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  1. The importance of acquiring comprehensive epidemiological and clinical data on hereditary angioedema has increasingly caught the attention of physicians and scientists around the world. The development of netw...

    Authors: Lotus Mallbris, Patrik Nordenfelt, Janne Björkander, Anders Lindfors, Sonja Werner and Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2007 7:6

    Content type: Correspondence

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  2. Atopic dermatitis develops as a result of complex interactions between several genetic and environmental factors. To date, 4 genome-wide linkage studies of atopic dermatitis have been performed in Caucasian po...

    Authors: Hisako Enomoto, Emiko Noguchi, Shigeruko Iijima, Takenori Takahashi, Kazuhito Hayakawa, Mikako Ito, Toshiyuki Kano, Takeshi Aoki, Yoichi Suzuki, Minori Koga, Mayumi Tamari, Tetsuo Shiohara, Fujio Otsuka and Tadao Arinami

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2007 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Recent studies have shown ethnic differences concerning cardio-vascular disease, diabetes and mental health. Little is known about ethnic differences in skin morbidity. The purpose of this study was to describ...

    Authors: Florence Dalgard, Jan Øivind Holm, Åke Svensson, Bernadette Kumar and Johanne Sundby

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2007 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disorder, affecting up to 15% of children in industrialized countries. Toll-interacting protein (TOLLIP) is an inhibitory adaptor protein within the toll-li...

    Authors: Tobias T Schimming, Qumar Parwez, Elisabeth Petrasch-Parwez, Michael Nothnagel, Joerg T Epplen and Sabine Hoffjan

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2007 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Sunscreens are being widely used to reduce exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The fact that some sunscreens are photounstable has been known for many years. Since the UV-absorbing ingredients of s...

    Authors: Helena Gonzalez, Nils Tarras-Wahlberg, Birgitta Strömdahl, Asta Juzeniene, Johan Moan, Olle Larkö, Arne Rosén and Ann-Marie Wennberg

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Mohs surgical technique allows a full view of surgical margins and has a reported cure rate approaching 100%.

    Authors: Jeffrey I Ellis, Tatiana Khrom, Anthony Wong, Mario O Gentile and Daniel M Siegel

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:10

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Safe Psoriasis Control (SPC) is an important comprehensive measure that is validated for the assessment of benefit:risk of psoriasis treatments, combining efficacy, quality of life, and safety measures. The ob...

    Authors: Kim A Papp and Eric Henninger

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:8

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Keloids are common benign tumors of the dermis, typically arising after insult to the skin. While typically only impinging on cosmesis, large or recurrent keloids may require therapeutic intervention. While no...

    Authors: Kristin Jones, Clifton D Fuller, Join Y Luh, Craig C Childs, Alexander R Miller, Anthony W Tolcher, Terence S Herman and Charles R Thomas Jr

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:7

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Pruritic skin rashes associated with exposure to freshwater cyanobacteria are infrequently reported in the medical and scientific literature, mostly as anecdotal and case reports. Diagnostic dermatological inv...

    Authors: Ian Stewart, Ivan M Robertson, Penelope M Webb, Philip J Schluter and Glen R Shaw

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Freshwater cyanobacteria are common inhabitants of recreational waterbodies throughout the world; some cyanobacteria can dominate the phytoplankton and form blooms, many of which are toxic. Numerous reports in...

    Authors: Ian Stewart, Alan A Seawright, Philip J Schluter and Glen R Shaw

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The increasing proportion of skin diseases encountered in general practice represents a substantial part of morbidity in children. Only limited information is available about the frequency of specific skin dis...

    Authors: Robbert SA Mohammedamin, Johannes C van der Wouden, Sander Koning, Michiel W van der Linden, François G Schellevis, Lisette WA van Suijlekom-Smit and Bart W Koes

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:4

    Content type: Database

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  12. Vitiligo is an acquired depigmenting disorder due to destruction of melanocytes. Although many theories have been suggested for its pathogenesis, the role of autoimmunity is the most popular one. The associati...

    Authors: Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Mahtab Mostofizadeh G, Javad Behjati, Maryam Akhyani and Reza Mahmoud Robati

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:3

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Squamous cell carcinomas and renal failure were reported the causes of death in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). Death from colonic disease in epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is neve...

    Authors: Chih-Hsin Hsieh, Che-Jen Huang and Gau-Tyan Lin

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2006 6:2

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Chronic psoriasis can negatively affect patients' lives. Assessing the impact of treatment on different aspects of a patient's health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is therefore important and relevant in tria...

    Authors: Jean-Paul Ortonne, Neil Shear, Stephen Shumack and Eric Henninger

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:13

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The study aimed at evaluating the prevalence of thyroid function abnormalities in patients with alopecia areata (AA) and its association with other autoimmune diseases and various autoimmune antibodies.

    Authors: Hassan Seyrafi, Maryam Akhiani, Hamed Abbasi, Sahar Mirpour and Ali Gholamrezanezhad

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:11

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical characteristics of a population of psoriatics sampled from a patient organisation and not from hospitals or out-patient clinics. Furthermore, we wanted...

    Authors: Annica Inerot, Charlotta Enerbäck, Fredrik Enlund, Tommy Martinsson, Lena Samuelsson, Jan Wahlström and Gunnar Swanbeck

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Computer-aided dermoscopy using artificial neural networks has been reported to be an accurate tool for the evaluation of pigmented skin lesions. We set out to determine the sensitivity and specificity of a co...

