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Dermatology: Course outline

The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders

Course Outline


1- Anatomy and physiology of skin (layers of skin, functions of skin, appendages of skin)

  1. Maculopapular Lesions
  2. With Pruritus: Lichen planus, Scabies, Fungal Infections,

2- Psoriasis, Eczema, Drug Reaction

         2-  Without Pruritus: Secondary stage of Syphilis and Eczema (pityriasis alba)

3- Vesicular

       1- Chicken Pox, Varicella Zoster, Herpes Simplex, Molluscum contagiosum, Pemphigus vulgaris

4- Pustular:

     1- Acne, Furunculosis/Folliculitus, Miliaria pustulosa and Sycosis vulgaris

5- Tender Erythema

  • Infections Staph/Strep
  • Erythema Nodosum

6- Nodular

  • Malignancy: Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Basal Cell carcinoma and Malignant melanoma
  • Non-malignant: Lupus vulgaris, Verrucous vulgaris and

7- Erythema nodosum

8- Bullae

  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Impetigo Contagiosa bullousa
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa.

9- Plaque

  • Psoraisis
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Leprosy
  • Urticaria
  • Drug induced
  • Heat (solar) and Cold urticaria
  •  Pigmentary Disorders
  • Hypopigmentation: Vitiligo, Pityriasis alba, Pityriasis versicolor, Leprosy
  • Hyperpigmentation: Melasma, Freckles, Malignant melanoma

10-Post-inflammatory, Café-au-lait and Addison‟s Disease

  • Papulo-squamous
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
  • Bullous Disorders (Pemphigus Vulgaris)
  • Pityriasis Rosea

11-Erythema Multiforme

  • Drugs(sulphonamides, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs)
  • Infectious: Viral, Rickettsial, Bacterial and Fungal

12-Discoid Lesions

  •  SLE  (Systematic Lupus Erythematosus)
  •  PMLE (Polymorphic light eruption)