Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care

2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Tel: 925-328-0255
Email: staff@CalDermCare.com


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Dr. William Ting has expertise in treating the entire spectrum of medical dermatology, with emphasis in preventive medicine and personalized recommendations. He enjoys taking care of patients with acne, eczema, hair and nail disorders, rashes, psoriasis and skin cancers.

He is at the forefront of medical dermatology and dermatologic research. He continues to publish articles in peer-reviewed dermatology journals. He is an early pioneer of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and one of the most experienced practitioners of PDT in the Bay Area. He is the first dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California to introduce Lutronic Spectra Laser for melasma, acne, scar revision, pore size reduction as well as the Cutera GenesisPlus laser for advanced nail fungus laser treatment, keloid and hypertrophic scar, warts and scar revision.

Dr. Ting is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). He is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation and International Hyperhidrosis Society.

Innovative Therapeutic Approach to Common Skin Conditions

Acne

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Hair and Nail disorders

  • Maximize therapeutic synergy and efficacy by utilizing both prescription-strength and over-the counter products when available
  • Comprehensive workup including bloodwork and biopsy if necessary
  • Systemic oral hormonal therapy for women and men when indicated

Psoriasis 

Rosacea

  • Multi-prong approach to minimize redness
  • Low-dose 'non-antibiotic' anti-inflammatory oral medication for long-term remission 
  • Emphasis on prevention
  • Fotofacial/IPL laser utilizing Cynosure XPL/Elite MPX
  • Cutera GenesisPlus Laser with or without combination with IPL 
  • Diode laser for facial veins
  • VBeam Pulse Dye Laser, the new gold standard for rosacea and facial redness

Skin Cancer 

  • Emphasis on prophylactic treatments with topical 5-FU, imiquimod, diclofenac, ingenol mebutate and oral chemopreventive therapy such as Soriatane.
  • Reduce future risks of skin cancer with photodynamic therapy, TCA chemical peels and/or fractional CO2 resurfacing laser  
  • Mohs Surgery to achieve highest cure rate and tissue sparing
  • Close colloboration with plastic surgeon(s) as needed  

Sweating Disorder (Hyperhidrosis) 

Vitiligo

Warts 


ABCD of Mole Check

 

 

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Oct 24, 2014 08:31PM

Lower extremity lipedema, upper extremity lipodystrophy and severe calcinosis complicating juvenile dermatomyositis

We describe a 39-year-old woman who was diagnosed with JDM at the age of 7. Later she developed symmetrical lipodystrophy of upper extremities and symmetrical lipedema of lower extremities (making 2 and 58.3 % of total body fat mass, respectively), with multiple calcified nodules in the subcutaneous tissues. These nodules gradually increased in size despite therapy. Capillaroscopy findings showed scleroderma-like abnormalities. ANA and anti-U1RNP antibodies were positive. Similar cases with simultaneous occurrence of the lipedema of lower extremities, lipodystrophy of upper extremities, and severe calcinosis complicating JDM have not been published so far. We showed that the calcinosis and lipodystrophy were associated with short duration of active disease. Also, we display case that rais...

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Oct 24, 2014 04:00PM

Grading criteria for disease severity by pemphigus disease area index

Abstract Pemphigus is a group of autoimmune blistering diseases that affect the skin and mucous membranes. A reliable and accurate disease severity tool to assess pemphigus severity is crucial for managing pemphigus and for clinical trials. The purpose of this study was to compare the pemphigus disease area index activity score (PDAI), the Japanese pemphigus disease severity score (JPDSS) and the physician's subjective impression, and also to find appropriate severity grading cut?offs for the PDAI. We also evaluated the correlation between PDAI activity score and the JPDSS. Thirty?seven pemphigus patients and 110 assessments were analyzed in this study. The optimal points of pemphigus disease severity score in PDAI were: mild (0?8), moderate (9?24) and severe (?25). In mild or mo...

Oct 24, 2014 04:00PM

Efficacy and safety of ustekinumab treatment in elderly patients with psoriasis

Abstract The ratio of the elderly among psoriasis patients has been increasing. However, satisfactory long?term management of psoriasis for the elderly is challenging because of the more frequent presence of comorbidities, and the higher risk of adverse events from systemic therapeutic agents than younger patients. The use of ustekinumab (UST) appears to be an appropriate systemic treatment because it is considered less likely to cause adverse events than other systemic treatments, as well as necessitating fewer hospital visits. Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of UST in elderly patients with psoriasis. The study included 24 patients aged over 65 years (range, 65?88 years; mean, 73.1 years) with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis with impair...

