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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 - Insect bite reactions

Insect bites can cause reactions in the skin and may transmit diseases. Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and fleas are the main cause of bites and stings

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Phototherapy

Phototherapy uses different wavelengths of ultraviolet light to treat widespread skin diseases that cause inflammation in the surface and deeper layers of the skin

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Scar treatments

Scars can result from injury to the skin through disease and trauma. Common examples include burn scars, acne scars and surgical scars. Individual scars can be further classified as raised, depressed or atrophic.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Neonatal lupus erythematosus

Neonatal lupus is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when an antibody is transferred from the mother to the baby.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp

Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp is a rare condition in which pus-filled lumps develop on the scalp, resulting in scarring and permanent hair loss over the area affected.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Erythema annulare centrifugum

Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) refers to an annular (ring-shaped) erythematous (red) skin eruption that tends to spread outwards whilst clearing centrally.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin is used to treat fungal infections of the scalp, skin and nails. The usual dosage is 10 to15 mg per kg, Griseofulvin is best...

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Acne

A-Z OF SKIN Acne BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Acne is a very common skin condition that usually begins in adolescence

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium results when the normal ratio of growing and resting hairs is altered, and the percentage of hair follicles in telogen is increased.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid is a subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease. It is the commonest type of autoimmune blistering disease, with an incidence of 12.1 to 66 new cases per million per year.

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