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Hidradenitis suppurativa: the hidden skin disease

Dr Anne-Marie Tobin writes on hidradenitis suppurativa — a chronic debilitating skin condition that requires a multidisciplinary approach Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent and debilitating skin condition characterised by deep-seated inflamed nodules, abscesses, sinus tract formation and scarring.

Getting under the skin of psoriasis, a global problem

Dr Nicholas Simpson, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, and Dr Pat Podmore, Consultant Dermatologist, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry, examine how to diagnose, manage and treat the various different types of psoriasis, with treatment choice depending of severity and areas affected

PCDSI: 20 years and still growing

PCDSI Chairperson Dr Finbar Fitzpatrick reviews some of the highlights from this year’s three-day scientific meeting of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland held recently in Killarney, which covered a wide range of dermatology topics

Learning your ABCDEs of melanoma

With the incidence of skin cancer increasing in Europe at an alarming rate, Dr Cal Condon, Consultant Dermatologist at the Blackrock Clinic and Clane General Hospital, explains the importance of early detection and treatment.

Substance use now linked with indoor tanning

Analyses of the results of a survey of Colorado high school students suggest there may be a potential association between substance use and indoor tanning, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology.