Back issues No.1 - 1994  
  Case Report
  Relapsing Polychondritis - A Case Report with Measurement of Urinary Glycosaminoglycan
Shu-Ling Hu, Hsien-Ching Chiu, Chung-Ren Tseng
Dermatol Sinica 12: 1-12, 1994

Relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon systemic disorder characterized by recurrent inflammation and degeneration of cartilaginous tissue throughount the body. A 49-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of red, warm, swollen and tender ears with sparing of the ear lobes and a 2-month history of migrating aching and tendereness of the anterior chest and the low back. Histopathology of the right ear lesion revealed a loss of the normal basophilia of cartilage with a perichondral inflamm ..................More
  Collodion Baby - A Case Report
Shwu-Pyng Yong, Chien-Ju Yong, I-Chung Hung
Dermatol Sinica 12: 13-18, 1994

We report a case of collodion baby. A male newborn baby was noted to have whole body covered by a thick, taut, and translucent membrane at birth. Ectropion and eclabium were also found. His family history was unremarkable. Histopathology of the skin showed compact and laminated hyperkeratosis, hypogranulosis and follicular plugging. The membrane peeled off within two days. The skin gradually became normal over a period of six weeks. ..................More
  Erosive Adenomatosis of the Nipple - A Case Report
Jen-Huey Wu, Shih-Tsung Cheng, J. Yu-Yun Lee
Dermatol Sinica 12: 19-26, 1994

Erosive adenomatosis of the nipple(EAN) is an uncommon benign neoplasm of nipple duct origin, affecting mostly middle-aged women. It is rarely reported in dermatology literature. We describe a case of EAN with typical clinicopathologic features in a younger woman.A 25-year-old woman presented with pain, erythema, scaling and bloody discharge of the left nipple for a 2-year duration. On physical examination, the nipple was erythematous, eroded and enlarged. The breasts were otherwise normal. A bi ..................More
  Congenital Syphilis Manifesting as Desquamating Hyperkeratotic Dermatitis of Palms and Soles - A Case Report
Shoh-Cheng Shih, Jin-Yuan Chen, Kan-Tan Fang
Dermatol Sinica 12: 27-34, 1994

A 23-day-old female infant manifested as prolonged jaundice and diffuse erythematous desquamating hyperkeratotic dermatitis of palms & soles since birth. No other abnormality was ever noted. Serology showed VDRL(+++) and TPHA 1:640, Both her parents also showed VDRL(++) and TPHA 1:160. So the diagosis of congenital syphilis manifested as lesions of palms & soles was made. At the 8th day of treatment course with procaine penicillin 50000U/kg IV daily, the lesions of palms & soles disappeared. We ..................More
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