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Vol. 233, No. 1, 2017

Issue release date: June 2017

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Review Paper

Skin Pigmentation Genetics for the Clinic

Ainger S.A. · Jagirdar K. · Lee K.J. · Soyer H.P. · Sturm R.A.
Dermatology 2017;233:1-15 (DOI:10.1159/000468538)
link -Key Message: The influence of commonpolymorphism in pigmentation genes determining skin type must be understood by dermatologists.
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Original Paper

Assessment of Intra- and Inter-Rater Reliability of Three Methods for Measuring Atopic Dermatitis Severity: EASI, Objective SCORAD, and IGA

Bożek A. · Reich A.
Dermatology 2017;233:16-22 (DOI:10.1159/000472711)
link -Key Message: A reliable assessment of atopic dermatitis severity requires the use of at least 2 independent measurements simultaneously.
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Review Paper

Glycemic Control in the Treatment of Psoriasis

Ip W. · Kirchhof M.G.
Dermatology 2017;233:23-29 (DOI:10.1159/000472149)
link Key Message: Hypoglycemic agents may help treat psoriasis especially with coexisting diabetes or when immunosuppression is contraindicated.
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Original Paper

Associations between STAT Gene Polymorphisms and Psoriasis in Northeastern China

Zhou J. · Li Y. · Sun D.
Dermatology 2017;233:30-36 (DOI:10.1159/000455945)
link -Key Message: There is an association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in STAT3 and STAT4 with psoriasis in northern China.
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New Interleukins in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Patients: The Possible Roles of Interleukin-33 to Interleukin-38 in Disease Activities and Bone Erosions

Li J. · Liu L. · Rui W. · Li X. · Xuan D. · Zheng S. · Yu Y. · Zhang J. · Kong N. · Zhu X. · Zou H. · Wan W. · Xue Y.
Dermatology 2017;233:37-46 (DOI:10.1159/000471798)
link -Key Message: IL-34 and IL-36α were elevated in the circulation of patients with Ps and PsA, which might contribute to the pathogenesis of arthritis and skin lesions. IL-34 and IL-36α seem to be promising therapeutic targets.
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IDEOM – Original Paper

Should Hidradenitis Suppurativa Be Included in Dermatoses Showing Koebnerization? Is It Friction or Fiction?

Boer J.
Dermatology 2017;233:47-52 (DOI:10.1159/000472252)
link -Key Message: The Koebner phenomenon can occur in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
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Validation of a Case-Finding Algorithm for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Using Administrative Coding from a Clinical Database

Strunk A. · Midura M. · Papagermanos V. · Alloo A. · Garg A.
Dermatology 2017;233:53-57 (DOI:10.1159/000468148)
link -Key Message: The case-finding algorithm employing at least 1 ICD-9 code for hidradenitis suppurativa provides balance in achieving accuracy and adequate power.
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Original Paper

Clinical Factors Associated with Readmission among Patients with Lower Limb Cellulitis

Garg A. · Lavian J. · Lin G. · Sison C. · Oppenheim M. · Koo B.
Dermatology 2017;233:58-63 (DOI:10.1159/000471762)
link -Key Message: Factors other than markers of disease severity influence readmission of patients with lower limb cellulitis.
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Skin Cancer – Review Paper

Dermoscopy of Malignant Skin Tumours: What's New?

Russo T. · Piccolo V. · Lallas A. · Jacomel J. · Moscarella E. · Alfano R. · Argenziano G.
Dermatology 2017;233:64-73 (DOI:10.1159/000472253)
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Clinical Investigations

Dermoscopy of Granuloma Annulare: A Clinical and Histological Correlation Study

Errichetti E. · Lallas A. · Apalla Z. · Di Stefani A. · Stinco G.
Dermatology 2017;233:74-79 (DOI:10.1159/000454857)
link -Key Message: Dermoscopy of granuloma annulare is independent from clinical features but varies according to the histological subtype.
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Dermoscopy of Subungual Exostosis: A Retrospective Study of 10 Patients

Piccolo V. · Argenziano G. · Alessandrini A.M. · Russo T. · Starace M. · Piraccini B.M.
Dermatology 2017;233:80-85 (DOI:10.1159/000471800)
link -Key Message: Dermoscopy could be a useful technique aimed at giving rise to diagnostic suspicion of SE.

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Tattoo and Body Art – Original Paper

Tattoo Pigments Are Observed in the Kupffer Cells of the Liver Indicating Blood-Borne Distribution of Tattoo Ink

Sepehri M. · Sejersen T. · Qvortrup K. · Lerche C.M. · Serup J.
Dermatology 2017;233:86-93 (DOI:10.1159/000468149)
link -Key Message: Extensively tattooed mice showed tattoo pigment in the liver, indicating blood-borne distribution.
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Search for Internal Cancers in Mice Tattooed with Inks of High Contents of Potential Carcinogens: A One-Year Autopsy Study of Red and Black Tattoo Inks Banned in the Market

Sepehri M. · Lerche C.M. · Hutton Carlsen K. · Serup J.
Dermatology 2017;233:94-99 (DOI:10.1159/000468150)
link -Key Message: Inks with high contents of potential carcinogens fail to induce internal cancers in a long-term mouse study.
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Cutaneous Complications Related to Tattoos: 31 Cases from Finland

Kluger N.
Dermatology 2017;233:100-109 (DOI:10.1159/000468536)
link -Key Message: Tattoo reactions in Finland are mainly related to allergy to the red dye.
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