Bernard et al conducted a retrospective study to determine the prevalence and clinical significance of anti-laminin 332 autoantibody detection in patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid.
Schmults et al performed a 10-year retrospective cohort study to identify risk factors independently associated with poor outcomes in primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). See the invited commentary by Zwald.
Rosenbach et al assess the Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Activity and Morphology Instrument and Sarcoidosis Activity and Severity Index for clinical evaluation of cutaneous sarcoidosis and correlate scores with quality-of-life measures.
Descamps et al evaluated the use of a saliva polymerase chain reaction assay for demonstrating human herpesvirus shedding in patients with drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS).
Fahrenbach et al tested 4 commercially available acellular dermal matrix materials for resistance to penetration of pathogens commonly implicated in wound infections.
Armstrong et al report the findings of an equivalency study that evaluated online training in use of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index and compared the scores of inexperienced patients and physicians before and after the online training with those of experienced physicians. See the Practice Gap by Swerlick.
Su and colleagues evaluate whether the presence of androgenetic alopecia is a predictor of death from diabetes mellitus or heart disease.
Cyrus et al discussion azathioprine hypersensitivity syndrome that can present clinically and histopathologically like Sweet syndrome.
Craiglow et al describe a patient with recessive ichthyosis for whom daily application of topical tazarotene produced rapid and persistent improvement of bilateral lower eyelid ectropion without adverse effects.