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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.


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Original Article
Dermoscopy findings in basal cell carcinoma: a case series in III-IV Fitzpatrick skin-type population

Juan Raul Castro-Ayarza; Luisa Fernanda Montenegro

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 193-198


  Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) represents nearly 80% ofcutaneous malignancies. Dermoscopy is a useful tool to increasethe precision of diagnosis, but its findings for BCC are mainlydescribed in patients from Europe, the US, and Australia. BCCdermoscopy patterns are not fully known in patients ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity and alopecia areata in children with atopic dermatitis

Saman Mohammadi; Maryam Khalili; Mahin Aflatoonian; Rezvan Amiri; Zahra Sharif; Saeedeh Farajzadeh; Azadeh Mohebbi

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 199-203


  Background: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing inflammatoryskin disease that has possible associations with other diseases suchas allergic conditions, autoimmune skin diseases, and systemicdiseases. We evaluated the prevalence of alopecia areata andthyroid autoimmunity in children with atopic dermatitis.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of personality traits of patients with alopecia areata according to a five-factor model

Bita Kiafar; Vahideh Sabeti; Farhad Faridhoseini; Lida Jarahi; Samaneh Salamian

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 204-209


  Background: Alopecia areata is one of the most common causesof hair loss. In this study, the personality traits and stress levelsof patients with alopecia areata were assessed and comparedwith a control group based on the NEO Five-Factor Inventory(FFI) and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) questionnaires.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of the effects of curcumin nanoliposomes on viability and motility of fibroblast cells and burn wound healing in mice: an in vivo and in vitro study

Mohamad Afshar; Mahmoudreza Jafari; Mohamadmehdi Hasanzadeh Taheri; Mohsen Khorashadizadeh; Hamide Taheri Olyayie

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 210-220


  Background: Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is one of the mostactive components of turmeric. This herbal compound has antiinflammatoryand positive wound-healing impacts. The principalobjective of this study was to evaluate the impacts of curcuminnanoliposomes on cell viability and motility of mouse fibroblastNIH ...  Read More

Original Article
Efficacy assessment of topical brimonidine 0.33% in the treatment of rosacea in Middle Eastern patients with darker skin types

Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi; Aniseh Samadi; Fatemeh Samii; Chao Yuan; Alireza Firooz

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 221-229


  Background: Brimonidine tartrate is an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist approved for treating rosacea. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of a brimonidine gel in rosacea patients with skin types III and IV. Methods: This study was a phase II before-after clinical study in 20 patients ...  Read More

Review Article
COVID-19, new-onset alopecia, and gender distribution: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zahra Akbari; Mohammad Shafie'ei; Nastaran Sarvipour; Mohadese Ahmadzade; Hamidreza Rouientan; Saeedeh Farajzadeh; Najmeh Ahramiyanpour

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 230-239


  Background: Among many coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)integumentary system involvements, alopecia is one of the leastinvestigated. This disorder has been reported in many individualswho have suffered from varying severities of COVID-19. Weaimed to systematically review studies evaluating the onset ...  Read More

Review Article
A systematic review on mucocutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in children

Farnoosh Seirafianpour; Farzaneh Mashayekhi; Milad Dodangeh; Forough Seifi Gharabaghloo; Masoud Pourghahramani Koltapeh; Ali Jamshidi Naeini; Rohollah Valizadeh; Davood Lakestani; Samaneh Mozafarpoor; Azadeh Goodarzi

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 240-281


  Background: About 20% of patients with coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) present with mucocutaneous eruptions. Earlyskin or dermatological manifestations can help pediatriciansprevent the spread of the disease by suspecting COVID-19 inasymptomatic or minimally symptomatic patients.Methods: PubMed, Scopus, ...  Read More

Case Report
Disseminated linear porokeratosis: a case report and literature review

Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan; Iswarya Arumugam; Vijayasankar Palaniappan

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 282-284


  Porokeratosis is a heterogeneous group of keratinization disorderswith an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. The etiology andpathogenesis of this disease have not been completely elucidated.The porokeratosis clinically presents with a characteristic prominentperipheral ridge and central dell. The ...  Read More

