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Case study 1
A 35-year-old woman presents with a five-year history of a rash
On examination she has multiple scaly plaques across her trunk, arms and legs, consistent with psoriasis (see Figure 1).
Question 1: What are the classic features of plaque psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis consists of scaly,...Read more
Atopic eczema is a chronic relapsing skin condition that affects 2-10% of adults. The presentation of this condition in adults is often severe and chronic. Steroids are the firstline of treatment. Topical tacrolimus belongs to a class of new immunomodulators, which is a class of immunosuppressant drugs that work...Read more
Sunbeds have recently been reclassified as a class 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, putting them on a par with cigarette smoking. The links between sunbathing, sunburn and skin cancer have been widely examined, and it has also been reported that a relationship exists between...Read more