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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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Folliculitis

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Introduction Folliculitis is a common skin condition that describes inflammation of the hair follicles. It can be due to infection (bacterial or fungal), inflammation / irritation and / or a…

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Hair Disorders

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Physiology of hair growth Hair on the scalp Grows in small clusters of 3-4 hairs per follicle unit Hair growth Hair follicles go through three growth phases Anagen ‚Äď the…

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Impetigo

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Introduction Impetigo is an infectious skin condition, usually caused by the bacteria¬†Staphylococcus Aureus,¬†and less commonly by¬†Streptococcus¬†pyogenes.¬† It is highly infectious, and outbreaks often occurs in schools and within families. It…

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Keratosis Pilaris

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Introduction Keratosis pilaris is an extremely common skin condition seen mainly in teenagers and adults that is caused by accumulation of keratin in hair follicles. It is most commonly seen…

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Read more about the article Lichen sclerosus
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Lichen sclerosus

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Introduction Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a relatively common chronic, autoimmune skin disorder involving the anogenital region, particularly in women. In men, it was previously referred to balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO),…

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Pityriasis Rosea

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Introduction Pityriasis rosea is a common presentation to general practice. Pityriasis - causes a fine flake or flake Rosea -¬†pink coloured It is a widespread rash caused by a viral…

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Pityriasis Veriscolor

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Introduction Pityriasis veriscolor is a type of fungal skin infection. It is typically very superficial, and is caused by the Malassezia¬†group of fungus.¬†It is often asymptomatic, except for a flaky…

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Example of widespread psoriasis on a patient's back

Psoriasis

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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,…

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