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  1. Research article

    Features of human scabies in resource-limited settings: the Cameroon case

    The persistent high prevalence of human scabies, especially in low- and middle-income countries prompted us to research the sociodemographic profile of patients suffering from it, and its spreading factors in ...

    Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Isidore Sieleunou, Defo Defo, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek and Elie Claude Ndjitoyap Ndam

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:12

    Published on: 23 July 2015

  2. Case report

    Small lymphocytic lymphoma with florid perniosis-like features: a case report

    Small lymphocytic lymphoma is a relatively rare B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is considered to be the tissue equivalent of the much more common entity chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cutaneous manifestations ...

    Taylor M. Morris, Rosetta Mazzola, Brian Berry, Douglas Sawyer and David L. Saltman

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:11

    Published on: 23 July 2015

  3. Research article

    Topical application of RTA 408 lotion activates Nrf2 in human skin and is well-tolerated by healthy human volunteers

    Topical application of the synthetic triterpenoid RTA 408 to rodents elicits a potent dermal cytoprotective phenotype through activation of the transcription factor Nrf2. Therefore, studies were conducted to i...

    Scott A. Reisman, Angela R. Goldsberry, Chun-Yue I. Lee, Megan L. O’Grady, Joel W. Proksch, Keith W. Ward and Colin J. Meyer

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:10

    Published on: 14 July 2015

  4. Research article

    Effect of etanercept therapy on psoriasis symptoms in patients from Latin America, Central Europe, and Asia: a subset analysis of the PRISTINE trial

    Psoriasis prevalence and characteristics in Asia, Central Europe, and Latin America have not been thoroughly investigated and there are no large trials for biologic treatments for patients from these regions. ...

    L. Kemeny, M. Amaya, P. Cetkovska, N. Rajatanavin, W-R. Lee, A. Szumski, L. Marshall, E. Y. Mahgoub and E. Aldinç

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:9

    Published on: 21 May 2015

  5. Research article

    Effects of tofacitinib on lymphocyte sub-populations, CMV and EBV viral load in patients with plaque psoriasis

    Plaque psoriasis is a debilitating skin condition that affects approximately 2% of the adult population and for which there is currently no cure. Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor that is being inv...

    Fernando Valenzuela, Kim A Papp, David Pariser, Stephen K Tyring, Robert Wolk, Marjorie Buonanno, Jeff Wang, Huaming Tan and Hernan Valdez

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:8

    Published on: 8 May 2015

  6. Research article

    Topical treatment with fresh human milk versus emollient on atopic eczema spots in young children: a small, randomized, split body, controlled, blinded pilot study

    Public health nurses report on effects of fresh human milk as treatment for conjunctivitis, rhinitis and atopic eczema (AE), the latter being highly prevalent in early childhood. Emollients and topical cortico...

    Teresa Løvold Berents, Jørgen Rønnevig, Elisabeth Søyland, Peter Gaustad, Gro Nylander and Beate Fossum Løland

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:7

    Published on: 4 May 2015

  7. Research article

    Validation of the global resource of eczema trials (GREAT database)

    Eczema (syn. Atopic Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis) is a chronic, relapsing, itchy skin condition which probably results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The Global Resource of EczemA Tria...

    Helen Nankervis, Alison Devine, Hywel C Williams, John R Ingram, Elizabeth Doney, Finola Delamere, Sherie Smith and Kim S Thomas

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:4

    Published on: 14 March 2015

  8. Reviewer acknowledgement

    BMC Dermatology reviewer acknowledgement 2014

    The editors of BMC Dermatology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 14 (2014).

    Hayley Henderson

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:3

    Published on: 27 February 2015

  9. Case report

    Photoallergic reaction in a patient receiving vandetanib for metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma: a case report

    Novel targeted agents have been increasingly developed and tested in clinical trials over the past 5–10 years, many with unknown and unanticipated side effects. We describe here a case of a patient with a hist...

    Jennifer Goldstein, Anisha B. Patel, Jonathan L. Curry, Vivek Subbiah and Sarina Piha-Paul

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:2

    Published on: 13 February 2015

  10. Research article

    Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients

    Morgellons disease (MD) is a complex skin disorder characterized by ulcerating lesions that have protruding or embedded filaments. Many clinicians refer to this condition as delusional parasitosis or delusiona...

    Marianne J Middelveen, Cheryl Bandoski, Jennie Burke, Eva Sapi, Katherine R Filush, Yean Wang, Agustin Franco, Peter J Mayne and Raphael B Stricker

    BMC Dermatology 2015 15:1

    Published on: 12 February 2015

  11. Research article

    Digital photography in skin cancer screening by mobile units in remote areas of Brazil

    Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is one of the most common neoplasms in the world. Despite the low mortality rates, NMSC can still cause severe sequelae when diagnosed at advanced stages. Malignant melanoma, th...

    Carlos Eduardo Goulart Silveira, Thiago Buosi Silva, José Humberto Guerreiro Tavares Fregnani, René Aloisio da Costa Vieira, Raphael Luiz Haikel, Kari Syrjänen, André Lopes Carvalho and Edmundo Carvalho Mauad

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:19

    Published on: 24 December 2014

  12. Review

    Innate lymphoid cells and the skin

    Innate lymphoid cells are an emerging family of effector cells that contribute to lymphoid organogenesis, metabolism, tissue remodelling and protection against infections. They maintain homeostatic immunity at...

