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Hereditary coproporphyria (HCP) is a rare subtype of porphyria caused by a defect in the CPOX enzyme.
Tralokinumab is a fully human IgG4 monoclonal antibody used to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.
Azelaic acid is used as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne; it may also be useful in treating...
Nemolizumab is a biological therapy used to treat moderate to severe prurigo nodularis and atopic dermatitis.
Components of moisturisers include emollients, occlusives, and humectants.
Generalised pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a rare, severe form of pustular psoriasis.
Scalp psoriasis is characterised by red, thickened patches or plaques with overlying silvery-white scales, affecting part or all of the...
Lebrikizumab is a novel, high-affinity, monoclonal antibody or biological agent that selectively inhibits interleukin 13 for the treatment of atopic...
Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS), or broad thumb-hallux syndrome, is a rare genetic condition with a broad phenotypic spectrum that ranges from...
An antiperspirant is a chemical agent that reduces perspiration or sweating.
Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) make up the majority of all nail disease (over 50%).
The acquired resistance of dermatophyte fungi to antifungal medication is on the rise.
Atopy refers to the genetic predisposition of experiencing an exaggerated immune response to allergens via the overproduction of immunoglobulin E...
A finger or toenail that is partially or completely white in colour (leukonychia) has several potential causes.
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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