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Occupational skin manifestations

    It is possible for some skin manifestations to arise due to an individual’s occupation, some of those occupations include hairdressers, food industry, health care, farmers, construction. Parts affected depend on exposure, m…
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What is dermaplaning?

      Dermaplaning is a simple non-invasive outpatient procedure which has gained popularity through social media platforms as an easy way to achieve a smoother skin complexion, remove unwanted hair on the face and prevent …
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A Brief History on Modern Clinical Dermatology

  Scholars date back the start of modern dermatology to November first of the year 1801, with St Louis hospital in France being turned into an exclusively dermatological hospital; which was the catalyst for the rapid interest in dermatology…
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Dermatological Manifestations in Patients With SARS-CoV-2.

  Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been initially defined as a disease of the respiratory tract; however, with the increasing number of patients and announcing that the virus became a pandemic, new systemic…
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Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)

      Keratosis pilaris is a very common inherited condition where small keratotic papules in hair follicles appear as patches of bumps on the skin.  The bumps can be red, white, or darker than the skin.   Keratosis …
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Werewolf syndrome: A brief touch on the different causes of excessive body hair.

      Hypertrichosis (also known as Werewolf syndrome) is the presence of abnormal amounts of hair on the body in non-androgenic sensitive areas. This needs to be differentiated from hirsutism, which is a condition…
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Keloid scarring

    Keloids form following dermal scarring of tissue with abnormal wound healing. The scarring’s origin can be multifaceted, developing from any level of skin trauma or inflammation including surgery, burns, acne, insect b…
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Herpes zoster

      Herpes zoster (also known as shingles) is a localized, blistering, and painful rash caused by reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) (as known as herpesvirus 3 member of the Herpesviruses). Herpes zoster…
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Infantile Hemangiomas

      Infantile hemangiomas are the most common vascular tumor in infants and children. The majority of hemangiomas are not evident at birth but most become apparent in the first few months of life. Infantile hemangiomas…
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A brief touch on some of the skin manifestations associated with diabetes mellitus

      Diabetes mellitus is a disorder occurring when the body is unable to process glucose resulting in high blood glucose. It is a very common disease; it has been estimated that around 18% of the adult population in…
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Viral warts

      Viral warts are ubiquitous and harmless skin growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). It infects epidermal or mucosal cells creating a warty knoll lesion called verruca.   Diagnosis is clear-cut and…
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Cutaneous Melanoma

    Cutaneous melanoma is a malignant neoplasm of the melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells found in the basal layer of the epidermis which its main function is to produce the pigment melanin that is responsible for skin color.…