Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care
2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite #185, Hercules, CA 94547
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

 

 

Common Medical Dermatology Diagnostics and Therapeutics:

Dermatology Links:

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
American Society of Mohs Surgery
International Hyperhidrosis Society
National Psoriasis Foundation

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May 26, 2015 02:49AM

In vivo study for the discrimination of cancerous and normal skin using fiber probe based Raman spectroscopy

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

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May 26, 2015 12:08AM

Two cases of atretic cephalocele, and histological evaluation of skin appendages in the surrounding skin

We report two cases of atretic cephalocele that showed hamartomatous change in the surrounding cutaneous appendages. These findings suggest that atretic cephalocele is associated with abnormalities not only of the neural tube, but also of the surrounding skin. (Source: Clinical And Experimental Dermatology)

May 25, 2015 04:00PM

Predicted increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma induction associated with sunbed exposure habits

ConclusionsThis is the first time that a risk model for SCC of the skin has been developed that includes estimated sunbed doses derived from measured irradiance data. The model demonstrates that the additional risk associated with sunbed use may be significant, particularly when high?output, fast?tan sunbeds are used. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 25, 2015 04:00PM

Diagnostic criteria in 72 women with erosive vulvovaginal lichen planus

ConclusionsThe most frequent findings in women with EVLP were symptoms of pain or burning, well?demarcated red shiny areas or erosions at the introitus and scarring with loss of architecture. Our findings support the recently described diagnostic criteria for EVLP. (Source: Australasian Journal of Dermatology)

May 25, 2015 04:00PM

Interleukin?22 upregulates HB?EGF expression in HaCaT cells via JAK2/STAT3 and ERK1/2 signalling

(Source: Experimental Dermatology)

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May 25, 2015 04:00PM

Microemulsion-loaded hydrogel formulation of butenafine hydrochloride for improved topical delivery

Abstract Topical microemulsion systems for the antifungal drug, butenafine hydrochloride (BTF) were designed and developed to overcome the problems associated with the cutaneous delivery due to poor water solubility. The solubility of BTF in oils, surfactants and co-surfactants was evaluated to screen the components of the microemulsion. Isopropyl palmitate was used as the oil phase, aerosol OT as the surfactant and sorbitan monooleate as co-surfactant. The pseudoternary diagrams were constructed to identify the area of microemulsion existence and optimum systems were designed. The systems were assessed for drug-loading efficiency and characterized for pH, robustness to dilution, globule size, drug content and stability. Viscosity analysis, spreadability, drug content assay, ex vi...

May 25, 2015 12:46PM

Cement dust exposition and bronchioalveolitis. A case report - Soto-de la Fuente AE, Méndez-Vargas MM, Báez-Revueltas FB, Soto-Vera EA.

The goal of the current investigation was to report an unusual case of a worker acutely exposed to big amounts of cement dust. This exposure caused chemical bronchioalveolitis and dermatitis due to chromium contact. This person suffered the exposure when a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))

May 25, 2015 11:14AM

Summer Fun Shadowed by Deadly Skin Cancer

It's not surprising that May signifies both the official kickoff to summer and Skin Cancer Awareness month. It's a great reminder to protect your skin while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Whether it's a day at the pool, a barbecue with friends or simply driving in the car, protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun is important not only during the summer, but all year long. According to www.skincancer.org, an estimated 2.8 million cases of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common form of skin cancer, were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2010. That figure continues to climb. Dr. Anna Garrett was diagnosed with basal cell cancer on a routine "get to know you" visit to a new dermatologist in the city she had just moved to. Anna says, "The doctor was examining my face with h...

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May 25, 2015 08:30AM

An Intriguing Find About Sun Exposure Exposes The Need For An 'After Hours' Sunscreen

Looking forward to getting some sun during the long weekend? You may already know that sun rays bring UV radiation, which damages skin cells and will eventually lead to skin cancer for two million Americans every year. But if you still aren't convinced to slather on sunscreen or wear a hat, consider this: radiation continues to damage your skin on a molecular level for hours after initial sun exposure. Through a series of experiments with both mice and human skin cells, dermatology professor Douglas Brash of the Yale School of Medicine found that sun damage chemically changes DNA in melanocytes -- the type of skin cells that produce melanin, which gives your skin pigment and protects it from sun damage by absorbing sun rays -- for two to four hours after UV exposure is over. He?s hopef...

