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

Original Article
1. Validity and reliability of Persian Version of 12-Item Pruritus Severity Score Questionnaire in the Hemodialysis Patients with Uremic Pruritus

Paria Baharvand; Ayda Esmaeili; Mohammad Reza Abbasi; Soha Namazi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 73-79


  Background: The 12-Item Pruritus Severity Scale (12-PSS) is a multidimensional tool that evaluates pruritus intensity and duration along with an assessment of psychometric properties such as the patient´s mood, daily activities, and sleep pattern. Given its chronicity, uremic pruritus has a substantial ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Study of total serum immunoglobulin E level and prevalence of atopy in alopecia areata patients

Nadia Abdalhafid Elsherif; Salwa Abdalsalm El-Dibany; Azza SH Greiw

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 80-84


  Background: Alopecia areata (AA) is non-scarring hair loss. Its etiopathology is not fully known, most evidence considered AA an immunologically mediated disease. To compare serum levels of total immunoglobulin E (IgE) between AA patients and healthy subjects, and to assess whether AA is associated with ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Incomplete excision of basal cell carcinoma and its associated risk factors

Yalda Nahidi; Naser Tayyebi Meibodi; Habiballah Esmaeili; Zahra Tafazzoli

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 85-90


  Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin tumor. Surgical removal has remained the gold standard of treatment for BCC, but incomplete removal is an important clinical challenge. The goal of our study was to evaluate the incomplete excision of BCC and the factors affecting ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Efficacy and safety of carboxytherapy for treatment of striae: a clinical trial study

Yalda Nahidi; Elahe Abdali; Masoud Maleki; Azadeh Saki; Pouran Layegh

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 91-96


  Background: Striae is a common condition that is relatively difficult to treat. Recently, carboxytherapy was proposed as a treatment modality. This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of carboxytherapy in patients with striae. Methods: This was a pilot clinical study. Patients were treated ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Study of vitamin D deficiency in patients with alopecia areata attending a dermatology center in Iran

Robabe Abedini; Saeed Shakiba; Narges Ghandi; Farnaz Yazdaniamjad; Nazgol-Sadat Haddadi; Maryam Nasimi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 97-101


  Background: Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease involving the inflammation of hair follicles. In many autoimmune diseases, inadequate levels of vitamin D have been reported. We aimed to determine the association between vitamin D levels and AA. Methods: In this case-control study, 50 AA patients ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Therapeutic effect of bleomycin tattooing combined with trichloroacetic acid and shaving on treatment-resistant plantar warts

Ali Asilian; Zabihollah Shahmoradi; Shahryar Rahmani; Hossein Hafezi; Samaneh Mozafarpoor

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 102-109


  Background: Bleomycin is used for the treatment of warts. However, only its injected form can be used due to systemic use side effects, and plantar warts have a high recurrence rate following administration of bleomycin tattooing alone. To find an effective alternative with fewer side effects, we decided ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Association of functional dyspepsia with selected dermatology complaints and sleep disturbances based on traditional Persian medicine

Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi; Mahshad Shabani; Nasrin Saki; Shirin Rajabi; Thomas Rampp; Mehdi Pasalar

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 110-116


  Background: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Several documents in conventional medicine claim an association between FD, sleep disturbance, and some dermatological conditions, but there is still debate about these relationships. This study aimed to measure ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Genotype distribution of human papillomavirus in anogenital warts in Guilan province, northern Iran

Narges Alizadeh; Javad Golchai; Atefeh Ghanbari; Behrooz Golchai; Shirin Zaresharifi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 117-120


  Background: Anogenital warts are the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease worldwide and are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 different types of HPV, of which certain types make the patient more susceptible to malignant neoplasms. This study aimed to determine the frequencies ...  Read More

Original Article
9. Thermal therapy with radiofrequency for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma: a pilot study

Leila I Izadi Firouzabadi; Hamidreza Mahmoudi; Ali Khamesipour; Abhay Satoskar; Alireza Firooz

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 121-126


  Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin malignancy. Hyperthermia is used as adjuvant therapy together with radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the treatment of some cancers. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of thermotherapy in the treatment of BCCs. Methods: ...  Read More

Short Communication
10. Assessment of the psychosocial effects of hand dermatitis among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mohammad Reza Pourani; Fahimeh Abdollahimajd

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 127-131


  Hand hygiene is one of the most crucial measures against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission; however, frequent handwashing may lead to contact dermatitis causing many problems. Occupational hand dermatitis is a relatively common but challenging issue that imposes a negative effect on the ...  Read More

Review Article
11. Mini-review: the p53 gene as a bona fide tumor suppressor gene in human skin cancers

Neda Hosseini Sarani; Mehran Ataei; Tannaz Akbari Kolagar; Elaheh Heydari; Maryam Farzaneh; Amir Anbiyaiee

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 132-138


  Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of skin cells that can be divided into keratinocyte carcinoma (non-melanoma) and malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) are the most common forms of keratinocyte carcinoma that may grow to involve other parts of the body. ...  Read More

Case Report
12. The biological debridement of bedsore with the larvae of Lucilia sericata: a case report

Kamran Akbarzadeh; Abedin Saghafipour

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 139-142


  Bedsores are caused by decreased tissue perfusion due to prolonged pressure on the skin and represent one of the problems of immobilized patients, including hospitalized ones. This study reports the successful treatment of a patient with bedsore wounds using the larvae of the fly Lucilia sericata. The ...  Read More

Case Report
13. Basal cell carcinoma on the conchal bowl of the ear of a young man

Mina Almasi-Nasrabadi; Reza M Robati

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 143-146


  Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of nonmelanoma skin cancer. A review of the literature revealed only a few reports of BCC on the auricle or conchal bowl, usually occurring in elderly patients. Herein, we report an exceptional case of BCC in a young man with an unusual anatomical location ...  Read More

Case Report
14. Trichilemmal carcinoma in an Iranian patient: reporting a rare skin tumor

Ebrahim Esmati; Mojtaba Vand Rajabpour; Mohammad Shirkhoda; Vahid Soleimani; Maryam Garousi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , June 2021, Pages 147-149


  Trichilemmal carcinoma is a rare tumor of the outer sheath cells of hair follicles. These tumors occur on the sun-exposed skin of the elderly in the majority of cases. The gross tumor demonstrates exophytic, polypoid, ulcerative, or nodular lesions with or without bleeding. Histopathologically, it is ...  Read More

1. 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

2. 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

3. Lichen planus pigmentosus successfully treated with conventional CO2 laser resurfacing

Ramin Radmanesh; Mohammad Radmanesh

Volume 23, Issue 3 , Autumn 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

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. 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

Iranian Society of Dermatology

  Farhad Handjani

Founding Editor:
  Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
  Nasrin Saki

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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