Psoriasis is a common chronic immune-mediated disease that presents primarily on the skin, but it’s often associated with other systemic manifestations affecting many body organs, particularly the joints. It has been estimated that the incidence of psoriasis ranges anything from less than half of 1% up to more than 10%, but the most widely accepted

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Associate Professor Alvin Chong and Dr Tom Kovitwanichkanont discuss melanoma with Associate Professor Victoria Mar, Head of the Victorian Melanoma Service.  Because melanoma is such a significant topic, it is being covered in two episodes. The first episode looks at the epidemiology and diagnosis of melanoma. In the second episode, we talk about its treatment

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We study acne in this episode – a common skin problem that affects almost everyone at some time during their life. Acne is a skin condition that has a number of causes, with a number of factors leading to it. It’s extremely common especially in adolescents and young adults. Eight out of ten Australians will

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Eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease with a greater prevalence in children than adults, although it can affect any age. Estimated population prevalence is 20.3% in 1-year-olds but decreases to 16% in 4-year-olds, highlighting the fact that a significant proportion of children outgrow eczema (1). The disease is important

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