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Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a common, rapidly growing, locally destructive skin tumour.
Sjögren syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes dry eyes and dry mouth as it mainly affects secretory glands of...
Non-dermatophyte mould onychomycosis (NDMO) is an opportunistic fungal nail infection (onychomycosis) caused by moulds.
Skin conditions conditions are extremely common during HIV infection and will affect approximately 90% of all people living with HIV.
Linear IgA bullous disease is a rare, autoimmune, blistering disease which blisters form on the skin and mucous membranes.
Phytophotodermatitis is a skin reaction that occurs when certain plant chemicals come into contact with the skin, and there is...
Erythema palmare hereditarium (EPH) is an inherited tendency to develop persistent redness of the palms and fingertips.
Limonene and linalool are fragrance chemicals extracted from the peel of citrus fruits (limonene) and herbs, flowers, and woods (linalool).
Plant dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by topical contact with a plant or plant constituent.
A fibrous papule of the nose is a common and harmless skin lesion.
Carcinoid syndrome is characterised by episodic cutaneous flushing, diarrhoea, and wheezing.
Folliculitis decalvans is a chronic, neutrophilic inflammation that results in scarring hair loss.
Azathioprine is an antimetabolite thiopurine analogue drug that interferes with DNA synthesis and suppresses the immune system response.
Laterothoracic exanthem is an uncommon rash involving the sides of the trunk in young children.
Behçet disease (BD) is a rare, multi-system condition characterised by recurrent painful oral and genital ulcers, a variety of skin...
November 2021 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.
8 November 2021 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.
3 November 2021 is World Jellyfish Day.
Sea bather's eruption is an itchy rash of the covered skin that appears soon after swimming in the sea, caused...
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 acute superficial bacterial skin infection characterised by pustules and honey-coloured crusted erosions ('school sores').
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 mild and short-lasting viral infection most often affecting young...
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 very itchy skin condition caused by a parasitic mite that burrows in the skin surface and results...
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