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Foreword from the Editor-In-Chief

Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Dermatological presentations represent a large proportion of all general practice consultations in Australia, with the 2015-2016 BEACH General Practice Activity study finding that 17 out of 100 consultations are related to skin problems. In this sixth issue of Dermatology Collection you will find more articles that we consider among the most important published in Medicine Today in recent years.

Patients can present to primary care with skin problems ranging from autoimmune and inflammatory conditions to dermatological emergencies. 

It is important that GPs are aware of how to diagnose and manage these conditions, and know when to refer patients, whether they are common fungal infections such as tinea and candidiasis or a chronic autoinflammatory skin condition with significant comorbidities such as hidradenitis suppurativa. 

I hope you will enjoy this informative collection of dermatology articles.

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