Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo (ACTA DERMATOVENER CR)

Publisher: Hrvatsko dermatološko društvo

Current impact factor: 0.43

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.431
2013 Impact Factor 0.581
2012 Impact Factor 0.481
2011 Impact Factor 0.36
2010 Impact Factor 0.272
2009 Impact Factor 0.461

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.60
Cited half-life 5.40
Immediacy index 0.02
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.13
Other titles ADC
ISSN 1330-027X
OCLC 32363382
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo
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    ABSTRACT: Acne is a common skin disorder characterized by follicular hyperkeratinization and obstruction of the pilosebaceous follicles, androgen stimulated sebum production, colonization of the follicles by Propionibacterium acne, and inflammation. A large number of epidemiological studies have shown a low incidence of acne in non-Western societies, suggesting that diet might be an important factor in acne pathogenesis, particularly in mediating inflammation, oxidative stress and androgen stimulation in the acne process. Consequently, it has been hypothesized that diet might have a preventive or therapeutic effect in this skin disorder. Since the majority of recent data have not been consistent, the aim of this article is to present current knowledge and scientific assumptions on the relationship between diet and acne.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo
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    ABSTRACT: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic skin disease in children that may affect their quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to assess QoL in children in Montenegro with moderate to severe AD. A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Clinic of Dermatology and Venereology, Clinical Center of Montenegro, Podgorica, between January and December 2014. The study group included 200 children (97 boys and 103 girls) with the diagnosis of AD. The Infants' Dermatitis Quality of Life Index (IDQOL) and the Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI) were used to determine QoL for 90 infants (<4 years old) and 110 children (4-16 years old), respectively. Severity of disease was measured by the three-item severity (TIS) score. The mean scores were 14.38 +/- 5.57 for IDQOL and 18.43 +/- 4.88 for CDLQI. A positive correlation was observed between AD clinical severity (TIS) and all the items of IDQOL with Spearman's correlation coefficient (rho) ranging from 0.31 to 0.74, and between AD clinical severity and all domains of CDLQI (p=0.31-0.69). The impact of AD on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was more severe for younger girls, but only in some domains (IDQOL), and for older boys (CDLQI). The linguistically validated Serbian versions of both IDQOL and CDLQI questionnaires showed good internal consistency with Cronbach's alpha values of 0.88 and 0.73, respectively. In conclusion, our results demonstrate that AD has a great impact on QoL. A positive correlation between clinical severity and quality of life was seen.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo
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    ABSTRACT: Calponin is an actin filament-associated protein significantly involved in the regulation of the cellular motility. Some data have indicated that overproduction of calponin in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin may be responsible for local tumor invasiveness and more aggressive biological behavior. We studied the immunohistochemical expression of calponin in a set of cutaneous BCCs, in order to clarify whether the presence of calponin in cancer cells may be a predictor of invasive tumor growth. The study group consisted of 37 primary BCCs categorized into a non-infiltrative subgroup (5 superficial, 16 nodular subtypes) and infiltrative subgroup (9 nodular-infiltrative, 7 infiltrative subtypes). A specific monoclonal antibody against calponin was used for staining. Expression of calponin in tumor tissue was found in 72.9% (27/37) of the cases, though staining intensity was relatively weak. In superficial, nodular, nodular-infiltrative, and infiltrative BCC subtypes, calponin positivity was found in 80% (4/5), 75% (12/16), 66.7% (6/9), and 71.5% (5/7), respectively. We did not confirm a significant correlation between expression of calponin and given, non-infiltrative, and infiltrative BCC subgroups. Furthermore, we found seven BCCs (18.9%) with striking immunoreactivity for calponin in adjacent peritumorous stroma. There was a significant association between stromal immunoreactivity for calponin and tumor growth histomorphology being positive only in BCCs with infiltrative growth features. Our study has shown that neoplastic cells in cutaneous BCC commonly produce calponin regardless of histological subtype. Expression of calponin in tumor tissue was not associated with the aggressive tumor phenotype. However, since some BCCs with infiltrative growth patterns strongly expressed calponin in peritumorous stroma, this finding could more reliably reflect the biological behavior of cancer and should be better explained in the future.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo
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    ABSTRACT: The geriatric population is continuously growing, which leads to more aged patients being admitted to dermatology clinics. The aim of this study is to determine the dermatological complaints of the elderly attending a dermatology outpatient clinic. All of the patients aged 65 years and older admitted to our dermatology outpatient clinic over a 1-year period were included. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to their ages as group I (65-74 years) and group II (≥75 years). The patients were asked about their dermatologic complaints. A total of 240 geriatric patients attended to the dermatology outpatient clinic over a 1-year period. Overall, the five most frequent dermatologic complaints of the patients were eczematous dermatitis (21.7%), pruritus (19.6%), fungal infections (16.7%), precancerous and malignant lesions (9.6%), and bacterial infections (7.1%). The most frequent types of eczematous dermatitis were asteatotic eczema (26.9%), neurodermatitis (26.9%), and stasis dermatitis (17.3%). Among fungal infections, the most frequent was tinea pedis (62.5%), followed by onychomycosis (32.5%) and tinea versicolor (5.0%). The most common precancerous lesion was actinic keratosis (78.3%). Bacterial infections encountered were pyoderma (58.8%), cellulitis (23.5%), and erythrasma (17.6%). Most of the skin problems in the elderly are preventable or treatable, so proper skin care and treatment of skin diseases should be emphasized in general health care for the elderly. © 2015, Croatian Dermatovenerological Society. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo
