Psoriasis

Introduction Psoriasis is a a common chronic inflammatory skin condition, characterised by raised, red, itchy scaly plaques on the skin. With treatment, it often follows a relapsing and remitting course, although in more severe...

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Rashes of Childhood

Type of Rash Appearance Associated Conditions Maculopapular Macules – flat erythematous areas of skin Papules – raised erythematous areas of skin Both will blanch under pressure Measles Rubella (only macules) HHV6 / HHV7 Enterovirus...

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Scabies

Introduction Scabies (aka “The Itch”) is a common parasitic skin disorder caused by the arachnid (mite) sarcotopes scabei. Aetiology Pets – particularly dogs Other family members affected – highly contagious within families. Sexually transmitted...

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Skin Cancer

Introduction Skin cancer is the most common malignancy – and the incidence is increasing rapidly In the last 10 years, the incidence in the UK has doubled Mainly seen on sun damaged / sun...

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