Chapter Details

Chapter Code :  CH7sv 9780723434344

Chapter Title   :  Disorders of the skin

Book Title   :  Crash Course: Muscles, Bones and Skin 3rd ed. (2008)


By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
● Differentiate between vesicles, bullae and pustules
● List the five different types of psoriasis and describe the differences between them
● Describe the topical treatments for eczema
● Describe the pathways through which histamine is released in urticaria
● List the physical features of Reiter’s disease
● Name some conditions aggravated by sunlight
● List the staphylococcal infections that affect the skin
● Describe the course of an infection with Herpes simplex
● List the factors that predispose to Candida albicans infection
● Describe the treatments available for scabies
● Describe the different types of naevi and their distribution
● List the risk factors for malignant melanoma
● Discuss the differences between basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
● List the causes of hirsutism
● Explain Raynaud’s phenomenon
● Describe the differing pathologies of leg ulcers
● List the cutaneous forms of malnutrition
● Name skin changes in pregnancy.



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