Aims and Scope

The Open Dermatology Journal is an open access online journal which publishes original research articles, reviews/mini-reviews, letters and guest edited thematic issues in all areas of experimental and clinical research in dermatology, skin disorders, cosmetic surgery, dermatitis, dermatopathology, dermatological surgery, immunodermatology, paediatric dermatology, teledermatology and reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

The Open Dermatology Journal, a peer-reviewed journal, is an important and reliable source of current information on developments in the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide.

Recent Articles

Proposal for a 4-type Classification of Acne: An Evidence-Based Review of the Literature

O. Prapapan, C. C. Chatchavarn, P. Suvanprakorn, H. A. M. Neumann, R. Knobler, A. Prombandankul, K. Siriapaipun


Proper evidence-based classification and grading of a disease such as acne are important in guiding medical practitioners to properly diagnose diseases and treat patients.


This is a review of the present classification of acne in order to delineate modified approaches of acne treatment.


The available literature was reviewed, including searches from 7 databases based on the terms “classification of acne vulgaris and pathophysiology”, according to evidence-based medicine using the Cochrane risk of bias tool.


From a total of 10,121 studies on acne classification, 51 full-text articles were assessed and 13 studies were included after screening for acne classification.


The European-evidence-based guideline (EDF) classification fits best. We propose a modified classification in 4 categories to improve the management of each stage of acne.

November 13, 2020

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum of the Face: A Rare Presentation and a Rapid Resolution

Julia Shah, Lorie Gottwald, Ashley Sheskey, Craig Burkhart


Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG) is a disorder of neutrophil chemotaxis that often affects the lower extremities of patients with concurrent autoimmune disorders.

Result and Discussion:

Resolution of lesions typically requires a minimum of six weeks of treatment with systemic steroids. We present a unique case of multifocal PG involving the hand and face that healed after ten days of treatment with oral prednisone.

June 14, 2018

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