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Australasian College of Dermatologists

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is the peak medical college accredited by the Australian Medical Council for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology.

ACD is the leading authority in Australia for dermatology, providing information, advocacy and advice to patients, communities, government and other health stakeholders on skin health and dermatological practice.

Medical practitioners who have successfully completed the training program of the ACD are known as Fellows of the College (FACD). Fellows of the College are recognised by the Medical Board of Australia as specialists in dermatology. Dermatologists maintain their professional standards and develop new skills through participation in the College’s continuing professional development (CPD) program.

Vision and mission

ACD's mission is to train, educate and foster ongoing excellence of specialist dermatologists, enabling Fellows to be the leaders in skin health care, education, advocacy and innovation.

Their vision is for the highest standard of skin health and dermatology care to be available and accessible to all patients and communities.

How Australasian College of Dermatologists can help

ACD have developed ‘The A to Z of Skin’ – a resource with information to help you understand about common and not-so-common skin conditions and how they are treated.

They help to link members of the public with patient support groups that provide assistance and information for people with skin conditions.

Their ‘Find a dermatologist’ search tool helps you locate a dermatologist near you and find information on their areas of expertise.

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Last reviewed: March 2020

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Port-wine stain

A-Z OF SKIN Port-wine stain BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Port-wine stain Also known as capillary malformation in modern terminology, as well as nevus flammeus What is a port-wine stain? A port-wine stain is a pink to red flat patch on the skin which has well-defined edges

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Junctional epidermolysis bullosa

Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is one of the main types of epidermolysis bullosa (EB). This group of inherited skin fragility disorders is characterised by blistering of the skin and body linings with minimal injury

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Syringoma

Syringomas are benign skin tumours most commonly seen around the eyelid area. Uncommonly they can occur around the genital area. Eruptive forms of syringomas may occur on the chest, neck and abdominal areas.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Merkel cell carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is a very uncommon type of aggressive skin cancer. It presents most commonly in elderly fair-skinned individuals, particularly in sun-exposed areas on the head, neck and limbs.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Spironolactone

Spironolactone is an anti-male hormone (anti-androgen) medication. It blocks the male hormone receptor and reduces the level of the male hormones....

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Norwegian scabies

Norwegian scabies is a more severe form of scabies. Scabies is a condition that occurs as a result of infestation with a tiny mite (parasite) called Sarcoptes scabei var hominis.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Linear IgA Disease

Linear IgA Disease is a rare skin blistering condition which affects young children (usually before 5 years of age) and adults (usually after 40 years of age).

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Brachioradial pruritus

Brachioradial pruritus is a skin condition where the affected person is troubled by abnormal skin sensations on the outer forearms, upper arms and occasionally on the top of the shoulder.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Enteroviral vesicular stomatitis

Enteroviral vesicular stomatitis also known as hand, foot and mouth disease is a common contagious viral illness that spreads from person to person.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA)

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a chronic, progressive, scarring alopecia (hair loss) most commonly starting at the top (crown) or back (vertex) of the scalp.

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