In the article entitled “Asymptomatic Erythematous and Tan, Shiny, Well-Defined Plaques” (International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, October 2022, Volume 8, Issue 3), by Freeze et al., there were errors on pages 1 and 2.
Specifically, on page 1, “Another proposed mechanism is a defect in transportation or utilization of filaggrin. As a result, keratin filaments are not properly attached, causing a barrier deficiency.” should have read “Another proposed mechanism is a defect in transportation or utilization of filaggrin, resulting in a defective barrier.1”
On page 2, “Epidermal hyperplasia, attributed to IL-17A and IL17F secretion, and elongation of rete ridges with acanthosis are common histology findings for psoriasis.3” should have read “Epidermal hyperplasia, attributed to IL-17A and IL-17F secretion, and elongation of rete ridges with acanthosis are common histology findings for psoriasis.”
Also on page 2, “Additionally, histology would have revealed spongiosis, foci of parakeratosis, epidermal acanthosis, and a superficial neutrophilic infiltrate. These changes are attributed to an elevation of T-lymphocytes producing IL-4 and TGF-beta, which increase the expression of extracellular matrix proteins and inhibit matrix degradation.” should have read “Additionally, histology would have revealed thickened collagen bundles in the deep dermis with a predominately lymphocytic perivascular and periadnexal infiltrate.”
1. Freeze ME, Miles JA, Miedema JR, Corley S. Asymptomatic erythematous and tan, shiny, well-defined plaques. Int J Women’s Dermatol 2022;8:e029.