E Skin topics

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.

 

  • Ecthyma contagiosum

    Eecthyma contagiosum also known as Orf is an infection caused by the parapox virus which primarily infects sheep and goats. The condition is most commonly seen in animal handlers, butchers and farm w...

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  • Eczema in pregnancy

    Eczema in pregnancy is also known as atopic eruption of pregnancy. This is the most common of the pregnancy dermatoses (incidence 1:300-3000).

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  • Enteroviral vesicular stomatitis

    Enteroviral vesicular stomatitis also known as hand, foot and mouth disease is a common contagious viral illness that spreads from person to person.

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  • Epidermal naevus

    It is a term for a group of birthmarks made from cells from the outer portion of the skin (the epidermis), which appear in one or many lines or in a swirled pattern.

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  • Epidermoid cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a benign walled-off cavity filled with keratin which originates from the hair follicle unit.

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  • Epidermolysis bullosa

    Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of rare inherited skin fragility disorders which are characterised by blistering of the skin with minor injury.

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  • Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita

    EBA is a rare blistering disease which produces deep, tense blisters on the skin and mucosal surfaces (mouth, genitals, nose and eyes) which typically heal with scarring. EBA can occur at any age but ...

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  • Epidermolysis bullosa simplex

    Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is one of the main types of epidermolysis bullosa (EB). This group of inherited skin fragility disorders is characterised by blistering of the skin with minimal inj...

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  • Erythema ab igne

    Erythema ab igne (EAI) is a skin reaction characterised by a pattern of erythema (redness) resembling a net or hyperpigmentation (increased pigmentation) caused by chronic exposure to heat.

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  • Erythema annulare centrifugum

    Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) refers to an annular (ring-shaped) erythematous (red) skin eruption that tends to spread outwards whilst clearing centrally.

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  • Erythema dyschromicum perstans and lichen planus pigmen…

    Erythema dyschromicum perstans and lichen planus pigmentosus

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  • Erythema infectiosum

    Erythema infectiosum is usually a harmless childhood viral infection characterised by a classic slapped-cheek appearance or a lacy patterned rash. The infection can be associated with fevers.  ...

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  • Erythema multiforme

    Erythema multiforme (EM) is an acute skin condition that may be recurrent in some cases. It occurs most commonly in association with the herpes simplex virus as an immune response to the infection. Yo...

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  • Erythema nodosum

    Erythema nodosum is the most common type of panniculitis (inflammation of the fat layer in the skin) leading to red, raised nodules usually over the shins, ankles and knees. Erythema nodosum can occur...

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  • Excessive hair growth

    Excessive hair growth also known as hirsutism, refers to excessive hair production in both males and females. However, medically it is used to define increased hair growth in women. Hirsuitism affects...

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