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  1. Content type: Research article

    Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the pilosebaceous follicle that mainly affects adolescents and young adults. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life (QOL) of patients with ac...

    Authors: Bayaki Saka, Abla Séfako Akakpo, Julienne Noude Téclessou, Abas Mouhari-Toure, Garba Mahamadou, Piham Gnossike, Waguéna Gnassingbé, Aurel Abilogoun-Chokki, Adjalamotom Tawelessi, Koussake Kombaté and Palokinam Pitché

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:7

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    Dermatophytosis management has become an important public health issue, with a large void in research in the area of disease pathophysiology and management. Current treatment recommendations appear to lose the...

    Authors: Murlidhar Rajagopalan, Arun Inamadar, Asit Mittal, Autar K. Miskeen, C. R. Srinivas, Kabir Sardana, Kiran Godse, Krina Patel, Madhu Rengasamy, Shivaprakash Rudramurthy and Sunil Dogra

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:6

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Biological therapies (BTs) including infliximab (IFX), adalimumab (ADL), secukinumab (SCK) and ustekinumab (UST) are approved in Japan for the treatment of psoriasis. Although the persistence rates and medical...

    Authors: Rosarin Sruamsiri, Kosuke Iwasaki, Wentao Tang and Jörg Mahlich

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:5

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    Little is known regarding real-world health outcomes data among US psoriasis patients, but electronic health records (EHR) that collect structured data at point-of-care may provide opportunities to investigate...

    Authors: April W. Armstrong, Shonda A. Foster, Brian S. Comer, Chen-Yen Lin, William Malatestinic, Russel Burge and Orin Goldblum

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:4

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Topical corticosteroid or corticosteroid/calcipotriol preparations are recommended first-line topical treatments of psoriasis, but a main cause for the lack of efficacy of topical treatments is considered low ...

    Authors: Mathias Tiedemann Svendsen, Flemming Andersen, Kirsten Hammond Andersen and Klaus Ejner Andersen

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:2

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Epidermolysis bullosa simplex with muscular dystrophy (EBS-MD; OMIM #226670) is an autosomal recessive disease, characterized mainly by skin blistering at birth or shortly thereafter, progressive muscle weakne...

    Authors: Zoe Argyropoulou, Lu Liu, Linda Ozoemena, Claudia C. Branco, Raquel Senra, Ângela Reis-Rego and Luisa Mota-Vieira

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:1

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Erythroderma is characterized by erythema and scaling affecting more than 90% of the body surface area. Inflammatory, neoplastic and, more rarely, infectious diseases may culminate with erythroderma. Diagnosis...

    Authors: Denis Miyashiro, Ana Paula Vieira, Maria Angela Bianconcini Trindade, João Avancini, José Antonio Sanches and Gil Benard

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:16

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Melasma is a common chronic and relapsing acquired dyschromia. Skin microneedling was reported resulting sustained long-term improvement of recalcitrant melasma, however, the exact mechanism that promotes this...

    Authors: Emerson V. A. Lima, Mariana Modesto D. A. Lima, Mauricio Pedreira Paixão and Hélio Amante Miot

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:14

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  9. Content type: Case report

    BRCA1-Associated-Protein 1 (BAP1) is a dynamic tumor suppressor which, when mutated, has been associated with an increased risk of uveal melanoma, cutaneous melanoma, mesothelioma, and several other cancers. G...

    Authors: Kanad Ghosh, Badri Modi, William D. James and Brian C. Capell

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:13

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Photodynamic therapy with daylight (DL-PDT) is efficacious in treating actinic keratosis (AK), but the efficacy of field-directed, repetitive DL-PDT for the treatment and prophylaxis of AK in photodamaged faci...

    Authors: E. Kohl, M. Koller, F. Zeman, R.-M. Szeimies, W. G. Philipp-Dormston, W. Prager, P. A. Gerber and S. Karrer

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:12

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are related conditions with poorly defined transition among them, risk factors for progression, complex treatment algorithms, and biomarkers for treatment response...

    Authors: Maria Schneeweiss, Joseph F. Merola, Elizabeth W. Karlson and Daniel H. Solomon

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Head lice infestation is a common public health problem that is most prevalent in primary school children throughout the world, especially in developing countries including different parts of Iran. This study ...

    Authors: Moussa Soleimani-Ahmadi, Seyed Aghil Jaberhashemi, Mehdi Zare and Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:10

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Somatic mutations of BRAF or NRAS activating the MAP kinase cell signaling pathway are present in 70% of cutaneous melanomas. The mutant allele frequency of BRAF V600E (M%BRAF) was recently shown to be highly het...

    Authors: Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Elisa Funck-Brentano, Nathalie Terrones, Alain Beauchet, Ute Zimmermann, Cristi Marin, Philippe Saiag and Jean-François Emile

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:9

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to heat stress after UVB irradiation induces a reduction of apoptosis, resulting in survival of DNA damaged human keratinocytes. This heat-mediated evasion of apoptosis appears to be mediated by activ...

