General Patient Information
|Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
national advocacy group for people with skin disorders. The goal of the
Alliance is to raise awareness at Health Canada and
provincial/territorial ministries of health about these diseases and
their impact on Canadians.
|Coalition of Skin Diseases
coalition of patient advocacy groups addressing the needs and concerns
of people whose lives are affected skin disease.
|SkinCell International Forum for Skin Disorders
international non-profit discussion forum for ALL skin complaints
including Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and many others. Open to
sufferers, their family and friends.
Common Skin Condition Resources:
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
Skin Condition Societies
Canadian Dermatology Association
Denver Dermatology Consultants - Medical Library
A very substantial dermatology reference with
hundreds of alphabetical listings which can also be accessed by browsing
conditions, medications, and procedures.
A rich and complete French reference site on Skin
Allergies. Many articles, a news section on allergy advances, a question and
answer area, photo albums/galleries, as well as a large glossary.
Dermatologia Pediatrica (Spanish/Español)
This Spanish site based out of Venezuala has
comprehensive information on pediatric dermatology in South
America, including scientific articles, conferences, a
dermatologist directory, online library, pediatric bulletins, patient
support, and much more.
Journal Watch: Medical Articles and Commentary
Perspectives from leading dermatologists on the latest
in diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin, hair, and nails, offering
clinical perspectives on key research and news.
Dermatology Laboratory Tests
Detailed information on specialized diagnostic
Current news releases and advances in dermatology,
including study results, AAD presentations, FDA announcements, and more.
Online with Interactive Technology
DOIT consists of three modules to instruct the basics
of Dermatology using a problem-based learning approach: CyberLecture - a virtual
lecture text and atlas, CyberTrainer - an interactive clinical training
program, and CyberForum - a discussion platform with tutors. Free to all with
DermIS.net is one of the largest dermatology
information services available on the internet. It offers elaborate image
atlases (DOIA and PeDOIA) complete with diagnoses and differential diagnoses,
case reports and additional information on almost all skin diseases.
This tutorial instructs physicians to recognize
dermoscopic criteria, to diagnose pigmented lesions, and to calculate
diagnostic algorithms by covering basic and advanced aspects of dermoscopy
thus facilitating the management of patients with pigmented skin lesions.
The mission of this web site is to collect and
disseminate the knowlege, science and experience of dermatology and
dermatopathology. It is a wiki, a free user-editable repository of
information and images open to the entire community of dermatopathologists,
dermatologists and general pathologists interested in skin diseases.
DermQuest.com provides an extensive array of
resources for dermatologists including 22,000 clinical images available to
download for educational purposes, a clinical photosharing facility to share
clinical images with colleagues, a video section with Dermatology experts
interviewed on international congresses, expert opinion articles focusing on
clinical practice, weekly news service, free access to prominent
dermatological journals as British Journal of Dermatology.
Dermwiz is a searchable database of non-tumoral skin
diseases. It provides a list of diseases that match criteria selected by the
user from a vast menu covering clinical and pathological aspects of diseases.
Since the database contains descriptions of nearly all diseases and variants,
it will yield differential diagnoses containing both common and rare
Online Drug Encyclopedia
Drug3K.com offers an excellent free online database
for thousands of the most commonly prescribed drugs and includes links to
detailed product monographs: Prescription Drug Information, Side Effects,
Interactions, and pictures of Medications. Drug3k is a project of European
Organisation of Family Health Research (EOFHR) - a non-profit research and
Eruption Global Database
Drug eruptions are searchable by drug name, reaction
pattern type, category, and interaction. Includes pertinent literature
references. 10 day free trial, followed by a subscription.
DrugLib.com - Drug
A comprehensive drug database organized by relevance
to specific drugs. It provides a convenient, one-stop access to a wide range
of information related to your drug of interest, including drug label &
prescribing information (description, clinical pharmacology, side-effects,
indications, warnings, etc.), published studies, current clinical trials,
alerts and news.
eMedicine Dermatology Textbook
Extremely content-rich site with numerous chapter and
articles, along with available CME courses for different conditions.
Provides a clinical drug database with about 2,800
drug monographs for the PDA. Each monograph includes information on pricing,
adverse reactions, contraindications, pharmacokinetics as well as related
drug monograph topics. The autoupdate function, which is engaged when the
palm pilot is connected to the internet, provides information on new drugs,
new indications, and recalls. Available as a free download and for purchase;
purchased version has more features.
A comprehensive dermatology site operated by the
National Skin Centre in Singapore.
The site provides general information for patient education, professional
resources for dermatologists, and an excellent page with international links
to find a dermatologist in your area.
An interactive and engaging self-study
learning environment. ow consisting of 5 lessons, the LearnDerm
Tutorial covers the basic skin
exam, lesion types, distribution and body location, configurations, and
an introduction to disease variation. In addition, upon completion of
the self-passed tests found in 2 of the lessons, students can print
their scores as proof of completion for their instructors.
A dictionary of over 200,000 medical, pharmaceutical,
biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations. Plus medical news and
searches for the medical, pharmaceutical or healthcare professional.
Merck Manual Professional: Dermatology Disorders
An encyclopedic listing of dermatology disorders
sorted by type, with descriptions of etiology, symptoms, diagnosis,
prognosis, and treatment.
National Center for Biotechnology Information Dermatology
Rich results from a dermatology search in the database
simultaneously show results from PubMed, PubMed Central, online books,
Nucleotide sequence database, Protein sequence database, and much more.
Occupational Skin Infections
A quick table of of a list of occupations, the high-risk job task
involved, and the potential diseases and infections that can result.
Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Online version of the definitive catalog of heritable
diseases in man.
This is a database of most the published articles and
books on dermatology, run by the National Library of Medicine and the
National Institutes of Health. There are currently more than 17,400
dermatology focused and dermatology related publications listed, with title,
author, and abstracts available, with articles linked to others of related
interest. If full text is available online PubMed will link to it.
The Internet Drug Index enables advanced searching by
keyword, side effect, interaction, name, pill id, imprint codes, NDC codes,
and medical terminology, as well as maintaining a list of the top 150 most recent
drug name searches and the top 300 prescriptions for 2005 by number of U.S.
SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD)
A clinical tool for assessing the severity of atopic
dermatitis as objectively as possible. Includes a short course and also an
online SCORAD calculator.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Slides
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
provides 9 PowerPoint presentations and graphics on the major STD's.
Registration with the site is necessary to download the files.
Skinsight Skin Condition Finder
This online tool allows you to identify skin
conditions in three easy steps - choose your age, the location of the
condition, and then view photographic matches to determine your skin
condition. Matches have several pages of additional information, including
overview, who's at risk, symptoms, self-care, and treatments.
Canadian specific information. Search by location
US government sponsored listing of all clinical trials (Derm and Non Derm)
clinical trials currently occurring in the U.S.