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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 provide authoritative information about dermatology to Government, the media, other health professionals and the general public.

The membership of the ACD includes 550 Fellows, 130 Trainees and 43 Associate Members. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are included as a part of our membership.

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.

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Syringoma - ACD

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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Merkel cell carcinoma - ACD

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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Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp - ACD

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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Leg ulcers - ACD

Leg ulcers are extremely common and occur more frequently in elderly people. In countries with developed health systems, 1-3% of the total health budget is spent on treating leg ulcers.

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Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation - ACD

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 lighter (hypopigmentation).

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Linear IgA Disease - ACD

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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Flushing - ACD

Flushing is a term used to describe transient and episodic reddening of the skin. It occurs most commonly on the face and neck but less conspicuous changes may occur over the entire body.

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Drug eruptions & reactions - ACD

Drug eruptions & reactions are unwanted and unexpected reactions occurring in the skin (and sometimes other organ systems) that may result from taking a medication for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of a medical problem.

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Warts - ACD

Warts are abnormal growths of the skin and mucosa caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Brachioradial pruritus - ACD

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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