Skin disorders: Dermatitis and skin Malignancies

Summarize Skin disorders: Different types of Dermatitis and Skin malignancies in terms of etiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment rationale.


The 5 General Topics of Disease Summary
1. Etiology & risk factors
2. Pathogenesis: The molecular mechanism of the disease process (How the disease process evolves)
3. Clinical Picture: Signs& Symptoms, Sequelae, and Complications
4. Diagnosis: Labs & tests (as well as screening tests and follow-up tests whenever applicable)
5. Pathophysiologic rationale of treatment


This summary should cover two topics: 1. Different types of Dermatitis.         2. Skin malignancies



Types: Atopic dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Etiology& pathogenesis of each type:

Clinical Picture of each type: Use pictures of the lesions seen in each type with their description

Diagnosis: by the C/P


Skin malignancy

Types: Basal cell carcinoma.       Squamous cell carcinoma.          Melanoma

Clinical picture of each type: Use pictures

As for Melanoma focus on the criteria of malignant transformation of a benign nevus to a malignant one.

Diagnosis: Skin biopsy


This is the textbook for information:

McCance, K.L., Huether, S. E. (2018) Pathophysiology: The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. (8th Ed) St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Mosby ISBN-13: 978-0323583473 ISBN-10: 9780323583473

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