May 25, 2015 07:21AM

A Biodegradable Dermal Matrix In Free Flap ReconstructionA Biodegradable Dermal Matrix In Free Flap Reconstruction

The authors report on the long-term implantation and outcomes in the first patients to receive a biodegradable temporizing matrix. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group F: Report of a case and review of Japanese patients

Abstract Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by extraordinary sensitivity to sunlight, resulting in cutaneous malignant tumors. Among XP, XP?F presents relatively uniquely in Japanese. To clarify the characteristics of this group, we describe a case of XP?F and review Japanese cases previously reported. A 50?year?old Japanese woman was referred to us with multiple, variously sized, light? or dark?brown macules on the face and sunlight?exposed extremities. She had experienced bulla formation with approximately 10 min of sunlight exposure during her elementary school years. Her parents had been first cousins, and her mother and sister had photosensitivity. She showed no neurological or developmental abnormalities. Ultraviolet (UV...

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Development of bullous pemphigoid during treatment of psoriatic onycho?pachydermo periostitis with ustekinumab

Abstract Ustekinumab is a human monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to the p40 subunit of interleukin (IL)?12 and IL?23, inhibiting the activity of both cytokines, thereby blocking the T?helper (Th)1 and Th17 inflammatory pathways. While biologic agents have dramatically changed the strategies of psoriasis treatment, increasing cases of autoimmune diseases during the use of such agents have been reported. We experienced a case of bullous pemphigoid occurring during treatment of a rare variant of psoriatic arthritis, psoriatic onycho?pachydermo periostitis with ustekinumab. Only six cases of autoimmune blistering diseases during treatment with biologic agents have ever been reported including our case, and we herein review the published work of these cases. Dermatologists mu...

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Electron microscopic observation of cholesterotic fibrous histiocytoma of the finger

(Source: The Journal of Dermatology)

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Contact immunotherapy?resistant alopecia areata totalis/universalis reactive to topical corticosteroid

(Source: The Journal of Dermatology)

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May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Water?resistant sunscreens for skin protection: an in vivo approach to the two sources of sunscreen failure to maintain UV protection on consumer skin

ConclusionsThe results confirm 2 stress origins in sunscreen exposure to water: interfacial surface tension and bulk water diffusion. Polymers bring improvements to the resistance of sunscreens to bulk water but show wide latitude in performances when subject to the water surface tension stress. Globally, a higher loss of filters is observed in the UV?A than in the UV?B, which is attributed to more UV?A filter loss or degradation and thus resulting in a decreased protection in the UV?A. Résumé ObjectifsLa résistance à l'eau des produits de protection solaire a pris plus d'importance pour la protection UV des consommateurs impliqués dans des activités nautiques et sportives. Le présent article propose une nouvelle approche in vivo pour mesurer la résistance à l'eau réell...

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Application of microencapsulated essential oils in cosmetic and personal healthcare products ? a review

Synopsis Nowadays, the consumers around the world are increasingly focused on health and beauty. The renewed consumer interest in natural cosmetic products creates the demand for new products and reformulated others with botanical and functional ingredients. In cosmetic products, essential oils (EOs) play a major role as fragrance ingredients. They can optimize its proprieties and preservation, as well as the marketing image of the final product. Microencapsulation of EOs can protect and prevent the loss of volatile aromatic ingredients and improve the controlled release and stability of this core materials. The importance of EOs for cosmetic industry and its microencapsulation was reviewed in this study. Also a briefly introduction about the preparation of microparticles was presented. So...

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

MSLT?1: It's all about the lymph nodes

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Treatment of male androgenetic alopecia with topical products containing Serenoa repens extract

ConclusionsThe topical application of S. repens extract could be an alternative treatment in male pattern baldness in male patients who do not want or cannot tolerate the side?effects of standard medications, but the use of a concentrated S. repens product beyond 4 weeks may be necessary for sustained efficacy. (Source: Australasian Journal of Dermatology)

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Clinical and biological determinants of melanoma progression: Should all be considered for clinical management?

