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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
Efficacy and safety of microneedling with and without platelet-rich plasma versus fractional CO2 laser for treatment of acne scars: a randomized clinical trial

Elham Behrangi; Azadeh Goodarzi; Mohamadreza Ghasemi; Fatemeh Zahra Mohamadi; Parvaneh Hassani; Reza Gharajeh; Zahra Azizian

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 91-98


  Background: Acne scarring can significantly affect patients’ quality of life, particularly when it involves the face. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of microneedling with and without platelet-rich plasma (PRP) versus fractional CO2 laser therapy in treating acne scarring.Methods: This ...  Read More

Original Article
Efficacy and safety of platelet-rich plasma for treatment of periorbital hyperpigmentation in patients receiving fractional CO2 laser: a parallel-group blinded randomized controlled clinical trial

Elham Behrangi; Azadeh Goodarzi; Amir Heydarian; Mohammadreza Ghasemi; Zahra Azizian; Parvaneh Hassani; Behrad Dalvand; Nima Hajiha

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 99-105


  Background: Among different treatments for periorbital hyperpigmentation (POH), both semi-invasive protocols of fractional CO2 laser and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are favored among clinicians and rarely cause complications; however, the level of patients’ satisfaction seems to differ across these ...  Read More

Original Article
Association of metabolic syndrome with early-onset androgenetic alopecia: a case-control study

Prodip Sarkar; Karunamoy Chakraborti; Sudeshna Mondal; Loknath Ghoshal; Debabrata Bandyopadhyay

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 106-110


  Background: Androgenetic alopecia is defined as patterned hair loss caused by androgens in genetically susceptible individuals. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of interrelated risk factors that increase the risk of coronary artery disease. Androgenetic alopecia is associated with metabolic syndrome components ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessing risk of skin lesions among people with diabetes: a case-control study from Uttarakhand, India

Bhola Nath; Shiv Dutt Gupta; Ranjeeta Kumari

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 111-116


  Background: Diabetes mellitus is a non-communicable disease that affects all the body’s organ systems, including the dermatologic system. Skin lesions can cause discomfort, harm one’s quality of life (QOL), and increase treatment costs. The objective of conducting this study was to compare ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of trichoscopic findings in androgenetic alopecia and their association with disease severity

Komalpreet Kaur; Jasleen Kaur; Saurabh Sharma

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 117-122


  Background: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a non-scarring form of patterned hair loss characterized by the miniaturization of terminal hair into vellus hair. The scalp biopsy was once considered an ideal tool for diagnosing the disease, though dermatoscopy has emerged as a reliable technique that can ...  Read More

Original Article
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with lichen planus in comparison with control group

Saman Mohammadi; Nasim Askari; Maryam Khalili; Rezvan Amiri; Mahin Aflatoonian

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 123-127


  Background: The increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome has been established in chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Patients with metabolic syndrome have a higher mortality rate due to cardiovascular disease and malignancy. In this study, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was evaluated in lichen ...  Read More

Original Article
Clinicopathological evaluation of basal cell carcinoma in patients referred to Afzalipour Hospital, Kerman, Iran

Maryam Khalili; Simin Shamsi Meymandi; Mahin Aflatoonian; Ali Bagheri

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 128-131


  Background: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, constituting nearly 80% of non-melanoma skin cancers. In this study, for the first time in Kerman, the clinicopathological features of basal cell carcinoma in patients referred to Afzalipour Hospital were evaluated.Methods: This is a retrospective, ...  Read More

Original Article
Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of dapsone 5% gel and benzoyl peroxide 5% gel in combination with oral doxycycline in treating moderate acne vulgaris: a randomized clinical trial

Abbas Darjani; Ehsan Aboutaleb; Narges Alizadeh; Rana Rafiei; Kaveh Gharaee Nejad; Sahar Nabatchii; Elahe Rafiei; Zahra Atrkar Roushan; Hojat Eftekhari

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 132-141


  Background: Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease. Choosing an appropriate treatment modality is important. We compared benzoyl peroxide 5% gel vs. new topical dapsone 5% gel in combination with doxycycline to improve acne.Methods: In a clinical trial, 60 cases with acne vulgaris aged 18-25 years were ...  Read More

