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  1. Content type: Research article

    Head lice infestation (Pediculosis) is one of the most important health challenges particularly in primary school-aged children. It is often present among 6–11-year-old students in various tropical and tempera...

    Authors: Hadi Kalari, Aboozar Soltani, Kourosh Azizi, Hossein Faramarzi and Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:13

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Ainhum is an idiopathic dermatological disease characterized by a progressive constricting ring usually on the fifth toe, which may lead to spontaneous auto-amputation of the affected toe. Timely diagnosis and...

    Authors: Diego Nitcheu Tchouakam, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Marc Leroy Guifo and Simeon Pierre Choukem

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:12

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Patch testing with a baseline series is a common tool employed when the sensitizing agent in contact dermatitis is unclear. However, for Asian countries, there are no locally validated baseline series to utili...

    Authors: B. S. D. P. Keragala, H. M. M. T. B. Herath, T. S. Keragala, M. A. M. H. Malavi, Chaturaka Rodrigo and C. N. Gunasekera

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:10

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Treatment options for the management of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis include phototherapy, oral systemic agents, and biologic therapy. Secukinumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that selectively tar...

    Authors: Kim A. Papp, Melinda Gooderham, Jennifer Beecker, Charles W. Lynde, Isabelle Delorme, Ignacio Dei-Cas, Lorne Albrecht, Emmanouil Rampakakis, John S. Sampalis, Antonio Vieira, Shamiza Hussein, Olivier Chambenoit and Lenka Rihakova

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Several different Physician Global Assessment (PGA) versions have been used in clinical studies as a co-primary end point to evaluate psoriasis severity. Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor. We perfo...

    Authors: Kristina Callis Duffin, Andrew G. Bushmakin, Joseph C. Cappelleri, Lotus Mallbris and Carla Mamolo

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:8

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  6. Content type: Case report

    We describe a case of leucocytoclasic vasculitis induced by Sofosbuvir and its disappearence after the end of the therapy. The hepatitis C virus, firstly described in 1989, is a major global health problem, wi...

    Authors: Elena Campione, Annunziata Dattola, Monia Di Prete, Daniele Di Paolo, Amedeo Ferlosio, Augusto Orlandi and Luca Bianchi

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological studies to determine the pattern of skin diseases among children are important for proper health care planning and management. The purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of skin dise...

    Authors: Abraham Getachew Kelbore, Philip Owiti, Anthony J. Reid, Efa Ambaw Bogino, Lantesil Wondewosen and Blen Kassahun Dessu

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:5

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Cutis laxa (CL) is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by loose, redundant, inelastic and wrinkled skin. Patients develop a prematurely aged appearance. Inheritance can be autosomal dominant or aut...

    Authors: E. G. Okuneva, A. A. Kozina, N. V. Baryshnikova, A. Yu Krasnenko, K. Yu Tsukanov, O. I. Klimchuk, E. I. Surkova and V. V. Ilinsky

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:4

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A defective skin barrier and bacterial colonization are two important factors in maintenance and progression of atopic dermatitis and chronic allergic/irritant hand dermatitis. A water-based lipid delivery sys...

    Authors: Alexandra Charruyer, Mats Silvander, Melinda Caputo-Janhager, Isabelle Raymond and Ruby Ghadially

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:2

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The tumor microenvironment is composed of cancer-associated fibroblasts, tumor-associated macrophages, endothelial cells, immune cells, signaling molecules and extracellular matrix structures, which closelycom...

    Authors: Mariya Aksenenko, Nadezhda Palkina, Anna Komina, Liubov Tashireva and Tatiana Ruksha

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2019 19:1

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Germany, work-related skin diseases are predominant within the spectrum of reported occupational diseases. Metal workers are among the high-risk professions. Offering effective prevention programs to affect...

    Authors: Annika Wilke, Günther Gediga, Andreas Goergens, Andreas Hansen, Anja Hübner, Swen Malte John, Kathrin Nordheider, Marc Rocholl, Sabine Weddeling, Britta Wulfhorst and Dorothée Nashan

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:12

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Skin diseases are common and often have an impact on an individual’s health-related quality of life. In rural communities where access to healthcare may be limited and individuals rely on farming for food and ...

    Authors: C. I. Wootton, S. Bell, A. Philavanh, K. Phommachack, M. Soukavong, S. Kidoikhammouan, S. L. Walker and M. Mayxay

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:11

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have been published related to the analysis of different skin aging parameters for whole-body skin using the SCINEXA scale for skin damage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility...

    Authors: Martha Fors, Santiago Palacios, Kirsten Falcon, Karla Ventimilla, Lilia Simbaña, Carlos Lagos, Nélida Lasso and Carlos Navas

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:10

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) was used to evaluate the overall costs to the National Health Service, including healthcare utilisation, of prescribing emollients in UK primary care for dry skin...

    Authors: George Moncrieff, Annie Lied-Lied, Gill Nelson, Chantal E Holy, Rachel Weinstein, David Wei and Simon Rowe

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:9

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Despite the current knowledge of UV, there is a lack of consensus among diagnostic criteria and management. In general, antihistamine therapy is regularly used for the symptomatic management of pruritus but do...

    Authors: Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda, Emanuel Vanegas, Miguel Felix, Valeria L. Mata and Annia Cherrez

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2018 18:8

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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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