Abstract Cutaneous melanoma is a heterogeneous disease affecting the regulation of multiple genes and proteins that contribute to melanoma progression. Survival for patients with locally invasive disease varies greatly, even within tumour stages based on current prognostic criteria. This has prompted investigations into the value of additional clinical or biological parameters predicting survival. In particular, the improved knowledge of tumour biology has fed the hope that the outcome may be predicted at the molecular level. The prognostic value of numerous potential biomarkers has therefore been evaluated in protein and gene expression studies, and genomic associations with melanoma prognosis are beginning to emerge. These potential biomarkers interrogate key tumour and host processes im...

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Global DNA hypomethylation and hypoxia?induced expression of the ten eleven translocation (TET) family, TET1, in scleroderma fibroblasts

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

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May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Skin response to a carcinogen involves the xenobiotic receptor pregnane X receptor

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

May 24, 2015 04:00PM

Transcriptional control of late differentiation in human keratinocytes by TAp63 and Notch

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

May 23, 2015 06:24PM

Painful ulcers

(Source: Clinical And Experimental Dermatology)

May 23, 2015 04:00PM

Indoor total volatile organic compounds exposure at 6 months followed by atopic dermatitis at 3 years in children

ConclusionOur results showed that exposure to high concentration of VOCs during infancy, an indoor pollutant, increased the risk of atopic dermatitis at 36 months. (Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology)

May 23, 2015 02:14PM

Acute concentrated phenol dermal burns: complications and management - Parikh TJ.

Phenol burns can result in multiple organ failure. This is a case report of acute severe phenol dermal burn after accidental splash of 94% phenol on 35-year-old patient's body who was brought to hospital after 90 min of exposure. Decontamination was done w... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))

May 23, 2015 11:12AM

Management of dermatologic toxicities.

Authors: Lacouture ME Abstract Dermatologic toxicities related to cancer therapies have become even more common with the use of targeted treatments. A proactive approach is necessary to reduce the pain and suffering these patients experience. The oncologist should become comfortable in preventing and managing these complications to keep patients on optimal drugs and doses. At the NCCN 20th Annual Conference, Dr. Mario E. Lacouture advised clinicians on appropriate strategies to manage rash, paronychia, alopecia, and other dermatologic conditions frequently seen in patients with cancer. PMID: 25995431 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN)

May 23, 2015 10:22AM

Hair Follicle Dermal Sheath Derived Cells Improve Islet Allograft Survival without Systemic Immunosuppression.

In this study, we investigated a new treatment for autoimmune diabetes using naturally immune privileged, hair follicle derived, autologous cells to provide localized immune protection of islet allotransplants. Islets from Balb/c mouse donors were cotransplanted with syngeneic hair follicle dermal sheath cup cells (DSCC, group 1) or fibroblasts (FB, group 2) under the kidney capsule of immune-competent, streptozotocin induced, diabetic C57BL/6 recipients. Group 1 allografts survived significantly longer than group 2 (32.2 ± 12.2 versus 14.1 ± 3.3 days, P < 0.001) without administration of any systemic immunosuppressive agents. DSCC reduced T cell activation in the renal lymph node, prevented graft infiltrates, modulated inflammatory chemokine and cytokine profiles, and preserved bette...

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May 23, 2015 08:30AM

Test Article 5 23 2015Test Article 5 23 2015

Medscape Dermatology (Source: theHeart.org)

May 23, 2015 08:06AM

PUM I Revisited: Tradeoffs in Preservation and Discovery.

Authors: Zimmerman MR, Gleeson M Abstract An Egyptian mummy designated PUM I (Pennsylvania University Museum) was subjected to a complete autopsy in 1972. Forty-one years later, the senior author (MZ) was invited back to the Penn Museum to identify several packages of material that had been preserved with the mummy joining the project conservator (MG) in the evaluation of these remains. A summary of the 1972 examination reviews the dating of the mummy, about 3,000 years ago. The mummy was poorly preserved and the only significant pathology was a rare skin disease, subcorneal pustular dermatosis, which was not identified by modern medicine until 1956. The review of PUM 1, as the mummy is stabilized during conservation at the Penn Museum (previously called the Pennsylvania University...

