Atlas of Common Skin Diseases In Australia by Published by the Department of Dermatology, St Vincent’s

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There should be an increase in the number of grants for training dermatologists in Australia. Dermatologists have responsibility not only for providing care for the relatively small proportion of people in the community who require specialist attention, but also for providing further training and teaching for others in the community to whom people with skin diseases turn. 36 —— Atlas Of Common Skin Diseases —— Government and other agents responsible for taking the long-term view of maintaining the health of the community should put more resources into research on the frequency, cause, management and prevention of common skin conditions affecting the community.

Congenital melanocytic naevi (moles) are due to a problem with the movement of melanocytes during an infant’s development. This leads to an accumulation of a large number of cells and hence the dark appearance of the mole. Mongolian spots are grey or brown areas found on the buttocks or the sacrum. They are due to increased melanin production, particularly among children born to Asian parents. Salmon Patch Prevalence of salmon patch in preschool children 70 Overall Male Female Prevalence (%) 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 <1 1 2 3 Age (years) Prevalence of salmon patch in preschool children Age (years) No.

It is not possible to name everyone. However there are a number of special people who we would particularly like to thank, including Val Bennett, Jan Campbell, Jean Ebejer, Rebecca Edwards, Peter Foley, David Gill, Damien Jolley, Monique Kilkenny, Adrian Mar, Marlene Rennie, Malcolm Rosier, Voula Stathakis, Kay Stewart, Josie Yeatman, Richard Young, and Yeqin Zuo. We thank Andrew Finlay for permission to use the DLQI and ADI, and David Weedon for use of his photomicrographs. This Atlas would not have been possible without the support, encouragement, unfailing enthusiasm and devotion to the common aim of helping people in the community with skin problems by all those people and organisations involved.

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