Back issues No.2 - 1991  
  Original Study
  Incontinentia Pigmenti, Analysis of 16 Cases
Hsiu-Chin Chen, Yang-Jyh Lin
Dermatol Sinica 9: 75-84, 1991

Sixteen cases of incontinentia pigmenti seen at Mackay Memorial Hospital in the last twenty years were analysed. Six cases (37.5%) had definite familial history. Ten cases (62.5%) presented three stages of characteristic skin manifestations: vesiculobullous, verrucous and pigmentary stages. No vesiculobullous stage was noted in 3 cases (18.75%), and 3 cases presented only in the pigmentary stage without history of earlier lesion. These 16 cases were all female, and in most of them, skin lesions ..................More
  Regression of Verruca Plana after Inflammation, A Clinico-pathological Study of 8 Cases and Review of Literature
Horng-Tsann Chiou, Shih-Yueh Chen, Ji-Chen Ho
Dermatol Sinica 9: 85-92, 1991

Verruca plana is one of human papillomavirus infection which occurs commonly on face and upper extremity of young individuals. The clinical course may persist for years. We have collected 8 cases of veerruca plana in resolution within recent 2 years. Biopsy was performed in 6 patients. Clinically, the lesions became red, swollen, accompanied by pruritus and a sudden increase in numbers, and disappeared completely after a variable period of 2 to 8 weeks. Histologically, the leesions revealed para ..................More
  Case Report
  Acrodermatitis Enteropathica
Tsue-Rong Hwang, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 9: 93-98, 1991

Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare inherited disorder, transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait. The clinical syndrome is characterized by a basic triad of acral dermatitis, alopecia and diarrhea. In this paper, we present a patient with this condition, in whom serum zinc level was found to be normal, yet he had a marked clinical response to treatment with zinc. The clinical and pathologic features of AE and its pathogenesis are discussed. ..................More
  Aplasia Cutis Congenita, Report of 3 Casese and Literature Review
Yang-Jyh Lin, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Shiou-Hwa Jee, Fu-Yuan Huang
Dermatol Sinica 9: 99-105, 1991

A rare congenital anomaly, aplasia cutis congenita is characterized by the localized absence of epidermis, dermis and occasionally subcutis or bon in one or more areas of the skin. We present three cases of aplasia cutis congenita. Noteworthy is the family history and associated malformations in two patients who are daughter and father. ..................More
  subcutanous fat Necrosis Associated with Pancreatitis
Guan-Son Shen, Chin-Yih Tsai, Kua-Chia Yang
Dermatol Sinica 9: 107-113, 1991

We report a case of subcutaneous fat necrosis associated with pancreatitis. A 46-year-old male presented with multiple erythematous painful subcutaneous nodules of lower extremities and painful swelling of both ankle joints for two months. Histopathology revealed focal fat necrosis and ghost-like cells with thick, shadowy walls and no nuclei. The serum amylase and lipase were markedly elevated. The patient developed acute developed acute abdominal pain for several times later and abdominal C-T s ..................More
  Warty Dyskeratoma
Ching-Lu Wei, Han-Nan Liu, San-Chi Hwang, Tel-Lu Chu
Dermatol Sinica 9: 115-119, 1991

A 77-year-old male found an elevated skin tumor on right parielal scalp for more than ten years. Pathological examination showed a picture of acantholytic dyskeratosis. Based on clinical and pathological findings, a diagnosis of warty dyskeratoma was made. The lesion was totally resected. ..................More
  Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome, a Case Report
Chi Niu, Hsiu-Chin Chen
Dermatol Sinica 9: 121-126, 1991

A 12-month-old female infant had suffered from fever and erythema with tenderness on perioral skin initially, then the rashes spreaded rapidly and geneeralizedly, with the formation of bullae and pustules, and the Nikolsky sign was positive. The histopathological examination of the erythematous lesions showed an intraepidermal cleavage through the granular layer. The bacterial culture from the bullae was negative, but showed staphylococcus aureus from the nose and the throat. Under the diagnosis ..................More
  Syringuma of the Vulva, A Case Report
Huey-Maan Cheng, Sai-Foo Cheng
Dermatol Sinica 9: 127-133, 1991

We report a 31-year-old Chinese woman with syringoma confined to the labia majora. Syringoma involving the genitalia is rare. A review of English literature showed that only ten cases were reported. Vulvar syringoma present as multiple, bilateral, skin-colored papules over the vulva. They may or may not be pruritic. Syringoma of the vulva should be included in the list of differential diagnosis for papular lesions of the vulva and for patients with pruritus vulva. ..................More
  Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus, A Case Report and Review of Literature
Young-Chuan Hsu, Mei-Eng Tu, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 9: 135-140, 1991

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, an uncommon disease of unknown etiology, often occurs in women particularly around and after menopause. We report a 7-year-old girl having itchy whitish atrophic patches with maceration on the vulval area for four years. Histopathological examination revealed typical changes of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. Laboratory data showed low titer (1:100) of thyroglobulin antibody and microsomal antibody. The symptom was relieved after application of topical corticoster ..................More
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