May 23, 2015 03:37AM

Sesamol decreases melanin biosynthesis in melanocyte cells and zebrafish: Possible involvement of MITF via the intracellular cAMP and p38/ JNK signaling pathways¶

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

May 23, 2015 03:36AM

Contribution to Interplay between a Delamination Test and a Sensory Analysis of mid?range Lipsticks

ConclusionThere is a high correlation between the sensory analysis and the instrumental measurements in this study. The carried out delamination test should permit to quickly determine the lasting (screening test) and in consequence optimize the basic formula of lipsticks.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: International Journal of Cosmetic Science)

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May 22, 2015 11:10PM

Human atopic dermatitis skin?derived T cells can induce a reaction in mouse keratinocytes in vivo

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May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Feeling energetic? New strategies to prevent metabolic reprogramming in melanoma

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

May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Sirtuin?6 deficiency exacerbates diabetes induced impairment of wound healing

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

May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Mitochondrial and lipogenic effects of vitamin D in differentiating and proliferating human keratinocytes

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

May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Primary afferent neurons containing calcitonin gene?related peptide but not substance P in forepaw skin, dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord of mice

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. GRAPHICAL ABSTRACT The authors used multiple?labelling immunohistochemistry in combination with axonal tracing and high?resolution image analysis to characterize a subpopulation of large CGRP expressing DRG neurons that lack SP and determine their peripheral and central projections. Results suggest possible function in mechanoception rather than nociception. (Source: The Journal of Comparative Neurology)

May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Stoichiometric C6-oxidation of hyaluronic acid by oxoammonium salt TEMPO+Cl? in an aqueous alkaline medium

Publication date: 5 October 2015 Source:Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 130 Author(s): Irina Yu Ponedel?kina , Elvira A. Khaibrakhmanova , Tatyana V. Tyumkina , Irina V. Romadova , Victor N. Odinokov This paper reports the selective oxidation of hyaluronic acid (HA) by stoichiometric quantity of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxoammonium chloride (TEMPO+) in aqueous alkaline medium. High efficiency of the HA oxidation and quantitative yield of carboxy-HA per starting TEMPO+, as well as unusual behavior of the oxidation system generating an oxygen upon alkali-induced oxoammonium chloride decomposition are demonstrated. The scheme for HA oxidation involving both TEMPO+ and oxygen produced upon the TEMPO+Cl? decomposition and/or air oxygen is proposed. For comparison, the data on stoichi...

May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Emerging role of long noncoding RNAs in autoimmune diseases

Publication date: Available online 16 May 2015 Source:Autoimmunity Reviews Author(s): Guo-Cui Wu , Hai-Feng Pan , Rui-Xue Leng , De-Guang Wang , Xiang-Pei Li , Xiao-Mei Li , Dong-Qing Ye Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), with size larger than 200 nucleotides, is a new class of noncoding RNA. Emerging evidence has revealed that lncRNAs play a key role in the regulation of immunological functions and autoimmunity. Herein, we review the recent findings of lncRNA regulation in immune functions and in the development of autoimmunity and autoimmune disease. In addition, we focus on the involvement of lncRNA regulation in innate and adaptive immune responses, immune cell development, and differential expression of lncRNAs in autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumato...

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May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Biodegradable soy wound dressings with controlled release of antibiotics: Results from a guinea pig burn model

Publication date: Available online 23 May 2015 Source:Burns Author(s): Dana Egozi , Maya Baranes-Zeevi , Yehuda Ullmann , Amos Gilhar , Aviad Keren , Elias Matanes , Israela Berdicevsky , Norberto Krivoy , Meital Zilberman There is growing interest in the development of biodegradable materials from renewable biopolymers, such as soy protein, for biomedical applications. Soy protein is a major fraction of natural soybean and has the advantages of being economically competitive, biodegradable and biocompatible. It presents good water resistance as well as storage stability. In the current study, homogenous antibiotic-loaded soy protein films were cast from aqueous solutions. The antibiotic drug gentamicin was incorporated into the films in order to inhibit bacterial growth, and thus preven...

