Introduction[edit | edit source]
Dermatological disorders are an umbrella term to describe conditions affecting the skin. They may range from common skin rashes to severe skin infections which may occur as a result of: infections, allergens, systemic disorders or medications.
Common Skin Conditions[edit | edit source]
- Tinea Versicolor
- Acne vulgaris: Commonly referred to as pimples or otherwise known as acne, is a skin condition affecting the pilosebaceous unit causing non-inflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions and varying degrees of scarring . It occurs mainly in adolescence but can persist till adulthood. Four pathogenic processes have been postulated to causing acne. They are:
- alteration of follicular keratinization that leads to comedones
- increased and altered sebum production under androgen control
- follicular colonization by the bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes
- complex inflammatory mechanisms that involve both innate and acquired immunity
- Pressure ulcers
References[edit | edit source]
- Tan AU, Schlosser BJ, Paller AS. A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment of Acne in Adult Female Patients. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2018; 4(2): 56–71.