Review Article
External beam irradiation in keloid management: two case reports and review of literature

Vito Filbert Jayalie; Henry Kodrat

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 142-153


  Background: Keloid is a benign fibroproliferative skin disorder. Surgery has a high recurrence rate as the treatment of choice to instantly eliminate the lesion, so adjuvant radiotherapy may be useful. This article aims to discuss case reports and present a systematic review of external beam radiation ...  Read More

Case Report
Co-occurrence of pemphigus vulgaris and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: a case report and review of literature

Emadodin Darchini-Maragheh; Sara Fakhraei; Pouran Layegh

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 154-159


  Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is a rare, autosomal dominant hereditary syndrome caused by mutations of the MEN1 tumor suppressor gene. We describe a patient with a prior confirmed diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris (PV), who presented with new cutaneous manifestations that led to the diagnosis ...  Read More

Case Report
Post-traumatic ectopic nail: a rare case

Sugat Jawade; Bhushan Madke; Adarshlata Singh; Samiksha Chavhan

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 160-163


  An ectopic nail is an extremely infrequent disorder, also known as onychoheterotopia. Onychoheterotopia can present congenitally as well as in acquired form, although the acquired form is a rare occurrence. Ohya et al. first described the congenital ectopic nail in 1931. The growth of tissue resembling ...  Read More

Case Report
Primary angioplasmacellular hyperplasia with multiple lesions showing a dramatic response to isotretinoin: a case report

Fatemeh Mohaghegh; Farahnaz Fatemi; Parvin Rajabi; Samaneh Mozafarpoor

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 164-168


  Primary angioplasmacellular hyperplasia is a scarce clinical dermatologic condition presenting different skin lesions diagnosed through biopsies indicating vascular proliferation with perivascular plasma cell infiltrations. In the current case presentation, a 40-yearold healthy male was referred to our ...  Read More

Case Report
Mycosis fungoides presenting as hypopigmented and pigmented purpuric dermatosis-like lesions in a girl: a case report and literature review

Fariba Iraji; Fatemeh Mohaghegh; Atefeh Shajari; Parvin Rajabi; Samaneh Mozafarpoor

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 169-172


  Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common skin subtype of T-cell lymphoma. Its underlying cause is not yet clearly understood, and diagnosis might be difficult since MF presents itself with symptoms similar to some other dermatologic disorders. In the current case presentation, we report a 12-year-old ...  Read More

Case Report
Actinomycotic mycetoma of the scalp managed in a resource-limited setting

Shivam Goyal; Sathish Ballambat Pai; Kanthilatha Pai

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 173-177


  Actinomycotic mycetoma or actinomycetoma is a type of mycetoma caused by Nocardia and Actinomyces. It usually affects the trauma-prone areas or extremities of the body. It is associated with characteristic discharging granules and sinuses. Gram staining of discharged granules shows thin Gram-positive ...  Read More

Case Report
Dreaded adverse events due to overdose of methotrexate: a case report

Anil Prakash Gosavi; Ravindranath Brahmadeo Chavan; Rahul Narendra Jaiswal; Vijay Deepak Joshi

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 178-182


  Methotrexate, an anti-psoriatic drug possessing immunoregulatory, antiproliferative, and anti-inflammatory properties,acts by blocking deoxyribonucleic acid and ribonucleic acid synthesis. It acts especially on rapidly dividing bone marrow cells and proliferating epithelia and mucosae. The toxicity of ...  Read More

Case Report
Clinicopathological reaction patterns to tattoo pigments: a report of 13 cases from the south of Iran

Fatemeh Sari Aslani; Mozhdeh Sepaskhah; Mojgan Akbarzadeh Jahromi

Volume 25, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 183-189


  The rate of cosmetic tattooing in Iran is increasing as in many other countries, with concomitant rises in tattoo-associated complications, including inflammatory (infectious and noninfectious) and neoplastic reactions. We reviewed clinical and pathology features of a series of 13 cases of adverse reactions ...  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 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 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

Iranian Society of Dermatology

Farhad Handjani

Founding Editor:
Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
Nasrin Saki

Frequency: Quarterly

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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