May 22, 2015 04:00PM

Sarcoidosis with bilateral leg lymphedema as the initial presentation: a review of the literature

We present a case where the symptoms and signs of sarcoidosis were improved after treatment with systemic steroids. (Source: Dermatologica Sinica)

May 22, 2015 08:02AM

Microwave system cuts axillary hair by 70%

KISSIMMEE, FLA. ? A noninvasive microwave system reduced light and dark axillary hair by approximately 70%, with durable results 1 year after treatment, according to data from a prospective multicenter study of 44 patients. The device is Food and Drug Administration?approved for thermal treatment... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)

May 22, 2015 07:03AM

Intravenous immunoglobulin in the treatment of neurologic disorders

Intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs) are often used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders and immunodeficiencies, and it has been estimated that neurologic indications can account for up to 43% of IVIG used in clinical practice. In neurologic clinical practice, IVIG is used for acute therapy of newly diagnosed autoimmune disorders or exacerbations of pre?existing conditions, or as long?term maintenance treatment for chronic disorders. IVIG exerts its effects on humoral and cell?based immunity through multiple pathways, without a single dominant mechanism. Clinical use of IVIG has been supported by guidelines from American Academy of Neurology and European Federation of Neurologic Societies. IVIG is generally recommended for the treatment of Guillain?Barre syndrome and chronic inf...

May 22, 2015 04:45AM

Ask the expert: Can kids get melanoma?

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD My 16-year-old daughter loves to tan. Should we be worried about skin cancer? – Sunseeker?s dad Although melanoma is very rare in children, the incidence of childhood and adolescent melanoma has increased on average 2 percent per year since 1973. Thankfully, however, the incidence rate has started to decrease again in the last few years. The biggest increase has been in girls ages 15-19, possibly because girls are more likely than boys to sunbathe and use tanning beds. While melanoma is the least common type of skin cancer in adults, skin cancer in children is almost always melanoma. Because melanoma often appears differently in children than in adults, doctors and parents sometimes overlook it or misdiagnose it as a different skin problem. We spoke wi...

May 22, 2015 02:31AM

Protomyofibroblast Pathway in Early Thermal Burn Healing

In conclusion, healing of partial thickness thermal burns involves a diversity of cell types including PMF. In the present samples, the PMF density remained low.Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2015;28:250-254 (Source: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology)

May 22, 2015 02:31AM

Effectiveness of 308-nm Excimer Laser Therapy in Treating Alopecia Areata, Determined by Examining the Treated Sides of Selected Alopecic Patches

Conclusion: The 308-nm excimer laser has a therapeutic effect on AA, which is proven by photograph and phototrichogram analysis by a side-by-side comparison.Dermatology (Source: Dermatology)

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May 21, 2015 11:00PM

Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Title: Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)

May 21, 2015 11:00PM

Are Hives (Urticaria) Contagious?

Title: Are Hives (Urticaria) Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)

May 21, 2015 09:00PM

DERMA STAT (Ethyl Alcohol) Aerosol, Foam [Rosedale Therapeutics, LLC]

Updated Date: May 22, 2015 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

S1 guideline on occupational skin products: protective creams, skin cleansers, skin care products (ICD 10: L23, L24) ? short version

Summary Job?related hand dermatitis heads up the list of reported occupational diseases. So?called skin products ? understood to mean protective creams, skin cleansers and skin care products ? are used for the primary and secondary prevention of job?related hand dermatitis. In the interests of evidence?based medicine, the only preventive measures and/or occupational skin products that should be used are those whose potential uses and efficacy are underpinned by scientific research. To this end, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Berufs? und Umweltdermatologie e.V. (Working Group for Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, ABD) of the DDG (German Dermatological Society) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Arbeits? und Umweltmedizin (German Society for Occupational and Environme...

