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November 2016, Vol 152, No. 11, Pages 1181-1282

In This Issue of JAMA Dermatology


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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1181. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.3296

Sampling Serum in Patients With Vitiligo to Measure Disease Activity in the Skin

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1187-1188. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2501

Announcing the New JAMADermatology.com

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):e164164. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4164
Original Investigation

Clinical Significance of Serum Soluble CD Molecules to Assess Disease Activity in Vitiligo

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1194-1200. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2366

This cross-sectional study evaluates soluble CD molecules associated with disease activity and progression of vitiligo.

Detection of Occult Invasion in Melanoma In Situ

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1201-1208. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2668

This study compares the use of immunohistochemistry and Breslow depth of in situ melanoma tissue blocks for the detection of occult invasion of melanoma.

Prevalence and Gross Morphologic Features of Perianal Melanocytic Nevi

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1209-1217. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1885

This study examines the prevalence and morphologic features of perianal melanocytic nevi according to race/ethnicity, sex, and age in a convenience sample of patients in an outpatient dermatology clinic.

Geographic Clusters of Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Northern California Health Plan Population

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1218-1224. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2536

This study uses basal cell carcinoma registry data to determine rates of basal cell carcinoma by census block group, and spatial scan statistics to identify statistically significant geographic clusters.

High-grade Dysplasia in Anogenital Warts of HIV-Positive Men

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1225-1230. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2503

This report describes a case series of men who have sex with men who are HIV-positive and have typical anogenital warts harboring different grades of dysplasia.

Epidemiology of Inherited Epidermolysis Bullosa Based on Incidence and Prevalence Estimates From the National Epidermolysis Bullosa Registry

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1231-1238. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2473

This cross-sectional and longitudinal study determines the incidence and prevalence of epidermolysis bullosa stratified by subtype in the United States during a 16-year period.

Risk Factors for Degree and Type of Sequelae After Involution of Untreated Hemangiomas of Infancy

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1239-1243. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2905

This cohort study describes cosmetic sequelae after natural involution of infantile hemangioma and associations between clinical characteristics and risk of permanent sequelae.

Comparison of Coronary Artery Calcium Scores Between Patients With Psoriasis and Type 2 Diabetes

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1244-1253. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2907

This cross-sectional study compares coronary artery calcium scores in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, type 2 diabetes, and healthy controls.

Brief Report

Cyclosporine Treatment of Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1254-1257. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2220

This case series study assesses a short course of cyclosporine as first-line therapy for drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome.

Novel Treatment Using Cimetidine for Erythropoietic Protoporphyria in Children

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1258-1261. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2303

This case report examines the use of cimetidine for the treatment of erythropoietic protoporphyria in children.

High-Dose Intravenous Pulse Methotrexate in Patients With Eosinophilic Fasciitis

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1262-1265. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2873

This case series describes safety and efficacy of monthly high-dose intravenous pulse methotrexate for treatment of eosinophilic fasciitis.

JAMA Dermatology Clinical Evidence Synopsis

Antiseptics and Antibiotics for Surgical Wounds Healing by Secondary Intention: Summary of a Cochrane Review

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1266-1268. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3131

This Clinical Evidence Synopsis discusses whether use of systemic and topical antibiotics and antiseptics is beneficial for the treatment of surgical wounds healing by secondary intention.

JAMA Dermatology Clinicopathological Challenge

A Large Verrucous Plaque on the Calf

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1269-1270. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2745

A man in his 20s presented with a large, verrucous plaque on his right calf; the lesion initially appeared as a small, bluish plaque at a young age and had gradually increased in size with subsequent development of wart-like features. What is your diagnosis?

Longitudinal Erythronychia of the Fingernail

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1271-1272. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2747

A man in his 70s presented with a split in the right fifth fingernail with paroxysmal, intermittent pain that was exacerbated by cold weather for the past 10 years. What is your diagnosis?

Diffuse Progressive Proliferation of Dark Papules in an Otherwise Healthy African American Woman

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1273-1274. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2744

An African American woman in her 30s with no medical history presented with a 4-year history of diffuse progressive proliferation of dark papules with first onset several weeks after a sunburn. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Pathognomonic Palmar Crease Xanthomas of Apolipoprotein E2 Homozygosity-Familial Dysbetalipoproteinemia

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1275-1276. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2223

This case series describes palmar crease xanthomas and other dermatologic manifestations of familial dysbetalipoproteinemia and mutant apoE2/2 genotype.

Prevalence of Firmicutes in Lesions of Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Obese Patients

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1276-1278. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2337

This study examines the prevalence of Firmicutes in bacterial cultures of purulent drainage from hidradenitis suppurativa lesions and explores its potential association with body mass index.


Successful Treatment of Refractory Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris With Secukinumab

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1278-1279. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3885

This case report describes successful treatment of refractory pityriasis rubra pilaris with secukinumab.

Innovative Management of Recalcitrant Dissecting Cellulitis With Compression Therapy

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1280-1281. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2743

This case report describes the use of an innovative technique to manage recalcitrant dissecting cellulitis.

Chemotherapy With CMF for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer With Carcinoma Erysipelatoides

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1281-1282. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.2502

This case report describes the use of CMF chemotherapy to treat triple-negative breast cancer with carcinoma erysipelatoides.

Notable Notes

Super Skin

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1208. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.6355

Preserving Physical Diagnosis—A Time-honored Art

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1217. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.2237

The Legacy of Maurice Raynaud

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1253. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0010

Avicenna—A Pioneer in Dermatology

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1257. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0026

Piebaldism in History—“The Zebra People”

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1261. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.6064

Dermatology’s Balanced Diet

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1268. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.6357
JAMA Dermatology Masthead

JAMA Dermatology

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(11):1185. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.3297