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  1. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2015 15:1

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:19

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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...

    Authors: Maryam Salimi and Graham Ogg

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:18

    Content type: Review

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  4. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:17

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:15

    Content type: Case report

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  7. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:14

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:13

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is a rare genodermatosis characterized by a unique susceptibility to cutaneous human papillomaviruses infection. Most patients show autosomal recessive patterns of inheritance.

    Authors: Rui Yoshida, Toshihiko Kato, Masahiko Kawase, Mariko Honda and Tsuyoshi Mitsuishi

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:12

    Content type: Case report

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  10. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:11

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:10

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:9

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:8

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:7

    Content type: Case report

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  15. There is a concern that allergic disease in childhood is higher than expected in Cuba. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for eczema of infants aged 12–15 months living in Havana.

    Authors: Ramón Suárez-Medina, Silvia Josefina Venero-Fernández, Esperanza de la Mora-Faife, Gladys García-García, Ileana del Valle-Infante, Liem Gómez-Marrero, Dania Fabré-Ortiz, Hermes Fundora-Hernández, Andrea Venn, John Britton and Andrew W Fogarty

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:6

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) are frequently associated conditions. Aims of this study were: to determine severity of SD, presence of different species and density of Malassezia yeasts; ...

    Authors: Valentina S Arsic Arsenijevic, Danica Milobratovic, Aleksandra M Barac, Berislav Vekic, Jelena Marinkovic and Vladimir S Kostic

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:5

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Melanoma incidence is growing and more people require follow-up to detect recurrent melanoma quickly. Those detecting their own recurrent melanoma appear to have the best prognosis, so total skin self examinat...

    Authors: Rhona Auckland, Patrick Wassell, Susan Hall, Marianne C Nicolson and Peter Murchie

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:4

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The Malassezia yeasts which belong to the physiological microflora of human skin have also been implicated in several dermatological disorders, including pityriasis versicolor (PV), atopic dermatitis (AD), and ps...

    Authors: Tomasz Jagielski, Elżbieta Rup, Aleksandra Ziółkowska, Katarzyna Roeske, Anna B Macura and Jacek Bielecki

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:3

    Content type: Research article

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  19. We previously showed that the number of publications in dermatology is increasing year by year, and positively correlates with improved economic conditions in mainland China, a still developing Asian country. ...

    Authors: Huibin Man, Shujun Xin, Weiping Bi, Chengzhi Lv, Theodora M Mauro, Peter M Elias and Mao-Qiang Man

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2014 14:1

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The incidence of occupational hand eczema is approximately 0.32 per 1,000 person years. The burden of the disease is high, as almost 60% has eczema-related sick leave during the first year after notification, ...

    Authors: Maja Hvid Fisker, Tove Agner, Jane Lindschou, Jens Peter Bonde, Kristina Sophie Ibler, Christian Gluud, Per Winkel and Niels E Ebbehøj

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Alopecia areata is the hair loss usually reversible, in sharply defined areas. The treatment of alopecia using growth factors shows interesting activity in promoting hair growth. In this concept, VEGF (vascula...

    Authors: Laís Angelo Gnann, Rafael Ferreira Castro, Ligia Ajaime Azzalis, David Feder, Fabio Ferreira Perazzo, Edimar Cristiano Pereira, Paulo César Pires Rosa, Virginia Berlanga Campos Junqueira, Katya Cristina Rocha, Carlos D’ Aparecida Machado, Francisco Camargo Paschoal, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Vitor Engrácia Valenti and Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in humans and the incidence is increasing worldwide. Our objective was to understanding the needs, experiences and knowledge of individuals with Non Melanoma Skin ...

    Authors: Fiona Bath-Hextall, Claire Jenkinson, Arun Kumar, Jo Leonardi-Bee, William Perkins, Karen Cox and Cris Glazebrook

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:13

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Children with HIV infection may develop a wide variety of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the skin. These disorders are often more severe and more difficult to treat than in the immunocompetent child. ...

    Authors: Yichalal Endayehu, Amha Mekasha and Firehiwot Daba

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:12

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The Human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated infective dermatitis (IDH), is a chronic relapsing dermatitis which usually presents in children older than 2 years. A total of 300 cases have bee...

    Authors: Carol Hlela, Natalie Graham, Ahmed I Bhigjee, Graham P Taylor, Nonhlanhla P Khumalo and Anisa Mosam

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:11

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Acne is a common disorder of the human pilosebaceous unit, yet the mechanisms underlying hyperkeratinisation and subsequent inflammation (comedogenesis) remain to be determined, although cutaneous pathogens ar...

    Authors: Joanne Louise Selway, Tomasz Kurczab, Terence Kealey and Kenneth Langlands

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:10

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In the UK, referrals to specialists are initiated by general practitioners (GPs). Study objectives were to estimate the incidence of diagnosed psoriasis in the UK and identify factors associated with GP referr...

    Authors: Javaria Mona Khalid, Gary Globe, Kathleen M Fox, Dina Chau, Andrew Maguire and Chio-Fang Chiou

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:9

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Parents and carers of children with eczema often underuse emollient therapy, essential to repairing and protecting the defective skin barrier in atopic eczema. Educational interventions delivered by specialist...

    Authors: James M Mason, Julie Carr, Carolyn Buckley, Steve Hewitt, Phillip Berry, Josh Taylor and Michael J Cork

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:7

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Tanning lamp sessions have increased in Europe in recent years. Recent epidemiological studies have confirmed a proven link between melanoma and artificial UV exposure. However, in France, little information i...