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Erythematous nodule on the earlobe in a patient from Iraq

(Source: JDDG)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Eruptive squamous cell carcinomas with keratoacanthoma?like features in a patient treated with Ruxolitinib

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Sentinel lymph node biopsy: in support of equity of access, informed shared decision making and patient choice

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Recommendations for treatment of Lymphomatoid papulosis with methotrexate: a report from the Dutch Cutaneous Lymphoma Group

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Vismodegib induces significant clinical response in locally advanced trichoblastic carcinoma

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Autosomal recessive congenital ichthyoses in the Czech Republic

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Correlates of Hair Loss in Adult Women of African Descent in London, United Kingdom; Findings of a Cross?Sectional Study

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Salicylic acid deposition from wash?off products: comparison of in vivo and porcine deposition models

ConclusionThe methods employed in this work highlight the utility of the use of EEMs, in conjunction with multivariate analysis tools such as parallel factor analysis and multiway partial least?squares calibration, in determining sources of spectral variability in skin and quantification of exogenous species deposited on skin. The human model exhibited the widest range of linearity, but porcine model is still useful up to deposition levels of 25 ?g cm?2 or used with nonlinear calibration models. Résumé ObjectifL'acide salicylique est un actif anti?acné largement utilisé dans les produits de nettoyage du visage. Seulement environ 1?2% de la dose totale est effectivement déposée sur la peau pendant le lavage et les systèmes de dépôt plus efficaces sont recherchés. L'obj...

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Vitamin D controls apoptosis and proliferation of cutaneous T?cell lymphoma cells

(Source: Experimental Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Erratum

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

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Forthcoming Events

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

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Announcement

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

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Selectively Impaired Fasciculus Gracilis in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

We present the case of a 54-year-old man who developed persistent hypesthesia and abnormal vibratory sensation below the T6 segmental level after injuring his cervical spine after a fall. Cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, spinal stenosis, and a C3?4 spinal cord injury. A thoracic MRI did not reveal a spinal cord lesion. Lower thoracic dermatomal somatosensory evoked potentials showed delayed latency. The findings in this case indicate selective injury to the fasciculus gracilis at the level of the cervical spinal cord. (Source: PMandR)

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Bronchopulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma

We describe a case of Bronchopulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma in a patient with AIDS who was successfully treated with HAART and Liposomal Doxorubicin chemotherapy. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Prenatal and postnatal exposure to parental smoking increases odds of allergic diseases during childhood and adolescence

In this study, the authors sought to use a large birth cohort to further evaluate the relationship between SHS and specific allergic diseases, as well as the relationship between the timing of SHS exposure and of the appearance of allergic disease in children and adolescents. Methods A... (Source: Evidence-Based Medicine)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

PUM I Revisited: Tradeoffs in Preservation and Discovery

ABSTRACT An Egyptian mummy designated PUM I (Pennsylvania University Museum) was subjected to a complete autopsy in 1972. Forty?one years later, the senior author (MZ) was invited back to the Penn Museum to identify several packages of material that had been preserved with the mummy joining the project conservator (MG) in the evaluation of these remains. A summary of the 1972 examination reviews the dating of the mummy, about 3,000 years ago. The mummy was poorly preserved and the only significant pathology was a rare skin disease, subcorneal pustular dermatosis, which was not identified by modern medicine until 1956. The review of PUM 1, as the mummy is stabilized during conservation at the Penn Museum (previously called the Pennsylvania University Museum), generates a discussion for re...

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Expression of SPARC and the osteopontin?like protein OP?L during skeletal development in the cichlid fish Oreochromis mossambicus

Conclusions: The difference in SPARC expression during chondrogenesis of the splanchnocranium is likely based on its different evolutionary history compared to the dermatocranium and chondrocranium. Moreover, our results suggest a co?occurrence of the initial calcium deposition and bone matrix protein expression during osteogenesis. Overall, this study enhances our understanding of fish skeletal development and evolution. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Developmental Dynamics)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Journal status: Update from your Editor?in?Chief Rokea A. el?Azhary, MD, PhD

(Source: International Journal of Dermatology)

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

A nodule on the scalp of an elderly patient

(Source: International Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Large defects in aplasia cutis congenita treated by large?sized thin split?thickness skin grafting: long?term follow?up of 18 patients

ConclusionA large?sized thin split?thickness skin graft can be used to effectively close a wound and permit healing to occur with reduced long?term scarring. This procedure is ideal for treating skin defects in patients with ACC. (Source: International Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Topical timolol in nasal tip hemangioma: a viable alternative to systemic therapy

