Back issues No.3 - 1992  
  Case Report
  Reticulate Acropigmentation of Kitamura - A Case Report
Spring-Shiang Ko, Hsin-Su Yu, Jaw-Shin Kao
Dermatol Sinica 10: 127-134, 1992

We reported a case of reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura. A 25-year-old woman presented with small, irregularly shaped and sharply demarcated brownish macules symmetrically on the dorsa of hands and feet since her puberty. The macules were in a reticulate pattern with normal skin appearing between the lesions and slightly depressed below the surrounding skin surface. The skin of the flexures of wrists and elbows, axillae and groins was involved by the same lesions. There was no deformity of ..................More
  Cobb Syndrome - A Case in which the Neurologic Complications are Successfully Treated by Surgery
Shin-Jiun Ho, Wan-Chun Cheng, Ming-Jing Chen, Heng-Leong Chan
Dermatol Sinica 10: 135-142, 1992

A 14-year-old boy had progressive bilateral lower limbs numbness sensation and muscle weakness. Large areas of port wine stain (nevus flammeus) were found on the left arm, chestwall, and back following the C8 to T7dermatones. Myelography showed obstruction around the T7 and T8levels. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a high-intensity lesion in the spinal canal between T1and T7levels. The tumor, proven to be an angiolipoma later, was successfully removed by surgery. The neurelogic symptom ..................More
  Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa - A Case Report
Shy-Shyun Lin, Ying-Chin Wu, Hsu-Po Yeh, Shiao-Chin Chen
Dermatol Sinica 10: 143-150, 1992

'Polyarteritis nodosa is a systemic disease of unknown etiology characterized by focal inflammatory lesion in small and medium sized arteries of multiple organs. Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa is a localized form of polyarteritis nodosa different from the systemic form of polyarteritis nodosa by its major skin change, minimal or abscent systemic involvement and a good progonsis with a chronic relapsing course. We report a 74-year-old male patient with typical clinical and pathological picture of ..................More
  Multiple Agminated Spitz Nevus - A Case Report
Su-Tzu Huang, J. Yu-Yun Lee
Dermatol Sinica 10: 151-155, 1992

Multiple agminated Spitz nevus (MASN)is a rare variant of Spitz nevus. It occurs mainly on the face of infants or children. Three adult cases have been reported in the English literature. We report the fourth case. A 26-year-old woman developed several erythematous, slight itching papules over the right leg in recent 6 months, 2 months after a small papule was removed at the same site. Histopathology revealed nests of epithelioid cells and several multinucleated giant cells in the upper dermis. ..................More
  Hypomelanosis of Ito - A Case Report with Observation in Melanocyte Abnormalities
I-Cheng Tsai, Kuen-Shing Chiou, Jin-Hwa Kang, Wen-Jong Ke, Hsin-Su Yu
Dermatol Sinica 10: 157-165, 1992

A 4 years old boy had bizare wavy, whrol and streak hypopigmentation over neck, trunk and bilateral upper and lower extremities since his 15 days of age. In addition, tesselation area in eye fundus, maxillary underdevelopment, supernumerary teeth in the mandible, impacted teeth in the mandible & maxilla, scoliosis and right testis athrophy were also noted. No other family member had the same problem.Histologically, the hypopigmented areas revealed mild acanthosis and hyperkeratosis, the amount o ..................More
  Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of Newborn - Report of a Case with Diffuse Calcification
Hsu-Shin Lan, Hsu-Po Yeh, Fu-Chen Chang
Dermatol Sinica 10: 177-174, 1992

This male newborn was born with meconium aspiration syndrome and suffered from seizure attacks due to hypoxia and acidosis on the second and seventh days after birth. Some subcutaneous nodules developed over lower legs, back and the nape of the neck within the first month of life. Skin biopsy revealed typical picture of subcutaneous fat necrosis newborn with diffuse calcification. X-ray showed diffuse calcified shadow within the skin lesions. The nodules resolved spontaneously ten months later. ..................More
  Chronic Bullous Dermatosis of Childhood - Report of A Case
Yih-Fen Ho, Chen-Nai Wang, Heng-Leong Chan, Yue-Zon Kuan, Tseng-Tong Kuo
Dermatol Sinica 10: 175-181, 1992

A 9-year-old boy presented with generalized pruritic bullous lesions for 20 days. He had widespread, tense blisters of various size and annular lesions with the so-called "cluster of jewels" sign. Histologic examination of the bullous lesion showed subepidermal blister containing some neutorphils of IgA and trace IgM at the dermoepidermal junction; however, no circulating anti-basement membrane zone antibody was detected. There was no association with HLA-B8. The skin lesions reponded dramatical ..................More
  Chromomycosis - A Successful Treatment with Liquid Nitrogen Cryosurgery
Shu-Hui Huang, I-Chung Hung, Yi-Huei Wang
Dermatol Sinica 10: 183-188, 1992

A 55-year-old male patient had a palm-sized, irregular-shaped, reddish-brown, rough-surfaced plaque and a few peripheral sporadic papules on the middle portion of the back. Chromomycosis was diagnosed. The patient received oral ketoconazole and topical heat therapy, but the outcome was unsatisfactory. We tried liquid nitrogen cryosurgery and the lesions were totally cured. In this article, we report a case and the experiences of treatment. ..................More
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