Epidermal naevus usually present at birth or arises within the first decade and may increase in size at puberty. It is well-defined brown or yellow raised plaque with a rough warty surface and fissuring.
Vitiligo is an acquired destruction of melanocytes resulting in white patches on the skin. Vitiligo may occur at any age, though about 50% present before the age of 20.
The patches are completely de-pigmented and appear totally white. It may occur anywhere on the body. Frequently Vitiligo occurs around the mouth, nose and eyes. It may also occur on the elbows, knees, front of the shins, back of the hands and feet. The patches are liable to sunburn.
There can be psychological effects on the patient and feelings of isolation from being shunned socially.
Psoriasis is a common chronic benign condition of the skin. Psoriasis is often inherited and sometimes associated with disorders of the joints and nails. As with all skin conditions suffers of psoriasis can also suffer from psychological affects and feelings of isolation from being shunned socially.
Contact dermatitis is an eczema reaction as a result of an external substance. Affecting about 1 in 5 people at some time in their lives dermatitis is characterised by red, flaky skin, sometimes with cracks or tiny blisters.
The term dermatitis and Eczema are used interchangeably within the community to represent itchy skin. There are a number of different types of Eczema including atopic eczema, varicose eczema, discoid eczema, hand eczema, asteatotic eczema and more.
Is one of the hereditary disorders of connective tissue which results in hyper extensible skin and joints which dislocate easily. It also involves poor wound healing, easy bruising and occasional fragility of large blood vessels. There may be digits missing. The skin is hyperplastic but recoils to the normal position when released. There is no treatment and genetic counseling may be of assistance.