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Dermatology 

Dermatology
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Dermatology
Author(s):

Sanju Arianayagam

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198827191.003.0006
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date: 26 June 2022

This chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties explores the specialty of dermatology. It works up from the basics of dermatology through describing a lesion and patterns of skin disease to itch and signs of systemic disease. Cancer is reviewed, including common skin cancers and premalignant tumours and malignant melanoma. Psoriasis is explored, along with eczema, skin infections, acne vulgaris, rosacea, drug eruptions, photosensitivity, urticaria, ulcers, HIV, infestations, and psychodermatoses.

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