Ciocan et al compared the care of 1621 elderly patients with stage I or II melanoma with that of a younger cohort using data on patient and tumor characteristics, circumstances of diagnosis, and further management of treatment. An invited commentary by Albertini and Countryman is available.
Warner Dharamsi et al determine the prevalence of antinuclear antibodies, extractable nuclear antigens, and anti–single-stranded DNA antibodies in patients with morphea and their association with clinical measures of morphea severity. In a Practice Gaps Invited Commentary, Chiu discusses how clinicians should scrutinize the clinical significance of autoantibodies in morphea.
Patel et al determine the frequency of patients with MRSA skin and soft-tissue infections reverting to methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus positivity. See invited commentary by Elston.
Yeung et al examined the prevalence of major medical comorbidity in patients with mild, moderate, or severe psoriasis, classified objectively based on body surface area involvement, compared with that in patients without psoriasis.
Armstrong et al determine the extent of nontreatment and undertreatment of psoriatic diseases, trends in treatment use, treatment satisfaction, and reasons for medication discontinuation among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. They used survey data collected by the National Psoriasis Foundation from 2003 through 2011.
Sebaratnam et al developed a quality-of-life (QOL) instrument specific to autoimmune bullous disease.
Hocker et al present a case of melanoma resembling an epidermolysis bullosa nevus, highlighting the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion whenever one encounters an atypical pigmented lesion.
Zendell and Edwards report 2 cases of severe vulvar lichen sclerosus with vaginal involvement. Both cases exhibited characteristic features of lichen sclerosus on vaginal biopsy, and both patients were followed up clinically without further treatment of the vagina. See the Practice Gap by Margesson.
Liu et al describe the first case of dernatomyositis without muscle involvement associated with anti–tumor necrosis factor therapy in an adult patient with a history of chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Saruta and colleagues report 2 cases of pemphigus vegetans, in which IgG autoantibodies to desmocollins (Dscs), particularly Dsc1, were detected by immunoblotting, complementary DNA transfection method, and novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays using mammalian recombinant proteins of human Dsc1, Dsc2, and Dsc3.
Burgdorf and Bickers continue to describe the evolution of dermatology after World War II between the United States and German-speaking countries.
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