Specialist: skin conditions

From the quiz on 24/3/15.

  1. What is the common name for the skin condition urticaria? Hives (nettle rash)

  2. Which contagious skin condition is caused by the itch mite? Scabies

  3. Which skin condition of unknown cause is characterized by areas of skin losing their pigment, leading to irregular whitish patches, often on the face and hands? Vitiligo (leucoderma)

  4. Which chronic skin condition, with a name from the Greek for “itching”, typically manifests itself as itchy red patches covered with silvery scales? Psoriasis

  5. What is the common name for infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis, a skin condition that causes yellowish scaly patches on the scalps of young babies? Cradle cap

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