A to Z of Skin

Welcome to A to Z of Skin

The A to Z of Skin information has been developed to help you understand more about common skin conditions and problems, and how these may be treated.  Both common and medical names have been included to help your search, as well as the names of medications and treatments. There are also a number of cosmetic topics which explain the latest treatments for cosmetic concerns related to the skin. Many College dermatologists have contributed to the information on this site. The process has been overseen by a committee of dermatologists to ensure that the final versions are both accurate and user friendly. Particular thanks go to Dr Pam Brown, Dr Peter Berger, Dr Davin Lim, Dr Michelle Rodrigues, Dr Yin Vun, Conjoint Associate Prof Orli Wargon and Dr Eleni Yiasemides (Chair). The A to Z information is currently under development. Please check back on a regular basis for updates and the addition of new topics.

Latest topic updates

Feb 19 2019

Naevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome

NBCCS is a rare genetic disorder (prevalence between 1 in 31000 - 1 in 164000). In the majority of those affected, it is characterised by the widespread growth of multiple skin cancers (typically basa... Read more

Feb 12 2019

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

SLNB is the method used to classify a particular stage in cancer normally at or soon after the diagnosis stage. This process entails evaluating the primary tumour (the T Stage), how much of the cancer... Read more

Jan 18 2019

Propranolol for haemangioma of infancy

Propranolol is a medication that has been used for decades in the treatment of blood pressure, fast heart rate, and a variety of other medical conditions. It has been used for the treatment of haemang... Read more

Dec 07 2018

Necrobiosis Lipoidica

Necrobiosis lipoidica is a rare skin condition which typically affects the lower legs. It is characterized by shiny red yellow plaques which usually enlarge and persist for years. Read more

Jul 12 2018

Cutaneous tuberculosis

Cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB) is a skin infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis, which mainly causes lung infection, but can involve other organ systems. Read more

Jun 22 2018

Biopsy of the Skin

Biopsy of the Skin - A skin biopsy is a simple procedure that provides valuable information to help confirm disorders including skin cancers, various skin lesions or rashes. Read more