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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 - Gianotti-Crosti syndrome

Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is a rash caused by a viral infection. Typically found on the legs, buttocks, arms and face of children aged 6 months - 14 years.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Pregnancy dermatoses

Pregnancy dermatoses are rashes that only occur in pregnancy. namely, Atopic and Polymorphic eruption, pemphigoid gestationis and Intrahepatic cholestasis

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Chronic Bullous Dermatosis of Childhood

Chronic bullous dermatosis of childhood also known as Linear IgA Disease is a rare skin blistering condition.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Erythema infectiosum

Erythema infectiosum is usually a harmless childhood viral infection characterised by a classic slapped-cheek appearance or a lacy patterned rash. The infection can be associated with fevers.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Eczema in Pregnancy

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

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP)

A-Z OF SKIN Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy also known as polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, is a relatively common pregnancy dermatosis that causes very itchy red bumps to appear over the abdomen

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Miliaria

Miliaria is a group of skin conditions that arise from blockage of sweat ducts. There are three types of miliaria classified by the level of blockage of the sweat duct.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Cholestasis of pregnancy or cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy

A-Z OF SKIN Cholestasis of pregnancy or cholestatic jaundice 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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ACD A-Z of Skin - Propranolol for Infantile Haemangioma

Propranolol is a medication that has been used for decades in the treatment of blood pressure, fast heart rate, and a variety of other medical conditions.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Neonatal and infantile acne

Neonatal and Infantile acne affects babies in the first 3 months of life.

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