    Authors: Leslie Calapre, Elin S. Gray, Sandrine Kurdykowski, Anthony David, Pascal Descargues and Mel Ziman

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:8

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Psoriasis is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory skin disorder for which several targeted biologic therapies became available in the last 10 years. Data from patients with rheumatoid arthritis revealed tha...

    Authors: Selma Atalay, Juul M. P. A. van den Reek, Lieke J. van Vugt, Marisol E. Otero, Peter C. M. van de Kerkhof, Alfons A. den Broeder, Wietske Kievit and Elke M. G. J. de Jong

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:6

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Dandruff is a common scalp condition characterized by excessive scaling and itch. Aberrant colonization of the scalp by commensal Malassezia spp. is a major contributor in the multifactorial etiology of dandruff....

    Authors: Anamika Bhattacharyya, Nilu Jain, Sudhanand Prasad, Shilpi Jain, Vishal Yadav, Shamik Ghosh and Shiladitya Sengupta

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:5

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Chronic leg ulcers (CLUs) pose serious public health concerns worldwide. They mainly affect the elderly population. Pinch grafting (PG) could be used to treat a variety of CLUs. However, in Cameroon, there is ...

    Authors: Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Desmond Aroke, Cyril Jabea Ekabe, Reine Suzanne Mengue Kadia and Alain Chichom Mefire

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:4

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Human hair follicle (HF) cycling is characterised by the tight orchestration and regulation of signalling cascades. Research shows that micro(mi)RNAs are potent regulators of these pathways. However, knowledge...

    Authors: Lara M. Hochfeld, Thomas Anhalt, Céline S. Reinbold, Marisol Herrera-Rivero, Nadine Fricker, Markus M. Nöthen and Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:3

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of skin cancers is constantly increasing in Morocco, and they have gradually become more aggressive due to a significant delay in the diagnosis. Our aim was to assess the levels of awareness and...

    Authors: Awatef kelati, Hanane Baybay, Mariam Atassi, Samira Elfakir, Salim Gallouj, Mariame Meziane and Fatima Zahra Mernissi

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:2

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing and pruritic inflammatory skin disease whose management remains unclear to most non-dermatologists. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practi...

    Authors: Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Alexandra Dominique Ngangue Engome, Sandra Ayuk Tatah and Anne Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2017 17:1

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Most psoriasis patients have mild to moderate disease, commonly treated topically. Current topical agents have limited efficacy and undesirable side effects associated with long-term use. Tofacitinib is a smal...

    Authors: Kim A. Papp, Robert Bissonnette, Melinda Gooderham, Steven R. Feldman, Lars Iversen, Jennifer Soung, Zoe Draelos, Carla Mamolo, Vivek Purohit, Cunshan Wang and William C. Ports

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:15

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Keloid is a benign fibrous growth, which presents in scar tissue of predisposed individuals. It is a result of irregular wound healing, but the exact mechanism is unknown. However, several factors may play a r...

    Authors: Abeer Shaheen, Jamal Khaddam and Fadi Kesh

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:13

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease of unknown origin. Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE) is an autoimmune disease that is associated with autoantibody production and T-cell dysfunct...

    Authors: Marjon Vatanchi, Kaivon Sobhani, Valerie T. Fisher and Jeffrey J. Meffert

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:14

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) is observed in psoriasis. Metformin has shown improvement in cardiovascular risk factors while pioglitazone demonstrated anti proliferative, anti-inflammatory an...

    Authors: Surjit Singh and Anil Bhansali

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:12

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Etanercept, a soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor, and acitretin have been shown to be effective in treating psoriasis. Acitretin is widely used in Korea. However, the combination of etanercept plus acitret...

    Authors: Joo-Heung Lee, Jai-Il Youn, Tae-Yoon Kim, Jee-Ho Choi, Chul-Jong Park, Yong-Beom Choe, Hae-Jun Song, Nack-In Kim, Kwang-Joong Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee and Hyun-Jeong Yoo

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:11

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a common disorder in adults and children alike and appears to be on the increase. The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitization trends in Iranian children with con...

    Authors: Hossein Mortazavi, Amirhooshang Ehsani, Seyed Sajed Sajjadi, Nessa Aghazadeh and Ebrahim Arian

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:10

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Risk of cardiovascular disease is increased in patients with psoriasis, but molecular mechanisms linking the two conditions have not been clearly established. Lack of appropriate animal models has hampered gen...

    Authors: Marie Madsen, Peter Riis Hansen, Lars Bo Nielsen, Karsten Hartvigsen, Anders Elm Pedersen, Jan Pravsgaard Christensen, Annemarie Aarup and Tanja Xenia Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:9

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Severe burns of hands and arms are complex and challenging injuries. The Standard of care (SOC) – necrosectomy with skin grafting – is often associated with poor functional or aesthetic outcome. Enzymatic debr...

