Types of Skin Disorders

Everyday skin disorders include:

Various types of chronic skin disorders include:

Particular skin disorders by anatomic location include:



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There are many diseases that can affect your skin. Some like vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) cause the skin to lose its natural color, and some like alopecia areata (al-oh-PEE-shah ar-ee-AH-tah) can make the hair fall out. Another skin disease like epidermolysis bullosa (ep-ee-der-MOL-eh-sis bull-O-sa) can cause painful blisters. Psoriasis (suh-RYE-uh-sis) can cause itchy, scaly red patches. Go see your doctor if you think you might have a skin disease.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)1

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Skin Diseases

Source: GARD (NIH)2

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skin conditions: In this data collection, includes burns, scalds, dermatitis, fungal skin diseases, infectious skin disease, pressure sores, psoriasis, rosacea, ulcers and warts. Excludes cancer.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare3

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Types of the condition may include:4 Types of Skin Disorders:


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Types of this condition may include:5 Types of Skin Disorders:


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Types of this condition:6 Types of Skin Disorders:


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Types of this condition may include:7

Types of Skin Disorders:


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Types may include:8

    Types of Skin Disorders:
    • Antipruritics
    • Astringents
    • Emollients
    • Keratolytic Agents
    • Photosensitizing Agents
    • Sunscreening Agents

Specific Types of Skin Disorders

Skin injuries: Skin injuries

Rubbing or chafing of skin can be caused by poorly fitting shoes or clothes. Make sure your sports gear is appropriate for your activity to help prevent chafing.

Source: NHS Choices UK9

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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Kids/ healthy_skin.asp
  2. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ diseases-by-category/ 22/ skin-diseases
  3. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ population-groups/ prisoners/ glossary
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  5. Source: Disease Ontology
  6. Source: Monarch Initiative
  7. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  8. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  9. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ sports-injuries/ types/ 

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