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Skin disorder

Also known as Skin Disease, Dermatosis, Integumentary Disease, Dermatological Disease, and Dermatological Disorders

A cutaneous condition is any medical condition that affects the integumentary system — the organ system that encloses the body and includes skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands. The major function of this system is as a barrier against the external environment.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with skin disorder, 75% report having skin lesion, 44% report having abnormal appearing skin, and 44% report having skin rash. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of skin disorder are skin lesion, skin moles, and irregular appearing scalp, although you may still have skin disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin disorder often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, wound care management, biopsy, excision of skin lesion, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, lipid panel and examination of foot .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin disorder include clobetasol topical, tretinoin topical, epinephrine / lidocaine, fluocinonide topical, silver nitrate topical each, fluorouracil, imiquimod topical, fluorouracil topical, benzoyl peroxide-erythromycin topical, benzoyl peroxide-clindamycin topical, lactic acid topical, hydroquinone topical and azelaic acid topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin disorder include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.6x
1-4 years
0.8x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
1.6x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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