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: 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: 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: 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: 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 […]


Snapshot Other common terms: Polymorphic Light Eruption, PLE, PMLE, sun sickness, sun allergy ICD-10 classification: 56.4 Prevalence: Between 5-20% reported in fair skinned populations, but can occur in any skin type Causes: Exact cause unknown; believed to be delayed hypersensitivity to sunlight. Symptoms: Non-scarring, itchy or burning, red papules, vesicles or plaques appear on sun-exposed […]