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September 2017 - January 1920




October 2017, Vol 153, No. 10, Pages 959-1072

In This Issue of JAMA Dermatology


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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):959. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1714

Repurposing Medications—Chicken Manure, Erectile Dysfunction, and Finding the Golden Needle in the Haystack of Absurdity

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):969-970. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2447

Pathophysiology and Treatment Considerations for Erosive Pustular Dermatosis

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):971-972. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2897

Uniform Nomenclature to Describe Clinical Features of Pigmented Lesions

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):973-975. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3028

This Editorial describes how uniform terminology to describe features of malignancy facilitates communication among physicians, trainees, and disciplines.

Original Investigation

Noninvasive Testing for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Hepatic Fibrosis in Patients With Psoriasis Receiving Long-term Methotrexate Sodium Therapy

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):977-982. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2083

This cohort study evaluates if a noninvasive test for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatic fibrosis can be used in patients with psoriasis to aid in determining eligibility for methotrexate therapy, monitor for development of methotrexate-induced hepatotoxic effects, and monitor for worsening of hepatic fibrosis scores during methotrexate therapy.

Association of Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms With the Risk of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in Adults

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):983-989. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1976

This case-control study analyzes the contributions of known risk factors and polymorphisms to the development of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Factors in Early Adolescence Associated With a Mole-Prone Phenotype in Late Adolescence

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):990-998. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1547

This cohort study from the Study of Nevi in Children examines host, behavioral, and dermoscopic factors in early adolescence that are associated with a mole-prone phenotype in late adolescence.

Genotypic and Phenotypic Features of BAP1 Cancer SyndromeA Report of 8 New Families and Review of Cases in the Literature

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):999-1006. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2330

This study of 10 patients identified through clinical screening and 205 patients identified through literature review describes 8 new families with germline mutations in BAP1 and provides a comprehensive review of reported cases.

Identifying an Optimal Adjuvant Radiotherapy Dose for Extremity and Trunk Merkel Cell Carcinoma Following ResectionAn Analysis of the National Cancer Database

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1007-1014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2176

This cohort study analyzes the National Cancer Database records of patients with Merkel cell carcinoma treated with curative radiation therapy to evaluate the overall survival of 4 different radiation dose regimens.

Brief Report

Low-Dose Naltrexone Treatment of Familial Benign Pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey Disease)

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1015-1017. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2445

This case series evaluates whether low-dose naltrexone is efficacious and safe in the treatment of recalcitrant familial benign pemphigus (Hailey-Hailey disease).

Treatment of Hailey-Hailey Disease With Low-Dose Naltrexone

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1018-1020. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2446

This case series investigates whether low-dose naltrexone is an effective treatment for recalcitrant Hailey-Hailey disease.

Facial Erosive Pustular Dermatosis After Cosmetic Resurfacing

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1021-1025. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2880

This case series describes 3 women who sustained nonhealing erosive pustular dermatosis on the face after undergoing ablative cosmetic procedures.

Association of Incident Amelanotic Melanoma With Phenotypic Characteristics, MC1R Status, and Prior Amelanotic Melanoma

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1026-1031. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2444

This cohort study investigates whether phenotypic characteristics, carriage of MC1R variants, and history of amelanotic melanoma are associated with histopathologically amelanotic melanoma.


Topical Corticosteroid Phobia in Atopic DermatitisA Systematic Review

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1036-1042. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2437

This systematic review examines the nomenclature and prevalence of topical corticosteroid phobia, as well as its effect on adherence, in patients with atopic dermatitis.

JAMA Dermatology Clinicopathological Challenge

Asymptomatic Pigmented Lesions of the Gingiva

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1045-1046. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1614

A white woman in her 50s with a medical history of orolabial melanotic macules presented to an oral medicine clinic for evaluation of asymptomatic pigmented lesions affecting the maxillary and mandibular gingiva. What is your diagnosis?

Vesicular Rash in a Neutropenic Infant

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1047-1048. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1317

A female infant with relapsed refractory infantile acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with several vesicles with an erythematous base on the lower back and left thigh 17 days after reinduction chemotherapy. What is your diagnosis?

Disseminated Erythematous Crusted and Pustular Plaques on the Trunk

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1049-1050. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1071

A woman with a history of several outbreaks of skin lesions limited to both axillae and groin presented with multiple annular erythematous plaques surrounded by a peripheral crusted and pustular collarette on her trunk. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

The Efficacy of a Gain-Switched 311-nm Titanium:Sapphire Laser in the Treatment of VitiligoA Pilot Study of 14 Patients

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1055-1056. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2175

This observational pilot study evaluates the efficacy and safety of the 311-nm titanium:sapphire laser in the treatment of vitiligo.

Clinical Outcomes of Metastatic Melanoma Treated With Checkpoint Inhibitors and Multisite Radiotherapy

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1056-1059. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2222

This study examines the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma receiving multisite radiotherapy with in conjunction with immunotherapy.

Background and Room Illumination in Color Identification of Skin LesionsA Cross-sectional Study

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1059-1061. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1016

This study examines the variability in color identification and perception of skin lesions in the context of background color and room illumination.

Topical Sinecatechins, 10%, Ointment for Superficial Basal Cell CarcinomaA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1061-1063. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2529

This randomized clinical trial compares topical sinecatechins ointment, 10%, vs placebo in the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma.


Treatment of Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa Using a Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1063-1064. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2223

This case report describes the use of carbon dioxide laser to treat a patient with elastosis perforans serpiginosa.

The Linear Nail StreakA Lesson in Cultural Humility

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1064-1065. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2328

This case report describes 2 persons with external thumbnail characteristics indicative of linear nail streak.

Oral Macrolides for the Dermatologic Manifestations of Blau Syndrome

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1066-1067. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2172

This case report describes the use of oral macrolides to treat the dermatologic manifestations of Blau syndrome.

Postirradiation Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1067-1069. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0823

This case report describes a patient who developed postirradiation lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.

Association of Ibrutinib Treatment With Bleeding Complications in Cutaneous Surgery

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1069-1070. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1877

This case report describes bleeding complications in 2 patients being treated with ibrutinib who underwent cutaneous surgery.

Comment & Response

Types of Shade Vary in Protection Just Like Sunscreens

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1070-1071. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.1718

Types of Shade Vary in Protection Just Like Sunscreens—Reply

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1071-1072. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3285

Incorrectly Reported Request for Reply

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1072. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3036

Incorrect P Value in Table 3

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1072. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3517

Error in Affiliation

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1072. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3904
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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):982. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2923

From Paris to Vienna—The Varied Names and Descriptions of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in the 19th Century

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):998. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3108

Cleopatra and Sour Milk—The Ancient Practice of Chemical Peeling

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1006. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3393

Moon Dust

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3341

Linking Dermatology, Neurology, and Psychiatry—Interdisciplinary Contributions of Ian Bruce Sneddon

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1025. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3203

Dysmorphophobia and the Wolf Man

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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1031. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3020
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JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):960. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1715