Rashes of Childhood

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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)…

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Introduction Rosacea is a common facial rash, of unknown aetiology. It is typically chronic and persistent. It causes sterile inflammatory papules, pustule and nodes and it may sometimes be mistaken…

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Scabies mite - sarcotopes scabei


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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…

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Seborrheic dermatitis affecting the top of the head in an infant - also known as cradle cap. Dermnet Reference Image from Dermnet. Used in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 (New Zealand) license.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

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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.…

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Skin Cancer

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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…

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Arterial foot ulcer

Skin ulcers

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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…

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Stephens-Johnson Syndrome – SJS

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Introduction Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal skin disorder. It is an immune-complex mediated hypersensitivity reaction. The term toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) was previously be believed to…

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Introduction Tinea refers to a specific type of fungal infection, caused by dermatophyte fungus. Fungal infections are often divided into 3 different types: Tinea Caused by dermatophyte fungus Candida Caused by the…

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