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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.

Original Article
2. Different characteristics of early-onset vitiligo versus lateonset vitiligo

Akbar Mokhtarpour neilagh; Farzam Alizadeh; Mehdi Aghazadeh Barenji; Shahin Behrouz Sharif; Amin Sedokani

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 132-136


  Background: Vitiligo is an acquired disorder characterized by the selective destruction of melanocytes, culminating in white macules on the skin. It usually begins at an early age; however, late-onset vitiligo also may occur. The disease burden arising from the psychological effects, ...  Read More

Original Article
3. A study on lipid profile and apolipoprotein levels in psoriatic patients

Hiader Kadhim Alrubaye; Khalil Ismail Alhamdi; Jamal Ahmed Abdel Barry; Majid Hameed Alabbood

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 137-141


  Background: Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory, and proliferative disease. Previous studies have demonstrated that patients with psoriasis may have an increased risk of developingcoronary artery disease. High serum lipid levels have been suggested in the pathogenesis of this ...  Read More

Original Article
4. A comparison of the efficacy of 50% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) application and dermabrasion in patients with idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH): a pilot study

Amruta P. Dhotre; Sudhir P. Singh; Bhushan Madke; Adarshlata Singh; Sugat Jawade

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 142-149


  Background: Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) is characterized by discrete, multiple, round-to-oval hypopigmented macules of approximately 2-5 mm diameter, especially on the forearms and pretibial area,which increase in number with aging. Recent focus has been on therapeutic ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Frequency of depression in patients with acne vulgaris treated with short-course low dose oral isotretinoin

Nasim Niknezhad; Behnaz Hamedani; Abbas Zamanian; Reza Mahmoud Robati; Elnaz Hamedani

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 150-154


  Introduction: Acne vulgaris affects individuals of all ages, and isotretinoin is the most effective treatment available for this disease. However, serious adverse effects, including the possibility of depression and suicide, could limit its use. This study aimed to investigate the ...  Read More

Original Article
6. A study on the clinico-epidemiological profile of vitiligo patients and its association with endocrine, audiological and ocular abnormalities

Sonal Agarwala; Shashikant Malkud

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 155-162


  Background: Vitiligo is an acquired condition resulting from the progressive loss of melanocytes. It may be associated with disorders of pigmented tissues of the eyes and ears, and withdisorders of the endocrine organs. Aim: To study the clinico-demographic profile of vitiligo patientsand ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Correlation between serum α-MSH and vitamin D levels in vitiligo patients

Mohammad Ahmad Abdalla; Mohammad Shahatha Nayaf; Sura Zahim Hussein

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 163-167


  Background: Vitiligo is a skin disease caused by the destruction of melanocytes of the epidermis, leading to well-defined white patches that are often distributed symmetrically. The presentstudy aimed to determine the correlation relationship between the α-MSH and vitamin D serum levels among Iraqi ...  Read More

Review Article
8. Leech therapy in skin conditions from the viewpoints of Avicenna and modern medicine: Historical review, current applications, and future recommendations

Leili Amani; Fatemeh Fadaei; Mohammadreza Shams Ardakani; Mehran Mirabzadeh Ardakani; Seyede Nargess Sadati Lamardi; Laila Shirbeigi

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 168-175


  Background: Skin conditions are among the most common health problems worldwide and are associated with immense psychological, social, and financial burdens. Atopic dermatitis, alopecia, eczema, diabetic ulcers, and abscesses are common acute or chronic conditions, which are increasing ...  Read More

Case Report
9. Cranial vault tumor: malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor of the scalp

Mouna Rkhami; Ghassen Gader; Ahmed Maatoug; Bilel Loukil; Mohamed Badri; Ihsèn Zammel

Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2020, Pages 176-180


  Proliferating trichilemmal tumor (PTT) is a rare cutaneous tumor that mainly occurs in the scalp, eyelids, neck, and face of elderly women. In most cases, it is a unique, large, multi-lobulated, cystic lesion originating from a hair follicle. These tumors are mostly benign and are ...  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. 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

5. 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

Iranian Society of Dermatology

  Farhad Handjani

Founding Editor:
  Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
  Nasrin Saki

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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