232:522 (DOI:10.1159/000449445)
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