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    ABSTRACT: Tinea incognita is a dermatophytic infection that is difficult to diagnose, usually modified by inappropriate topical or systemic corticosteroid therapy. We report an extensive case of tinea incognita caused by the zoophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes (var. granulosa) in a 49-year-old female patient with CREST (Calcinosis; Raynaud phenomenon; Esophageal involvement; Sclerodactyly; Teleangiectasia) syndrome. Immunocompromised patients, as well as patients with keratinization disorders, seem to be especially susceptible to dermatophytic infections with atypical clinical presentation that is sometimes bizarre and difficult to recognize. Therefore, close monitoring and mycological skin examination is recommended in order to avoid misdiagnosis and to give the patient the best chance of recovery. © 2015, Croatian Dermatovenerological Society. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo
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    ABSTRACT: Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma and accounts for approximately 50% of all lymphomas arising primarily in the skin. The three types of MF lesions are patches, plaques, and tumors, according to which the disease is traditionally divided into three clinical stages. The clinical course can be protracted and take years or decades. In the final stage, MF evolves to a systemic form of the disease. Nodular prurigo (NP) is still a condition of unknown etiology characterized by papulonodular eruption and intense pruritus. Multiple diseases, including dermatological, systemic, and psychiatric diseases, have been assumed to cause NP. Pruritic skin lesions have been known to precede clinically evident B and T cell lymphomas for years. In the literature, pruritus and NP have been reported in patients affected by systemic Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Only two cases of cutaneous lymphoma as underlying disease in patients with PN have been reported in the literature. We report a rare case of a patient with concomitant non-Hodgkin skin lymphoma – MF and NP. Our female patient with a 10-year history of MF stage IIb during the last three years had been presenting for regular check-up with itchy, newly formed, rarely disseminated nodules 5-8 mm in diameter on the forearms and lower legs. Sharply limited erythematosquamous, slightly infiltrated foci (as part of MF as the underlying disease) were visible on the trunk and extremities. Extracutaneous involvement of MF was excluded. We performed a biopsy on a nodule from the lower leg to rule out tumor stage MF; the biopsy confirmed NP. We conclude that prurigo nodules should not be confused with tumor stage MF. NP is a therapeutic challenge for any dermatologist. Any underlying diseases should be treated first. © 2015, Croatian Dermatovenerological Society. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo
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    ABSTRACT: The use of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (EGFRI) for the treatment of solid tumors is increasing due to elevated expression of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) in the stimulation of tumor development. EGFR inhibitors have shown to be effective in the treatment of neoplasms of the head, neck, colon, and lung. Inhibition of EGFR may cause cutaneous reactions in more than 50% of patients. The most common skin manifestations are papulopustular lesions in the seborrhoeic areas (upper torso, face, neck, and scalp). Other cutaneous side effects include xerosis and hair and nail changes. The onset of eruption is usually within one to three weeks after starting therapy, although in some cases it may occur much later. All dermatologic side effects are reversible and generally resolve after adequate therapy. However, for a minority of patients side effects are severe and intolerable, demanding dose reduction or even interruption of therapy. A positive correlation has been demonstrated between the degree of cutaneous toxicity and the antitumor response. For dermatologists the goal is to provide treatment of symptoms, so that the patient may continue to benefit from the EGFRI therapy. However, frequent cutaneous manifestations, even though related to a better antitumor response, may limit use of the therapy considering the interference with patient quality of life. Early management of cutaneous side effects of EGFRI may prevent severe, extensive symptoms, the need for dose reduction, or antitumor therapy interruption. This indicates a dermatologist should play a role in early stages of treatment. © 2015, Croatian Dermatovenerological Society. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo

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    ABSTRACT: Syringomas are benign tumors of adnexal origin, and eruptive syringoma is an extremely rare subtype. In this paper, we present a case of a unusual occurrence of eruptive syringoma in 66-year old woman that includes clinical and pathohistological findings and the review of the clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment options.
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    ABSTRACT: Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, neutrophilic ulcerative skin disease of unknown etiology often associated with an underlying systemic disease. We present a case of a pyoderma gangrenosum that was initially misdiagnosed and treated as squamous cell carcinoma in another hospital. Multiple surgical treatments triggered postoperative exacerbations and further rapid progression of the lesions. History of pathergy, clinical findings, and histopathological features examined at our Department indicated pyoderma gangrenosum. The diagnosis was confirmed by excluding other diseases that could cause similar-appearing cutaneous lesions. No associated underlying disease was determined. After the diagnosis was confirmed, corticosteroid therapy was initiated until complete remission of ulcerations.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo