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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Ulcer location: clue to aetiology (Photograph: SPL)

Red flag symptoms - Leg ulcers

Four presentations of skin conditions

Acute skin problems in children

New treatments for psoriasis

Acne

The management of rosacea

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

Clinical Review: Acne

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

Eczema

Management of contact dermatitis

Management of contact dermatitis

Dr Graham Johnston gives an overview of evidence-based recommendations for the management...

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.

Inflammatory skin conditions

Differential diagnoses - Benign skin lesions

Differential diagnoses - Benign skin lesions

Diagnose a cyst, ganglion, lipoma and dermatofibroma. Dr Nigel Stollery highlights...

Neck swellings: differential diagnoses

Neck swellings: differential diagnoses

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

Differential diagnoses: Pityriasis

Differential diagnoses: Pityriasis

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

Leg ulcers & pressure sores

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.

Patient pathways - Consortia must foster innovation

Patient pathways - Consortia must foster innovation

Why designing a money-saving leg ulcer care pathway failed.

Pruritus

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

Differential diagnoses: Hand rashes

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

Symptom management: Managing chronic pruritus

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...

Psoriasis

Psoriasis: What can GPs do to deliver optimal care?

Psoriasis: What can GPs do to deliver optimal care?

A new report has highlighted a severe lack of dermatology training and support within...

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...

Seborrhoea

Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Clinical review

Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Clinical review

Dr James Powell covers the diagnosis and management of seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Differential diagnoses: Keratinous conditions

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.

Warts, molluscum contagiosum

Management of cutaneous viral warts

Management of cutaneous viral warts

Clinical presentations and the latest advice on therapeutics for cutaneous viral...

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.

More articles on dermatology

Diagnosis of common hair loss conditions

Diagnosis of common hair loss conditions

Hair loss can severely affect patients. Dr Anton Alexandroff describes the most common...

Skin reaction after progestogen implant case study

Skin reaction after progestogen implant case study

Dr Rajiv Ghurye, Dr Suma Sreeshyla and Dr Simon Giles describe an unusual cause of...

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease

Recognition of the erythema migrans rash and other symptoms can aid prompt identification...

Differential diagnoses: Presentation and management of lip swellings

Differential diagnoses: Presentation and management of lip swellings

Diagnosis of lip swellings including granulomatous cheilitis, venous lake, milk blisters...

Pitted keratolysis resulting from hyperhidrosis case study

Pitted keratolysis resulting from hyperhidrosis case study

Clinical diagnosis and treatment options for pitted keratolysis.

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

Vascular conditions: differential diagnosis

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

Case study: A new, solitary lesion on pigmented skin

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.

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