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Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

The nose, cheeks and forehead are the usual areas affected, but other areas, such as the chest, neck and ears, can also be involved (Photograph: Author Image)
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The management of rosacea

Dermatological conditions in pigmented skin

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Neck swellings: differential diagnoses

Acne

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Acne vulgaris: clinical review

Prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment are an important part of successful...

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

Eczema

Atopic eczema: clinical review

Atopic eczema: clinical review

The causes of atopic eczema and advice on managing the condition, including diagnostic...

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Diagnosis and management of the main skin conditions affecting pregnant women.

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,...

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

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.

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.

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

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Acute erythematous rashes in children

Infectious causes of erythematous rashes in children and important differential diagnoses.

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis
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Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

Differential diagnoses of conditions including strawberry naevus, spider naevus,...

Case study: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin
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Case study: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin

A male patient of Asian origin presented with a new, solitary pigmented lesion on...

Dermatology: five pictorial cases and outcomes

Dermatology: five pictorial cases and outcomes

Five illustrated cases of skin conditions, including pityriasis/tinea amiantacea,...

Skin reactions to wound dressings

Skin reactions to wound dressings

The importance of careful selection of wound dressings in order to minimise allergic...

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...

Atopic eczema in children

Atopic eczema in children

Diagnosis and management options for atopic eczema in children.

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