Perioral Köebner Phenomenon Following Lip Licking Dermatitis in a Patient with Acrofacial Vitiligo
Hudson Dutra Rezende, Pedro Augusto Correa de Araújo Rodrigues Caldas, Ana Carolina Madia and Josevânia Fulgêncio de Lima Arruda
Article Type: Case Reports & Case Series | First Published: April 21, 2021
Koebner phenomenon was first described by Heinrich Koebner in 1876 as the appearance of new skin lesions on previously unaffected skin secondary to trauma. Among the several recognized triggers, such as burns and friction, allergic and irritant reactions may also emerge as overlooked causes of koebnerization. The authors of this paper report a case of a seventeen- year-old girl who was in treatment for acrofacial vitiligo during the last two years with satisfactory response to topical tacrolimus...
Tranilast for Preventing Scar Formation: A Renewed Therapeutic Option
Article Type: Short Note | First Published: April 17, 2021
The current strategies adopted for treating and preventing scar development still present many difficulties such as in cases of severe burns. Tranilast, a familiar agent for the treatment of allergies, regulates several biological processes including wound healing. Regardless of the site of scarring, tranilast is expected to minimize scar formation systemically for burns, post-surgical scars, and skin diseases such as severe acne. Tranilast is highly safe and can treat scar formation without pla...
Dowling-Degos Associated to Verneuil Disease: A New Case Report
Meryem Khalidi, Hasna Kerrouch, Mohammed El amraoui, Naoufal Hjira and Mohammed Boui
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: April 08, 2021
It’s about a 50-year-old woman, with no notable medical history, who consulted for skin hyperpigmentation of the folds and face that had appeared for 6 years before. The clinical examination showed hyperpigmented reticulated macules of the lateral faces of the neck and face, the nape of the neck, axillary, under breast and inguinal folds associated with cysts and comedones and suppurative nodulocystic and fistulous formations under breast and inguinal resulting in deep irregular scars. The pat...
Hypertension and Cicatricial Hair Loss: Defining High Value Symptom Clusters within Reproductive Aging
Colleen Reisz, MD
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 08, 2021
Although hot flashes and disturbed sleep receive the most attention during reproductive aging, other concerns such as depression, weight gain, fatigue and hair loss also cause women to go to the doctor. In this cohort, African American and Caucasian women with two distinct forms of cicatricial hair loss had increased risk of hypertension as compared to their respective control groups. Hypertension has a strong association with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). RAAS participates in...
Nodular Hidradenoma: A Forgotten Tumor of the Scalp
Shruthi Madhavi Govindarajulu
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 05, 2021
Hidradenoma or Eccrine acrospiromas are rare benign tumours that arise from the eccrine sweat gland. Eccrine acrospiromas are nonencapsulated, well-circumscribed, multilobular dermal nodules that may involve the epidermis and extend into the subcutaneous fat. A 30-year-old male patient presented with an asymptomatic progressive swelling on the scalp of 6 months duration. Cutaneous examination: A solitary, non-tender, firm to hard, mobile swelling over the scalp. Dermoscopic examination: Revealed...