    Maryam Salimi and Graham Ogg

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:18

    Published on: 26 November 2014

  13. Research article

    Association of variation in the LAMA3 gene, encoding the alpha-chain of laminin 5, with atopic dermatitis in a German case–control cohort

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder caused by complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Besides mutations in the filaggrin gene, leading to impaired skin barrier func...

    Susanne Stemmler, Qumar Parwez, Elisabeth Petrasch-Parwez, Joerg T Epplen and Sabine Hoffjan

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:17

    Published on: 3 November 2014

  14. Study protocol

    Testing the effectiveness of a self-efficacy based exercise intervention for adults with venous leg ulcers: protocol of a randomised controlled trial

    Exercise and adequate self-management capacity may be important strategies in the management of venous leg ulcers. However, it remains unclear if exercise improves the healing rates of venous leg ulcers and if...

    Jane A O’Brien, Kathleen J Finlayson, Graham Kerr and Helen E Edwards

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:16

    Published on: 3 October 2014

  15. Case report

    Tomotherapy concomitant with cetuximab, followed by cetuximab as single-agent therapy for unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the skin: a case report

    Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most frequency of all skin tumors. Incidence of SCC has risen significantly due to an increased sun exposure and the number of immunodeficient patients. Cu...

    Sara Falivene, Francesca Maria Giugliano, Antonio Maria Grimaldi, Rossella Di Franco, Diego Toledo, Matteo Muto, Fabrizio Cammarota, Valentina Borzillo, Paolo Antonio Ascierto and Paolo Muto

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:15

    Published on: 30 September 2014

  16. Research article

    Employment is maintained and sick days decreased in psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis patients with etanercept treatment

    Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) impair quality of life, including reduction in employment or job duties. The PRESTA (Psoriasis Randomized Etanercept STudy in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis) study, a...

    Robert L Boggs, Sarolta Kárpáti, Wenzhi Li, Theresa Williams, Ronald Pedersen, Lotus Mallbris and Robert Gniadecki

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:14

    Published on: 5 August 2014

  17. Research article

    Low rate of dermatology outpatient visits in Asian-Americans: an initial survey study for associated patient-related factors

    Asian-Americans represent the fastest growing minority group in the United States, but are under-represented patients in outpatient dermatology clinics. At the same time, skin cancer rates in individuals of As...

    Bharathi Lingala, Shufeng Li, Ashley Wysong, Allison K Truong, David Kim and Anne Lynn S Chang

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:13

    Published on: 2 August 2014

  18. Research article

    A systematic literature review of pediculosis due to head lice in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories: what country specific research on head lice is needed?

    Lack of guidelines on control of pediculosis in the Solomon Islands led to a search for relevant evidence on head lice in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). The aim of this search was to sys...

    Rick Speare, Humpress Harrington, Deon Canyon and Peter D Massey

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:11

    Published on: 24 June 2014

  19. Research article

    Survey and online discussion groups to develop a patient-rated outcome measure on acceptability of treatment response in vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a chronic depigmenting skin disorder which affects around 0.5-1% of the world’s population. The outcome measures used most commonly in trials to judge treatment success focus on repigmentation. Pat...

    Selina K Tour, Kim S Thomas, Dawn-Marie Walker, Paul Leighton, Adrian SW Yong and Jonathan M Batchelor

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:10

    Published on: 14 June 2014

  20. Research article

    HLA class II alleles may influence susceptibility to adult dermatomyositis and polymyositis in a Han Chinese population

    Polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) are idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Genetic variability in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes plays an important role in the pathogenesis of PM and DM. However, few...

    Xiang Gao, Lei Han, Lan Yuan, Yongchen Yang, Guimei Gou, Hengjuan Sun, Ling Lu and Liming Bao

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:9

    Published on: 4 June 2014

  21. Research article

    miR-125b induces cellular senescence in malignant melanoma

    Micro RNAs (miRs) have emerged as key regulators during oncogenesis. They have been found to regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Mir-125b has been identified as an oncomir in various f...

    Anne Marie Nyholm, Catharina M Lerche, Valentina Manfé, Edyta Biskup, Peter Johansen, Niels Morling, Birthe Mørk Thomsen, Martin Glud and Robert Gniadecki

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:8

    Published on: 24 April 2014

  22. Case report

    Dermoscopy as an adjuvant tool for detecting skin leiomyomas in patient with uterine fibroids and cerebral cavernomas

    Hereditary syndromes frequently need the cooperation of different specialties to increase diagnostic competence. Multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder cau...

    Laura Diluvio, Claudia Torti, Alessandro Terrinoni, Eleonora Candi, Raffaella Piancatelli, Emilio Piccione, Evelin Jasmine Paternò, Sergio Chimenti, Augusto Orlandi, Elena Campione and Luca Bianchi

    BMC Dermatology 2014 14:7

    Published on: 16 April 2014

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