Volume 159: Issue 3
September 2008

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Review articles

Efficacy and tolerability of biologic and nonbiologic systemic treatments for moderate‐to‐severe psoriasis: meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials (Page 513 - 526)

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Review articles

Review and expert opinion on prevention and treatment of infliximab‐related infusion reactions (Page 527 - 536)

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Cutaneous biology

Platelet lysate stimulates wound repair of HaCaT keratinocytes (Page 537 - 545)

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Cutaneous biology

Transforming growth factor‐β/Smad3 signalling regulates inflammatory responses in a murine model of contact hypersensitivity (Page 546 - 554)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

Dermatological features in Behçet disease‐associated vena cava obstruction (Page 555 - 560)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

A multicentre randomized controlled trial of ion‐exchange water softeners for the treatment of eczema in children: protocol for the Softened Water Eczema Trial (SWET) (ISRCTN: 71423189) (Page 561 - 566)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

Measuring the effects of topical moisturizers on changes in stratum corneum thickness, water gradients and hydration in vivo (Page 567 - 577)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

Intravenous immunoglobulins induce CD32‐mediated platelet aggregation in vitro (Page 578 - 584)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

High prevalence of HFE gene mutations in patients with porphyria cutanea tarda in the Czech Republic (Page 585 - 590)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

The autoimmune regulator gene ( AIRE ) is strongly associated with vitiligo (Page 591 - 596)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

Molecular and biochemical testing in stage III melanoma: multimarker reverse transcriptase‐polymerase chain reaction assay of lymph fluid after lymph node dissection and preoperative serum lactate dehydrogenase level (Page 597 - 605)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

Topical imiquimod and intralesional interleukin‐2 increase activated lymphocytes and restore the Th1/Th2 balance in patients with metastatic melanoma (Page 606 - 614)

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Clinical and laboratory investigations

Comparison of cutaneous manifestations in systemic polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis (Page 615 - 620)

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Contact dermatitis

Loss‐of‐function polymorphisms in the filaggrin gene are associated with an increased susceptibility to chronic irritant contact dermatitis: a case–control study (Page 621 - 627)

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Dermatological surgery and lasers

Treatment of rosacea with intense pulsed light: significant improvement and long‐lasting results (Page 628 - 632)

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Dermatopathology

New concepts on the histogenesis of eccrine neoplasia from keratin expression in the normal eccrine gland, syringoma and poroma (Page 633 - 645)

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Dermatopathology

CD10 and CD34 in fetal and adult human hair follicles:  dynamic changes in their immunohistochemical expression during embryogenesis and hair cycling (Page 646 - 652)

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Dermatopathology

Innervation and receptor profiles of the human apocrine (epitrichial) sweat gland: routes for intervention in bromhidrosis (Page 653 - 660)

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Epidemiology and health services research

Accuracy of clinical diagnosis of skin lesions (Page 661 - 668)

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Epidemiology and health services research

Dermoscopy compared with naked eye examination for the diagnosis of primary melanoma: a meta‐analysis of studies performed in a clinical setting (Page 669 - 676)

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Paediatric dermatology

The risk of cardiomyopathy in inherited epidermolysis bullosa (Page 677 - 682)

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Photobiology

In vivo measurement of skin erythema and pigmentation: new means of implementation of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy with a commercial instrument (Page 683 - 690)

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Photobiology

UVA1 phototherapy is effective in darker skin: a review of 101 patients of Fitzpatrick skin types I–V (Page 691 - 696)

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Therapeutics

A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of a fixed triple combination (fluocinolone acetonide 0·01%, hydroquinone 4%, tretinoin 0·05%) compared with hydroquinone 4% cream in Asian patients with moderate to severe melasma (Page 697 - 703)

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Therapeutics

Infliximab improves health‐related quality of life in the presence of comorbidities among patients with moderate‐to‐severe psoriasis (Page 704 - 710)

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Concise communications

Susceptibility of dermatophyte isolates obtained from a large worldwide terbinafine tinea capitis clinical trial (Page 711 - 713)

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Concise communications

A novel c.545–546insG mutation in the loricrin gene correlates with a heterogeneous phenotype of loricrin keratoderma (Page 714 - 719)

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Concise communications

Is there a relationship between homocysteine and vitiligo? A pilot study (Page 720 - 724)

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Concise communications

Characterization and expression analysis of the hair keratin associated protein KAP26.1 (Page 725 - 729)

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Gene corner

A novel point mutation of keratin 17 ( KRT17 ) in a Japanese family with pachyonychia congenita type 2: an RNA‐based genetic analysis using a single hair bulb (Page 730 - 732)

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Correspondence

Erythema elevatum diutinum with primary Sjögren syndrome associated with IgA antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (Page 733 - 735)

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Correspondence

‘Autoimmunity’ is not always associated with prolonged survival in melanoma patients (Page 735 - 736)

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Correspondence

Residents’ perspectives on dermatology training in Dutch university medical centres in 2006 (Page 736 - 738)

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Correspondence

Serum chemokine levels in a case of angio‐oedema associated with eosinophilia (Page 738 - 740)

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Correspondence

Topical silver sulfadiazine‐induced systemic argyria in a patient with severe generalized dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (Page 740 - 741)

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Rapid diagnosis of monilethrix using dermoscopy (Page 741 - 743)

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Lower serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate concentration in chronic idiopathic urticaria: a secondary transient phenomenon? (Page 743 - 744)

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Correspondence

Caspase‐1 activity of stratum corneum and serum interleukin‐18 level are increased in patients with Netherton syndrome (Page 744 - 746)

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Correspondence

A cautionary tale (Page 746 - 748)

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Correspondence

Alopecia–mental retardation syndrome: clinical and molecular characterization of four patients (Page 748 - 751)

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Correspondence

Defects in DNA mismatch repair do not account for early‐onset basal cell carcinoma (Page 751 - 753)

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Correspondence

Successful treatment of field cancerization of the scalp by surface mould brachytherapy (Page 753 - 755)

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Correspondence

Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia affecting the penis (Page 755 - 757)

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Correspondence

Piezogenic palmar papules: a novel physical sign of palmar lipoma (Page 757 - 758)

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Correspondence

Chromosomal integration of human herpesvirus 6 DNA in anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome: a unique opportunity for the understanding of their relation (Page 759 - 759)

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Correspondence

Analysis of 3‐year national reimbursement application data on etanercept and efalizumab for psoriasis (Page 760 - 761)

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Correspondence

Hidradenitis suppurativa: are tumour necrosis factor‐α blockers the ultimate alternative? (Page 761 - 763)

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Congenital peristernal dermal sinuses: a new entity? (Page 763 - 765)

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BAFF is elevated in serum of patients with psoriasis: association with disease activity (Page 765 - 768)

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News and Notices

News and Notices (Page 769 - 771)

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Corrigenda

Corrigenda (Page 771 - 772)

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Corrigenda

Corrigenda (Page 772 - 772)

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