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November 1992

News and Notes

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(11):1456. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680210034003

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Skin Blood Flow Workshop.—  "A Skin Blood Flow Workshop" will be held immediately after this year's meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology on December 10, 1992, in the Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, Calif. For further information, contact Howard I. Maibach, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of California, Box 0989, San Francisco, CA 94143; or Peter Elsner, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Zurich, Gloriastrase 31, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

Call for Patients With Inherited Diseases of the Skin.—  We in San Francisco, Calif, as well as skin biologists in other cities are interested in finding the chromosomal location and eventually identifying the genes whose abnormalities underlie several inherited diseases of the skin. Initially, the group believes diseases for which this strategy offers the most likely insights include disorders of keratinization (eg, ichthyoses and Darier's and Hailey-Hailey diseases), forms of epidermolysis bullosa, forms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

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