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Introduction to dermatology

Dermatological diagnosis depends upon accurate examination and description of mucocutaneous symptoms and signs.

Each page provides a brief illustrated overview of the topic and / or links to other resources. You may try the key points exercises and the case challenges before, during or after reading the relevant text.

Refer to your textbook and online references for further information.

Topics Test yourself
Overview of dermatology Key points
Structure and functions of the skin Key points
History taking in dermatology
Examination of the skin
Terminology in dermatology Key points
Examination of the hair and scalp Key points
Examination of the nails Key points
An introduction to dermatological therapeutics Key points
How to write a referral to a dermatologist