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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 - Sebaceous hyperplasia

Sebaceous hyperplasia is a benign growth of the sebaceous (oil) glands. It most commonly occurs in middle-aged or older people. It presents as single or...

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Papular urticaria

Papular urticaria is a term used to describe hypersensitivity or an allergic reaction to insect bites manifested by recurrent and persistent itchy lumps or fluid filled blisters.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum is the most common type of panniculitis (inflammation of the fat layer in the skin) leading to red, raised nodules usually over the shins, ankles and knees.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Atypical Mycobacterial Infection (ATM)

atypical mycobacterial infection

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Lip rejuvenation

We are all born with different shaped and sized lips. Some people never develop adequate fullness of the lip and others develop loss of the soft tissue volume of the lip as they age.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Skin tags

Skin tags are harmless growths that hang from the surface of your skin. They range in size from 1mm to 1cm and are made of collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Angiofibroma

A-Z OF SKIN Angiofibroma BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Also known as … Fibrous Papule of the face, Fibrous Papule of the nose, Adenoma Sebaceum  What is an Angiofibroma? Angiofibromas are benign small skin coloured lesions (usually less than 5mm in size)

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Gianotti-Crosti syndrome

Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is a rash caused by a viral infection. Typically found on the legs, buttocks, arms and face of children aged 6 months - 14 years.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Pigmented purpuric dermatosis

Pigmented purpuric dermatosis is an uncommon condition that affects all races and ages. It usually manifests as small or large patches of cayenne pepper coloured spots and pigmentation.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Pregnancy dermatoses

Pregnancy dermatoses are rashes that only occur in pregnancy. namely, Atopic and Polymorphic eruption, pemphigoid gestationis and Intrahepatic cholestasis

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