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Dermatomyositis

    Dermatomyositis is a rare disease that causes muscle inflammation and skin rash. It can occur at any age, but it most often affects adults over the age of 50, the exact cause is not known but is thought to be an autoimmune…
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Vitiligo: classification ,severity scoring system and psychosocial impact

    The Vitiligo European Taskforce came to a consensus about the classification of vitiligo in 2007. They decided on four main categories with subtypes. Classification  Subtype  Comments  Nonsegmental vitiligo   Focal …
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Sunscreen Awareness Month

  Introduction:  According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and May 28 is National Sunscreen Day, by the early 20-century sunscreen started to manufacture and by the mid-1970s that …
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Psoriasis Awareness Month

  August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month, which gives us the opportunity to educate the public about it. The below article elicits some information about psoriasis definition, causes, presentation, and treatment.   Psoriasis…
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Vitamin D in Acne

      Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone found in the body that serves many purposes, most famously bone formation. Although vitamin D is most important for bone health, it also plays a key role in many of the body’s other fu…
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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…