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Acne Vulgaris

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Introduction Acne vulgaris (often shortened to "Acne") is a disorder of the Pilosebaceous Follicles (oil glands) Incredibly common Almost universal in the second decade of life Also affects adults Initially…

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Read more about the article Bullous Pemphigoid
Bullous Pemphigoid. Pemphigus Vulgaris. Image from Dermnet. Used in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 (New Zealand) license.

Bullous Pemphigoid

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Not to be confused with Bullous Pemphigus Aetiology Elderly (>65yrs) Vaccinations (in children with¬† condition affecting face, palms and soles) NSAIDs, furosemide, antibiotics UV radiation / x-rays Pathophysiology Autoimmune, subepidermal…

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Read more about the article Burns
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Assessing burn depth Superficial aka first degree¬†‚Äď epidermis (erythema) only. Can be differentiated from partial thickness by rubbing the skin. If the epidermis moves around, sliding over the deeper layers,…

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Read more about the article Cellulitis
Left Leg Cellulitis. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Courtesy Colm Anderson


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Introduction Cellulitis is caused by bacterial infection of the dermis layer of the skin and the deeper subcutaneous tissues. Often the infection is due to a break or puncture to…

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Read more about the article Defining Skin Lesions
Vesicle and Bulla

Defining Skin Lesions

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Introduction Describing and defining skin lesions is a complicated business, and something that most doctors are not very good at! There are a wide variety of terms used to describe…

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Read more about the article Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Dermatitis Herpetiformis rash on abdomen

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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Introduction Dermatitis herpetiformis is a rare skin disorder associated with coeliac disease. The name¬†herpetiformis¬†refers to the fact that the rash often resembles the rash caused by herpes zoster (shingles and…

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Read more about the article Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)
Eczema on arms

Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)

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Introduction Atopic eczema (aka atopic dermatitis) is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition that presents as a poorly demarcated, itchy red rash. It typically affects the skin folds, especially in…

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Read more about the article Erythema Multiforme
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Erythema Multiforme

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Introduction Erythema multiforme is a hypersensitivity reaction, causing a character in skin rash. It is typically the result of an infection - usually from herpes simplex virus, and sometimes from…

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