Rituximab for Recalcitrant Pemphigus
Matsukura and coauthors test the efficacy and safety of 1 g of rituximab on days 1 and 15 in 9 patients with recalcitrant pemphigus.
Allelic Balance in Skin Cancer
Mühleisen and coauthors evaluate the allelic balance around locus D9S162 as a genomic correlate for enhanced carcinogenesis in organ transplant recipients.
Senet et al determine the frequency of skin cancers associated with chronic leg ulcers presumably of vascular origin and failing to heal despite 3 months or more of appropriate treatment.
Hoesly and coauthors evaluate localized reactions of all Fitzpatrick skin types to a novel microneedle device (MND).
PDA for Psoriasis
Tan and Wolfe convened focus groups of dermatologists and patients with psoriasis to provide feedback on balance, clarity, practicality, and items for inclusion and exclusion in their patient decision aid for psoriasis.
Mihara et al investigate the effectiveness of early depth assessment of local burns by dermoscopy. The accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of the assessment according to the algorithm proposed in this study were evaluated by dermoscopy, and the accuracy of the dermoscopic measurements was compared with videomicroscopic measurements and clinical assessments.
Fischer and coauthors report the novel detection of trichodysplasia spinulosa associated polyomavirus (TSPyV) DNA in renal allograft tissue.
Patch Testing With Orthopedic Metal Implants
Atanaskova Mesinkovska and coauthors reviewed the medical records of 72 patients to determine the effect of patch testing on surgical decision making and outcomes in patients evaluated for suspected metal hypersensitivity related to implants in bones or joints.
Girouard and colleagues describe the first known case of dermatomyositis-associated panniculitis in the setting of ovarian adenocarcinoma and a recurrent malignant neoplasm in a 63-year-old woman.
Minkis et al discuss the recent identification of the deficiency of interleukin 1 receptor antagonist as a disease entity. Given the severity of the disease, it is important to consider this entity in the differential diagnosis of early-onset infantile pustulosis.