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  • Pruritus (without a rash)

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    Primary Care Dermatology Society - PCDS (Remove filter)

    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 25 June 2020

    Generalised itch in the absence of any obvious dermatological condition is a very common problem with a prevalence of approximately 17% in adults and perhaps 50% or higher in the elderly. There are...

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  • Acne: Acne vulgaris

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 25 August 2020

    Virtually every adolescent has a few “spots”, however, about 15% of the adolescent population have sufficient problems to seek treatment. In most patients, but not all, the acne clears up by the...

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  • Impetigo

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 17 August 2020

    Impetigo is a contagious bacterial infection of the superficial skin, predominantly occuring in children. There are two forms, the more common non-bullous impetigo, often referred to simply as...

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  • Nail disorders

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 28 November 2019

    This chapter provides an overview of nail disorders. For detailed information on paronychia please refer to the related chapter.  History Clinical...

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  • Warts

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 12 August 2020

    Warts are growths of the skin caused by infection with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). More than 70 HPV subtypes are known. This guidance addresses the following aspects of the...

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  • Kawasaki disease

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 28 July 2020

    Kawasaki disease is a rare, acute febrile vasculitic condition, presenting with fever, exanthem, and lymphadenitis. It often affects children under two years of age, and although is usually...

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  • Tinea: an overview

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 07 July 2016

    Tinea is a fungal skin infection caused by a dermatophyte (ringworm). This guidance addresses the following aspects of the condition: Aetiology History Clinical findings

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  • Photodermatoses: an overview

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 20 April 2020

    Photodermatoses are a group of skin conditions associated with an abnormal reaction to UV (ultraviolet) radiation.Whereas UVB is the predominant factor in sunburn, UVA is largely...

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  • Acrocyanosis

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    Published by Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS), 10 October 2019

    Acrocyanosis is characterised by painless discoloration, of different shades of blue, affecting the extremities. The colour change has relative persistence with aggravation by cold exposure, and...

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