Volume 25 (2022)
Volume 24 (2021)
Volume 23 (2020)
Volume 22 (2019)
Volume 21 (2018)
Volume 20 (2017)
Volume 19 (2016)
Volume 18 (2015)
Volume 17 (2014)
Volume 16 (2013)
Volume 15 (2012)
Volume 14 (2011)
Volume 13 (2010)
Volume 12 (2009)
Volume 11 (2008)
Volume 10 (2007)
Volume 9 (2006)
Volume 8 (2005)
Volume 7 (2004)
Volume 6 (2002)
Volume 5 (2002)
Volume 4 (2000)
Volume 3 (1999)
Volume 2 (1998)
Volume 1 (1997)


Number of Volumes 26
Number of Issues 112
Number of Articles 1,110
Article View 196,556
PDF Download 227,763
View Per Article 177.08
PDF Download Per Article 205.19
Reject Rate 54
Acceptance Rate 29




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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All articles published by the Iranian Journal of Dermatology are made immediately available worldwide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License policy.

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Original Article
Update of the diagnosis and treatment of urticaria: Iranian Society of Dermatology clinical practice guideline

Amirhoushang Ehsani; Alireza Firooz; Arezou Jam Manesh; Amirali Jahanshahi; Elnaz Khosravani; vahide Lajevardi; Parvin Mansouri; Mansour Nassiri Kashani; Reza M Robati; Zahra Saffarian

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 163-184


  Urticaria is a frequent and difficult-to-treat skin condition, described as temporary erythematous, raised, and itchy skin lesions (wheals) brought on by dilated blood vessels, elevated local blood flow, and increased vascular permeability. It can occur alone or in conjunction with angioedema. Urticaria ...  Read More

Original Article
Characteristics of patients admitted to a dermatology emergency unit in Tehran, Iran, during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sina Shahabi; Ifa Etesami; Amirhossein Shahabi; Yasamin Kalantari; Robabeh Abedini; Maryam Daneshpazhooh

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 185-192


  Background: With the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many people were affected worldwide.This study evaluated patients’ characteristics and skin diseases at a Dermatology Emergency Unit (DEU) of a university skin hospital in Tehran, Iran, during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...  Read More

Original Article
Value of adding betamethasone pulse therapy to methotrexate in treating patients with psoriasis

Ali Asilian; Fariba Iraji; Saba Khalilian; Zabihollah Shahmoradi; Mina Saber

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 193-198


  Background: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease with unclear pathophysiology. Although diverse medications have been applied, a paucity of knowledge is accessible regarding the use of corticosteroids for psoriasis management. We evaluated the efficacy of corticosteroid pulse therapy ...  Read More

Original Article
Pilomatricoma: histopathologic evaluation of 100 cases and introduction of new features

Alireza Ghanadan; Kambiz Kamyab; Ali Nili; Hamidreza Mahmoudi; Vahidehsadat Azhari; Anahita Borzouei; Shirin Taraz Jamshidi

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 199-204


  Background: Pilomatricoma is a benign skin adnexal neoplasm. Various histological features are observed on microscopic examination. We aimed to evaluate this tumor’s demographic and histological features in detail.Methods: One hundred cases with a diagnosis of pilomatricoma were selected, and demographic ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of overall survival among patients suffering from cutaneous malignant melanoma

Fariba Abbasi; Yousef Roosta; Rahim Asghari; Amin Mesgari

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 205-212


  Background: Survival studies are needed in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) due to the growing incidence trend worldwide. We aimed to determine the survival trend in patients suffering from CMM, considering various demographic and tumor characteristics.Methods: In this descriptive-analytical ...  Read More

Original Article
Mucocutaneous manifestations of COVID-19: a prospective study of 100 patients in Iran

Fahimeh Abdollahimajd; Reem Diab; Hamideh Moravvej; Ayda Bahmanjahromi; Sahar Dadkhahfar; Azadeh Goodarzi; Afsaneh Sadeghzadeh Bazargan; Sayyed Mojtaba Nekooghadam; Mohammad Nikvar; Mohammad Shahidi Dadras

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 213-218


  Background: Cutaneous manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are not uncommon and can be the presenting sign of the disease. We aimed to investigate the cutaneous manifestations in COVID-19 patients.Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on COVID-19 patients referred to Shohada-e ...  Read More

Original Article
The association of lncRNA H19 rs217727 polymorphism with oral lichen planus in Shiraz, Iran

Jannan Ghapanchi; Maryam Zahed; Mohammad Javad Mokhtari; Mohammad Javad Fattahi; Fahimeh Rezazadeh; Nafiseh Moshtaghi

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 219-225


  Background: This study aimed to assess the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of lncRNA (long non-coding RNA) H19 rs217727 in patients with oral lichen planus (OLP) compared to controls.Methods: We collected 270 DNA samples of OLP cases and healthy individuals. We used the ARMS-PCR tetra primer for ...  Read More

Case Report
Atypical annular presentation of tufted angioma: a case report

Anchitha H; Pramod Kumar; Deepti Dsouza; Pooja K Suresh

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 226-228


  Tufted angioma is an uncommon vascular benign tumor of infancy or early childhood with slow and indolent growth. We report the case of a four-year-old boy with an asymptomatic annular lesion over the nape of the neck resembling granuloma annulare. Punch biopsy revealed multiple scattered vascular lobules ...  Read More

Case Report
A case of tegafur/gimeracil/oteracil (TS-1)-induced acral hyperpigmentation: correlation between histopathological features and dermoscopic findings

Yuichi Kurihara; Keiko Sakamoto-Tanegashima; Mitsuru Kinjo; Takeshi Nakahara; Masutaka Furue

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 229-231


  Dermoscopy helps detect melanoma on the acral volar skin. A parallel ridge pattern is one of the characteristic dermoscopic findings of melanoma but is also seen in benign lesions, including drug-induced hyperpigmentation. Histological examination is therefore necessary for definitive diagnosis. A 74-year-old ...  Read More

Case Report
Clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis during the COVID-19 pandemic

Beatrice Raone; Filippo Viviani; Marco Fusconi; Luigi Muratori

Volume 26, Issue 4 , December 2023, Pages 232-236


  We report a case of clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) with anti-MDA5 positivity associated with rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease. The analogies between CADM-associated interstitial lung disease and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia may hinder the diagnosis and delay ...  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

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

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

Iranian Society of Dermatology

Ghasem Rahmatpour Rokni

Founding Editor:
Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
Nasrin Saki

Frequency: Quarterly

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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