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What you need to know about fungal skin infections

Fungi are parasites or saprophytes i.e. they live off living or dead organic matter. In humans, fungal infections occur when an invading fungus takes over an area of the body and especially when the immune system is weak/suppressed. Fungi can live in the air, soil, water, and plants. There are also some fungi that live […]

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Keloid Scar,Causes and Treatment

Keloid is abnormally large overgrowth of fibrous tissues (scar) occuring as a results of trauma or irritation that does not subside with time. In terms if genetics it is 5-15 times more common in blacks and Asian than in caucasians. In all races, more darkly pigmented individuals are at high risk. Both autosomal dominant and […]

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What you should know about eczema/atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a chronic, relapsing, pruritic (itchy), inflammatory skin condition. Epidemiology Very common condition with a prevalence as high as 15-20% in children and 2-10% in adults.  It accounts for around 30% of all dermatological consultations in GP. Most present in infancy (85% before 1 year and 95% before 5 years) Pathophysiology There […]

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Facts About Acne Vulgaris.

Overview Definition of Acne vulgaris Causes/Aetiology Clinical features Investigation Treatment/management Acne vulgaris Is a common chronic skin condition that affects both males and females in adolescence. For some, it can also continue into adulthood and it can affect women during pregnancy or during their menstrual cycle. Acne results in the development of pimples or pustules from blocked hair follicles and […]

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