Scabies

Introduction Scabies (aka “The Itch”) is a common parasitic skin disorder caused by the arachnid (mite) sarcotopes scabei. It is a very common disorder, and its morbidity is probably underrated. It is particularly a problem...

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

Introduction Seborrheic dermatitis, also sometimes called seborrheic eczema, is a common, chronic skin disorder, that typically affects the face, scalp and trunk. Some define it as a subtype of eczema. Its pathology is poorly...

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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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Skin ulcers

Introduction Skin ulcers are a common presentation to general practice – affecting 2-3 patients per 1000 per year, and can have several important causes: Venous ulcers Due to venous blood stasis Arterial ulcers A...

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