Back issues No.3 - 1987  
  Original Study
  Compare the Bacterial Index between Dapsone Monotherapy and Multidrug Therapy of Multibacillary Leprosy Outpatient
Yang-Jyh Lin, Yung-Fa Chao
Dermatol Sinica 5: 139-144, 1987

To review the efficiency of chemotherapy on multibacillary Leprosy patients treated at the O.P.D. during the thirty years peroid from 1955 to 1987. The patients were divided into three groups. The dapsone monotherapy method was used to treat the first two groups who received their therapy between 1955 and 1981. The third group was treated by using the multidrug therapy from 1982 to 1987. The multidrug therapy group responded better than the two dapsone monotherapy groups after a period of three ..................More
  Schwannoma -- Report of 5 cases
Wan-Ful Wu, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 5: 145-148, 1987

Schwannoma or neurilemmona originated from Schwan cell, the supporting cell or the sheath of the peripheral nerve, is a rare disease. There were only 5 cases found from the 98434 OPD patients at the Department of Dermatology National Taiwan University Hospital in the past 8 years from Jan. 1979 to Jan. 1987. Among the 5 cases, there were 4 males and 1 female. The age was between 20 years old and 50 years old. Average duration of tumor growth before diagnosed was 24 months. There were 3 cases gre ..................More
  Kaposi's Sarcoma: Report of Six Cases and Review of the Literature
Ji-Chen Ho, Peng-Chih Yang, Yue-Zon Kuan, Tseng-Tong Kuo
Dermatol Sinica 5: 149-156, 1987

Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare, chronic, multicentric and neoplastic disorder of skin, primarily affecting lower extremities of elderly males. Lymph nodes and any internal organ may be involved.Six cases collcted 1976-1986 are reported, they were classical kaposi's sarcoma in various risk groups. Weekly intravenous injection of vinblastine in dosage of 0.1mg/kg/week is effective. ..................More
  Case Report
  Cutis Laxa -- A case report
Cheng-Yen Lin, Szu-Chen Liu, Hsiu-Chin Chen
Dermatol Sinica 5: 157-162, 1987

Over a span of 45 years, a 60-year-old male patient has noticed a loose, triangular-shaped and pendulous lump on the left side of his face.The histopathologic examination showed diminution of elastic fibers with the remaining being degenerated and fragmented. This is a rare case of cutis laxa and a general picture of the disease is reviewed. ..................More
  Cutaneous Segmental Neurofibromatosis -- Report of three cases
Shyh-Yun Yang, Yau-Chin Lu, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 5: 163-170, 1987

Cutaneous segmental neurofibromatosis is characterized by limitation of cafe-au-lait sprts and/or neurofibromas (and perhaps other related tumors) to a given region of the body, lack of family history and absence of generalized neurofibromatosis. Three cases in addition to 14 reported cases in literature were reviewed and discussed. These three cases were male and the neurofibromas were localized at the right side of the nape, right lower abdomen and right chest wall respectively. None of them s ..................More
  Cutaneous Extramedullary Hematopoiesis -- Report of A Case and Review of the Literature
Hong-Shang Hong, Ming-Jing Chen, Yue-Zon Kuan, Tseng-Tong Kuo
Dermatol Sinica 5: 171-176, 1987

We report a case of chronic myelogeneous leukemia associated with myelofibrosis. The clinical picture shows multiple subcutaneous nodules. Histopathologically, cutaneous extramedullary hematopoiesis was diagnosed by skin biopsy and the cellular components include myeloid cell, megakaryocyte and erythroid cell.Cutaneous extrmedullary hematopoiesis is extremely rare, we belicve this is the first case reported in Taiwan. We review the literatures and make a comparison of these cases. ..................More
  Metastatic Malignant Melanoma: A Report of Two Clinical Forms
Hui-Ching Chang, Heng-Leong Chan, Yue-Zon Kuan, Tseng-Tong Kuo
Dermatol Sinica 5: 177-182, 1987

This report describes two different clinical forms of cutaneous metastases from acral lentiginous melanoma of the foot. One patient presented with multiple erythematous papules and nodules while the other patient presented with multiple black lesions. The clinical diagnosis was easily made in the latter case, but the diagnosis of the former one was not apparent until the lesion was biopsied and studied histopathologically. Our cases illustrate that cutaneous metastases from malignant melanoma ca ..................More
  Subcutaneous Sparganosis -- A Case Report
Ying-Chiao Huang, Yue-Zon Kuan, Wen-Cheng Chung
Dermatol Sinica 5: 183-188, 1987

A 35-year-old male noted an asymptomatic subcutaneous nodule over the left lower quadrant of the abdomen for two months. Two spargana were recovered from the excised tissue. The histopathological examination disclosed a sinus tract in the deep dermis and the subcutis surrounded by mixed inflammatory cells including numerous eosinophils and Charcot-Leyden crystals. The source of infestation may be due to drinking unboiled nature water. Nine cases were reported in Taiwan since 1922. These cases we ..................More
  Cutaneous Infection of Group IV Mycobacteria -- A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Feng-Sheau Lii, Heng-Leong Chan, Yue-Zon Kuan, Tseng-Tong Kuo, Ann-Ming Wang
Dermatol Sinica 5: 189-198, 1987

Group IV mycobacteria are saprophytes found in the environment, which rarely cause significant infection of human. A case of primary cutaneous infection is reported and the literature is reviewed. The patient, a 50-year-old female with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome, developed skin lesions on her left leg following a trauma to her left lower leg. The eruptions manifestated as cellulitis and lymphocutaneous sporotrichoid appearance. The diagnosis of group IV mycobacterial infection was established ..................More
  Arteriovenous Hemangioma -- Two Case Report
Shiow-Jiuan Wey, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 5: 199-204, 1987

We report two cases of solitary arteriovenous hemangioma on the face. Both were presented as a solitary, asymptomatic reddish to brownish papule with long duration. Histopathological examination showed the characteristic features. The differential diagnosis from other benign, acquired vascular tumors in both clinical and histopathological aspects will be stressed in this artical. ..................More
  Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis -- A Case Report
Yok-Jen Chen, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 5: 205-208, 1987

A 64-year-old male found a brownish red, dome-shaped, pea-sized nodule with a central crust on the apex of the right helix for several years. The nodule was not pruritic or painful. Pathological examination showed an area of eosinophilic necrosis with peripheral homogenization of collagen in the dermis. This case was diagnosed as chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis. The lesion was totally resected. A discussion of the histopathological findings and mechanism are included. ..................More
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