Longstanding Eruptive Keratoacanthoma of the Neck Arising From a Tattoo
Misbah Yehya, DO, Arnaud Batchou, OMS and Thomas Simpson, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 10, 2020
Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a cutaneous neoplasm arising from follicular hair cells on sun exposed regions of the skin, particularly the head and neck. Their pathology remains controversial thus distinguishing between KA and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has proven to be difficult over the years. Some expert pathologists consider KA a precursor to SCC, while others define it as a well-differentiated variant of SCC or an abortive malignancy with low potential of progression to a full invasive squamou...
Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea on Women
Mohammed Al Abadie, Farlin Asharaff and Dina Al Abadie
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 09, 2019
Rosacea is found in approximately 10% of the general population and is known to mainly affect people from 30 to 60 years of age. It is more prevalent in female population as opposed to male population (with the exception of phymatous rosacea where majority of affected patients are adult male). A 2012 study consisting of 60,042 patients in the United Kingdom identified that 61.5% of patients with rosacea was female. Further studies suggest that rosacea has a greater impact on quality of life of f...
Hyperchromic and Erythematous Pityriasis: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Medina Andrade Luis Angel, MD, Laura Guadalupe Medina Andrade, MD, Lizbeth Elisa Oropeza Lopez, MD, Andrea Marianne Rodriguez Valencia, MD, Haizel Valencia Romero, MD, Angel Adrian Moreno Pina, MD, Araceli Esteban Chaparro, MD, and Alberto Robles Mendez Hernandez, MD
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 31, 2019
Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial fungal infection of the skin, characterized by pigmentary changes secondary to the colonization of the stratum corneum by a lipophilic dimorphic fungus known as Malassezia sp. Of this genus, 7 species known as the causative agent of pityriasis versicolor, the most frequently isolated species is M. Globosa. This skin disease occurs worldwide but predominates in the tropical, warm, and humid climate. Malassezia sp classified as dimorphic fungi since it behave...
Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei Treated By Isotretinoin and Platelet Rich Plasma
A Lahrichi, F Hali, K Baline, F Marnissi and S Chiheb
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 17, 2019
An 18-year-old patient presented with lupoid papulonodular lesions in the face. The diagnosis of disseminated lupus of the face was retained after eliminating other diagnoses including sarcoidosis, syphilis and leprosy. An antibacillary treatment was started without improvement for 3 months with onset of lesions. A 0.5 mg/kg/day isotretinoin treatment was started with improvement of the lesions. Thereafter, the patient benefited from 6 sessions of injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with sag...
Axillary Fox-Fordyce Disease Induced By Laser Hair Removal
Robustelli Test Elisa, Ferreli Caterina, Brundu Maria Angela, Atzori Laura, Pilloni Luca and Rongioletti Franco
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 15, 2019
Fox-Fordyce disease (FFD) is an uncommon chronic inflammatory skin disease of the apocrine sweat glands that could be considered as a rare adverse event of laser hair removal. It is postulated that laser therapy could induce damage to the follicular infundibulum, resulting in epidermal detachment and altered keratinocytes maturation which led to keratin plugging. Here, we present a case of a post-pubertal woman who developed axillary itchy lesions with clinical and histological features compatib...
Approaches to the Potential Use of Stromal Vascular Fraction and Coenzyme Q10 in Dermatological Aesthetics: A Systematic Review
Isabela de Lima Bocalon, Mayara Fernandes Veri Marques and Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho
Article Type: Research article | First Published: May 08, 2019
With aging, occurs a decrease in the number of melanocytes active enzymatically around 12.0% to 24.0% every ten years. As a treatment, stem cell therapy with adult stem cells has been the focus of many studies. Among adult stem cells, adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) ubiquinone, known as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), is a lipid-soluble antioxidant. It is shown to reduce lipid peroxidation of low-density lipoprotein regenerates endogenous vitamin E and protects cells against oxidative stress induced by ...