Oct 24, 2014 04:00PM

Refractory bullous pemphigoid leaving numerous milia during recovery

Abstract Recovery with milia may occur in bullous pemphigoid (BP), mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) and epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA). Scarring commonly occurs in MMP and EBA. Here, we report a 62?year?old man patient with BP, who was left with numerous milia during recovery. The patient had immunoglobulin (Ig)G autoantibodies to the recombinant protein of the BP180?NC16a domain and the soluble 120?kDa ectodomain of BP180 (linear IgA bullous dermatosis [LAD]?1). There are cases of BP with IgG autoantibodies to LAD?1 and/or the recombinant protein of BP180 C?terminal domain. Extensive milia formation during recovery may be associated with immunological predisposition and/or improper interaction between hemidesmosomes and the extracellular matrix components. (Source: Th...

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Oct 24, 2014 04:00PM

Case of acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau following psoriasis with atypical clinical presentation

We present a 63?year?old Japanese woman who had clinically unique symmetrical skin rashes on her lower face, inframammary area, back and extremities, with some pustules on the cheeks. Skin biopsy specimens showed typical findings of psoriasis, and Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score was 5.9. After the skin lesions were treated successfully with vitamin D3 ointment, pustules developed on the tips of the fingers and toes, with paronychial and subungual involvement. The pathology of the nail matrix was consistent with pustular psoriasis, and the patient was diagnosed with acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau (ACH) following psoriasis with an unusual clinical presentation. ACH was well controlled with a low dose of cyclosporin. Our patient is a rare case chronologically affected by two...

Oct 24, 2014 04:00PM

Serum levels of anti?Fc? receptor IIB/C antibodies are increased in patients with systemic sclerosis

Abstract Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a systemic autoimmune disorder that results in fibrosis of the skin and multiple internal organs. Although the precise mechanism is unknown, it appears to result from the overproduction of extracellular matrix proteins and aberrant immune activations. Receptors for the Fc region of immunoglobulin (Ig)G (Fc?R) are members of the Ig superfamily that modulate both activation and inhibition of immune responses. Fc?RIIB is the sole inhibitory member, which has an intrinsic cytoplasmic immunoreceptor tyrosine?based inhibitory motif. The present study was undertaken to investigate the circulating concentrations of anti?Fc?RIIB/C antibodies (Ab) in patients with SSc. Serum levels of anti?Fc?RIIB/C Ab were significantly increased in patients with SSc c...

Oct 24, 2014 04:00PM

Reversible hair depigmentation in a Japanese female treated with pazopanib

(Source: The Journal of Dermatology)

Oct 24, 2014 04:00PM

Pazopanib?induced leg ulcer in a patient with malignant fibrous histiocytoma

(Source: The Journal of Dermatology)

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Oct 24, 2014 02:14PM

Vascular patterns of nonpigmented tumoral skin lesions: confocal perspectives

ConclusionVascular properties can be evaluated in the diagnosis of nonpigmented tumoral skin lesions via RCM. (Source: Skin Research and Technology)

Oct 24, 2014 12:48PM

Sublingual immunotherapy in children: the recent experiences

Purpose of reviewSublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is indicated for the use in pediatric patients suffering from allergic rhinitis or allergic rhinoconjunctivitis caused by environmental allergens, such as ragweed pollen, grass pollen, and dust mite. This review focuses on recent and relevant studies associated with the use of SLIT for these allergens in children by examining efficacy, safety, and immunological data in comparison to subcutaneous immunotherapy, therapeutic treatments, and placebo. Recent findingsIn several of the case studies examined in this article, involving mainly grass and dust mite allergic patients, SLIT has been shown to have similar efficacy to subcutaneous immunotherapy. SLIT has been proven as a safer therapy. In comparing the adverse events related to both therapi...

Oct 23, 2014 11:00PM

zinc oxide topical (Desitin and Others)

Title: zinc oxide topical (Desitin and Others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)

Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

Vulvodynia: integrating current knowledge into clinical practice

Key content Vulvodynia is a chronic gynaecological condition that results in significant distress to women and management can be challenging to the clinician. The 2003 International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) defines vulvodynia as vulval discomfort that is described as burning, stinging or irritation, in the absence of relevant visible findings or specific signs of a clinically identifiable neurological condition. The condition can be localised (vestibule) or generalised and the discomfort can be spontaneous or provoked by physical contact. The diagnosis of vulvodynia is one of exclusion after inflammatory, infectious, dermatological, neoplastic, neurological and psychosexual conditions have been ruled out. A multidisciplinary approach to tackle the different...

Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

Text Atlas of Obstetric Dermatology

(Source: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist)

Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

Title Page

(Source: The Journal of Dermatology)

Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

Symposium Abstracts

(Source: The Journal of Dermatology)

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Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

Poster Abstracts

(Source: The Journal of Dermatology)

Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

Human skin dendritic cells can be targeted in situ by intradermal injection of antibodies against lectin receptors

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

characterization of pigmented dermo?epidermal skin substitutes in a long?term in vivo assay

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

Oct 23, 2014 04:00PM

Various peroxisome proliferator?activated receptor (PPAR)?? agonists differently induce differentiation of cultured human keratinocytes

This study revealed differential effects of various PPAR?? agonists on epidermal differentiation, and the most potent of those are rosiglitazone and pioglitazone. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

Oct 23, 2014 04:20AM

Atopic Dermatitis: Online Follow-up Effective Atopic Dermatitis: Online Follow-up Effective

Online care may be a partial cure for dermatologist shortages; a study has shown that online physician communication was just as effective as in-person office visits for atopic dermatitis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Oct 23, 2014 02:17AM

Systemic treatments in paediatric psoriasis: a systematic evidence?based update

Abstract In 2008, a systematic review revealed that evidence?based data on efficacy and safety of treatments in paediatric psoriasis are scarce and with low level of evidence. In recent years, publications on this topic have increased exponentially. To present a systematic, evidence?based update on the efficacy and safety of systemic treatments in paediatric psoriasis and to provide treatment recommendations, an update of the previous review was performed. PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Controlled Clinical Trial Register were searched between January 2007 and March 2014 for all available literature on efficacy and safety of all systemic treatments in paediatric psoriasis. The levels of evidence were determined on the Oxford Centre for Evidence?based Medicine Levels of Evidence. The ...

Oct 23, 2014 02:15AM

Serum Th17 cytokines in leprosy: correlation with circulating CD4 + CD25 high FoxP3 + T-regs cells, as well as down regulatory cytokines

Abstract Leprosy is not only a bacteriological disease but also an immunological disease, in which T helper17 and CD4+ CD25highFoxP3+ regulatory T cells (T-regs), among others, may play a role. We aimed to evaluate serum levels of interleukin (IL)-17, IL-22 (Th17 cytokines), IL-10 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-? (down regulatory cytokines) in 43 untreated leprosy patients and 40 controls by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and to assess circulating CD4+ CD25highFoxP3+T-regs in patients using flow cytometry. Patients were grouped into tuberculoid, pure neural, borderline, lepromatous, type 1 reactional leprosy, and erythema nodosum leprosum. IL-10 and TGF-? were significantly higher in patients as compared to controls (p < 0.001), while IL-17, but not IL-22, wa...

Oct 23, 2014 02:15AM

Role of AhR/ARNT system in skin homeostasis

Abstract Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor that binds to structurally diverse synthetic and naturally occurring chemicals including dioxins, flavonoids, tryptophan photoproducts, and Malassezia metabolites. Upon binding to its ligands, cytoplasmic AhR translocates to the nucleus, heterodimerizes with aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT), and mediates numerous biological and toxicological effects by inducing the transcription of various AhR-responsive genes. AhR ligation controls oxidation/antioxidation, epidermal barrier function, photo-induced response, melanogenesis, and innate immunity. This review summarizes recent advances in the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms of skin homeostasis mediated by the AhR/ARNT s...

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Oct 23, 2014 02:15AM

Association of FCGR2A - R/H131 polymorphism with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus among Asian population: a meta-analysis of 20 studies

Abstract The results of studies on association between FCGR2A-R/H131 polymorphism and susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the Asian population are controversial. To derive a more precise estimation on the genetic risk of FCGR2A-R/H131 variant for SLE in Asians, a meta-analysis was performed for genotypes R/R + R/H (dominant effect), R/R (recessive effect), and R allele in fixed/random effects models. Twenty studies involving 4,832 SLE patients and 6,190 controls were included. The meta-analysis showed that FCGR2A-R/H131 variant was associated with development of SLE in overall Asians both at allele or genotype level (R vs H, OR 1.201, 95 % CI 1.098?1.315; RR + RH vs HH, OR 1.369, 95 % CI 1.115?1.682; RR vs RH + HH, OR 1.305, 95 % CI 1.029?1.654)...

Oct 23, 2014 02:15AM

Expression and vitamin D-mediated regulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in healthy skin and in diabetic foot ulcers

We report for the first time the expression of some of these genes in healthy skin. Our results suggest that vitamin D may modulate the expression of some MMP gene family members in keratinocytes. Gene expression in DFU and in non-diabetic healthy skin (control) biopsies was evaluated by RT-qPCR for MMP-1, MMP-3, MMP-8, MMP-9, MMP-10, MMP-19, TIMP-1 and TIMP-2, and also by immunohistochemistry for MMP-1 and MMP-9. Primary keratinocytes cultured from DFU and healthy skin biopsies were used for gene expression analyses of selected MMPs and TIMPs by RT-qPCR, both in the presence and absence of calcitriol. The expression of MMP-1, MMP-8, MMP-9, MMP-10, and TIMP-2 in healthy skin is reported here for the first time. DFUs showed increased MMP-1, MMP-9 and TIMP-1 expression, compared to healthy s...

