Dermatology

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Before Entering Dermatology[edit]

  1. Learn to identify primary lesions instantly upon seeing them. See Merck Manuals, MissingLink UCSF, and read this entirely: Dermnetnz terminology.
  2. Study allergy and inflammation.
  3. Study acne including the histopathology.
  4. Study lightly the common dermato-venereal diseases such as pityriasis, pemphigus, dermatitis, impetigo, scabies, urticaria, gonorrhea, and tinea in depth.

Diseases Encountered[edit]

  1. Nummular dermatitis
  2. Blastomycetica interdigitalis
  3. Acneiform eruption
  4. Melasma
  5. Neurofibromatosis
  6. Nevus pigmentosus
  7. Furunculosis
  8. Lichen simplex chronicus (neurodermatitis)
  9. Steatocystoma multiplex
  10. Urticaria (papular)
  11. Angioedema
  12. Morbus Hansen
  13. Scabies
  14. Keloid
  15. Drug eruption (SJS)
  16. Pemphigus vulgaris
  17. Acne vulgaris
  18. Impetigo
  19. Seborrhoic keratosis
  20. Tinea
  21. Xanthalasma
  22. Telangiectasia
  23. Vitiligo
  24. Steatocystoma
  25. Neurofibromatosis
  26. Folliculitis
  27. Nevus
  28. Lipoma
  29. Bullous eruption
  30. Psoriasis
  31. Gonorrhea
  32. Urticaria
  33. Echtyma
  34. Tinea versicolor
  35. Peyronie's disease
  36. Milla
  37. Ecchymosis
  38. Elephantiasis nostras
  39. Pityriasis
  40. Crest syndrome
  41. Angioedema

Other Concepts[edit]

  1. Tzanck smear vs Nikolsky's sign.
  2. Griseofluvin vs Terbinafine
  3. Cells in epidermis
  4. Maseration
  5. Isotretinoin
  6. Glaberous skin
  7. Comedogenic substances: sodium lauryl sulfate
  8. Keratolytic substance
  9. ABCDE: asymmetry, border, color, diameter, elevation.