Dermatologic Manifestations in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis
Ahmed Bouhamidi, Mohamed El Amraoui, Hicham Rafik, Mohammed Boui and Naoufal Hjira
Article Type: Research article | First Published: April 27, 2019
Dermatological manifestations are frequent and varied among chronic hemodialysis patients. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and characteristics of cutaneous abnormalities observed in hemodialysis patients. We led a transversal study, conducted at the Nephrology Department of the 5th Military Hospital in Guelmim, from March to May 2017, including 44 hemodialysis patients....
Remission of Psoriasis during Treatment with Apatinib in a Patient with Rectal Cancer
Daoqun Chong, Gai Ge, Dongmei Li, Yang Yang, Rong Wang, and Dongmei Shi, MD, PhD
Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: March 14, 2019
Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory skin disease characterized by abnormal keratinocyte proliferation and vascular hyperplasia. Apatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor which has been reported to be effective in some tumors thought to be associated with inhibition of the proliferation of endothelial cells by selectively inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2). We present a 54-year-old patient with a 30-year history of psoriasis, who did not respond well to or...
Use of Vibrational Optical Coherence Tomography to Image and Characterize a Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Frederick H Silver, Ruchit G Shah, Michael Richard and Dominick Benedetto
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: March 08, 2019
Previous literature reports suggest that tissue stiffness is a predictor of cancer and metastatic behavior. We have used optical coherence tomography and vibrational analysis (VOCT) to characterize normal skin, scar and a verrucous carcinoma, a squamous cell carcinoma subtype, non-invasively and non-destructively. The results suggest that epidermal thickening and increased keratin production occur in verrucous carcinoma and lead to increases in surface hills and valleys as well as subsequent inc...
Management of Cutaneous Toxicity Secondary to Targeted Agents in Melanoma
Maria del Carmen Pantin Gonzalez, Diego Malon Gimenez, Beatriz Losada Vila, Beatriz Anton Pascual, David Gutierrez Abad, Nadia Sanchez Banos and Cristina Sanchez Cendra
Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: February 28, 2019
Melanoma is the most aggressive skin cancer and its incidence continues to increase worldwide. Molecular targeted kinase inhibitors have improved survival and tumor response for those patients with BRAF mutant disease. We describe the case of a patient under treatment with BRAF and MEK inhibitors (BRAFi and MEKi) who presents cutaneous toxicity grade 3, as an adverse effect due to treatment....
Nail Disorders in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure
Niema Aqil, Aicha Nassiri, Salim Gallouj and Fatima Zahra Mernissi
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 28, 2019
Ungual manifestations occurring in patients with end stage renal failure are polymorphic and diverse. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence and characteristics of different ungual manifestations in patients end stage renal failure. We led a transverse investigation of all patients with end stage renal failure followed in the department of nephrology of University Hospital Hassan II, during a period of three months from 01 August 2016 to 01 November 2016....
Case of Th2 Cytokines in a Japanese Girl Who Acquired Hookworm-Related Cutaneous Larva
Makoto Kondo and Keiichi Yamanaka
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 11, 2019
One of the symptoms of creeping disease in humans is the accidental occurrence of hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (HrCLM). It usually occurs following contact with soil, sand, and mud found on beaches in tropical countries. Skin eruptions, such as linear nodules, appear on the foot and lower extremities. Misdiagnosis and inefficient treatment for travelers have often been reported. Although the parasite species remained unidentified in our case, the characteristic skin eruption in combi...
Dermoscopic Features of Linear Porokeratosis: Different Aspects in its Development
Meltem Turkmen, Bengu Gerceker Turk, Isıl Kilinc Karaarslan, Gulsen Kandiloglu and Fezal Ozdemir
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 10, 2019
A 22-year-old-woman admitted with linear brownish papules and plaques on the right side of the trunk. The lesions initially had appeared on the right mammary at the age of 2-months and disseminated regionally throughout the axilla. The patient was previously followed with the diagnosis of epidermal nevus by some other physicians. On dermatologic examination, red-brown hyperkeratotic linear and annular plaques with elevated borders extending from the right mammary to the right axilla along the Bl...