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Iranian Journal of Dermatology is an international, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal coping with original research contributing to the field of dermatology. Iranian Journal of Dermatology  is the official Journal of the Iranian Society of Dermatology (http://www.irsod.net)  aiming to be a publication of international repute that serves as a medium for dissemination and exchange of scientific knowledge in the field of dermatology. Our aim is to publish peer-reviewed articles of current international interest in the form of original articles, review articles, case reports, quizzes and letters in all aspects of dermatology including dermatopathology, procedural dermatology, epidemiologic studies and clinical dermatology.


Open Access Policy

All articles published by Iranian Journal of Dermatology are made immediately available worldwide under an open access policy.

Review Article
2. Phototherapy in dermatology: care, concerns and best practice amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Smitha S Prabhu; Sathish Ballambat Pai; Manasa Narayan Kayarkatte

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 2-8


  Phototherapy is an essential and useful therapeutic procedure wherein the properties of ultraviolet light are used to cure certain dermatological conditions like psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. This is usually an office-based procedure dependent on the accurate use of sophisticated phototherapy ...  Read More

Review Article
3. Systemic retinoids in the COVID-19 era – are they helpful, safe, or harmful? a comprehensive systematized review

Afsaneh Sadeghzadeh-Bazargan; Elham Behrangi; Azadeh Goodarzi

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 9-12


  Nowadays, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has become a global health problem and, given the high mortality and transmission rate of this infection and the lack of approved or specific treatments for it so far, the exploitation of the potentials of existing drugs is of paramount importance, ...  Read More

Review Article
4. Cytokine storm and probable role of immunoregulatory drugs in COVID-19: a comprehensive review

Afsaneh Sadeghzadeh-Bazargan; Elham Behrangi; Azadeh Goodarzi

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 13-18


  The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently the most important global health problem. Due to its pandemic state and high mortality rate, it is critical to find useful interventions that reduce the mortality rate and boost patient survival. Since there is no specific antiviral treatment for the ...  Read More

Review Article
5. COVID-19 pandemic and dermatoethics

Alireza Khatami; Pegeen Walsh

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 19-23


  The World Health Organization characterized the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. According to official reports, over 12,300,000 individuals have caught the disease globally ...  Read More

Review Article
6. Application of Indian medicinal herbs for skin problems following safety measures against COVID-19

Kuntal Das

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 24-37


  The daily work plan of the human has changed dramatically due to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The viral infection was first detected in Wuhan, China, and was first transmitted via the bat as a zoonotic disease that was confirmed in December 2019. On 30th January 2020, ...  Read More

Review Article
7. COVID-19 and cutaneous vasculopathy: what is known?

Alireza Heiran; Farhad Handjani; Nasrin Saki; Maryam Rezaee

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 38-53


  The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and possesses a tropism for multiple organs. In this systematic review, we put together all relevant papers to assess the link between COVID-19 infection and acral ...  Read More

Review Article
8. Dermatological concerns of healthcare workers (HCWs) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Shivam Goyal; Smitha S Prabhu; M Mukhyaprana Prabhu

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 54-59


  At present, the whole world is going through the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is taking its toll on healthcare workers (HCWs) as well as patients. In fact, HCWs are not only at risk of acquiring the disease but also suffer from various problems related to prolonged work in a stressful ...  Read More

Case Report
9. Skin manifestations in three cases of COVID-19 infection from Iran and a narrative literature review

Mohammad Shahidi Dadras; Sahar Dadkhahfar; Ayda Bahmanjahromi; Hannane Seifian; Fahimeh Abdollahimajd

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 60-66


  The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a worldwide pandemic. In addition to pulmonary symptoms, reports of the involvement of other organs such as the skin are being published. We present the cases of three COVID-19 patients who presented with cutaneous manifestations ...  Read More

Short Communication
10. Exploring the efficacy of the Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP) vaccine in reducing the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Santoshdev Rathod; Raju G Chaudhary; Tarun Narang

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 67-70


  Vaccine makers are racing to develop COVID-19 vaccines and have advanced ten candidates into clinical trials. However, vaccine development is typically a lengthy process. A number of immuneresponse modifiers have also been explored for their efficacy in the management of COVID-19. In this ...  Read More

Short Communication
11. Practices for a safe dermatology clinic in the COVID and post-COVID eras

Sanjeev Gupta; Ajinkya Gujrathi; Aastha Sharma; sunita Gupta

Volume 23, Suppl.1(COVID-19) , 2020, Pages 71-73


  The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for outpatient departments and hospitals to function normally. This has caused many patients to suffer due to a lack of regular follow-ups, with the unchecked progression of their disease further adding to their morbidity. With the advent ...  Read More

1. The effect of metformin in the treatment of intractable and late onset acne: a comparison with oral isotretinoin

Behrangi Elham; Sadeghi Somayeh; Sadeghzadeh-Bazargan Afsaneh; Goodarzi Azadeh; Ghassemi Mohammadreza; Sepasgozar Saba; Rohaninasab Masoomeh

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, , Pages 47-52


  Background: Insulin resistance and increased insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 with consequent mammalian target of rapamycin complex (mTORC) 1 overexpression is responsible for acne pathogenesis, especially in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Metformin is shown to improve acne as an adjunct ...  Read More

2. Comparison between the therapeutic effect of microneedling versus tretinoin in patients with comedonal acne: a randomized clinical trial

Golnaz Mehran; Saba Sepasgozar; Masoomeh Rohaninasab; Azadeh Goodarzi; Mohammadreza Ghassemi; Mahrokh Fotooei; Elham Behrangi

Volume 22, Issue 3 , 2019, , Pages 87-91


  Background: Microneedling has been shown to be a clinically effective and safe treatment for comedonal acne vulgaris. The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical effectof microneedling and the most commonly used topical drug, tretinoin, in the treatment of comedonal acne.Methods: ...  Read More

3. Carotid doppler ultrasound evaluation in patients with lichen planus

Zeinab Aryanian; Hosein Shahabandaz; Meysam Abdollahzadeh Sangrody; Azar Shirzadian; Soodabeh Tirgartabari; Ali Bijani; Shabnam Fahim; Ifa Etesami; Arghavan Azizpour; Azadeh Goodarzi

Volume 22, Issue 4 , 2020, , Pages 133-138


  Background: Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with an increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to evaluate patients with lichen planus using carotid Doppler ultrasound parameters.Methods: Forty patients with lichen ...  Read More

4. Comparison of COX2 expression in radiation induced basal cell carcinoma and non-radiation induced basal cell carcinoma

Yalda Nahidi; Naser Tayyebi Meibodi; Amir Hossein Jafarian; Habibollah Esmaily; Elham Pishnamaz

Volume 22, Issue 4 , 2020, , Pages 123-128


  Background: Radiation-induced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) can be multiple, large, and recurring, which complicates its treatment in some cases. According to reports on the role of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) inhibitors in the treatment or prevention of non-melanoma skin cancers and considering ...  Read More

5. Smoking, alcohol consumption and substance abuse in patients with psoriasis: a cross-sectional study

Robabeh Abedini; Vahideh Lajevardi; Maryam Nasimi; Zahra Hallaji; Mahtab Darvish

Volume 22, Issue 3 , 2019, , Pages 92-96


  Background: The role of smoking and alcohol consumption in the pathogenesis of psoriasis is well-known; however, certain published studies have focused on the relationship between substance abuse and psoriasis. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of tobacco ...  Read More

Iranian Society of Dermatology

  Farhad Handjani

Founding Editor:
  Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
  Nasrin Saki

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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