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Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders (Oxford Medical Dictionary).
As well as studying how the skin works, dermatology covers a range of diseases including skin allergies, alopecia, Behcet's Syndrome, Porphyria, Bullous Pemphigoid, Congenital Melanocytic Naevus, epidermolysis bullosa, Ectodermal Dysplasia, Ehlers-Danlos, Gorlin Syndrome, Hailey-Hailey disease, Herpes, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Hyperhidrosis, Ichthyosis, Leprosy, Lupus, Marfan, Mastocytosis,
Myositis, Eczema, Pachyonychia Congenita, Pemphigus Vulgaris, Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) and Psoriasis.
There are a number of cancers that can affect the skin aswell such as lymphomas and melanomas.
Source; Adapted from The British Association of Dermatologists
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