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Glomuvenous malformation

Glomuvenous malformation is an unusual form of venous malformation, typically diagnosed at birth or later in infancy or childhood. Glomuvenous malformation...

14 December

Cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma

Cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma is a type of low-grade cutaneous B-cell lymphoma originating from the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT).

14 December

Skin signs of rheumatic disease

Many autoimmune connective tissue diseases and vascular conditions in rheumatology have cutaneous manifestations.

14 December

Atrophoderma of Pierini and Pasini

Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini is a rare disorder of dermal atrophy characterised by well-circumscribed slightly depressed areas, usually on...

10 December

Dermatitis neglecta

Dermatitis neglecta, first described by Poskitt in 1995, is a dermatological disorder that results from voluntary or unconscious inadequate frictional...

14 December

Acanthoma fissuratum

Acanthoma fissuratum is an uncommon condition that occurs in people who wear glasses.

31 October

Basal cell carcinoma in skin of colour

A basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a keratinocytic or non–melanoma skin cancer formed by uncontrolled growth and replication of basal...

31 October

Acute localised exanthematous pustulosis

Acute localised exanthematous pustulosis (ALEP) is the localised form of acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP).

2 October

Melanoma for Patients

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Thermal burns associated with ointments

Paraffin–based ointments and creams are often used to treat common skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis.

1 October

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis

Exercise-induced anaphylaxis is a rare but potentially fatal hypersensitivity reaction triggered by physical activity.

31 October

Noonan syndrome

Noonan syndrome is a common autosomal dominant disorder associated with mutations in the RAS/MAPK pathway, and is one of a...

14 December

Bleeding and bruising

Bleeding, also called haemorrhage, is the term used to describe blood escaping from the blood vessels.

14 December

Pemphigoid nodularis

Pemphigoid nodularis is a rare nodular variant of bullous pemphigoid.

5 November


IntroductionCobimetinib (Cotellic™, Genentech Inc, California, United States of America) is a prescription medication used, in combination with vemurafenib, for the...

1 November


In February 2017, brodalumab (Siliq™; Valeant Pharmaceuticals, New Jersey, USA) received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat...

7 November

Ocular involvement in autoimmune blistering diseas

Autoimmune blistering (bullous) diseases usually present with blistering and erosions of the skin.

27 September

Amyloidosis cutis dyschromica

Amyloidosis is a group of disorders in which amyloid protein is deposited in various tissues.

14 October

Plasmapheresis for skin disease

The term plasmapheresis describes a procedure in which blood components (ie, white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets and plasma)...

27 September

Lesch–Nyhan syndrome

Lesch–Nyhan syndrome is a rare inherited disorder in which there are high levels of uric acid.

27 September

Female genital cosmetic surgery

Female genital cosmetic surgery incorporates a range of procedures performed on the female genitalia to alter its aesthetic appearance and/or...

27 September


Podoconiosis is a form of lymphoedema that affects the lower limbs and occurs in people with long-term exposure to volcanic...

27 September


Phrynoderma is a form of follicular hyperkeratosis associated with nutritional deficiency.

27 September

Scrub typhus

Scrub typhus is a disease caused by infection from the Rickettsia bacteria, Orientia tsutsugamushi.Humans are infected via the bite of...

27 September

Melanoma in skin of colour

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer formed from the uncontrolled growth and replication of melanocytes (pigment cells) [1].

27 September

Images of xeroderma pigmentosum

Images courtesy of Regional Dermatology Training Centre, Tanzania

4 November

Drug-induced nummular dermatitis

Nummular dermatitis is a common inflammatory disorder of the skin.

27 July

Drug-induced pemphigus

Pemphigus refers to a group of autoimmune diseases that cause blistering.

18 June

Foreign body granuloma

A granuloma is a histological term for a collection of histiocytes or epithelioid histiocytes accompanied by a range of multinucleated...

30 November

Marjolin ulcer

A Marjolin ulcer is the rare development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the site of a scar or...

7 November

Guidelines for authors

Are you interested in writing for us? DermNet New Zealand is always looking for potential authors to write on new topics. Interested potential authors should initially contact Founder and Editor in Chief of DermNet NZ Amanda Oakley via the DermNet NZ contact form.

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