    Authors: Tarik Benmarhnia, Christophe Léon and François Beck

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:6

    Content type: Research article

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  29. A previous study indicated that a single application of 4% dimeticone liquid gel was effective in treating head louse infestation. This study was designed to confirm this in comparison with two applications of...

    Authors: Ian F Burgess, Elizabeth R Brunton and Nazma A Burgess

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:5

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Melanoma is the fastest growing tumor of the skin, which disproportionately affects younger and middle-aged adults. As melanomas are visible, recognizable, and highly curable while in early stages, early diagn...

    Authors: Annett Körner, Martin Drapeau, Brett D Thombs, Zeev Rosberger, Beatrice Wang, Manish Khanna, Alan Spatz, Adina Coroiu, Rosalind Garland and Gerald Batist

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:3

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Sebaceous glands are components of the skin essential for its normal lubrication by the production of sebum. This contributes to skin health and more importantly is crucial for the skin barrier function. A mec...

    Authors: Adrian J McNairn, Yanne Doucet, Julien Demaude, Marion Brusadelli, Christopher B Gordon, Armando Uribe-Rivera, Paul F Lambert, Charbel Bouez, Lionel Breton and Géraldine Guasch

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:2

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Calciphylaxis (calcific uremic arteriolopathy) is rare and its pathogenesis is not fully understood. Indeed, Calciphylaxis presents a challenge through the course of its management which involve different spec...

    Authors: Savas Tsolakidis, Gerrit Grieb, Andrzej Piatkowski, Ziyad Alharbi, Erhan Demir, David Simons and Norbert Pallua

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2013 13:1

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Since the introduction of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), its use as a standard of care for patients with clinically node-negative cutaneous melanoma remains controversial. We wished to evaluate our experie...

    Authors: Caroline Biver-Dalle, Eve Puzenat, Marc Puyraveau, Delphine Delroeux, Hatem Boulahdour, Frances Sheppard, Fabien Pelletier, Philippe Humbert and François Aubin

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:21

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Psoriasis is associated with an atherogenic lipid profile but longitudinal changes in lipids around disease onset are unknown. The purpose of our study is to examine the effect of psoriasis onset on serum lipi...

    Authors: Bharath Manu Akkara Veetil, Eric L Matteson, Hilal Maradit-Kremers, Marian T McEvoy and Cynthia S Crowson

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:20

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The SINS trial (Controlled Clinical Trials ISRCTN48755084; Eudract No. 2004-004506-24) is a randomised controlled trial evaluating long term success of excisional surgery vs. imiquimod 5% cream for low risk no...

    Authors: Michela Tinelli, Mara Ozolins, Fiona Bath-Hextall and Hywel C Williams

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:19

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Melasma is an acquired increased pigmentation of the skin characterized by symmetrical and confluent grey-brown patches usually on the areas of the face exposed to the sun. Silymarin strongly prevents photocar...

    Authors: Tagreed Altaei

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:18

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Chronic lower limb ulcers constitute a major public health problem of great important all over the world and contribute significantly to high morbidity and long-term disabilities. There is paucity of informati...

    Authors: Fidelis Mbunda, Mabula D Mchembe, Phillipo L Chalya, Peter Rambau, Stephen E Mshana, Benson R Kidenya and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:17

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Xerosis is a common skin disorder frequently observed in diabetic patients. An effective hydration of foot skin in diabetics is a relevant preventive strategy in order to maintain a healthy foot. Urea is consi...

    Authors: Adalberto Federici, Giovanni Federici and Massimo Milani

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:16

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In the treatment of human head lice infestation, healthcare providers are increasingly concerned about lice becoming resistant to existing pesticide treatments. Traditional pesticides, used to control these pe...

    Authors: Eric Barnett, Kathleen G Palma, Bert Clayton and Timothy Ballard

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:15

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Dermoscopy is a useful, widely used tool for examining pigmented lesions, especially helpful in cases of an uncertain nature. Nevertheless, doctors may experience diagnostic difficulties while using this metho...

    Authors: Grazyna Kaminska-Winciorek and Radoslaw Spiewak

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:14

    Content type: Correspondence

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  41. The role of dietary factors in the pathophysiology of acne vulgaris is highly controversial. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the association between dietary factors and acne vulgaris among Malays...

    Authors: Noor Hasnani Ismail, Zahara Abdul Manaf and Noor Zalmy Azizan

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:13

    Content type: Research article

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  42. This study aimed to estimate the association between eczema in early childhood and the onset of asthma and rhinitis later in life in children.

    Authors: Laura B von Kobyletzki, Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Mikael Hasselgren, Malin Larsson, Cecilia Boman Lindström and Åke Svensson

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:11

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The purpose of this study was to estimate the annual and per-patient budget impact of the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis in Greece before and after the introduction of ustekinumab.

    Authors: Georgia Avgerinou, Ioannis Bassukas, Georgios Chaidemenos, Andreas Katsampas, Marita Kosmadaki, Hara Kousoulakou, Athanasios Petridis, Brad Schenkel, Dimitrios Sotiriadis, Theofanis Spiliopoulos, Panagiotis Stavropoulos, Evgenia Toumpi and Loukas Xaplanteris

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:10

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory cutaneous disorder that involves the infundibular terminal follicles in areas rich of apocrine glands. It can be associated with fistulating sinus, scarr...

    Authors: Ziyad Alharbi, Jens Kauczok and Norbert Pallua

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:9

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Primary keratinocytes derived from epidermis, oral mucosa, and urothelium are used in construction of cell based wound healing devices and in regenerative medicine. This study presents in vitro technology that ra...

    Authors: Cynthia Luz Marcelo, Antonio Peramo, Amala Ambati and Stephen E Feinberg

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2012 12:8

    Content type: Research article

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