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Dermatology and venereology

Dermatology and Venereology


Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the integumentary system (comprising skin, hair, and nails, as well as sweat and sebaceous glands) and its disorders. Among the most common disorders and conditions in dermatology are various types of dermatitis (such as atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis), erythema, urticaria, warts, fungal infections, eczema,

cutaneous manifestations characterized by itching, vitiligo, and other pigmentation-related disorders, some types of tumors, and conditions such as psoriasis, keratosis, and pityriasis. Dermatology also addresses issues affecting the so-called cutaneous appendages (nail disorders, alopecia, acne, rosacea).

The dermatological examination and in-depth tests

Often, the dermatologist can identify dermatological conditions through simple and accurate observation of the manifestation of the condition itself, and prescribe the appropriate therapy on a case-by-case basis (dermatitis, eczema, hives, erythema, fungal infections, warts, psoriasis, ulcers). There are dermatological conditions, however, that require more specific procedures such as skin biopsy and histological examination, especially to determine the benign or malignant nature of the le

Leaving more extensive and complex lesions to non-ambulatory surgery, there are instead multiple treatments that can be performed during the dermatological session such as: chemical peels, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, and laser surgery.


Venereology deals with all diseases transmitted through sexual contact, which can be caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Venereology also focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the skin and genital mucosa, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, eczema, and genital warts.

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Luciana Trane

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