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By David Gawkrodger DSc MD FRCP FRCPE, Michael R Ardern-Jones BSc MBBS FRCP DPhil

This concise textbook of dermatology is geared toward clinical scholars and people getting ready for the MRCP and MRCGP examinations. the data is gifted in a hugely available structure, large use of color for either scientific pictures and pics makes for a great visual appeal. For overview for exam education key element bins are supplied. during this 3rd variation vast revision has been made to the contents to mirror adjustments within the knowing of dermatological stipulations at a molecular point and the adjustments in scientific perform. additionally using the web for dermatological details by means of either medical professionals and sufferers is reviewed.

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3). g. the UK, a general practitioner will have referred them; in other places selfreferral may depend on the availability of medical insurance. Referral patterns vary between different regions, depending on local facilities, interests and customs. In Europe, within a year, just over 1% of the population is referred for a dermatological opinion. In the early 2000s, a quarter of all new referrals require a minor surgical procedure. Malignant tumours Fig. 1 Prevalence per 1000 population Fig. 2 Breakdown of skin diseases seen for skin disease of any severity.

69). Hand dermatitis Hand dermatitis is a common, often recurrent condition which varies from being acute and vesicular to chronic, hyperkeratotic and fissured. The condition results from a variety of causes, and often several factors are involved. In children, hand dermatitis is mostly due to atopic eczema. An atopic predisposition often underlies adult hand dermatitis, especially if due to repeated exposure to irritants. Allergic causes need excluding, and most adults with hand dermatitis require patch testing.

J Basics of medical therapy |_ Table 3 An overview of systemic therapy Group Drug Indications Corticosteroids Prednisolone usually Bullous disorders, connective tissue disease, vasculitis Cytotoxics Immunosuppressants « Correct diagnosis is essential to ensure appropriate treatment. » When using topical steroids: Methotrexate Psoriasis, sarcoidosis Hydroxyurea Psoriasis - Azathioprine Bullous disorders, chronic actinic dermatitis, atopic eczema - Ciclosporin Psoriasis, atopic eczema, pyoderma gangrenosum use the lowest potency that is effective look out for side-effects, especially atrophy - emollients can help reduce the steroid Gold Bullous disorders, lupus erythematosus Immunomodulators Inosine pranobex Viral warts (genital), herpes simplex (genital) Retinoids Acitretin Psoriasis, other keratinization disorders Isotretinoin Acne Griseofulvin, terbinafine Fungal infection helps compliance.

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