Dermatology

Browse dermatology news and education by subsections - acne, rosacea; eczema; inflammatory skin conditions; leg ulcers, pressure sores; pruritus; psoriasis; seborrhoea, ichthyosis; skin and nail infections; warts, molluscum contagiosum; and other disorders.

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Atopic eczema: clinical review

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Dermatology: five pictorial cases and outcomes

Skin reactions to wound dressings

Acne

Clinical Review: Acne
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Clinical Review: Acne

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit. It is...

Acne - Clinical review
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Acne - Clinical review

Consultant dermatologist Dr Anshoo Sahota reviews acne management

The management of rosacea
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The management of rosacea

Discussing the symptoms, diagnosis and management of rosacea in primary care, by...

Eczema

Lower leg eczema: differential diagnosis
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Lower leg eczema: differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of lower leg eczema including varicose eczema, atopic eczema,...

Atopic eczema in children

Atopic eczema in children

Diagnosis and management options for atopic eczema in children.

Symptom management: Managing chronic pruritus
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Symptom management: Managing chronic pruritus

Dr Jessica Garner discusses causes and management options for this common symptom.

Inflammatory skin conditions

Differential diagnoses: Pityriasis
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Differential diagnoses: Pityriasis

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis...

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

Four presentations of hand rashes and clues for their diagnosis, including atopic...

Differential diagnoses: Skin pigmentation

Differential diagnoses: Skin pigmentation

Dr Nigel Stollery discusses the usual presenting features of four disorders

Leg ulcers & pressure sores

Red flag symptoms - Leg ulcers

Red flag symptoms - Leg ulcers

The causes of leg ulcers, examination, initial investigations and red flag symptoms...

Differential diagnoses: Lower limb ulceration

Differential diagnoses: Lower limb ulceration

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis.

Pictorial case study: A painful ulcer

Pictorial case study: A painful ulcer

A supposed insect bite became a deep ulcer, explains Dr Jean Watkins.

Pruritus

Case study: Diagnosing a persistent rash

Case study: Diagnosing a persistent rash

This patient was worried by a rash not responding to treatment, writes Dr Suneeta...

Differential diagnoses - Skin conditions of the feet
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Differential diagnoses - Skin conditions of the feet

Dr Nigel Stollery compares key clinical features when diagnosing foot conditions.

Pictorial Case Study: Groin rash

Pictorial Case Study: Groin rash

The case: This 69-year-old obese diabetic man presented to the surgery with a long...

Psoriasis

Psoriasis: differential diagnosis

Psoriasis: differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of psoriasis including plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis,...

GP dermatology training needs overhaul to tackle £2.1bn cost of skin conditions

GP dermatology training needs overhaul to tackle £2.1bn cost of skin conditions

GP dermatology education needs targeted investment to help control skin conditions...

Clinical Review: Psoriasis

Clinical Review: Psoriasis

Contributed by Dr Claire Marshall, clinical fellow in dermatology, Whipps Cross University...

Seborrhoea

Differential diagnoses: Keratinous conditions
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Differential diagnoses: Keratinous conditions

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four keratinous conditions and offers clues for their...

Differential diagnoses - Pigmented skin lesions

Differential diagnoses - Pigmented skin lesions

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis.

Picture case - Cradle cap

Picture case - Cradle cap

Greasy plaques on a baby's head are the basis of this clinical diagnosis. By Dr Jean...

Warts, molluscum contagiosum

Differential diagnoses: Facial lesions

Differential diagnoses: Facial lesions

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four facial lesions and offers clues for their diagnosis...

Differential diagnoses: Warts

Differential diagnoses: Warts

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four types of warts and offers clues for their diagnosis.

Differential diagnoses: Cysts

Differential diagnoses: Cysts

Dr Nigel Stollery compares four presentations and offers clues for their diagnosis...

More articles on dermatology

Paediatric problems: illustrated

Paediatric problems: illustrated

Presentations of haemangioma, atopic eczema, rhabdomyosarcoma and precocious puberty.

Skin conditions in young children

Skin conditions in young children

The diagnosis and management of four common skin conditions affecting young children:...

Management of common photodermatoses
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Management of common photodermatoses

An overview of skin disorders caused or aggravated by light, including polymorphic...

Facial ulcers in children

Facial ulcers in children

The most common causes of facial ulcers in children, including how to distinguish...

Shoulder problems: illustrated

Shoulder problems: illustrated

Presentations of shoulder problems including burns, muscle wasting, dislocation,...

Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions
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Using dermoscopy to diagnose skin lesions

NICE guidance recommends that GPs seeing skin lesions regularly should be trained...

Diagnosing blistering skin conditions

Diagnosing blistering skin conditions

This article identifies a number of different blistering conditions and provides...

Nail changes - clinical review

Nail changes - clinical review

Presentation, diagnosis and management of common nail changes and subungual melanoma.

GP minor surgery safe, prompt and effective, researchers find

GP minor surgery safe, prompt and effective, researchers find

Minor surgery by GPs is safe, prompt and effective, according to an analysis that...

Urgent referrals in dermatology

Urgent referrals in dermatology

An overview of dermatological conditions requiring urgent referral, including skin...

Cellulitis: clinical review

Cellulitis: clinical review

Prompt diagnosis and tailored treatment are essential in cellulitis.

Management of patients with vitiligo

Management of patients with vitiligo

Psychological support is an important part of managing vitiligo.

Illustrated: allergy and immunology

Illustrated: allergy and immunology

Eight cases of allergic or immune reaction.

Dermatology emergencies in children

Dermatology emergencies in children

Identifying purpura fulminans, staphylococcal scaled skin syndrome and Kawasaki disease...

Quality of life assessment in skin disease

Quality of life assessment in skin disease

Understanding the psychological impact of dermatological conditions is critically...

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