DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages

Translate

DermNet is the world’s leading free dermatology resource. We help thousands of people make informed, evidence-based decisions on how to care for skin conditions, by providing reliable information at the click of a button.

Recently added pages

Congenital malalignment of the great toenails

Congenital malalignment of the great toenails, also known as congenital malalignment syndrome, is a dystrophic nail disorder caused by the...

Trichoscopy of localised cicatricial hair loss

Primary cicatricial alopecias comprise a group of disorders in which there is permanent destruction of the hair follicle.

Peristomal intestinal metaplasia

Peristomal intestinal metaplasia (PIM) is a rare but serious complication affecting the skin around a gastrointestinal stoma site.

Antiseptics

Antiseptics are chemical agents that slow or stop the growth of micro-organisms on external body surfaces, helping prevent infection.

Spesolimab

Spesolimab (Spevigo®) is an FDA-approved biological treatment administered via intravenous infusion for generalised pustular psoriasis flares.

Habit-tic nail deformity

Habit-tic nail deformity is a type of acquired psychodermatosis affecting the nail unit.

Clascoterone

Topical clascoterone cream 1% (Winlevi®) is a novel androgen receptor inhibitor used for the treatment of acne vulgaris in patients...

COVID-19

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a contagious viral disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

Kimura disease

Kimura disease (KD) is a rare, chronic, inflammatory disorder that typically presents as painless subcutaneous nodules in the head and...

Hereditary coproporphyria

Hereditary coproporphyria (HCP) is a rare subtype of porphyria caused by a defect in the CPOX enzyme.

Scalp psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is characterised by red, thickened patches or plaques with overlying silvery-white scales, affecting part or all of the...

Emollients and moisturisers

Components of moisturisers include emollients, occlusives, and humectants.

Nemolizumab

Nemolizumab is a biological therapy used to treat moderate to severe prurigo nodularis and atopic dermatitis.

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome

Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS), or broad thumb-hallux syndrome, is a rare genetic condition with a broad phenotypic spectrum that ranges from...

Childhood infections

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is an illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis.

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection causing fever and a rash. Early symptoms are like the common cold, with...

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection that causes an acute fever and blistered rash, mainly in children.

Fifth disease

Erythema infectiosum is a common childhood infection causing a slapped cheek appearance and a rash.

Herald patch: pityriasis rosea
Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a viral rash which lasts about 6–12 weeks. It is characterised by a herald patch followed by...

Impetigo

Impetigo is a common, superficial, highly contagious bacterial skin infection characterised by pustules and honey-coloured crusted erosions.

Boil

A boil (also called a furuncle) is a deep form of bacterial folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle).

Hand foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD or HFM) is a common, self-limiting, viral infection that causes blisters on the hands,...

Papular acrodermatitis

Papular acrodermatitis of childhood is a characteristic response of the skin to viral infection in which there is a papular...

Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection of childhood that causes localised clusters of umbilicated epidermal papules.

VIral warts

A viral wart is a very common benign lesion caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV).

Head lice

Head lice are small, wingless insects that infest the human scalp.

Scabies

Scabies is a transmissible skin disease caused by the ectoparasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei var.

Slider: Childhood infections

Support

Supported by and contributed to by New Zealand Dermatologists on behalf of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated.

Support us

Help us to grow and update the database

Subscribe to the DermnNet NZ newsletter

Get all website updates by email

SIGN UP

Sign up to the newsletter