- Cross-Sectional Survey of the Burden of Illness of Rosacea by Erythema Severity. [Journal Article]
- JDJ Drugs Dermatol 2018 Feb 01; 17(2):150-158
- Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by persistent central facial erythema. To explore the burden of illness of rosacea in US adults, a cross-sectional web-based survey was conducted. Pa...
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by persistent central facial erythema. To explore the burden of illness of rosacea in US adults, a cross-sectional web-based survey was conducted. Participants answered questions on sociodemographics, clinical characteristics, bothersome symptoms, coping and avoidance behaviors, self-perceptions, and health care resource utilization, and completed 2 quality of life instruments, the 21-item rosacea-specific quality of life questionnaire (RosaQoL) and the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). This paper reports the data from the 409 respondents with erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), analyzed by erythema severity. Mean age was 53.1 years; mild, moderate, or severe erythema was reported by 63.6%, 32.0%, and 4.4% of participants, respectively. Blushing/flushing and bumps/pustules were the most bothersome symptoms across severity subgroups. Participants in all subgroups coped with rosacea by applying make-up and managing their stress and anxiety, and tried to prevent rosacea flares by avoiding sun exposure, specific skin care products, and other triggers. Self-perceptions differed by severity subgroup: satisfaction with facial appearance significantly decreased, and worrying about how people will react and feelings of unattractiveness to others significantly increased, with greater erythema severity (all P less than 0.01). Treatment or assessment of rosacea was sought by 20% of participants in the past 3 months, most commonly from a dermatologist. Metronidazole was the most frequently prescribed topical product across severity subgroups, whereas doxycycline and other oral antibiotics were prescribed most frequently in the severe erythema subgroup. RosaQoL emotional domain scores increased with erythema severity (P equals 0.0035), but none of the SF-36 domain scores differed significantly by erythema severity. These results demonstrate that rosacea is associated with a substantial burden of illness that spans all levels of erythema severity in patients with ETR. Feelings of unattractiveness and the adverse impact of rosacea on emotional quality of life increased with erythema severity. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(2):150-158.
- Impact of Folliculitis Decalvans on Quality of Life and Subjective Perception of Disease. [Journal Article]
- SASkin Appendage Disord 2018; 4(1):34-36
- Folliculitis decalvans (FD) is a primary neutrophilic scarring alopecia characterized by perifollicular papules, crusts, and pustules frequently located on the vertex. FD may affect young men and wom...
Folliculitis decalvans (FD) is a primary neutrophilic scarring alopecia characterized by perifollicular papules, crusts, and pustules frequently located on the vertex. FD may affect young men and women. Since it may lead to hair loss, it can have a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Nevertheless, studies have focused on clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic aspects without considering the psychological impact of FD. In our study, we found that FD patients experienced a considerable impact on their quality of life. Interestingly, almost half of the patients considered that their alopecia was related to a poor medical care in their past. To our knowledge, this is the first description of the impact of FD on patients' quality of life, and it highlights the importance of psychological support for these patients.
- Parapoxviral vulvovaginitis in Holstein cows. [Journal Article]
- JVJ Vet Diagn Invest 2018 Feb 01; :1040638718758829
- A group of Holstein first-calved heifers developed small pustules and ulcers on the vulva and in the vagina during the first 1-4 wk postpartum. The lesions varied from small red pinpoint foci to pust...
A group of Holstein first-calved heifers developed small pustules and ulcers on the vulva and in the vagina during the first 1-4 wk postpartum. The lesions varied from small red pinpoint foci to pustules and ulcers, 3-5 mm diameter. Some ulcers coalesced to form large ulcerated areas up to 15 mm diameter. In some animals, these ulcers progressed to become deep ulceration of the vaginal and vulvar mucosa with >50% of the mucosa involved. Vaginal biopsies from 4 heifers and vaginal individual swabs from 8 heifers for a combined sampling of 9 heifers were taken for clinical assessment. Six of the 9 heifers had parapoxvirus based on histopathology and/or PCR. Histologic examination of the biopsies of the pustules identified ballooning degeneration of the epithelium with degenerate epithelium containing eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions consistent with a parapoxvirus in 3 of 4 biopsies. Testing for bovine herpesvirus 1, 2, and 4, bovine viral diarrhea virus, bovine papular stomatitis virus, and orf virus remained negative.
