Journal of Immunology Research

Novel Advances in Dermatitis Herpetiformis


Publishing date
13 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Critical Care, Section of Dermatology, University of Florence, 50129 Florence, Italy

2Mucosal Biology Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 20 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-1192; USA

3Kurume University, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken 830-0011, Japan


Novel Advances in Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Description

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is considered the specific cutaneous expression of celiac disease. Both dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease are multifactorial disorders in which genetic and environmental triggering factors play a crucial role, leading to the disregulation of the immune response and thus to the development of specific lesions in skin and small bowel, respectively.

However, the specific pathogenetic mechanisms of both diseases are still not fully known and it is still unclear why only a small rate of subjects with celiac disease will develop dermatitis herpetiformis. Moreover, the reasons that lead to loss of tolerance and to the initiation of the IgA-mediated immune response that can be observed in both diseases remain to be determined.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the pathogenesis underlying dermatitis herpetiformis and, more in general, the gluten-sensitive enteropathies, the development of strategies to treat these conditions, and the evaluation of outcomes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New clinical and immunopathological features of dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Novel advances in the pathomechanism of the spectrum dermatitis herpetiformis/celiac disease
  • Loss of tolerance and immune disregulation in dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Role of the IgA-mediated immune response in the pathogenesis of the spectrum dermatitis herpetiformis/celiac disease
  • New immunological diagnostic markers and diagnostic strategies
  • Novel therapeutic approaches for gluten-sensitive entheropathies based on the recent immunopathological advances

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 450109
  • - Editorial

Novel Advances in Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Paolo Fabbri | Antonino Salvatore Calabrò | ... | Marzia Caproni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 959061
  • - Review Article

Novel Therapeutic/Integrative Approaches for Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Alessio Fasano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 914162
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Kimiko Nakajima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 178340
  • - Clinical Study

The Expression of Selected Proapoptotic Molecules in Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Zebrowska Agnieszka | Erkiert-Polguj Anna | ... | Waszczykowska Elzbieta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 562168
  • - Research Article

Distinct Characteristics in Japanese Dermatitis Herpetiformis: A Review of All 91 Japanese Patients over the Last 35 Years

Chika Ohata | Norito Ishii | ... | Takashi Hashimoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 239691
  • - Review Article

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: From the Genetics to the Development of Skin Lesions

Diletta Bonciani | Alice Verdelli | ... | Marzia Caproni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 967974
  • - Review Article

Newly Described Clinical and Immunopathological Feature of Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Veronica Bonciolini | Diletta Bonciani | ... | Marzia Caproni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 640630
  • - Clinical Study

Chronic Gastritis in Dermatitis Herpetiformis: A Controlled Study

Anna Alakoski | Teea T. Salmi | ... | Pekka Collin
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