Back issues No.1 - 1991  
 
 
  Review
 
  History of Medical Mycology in Taiwan
Yau-Chin Lu
Dermatol Sinica 9: 1-14, 1991

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  Original Study
 
  An Electron Microscopic Study of Bowen's Disease among Paraquat Manufacturers
Chun-Hsiang Chang, Jung-Der Wang, Hsu-Po Yeh, Ying-Chin Wu
Dermatol Sinica 9: 15-22, 1991

Bowen's disease was observed among parapuat manufacturers and was reported clinically, histopathologically and epidemiologically by previous investigators. In order to understand its ultrastructural changes, we presented this original study of electron microscopic observations, and the results were compared with the findings of Bowen's disease in victims of chronic arsenicism and ordinary Bowen's disease without any significant etiological factor. There was no significant ultrastructural differe ..................More
   
  Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum
Chung-Dar Liao, Ren-Bin Tang, Ling-Yoeu Yang, I-Lin Shieh, Betau Hwang
Dermatol Sinica 9: 23-38, 1991

From July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990, we collect 52 cases of erythema toxicum neonatorum from pediatric baby room at Taipei Veteran General Hospital. Twenty-eight cases are male and twenty-four female. The time of onset of skin rash after birth in our study are: <12hrs: 5.8%, 12-24hrs: 11.5%,24-48hsrs: 67.3%, and >48hrs: 15.4%. The total duration of skin lesion are 12-24hrs: 13.5%, 24-48hrs: 44.23%, 48-72hrs: 25% and>72hrs: 11.5%. There are no significant difference between incidence of erythema t ..................More
   
  Metastatic Tumors of the Skin: Anlaysis on 82 cases of Cutaneous Metastasis
Ming-Li Tseng, Han-Nan Liu, Chu-Kwan Wong
Dermatol Sinica 9: 39-45, 1991

The evaluation of tumors that have spread to skin may have profound diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic significances. Patterns of cutaneous metastasis were studied in 82 cases of cutaneous metastasis, registered at the Veterans General Hospital-Taipei from 1971 to 1990. Sixty-seven cases were male and fifteen were female. The distribution of age was from 28 to 89 years old with a mean age of 61.9 years. The most frequent primary tumors in men were carcinomas of the lung (66%) followed by car ..................More
   
  Delusions of Parasitosis: A Clinical Study of 26 Cases
Chun-Hsiang Chang, Ming-Been Lee, Yuh-Chiau Chiang, Yau-Chin Lu
Dermatol Sinica 9: 47-53, 1991

In order to understand the clinical characteristics of delusions of parasitosis, 26 patients at the psychocutaneous special clinic from February 1982 to January 1991 were investigated. There were 16 males and 10 females, the age ranged from 23 to 68 years, with a mean age of 48.7±14.8 years. The patients were divided into Groups A, B and C, according to the factors precipitating their diseases. Patients in Group A were old and revealed no previous life events inducing their diseases. Group B pa ..................More
   
  Case Report
 
  Acanthosis Nigricans Limited in Acral Areas: Acral Acanthosis Nigricans
Shih-Yueh Chen, Hsu-Tai Liu, Ji-Chen Ho
Dermatol Sinica 9: 55-60, 1991

Two cases of acral acanthosis nigricans are reported. Velvety hyperpigmented plaques distributed symmetrically on the dorsa fo hands and feet, and flexor aspects of wrists. Skin biopsy revealed marked epidermal hyperkeratosis, moderate acanthosis and papillomatosis. The patients were not associated with obesity, endocrine disorders or underlying malignancy. Whitening of the pigmented lesions while perspiration, and seasonal changing with summer exacerbation are characteristics of these two cases ..................More
   
  Toxic Pustuloderma Following Administration of Cefazolin Sodium
Derming Young, Huey-Maan Cheng, Sai-Foo Cheng
Dermatol Sinica 9: 61-67, 1991

We report a case of generalized pustular drug eruption caused by intravenous injection of kefazole. The patient was a 32-year-old man without previous history of psoriasis who developed fever, generalized erythematous maculopapules and pustules after using kefazole intravenously for the prevention of bacterial infection after surgical intervention for his gouty arthritis . Cultures of bacteria and fungi were negative. Histopathology of skin lesions revealed subcorneal pustules. Skin lesions reso ..................More
   
  Buerger's Disease with Prominent Cutaneous Thromboangiitis in a Young Woman
Huei-Perng Huang, J. Yu-Yun Lee
Dermatol Sinica 9: 69-74, 1991

Buerger's disease or thromboangiitis obliterans(TAO) is characterized by peripheral arterial occlusion in young male cigarette smokers. It rarely occurs in women. We report TAO in a woman who presented with prominent cutaneous thromboangiitis. A 31-year-old female, a heavy smoker, presented with gangrene of toes and many erythematous to brownish nodular and cord-like cutaneous lesions over the lower limbs. The histopathology of both nodular and cord-like lesions showed acute thrombophlebitis in ..................More
   
 
 
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