    Authors: Tomke Cordts, Johannes Horter, Julian Vogelpohl, Thomas Kremer, Ulrich Kneser and Jochen-Frederick Hernekamp

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:8

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  29. Content type: Case report

    An autosomal dominant form of diffuse non-epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma, palmoplantar keratoderma of Bothnian type, is caused by mutations in the AQP5 gene encoding the cell-membrane water channel protei...

    Authors: Anne Bruun Krøigård, Liv Eline Hetland, Ole Clemmensen, Diana C. Blaydon, Jens Michael Hertz and Anette Bygum

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:7

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  30. Content type: Research article

    UV radiation induces significant DNA damage in keratinocytes and is a known risk factor for skin carcinogenesis. However, it has been reported previously that repeated and simultaneous exposure to UV and heat ...

    Authors: Leslie Calapre, Elin S. Gray, Sandrine Kurdykowski, Anthony David, Prue Hart, Pascal Descargues and Mel Ziman

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:6

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Skin side effects during interferon-alpha and ribavirin treatment are common, but autoimmune dermatosis triggered by interferon-alpha is rare. We describe a case of erythrodermia from exacerbated psoriasis dur...

    Authors: Eva Lemmenmeier, Barbara Gaus, Patrick Schmid and Matthias Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:5

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Nipple adenoma is a very uncommon, benign proliferative process of lactiferous ducts of the nipple. Clinically, it often presents as a palpable nipple nodule, a visible nipple skin erosive lesion, and/or with ...

    Authors: Gina P. Spohn, Shannon C. Trotter, Gary Tozbikian and Stephen P. Povoski

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:4

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Odonto-onycho-dermal dysplasia (OODD) is a rare form of ectodermal dysplasia characterized by severe oligodontia, onychodysplasia, palmoplantar hyperkeratosis, dry skin, hypotrichosis, and hyperhidrosis of the...

    Authors: Anne Bruun Krøigård, Ole Clemmensen, Hans Gjørup, Jens Michael Hertz and Anette Bygum

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:3

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Estimates of an individual’s cumulative ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can be useful since ultraviolet radiation exposure increases skin cancer risk, but a comprehensive tool that is practical for use in ...

    Authors: Gefei A. Zhu, Inbar Raber, Sukolsak Sakshuwong, Shufeng Li, Angela S. Li, Caroline Tan and Anne Lynn S. Chang

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2016 16:1

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Abscess formation is a frequent local complication of leg erysipelas. In this study we aimed at identifying factors associated with abscess formation of leg erysipelas in patients in sub-Saharan African countr...

    Authors: Palokinam Vincent Pitché, Bayaki Saka, Ahy Boubacar Diatta, Ousmane Faye, Boh Fanta Diané, Abdoulaye Sangaré, Pascal Niamba, Christine Mandengue, Léon Kobengue, Assane Diop, Fatimata Ly, Mame Thierno Dieng, Alassane Dicko, Maciré Mohamed Soumah, Mohamed Cissé, Sarah Hamdan Kourouma…

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:18

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  36. Content type: Research article

    In acne, several studies report a poor adherence to treatments. We evaluate, in a real-life setting conditions, the impact of compliance to physician’s instructions, recommendations and adherence to the treatm...

    Authors: Raúl de Lucas, Gerardo Moreno-Arias, Montserrat Perez-López, Ángel Vera-Casaño, Sonia Aladren and Massimo Milani

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:17

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Skin diseases affect 21–87 % of children in developing countries in Africa. However, the spectrum of the skin diseases varies from region to region due to several factors such as genetics, socioeconomic and en...

    Authors: Samson K. Kiprono, Julia W. Muchunu and John E. Masenga

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:16

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is now a day’s increasing in prevalence globally. A Prevalence of 5–25 % have been reported in different country. Even if its prevalence is known in most countries especially in developi...

    Authors: Abraham Getachew Kelbore, Workalemahu Alemu, Ashenafi Shumye and Sefonias Getachew

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:15

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Role models often play a role when implementing guidelines in healthcare. However, little is known about how role models perform their respective roles, or about which factors may hamper or enhance their funct...

    Authors: Anne M Bruinewoud, Esther WC van der Meer, Joost WJ van der Gulden, Johannes R Anema and Cécile RL Boot

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:14

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Perinatal probiotics supplementation has been shown to be effective in the primary prevention of atopic dermatitis (AD) in early childhood, although the long term effects of probiotics on AD and other allergic...

    Authors: Melanie Rae Simpson, Christian Kvikne Dotterud, Ola Storrø, Roar Johnsen and Torbjørn Øien

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:13

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:12

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:10

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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. ...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:9

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:8

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  45. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:7

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