Oct 23, 2014 02:15AM

A novel frameshift mutation in the cylindromatosis ( CYLD ) gene in a Chinese family with multiple familial trichoepithelioma

In this study, a mutation analysis of the CYLD was conducted in a Chinese pedigree of typical MFT. Affected individuals were identified through probands from Shanxi Province, China. Lesional skin biopsy of the proband revealed the typical histopathological characteristics of trichoepithelioma. Individuals belonging to five consecutive generations were similarly affected, which indicated an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood lymphocytes using standard phenol/chloroform extraction method. All the coding exons (4?20) and exon?intron boundaries of the CYLD gene were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Direct sequencing of all PCR products amplified from the complete coding regions of the CYLD gene was performed to identify muta...

Oct 23, 2014 02:15AM

Keloid incidence in Asian people and its comorbidity with other fibrosis-related diseases: a nationwide population-based study

This study was based on the National Health Insurance Research Database, which contains the data of 1 million randomly selected patients. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were employed to estimate the relative odds of keloids as a function of fibrosis-related diseases. The annual keloid incidence rate in Taiwan was 0.15 % for the general population. With a 1.33 ratio, women outnumbered men. Women with uterine leiomyoma have a 2.25-fold greater risk of keloids, compared with women without leiomyoma. We concluded that keloid incidence in Taiwan is approximately 0.15 %. Women with leiomyoma have a greater risk of keloids, this implicates that both diseases share a common etiopathological pathway. (Source: Archives of Dermatological Research)

Oct 22, 2014 11:00PM

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

Title: Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)

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Oct 22, 2014 09:00PM

DERMA-VET (Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton And Triamcinolone Acetonide) Ointment [Med-Pharmex, Inc.]

Updated Date: Oct 23, 2014 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))

Oct 22, 2014 07:13PM

What Happens in Vegas: What's the Diagnosis?

(MedPage Today) -- See how your diagnostic skills measure up to those of our other readers. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Into the redox control: N-acetyl-cysteine pleiotropic effects from the laboratory to clinical applications

Publication date: February 2014 Source:Acupuncture and Related Therapies, Volume 2, Issue 1 Author(s): Tiziana Parasassi , Roberto Brunelli , Ewa K. Krasnowska , Thomas Lundeberg , Eugenia Pittaluga , Maria Concetta Romano Increasing evidences attribute a central role to oxidation/reduction (redox) homeostasis in controlling cell physiology, with redox transitions of glutathione and sensitive cysteines in protein constituting the major players. Thiol redox control of protein activity and gene expression ultimately extends to the proliferation/differentiation switch. Several diseases, including the highest causes of mortality, have been attributed to a shift toward a more oxidized environment. Interfering with thiol redox transitions in diseases therefore appears a major clinical objectiv...

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Electrical current and acupuncture treatment for a paediatric patient with a recurring long thoracic nerve paralysis

Publication date: February 2014 Source:Acupuncture and Related Therapies, Volume 2, Issue 1 Author(s): Phyllis Berger A female paediatric patient aged 9 years presented with right long thoracic nerve palsy for the second time. The first injury that occurred in 2011 was due to a fall and although the patient had a paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle and was unable to elevate the arm, with rehabilitation and conventional physiotherapy, she recovered completely according to the nerve conduction test that was conducted six months post recovery. The second injury to the long thoracic nerve was due to a ballet movement that occurred in 2012. Besides the nerve palsy that reoccurred there was also a complication of severe pain and evidence of a complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The se...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Drug Survival in Biologic Therapy. Do We Know What it Means? Can We Calculate it?

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): J.M. Carrascosa , J. Notario (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Psoriasis in Pregnancy: A Review (i)

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): V. Ruiz , E. Manubens , L. Puig Psoriasis is a complex inflammatory disease, and in women the incidence is high in child-bearing years. Treatment during pregnancy presents genuine challenges since management requires adequate assessment of the extent of disease, comorbidity, and potential risk to the fetus. Scientific evidence is scarce on the effects that certain drugs have on fetal development given the ethical concerns about enrolling pregnant women in clinical trials. This review presents up-to-date information on the course of psoriasis during gestation and discusses associated conditions and the therapeutic protocols recommended for use during pregnancy. (Source: Act...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Vismodegib: A Review

