DERMATOLOGY

Κλινική Δερματολογία

ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA AND HAIR LOSS

Hair loss is the increased loss/ shedding of an abnormally increasing number of scalp hair, often followed by thinning of hair, to a varying extent. Causes

ALOPECIA

ALOPECIA What is Alopecia? Alopecia (areata) is a condition in which hair is lost from some areas, with no visible inflammation. Causes Alopecia is considered to be an autoimmune disease with a predictable course of development. Ache or pruritus may coexist. Epidemiology The condition affects both men and women, most commonly in childhood or adolescence […]

ROSACEA

What is Rosacea?A chronic,  acne-related disorder of the pilosebaceous units of the face that results in redness and superficially dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias).  It is not identified with the common acne, though it usually coexists and/or follows. It can be a cause of disfigurement of the face.Four rosacea subtypes exist: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: it exhibits permanent […]

ACNE

What is acne? Common and Cystic acne is a skin condition caused by the inflammation of the pilosebaceous units. It is mostly evident in adolescents and, less frequently, among adults as well (Adult acne). It usually appears on the face and neck, arms, upper and lower back. The severity of acne can be classified as […]

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

It affects the squamous cells which form the major part of the skin. Squamous cell carcinomas may develop in any area of the skin, including the oral and genital mucosa.

Nevi (Moles) and Melanoma

Normal nevi are usually small brown spots or growths on the skin occurring during the first decades of a person’s life. They can be either flat or raised and are usually round or spherical. Most moles occur due to exposure to sun radiation.   MELANOMA is one of the most lethal forms of skin. It […]

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It affects parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun such as the face, the ears, the neck, the shoulders and the back. In rare cases, these tumors develop in non exposed areas.   Anyone with a history of long […]

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a scaly lesion or a lesion with crust formed over it. It most often occurs in the bald part of the head, the face, the ears, the back of the hands and the forearms, the shoulders, the neck and the other parts of the body often exposed in the sun. Another form […]

XANTHELASMATA

Xanthelasmata are localized accumulations of liquid deposits, with the typical clinical impression of yellowish or orange soft plaques commonly seen on the upper and lower eyelids, especially on the inner canthus (corner of the eye). Their size and morphology varies, but most commonly they are permanent, progressive, appear in clusters and multiply. They prevail in […]

ONYCHOMYCOSIS

If you have been infected with onychomycosis, laser treatment is the solution to your problem. Onychomycosis is the fungal infection of the nail which causes changes and deformities in nail appearance and texture.

Σεξουαλικώς Μεταδιδόμενα Νοσήματα

GENITAL HERPES

What is Genital Herpes? Genital Herpes is the viral infection by the herpes simplex virus (HSV type-1 and type-2). Causes After the initial infection HSV remains dormant (asymptomatic) in the nerve fibers of the infectious area. Transmission may occur through sexual intercourse, even when lesions are not apparent. Stress or defects in the body’s ability […]

HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS INFECTION (CONDYLOMATA/ WARTS)

What is HPV? HPV is a virus of the papillomavirus family that can infect human organism. Once it appears on the mucous membranes (genitals, anus, oral mucosa) it can result in warts or more severe infections that may lead to various forms of cancer (cervical cancer, penile cancer etc). Causes It is estimated that the […]

Παιδοδερματολογία

DIAPER DERMATITIS

  It is rash developing in the groin and the anal area of multifactorial etiology. It is also called diaper rash because it develops at children young enough to wear diapers. Irritation caused by prolonged contact with ammonia, urine and feces is a factor causing this specific type of dermatitis as is obviously the growth […]

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS

  It is due to overactive seborrheic glands in the scalp, face and the groin, also known as tinea cruris. It occurs more often in males and is related to Pityrosporum Ovale. Clinically, confluent yellow plaques are seen, heavily flaky. Treatment is applied as need may be using topical antifungal medicines and dedicated shampoos, depending […]

WARTS

  It is the benign epithelial hyperplasia caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Symptoms are exactly the same as for adults. In children warts are usually contracted at school, at home, at the gym, the swimming pool etc. Warts develop on the palms, the soles of the feet, the face, the genitals or the […]

PERIORAL DERMATITIS

It is a close relative of simple acne with some variations. Often confluent pustules develop, creating inflammatory plaques. In these cases differential diagnosis should be performed to distinguish the condition from other forms of perioral dermatitis. Treatment consists of topical acne agents and topical or oral antibiotics.

BABY ACNE

Baby acne occurs approximately between the 3rd and the 4th month of the baby’s life. It is also a precursor of acne during adolescence and may be due to hereditary predisposition of acne by the parents. The clinical examination reveals pustules, papules, nodules and comedones as in all other forms of acne. There is also […]

NEONATAL ACNE

  Neonatal acne is a benign, acne-like rash occurring in the first 30 days of a newborn’s life and is correlated to sebaceous glands hyperplasia. From a clinical perspective,  comedones, pustules and papules appear, typically in the areas of the face, the back and the chest. Very often, neonatal acne is a precursor of adult […]

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, pruritic inflammation of the epidermis and dermis which often coexists with asthma, allergies and/or rhinitis. It commonly affects infants, children and adolescents of both sexes. Symptoms include: Xeroderma (dry skin) Pruritus (itching) Intolerance to woolen fabrics Intolerance to detergents, cleansers etc. Clinical examination diagnoses: Papules Red, scaly plaques Scabs Follicular […]