Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases, with a worldwide prevalence of about 2%-4%. Prevalence is very low in Asian and some African populations, while in Caucasian populations it can be as high as 11%.
A team of multidisciplinary experts from the European Dermatology Forum, the European Association of Dermato-Oncology and the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer, has proposed a new classification system for basal cell carcinoma (BCC).
Atopic dermatitis (AD), a chronic inflammatory skin condition, affects up to 20% of children and 3% of adults worldwide. AD is often associated with other atopic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and food allergies.
The prevalence of dry skin complaints from both healthy individuals and patients with certain skin diseases is increasing. Dry skin is thought to be associated with ageing, environmental factors and genetic disorders and is usually due to impaired skin barrier function.
This article is based on presentations given by leading dermatology and allergology practitioners at a recent symposium hosted by Mylan Derma.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, with a rapidly growing prevalence in countries with majority white populations. Even though a number of treatment strategies exist, only surgery and topical treatments provide an optimal outcome.
Genital warts are a symptom of certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and result in significantly reduced quality of life. A number of treatment options are available, but efficacy rates vary dramatically between treatments.
Actinic or solar keratoses are keratotic lesions occurring on chronically light-exposed adult skin. They represent focal areas of abnormal keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation that carry a low risk of progression to invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).