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Inherited skin disease 

Inherited skin disease
Inherited skin disease

Irene M. Leigh

, and David P. Kelsell


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

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date: 23 October 2021

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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