COVID-19 and melanoma surgery in a dermo-oncology center in Italy.

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We have read with great interest the scientific literature regarding the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer during COVID-19 pandemic.1-5 The cancellation of routine dermatologic visits could lead to the […]

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NB-UVB phototherapy is associated with a reduction in topical corticosteroid and clinical improvement in atopic dermatitis – a historical inception cohort study.

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Despite decades of use, the magnitude of efficacy of narrowband-ultraviolet B phototherapy (NB-UVB) for atopic dermatitis (AD) outwith industry-sponsored trials remains unclear.To evaluate the clinical efficacy of NB-UVB in AD […]

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Ribonucleic acid (RNA) COVID-19 vaccine associated cutaneous adverse drug events: a case series of two patients.

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Vaccines are biological preparations that enable their recipients to acquire immunity to a specific infectious disease. All vaccines can associate with cutaneous adverse drug events. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) vaccine was first tested in humans in COVID-19 prevention trials […]

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Erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis) part two: energy homeostasis and dietetic management strategies.

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Erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis) associates with important metabolic changes that include an enhancement in energy expenditure. The key components to total energy expenditure (TEE) include basal metabolic rate (~68% of TEE), […]

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Intradermal testing for autoimmune progesterone dermatitis: should we be basing our diagnosis on it?

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Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare skin disorder with varying presentations, resulting from hypersensitivity to endogenous progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The diagnosis has been […]

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Is apremilast for psoriasis as effective and safe as reported in clinical trials? Five-year experience from a Greek tertiary hospital.

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Apremilast was approved as an effective and safe treatment for psoriasis, but clinical trial results may differ from real-life data. This retrospective cross-sectional study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety […]

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Laryngeal mucous membrane pemphigoid serves as a prognostic factor for poor response to treatment with rituximab.

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Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP) comprises a group of auto-antibody mediated subepidermal bullous diseases characterized by predominant involvement of mucous membranes and a tendency to scarring. Rituximab (RTX) has emerged as a […]

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Azathioprine hypersensitivity syndrome. Report of two cases with cutaneous manifestations.

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Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant drug used in many dermatological and non-dermatological pathologies. Azathioprine hypersensitivity syndrome is a rare idiosyncratic reaction no related to dose or thiopurine methyltransferase activity. Up to […]

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Correlation of anti-γ/ε nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antibody levels with anti-desmoglein 1,3 antibody levels and disease severity in pemphigus vulgaris.

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The role of non-desmoglein (Dsg) antigens in pemphigus vulgaris (PV) pathogenesis have been suggested in several studies. Acetylcholine receptors (AchR), are one of the most important groups of these antigens. […]

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United Kingdom Psychodermatology Services in 2019: service provision has improved but is still very poor nationally.

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Psychodermatology is an emerging sub-specialty of dermatology. Psychodermatology clinics use a multidisciplinary approach to deal with psychological or psychiatric elements related to skin disease. Two previous studies in 2004 and […]

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COVID-19 vaccination and psoriatic patients under biologics: real-life evidence on safety and effectiveness from Italian vaccinated healthcare workers.

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COVID-19 outbreak had drastically modified the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases (i.e. psoriasis) in terms of drug delivery, visits booking and patients’ adherence. Furthermore, during lockdown several patients modified or […]

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Erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis) part one: underlying causes, clinical presentation and pathogenesis.

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Erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis), first described by Von Hebra in 1868, manifests as a cutaneous inflammatory state, with associated skin barrier and metabolic dysfunctions. The annual incidence of erythroderma is estimated […]

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Chloracne: a case series on cutaneous expression of CYP1A1 as diagnostic biomarker.

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The term dioxin is commonly used to describe a group of ubiquitous environmental contaminants: polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs, 209 different compounds). The best studied compound among the group […]

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