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): V. Ruiz-Salas , M. Alegre , A. López-Ferrer , J.R. Garcés In January 2012, vismodegib (Erivedge, manufactured by Genentech) became the first selective inhibitor of the Hedgehog signaling pathway to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic basal cell carcinoma. The drug selectively binds to Smoothened, a 7-helix transmembrane receptor, thereby inhibiting activation of transcription factors of the glioma-associated oncogene family and suppressing tumor proliferation and growth. Studies published to date have assessed the efficacy of vismodegib according to clinical and radiologic outcomes but little information...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Clinical Management of Paradoxical Psoriasiform Reactions During TNF-? Therapy

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): R. Navarro , E. Daudén There have been reports of paradoxical induction or worsening of psoriasis during treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) ? agents (infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, and certolizumab). It has been hypothesized that an imbalance between TNF-? and interferon ? might have a role in the etiology and pathogenesis of these reactions. Paradoxical psoriasiform reactions can be divided clinically into de novo psoriasis and exacerbation of preexisting psoriasis. The first, which is more common and more extensively described in the literature, occurs in patients without a history of psoriasis who are receiving TNF-? therapy for another inflammatory di...

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Syphilis and Human Experimentation From the First Appearance of the Disease to World War II: A Historical Perspective and Reflections on Ethics

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): E. Cuerda-Galindo , X. Sierra-Valentí , E. González-López , F. López-Muñoz Physicians have conducted research on syphilis for centuries, seeking to understand its etiology and the means of transmission as well as find ways to prevent and cure the disease. Their research practices often strayed from today's ethical standards. In this paper we review ethical aspects of the long history of research on syphilis with emphasis on the experiments performed in the 20th century. The description of research around the time of World War II covers medical experiments carried out in US prisons and in the experimentation centers established by Japanese doctors in occupied territory...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Assessment of Regression in Successive Primary Melanomas

Conclusions Our findings suggest the possibility that the first melanoma produces an immunization effect in some patients who develop multiple asynchronous melanomas. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Analysis of Patients With Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infection in an STD Clinic

Conclusions A high prevalence of genital C trachomatis infection was detected in our STD clinic, and the majority of cases were found in young men. We observed a high rate of asymptomatic infection in patients who do not engage in high-risk sexual behavior and who had come to the clinic for another reason. Systematic screening of C trachomatis infection should be implemented in STD units to enable the early treatment of patients and their recent sexual partners. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Determination of Minimal Erythema Dose and Anomalous Reactions to UVA Radiation by Skin Phototype

Conclusions Results were homogeneous across centers, making it possible to standardize diagnostic phototesting for the various skin phototypes and establish threshold doses that define anomalous responses to UV radiation. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Cutaneous Infection with Alternaria triticina in a Bilateral Lung Transplant Recipient

We report the case of a 60-year-old man who was receiving immunosuppressive therapy for a bilateral lung transplant and presented with a crusted, violaceous plaque on the left hand. Based on histopathology and microbiological culture the patient was diagnosed with infection by Alternaria species. Treatment with itraconazole led to complete resolution of the skin lesion. Forty months later he developed four reddish, nodular, skin lesions on the left leg. Analysis of a biopsy from one of these lesions using histopathologic and molecular techniques identified a mold that shared 98% homology with a strain of Alternaria triticina. Alternaria species belong to a group of dematiaceous fungi that cause opportunistic infections in humans. The incidence of these infections is increasing, mainly in t...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

A Slow-Growing Pedunculated Lesion

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): M.T. López-Villaescusa , F. de Manueles Marcos , L.J. Pérez García (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Residual Findings

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): P. Zaballos Diego (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Antibiotic Therapy With Low Doses of Penicillin for the Secondary Prevention of Recurrent Lower Extremity Cellulitis

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): I. Pastushenko , A. Martin-Gorgojo (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars After the Application of 5% Imiquimod Cream: A Report of 2 Cases

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): A. Márquez García , T. Ojeda Vila , L. Ferrándiz Pulido , J.J. Ríos Martín (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

The Utility of Skin Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Complications of Tissue Filler Materials

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): D. Menis , M. Castellanos-González , R. Llamas-Martín , F. Vanaclocha Sebastián (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Analysis of Inpatient Dermatologic Consultations

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): S. Özyurt , K.H. Kelekçi , S. ?eremet , S. Özçelik (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Frontal congenital lipoma and lipoma of the corpus callosum in an infant: A case report

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): C. Navarrete-Dechent , M. Curi-Tuma , M. Sandoval-Osses (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Topical 0.2% Rapamycin to Treat Facial Angiofibromas and Hypomelanotic Macules in Tuberous Sclerosis

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): N. Knöpfel , A. Martín-Santiago , A. Bauza , J.A. Hervás (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Dermoscopic Features of Pagetoid Dyskeratosis of the Palm

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): L. Loidi , J. Mitxelena , A. Córdoba , I. Yanguas (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Congenital Fascial Dystrophy or Stiff Skin Syndrome: A Case Report

