Back issues No.3 - 2007  
 
 
  Review
 
  Hair Transplantation – Now & Future
Chang-Yu Tsai, Ren-Yeu Tsai
Dermatol Sinica 25:186-193,2007

植髮手術 (Hair Transplantation) 為皮膚外科手術的重要項目之一。雖然經過近50年的發展,卻歷久彌新,目前仍是雄性禿外科療法的首選。本文將針對植髮手術的演變及未來發展做深入淺出的介紹。 一 頭髮移植的原理 早期醫界發現雄性禿患者無論禿髮如何嚴重,總會留下後腦杓及兩側的頭髮,這後半圈的頭髮不受雄性禿影響,被稱為「永久髮」。而植髮手術就是利用這圈永久髮 ..................More
   
  Original Study
 
  The Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis in Aboriginal Elementary Schoolchildren in Kaohsiung and Pintung County- in Comparison with That in Nonaboriginal Schoolchildren in Kaohsiung and Penghu County
Shen-Lin Huang , Yi-Chien Yang , Chih-Sheng Lai , Wei-Ming Wu , Yu-Wen Cheng , Cheng-Yu Wang
Dermatol Sinica 25:179-185,2007

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is famed for its recurrent and chronic course following patients from early childhood into puberty. It is frequently associated with elevated IgE levels and a personal or family history of AD, allergic rhinitis and asthma. Complex interactions among genetic, environmental, pharmacological and immunological factors contribute to AD. Studies on the prevalence of AD have been done mostly in western countries, however, few related information in Taiwan has been acquired. Contr ..................More
   
  Case Report
 
  Herpes Simplex Mimicking Herpes Zoster in a 3-year-old Child- A Case Report
Chien-Te Lin , Hsueh-Wei Chang , Gow-Shing Chen , Chi-Ling Lin , De-Leung Gu
Dermatol Sinica 25:194-199,2007

Herpes simplex virus infection is a commonly encountered disease. The clinical manifestation is characterized by grouped vesicular eruptions localized predominantly on the orofacial and genital area. However, there are some atypical presentations rarely encountered in daily practice which may lead to an inaccurate diagnosis. We report a 3-year-old boy presented with grouped vesicular lesions in a zosteriform array on his left upper arm where Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine was injected 3 day ..................More
   
  Dermatomyositis Presenting with Erythroderma-A Case Report
Chia-Wei Chen , Tsen-Fang Tsai , Yu-Fu Chen , Chih-Ming Hung
Dermatol Sinica 25:200-204,2007

Dermatomyositis is a common autoimmune disorder characterized by both cutaneous and muscle involvement. The characteristic cutaneous features included photosensitivity and the presence of heliotrope erythema and Gottron’s papules. A number of uncommon cutaneous manifestations had been reported. We reported a female patient who developed erythroderma after dermatomyositis was diagnosed ten years later. ..................More
   
  Pemphigus Foliaceus Resembling Seborrheic Keratosis
Pei-Ying Huang , Chia-Yu Chu , Li-Fang Wang
Dermatol Sinica 25:205-209,2007

Pemphigus foliaceus is a chronic autoimmune bullous disease with variable clinical presentations. Common manifestations of individual lesions are erythema with desquamation, superficial erosions with or without crusts or flaccid bullae. Hyperpigmented and verrucous lesions clinically resembling seborrheic keratosis lesions are rarely seen in patients with pemphigus foliaceus. We present a patient with multiple seborrheic keratosis-like lesions on the trunk with characteristic pathologic findings ..................More
   
  Fixed Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis in A 24 year-old Woman-A Case Report
Ching-Ying Wu , Po-Hung Chen
Dermatol Sinica 25:210-213,2007

Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare cyclic premenstrual reaction to progesterone produced during the luteal phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle with a variety of presentations. We describe a 24-year-old woman with a recurrent skin eruption for 6 months. She had no history of exposure to oral contraceptives or synthetic progesterones. During each menstrual cycle, the patient developed an erythematous patch with purpura-like appearence over her right inner thigh. The diagnosis was ..................More
   
  Congenital Candidal Onychomycosis—A Case Report
Chao-Kai Hsu , Mark Ming-Long Hsu , Tsung-Chain Chang , Tak-Wah Wong , Julia Yu-Yun Lee , Ching-Chuan Liu
Dermatol Sinica 25:214-218,2007

