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Chapter-22 Dermatology

BOOK TITLE: Exam Preparatory Manual for Undergraduates: Medicine

Author
1. Nayak Ramadas
2. Boloor Archith
ISBN
9789386056610
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14224_23
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
26
Author Affiliations
1. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Yenepoya Medical College, Constituent of Yenepoya University (Accredited by NAAC with "A" grade), Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University (Accredited by NAAC with “A” grade), Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
Chapter keywords
Dermatology, psoriasis, lichen planus, LP, acanthosis nigricans, eczema, skin tumor, phakomatoses, hair disorder, leg ulcer, xerostomia, pruritus, panniculitis

Abstract

Written in the question and answer format, this chapter talks about the dermatology. Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, nails, hair and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. This chapter covers the psoriasis, lichen planus (LP), acanthosis nigricans, eczema, blistering (bullous) disorders of skin, reactive disorders of skin, pigmentary disorders of skin, skin tumors, phakomatoses, disorders of skin appendages, hair disorders, leg ulcers, xerostomia, pruritus, and panniculitis. Psoriasis is a non-infectious, chronic papulosquamous T cell mediated inflammatory skin disorder and is one of the most common skin diseases. Lichen planus is a pruritic inflammatory dermatosis that is commonly associated with mucosal involvement. Rarely, it may be associated with involvement of nail (nail dystrophy) and hair (scarring alopecia). Acanthosis nigricans is a skin lesion marked by thickened, verrucous (warty) hyperpigmentation of the skin with a velvety texture predominantly of the flexural areas (axillae, skin folds of the neck, groin, and anogenital regions) including the lips.

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