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 8 Author(s): A. Plana Pla , I. Bielsa Marsol , M. Fernández-Figueras , C. Ferrándiz Foraster (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Hair Cosmetics: Dyes

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): A. Guerra-Tapia , E. Gonzalez-Guerra Hair plays a significant role in body image, and its appearance can be changed relatively easily without resort to surgical procedures. Cosmetics and techniques have therefore been used to change hair appearance since time immemorial. The cosmetics industry has developed efficient products that can be used on healthy hair or act on concomitant diseases of the hair and scalp. Dyes embellish the hair by bleaching or coloring it briefly, for temporary periods of longer duration, or permanently, depending on the composition of a dye (oxidative or nonoxidative) and its degree of penetration of the hair shaft. The dermatologist's knowledge of d...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Association Between Bullous Pemphigoid and Neurologic Diseases: A Case-Control Study

Conclusions Patients with bullous pemphigoid have a higher frequency of neurologic conditions. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Large Hyperpigmented Macule on the Leg of an Adolescent Girl

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): A. Calderón-Komáromy , A. Romero-Maté , A. Moreno (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Actinic Keratosis: New Concepts and Therapeutic Approaches for an Ancestral Condition

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): A. Alomar (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Beware of Red Tumors!

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): P. Zaballos Diego (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Psoriasis In Pregnancy: A Review. Part 2

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): V. Ruiz , E. Manubens , L. Puig Scarce scientific evidence is available to define the precise effects that certain drugs might have on embryonic and fetal development if taken by pregnant women with psoriasis, given the ethical concerns that preclude enrolling such women in clinical trials. The little information on the use of biologics during gestation that has been published is based on retrospective and observational studies, and experience with these drugs in this context in psoriasis is still very limited. The literature seems to suggest that biologic therapy is safe during pregnancy, but there is no certainty. This detailed review of accumulated experience with biologi...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Syphilis and Human Experimentation From World War II to the Present: A Historical Perspective and Reflections on Ethics

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): E. Cuerda-Galindo , X. Sierra-Valenti , E. González-López , F. López-Muñoz Even after the Nuremberg code was published, research on syphilis often continued to fall far short of ethical standards. We review post-World War II research on this disease, focusing on the work carried out in Guatemala and Tuskegee. Over a thousand adults were deliberately inoculated with infectious material for syphilis, chancroid, and gonorrhea between 1946 and 1948 in Guatemala, and thousands of serologies were performed in individuals belonging to indigenous populations or sheltered in orphanages. The Tuskegee syphilis study, conducted by the US Public Health Service, took place between 193...

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Update on Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone

Publication date: Available online 1 October 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): M. Leiva-Salinas , L. Francés , J.F. Silvestre The combination of methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI) is widely used as a preservative in cosmetics, household, and industrial products. Furthermore, MI at a concentration of 100ppm has been permitted in cosmetic products since 2005. Recently, a considerable increase in cases of contact dermatitis to both MCI and MI have been noted, and this warrants closer monitoring by relevant authorities and, probably, stricter legislation. In fact, MI at a test concentration of 2000ppm was recently included in the European baseline patch test series. The clinical manifestations of allergy to MCI/MI and MI are ...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Descriptive Study of Sensitization to Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone in a Skin Allergy Unit

Conclusions Our data show that sensitization to the combination of MCI and MI and MI alone has increased in recent years. It would appear to be necessary to add MI to the baseline patch test series, although the test concentration has yet to be determined. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Primitive Polypoid Granular-Cell Tumor

Publication date: Available online 30 September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): M.T. López-Villaescusa , M. Rodríguez-Vázquez , M. García-Arpa , R. García-Angel (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Dermatomyositis-Like Eruption Associated With Hydroxyurea Therapy: A Premalignant Condition?

Publication date: Available online 30 September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): B. de Unamuno-Bustos , R. Ballester-Sánchez , V. Sabater Marco , J.J. Vilata-Corell (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Increased Sensitization to Kathon CG (Methylchloroisothiazolinone plus methylisothiazolinone) in the South of Gran Canaria, Spain

Publication date: Available online 30 September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): F. Liuti , Z. Hernández Hernández , L. Borrego Hernando (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Unilateral Eczema on the Dorsum of the Hand

Publication date: Available online 30 September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): M. Utrera-Busquets , S. Córdoba , J. Borbujo-Martínez (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

New Perspectives in the Management of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Publication date: Available online 30 September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): A. Martín-Gorgojo , I. Pastushenko (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Management of Refractory Telaprevir-Induced Dermatitis Using Oral Corticosteroids

We describe 7 cases in which oral corticosteroids?whose use continues to be controversial ?were administered as a last resort for the control of pruritus. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Dermal Leiomyosarcoma at the End of the Left Eyebrow