Onychomycosis represents 40% of all nail disorders. It is commonly observed in adults but rarely in children. Candida species, although frequently isolated in many occasions, are rarely proved to be the causative agent in the disease. Here we present a male infant who presented with congenital candidal onychomycosis since 1 week of age. He was born to a 33-year-old healthy woman (gravida 2 para 2) via normal vaginal delivery at 36th week of gestation. Before childbirth, the mother had a history ..................More
   
  Palmoplantar Eccrine Syringofibroadenomatosis with Hypotrichosis, an Incomplete Form of Schopf Syndrome: Report of a Taiwanese Case with Occurrence of Bullous Pemphigoid.
Shen-Lin Huang , Yi-Sheng Yu , Yu-Wen Cheng , Chao-Cheng Huang , Wei-Ming Wu
Dermatol Sinica 25:219-225,2007

Eccrine syringofibroadenoma is a rare benign cutaneous adnexal lesion of acrosyringeal origin. It has polymorphous clinical manifestation ranging from a solitary nodule or papule to multiple lesions, especially in the palmoplantar location. We describe a 31 year-old man with cutaneous manifestation of palmoplantar keratoderma with little or no clinical itch or pain, simultaneously accompanied with progressive alopecia and hair thinning since his early 20s. No family history or other symptoms and ..................More
   
  Acquired Idiopathic Generalized Anhidrosis: -Four Cases Report
Chih-Wei Li , Tsen-Fang Tsai
Dermatol Sinica 25:226-231,2007

Acquired idiopathic generalized anhidrosis(AIGA) is a rare disorder. It is characterized by loss of sweating without any neurological deficit or destruction of sweat glands, and has been associated with cholinergic urticaria. Four cases are seen in hypohidrosis special clinic (Jan2001 ~ Feb2006). All the patients suffered from generalized absence of sweating and the implications of heat intolerance after exercise. Cholinergic urticaria has been associated with two cases of this acquired idiopa ..................More
   
  Skin injury Caused by Urticating Hair of Tarantula
Chao-Kai Hsu , Mark Ming-Long Hsu , Rick C. West , Yau-I Chu
Dermatol Sinica 25:232-235,2007

Tarantulas are large hairy spiders that belong to the family Theraphosidae, which are kept as pets mainly by young people. We report an 18-year-old male with the primary complaint of tingling and numbing sensation in his fingertips after contact with a tarantula spider. Potassium hydroxide(KOH)skin scraping examination of the tiny black spots on the patient’s fingertips revealed numerous spicules, about 20 to 40 μm in length. Under microscopic examination, there were similar spicules on t ..................More
   
  Ichthyosis, Brittle Hair, Impaired Intelligence, Decreased Fertility and Short Stature (IBIDS Syndrome)- A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Chi-Ling Lin , Gwo-Shing Chen
Dermatol Sinica 25:236-241,2007

IBIDS is a syndrome characterized by ichthyosis, brittle hair, impaired intelligence, decreased fertility and short stature. It is a subtype of trichothiodystrophy. We presented an 11-year-old girl whose clinical features fit into the IBIDS syndrome. She had congenital ichthyosis, brittle hair, intellectual impairment, possibly decreased fertility, short stature and the typical facial features of micrognathia and prominent ears. The hair showed a trichoschisis-like pattern at light microscopy an ..................More
   
  Resident Forum
 
  An Asymptomatic Erythematous Plaque on the Chin of a 45-year-old Woman
Ching-Po Wang , Cheng-Chieh Hsu , Yu-Hung Wu , Yang-Chih Lin
Dermatol Sinica 25:242-243,2007

CASE REPORT A 45-year-old woman had asymptomatic skin lesions for several months. She was healthy except for a history of hyperthyroidism 10 years previously treated with thyroidectomy. She then became hypothyroid and had been maintained on thyroxine replacement. She had no congenital anomalies and her family history was non-contributory. Physical examination revealed a slightly erythematous, non-tender plaque on the chin (Fig. 1). She had areas of induration and non-pitting edema on her shins ..................More
   
  Pruritic Erythematous Plaques Over the Face, Neck, and Extremities
Hsiao-Feng Liao , Chia-Yu Chu
Dermatol Sinica 25:244-245,2007

CASE REPORT A 61 years old healthy man presented with pruritic eruption over his face, neck, chest, and upper extremities for 4 years. He denied chronic drug history but reported contact history with formaldehyde, wood, and melamine (1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6- triamine). Photoaggravation was also noted. On examination, there were some erythematous eczematous plaques over the forehead, nose, neck, V-chest, nape, and upper extremities especially the extensor side and dorsal hands (Fig. 1). Skin bio ..................More
   
 
 
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