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Original Article
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

Original Article
Comparison of the therapeutic effect of microneedling with carbon dioxide laser in hypertrophic burn scars: a randomized clinical trial

Mehran Golnaz; Fotooei Mahrokh; Goodarzi Azadeh; Forghani Siamak Farokh; Rohaninasab Masoomeh; Ghassemi Mohammadreza; Sadeghi Somayeh; Behrangi Elham

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 53-57


  Background: Microneedling is recently used to treat skin scars mostly atrophic scars; however, there are limited data about its effectiveness on hypertrophic burn scars. Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is an effective method for the treatment of burn scars. Here, we aim to compare the efficacy of microneedling ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparison of the efficacy of oral fenugreek seed extract and azithromycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris: a randomized, triple-blind controlled pilot clinical trial

Sepaskhah Mozhdeh; Mohammadi Ali; Nabavizadeh Sara Sadat; Faridi Pouya; Babaei Amir Hossein

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 58-64


  Background: Acne vulgaris is a multi-factorial disease affecting many aspects of life. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of fenugreek seed extract and oral azithromycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Methods: A total of 20 patients with acne vulgaris aged between 12 and 30 years old ...  Read More

Original Article
Inverse correlation between glutathione peroxidase activity in psoriatic cutaneous lesions and the severity of the disease

Taheri Ahmad-Reza; Boroumand Nadia; Ebrahimi Safieh; Hosseini Elias; Roohani Mina; Hashemy Seyed Isaac

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 65-70


  Background: Psoriasis is a chronic-relapsing inflammatory skin disorder, in whose pathogenesis oxidative stress is suggested to be involved. Among different enzymes that play a role in maintaining the cellular redox balance, we aimed to assess the alteration of glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activity in ...  Read More

Short Review
JAK-STAT pathway and JAK inhibitors: a primer for dermatologists

Tiwary Anup Kumar; Kothiwala Sunil Kumar; Kumar Piyush

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 71-78


  Background: All cellular events depend upon the DNA synthesis and gene expression involving complex interplay between ligands such as interleukins and interferons, with various cell membrane receptors. These ligand-receptors interactions transmit signals within the cell via numerous signal transduction ...  Read More

Case Report
Intralesional tranexamic acid as an effective treatment for repigmentation after depigmentation therapy with monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone: a case report

Nasrin Saki; Alireza Heiran; Elham Sheikhi Ghayur

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 79-81


  Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder involving 1% of the population. One of the first line depigmenting agents is monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone (MBEH). Repigmentation following sun exposure; however, can occur after successful treatment with MBEH. This study describes a 54-year-old gentleman who presented ...  Read More

A 28-year-old man with an asymptomatic firm plaque on his right shin: what is your diagnosis?

Baniahmad Marjan; Ghahartars Mehdi; Aslani Fatemeh Sari; Sepaskhah Mozhdeh; Parvizi Mohammad Mahdi; Saki Nasrin; Haghighi Negin Fazelzadeh

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 82-84


  CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 28-year-old man referred to the dermatology clinic with an asymptomatic firm, well demarcated violaceous plaque with bumpy surface on his right medial upper shin since two years ago. At first, the lesion was an erythematous patch and gradually became like a plaque. He had pain ...  Read More

A middle-aged lady with an asymptomatic, hyperpigmented plaque on the thigh: what is your diagnosis?

Nasrin Saki; Negin Fazelzadeh Haghighi; Fatemeh Sari Aslani

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 85-86


  CLINICAL PRESENTATIONA 44-year-old lady came to a dermatology clinic due to an asymptomatic, hyperpigmented plaque on her right thigh since 4 months ago. On physical exam, hypertrichosis on the lesion was notable (Figure 1). Rubbing the lesion resulted in erythema and edema of the lesion. She had no ...  Read More