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Australasian College of Dermatologists

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) is the peak medical college accredited by the Australian Medical Council for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology.

ACD is the leading authority in Australia for dermatology, providing information, advocacy and advice to patients, communities, government and other health stakeholders on skin health and dermatological practice.

Medical practitioners who have successfully completed the training program of the ACD are known as Fellows of the College (FACD). Fellows of the College are recognised by the Medical Board of Australia as specialists in dermatology. Dermatologists maintain their professional standards and develop new skills through participation in the College’s continuing professional development (CPD) program.

Vision and mission

ACD's mission is to train, educate and foster ongoing excellence of specialist dermatologists, enabling Fellows to be the leaders in skin health care, education, advocacy and innovation.

Their vision is for the highest standard of skin health and dermatology care to be available and accessible to all patients and communities.

How Australasian College of Dermatologists can help

ACD have developed ‘The A to Z of Skin’ – a resource with information to help you understand about common and not-so-common skin conditions and how they are treated.

They help to link members of the public with patient support groups that provide assistance and information for people with skin conditions.

Their ‘Find a dermatologist’ search tool helps you locate a dermatologist near you and find information on their areas of expertise.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Last reviewed: March 2020

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Insect Bite Reactions

A-Z OF SKIN Insect Bite Reactions BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Examples of bites Insects are small animals with six legs and a hard protective outer shell called an exoskeleton

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Naevus spilus

Naevus spilus is a type of birthmark that consists of a flat brown background patch containing darker brown spots or tiny bumps.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Papular dermatoses of pregnancy

A-Z OF SKIN Papular dermatoses of pregnancy BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Papular dermatoses of pregnancy is also known as atopic eruption of pregnancy

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Leg Veins

Abnormal veins accumulate too much blood and eventually bulge out as ‘varicose’ veins. Excess blood is forced back into capillaries which enlarge to form ‘spider veins’. Leg Veins

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Naevus sebaceous

Naevus sebaceous is a birthmark usually seen on the scalp or face of newborns and infants. In rare cases it can be present on other areas of the body. Naevus sebaceous can be thought of as being similar to a birthmark but made up of sebaceous cells.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Nappy rash

Nappy rash is a common, irritant dermatitis occurring in the nappy area, mostly in children under the age of two years. It is not primarily an infection or the result of poor hygiene.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Cradle Cap

A-Z OF SKIN Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Cradle Cap BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Seborrhoeic dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that usually occurs on areas of the body such as the head and trunk where there are a greater number of oil glands

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Infantile Haemangiomas

A-Z OF SKIN Infantile Haemangiomas BACK TO A-Z SEARCH What is it? Also known as…Strawberry Birthmarks What are Infantile Haemangiomas? Infantile haemangiomas are the most common benign growths of infancy and childhood, affecting 2

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Prurigo of Pregnancy

A-Z OF SKIN Prurigo of Pregnancy BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Also known as … Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy, Eczema in Pregnancy, Pruritic Folliculitis of Pregnancy, Papular Dermatoses of Pregnancy

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Cholestasis of pregnancy

A-Z OF SKIN Cholestasis of pregnancy BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Cholestasis of pregnancy or cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy also known as Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, is a rare liver condition which causes an itchy skin

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