The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology annual congress took place virtually between 29th September - 2nd October. It presented new findings and scientific breakthroughs and in the field of dermatology and venereology.
Rare and aggressive skin cancers were incorrectly classified as low-risk by machine learning models for detecting skin cancers, according to a new study presented at the EADV Congress 2021.
Ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, which is key for vitamin D production in the skin, at an individual's place of residence in the weeks before Covid-19 infection was strongly protective against severe disease and death.
A holistic approach is required when managing for skin conditions in vulnerable older adults, taking into account their frailty, cognitive impairment, multimorbidity and ability for self-care. This article discusses the challenges of…
Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune skin condition that normally occurs in the older patient with a mean age of onset of 80 years. This article was the joint winning entry for the British Society for Geriatric Dermatology Kligman Essay…
Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin in response to an external stimulus acting as either an allergen or an irritant. This article was the winning entry for the British Society for Geriatric Dermatology Kligman Essay Competition…
Shingles is becoming increasingly common. This article looks at the symptoms, triggers and treatment, and asks what practitioners can do to support patients with this condition.
Various cutaneous manifestations appear to be related to infection with Covid-19. This article looks at the different types and management options.
Emollients are an important treatment option for a number of skin conditions. This article provides an overview of their mode of action, and their usefulness in relieving symptoms of skin disease
Psoriatic arthritis is a relatively common condition, with about 20% of people with psoriasis developing the condition. This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis and management in primary care.
Psoriasis is associated with a significant impairment of quality of life, including work, family, sexual relations as well as physical and emotional well-being. This article looks at how psoriasis can be managed in primary care.
Although rates of skin cancer in young people in England have stabilised during the last two decades, the incidence in older populations has increased substantially, according to new research.
The 29th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) congress took place virtually between October 29-31 looking at new frontiers in dermatology and venereology. Ed Brown reports on the latest clinical trials presented at the…
A chronic wound, also known as a hard-to-heal wound, is one that shows no signs of healing within a period of three months. They rarely occur in healthy individuals and most frequently occur in the older patients.
Experts have warned that skin cancer detection apps on smart phones do not provide adequate protection to the public after a review of the evidence found poor and variable performance.