Which condition is characterised by damage and infiltration of the basal layer of the epidermis?
Where on the body does pemphigus vulgaris commonly affect?
Scalp, face, axillae and groin
Fine lace-like pattern on the surface of papules and on the buccal mucosa describes which characteristic sign?
Which age group does bullous pemphigoid affect?
What may present in the early stages of bullous pemphigoid?
Urticated itchy patches
What is the main difference between rosacea and acne?
Rosacea does not involve comedones
How is bullous pemphigoid treated?
(potentially oral tetraycline as adjunct)
In which condition are steroids generally avoided as part of treatment?
What will a skin biopsy show in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris?
Which investigations will be undertaken for either bullous pemphigoid or pemphigus vulgaris?
Skin biopsy (with direct immunofluorescence) - to detect IgG at the relevant skin boundary
In which condition (pemphigus or pemphigoid) is mucosal involvement very common?
(rare in pemphigoid)
When treating psoriasis, which medication is given alongside UVA treatment to make the skin temporarily sensitive to the UVA radiation?
Which type of psoriasis is most common in young adults?
What is the preferred treatment for psoriasis?
Vitamin D analogues such as calcipotriol or calcitriol
Which type of psoriasis can develop in acral regions and has acute presentation?
How long must antibiotics be used before they can be considered ineffective in a patient with acne?
Which acne treatment is keratolytic and antibacterial?
In very severe cases which treatment may be utilised?
Which condition generally affects the volar wrists, forearms, shins and ankles?
What is described by
"The fact that psoriasis can develop in areas of trauma on the skin which are otherwise healthy"