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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Four presentations of skin conditions

Pitted keratolysis resulting from hyperhidrosis case study

Management of cutaneous viral warts

Psoriasis: What can GPs do to deliver optimal care?

Acne

The management of rosacea
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The management of rosacea

Diagnosing rosacea, understanding the various presentations, recognising triggers...

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...

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

Neck swellings: differential diagnoses
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Neck swellings: differential diagnoses

The differences in characteristic features of neck swellings - thyroglossal cyst,...

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...

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

Developments in melanoma treatment

Developments in melanoma treatment

A review of established and novel therapeutic approaches for malignant melanoma,...

Diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitis

Diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitis

Classification of cutaneous vasculitis, clinical features, suitable investigations...

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

Differential diagnoses: Pigmentation

The differential diagnosis of conditions presenting with pigmentation including melasma,...

Dermatological conditions in pigmented skin

Dermatological conditions in pigmented skin

Diagnosing and managing conditions specific to pigmented skin.

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...

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