Sormin, Erfina Rohana
Faculty Of Medicine Airlangga University

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Successful Combination Therapy of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin Vol 29, No 3 (2017): DESEMBER
Publisher : Faculty Of Medicine Airlangga University

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Background: Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a chronic, inflammatory, idiopathic disorder of hair follicle, characterized by keloidal papules or plaques on the nape and occipital scalp. Various therapies have been reported to treat AKN with various results. Purpose: To observe the efficacy of combination therapy for AKN. Case report: A 19-year-old man presented with multiple pruritic papules, 0.1–0.3 cm in diameter on the nape and occipital area. The histopathological examination revealed neutrophil, eosinophil, and plasma cell infiltration in infundibulum, which was consistent with AKN pathological patterns. Discussion: Combination therapy consisted of 0.025% tretinoin cream, 0.1% mometasone furoate cream, intralesional triamcinolone acetonide 5 mg/ml, and doxycycline 2x100 mg. The improvement was initially observed on 2nd week of follow up, as the lesions had reduced in size and number, and the improvement became more significant on 4th week of follow up. Conclusion: Combination therapy of topical tretinoin, topical and intralesional steroid, and systemic doxycycline shows good result and can be considered in the management of AKN.

The Positive Skin Prick Test not Correlate with Disease Severity and Quality of Life in Atopic Dermatitis Patients

Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin Vol 29, No 3 (2017): DESEMBER
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Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a skin disease which cause stress to the patients. The chronic process of AD can cause physical, social, and psychological impairments. The severity of AD can also be affected by allergen exposures, which in turn will affect the quality of life of the patient. Skin prick test (SPT) can be used to evaluate allergen sensitization. Purpose: To evaluate correlation between SPT positivity to severity and quality of life of AD patients. Methods: The study was an observational cross-sectional study. Twenty five AD patients were recruited based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Questionnaire was used to measure the quality of life of patients, and Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) to measure the disease severity. Most of participants were women (80%), with median of age 26.84±13.71. Results: Positive SPT was obtained in 68% of patients, most of them were caused by house dust mites (55.2%). Seventy six percent of patients experienced mild AD, 12% moderate AD, and also 12% patients experienced severe AD. Significant correlation was observed between the severity and quality of life (p=0.001;r=0.617), while the SPT positivity has no correlation with the severity (p=0.912;r=-0.023) and quality of life (p=0.959;r=0.011). Conclusion: This study revealed that the severity of the disease has a correlation with quality of life, but SPT positivity has no significant correlation with severity and quality of life.