The Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society

The Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JPDS) is the official journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) and aims to publish the highest quality, up-to-date and relevant dermatological research in the country.

Featured Articles

Primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma with metastases in an 81-year-old Filipino female

Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (PC-ALCL) is a rare Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) representing approximately 9% of all cutaneous lymphomas.3 It usually manifests as a slow-growing, solitary tumor which has a tendency to regress spontaneously. However, metastasis is reported in 5-10% of cases.

A descriptive study on the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of pigmented skin lesions among Filipino adults

Dermoscopy increases the diagnostic accuracy of clinical visual inspection by 5% to 30%. This has led to a reduction of unnecessary excision of benign skin lesions and the earlier diagnosis of malignant skin lesions.
Objectives: To compare the concordance agreement of the clinical versus histopathologic diagnosis to the concordance agreement of the dermoscopic versus histopathologic diagnosis of pigmented lesions.

Single lesion lepromatous leprosy in a teenager: an unexpected scenario

Hansen’s disease (HD) is a chronic granulomatous disease principally affecting the skin and peripheral nervous system caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The incubation period varies from months to more than 30 years. The tuberculoid form of HD usually presents with a single hypoesthetic patch and skin biopsy shows epithelioid granulomas with absence of bacilli on Fite-Faraco stain. In contradistinction, lepromatous leprosy usually presents with numerous papules, plaques and nodules with induration of the ears and nose. Biopsy shows foamy granulomas with presence of acid-fast bacilli on Fite-Faraco stain.

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The Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors

The Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) successfully conducted its first Annual Convention at the Pan Pacific Hotel Manila last March 16, 2019 with the theme, Journal Editing and Management 101. The conference was attended by journal editors,...

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PDS launches JPDS interactive website

The Philippine Dermatological Society takes pride in being the only specialty society in Dermatology that is recognized by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP). The Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society...

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Journal Issues

The first issue of the JPDS was first published in 1992 and was envisioned as the society’s venue for scientific communication and continuing medical education. The journal is released bi-annually with the first issue in May and the second issue in November. All issues feature dermatology related original articles.

Editorial

Dermatology: Going Digital

Digital dermatology has started and expanded exponentially due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. The use of telecommunication among health care providers over distance was first documented in t he 1950s.1 The ideal setting of any form of...

The JPDS Team

Composed of board-certified dermatologists who play important roles to provide timely and relevant evidence-based information for the scientific community and the needs of practicing dermatologists.

What People Are Saying

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JPDS

"Never did I doubt in my heart that the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JPDS) would be beautifully successful. As the official publication of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), the JPDS is designed to meet the continuing education needs of the PDS members and the medical community. Now that the JPDS is going online, more dermatologists will benefit…around the world!

Congratulations to PDS!  To Dr. Johannes Dayrit (Editor-in-chief) and to the JPDS editorial board and staff, you worked really hard for this, and now that you finally got it, please accept my heartiest congratulations. You all made me and the PDS members so proud."

Evangeline B. Handog, MD, FPDS
First Woman President, International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017)
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Dermatology
Active Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Volunteer Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

Congratulations on this achievement!

"The JPDS to reach the level of accessibility over the internet accords great prestige and merit to our society and members. We can now lay claim that the Philippine Dermatological Society through this online journal has embedded us in academic and research infrastructure.

Congratulations on this achievement!  Together with the diligence and perseverance of the peers before them, the JPDS team led by our dashing Dr. Johann Dayrit, has solidified years of hard work to reach this pinnacle of excellence. We are now at the forefront of sharing knowledge and information, characteristics of a maturing scientific commune of dermatologists."

Ma. Purita (Peachy) Paz - Lao MD FPDS
Vice-President, Philippine Dermatological Society

Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!

"I learned dermatology in the U.S. and from teachers and mentors in other countries. So I dreamed that one day we PDS dermatologists would share real-world experiences, research done on our diverse skin types and medicines derived from our vast natural resources.

This launch provides a more immediate, accessible, and impactful way to reach a far wider audience. In this way the PDS DermAuthority can also teach, mentor and help shape dermatology better than ever before. Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!"

Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, FPDS, FAAD
Chair, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc.
Program Director, VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics

Thumbs up to the digitalization of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society!

"This will certainly make the journals more accessible and increase readership both locally and internationally. Looking forward to seeing the journal in e-print!"

Joyce Lee, MD
Senior Consultant Dermatologist
Head, Dermatopathology and Laboratories Division
Head, Hair and Nail subspecialty
National Skin Centre, Singapore

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

These legendary rhymes by Robert Frost behoove the progressionist approach and perseverant hard work of Dr Johannes Dayrit (Chief Editor) and his dedicated Editorial team of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JDPS).

Following the digitalization of the journal, this 27-year-old beginning is all set to become a globally acclaimed phenomenon that shall not only widen readership and enhance citations, but will soon make JDPS as one of the most sought-after journals for aspiring authors across the world. The state-of-the-art publications by the members of the PDS in top Dermatology Journals is itself a testimony to the academic riches of our esteemed colleagues from Philippines.

