Back issues No.1 - 2012  
 
 
  Review
 
  Chloracne: From clinic to research
Qiang Ju , Kuochia Yang , Christos C. Zouboulis , Johannes Ring , Wenchieh Chen
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 2-6

Chloracne is the most sensitive and specific marker for a possible dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) intoxication. It is clinically characterized by multiple acneiform comedone-like cystic eruptions mainly involving face in the malar, temporal, mandibular, auricular/retroauricular regions, and the genitalia, often occurring in age groups not typical for acne vulgaris. Histopathology is essential for a definite diagnosis, which exhibits atrophy or absence of sebaceous glands as well as ..................More
   
  Original Study
 
  Perspectives of psoriasis patients in Turkey
Muhterem Polat, Bas¸ak Yalçın, Nuran Allı
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 7-10

Background Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that can have severe psychosocial effects. The aim of this study was to assess the perspectives of psoriasis patients regarding their illness. Methods One hundred and ten psoriasis patients in the 18–65 age group were included. Data were collected via a “face to face interview” method. The questionnaire included mainly three topics (socio-demographic characteristics of patients; self-evaluations of patients about their disease; knowledge ..................More
   
  Fixed-drug eruption: A retrospective study in a single referral center in northern Taiwan
Cheng-Han Lee , Yi-Chun Chen , Yung-Tsu Cho , Chia-Ying Chang , Chia-Yu Chu
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 11-15

Background/Objective Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is a dermatosis characterized by recurrent patches or plaques at exactly the same sites with each administration of the causative drug. Vesicles or bullae may sometimes be found, and generalized bullous fixed drug eruption (GBFDE) may be confused with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). This study aimed to investigate the clinical and pathologic features of FDE in Taiwan. Methods A retrospective analysis evaluate ..................More
   
  Brief Report
 
  Circumferential scouting punch biopsies to delineate surgical margin for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Tsung-Mao Huang , Shyh-Jou Shieh , J. Yu-Yun Lee , Tak-Wah Wong
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 16-20

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon soft-tissue tumor involving the dermis and subcutaneous tissue with a high local recurrence rate after standard excision. Mohs micrographic surgery offers a lower recurrence rate. However, the procedure requires multiple stages of excision with intraoperative histopathological mapping, which is time consuming and expensive. We report our experience of using circumferential scouting punch biopsy technique in five patients to determine in advan ..................More
   
  Case Report
 
  Lipofibromatous hamartoma of the superficial peroneal nerve: Two case reports
Ying-Ling Kuo , Yu-Hung Wu , Pa-Fan Hsiao , Ya-Ju Hsieh
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 21-24

Lipofibromatous hamartoma, a rarely occurring nerve hamartoma, can present as an acrochordon, cutaneous cyst or other soft tissue tumor and is usually seen within the first three decades of life. The lesion presents as a slowly growing mass that is largely composed of fat and fibrous tissue with epineural and perineural proliferation. Although such tumors are rare, it is important for physicians to be aware of this disorder and recognize its signs because patients may present with what appears t ..................More
   
  Cutaneous lupus erythematosus manifesting as unilateral eyelid erythema and swelling
Yi-Fang Wu , Tseng-Tong Kuo , Pei-Hsuan Lu , Ming-Jing Chen , Chih-Hsun Yang
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 25-28

Unilateral eyelid involvement, as the only manifestation of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), is very rare. Here, we report the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented with erythema and swelling of her left upper eyelid, which was initially misdiagnosed as cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia. She had initially received radiotherapy at another institute for treatment. Our examinations established the diagnosis of DLE, and direct immunofluorescence confirmed this diagnosis. The skin lesion improved ..................More
   
  Cutaneous neuromuscular choristoma: Case report and review of the literature
I-Hsin Shih , Jia-Ru Wang , Chih-Hsiang Chang , Chih-Hsun Yang
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 29-32

Neuromuscular choristoma, also known as benign triton tumor, is an uncommon developmental tumor composed of skeletal muscle and neural elements. The majority of cases reported have occurred in infants and have been generally associated with a large nerve, such as the brachial plexus or sciatic nerve. To date, only three cases of cutaneous lesions have been reported in the English literature. We describe a 28-year-old female presented with a soft, pedunculated papule on the presternal region sinc ..................More
   
  Correspondence
 
  Mycosis fungoides with xanthomatization
Chao-Jen Shih , Tsen-Fang Tsai , Wang-Cheng Ko , Yu-Fu Chen , Chih-Ming Hung
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 33–34

A 37-year-old man presented with a 10-year history of brownish patch on his right upper arm with yellowish discoloration developing gradually in the past 2 years (A). In addition, another two brownish... ..................More
   
  Resident Forum
 
  A solitary papule on the scalp
Fang-Yu Lee , Wei-Hsin Wu , Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 35–36

A man aged 37 years presented with a 2-year history of solitary papule on the left scalp. The lesion was asymptomatic but enlarged gradually. The patient did not have cutaneous hyperpigmentation, hype... ..................More
   
  Multiple whitish papules on the groins in a man
Chao-Chieh Yang , Yang-Chih Lin , Yu-Hung Wu
DERMATOLOGICA SINICA 30 (2012) 37–38

A man 41 years of age presented with asymptomatic skin lesions, which he had for 2 years. Multiple small, whitish, papules that resembled deep-seated vesicles covered his scrotum, bilateral groins, an... ..................More
   
 
 
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