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 111
Number of Articles 1,099
Article View 165,352
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Acceptance Rate 30




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
Serum levels of sex hormones in men with chronic plaque psoriasis in comparison with a healthy control group

Yalda Nahidi; Naser Tayyebi Meibodi; Farahnaz Abdolhosseinzadeh; Mostafa Izanlu; Sima Davoodi

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 103-110


  Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with extensive systemic effects. The role of sex hormones in the pathogenesis of psoriasis remains unknown. Therefore, in this study, the level of sex hormones in male chronic plaque psoriasis patients was evaluated.Methods: This study was ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-tolymphocyte ratio, and mean platelet volume in patients with pemphigus vulgaris

Nikoo Mozafari; Fariba Ghalamkarpour; Zohreh Rakhshan

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 111-115


  Background: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by the development of flaccid blisters on the skin and mucous membranes. Detection of anti-desmoglein (Dsg) 1 and anti- Dsg3 antibodies are frequently used for diagnosing the disease and evaluating disease activity. Recently, ...  Read More

Original Article
Efficacy evaluation of a herbal anti-cellulite lotion: a phase 2, randomized, double-blind, right-left comparison clinical trial

Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi; Zaynab Variji; Zahra Ghasemi; Somayeh Yadangi; Aniseh Samadi; Alireza Firooz

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 116-122


  Background: Cellulite is a cosmetic problem, especially in women. We compared the safety and efficacy of a herbal anti-cellulite lotion with a placebo in a randomized, double-blind, right-left comparison clinical trial.Methods: Ten healthy women (22-58 years) with cellulite (grades 2-4) participated ...  Read More

Original Article
A case-control study to evaluate the levels of non-HDLCholesterol in lichen planus patients to rule out the risk of cardiovascular events

Rohit Singla; Kritika Singla; Saurabh Swaroop Gupta; Sanjeev Gupta; Aneet Mahendra; Akriti Gakhar

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 123-126


  Background: Multiple studies indicate the correlation between lichen planus (LP) and certain systemic disorders. Data suggest an increased incidence of dyslipidemia with LP. Abnormal lipid levels are major risk factors for developing atherosclerotic changes and cardiovascular disorders (CVD). Non-high-density ...  Read More

Original Article
Impact of demographic features and clinical factors on quality of life of patients with alopecia areata

Maryam Khalili; Saman Mohammadi; Rezvan Amiri; Romina Ahmaditabatabaei; Mahin Aflatoonian

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 127-133


  Background: Alopecia areata is a non-cicatricial alopecia that profoundly affects patients’ quality of life. In this study, we evaluated the influence of demographic and clinical features of alopecia areata patients on their quality of life.Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on alopecia ...  Read More

Original Article
Prevalence of cherry angioma in patients with type II diabetes mellitus in comparison to healthy adults

Azadeh Mohebbi; Rezvan Amiri; Nasim Nejadsajadi; Maryam Khalili; Saman Mohammadi; Abnoos Mokhtari; Mahin Aflatoonian; Zahra Rahnama

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 134-137


  Background: The association of cherry angioma with metabolic syndrome and fatty liver has been proposed in a few studies. This study evaluated the prevalence of cherry angiomas in patients with type II diabetes mellitus compared with healthy adults.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on ...  Read More

Review Article
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dermatology practice: a review of two years of experience

Farbod Amiri; Laya Ohadi; Shaghayegh Shahrigharahkoshan; Sahar Dadkhahfar; RM Robati

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 138-142


  Since December 2019, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been considered a major health issue. Even in the initial days of the pandemic, dermatologists faced several challenges in preventing, diagnosing, and treating COVID-19. Like other physicians, dermatologists encountered several ethical issues. ...  Read More

Case Report
An unusual presentation of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: a case report of an ulcerative inguinal mass

Soheila Nasiri; Niloufar Najar Nobari; Shirin Zaresharifi; Nooshin Zaresharifi

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 143-146


  B-cell lymphomas represent most non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) arising within lymph nodes, and about 27% of patients have extranodal involvement. Primary cutaneous lymphoma is defined as malignant lymphoma limited to the skin at diagnosis. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of ...  Read More

Case Report
A rare case of scalp dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Sam K Touisserkani; Azin Ayatollahi; Kambiz Kamyab

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 147-149


  Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a malignant, slowgrowing, locally aggressive tumor of the skin with a high rate of recurrence. It is a very uncommon malignant skin tumor, especially in the head and neck area (10-15% of cases). This case report discusses a rare case of scalp DFSP.  Read More

Case Report
An unusual manifestation of cutaneous angiosarcoma: a case report of a rare tumor

Omid Zargari; Seyyede Zeinab Azimi; Seyyed Alireza Mesbah

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 150-154


  Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare tumor of the head and neck region, most commonly affecting the elderly male. Its presentation varies from a small plaque to multifocal nodules. Differentiating this tumor from other conditions, such as hemangiomas, Kaposi sarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and rosacea, ...  Read More

Case Report
A 78-year-old man with primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma-leg type: a case report and literature review

Nasrin Saki; Mina Bazyar Sarani; Fatemeh Sari Aslani; Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 155-158


  Primary cutaneous diffuse large B‐cell lymphoma-leg type (PCDLBCL‐LT) is a rare malignant disease seen in older adults, especially women. In this case report, we discuss a 78-year-old man who developed erythematous indurated plaques on his left shin for about three months. The patient did not report ...  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

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

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

Iranian Society of Dermatology

Reza M Robati

Founding Editor:
Yahya Dowlati

Deputy Editor:
Nasrin Saki

Frequency: Quarterly

Online ISSN: 2717-0721

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