- A Plethora of Pustules: Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Med 2018 Feb 06
- Management of comedonal acne vulgaris with fixed-combination topical therapy. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Jan 30
- CONCLUSIONS: Clindamycin 1.2%-benzoyl peroxide 3.75% gel may afford similar benefits to adapalene 0.3%-benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel in this sometimes difficult to treat patient population.
- A Multicentric T-Cell Lymphoma with a Plasmacytoid Morphology in a Dog. [Case Reports]
- VSVet Sci 2018 Jan 20; 5(1)
- An 8-year-old male (neutered) Labrador with a history of erythematous skin lesions and exercise intolerance for a prolonged period was suddenly found dead. Necropsy findings revealed an infiltrative,...
An 8-year-old male (neutered) Labrador with a history of erythematous skin lesions and exercise intolerance for a prolonged period was suddenly found dead. Necropsy findings revealed an infiltrative, focally extensive mass which occupied 25% of the cardiac interventricular septum. Severe endocardiosis was also found on the bicuspid and tricuspid valves. The submandibular lymph nodes and kidneys were bilaterally enlarged, and the pre-hepatic lymph node and spleen were also enlarged. Multiple dermal pustules were present around the mouth and on the ear, and small ulcers were present on the tongue. Histopathological examination detected the presence of neoplastic lymphocytes with a plasmacytoid morphology in these tissues as well as in the tongue and skin lesions. Immunohistochemical (CD3⁺/CD18⁺) evaluation was consistent with a T-cell lymphoma, which could be classified as a peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS).
- Pediatric periorificial dermatitis. [Journal Article]
- CCutis 2017; 100(6):385-388
- Periorificial dermatitis (POD) has been documented in the pediatric population in patients as young as 3 months, with a slight predominance in girls compared to boys. Many patients have a personal or...
Periorificial dermatitis (POD) has been documented in the pediatric population in patients as young as 3 months, with a slight predominance in girls compared to boys. Many patients have a personal or family history of atopic disorders. Periorificial dermatitis typically presents with erythematous to flesh-colored papules and rarely pustules near the eyes, nose, and mouth. Although the etiology is unknown, many patients have had recent exposure to a topical or less commonly an inhaled or systemic corticosteroid. Although steroids may initially control the skin lesions, disease often rebounds after discontinuing therapy. Diagnosis of POD is clinical. Laboratory tests are not helpful in making the diagnosis, and the histology of POD resembles rosacea. It is important to rule out other acneform diagnoses based on the age of the patient, clinical history, and presentation of the lesions. Topical metronidazole has been successful in the pediatric population. For pediatric patients with extrafacial skin lesions or more severe disease, oral antibiotics such as tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, azithromycin, and erythromycin can be used, depending on the age of the patient.
- A20 haploinsufficiency (HA20): clinical phenotypes and disease course of patients with a newly recognised NF-kB-mediated autoinflammatory disease. [Journal Article]
- ARAnn Rheum Dis 2018 Jan 09
- CONCLUSIONS: Early-onset recurrent oral, genital and/or gastrointestinal ulcers are the hallmark feature of HA20. Frequency and intensity of other clinical manifestations varied highly. Treatment regimens should be based on disease severity, and cytokine inhibitors are often required to control relapses.
- Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis with multisystem manifestations: Pinpoint pustules and purulent lakes. [Journal Article]
- AAAnn Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018; 120(1):92-94
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- Pemphigus foliaceus with pustular presentation in a patient with psoriasis. [Case Reports]
- ABAn Bras Dermatol 2017; 92(5 Suppl 1):115-117
- Pemphigus foliaceus is a chronic autoimmune disease of the skin, clinically characterized by scaly and crusty cutaneous erosions involving the seborrheic areas. The patient can eventually become eryt...
Pemphigus foliaceus is a chronic autoimmune disease of the skin, clinically characterized by scaly and crusty cutaneous erosions involving the seborrheic areas. The patient can eventually become erythrodermic. There are reports of atypical cases of pemphigus foliaceus with pustules and neutrophils, and clinical differentiation from generalized pustular psoriasis of von Zumbusch is difficult. We report the case of a 55-year-old man with a history of psoriasis vulgaris that has developed pemphigus foliaceus with pustules, triggered by withdrawal of systemic corticosteroids. This is the first report associating this atypical form of pemphigus with psoriasis, suggesting that an overlap with generalized pustular psoriasis can occur.