Lunardi Bintanjoyo, MD, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS, Alexander R. Castillo, MD, FPDS
Lentigo maligna (LM) is a form of melanoma in situ (MIS) occurring as a melanocytic lesion mostly on the head and neck of the elderly. It mainly affects Caucasians and is associated with light skin color. The occurrence of LM in Asians is rare. This report highlights the occurrence of lentigo maligna in an elderly Filipino male with Fitzpatrick skin phototype IV.
Maria Victoria Rosabelle M., Rovira-Suetomi,MD, Bernardita O. Policarpio, MD,FPDS, Claudine B. Yap-Silva,MD, FPDS
Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis (EPF) is a chronic cutaneous manifestation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which manifests as folliculo-papular lesions commonly appearing on the chest, arms, head, and neck. The associated pruritus is so intense that it has been described to be akin to scabies. Various treatment options include Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), oral antihistamines, topical corticosteroids, prednisone, isotretinoin, itraconazole, metronidazole, narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB), and ultraviolet A with and without psoralen in order to address the pruritus.
Eunice Kaye M. Rayos-Lopez, MD, Mary Catherine T. Galang, MD, DPDS, Dr. Ricky H. Hipolito, MD, DPDS, Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS
Scleromyxedema is a rare skin disorder characterized by fibroblast proliferation and mucin deposition in the dermis, in the absence of thyroid disease. The precise mechanisms whereby increased fibroblast activity results in mucin deposition remain to be defined, but the etiology of the disorder still remains to be unknown.
ELISA RAE L. COO, MD, MARICARR PAMELA M. LACUESTA-GUTIERREZ, MD, FPDS
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is worsening of the clinical status of an HIV patient upon recovery of the immune system leading to reactivation of clinical manifestations associated with infectious or noninfectious agents.1 Kaposi sarcoma (KS) has been estimated to lead to IRIS in 6.4-31% of cases after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).1-3 Based on the Philippine Dermatological Society Health Information System for 2011-2016, there have been 40 recorded cases of Kaposi Sarcoma with a male to female ratio of 19:1.4
Roy Lawrence S. Paredes, MD, Ciara Mae H. Dela Cruz, MD, Eugenio Pipo, MD, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS
Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is a rare variant of lichen planus that presents with pruritic, slate gray to black macules and patches on both sun and non-sun exposed areas. Lesions may be clinically similar to ashy dermatosis. The etiology of LPP is not fully elucidated and the condition may spontaneously regress or remain active for years. Several literatures have mentioned improvement with topical calcineurin inhibitors however, no standard treatment exist.
Krizia Camille O. Ty, MD and Natividad Sandra D. Chua, MD, FPDS
Dermatomyositis (DM) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder, primarily affecting skin and muscle. While it has been associated with various forms of malignancies, its association with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is rare, with an incidence of less than 1/1000.