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Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome

Also known as familial cold urticaria, FCAS is a rare autosomal dominant autoinflammatory disease that presents with episodic rash, fever,...

Photocontact dermatitis

Photocontact dermatitis (PCD) is an inflammatory skin reaction that occurs when ultraviolet or visible light interacts with a topically applied...

Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers are skin and soft tissue injuries sustained from prolonged pressure.

Dermatitis herpetiformis

Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an inflammatory immunobullous disease of the skin and a cutaneous manifestation of coeliac (celiac) disease, a...


Berdazimer is a first-in-class nitric oxide-releasing topical treatment under evaluation for use in acne and molluscum contagiosum.

Gardner syndrome

Gardner syndrome is a variant of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) that is associated with extra-colonic features.


Tapinarof is a novel, once-daily, topical aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) agonist indicated for adults with plaque psoriasis.


Upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) is an oral, second-generation selective Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor used for atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Solar elastosis

Solar elastosis is a disorder in which the skin appears yellow and thickened as a result of abnormal elastic tissue...

Lichen sclerosus in men

Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon inflammatory dermatosis which, in men, typically involves uncircumcised genitalia.

Trichoscopy of generalised noncicatricial hair loss

Generalised noncicatricial hair loss is a non-scarring, potentially reversible type of hair loss.

Dyshidrotic eczema (pompholyx)

Dyshidrotic eczema is an itchy, chronic, recurrent, often symmetric eruption on the palms of hands, fingers, and soles of the...


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

Habit-tic nail deformity

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

Talimogene laherparepvec

Talimogene laherparepvec is an intralesional injection comprised of a genetically engineered attenuated strain of herpes simplex virus 1 with anti-tumour...

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...

Childhood infections

Meningococcal disease

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.

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 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

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

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