Dermatitis/Eczema

Dermatitis/Eczema What is it? Dermatitis is a general term to describe a group of common conditions presenting as itchy inflammation of the skin. The term eczema is often used interchangeably with dermatitis although theoretically eczema refers to atopic eczema. There are a variety of clinical types and causes. What does it look like? Acute dermatitis […]

Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa What is dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa? Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) 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. There are four main types of EB which are defined by the depth […]

Drug eruptions & reactions

Drug eruptions & reactions What are drug eruptions? Drug reactions are unwanted and unexpected reactions occurring in the skin (and sometimes other organ systems) that may result from taking a medication for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of a medical problem. They may appear after the correct use of the medication or drug. It may […]