Back issues No.4 - 1998  
 
 
  Original Study
 
  Bullous Pemphigoid —Analysis of Immunofluorescence Study in 20 Cases—
Nai-Jen Hsu, Tsu-Chyang Chen
Dermatol Sinica 16: 242-250, 1998

From 1991 to 1996, we collected 20 cases which were diagnosed as bullous pemphigoid for immunofluorescence study.Specimens of clinically normal perilesional skin were obtained for direct immunofluorescence (DIF) study. Linear deposits of C3 along D-E junction were observed in all 20 cases (100%), and 13 cases revealed linear IgG deposits (65%). Serum specimens obtained from the above-mentioned patients were tested for indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) study and linear deposits of IgG along the D ..................More
   
  Cutaneous Manifestations of Scrub Typhus
Yu-Hung Wu, Hsin-Yi Su
Dermatol Sinica 16: 251-260, 1998

Scrub typhus (Tsutsugamushi disease) is an endemic infectious disease in eastern area of Taiwan caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi. One hundred and eleven cases were diagnosed and confirmed by indirect immunofluoresence method in our hospital (Taitung branch) from Jan. 1992 to Dec. 1997. The clinical features included fever (100%), impaired liver function tests (93.3%), eschar (64.9%), lymphadenopathy (53.2%), headache (47.7%), abdominal pain (45.0%), cough (36.0%), skin rashes (36.0%), conjunct ..................More
   
  Case Report
 
  Sjren's Syndrome Associated with Recurrent Erythema Multiforme as Its Skin Manifestation
Shiuh-Fung Horng, Chin-Chou Chen, Jui-Lung Shen, Song-Chou Hsieh
Dermatol Sinica 16: 261-267, 1998

A 67-year-old male patient was admitted due to recurrent erythema multifome. The skin lesions responded to systemic steroid treatment, but relapsed after discontinuing the drugs. Sjren's syndrome was diagnosed thereafter and the patient received prednisolone, plaquenil, and methotrexate. The skin lesions did not relapse during the period of follow-up at our OPD for 8 months. We demonstrate that this patient was a case of Sjren's syndrome associated with recurrent erythema multiforme as its ..................More
   
  Clear Cell Acanthoma-Like Change in the Grafted Skin


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