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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
1. Efficacy of infrared thermotherapy for treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a descriptive study of 39 cases in Mashhad, Iran

Vahid Mashayekhi Goyonlo; Hossein Hassan Abadi; Hanieh Zandi; Jamshid Jamali; Yalda Nahidi; Ahmad Reza Taheri; Bita Kiafar

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-5


  Background: The treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis has long been a challenge. The application of heat to the lesions has been described in some studies, with no consensus regarding the types of thermotherapy and their practical implications.We sought to evaluate the efficacy of infrared thermotherapy ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Social participation in vitiligo patients and its association with quality of life

Mojgan Karbakhsh; Kosar Hedayat; Azadeh Goodarzi; Maryam Ghiasi; Narges Ghandi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 6-10


  Background: Vitiligo is a stigmatizing, chronic, and usually progressive skin disorder that affects patients' quality of life and can interfere with their social participation. There are no studies in developing countries focusing on this aspect. Hence, we assessed social participation in patients with ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Q-switched Ruby laser alone or in combination with topical flutamide for the treatment of Becker nevus syndrome; a randomized clinical trial

Ali Asilian; Hossein Hafezi; Zabihollah Shahmoradi; Gita Faghihi; Amir Hossein Siadat; Samaneh Mozafarpoor; Fatemeh Mohaghegh; Mojtaba Nasimi; Mahboobeh Talakoub

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 11-17


  Background: Becker’s nevus syndrome (BNS) is a benign hamartoma that is aesthetically bothersome and usually appears during puberty. Various modalities of laser therapy alone or in combination with other medications can be used for the treatment of BNS, but no unified approach with an acceptable ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Comparing the combination of copper, zinc, and sucralfate (Cicalfate ®) with white soft paraffin in the treatment of cracked nipples

Rezvan Talaee; Mahdiyeh Mohammadzadeh; Habibollah Rahimi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 18-23


  Background: Cracked nipples represent the most common complication of breastfeeding. This study aimed to compare the therapeutic effect of the Cicalfate® commercial cream (containing copper, zinc, and sucralfate) with white soft paraffin in treating cracked nipples. Methods: This study was a double-blind ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Efficacy and safety of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of facial pigmentary lesions: A retrospective observational study

Madhulika A Mhatre; Shashikant Malkud; Venkataram Mysore

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 24-31


  Background: The Q-switched neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet laser (QS-Nd:YAG) is effective in the treatment of tattoos and different pigmentary conditions; however, little has been published regarding the removal of facial cutaneous pigmented lesions. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Clinico–mycological correlation of onychomycosis: emphasizing the role of non-dermatophytes in a tertiary care hospital from Karnataka, India

Sathya Anandam; Anuradha K

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 32-39


  Background: Onychomycosis is a widespread problem in the clinical practice of dermatology, caused by dermatophytes, yeasts, and non-dermatophyte molds. In India, relatively little work has been done on this problem. It is a known fact that the geographical distribution of the fungi may change from time ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Comparison of serum zinc level in acute improved and chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis

Yalda Nahidi; Vahid Mashayekhi Goyonlo; Pouran Layegh; Hoda Marhamati; Mona Najaf Najafi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 40-45


  Background: Zinc is an effective factor in the immune response against infectious agents; its effect on the course of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is unknown. This study aimed to compare the serum zinc level in patients with acute and chronic CL. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on 120 CL cases ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Body mass index and severity of psoriasis: a cross-sectional study

Narges Alizadeh; Seyyede Zeinab Azimi; Somayeh Hoseinzadeh

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 46-52


  Background: The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the severity of psoriasis is of debate. We investigated the relationship between BMI and psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) in Northern Iran. Method: In this prospective, observational descriptive study, 190 patients with chronic plaque-type ...  Read More

Review Article
9. A comprehensive review on the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and cutaneous warts, molluscum contagiosum, and recurrent herpes simplex

Azadeh Goodarzi; Mahsa Farshidzadeh; Elham Behrangi; Mohammadreza Ghassemi; Masoumeh Roohaninasab

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 53-56


  Viral skin diseases range from simple superficial exanthems to complex systemic diseases, affecting people of all ages. Careful assessment of infectious contacts and immunization status is of considerable importance along with a thorough physical examination. Recent research has linked a deficiency of ...  Read More

Case Report
10. Osteoma mucosalis, a new entity: an interesting case report of heterotopic ossification in the nail bed and review of the literature

Mohammadreza Ghassemi; Abbas Zamanian; Gholamhossein Ghaffarpour; Nasrin Shayanfar; Shiva Ghods; Azadeh Goodarzi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 57-61


  Heterotopic ossification is the formation of bone tissue at an abnormal site. The ossification of soft tissue outside the skeletal system can occur anywhere and can be found in mucosal tissues. This is the first case report of an osteoma mucosalis affecting the nail bed. We also reviewed the heterotopic ...  Read More

Case Report
11. Deep vein thrombosis with bulla formation: an uncommon case report and review of literature

Mohammad Ebrahimzadeh Ardakani; Ehsan Zarepur; Vajihe Kooshamoghadam

Volume 24, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 62-64


  Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common disorder that can lead to severe complications. Many factors can increase the risk of developing this disease. As we know, bulla formation due to DVT is extremely rare. A 45-year-old woman was referred to Shahid Sadoughi Hospital (Yazd, Iran) with pain and ...  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. 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. 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

5. 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

Iranian Society of Dermatology

  Farhad Handjani

Founding Editor:
  Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
  Nasrin Saki

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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