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  1. Ultraviolet A1 (340–400 nm, UVA1) phototherapy is highly effective in sclerotic lesions of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Histological evaluation of skin specimens obtained before and after UVA1 phototherapy reveal...

    Authors: Hiroo Sawada, Zenzo Isogai and Akimichi Morita

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2003 3:2

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Psoriasin (S100A7) expression has previously been associated with psoriasiform hyperplasia as well as with tumor progression in breast cancer. Its expression profile for different stages of skin lesions is unk...

    Authors: Salem Alowami, Gefei Qing, Ethan Emberley, Linda Snell and Peter H Watson

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2003 3:1

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown origin characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas, in particular in the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes, and skin. Systemic treatment for cutaneous sarco...

    Authors: Ute Nowack, Thilo Gambichler, Christoph Hanefeld, Ulrike Kastner and Peter Altmeyer

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:15

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Wounds in the nonglabrous skin of keloid-prone individuals tend to cause large disordered accumulations of collagen which extend beyond the original margins of the wound. In addition to abnormalities in keloid...

    Authors: Constantin C Chipev and Marcia Simon

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:13

    Content type: Research article

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  5. During the last decade, medium-dose UVA1 phototherapy (50 J/cm2) has achieved great value within the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis (AD). The purpose of our study was to investigate to what extent UVA1 irr...

    Authors: Frank Breuckmann, Gregor von Kobyletzki, Annelies Avermaete, Alexander Kreuter, Peter Altmeyer and Thilo Gambichler

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:12

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Severe allergic reactions during rush-specific immunotherapy (Rush-SIT) may occur in the treatment of hymenoptera sting allergy. The objective of the present study was to examine the characteristics of allergi...

    Authors: Ervin Mingomataj, Alfred Priftanji, Etleva Qirko, Q Thai Dinh, Axel Fischer, Christian Peiser and David A Groneberg

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:11

    Content type: Research article

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  7. NF1 refers to type 1 neurofibromatosis syndrome, which has been linked with mutations of the large NF1 gene. NF1 tumor suppressor protein, neurofibromin, has been shown to regulate ras: the NF1 protein contains a...

    Authors: Maria Malminen, Sirkku Peltonen, Jussi Koivunen and Juha Peltonen

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:10

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) is regarded as a T-cell-mediated delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction. We studied the kinetics of the expression of CS-1 fibronectin, thymus and activation-regulated chemoki...

    Authors: Andrea Martín, Norberto Gallino, Julio Gagliardi, Susana Ortiz, Alejandro Ruiz Lascano, Ana Diller, María Cristina Daraio, Adrián Kahn, Ana Lía Mariani and Horacio Marcelo Serra

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:9

    Content type: Research article

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  9. It would be a benefit if time-saving, non-invasive methods could give hints for diagnosing systemic sclerosis. To investigate the skin of patients with systemic sclerosis using confocal laser scanning microsco...

    Authors: Kirsten Sauermann, Thilo Gambichler, Sören Jaspers, Michael Radenhausen, Solveig Rapp, Susanne Reich, Peter Altmeyer, Sven Clemann, Stefan Teichmann, Joachim Ennen and Klaus Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:8

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Epidermal homeostasis involves the monitoring of continuous proliferative and differentiative processes as keratinocytes migrate from the basal layer to the skin surface. Recently, differentiation of epidermal...

    Authors: Jacques Thélu, Patricia Rossio and Bertrand Favier

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:7

    Content type: Research article

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  11. People tend to feel better after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This study was performed to investigate the impact of UVA exposure on psychological and neuroendocrine parameters.

    Authors: Thilo Gambichler, Armin Bader, Mirjana Vojvodic, Falk G Bechara, Kirsten Sauermann, Peter Altmeyer and Klaus Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:6

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Granuloma annulare is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Various therapies have been tried in disseminated granuloma annulare (DGA), including corticosteroids, several variants of psoralen plus ultra...

    Authors: Alexander Kreuter, Thilo Gambichler, Peter Altmeyer and Norbert H Brockmeyer

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:5

    Content type: Case report

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  13. A standardised technique using a suction-induced mini-erosion that allows serial sampling of dermal interstitial fluid (IF) for 5 to 6 days has been described. In the present study, we studied permeability cha...

    Authors: Christer Svedman, Bing B Yu, Terence J Ryan and Henry Svensson

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2002 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Linear scleroderma "en coup de sabre" (LSCS) usually affects one side of the face and head in the frontoparietal area with band-like indurated skin lesions. The disease may be associated with facial hemiatroph...

    Authors: Thilo Gambichler, Alexander Kreuter, Klaus Hoffmann, Falk G Bechara, Peter Altmeyer and Thomas Jansen

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2001 1:9

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Photodegradation of certain vitamins such as riboflavins, carotinoids, tocopherol, and folate has been well-documented. Previous observations suggest that ultraviolet (UV) radiation may cause folate deficiency...

    Authors: Thilo Gambichler, Armin Bader, Kirsten Sauermann, Peter Altmeyer and Klaus Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2001 1:8

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The use of clothing as a means of sun protection has been recommended in recent education campaigns. Contrary to popular opinion, however, some fabrics provide insufficient ultraviolet (UV) protection.

    Authors: Thilo Gambichler, Sebastian Rotterdam, Peter Altmeyer and Klaus Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2001 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a skin cancer therapy that still has limitations due to the low penetration of this drug into the skin. We have proposed in this work a deliver...

    Authors: Maria Bernadete R Pierre, Antônio C Tedesco, Juliana M Marchetti and M Vitória LB Bentley

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2001 1:5

    Content type: Research article

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  18. HIV-1 is known to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). However, it remains controversial whether KS cells are target cells for HIV infection. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Thierry Simonart, Claire Debussher, Corinne Liesnard, Laurent Debaisieux, Marie-Luce Delforge, Aurore de Lavareille, Philippe Hermans, Jean-Paul Van Vooren and Patrick Stordeur

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2001 1:2

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Ultrasonography with 20 MHz frequency can be used to estimate tumour thickness preoperatively in malignant melanoma (MM) of the skin. The vertical invasion depth is the single most important prognostic factor ...

    Authors: Michael Weichenthal, Peter Mohr and Eckard W Breitbart

    Citation: BMC Dermatology 2001 1:1

    Content type: Research article

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