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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 - Folliculitis

A-Z OF SKIN Folliculitis BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Folliculitis means inflammation of the hair follicle

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Insect Bite Reactions

A-Z OF SKIN Insect Bite Reactions BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Examples of bites Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard protective outer shell called an exoskeleton

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Hirsutism

A-Z OF SKIN Hirsutism BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Also known as … Excessive hair growth The term hirsutism refers to excessive hair production in both males and females

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

A-Z OF SKIN Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Also known as … a Rodent Ulcer Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Tetracyclines

Tetracyclines are a class of antibiotics (including tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline) which are used to treat skin infections.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Palmoplantar keratoderma

Palmoplantar keratoderma is the name given to a group of conditions where there is abnormal thickening of the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Damage to the skin from trauma or inflammation may result in discolouration of the affected area. Compared with normal skin, these areas may appear slightly darker in colour (hyperpigmentation).

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Hori’s Naevus

Hori’s naevus presents as benign (harmless) blue-grey to grey-brown patchy and spotty pigmentation on the prominence of the cheeks.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection which occurs worldwide but is more common in warm climates. This condition frequently affects children.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Brown warts

A-Z OF SKIN Brown warts BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Brown warts also known as Seborrhoeic keratoses are benign “wart-like” growths on the skin

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