Common skin conditions

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Pigmentary skin conditions

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Rare skin conditions

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Skin cancer

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Viral skin conditions

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Pigmentary skin conditions

 

Snapshot Other common terms: SCC, SCC skin cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer, NMSC ICD-10 classification: C44 Prevalence: Second most common form of skin cancer. Causes: Chronic exposure of skin to UV radiation. Immunosuppression and certain medical conditions are known to dramatically increase the risk of SCC skin cancer Symptoms: Vary dramatically from patient to patient. May […]

 

Melanoma skin cancer Incidence The incidence of melanoma varies geographically. Australia has the highest incidence, with 1 in 25 people succumbing to the disease in their lifetime, compared to 1 in 5000 in the USA and European countries. Causes High peaks to sun exposure (eg. sunburn in childhood) and overall lifetime overexposure to ultraviolet radiation contributes substantially […]

 

Snapshot Other common terms: SD, seborrhoeic dermatitis eczema, cradle cap ICD-10 classification: L21 Prevalence: Very common; affects approximately 3-5% of the global population Causes: Exact cause is unknown. Environmental factors contribute to the onset of symptoms. Symptoms: Reddish or pink patches of skin, accompanied by greasy, yellowish flakes or scales. May become inflamed, itchy or […]

 

Snapshot Other common terms: BCC, BCC skin cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer, NMSC ICD-10 classification: C44.0 Prevalence: 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. Much higher in fair skinned populations. 1600:100,000 in Australia, 40-80:100,000 in European countries, approx 300:100,000 in USA Causes: Chronic UV exposure light is believed to play a role, along with […]

 

Snapshot Other common terms: Acne rosacea ICD-10 classification: L71 Prevalence: Common, more common in Caucasian population. Approx 14 million Americans are affected by rosacea Causes: Sunlight and UV, certain food and drinks (including alcohol), stress, environmental factors Symptoms: Frequent or prolonged flushing/blushing; spider veins (usually on the nose); papules and pustules (acne like appearance); facial […]

 

Snapshot Other common terms: AK, Solar Keratosis, SK, senile keratosis ICD-10 classification: L57.0 Prevalence: Very common; approximately 50% of the global population. Higher in fair skinned populations. Causes: Chronic exposure to sunlight. Can be accelerated by immune suppression. Symptoms: Dry, rough or scaly lesions on skin generally 2-6mm in diameter. Can take on ‘horned’ look. […]

 

Snapshot Other common terms: Acne vulgaris, pimples, zits, whiteheads, blackheads ICD-10 classification: L70.0 Prevalence: Very common; 95-100% of adolescent boys, 83-85% of adolescent girls Causes: Oil, dirt and bacteria build up in the skin. Family history, sweating, stress, certain cosmetics, hormonal changes and certain medications are among the causes of acne. Recent studies have shown […]

 

Snapshot Other common terms: None ICD-10 classification: L40 Prevalence: Common; 2-3% of the global population, estimated 125 million affected globally Causes: Thought to be a genetic disease. Symptomatic onset can be due to a range of environmental factor such as infections, stress, skin trauma and certain medications. Symptoms: Reoccurring outbreaks of distinct red areas of […]

 

Snapshot Other common terms: AD, atopic eczema, eczema ICD-10 classification:L20.0, L30.0 Prevalance: Varies between populations from 2-20% of total population Symptoms: Blackheads, whiteheads and inflammatory papules and pustules on the skin, most commonly on the face and shoulders, but can occur anywhere. Severe acne can causes scarring of the skin. Treatments/cures: A range of over […]