Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual is an international, peer reviewed, PubMed-indexed, open access journal that publishes articles covering practical and conceptual aspects of all fields related to dermatology, including diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and epidemiology. Dermatology Practical & Conceptual is published quarterly. At this time, there is no submission fee and no page charges for the Journal.


Basal cell carcinoma: variation in invasion depth by subtype, sex, and anatomic site in 4,565 cases

The depth of invasion by basal cell carcinoma (BCC) subtypes varies.

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Onychoscopy: an observational study in 237 patients from the Kashmir Valley of North India

Nail disorders comprise approximately10% of all dermatological conditions. Because diagnosis is not always possible by clinical means alone, additional diagnostic procedures may be required at times. Dermoscopy of nails (onychoscopy) has shown promising results in diagnosing various nail disorders and also avoids time-consuming investigations such as culture and biopsy.

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Current Issue

2018 Volume 8, No. 4 | October

In this issue of Dermatology Practical & Conceptual, Ormerod et al report on "Dermoscopy features of acquired reactive perforating collagenosis: a case series".








New trends in botulinum toxin use in dermatology

Stefania Guida, Francesca Farnetani, Steven P. Nisticò, Caterina Giorgio Mariarosaria, Graziella Babino, Giovanni Pellacani, Elisabetta Fulgione

Clinicopathologically problematic melanocytic tumors: a case-based review

Zoe Apalla, Christina Nikolaidou, Aimilios Lallas, Elena Sotiriou, Elizabeth Lazaridou, Ioannis Venizelos, Mattheos Bobos, Efstratios Vakirlis, Demetrios Ioannides, Gerardo Ferrara


Subclinical oral involvement in patients with endemic pemphigus foliaceus

Ana Maria Abreu-Velez, Michael S. Howard, Hector Jose Lambraño Padilla, Sergio Tobon-Arroyave

The potential roles of herpesvirus and cytomegalovirus in the exacerbation of pemphigus vulgaris

Fariba Mohammadi, Zahra Khalili, Sayed Mahdi Marashi, Amirhoushang Ehsani, Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Majid Teymoori-Rad, Kamran Balighi, Ahmad Nejati, Shohreh Shahmahmoodi, Shima Izadidakhrabadi, Hamidreza Mahmoudi, Pedram Noormohammadpour

Potential applications of topical oxygen therapy in dermatology

Luigi Bennardo, Ester Del Duca, Stefano Dastoli, Giusy Schipani, Elisabetta Scali, Martina Silvestri, Steven Nisticò

Differentiation of pityriasis rubra pilaris from plaque psoriasis by dermoscopy

Abhijeet Kumar Jha, Aimilios Lallas, Sidharth Sonthalia, Deepak Jakhar, Uday K. Udayan, R. K. P. Chaudhary

Basal cell carcinoma: variation in invasion depth by subtype, sex, and anatomic site in 4,565 cases

John H. Pyne, Esther Myint, Elizabeth M. Barr, Simon P. Clark, Ruihang Hou

Impact of clinical and personal data in the dermoscopic differentiation between early melanoma and atypical nevi

Linda Tognetti, Elisa Cinotti, Elvira Moscarella, Francesca Farnetani, Josep Malvehy, Aimilios Lallas, Giovanni Pellacani, Giuseppe Argenziano, Gabriele Cevenini, Pietro Rubegni

Degree of differentiation of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: a comparison between a Swedish cohort of organ transplant recipients and immunocompetent patients

Caroline Stenman, Helena Gonzalez, Martin Gillstedt, Göran Dellgren, Bengt Hasséus, Erik Holmberg, Helena Rexius, Jenny Öhman, John Paoli


A case of unilateral inflamed plaques with comedones of the face

Marco A. Chessa, Federica Filippi, Francesca Ferrara, Annalisa Patrizi, Carlotta Baraldi

Human papillomavirus in skin tags: a case series

Caterina Dianzani, Francesca Paolini, Claudio Conforti, Maria Silvestre, Francesca Flagiello, Aldo Venuti

Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis with psoriatic skin manifestations in a 12-year-old female

Andreas Epple, Judith Paffhausen, Christine Fink, Alexander Enk, Oliver Sedlaczek, Holger A. Haenssle

Challenging clinical diagnosis of 2 lesions on the back: dermoscopy gives the clue

Lucia Campos Muñoz, Alberto Conde-Taboada, Alejandro Fueyo-Casado, Eduardo Lopez-Bran

A tiny facial pigmented macule: overcoming the diagnostic challenge

Athanasios J. Stefanis, Zoe Apalla, Chryssoula Papageorgiou, Dimitrios Ioannides, Christina Nikolaidou, Aimilios Lallas

Early dermoscopic sign of folliculotropism in patients with mycosis fungoides

Ruzica Jurakic Toncic, Daniela Ledic Drvar, Mirna Bradamante, Jaka Rados, Sandra Jerkovic-Guln, Stefano Caccavale, Giuseppe Argenziano

A white-bluish plaque with rapid growth after palpation

Belén Lozano-Masdemont, Isabel Polimón-Olabarrieta, Berta Pérez-Tato, Cristina Diego-Hernández
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