I take pride in announcing that I am immediately submitting one of my favorite case reports to JDPS. My best to the entire team.

DR SIDHARTH SONTHALIA
MD, DNB, MNAMS, FISD

Congratulations to the Philippine Dermatological Society and to the editorial board and staff for the launching of JPDS online!

Dr. Flora Xiang MD, PhD
President, Asian Society of Pigment Cell Research
Vice-President, Chinese Dermatological Association

Congratulations to the Philippines Dermatological Society on the launch of the online version of its journal.

 This is an important milestone as it will allow publications in the journal to be accessible to a worldwide audience. I hope authors will avail the opportunity this provides to develop academic links with the global community.

Prof M Ramam
President, Dermatopathology Society of India; Emeritus Editor, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

It is a great pleasure to send a congratulatory message to the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society.

I have been associated with the PDS through International Society of Dermatology and the Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research.  I have visited several hospitals in the Philippines and interacted  with many Filipino dermatologists. I  am  aware  of  the  high  standard  of  dermatology  training  and increased emphasis on dermatology  research in the Philippines.  A robust, scientific dermatology journal  is  essential  for  the  progress  of  the  discipline  of  dermatology  in a country. The Journal of the PDS is serving that goal well.  The  Previous  Editors  and current Editor in Chief  have  contributed a  lot  to  uplift  the  standard of  the journal.  JPDS  has reached another  milestone in digitalizing  the  journal  and  making  it  more  easily  accessible to  the  readers.  Getting accredited by  the  Western Pacific Rim Index Medicus  is another progressive  step.

I congratulate  the Editorial Team  of  the  JPDS.  I  hope  that  the journal  will  reach new  heights in the  coming  years!

Clinical Professor Prasad Kumarasinghe, MBBS, MD, FCCP, FAMS, FACD

Consultant Dermatologist

Fiona Stanley Hospital and University of Western Australia

Perth

Australia

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JPDS

"Never did I doubt in my heart that the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JPDS) would be beautifully successful. As the official publication of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), the JPDS is designed to meet the continuing education needs of the PDS members and the medical community. Now that the JPDS is going online, more dermatologists will benefit…around the world!

Congratulations to PDS!  To Dr. Johannes Dayrit (Editor-in-chief) and to the JPDS editorial board and staff, you worked really hard for this, and now that you finally got it, please accept my heartiest congratulations. You all made me and the PDS members so proud."

Evangeline B. Handog, MD, FPDS
First Woman President, International Society of Dermatology (2013-2017)
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Dermatology
Active Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Volunteer Consultant, Dept. of Dermatology, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

Congratulations on this achievement!

"The JPDS to reach the level of accessibility over the internet accords great prestige and merit to our society and members. We can now lay claim that the Philippine Dermatological Society through this online journal has embedded us in academic and research infrastructure.

Congratulations on this achievement!  Together with the diligence and perseverance of the peers before them, the JPDS team led by our dashing Dr. Johann Dayrit, has solidified years of hard work to reach this pinnacle of excellence. We are now at the forefront of sharing knowledge and information, characteristics of a maturing scientific commune of dermatologists."

Ma. Purita (Peachy) Paz - Lao MD FPDS
Vice-President, Philippine Dermatological Society

Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!

"I learned dermatology in the U.S. and from teachers and mentors in other countries. So I dreamed that one day we PDS dermatologists would share real-world experiences, research done on our diverse skin types and medicines derived from our vast natural resources.

This launch provides a more immediate, accessible, and impactful way to reach a far wider audience. In this way the PDS DermAuthority can also teach, mentor and help shape dermatology better than ever before. Congratulations to Editor Johannes Dayrit and his team for making the dream come true!"

Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, FPDS, FAAD
Chair, Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc.
Program Director, VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics

Thumbs up to the digitalization of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society!

"This will certainly make the journals more accessible and increase readership both locally and internationally. Looking forward to seeing the journal in e-print!"

Joyce Lee, MD
Senior Consultant Dermatologist
Head, Dermatopathology and Laboratories Division
Head, Hair and Nail subspecialty
National Skin Centre, Singapore

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

These legendary rhymes by Robert Frost behoove the progressionist approach and perseverant hard work of Dr Johannes Dayrit (Chief Editor) and his dedicated Editorial team of the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JDPS).

Following the digitalization of the journal, this 27-year-old beginning is all set to become a globally acclaimed phenomenon that shall not only widen readership and enhance citations, but will soon make JDPS as one of the most sought-after journals for aspiring authors across the world. The state-of-the-art publications by the members of the PDS in top Dermatology Journals is itself a testimony to the academic riches of our esteemed colleagues from Philippines.

I take pride in announcing that I am immediately submitting one of my favorite case reports to JDPS. My best to the entire team.

DR SIDHARTH SONTHALIA
MD, DNB, MNAMS, FISD

Congratulations to the Philippine Dermatological Society and to the editorial board and staff for the launching of JPDS online!

Dr. Flora Xiang MD, PhD
President, Asian Society of Pigment Cell Research
Vice-President, Chinese Dermatological Association