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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 4535717, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Dermoscopic Follow-Up of the Skin towards Acute Graft-versus-Host-Disease in Patients after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Onco-Hematology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch, 15 Wybrzeze Armii Krajowej Street, 44-101 Gliwice, Poland

Received 6 January 2016; Revised 31 March 2016; Accepted 28 April 2016

Academic Editor: Martin Bornhaeuser

Copyright © 2016 Grazyna Kaminska-Winciorek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplemental table. Dermoscopic features of the skin in patients with skin acute GVHD in our study.

Supplemental figure. Case 12. A 41 year old male patient developed first clinical signs of skin aGVHD (stage 1°) on the 13th day after HSCT within the face and foot. Dermoscopic pictures of selected monitored locations showed marked pinkish and reddish background and blood vessels becoming wider, better visible and more numerous in the course of follow up (−5, +20, +34, +41, +62, +76, +104) (a–g: cheek; a1–g1: forehead; a2–g2: décolleté). Clinical follow up of the other monitored locations has not shown any clinical signs of aGVHD; however, dermoscopic examination revealed aggravated perifollicular reddish dots and marked telangiectasias in dermoscopic pictures obtained on the same days (a3–g3: back; a4–g4: abdominal region).

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