(Source: International Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with rosacea: A nationwide case-control study from Taiwan

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Inflammation plays a prominent role in atherosclerosis and its complications. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Leukocyte-derived koebnerisin (S100A15) and psoriasin (S100A7) are systemic mediators of inflammation in psoriasis

(Source: Journal of Dermatological Science)

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Association of Genetic Variants with Childhood Atopic Dermatitis in Taiwanese Population

(Source: Journal of Dermatological Science)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Prospective Risk of Rheumatologic Disease associated with Occupational Exposure in a Cohort of Male Construction Workers

The association between occupational exposure and autoimmune disease is well recognized for silica and suspected for other inhalants. We used a large cohort to estimate the risks rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis associated with silica and other occupational exposures. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Recommendations for treatment of Lymphomatoid papulosis with methotrexate: a report from the Dutch Cutaneous Lymphoma Group.

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25998985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Vismodegib induces significant clinical response in locally advanced trichoblastic carcinoma.

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25998864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Autosomal recessive congenital ichthyoses in the Czech Republic.

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25998749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Correlates of Hair Loss in Adult Women of African Descent in London, United Kingdom; Findings of a Cross-Sectional Study.

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25998579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

PpIX formation after topical application of methyl aminolevulinate and BF-200 ALA declines with age.

CONCLUSIONS: PpIX formation in human skin declines with age. No explanation could be attributed to skin phototype, stratum corneum hydration or UV damage. The consequence might be reduced efficacy of PDT in the elderly. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25997508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Eruptive squamous cell carcinomas with keratoacanthoma-like features in a patient treated with Ruxolitinib.

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25997466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

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May 21, 2015 04:00PM

Sentinel lymph node biopsy: in support of equity of access, informed shared decision making and patient choice.

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 25997393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 01:47PM

Is Your AC Making You Sick? 5 Things You Need to Know

There are times when I am extremely thankful for air conditioning -- usually after I have had a long workout on a hot summer's day and am still sweating after a cold shower. The cold, dry air is invigorating and refreshing. But usually, after about 30 minutes, I find myself shivering and needing to go back outside. Indeed, I have found that the majority of homes I have visited and more so, public offices and stores, the air conditioning temperature is set so low that I find myself feeling sick so that I have to step outside. I also find that I am more tired and my muscles more sore from shivering all day. So I decided to look into why this is and what we should all know about air conditioning. To begin, I do contest to the positive side of air conditioners, as they are beneficial to those...

May 21, 2015 01:16PM

Clinical profile and quality of life of patients with occupational contact dermatitis from New Delhi, India

ConclusionsFarmers were most frequently affected, followed by construction workers and housewives. OACD was found at a higher frequency than OICD. The most frequent allergens were Parthenium hysterophorus in farmers, potassium dichromate in construction workers, and vegetables in housewives. OCD has a significant impact on QOL. Patch testing, in addition to standard treatment, improves the outcome considerably. (Source: Contact Dermatitis)

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May 21, 2015 12:26PM

Successful treatment of subcorneal pustular dermatosis with maxacalcitol

(Source: Clinical And Experimental Dermatology)

May 21, 2015 10:52AM

PAS: Use high-dose acyclovir to treat HSV-infected infants

SAN DIEGO ? Infants given high-dose acyclovir for the treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections experienced a number of adverse reactions, including seizure, hypotension, and thrombocytopenia, according to the results of a new study, but it is unclear if the root cause of these events is... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Amelanotic Vulvar Melanoma: A Case Report

Abstract: A 14-year-old girl stated that she has vulvar pruritus, pain, and bleeding and underwent a complete gynecological evaluation during which a suspicious 2-cm achromic lesion on her vulva was observed. Initially, it was suspected to be a pyogenic granuloma, in relation to the patient's age. A biopsy was taken, and a histopathological diagnosis of amelanotic mucosal melanoma was made. Pyogenic granuloma is a reactive hyperproliferation vascular response to trauma or other stimuli. It predominantly occurs in the second decade of life in young females, in relation to the vascular effects of female hormones. Primary mucosal melanoma is a rare and aggressive neoplasm, characterized by a higher aggressiveness and a worse prognosis than her cutaneous counterpart. The female genital tract i...

