Back issues No.1 - 1985  
  Original Study
  Secondary Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis Associated with Porokeratosis-Clinical and Electron Microscopical Studies-
Tsu-Chyang Chen, Chrang-Shi Lin, Wen-Jen Wang, Chu-Kwan Wong
Dermatol Sinica 3: 1-10, 1985

Twenty five patients with porokeratosis were seen at our departement druing the past 12 years. Amyloid deposits were found in the biopsy of skin lesion in 12 patients (48%). The clinical features of these patients and the severity of pathological changes were not relevant to the existence of amyloid. The amyloid deposits were limited in the papillary dermis of marginal and cen-tral parts of the skin lesion. Two cases of porokeratosis associated with amyloid were examinned eledtron microscopical ..................More
  A Comparison of Two Therapeutic Methods in the Treatment of Psoriasis and Review of Literatures
Sai-Foo Cheng, Jin-Kou Hwang, Wen-Jen Wang
Dermatol Sinica 3: 11-18, 1985

The etilogy of psoriasis is still unknown and the methods of treatment are many. Clinicians have been putting efforts in seeking a more effective, simpler and low cost method of treatment for psoriasis. The present study included thirty patients with psoriasis vulgaris who were divided into two equal groups. Group I was given UVB radiation in addition to 0.3% dithranol ointment alone. Group I patients achieved clearance of skin lesions after tratments for a mean of 16.8 times (range: 10-21)and f ..................More
  Case Report
  Lichen Aureus
Oi-Beng Chan, Hsin-Su Yu, Tsu-Cheih Shen, Ching-Chun Pan
Dermatol Sinica 3: 19-24, 1985

A 30-year-old woman had developeda bruiselike golden brown discolora-tion on her left calf for seven years. The skin lesion had an abrupt onset, asymptomatic and had not changed substantially throughout its course. The clinical and histological features of this case corresponded to the diagnosis of lichen aureus. A description of this patient and a review of the scarce literature on the subject follows. ..................More
  Pityriasis Circinata (Toyama)
Jen-Lin Huang, Sai-Foo Cheng, Chu-Kwan Wong
Dermatol Sinica 3: 25-30, 1985

We report a young unmarried female with the diagnosis of pityriasis circinata. Dermatoligical examination revealed brownish scaly circular patches over the trunk and four limbs. Throughout a series of physical and laboratory examination, only transient high values of SGOT and SGPT from the liver function tests were found. No other members of th family were similarly affected. The skin lesions responded well to topical corticosteroid ointment. However, recurrence was seen after the discontibnuat ..................More
  Acquired Acrodermatitis Enteropathica
Gwo-Hsiung Hwu, Wei-Min Li
Dermatol Sinica 3: 31-34, 1985

Classic acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a genetic disease characterized by alopecia, diarrhea, and an eczematous skin eruption involving the natural opening of the body and distal extremities. The clinical triad appears within the first 18 months of life. Symptom identical to AE can be induced by total parenteral nutrition that is not supplemented with trace minerals. A 35-year-old male was first seen at the local clinic because of intestinal volvulus. Partial jejunum and total ileum were ..................More
  Tuberculosis Verrucosa Cutis
Chun-Chou Chen, Wei-Min Li
Dermatol Sinica 3: 35-40, 1985

Tuberculosis verrucosa curis is the commonest form of skin tuberculosis in Taiwan. It is characterized by indolent, warty, hyperkeratotic, plaque-like form of trberculosis. It is very slow growing and centre may heal leaving an atrophic scar, Common sites affected are the exposed parts such as the buttocks, thighs, knees and elbowas due to sitting and playing in contaminated streets. We report two patients suffered from the disease for 20 & 10 years repectively in Taichung, central Taiwan. ..................More
  Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Gwo-Tay Chen, Hsin-Yee Su, Shiou-Hwa Jee, Hsu-Po Yeh, Yung-Fa Chao
Dermatol Sinica 3: 41-44, 1985

Cutaneous leishmaniasis, so called Orient sore, is usually a self -linited skin infectrion caused by the protiozian Leishmania tropica, transmitted by sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus. A 41-year-old chinese male patient was found to have an erythematous plaque of 5×4 cm in size with well-defined margin, cursted surface and central ulceration on the extnsor aspect of his right forearm. He had visited Saudi Arabia for five times in the recent three years. A skin biopsy specimen sowed massive i ..................More
  Tumor-Like Syringoma
Gwo-Shing Chen, Hsin-Su Yu, Tsu-Chieh Shen, Chung-Ho Chieh
Dermatol Sinica 3: 45-48, 1985

Syringoma is a relatively common adnexal tumor, but tumor-like syringoma is rare. A 30-year-old male had papular and tumor-like lesions on left public area. Syringoma was proved by pathological examination. ..................More
  Therapeutic Effect of Etretinate on Keratinizing Disorders of Skin
Hong-Hsing Chang, Hsu-Yung Hsieh
Dermatol Sinica 3: 49-54, 1985

In recent years, there are many papers dealing with using Etretinate(one vitamin A acid derivative) to treat many skin keratinizing disorders. But, we have little experience about this new drug in Taiwan, republic of china. In the present study, wer report the results of our cases of psoriatic ery-throderma and Darier’s disase trated by Etretinate. The treatment result was encouraging and no apparent side effect was noted. ..................More
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