    Authors: Masoomeh Barzegari, Haiedeh Ghaninezhad, Parisa Mansoori, Arash Taheri, Zahra S Naraghi and Masood Asgari

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:8

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Pruritus is one of the most bothersome symptoms in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD), however little progress is seen in our understanding of its pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the...

    Authors: Maryam Akhyani, Mohammad-Reza Ganji, Nasrin Samadi, Behnaz Khamesan and Maryam Daneshpazhooh

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:7

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Erythroderma is a rare skin disorder that may be caused by a variety of underlying dermatoses, infections, systemic diseases and drugs.

    Authors: Maryam Akhyani, Zahra S Ghodsi, Siavash Toosi and Hossein Dabbaghian

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:5

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Recently, it has been observed that Video Display Terminals (VDTs) usage for long periods can cause some dermatological manifestations on the face. An analytical cross-sectional study was designed in order to ...

    Authors: Omid Aminian, Parvin Mansoori, Akbar Sharifian, Ehsan Rafeemanesh, Maria Mazaheri and Mohammadreza Iraniha

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:3

    Content type: Research article

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  21. There are contradictory reports on the relationship between acne vulgaris and cigarette smoking. The objective of this study was to examine the relation between acne and cigarette smoking in a case-control study.

    Authors: Alireza Firooz, Reza Sarhangnejad, Seyyed Massoud Davoudi and Mansour Nassiri-Kashani

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Alopecia areata (AA) is a common and chronic skin disease with an unknown etiology. It may significantly affect the patient quality of life. This study was designed to evaluate the illness perception in patien...

    Authors: Alireza Firooz, Mehdi Rashighi Firoozabadi, Behnaz Ghazisaidi and Yahya Dowlati

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2005 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Pressure sores are important and common complications of spinal cord injury. Many preventive and therapeutic approaches have been tried and new trials are evolving. One relatively recent method is application ...

    Authors: Mohammad Taghi Hollisaz, Hossein Khedmat and Fatemeh Yari

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:18

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory disease with a predilection of the anogenital region. Because of the potential side effects of repeated local application of potent glucocorticosteroids, equally-effe...

    Authors: Stefanie Boms, Thilo Gambichler, Marcus Freitag, Peter Altmeyer and Alexander Kreuter

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:14

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Scleromyxoedema is a rare chronic skin disease of obscure origin, which may often be associated with severe internal co-morbidity. Even though different casuistic treatment modalities have been described, to d...

    Authors: Frank Breuckmann, Marcus Freitag, Sebastian Rotterdam, Markus Stuecker, Peter Altmeyer and Alexander Kreuter

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:12

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Broad-band UVA, long-wave UVA1 and PUVA treatment have been described as an alternative/adjunct therapeutic option in a number of inflammatory and malignant skin diseases. Nevertheless, controlled studies inve...

    Authors: Frank Breuckmann, Thilo Gambichler, Peter Altmeyer and Alexander Kreuter

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:11

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The demonstration of tissue-bound immunoreactants by direct immunofluorescence microscopy (DIF) is a valuable parameter in the diagnosis of various autoimmune and immunecomplex-mediated skin diseases. For pres...

    Authors: Robert M Vodegel, Marcelus CJM de Jong, Hillegonda J Meijer, Marijn B Weytingh, Hendri H Pas and Marcel F Jonkman

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:10

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Anetoderma is a benign condition with focal loss of dermal elastic tissue resulting in localized areas of flaccid or herniated saclike skin. Currently, anetoderma is classified as either primary (idiopathic), ...

    Authors: Shahin Aghaei, Manouchehr Sodaifi, Fatemeh Sari Aslani and Nazila Mazharinia

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:9

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Intermediate-conductance, calcium-activated potassium channels (IKs) modulate proliferation and differentiation in mesodermal cells by enhancing calcium influx, and they contribute to the physiology of fluid m...

    Authors: Vlasios Manaves, Wuxuan Qin, Amy L Bauer, Sandra Rossie, Masakazu Kobayashi and Stanley G Rane

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:7

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The association of lichen planus with hepatitis C (HCV) has been widely reported in the literature. However, there are wide geographical variations in the reported prevalence of HCV infection in patients with ...

    Authors: S Zahra Ghodsi, Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Mohammad Shahi and Ali Nikfarjam

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:6

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial infection of the stratum corneum which caused by a group of yeasts formerly named pityrosporium. The taxonomy of these lipophilic yeasts has recently been modified and in...

    Authors: Bita Tarazooie, Parivash Kordbacheh, Farideh Zaini, Kamiar Zomorodian, Farshid Saadat, Hojjat Zeraati, Zahra Hallaji and Sassan Rezaie

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:5

    Content type: Research article

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  32. TGM1(transglutaminase 1) is an enzyme that crosslinks the cornified envelope of mature keratinocytes. Appropriate expression of the TGM1 gene is crucial for proper keratinocyte function as inactivating mutatio...

    Authors: Marjorie A Phillips, Bart A Jessen, Ying Lu, Qin Qin, Mary E Stevens and Robert H Rice

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2004 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Potential links between eczema and obstructive pulmonary diseases have been postulated. Previously we have reported the prevalence of upper and lower respiratory diseases and the relation to environmental and ...

    Authors: Peter Montnemery, Ulf Nihlén, Claes Göran Löfdahl, Per Nyberg and Åke Svensson

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2003 3:4

    Content type: Research article

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