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Delayed Onset of the Jarisch?Herxheimer Reaction in Doxycycline-Treated Disease: A Case Report and Review of its Histopathology and Implications for Pathogenesis

Abstract: The Jarisch?Herxheimer reaction (JHR) is a transient inflammatory syndrome triggered hours after the start of antibiotic treatment of spirochete infections, namely syphilis. Clinically, JHR manifests as an abrupt onset of constitutional symptoms and exacerbation of cutaneous lesions that resolve without intervention. JHR's pathogenesis is unclear and it is histopathologically rarely reported. Herein, the authors report a 47-year-old woman, with solitary erythema migrans and positive Lyme disease serology, who presented for medical care 14 days after commencement of doxycycline therapy. She complained of malaise, facial flushing, gingival erythema, and acquisition of additional plaques characterized by swelling, increased erythema, pruritus, and exfoliative scale. Punch biopsies...

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Amelanotic Melanoma Mimicking an Atypical Fibrohistiocytic Lesion

No abstract available (Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology)

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Primary Cutaneous Spindle Cell B-Cell Lymphoma of Follicle Origin Mimicking Acne Rosacea

We report a case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with a well-defined erythematous plaque with 2 nodular, nontender nonscaling nonulcerated lesions on her right cheek mimicking acne rosacea. Microscopic examination revealed a tumor mainly centered in the reticular dermis and mostly composed of spindle-shaped large B lymphocytes exhibiting bizarre shapes with ?boomerang-like? or ?spermatozoa-like? appearance. The immunohistochemical staining demonstrated neoplastic lymphocytes positive for CD20, CD79?, and BCL-6, and negative for CD3, CD43, CD10, BCL-2, and MUM-1. These results supported the diagnosis of a follicle center B-cell lymphoma with spindle cells. Although this rare variant of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma is not included in the recent WHO?EORTC classification, ...

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Pruritic Red Papules of the Right Flank

No abstract available (Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology)

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May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Specific Skin Infiltration as First Sign of Localized Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma Involving an Epitrochlear Node

We present a 44-year-old man with erythematous indurate papules and plaques in the right forearm and arm where skin biopsy showed an HL. He also has an enlarged epitrochlear node, and later histopathologic study confirmed the diagnosis of HL subtype?mixed cellularity. Immunohistochemical stains in both biopsies showed that the atypical cells were positive for CD30 and CD15, and negative for CD20 and CD3. PAX5 stained the nuclei of the atypical large lymphoid cells weakly and Oct-2 staining was negative in the atypical cells. EBER and LMP1 protein were negative in both biopsies. Epitrochlear involvement in HL, like in our case, is a rare event ( (Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology)

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Perineural and Intraneural Invasion Associated With Hyalinized Tumor Nodules: A Diagnostic Pitfall and Review of the Literature

We report a case of a common tumor with an uncommon finding. A 57-year-old white man presented with paresthesias and a new lesion at the site of a previously resected squamous cell carcinoma. At the time of case review, present deep in the dermis, were large hyalinized tumor nodules. These nodules could have easily have been dismissed as sclerotic tumor nodules or fibrotic in-transit metastases. With the clinical history in mind, these nodules were further investigated by immunohistochemistry and reviewed in conjunction with the Mohs frozen section slides. These nodules were subsequently diagnosed as significant peri- and intraneural invasion. This extremely unusual presentation of PNI is a potential diagnostic pitfall that is potentially under-recognized by dermatopathologists but crucial...

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Metastatic Melanoma in Association With a Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus in an Adult: Controversial CGH Findings

We report the case of a 22-year-old woman with a nodule arising in a GCMN and with an axillary mass suggesting a nodal metastasis of melanoma, and discuss the unusual clinical, histopathologic, and molecular findings that make this case particularly interesting. (Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology)

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Pruritic Red Papules on the Right Flank: Challenge

No abstract available (Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology)

May 21, 2015 08:07AM

Pediatric Aleukemic Leukemia Cutis: Report of 3 Cases and Review of the Literature

We present 3 cases of ALC in pediatric patients. (Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology)

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