Back issues No.2 - 1995  
  Original Study
  A Comparative Study on Autologous Graft for Segmental Type Vitiligo
Chao-Hsing Kao, Wen-Chung Ko, Spring-Shiang Ko, Ru-Yu Tsai
Dermatol Sinica 13: 65-74, 1995

Fourty-three patients with stable segmental type vitiligo received three kinds of autologous grafts, including minigraft by punch biposy, epidermal graft by suction blister, and cultured epithelial graft. Three weeks after grafting, the patients received PUVA therpay once per weeks for 40 times. The donor and recipient sites were reorded for comparsion immediately before and at 3,6,9,12 months after autologous graft. The results revealed that cultured epithelial graft yielded the highest recov ..................More
  Two-Year Experience of Mohs Micrographic Surgery in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Ren-Yeu Tsai, Ming-Ling Huang, Heng-Leong Chan, Tseng-tong Kuo
Dermatol Sinica 13: 75-85, 1995

Thirty-eight cases of skin cancers were treated by Mohs micrographic surgery at our dermatologic department during the past two years (from September 1992 to September 1994). These cutaneous malignancies included 30 cases of basal cell carcinoma, 5 cases of squamous cell carcinoma, 2 cases of malignant melanoma, and one case of sebaceus carcinoma. No recurrence ocurrred during the follow up period of 6 to 24 months. ..................More
  An Open Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of Mometasone Furoate Cream, 0.1%, Once A Day in the Treatment of A Variety of Dermatoses
Heng-Leong Chan, Chieh-Hsun Chen
Dermatol Sinica 13: 87-92, 1995

The efficacy of mometasone furoate cream 0.1% was evaluated in an open study of 20 patients under 10 years old with moderate to severse dermatoses, including atopic dermatitis, eczema and prurigo, for 1 week of treatment. Comparison of treatment between before and after, application of mometasone furoate once daily was significantly effective in this study, in general, a striking effect was noted after 1 week of treatment, and no significant adverse effects were reported. These results clearly ..................More
  Case Report
  A Non-Mycetomatous Pseudallescheria boydii Skin Infection in An Immunocompromised Man
Jene-Kuen Wang, M. Ming-Long Hsu, J. Ju-Yun Lee
Dermatol Sinica 13: 93-102, 1995

Pseudallescheria boydii is an increasingly important cause of infection in debilitated and immunocompromised hosts. It causes infection of various organs. In skin, it usually manifests mycetoma. Non-mycetomatous skin infection is very rare. Only 3 cases were reported in the English literature. We report a new case with such infection. A 65-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and alcoholism was admitted for shortness of breath. He had upper GI bleeding and septic arthritis 20 days prior to the ad ..................More
  Cutaneous Endometriosis of the Umbilicus
Po-Han Huang, Ren-Yeu Tsai, Ming-Jing Chen, Heng-Leong Chan
Dermatol Sinica 13: 103-109, 1995

A 46 year-old woman presented with a flesh-colored umbilical tumor which was rhythmically painful and waxed and waned with menstruation. A biopsy of the lesion revealed ectopic endometrial glands surrounded by endometrial stroma and scattered hemosiderin-laden macrophages and was diagnosed as endometriosis. Although cutaneous endometriosis of the umbilicus is a rare occurrence, it is sometimes of great importance in the differential diagnosis of malignancy of the umbilicus. ..................More
  Trichorhinophalangeal Syndrome Type I
Shin-Tsung Hsu, J. Yu-Yun Lee, Sheau-Chiou Chao
Dermatol Sinica 13: 111-118, 1995

Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome type I (TRPsI) is a rare hereditary disease and has never been reported in Taiwan. A 14 year-old girl who had 2 previous suicide attempts was referred to us after she recovered from the third attempt. She committed suicide repeatedly because her scalp hair was sparse and slow-growing since birth. She was otherwise in good health and had normal intelligence. She seemed to be the only member affected in the family. Physical examination revealed fine, sparse and short ..................More
  Acquired Reactive Perforating Collagenosis
Wen-Piao E. Chiang, Whei-Mi Lien, Kou-Chang Chou, Kai Yam Ng
Dermatol Sinica 13: 119-126, 1995

A 42-year-old man with rare acquired reactive perforating collagenosis (RPC) is reported. The man was a victim of NIDDM for more than twenty years associated with triopathy and end stage of renal disease under regular insulin injection and hemodialysis. Multiple discrete hyperkeratotic and pruritic papules with umbilicated plugs scattering on trunk, upper and lower extremities, and scalp area developed for more than two years. In the skin biopsy specimen, a typical hyperkeratotic papule with a c ..................More
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