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Inherited skin disease 

Inherited skin disease

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Inherited skin disease
Author(s):

Irene M. Leigh

and David P. Kelsell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2303

November 28, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 28 June 2017

Most patients referred from primary care to the dermatology clinic will be seeking advice and treatment for a few common skin disorders, including psoriasis, eczema, and acne. The genetic basis of these complex conditions is being unravelled. For example, susceptibility variants have been identified in the gene for filaggrin (...

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