Therapy Update 21 February 2018 by Dr Annabel Dodds, Dr Mark Aldred

The hot topic of tanning

Humans value outward appearance highly, but tanning for the purposes of fashion is a relatively new practice. Historically, aesthetes tended to favour paler skin until the post-industrial era.
Clinical Audit 21 February 2018 by Australian Doctor Education

Scaling back psoriasis

Psoriasis occurs in many forms, but by far the most common type of psoriasis is the chronic plaque type (up to 90% of presentations), also known as psoriasis vulgaris or chronic plaque psoriasis. It is prevalent in up to 2-3% of the adult population. 
Picture Quiz 14 February 2018 by Professor Dedee Murrell

Helping a teenager tackle her acne

Jana, an 18-year-old female, presents with a four-year history of multiple open and closed comedones, along with inflammatory papules, pustules and cysts on her face and back. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz.
Dermoscopy 08 February 2018 by Associate Professor Cliff Rosendahl, Dr David Simpson

Examination of a pigmented skin lesion near the hairline

It is known that acquired melanocytic naevi are not expected on the head and neck.1-3 Congenital-type naevi are commonly seen at this location, being raised naevi that often exhibit terminal hairs as a clue to their hamartomatous origin.
Picture Quiz 24 January 2018 by Dr Paul Goodridge

What caused this reaction?

Jack, 83, was admitted to hospital after a fall. On admission he was given oral paracetamol (1g) for pain relief. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
Picture Quiz 18 January 2018 by Dr James Slattery

A woman presents with a sore near her eye

Sandra, aged 74, is concerned about a cystic lesion at her right medial canthus that has been present for six months. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
Picture Quiz 07 December 2017 by Professor Dedee Murrell

What's causing this intense mid-back itch?

A 63-year-old woman presents with a six-month history of episodic pruritus of her mid upper-back. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
How to Treat 01 December 2017 by Dr William Cranwell, Professor Rodney Sinclair
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Why we need to combat steroid phobia

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Rules of thumb to manage fungal infections

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