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Panton-Valentine leukocidin Staphylococcus aureus (PVL-SA) is highly transmissible, lyses human neutrophils, and may cause recurrent skin and soft tissue infections...
Granular cell tumours are rare, generally benign, soft tissue neoplasms believed to originate from Schwann cells.
Steroid impregnated tapes are self-adhesive plastic tapes that have a topical corticosteroid, often fludroxycortide, impregnated into the adhesive.
Three-dimensional bioprinting or 3D bioprinting is an emerging technology that uses 3D printing techniques to deposit biological material to create...
Lanolin, the 2023 ACDS Allergen of the Year, is a natural product obtained from the fleece of sheep and is...
A dermatologist is a medical doctor who has specialised in medicine and then further specialised in diagnosing, managing, and treating...
Dermatology is the medical discipline that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, and...
Skin infections can be caused by bacteria (often Staphylococcal or Streptococcal) either invading normal skin, or affecting a compromised skin...
Lauryl glucoside is primarily used as a surfactant in common cosmetic, skincare, and household products.
Paradoxical psoriasis is a drug side effect that results in the formation of red, scaly, psoriasiform plaques on the skin...
Ruxolitinib is a selective inhibitor of the Janus-activated tyrosine kinases JAK1 and JAK2, available in oral and topical formulations.
Idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma (IFAG) is a rare, painless, self-limiting, solitary nodule which affects children.
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an inflammatory immunobullous disease of the skin and a cutaneous manifestation of coeliac (celiac) disease, a...
Ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy delivers shortwave ultraviolet radiation to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis.
November is World Diabetes Month.
A diabetic foot ulcer is a skin sore with full thickness skin loss often preceded by a haemorrhagic subepidermal blister.
Necrobiosis lipoidica is a rare granulomatous skin disorder typically described on the shin of diabetics.
The 8th of November is National Oral Health Day in New Zealand.
Transient lingual papillitis is a common painful inflammatory condition affecting one or several fungiform papillae on the tongue.
The 3rd of November is World Jellyfish Day.
Meningococcal disease is an illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection causing fever and a rash. Early symptoms are like the common cold, with...
Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection that causes an acute fever and blistered rash, mainly in children.
Erythema infectiosum is a common childhood infection causing a slapped cheek appearance and a rash.
Pityriasis rosea is a viral rash which lasts about 6–12 weeks. It is characterised by a herald patch followed by...
Impetigo is a common, superficial, highly contagious bacterial skin infection characterised by pustules and honey-coloured crusted erosions.
A boil (also called a furuncle) is a deep form of bacterial folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle).
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD or HFM) is a common, self-limiting, viral infection that causes blisters on the hands,...
Papular acrodermatitis of childhood is a characteristic response of the skin to viral infection in which there is a papular...
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection of childhood that causes localised clusters of umbilicated epidermal papules.
A viral wart is a very common benign lesion caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV).
Head lice are small, wingless insects that infest the human scalp.
Scabies is a transmissible skin disease caused by the ectoparasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei var.
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