A – Z of Skin

Information for Skin, Hair and Nail Conditions

WHAT IS THE A-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.

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  • Jessner lymphocytic infiltrate

    It is a benign skin condition characterised by persistent lymphocyte (immune) cells in the skin. It may be a variant of lupus erythematosus, but this remains uncertain.

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  • Junctional epidermolysis bullosa

    Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is one of the main types of epidermolysis bullosa (EB). This group of inherited skin fragility disorders is characterised by blistering of the skin and body linings with minimal injury

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  • Juvenile plantar dermatosis

    Juvenile plantar dermatosis is a skin condition where there is cracking and peeling of the weight-bearing areas of the soles.

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  • Juvenile xanthogranuloma

    Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a self-limiting benign condition which means that it resolves spontaneously without treatment. The condition is most common during the first two years of life. It is present at birth in 10% of cases. Males are affected slightly more often than females.

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