Journal Mobile

Journal Issue: 
Volume 39: Issue 4: 2009




Advances  in  the  fields  of  genetics  and  pharmacology  and  the understanding  of  disease  mechanisms  have  occurred  apace  in  recent  years  in dermatology. As the pathophysiology of skin diseases become clearer, treatments have  become  more  focused  and  effective,  but  new  treatments  bring  new  side-effect  profiles  and  further  considerations  for  the  prescribing  physician.  The diagnostics  of  skin  disease  have  also  progressed  and  the  role  of  automated systems in the recognition of skin lesions is being explored. Integration of new knowledge and old is a challenge to the modern physician treating patients with dermatological disease.