Sometimes an article or resource related to dermatology and skin care is one that is a definite “must-read!” More...
Perhaps it’s an article related to professional development, such as the benefits of certification or how to pursue a career in dermatology nursing as a dermatology nurse practitioner. Maybe it’s an article filled with skin care information related to assessing rashes or working with colleagues to prevent errors. Allow us to seek out these special skin care information resources and share them with you here!
Quick Tips on Recognizing Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, August 2015
Although many skin manifestations are isolated to a dermatological disorder, some skin manifestations can be related to a deeper, more systemic issue. The skin is related to other body systems and functions. The importance of being able to recognize these dermatological manifestations and associate them with potential systemic disease can be a critical diagnostic tool for the practitioner. Sometimes, these skin manifestations can be the first sign of an internal disease. Although challenging, recognition, prompt diagnosis, and treatment can alter the course of a life-threatening illness.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...
Unlike other internal body organs, we can visualize skin changes using our eyes, without the use of sophisticated technology and invasive procedures. Those interested in clinical dermatology information will benefit from checking back here frequently to learn from our photos and illustrations.
Erythroderma is a condition caused by several etiologies that result in red inflamed skin on 90% or more of the body surface.