Case Report
Giant pigmented Bowen’s disease arising from seborrheic keratosis: morphology, dermoscopy, and surgical management with split-skin grafting

Jaspriya Sandhu; Sunil Kumar Gupta; Shriya Garg; Sheerin Shah; Bhavna Garg

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 285-289


  Bowen’s disease (BD) is an in situ squamous cell carcinoma ofthe skin. Pigmented Bowen’s disease (pBD) is a rare variant,representing less than 2% of all BD cases. We report a case ofGiant pBD arising from seborrheic keratosis in a 65-year-old man.The dermoscopy showed a scaly surface, structureless ...  Read More

Case Report
Acquired digital fibrokeratoma, a rare fibrous skin tumor: a case report and literature review

Jaspriya Sandhu; Sunil Kumar Gupta; Navneet Kaur; Aditi Bansal; Bhavna Garg

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 290-295


  Acquired digital fibrokeratoma (ADFK) is a rare benign fibroustissue tumor that occurs over the extremities, predominantly inthe periungual area. We report a case of ADFK over the digitof the right hand presenting as a finger-like growth; the base ofthe lesion showed a collarette of scales. The lesion ...  Read More

Case Report
Tuberculous chancre in the present-day scenario: a case report

Vijayasankar Palaniappan; Gowtham Saravanan; Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 296-299


  Cutaneous tuberculosis is an extrapulmonary form of tuberculosischaracterized by distinct clinical and histopathologicalpresentations. Tuberculous chancre, a form of primary inoculationtuberculosis, primarily affects individuals with no natural oracquired immunity against the tubercle bacilli. It is ...  Read More

Case Report
A resistant case of subcorneal pustular dermatosis with an excellent long-lasting response to adalimumab

Maryam Sadat Sadati; Ladan Dastgheib; Seyed Sajjad Tabei; Negin Fazelzadeh Haghighi; Maryam Hadibarhaghtalab

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 300-302


  Sneddon-Wilkinson disease, also known as subcorneal pustulardermatosis (SPD), is a relapsing pustular dermatosis of unknownetiology. The vesiculopustules typically present on the trunkand intertriginous areas. The mainstay of SPD treatment isdapsone; second-line therapies include corticosteroids and ...  Read More

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

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

Lichen planus pigmentosus successfully treated with conventional CO2 laser resurfacing

Ramin Radmanesh; Mohammad Radmanesh

Volume 23, Issue 3 , October 2020, , Pages 125-128


  Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) develops as an asymptomatic and dusky pigmentation of the facial skin with no effective treatment. Herein we report a 54-year-old lady with clinical and histopathologic confirmation of LPP who was scheduled to be treated with CO2 laser resurfacing. ...  Read More

Comparison of the efficacy of 2% ketoconazole shampoo vs. 2% climbazole shampoo in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor

Rezvan Amiri; Ziba Omidvand; Saman Mohammadi; Maryam Khalili; Mahin Aflatoonian

Volume 24, Issue 4 , December 2021, , Pages 300-305


  Background: Pityriasis versicolor is a recurrent non-inflammatory superficial fungal infection. Application of antifungal shampoo is a simple treatment modality for pityriasis versicolor that can be used on an extensive surface area. Currently, there is no study to evaluate the efficacy of climbazole ...  Read More

Comparison of effectiveness between Ketoconazole 2% and Selenium Sulfide 2.5% shampoos in the treatment of Tinea Versicolor

H Ansarin; Gh.H Ghaffar Pour

Volume 8, Issue 2 , 2005, , Pages 93-96

  Background: Tinea versicolor is a common superficial mycosis, which is caused by lipophilic yeasts, malessezia furfur. It is a chronic and recurrent skin disease. It occurs most commonly in young post-pubertal people and in hot and humid climates (North and south provinces of Iran). Objective: Comparison ...  Read More

Iranian Society of Dermatology

Farhad Handjani

Founding Editor:
Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
Nasrin Saki

Frequency: Quarterly

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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