Publication date: Available online 26 September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): A.D. Lozano Salazar , A. Márquez García , I. Ortega Medina , J.J. Ríos-Martín (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by Cosmetic Products

Publication date: Available online 22 September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) Author(s): P. González-Muñoz , L. Conde-Salazar , S. Vañó-Galván Contact dermatitis due to cosmetic products is a common dermatologic complaint that considerably affects the patient's quality of life. Diagnosis, treatment, and preventive strategies represent a substantial cost. This condition accounts for 2% to 4% of all visits to the dermatologist, and approximately 60% of cases are allergic in origin. Most cases are caused by skin hygiene and moisturizing products, followed by cosmetic hair and nail products. Fragrances are the most common cause of allergy to cosmetics, followed by preservatives and hair dyes; however, all components, including natural ingredients, should be ...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas on Facebook

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): A.M. Molina-Ruiz , P. García-Gavín , J. García-Gavín , A. Boada-García , J.M. Carrascosa-Carrillo (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Strategic Plan for the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (AEDV): FuturAEDV 2013-2017

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): M. Ribera Pibernat , J.C. Moreno Jiménez , F. Valcuende Cavero , J. Soto de Delás , H. Vázquez Veiga , P. Lázaro Ochaíta , A. Giménez Arnau Background The Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV) has decided that a Strategic Plan is needed to help the association adapt to new circumstances and anticipate future developments. Objectives 1) To position the AEDV as a medical association that can exert an influence in everything related to dermatology. 2) To contribute to the development of the specialty, strengthening the prestige and reputation of dermatology and dermatologists. 3) To establish a model for operating and strategic thinking that can be ha...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Adverse Skin Effects of Imatinib, a Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): M. Pretel-Irazabal , A. Tuneu-Valls , N. Ormaechea-Pérez Imatinib mesylate is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that targets the BCR-ABL, c-kit, and PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor) receptors. Imatinib is mainly indicated for chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors but is also prescribed by dermatologists for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, systemic sclerosis, and systemic mastocytosis, among other conditions. Most adverse effects are mild or moderate and therapy is generally well tolerated. Adverse skin effects are very common and include nonspecific manifestations such as edema and maculopapular rashes or eruptions of diverse types (lichenoid or p...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Daylight-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy in Spain: Advantages and Disadvantages

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): L. Pérez-Pérez , J. García-Gavín , Y. Gilaberte Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an option for the treatment of actinic keratosis, Bowen disease, and certain types of basal cell carcinoma. It is also used to treat various other types of skin condition, including inflammatory and infectious disorders. The main disadvantages of PDT are the time it takes to administer (both for the patient and for health professionals) and the pain associated with treatment. Daylight-mediated PDT has recently been reported to be an alternative to the conventional approach. Several studies have shown it to be similar in efficacy to and better tolerated than classic PDT for the treatment of ...

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Paraneoplastic Dermatomyositis: A Study of 12 Cases

Conclusions Paraneoplastic dermatomyositis is often amyopathic. There are no specific cutaneous markers for malignancy in dermatomyositis. Myositis-specific antibodies are not associated with paraneoplastic dermatomyositis. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Dermoscopic Findings for the Early Detection of Melanoma: An Analysis of 200 Cases

Conclusions Dermoscopy facilitates the diagnosis of melanoma and could be useful for differentiating between melanoma in situ and invasive melanoma. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Patch Testing in Patients With Perianal Eczema

Conclusions In our experience, methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone is the main allergen involved in perianal eczema, and sensitization often results from using wet wipes. Patch testing in perianal eczema should be based on the GEIDAC standard series and the patient's own products. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Retrospective Study of Pilomatricoma: 261 Tumors in 239 Patients

Conclusions This was a retrospective study with the largest series recorded in Spain and with one of the highest incidences. In addition, we report on variables not described in other studies. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

The Usefulness of Ultrasound Imaging in Digital and Extradigital Glomus Tumors

We report on 4 patients with a clinical suspicion of extradigital glomus tumor and on 1 patient with a clinical suspicion of subungual glomus tumor. All 5 patients underwent ultrasound examination in B mode and color and pulsed-wave Doppler prior to surgical excision of the tumor and histologic examination, which confirmed the diagnosis in each case. Ultrasound imaging of the skin, combined with clinical findings, provided a simple, noninvasive way of making a prompt diagnosis and identifying the exact location of the lesion for surgical removal. (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Ecchymotic Macule on a Pigmented Lesion Following Trauma

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): L. Padilla-España , C. Hernández-Ibáñez , R. Fúnez-Liébana (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

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Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Shark Island Flap for Reconstruction of Nasal Ala-Perinasal Defects

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): M.G. Pérez-Paredes , L.M. Valladares Narganes , H.A. Cucunubo , M.Á. Rodríguez Prieto (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

The Root of the Problem

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): P. Zaballos Diego (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in a Patient Receiving Infliximab for Psoriatic Arthritis: Treatment with Cryotherapy and Intralesional Meglumine Antimonate

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): A. Català , M.A. Barnadas , C. Muñoz , L. Puig (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Aprepitant in the Treatment of Refractory Pruritus Secondary to Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition), Volume 105, Issue 7 Author(s): H.A. Borja-Consigliere , A. López-Pestaña , M.J. Vidal-Manceñido , A. Tuneu-Valls (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)

Oct 22, 2014 04:00PM

Interleukin 17 Drives Vascular Inflammation, Endothelial Dysfunction, and Arterial Hypertension in Psoriasis-Like Skin Disease.

CONCLUSIONS: Dermal overexpression of IL-17A induces systemic endothelial dysfunction, vascular oxidative stress, arterial hypertension, and increases mortality mainly driven by myeloperoxidase(+)CD11b(+)GR1(+)F4/80(-) inflammatory cells. Depletion of the GR-1(+) immune cells or neutralization of IL-17A downstream cytokines by biologicals attenuates the vascular phenotype in K14-IL-17A(ind/+) mice. PMID: 25341795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology)

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Oct 22, 2014 02:15PM

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)

Oct 22, 2014 12:00PM

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help with Dermatology Care, Study Shows

Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema, Skin Conditions (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)

Oct 22, 2014 01:25AM

Consultants need to spend more time outside hospital, report finds

22 Oct 2014 Specialist knowledge is too concentrated in hospitals, to the detriment of those patients whose increasingly complex needs should be treated closer to home, our new report finds.The report is based on detailed research with six case studies working in new ways to deliver care outside hospital. It found a pressing need to develop new roles for hospital consultants who should spend more time working outside hospitals in multidisciplinary teams with primary, community and social care colleagues. One of the strongest messages in the report is that this should include supporting and training other health and care professionals to enable them to provide more specialist services closer to people?s homes.The report found that this approach can lead to better pat...

Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

Ocular dimensions, corneal thickness, and corneal curvature in quarter horses with hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia

ConclusionsHereditary equine regional dermal asthenia?affected horses exhibit decreased corneal thickness in several regions of the cornea, increased corneal curvature, increased corneal diameter, and mild corneal opacity. Additional research is required to determine whether the increased corneal curvature significantly impacts the visual accuracy of horses with HERDA. (Source: Veterinary Ophthalmology)

Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

N?acetylcysteine in trichotillomania: a panacea for compulsive skin disorders?

(Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

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Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

Increased CCL22 expression in psoriatic skin predicts a good response to infliximab therapy

(Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

Genetic variations of NLRP1: susceptibility in psoriasis

ConclusionsOur data support the involvement of NLRP1 and the NLRP1 inflammasome in psoriasis susceptibility and further support the role of innate immunity in psoriasis. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

Guideline vs. practice in procollagen?3?aminopeptide monitoring

(Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

Nanometre?scale investigations by atomic force microscopy into the effect of different treatments on the surface structure of hair

ConclusionAtomic force microscopy and the related techniques we have employed in a forensic approach is able to distinguish between different hair care products on the basis of the deposits they leave behind. This opens up the capability of further analysis tools to complement already existing techniques. Résumé ObjectifPour étudier l'effet de différents régimes de lavage sur la surface des cheveux humains à l?échelle du nanomètre ? comparable à la taille des dépôts typiques laissés par des produits commerciaux. MethodesMicroscopie à force atomique (AFM) et les techniques connexes. ResultatsOn peut voir directement qu'en lavent les cheveux en utilisant des produits de soins capillaires commerciaux on élimine les dépôts qui se forment naturellement sur ??la tige et ...

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Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

Anti?inflammatory and anti?bacterial properties of tetramethylhexadecenyl succinyl cysteine (TSC): a skin?protecting cosmetic functional ingredient

ConclusionsTetramethylhexadecenyl succinyl cysteine represents a novel cosmetic functional ingredient that provides a dual modulating benefit of skin protection to individuals by reducing inflammation in keratinocytes, endothelial and mononuclear cell types and S. pyogenes counts. Résumé ContexteLa peau est la première ligne de défense contre l'exposition aux microbes, les insultes, l'environnement physique et chimique. En mobilisant une réponse protectrice, plusieurs types différents de cellules situées dans notre peau sécrètent et/ou répondent à des cytokines pro?inflammatoires ainsi assurant l'homéostasie de la peau et la santé. Cependant, l'activation chronique de cette réponse, finalement provoque des dommages conduisant à un vieillissement prématuré. Le Diosodium...

Oct 21, 2014 04:00PM

?Pemphigus vegetans of the scalp?

(Source: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology)