July 4, 2021


The name Urticaria has originated from the famous European stinging nettle Urtica dioica. The condition is mainly characterized by the appearance of very itchy hives (weals) with or […]
June 20, 2021

Types of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Complications Associated With It

In the previous post, a nonmelanoma cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, was introduced; its prevalence, clinical features, and treatment methods were discussed.  Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is one […]
June 13, 2021

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), also known as a nonmelanoma cancer, is one of the most common forms of skin cancer. Patients diagnosed with BCC often have […]
June 6, 2021

Textile Contact Dermatitis

Textile contact dermatitis, also called clothing dermatitis, is a skin disorder caused by wearing certain clothing and/or having fabric(s) coming in contact with the skin. This […]
May 30, 2021
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Median canaliform nail dystrophy

Photo credit: Dermnetnz In dermatology, median canaliform nail dystrophy refers to an abnormal change in the nail plate characterized by midline longitudinal furrow or split transverse […]
May 24, 2021


Melanoma refers to a very serious type of skin cancer caused by the uncontrolled growth of melanocytes (also known as pigmented cells).  The outer layer of […]
May 16, 2021

Spider telangiectasia

A condition of spider telangiectasia is a result of dilated blood vessels and has a spider-like appearance. This condition earned its name due to having a […]
May 9, 2021

Corn and Callus

Corn and calluses refer to common skin lesions which appear as hard and thickened skin patches. It is important to distinguish between these two terms: corn […]
May 2, 2021

Allergic contact dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis is a form of dermatitis/eczema triggered by an allergic reaction to an allergen (material) contacted with the skin. Usually, the allergen appears quite […]