Presentation on theme: "Introduction To Dermatology"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction To Dermatology Dr D J BarkerSt Luke’s Hospital, Bradford
2 What Are the Functions of the Skin? Temperature regulationWater conservationProtection (mechanical, UV, microbes)SensationSynthesis & storagePsycho-sexual
3 Why Refer to a Dermatologist? Diagnostic difficultyManagement adviceFailure of agreed treatment protocolPatient counselling or educationIncreasing use of potent topical steroidsSpecial treatment e.g. PUVASpecial investigation e.g. Patch Tests
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