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Tropical Dermatology: a syndrome-based approach


Patients affected by skin conditions present signs and symptoms that guide the next steps for clinicians to reach the correct diagnosis. Sometimes a syndrome is enough to establish a diagnosis while in other instances it is necessary to perform specific tests.

This course provides an overview of skin diseases seen in the tropics with emphasis on diagnoses that are common or of medical/public health importance. The diseases are organized by presenting complaint. This is designed to reflect how clinicians evaluate patients: by clinical presentation rather than by aetiology of disease.

For each disease, the key clinical findings, aetiology, diagnosis and management are discussed.

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