Philip Curman

Affiliated to research

Translational research on the rare genetic skin disorders Darier disase and Hailey-Hailey disease (epidemiology, molecular medicine, genetics mainly).

About me

Specialist in dermato-venereology at Karolinska University Hospital and PhD at Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna.



Chun-Chin Chen #, Bo-Ruei Chen #, Yinan Wang, Philip Curman, Helen A Beilinson, Ryan M Brecht, Catherine C Liu, Ryan J Farrell, Jaime de Juan-Sanz, Louis-Marie Charbonnier, Shingo Kajimura, Timothy A Ryan, David G Schatz, Talal A Chatila, Jakob D Wikstrom, Jessica K Tyler, Barry P Sleckman. Sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA) activity is required for V(D)J recombination. J Exp Med. 2021 Aug 2;218(8):e20201708.


Curman P, Bern J, Sand L, Cederlöf M, Bachar-Wikström E, Wikström JD. Patients with Darier Disease Exhibit Cognitive Impairment while Patients with Hailey-Hailey Disease Do Not: An Experimental, Matched Case-control Study. Acta Derm Venereol. 2021 Apr 30.


Curman P, Näsman A, Brauner H. Trichodysplasia spinulosa: a comprehensive review of the disease and its treatment. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2021 May;35(5):1067-1076.


Ahanian T*, Curman P*, Leong IUS, Brismar K, Bachar-Wikstrom E, Cederlöf M, et al. Metabolic phenotype in Darier disease: a cross-sectional clinical study. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2020;12:12.

*Equal contribution


Bachar-Wikstrom E, Curman P, Ahanian T, Leong IUS, Larsson H, Cederlöf M, et al. Darier disease is associated with heart failure: a cross-sectional case-control and population based study. Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):6886.


Cederlöf M, Curman P, Ahanian T, Leong IUS, Brismar K, Bachar-Wikstrom E, et al. Darier disease is associated with type 1 diabetes: Findings from a population-based cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019;81(6):1425-6.


Jasans-Barceló M*, Curman P*, Hagströmer L, Wikstrom JD, Sairafi D. Improvement of Hailey-Hailey disease with low-dose naltrexone. Br J Dermatol. 2020.

*Equal contribution


Curman P, Lapins J, Radros N, Krynitz B, Wikström JD. Amelanotic Melanoma Concealed by Psoriasis. Acta Derm Venereol. 2020.