Back issues No.2 - 1985  
  Original Study
  Cement Contact Dermatitis- A Clinical Study on a Cement Factory in Taiwan, R.O.C.
Po-Chak Cheng, Yu-Kit Chow, Boon-Sang Lee
Dermatol Sinica 3: 73-80, 1985

Chromium compounds, such as chromium oxide, chromium trioxide, chromium chloride, and sodium and potassium dichromates, cause both cutane-ous irritation and contact allergic sensitization. Numerous occupations involve a chromium hazard. Sources of bichromate sensitivity are numerous and will probably increase, given the valuable properties of chromates. Dermatitis in the cement industry due to small amounts of soluble chromates in the cement is not uncommon, although in some sountries, such as ..................More
  A Study of Sexually Transmitted Disease in an STD Clinic - Our Experience in Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Sai-Foo Cheng
Dermatol Sinica 3: 81-88, 1985

Between February and August 1985,291 patients attended the sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic in Taipei Veterans General Hospital. The male to female ratio of attenders was 5.8:1. Cutaneous herpetic infection accounted for the most common condition seen in the clinic. A longer period of study and larger population are needed for any conclusion to be made. Some suggestions for an ideal STD clinic are discussed. ..................More
  A Survey of the Contagious Routes of Scabies
Pei-Ling Tsai, Ming-Ru Chang, Wen-Liang Lee, Ruey-Yi Lin
Dermatol Sinica 3: 129-132, 1985

Scabies is a highly infectious disease. Cases reach their peak in these days. How to prevent it to spread out is an important issue in public health. Due to the lack of knowledge about scabies among patients and general practioners, this disease can not be eradicated at its early stage. In our opinion“Scabetic burrow”is a simple and correct diagnostic method. For every suspected case, this method should be applied. In the infectious cycle, the infectious agent may come from a lodger. Prevent ..................More
  Case Report
  Treatment of Actinomycetoma with Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole and Intralesional Infection of Sodium Dextran Sulfate - A Case Report
Jau-Shiuh Chen, Ying-Chin Wu, Hsu-Po Yeh, Yau-Chin Lu
Dermatol Sinica 3: 89-96, 1985

A case of actinomycetoma caused by Nocardia asteroides had been treated with Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for 7 months. Intralesional injection of Sodium dextran sulfate was added to resolve fibrosis. The overall result was satisfactory and no adverse effects of the drugs occurred. The patient is still under regular treatment. ..................More
  Intrauterine Herpes Simplex Virus Infection
Hsiu-Chin Chen, Shiou-Hwa Jee, Yung-Fa Chao, Shih-Chang Chyou
Dermatol Sinica 3: 97-102, 1985

Intrauterine herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection resulting in congenital malformations is a rare disease. We report a male newborn who was delivered by C/S on account of his mother’s herpes genitalis. Microcephaly and erythematous patches over the face, neck, trunk and right arm were noted after birth. Group vesicles occurred on the aforementioned skin lesions by the third day. Virus culture from these vesicles revealed type II HSV. This patient’s mother began to have painful vesicular erup ..................More
  Subepidermal Calcified Nodule - Report of a Case & Review of the Literature
Herng-Ming Leu, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 3: 103-106, 1985

A 26-year-old male presented the skin lesion of a 0.50.7 cm light yellow flattened plaque with uneven surface over medial aspect of the right upper eyelid. His skin lesion started as the size of half a rice grain about 6 years ago and, with time, it gradually increased in size. Pathological examination revealed many calcified substances of various sizes and shapes deposited in the papillary dermis. The climical symptom, histopathology and etiology of subepidermal calcified nodule will be disc ..................More
  Treatment of Keratosis Follicularis with Oral Retinoid Acid - A Case Report
Meng-Ru Tsai, Chun-Hsiang Chang, Hsu-Po Yeh, Kuo-Lin In
Dermatol Sinica 3: 107-112, 1985

We report a case of keratosis follicularis (Darier’s disease) with good therapeutic response to oral retinoid acid (Etretinate). Initial dose of Etretinate was 1 mg/Kg/day. Fine scales gradually developed on the face, forearms, and lower legs one week later after treatment. After 2 month treatment, most of this skin lesions subsided and only some hyperkeratosis and fissures on the buttocks still persisted. The side effects of Etretinate, such as conjunctivitis, dry lips and mouth, alopecia, pa ..................More
  Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Chieh-Yuan Lee, Yao-Ping Chen, Kuo-Chang Chou, Kai-Yam Ng, Wen-Liang Lee
Dermatol Sinica 3: 113-118, 1985

This is a 50-year-old male case of alcohol-induced porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). He has had several clear tension vesicles and bullae on dorsa of both hands and extensor sites of both forearms off and on for 3 months. These vesicles and bullae healed spontaneously with atrophic scars, milia and hyper-pigmented macules. During hospitalization, the patient’s urine chromatographic examination revealed the typical PCT pattern. After striking prohibition of alcohol intake, the skin lesion subsided ..................More
  Cerebral Lupus Erythematosus
Chieu-Chen Lee, Shiou-Hwa Jee, Yung-Fa Chao
Dermatol Sinica 3: 119-124, 1985

A 25-year-old female suffered from convulsion, arthralgia, butterfly rash of the face and mental disorder for 10 days. Blood routine examination revealed pancytopenia. The anti-nuclear antibody titer was 1:640. Direct immunofluo-rescence test showed granular deposits of IgG, IgA, IgM and C3 along the dermo-epidermal junction. EEG showed diffuse cortical dysfunction and CT scan of brain showed mild cerebral atrophy. This patient was diagnosed as cerebral lupus erythematosus. The pathogenesis and ..................More
  Multiple Cutaneous Leiomyoma - A Case Report
Chang-Yie Wu, Shyi-Shium Liaw, Kao-Chia Yang
Dermatol Sinica 3: 125-128, 1985

A 70-year-old female, native of Taiwan, who complained of having had multiple asymptomatic protruded papules over her right flank for many years. The number and size of her skin lesion increased in the beginning and persisted throughout the years. She was confirmed to be a case of leiomyoma by der-matopathology. No specific treatment was advocated. ..................More
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