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Anatomy of the Skin
Graphic colour diagram of skin cross-section, with complete descriptions of each layer.
Botanical Dermatology Database
An electronic version of Mitchell & Rook's classic volume Botanical Dermatology. This is an excellent resource for plant-related dermatoses and treatments, and includes pertinent references.
Canadian Dermatology Core Curriculum for Medical Students
The Canadian Professors of Dermatology has issued a national core curriculum and core competence guide for Canadian medical students. The CDP/PCD is comprised of members from 17 universities across Canada.
Clinical Trials in Dermatology & Plastic Surgery provides a full listing of dermatology clinical trials currently occurring in the U.S.

Club dermaweb
A free educational online website specializing in dermatology, with numerous lectures, clinical case reports, summary notes for students and practical notes to print and give to the patient, videos presenting techniques commented on by experts and a picture database in the form of a disease atlas, clinical case report quizzes, a drug-induced cutaneous toxic reaction database, a weekly bibliographical survey, and diagnostic aid by an online hospital unit. The scientific content is edited by experts and validated by a scientific committee.

Denver Dermatology Consultants - Medical Library
A very substantial dermatology reference with hundreds of alphabetical listings which can also be accessed by browsing conditions, medications, and procedures.

A rich and complete French reference site on Skin Allergies. Many articles, a news section on allergy advances, a question and answer area, photo albums/galleries, as well as a large glossary.

Dermatologia Pediatrica (Spanish/Español)
This Spanish site based out of Venezuala has comprehensive information on pediatric dermatology in South America, including scientific articles, conferences, a dermatologist directory, online library, pediatric bulletins, patient support, and much more.

Dermatology in the Cinema
This site presents dermatologic conditions that appear in movies as well as an interactive forum exploring the cinematic portrayal of people with skin diseases.

Dermatology Diseases Index
This is a comprehensive list of skin diseases, divided into Dermoscopy (135 items), Nail Diseases (104 items), and Diseases of Skin and Mucous Membrane (3353 items), prepared by Dr. Hany Salah Soliman from the Mansoura Dermatology and Leprosy Hospital in Egpyt. You can browse the complete list online on this site, and also download a PDF for reference.   

Dermatology Journal Watch: Medical Articles and Commentary
Perspectives from leading dermatologists on the latest in diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin, hair, and nails, offering clinical perspectives on key research and news.
Dermatology Laboratory Tests
Detailed information on specialized diagnostic laboratory tests.
Dermatology News
Current news releases and advances in dermatology, including study results, AAD presentations, FDA announcements, and more.
Dermatology Online with Interactive Technology
DOIT consists of three modules to instruct the basics of Dermatology using a problem-based learning approach: CyberLecture - a virtual lecture text and atlas, CyberTrainer - an interactive clinical training program, and CyberForum - a discussion platform with tutors. Free to all with registration.
DermIS is one of the largest dermatology information services available on the internet. It offers elaborate image atlases (DOIA and PeDOIA) complete with diagnoses and differential diagnoses, case reports and additional information on almost all skin diseases.
A free Dermatology Knowledge Base with semi-automated knowledge discovery. DermKnowledgeBASE randomly reads pubmed abstracts and identifies relationships between ONTODerm concepts as rules that are stored in an RDF compliant database. It is an experimental application for health professionals.
DermLinx - Dermatologist Medical News Journals Daily
Daily listing of dermatology news, including recent publications, news releases, articles, conferences, CME courses, and more, searchable by subspecialty.
Dermoscopy Tutorial
This tutorial instructs physicians to recognize dermoscopic criteria, to diagnose pigmented lesions, and to calculate diagnostic algorithms by covering basic and advanced aspects of dermoscopy thus facilitating the management of patients with pigmented skin lesions.
The mission of this web site is to collect and disseminate the knowlege, science and experience of dermatology and dermatopathology. It is a wiki, a free user-editable repository of information and images open to the entire community of dermatopathologists, dermatologists and general pathologists interested in skin diseases.
DermQuest provides an extensive array of resources for dermatologists including 22,000 clinical images available to download for educational purposes, a clinical photosharing facility to share clinical images with colleagues, a video section with Dermatology experts interviewed on international congresses, expert opinion articles focusing on clinical practice, weekly news service, free access to prominent dermatological journals as British Journal of Dermatology.
Dermwiz is a searchable database of non-tumoral skin diseases. It provides a list of diseases that match criteria selected by the user from a vast menu covering clinical and pathological aspects of diseases. Since the database contains descriptions of nearly all diseases and variants, it will yield differential diagnoses containing both common and rare conditions.
Drug3k Online Drug Encyclopedia offers an excellent free online database for thousands of the most commonly prescribed drugs and includes links to detailed product monographs: Prescription Drug Information, Side Effects, Interactions, and pictures of Medications. Drug3k is a project of European Organisation of Family Health Research (EOFHR) - a non-profit research and education organization.
Drug Eruption Global Database
Drug eruptions are searchable by drug name, reaction pattern type, category, and interaction. Includes pertinent literature references. 10 day free trial, followed by a subscription. - Drug Information Portal
A comprehensive drug database organized by relevance to specific drugs. It provides a convenient, one-stop access to a wide range of information related to your drug of interest, including drug label & prescribing information (description, clinical pharmacology, side-effects, indications, warnings, etc.), published studies, current clinical trials, alerts and news.

Electronic Textbook of Dermatology
A multi-authored searchable textbook on a variety of dermatologic conditions.
eMedicine Dermatology Textbook
Extremely content-rich site with numerous chapter and articles, along with available CME courses for different conditions.
Provides a clinical drug database with about 2,800 drug monographs for the PDA. Each monograph includes information on pricing, adverse reactions, contraindications, pharmacokinetics as well as related drug monograph topics. The autoupdate function, which is engaged when the palm pilot is connected to the internet, provides information on new drugs, new indications, and recalls. Available as a free download and for purchase; purchased version has more features.
Evidence-Based Dermatology
A web-based tool designed to help dermatology residents, dermatologists, and allied health professionals learn and practice evidence-based dermatology.
Global Dermatology
A comprehensive dermatology site operated by the National Skin Centre in Singapore. The site provides general information for patient education, professional resources for dermatologists, and an excellent page with international links to find a dermatologist in your area.
Healthline - Skin Disorders
Healthline provides a comprehensive overview of over 42 common skin disorders as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. Healthline is HON certified and all content is reviewed by a board certified physician for medical accuracy.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Resource
HS Disease Source offers resources and educational information including causes, signs and symptoms, case studies, and treatment options. Created primarily for the clinician, it's the first clinical website of its kind for HS, and is published by AbbVie Inc.
This is a Belgian skin cancer information website with the content in Dutch, ("huidkanker" means "skincancer" in Dutch), written by a Belgian dermatologist. There is an interesting skin cancer risk calculator, and an updated map of daily UV radiation in Belgium.
Introduction for Mohs Micrographic Surgery Lesson
A basic illustrated introduction to a simple Mohs Surgery on a small basal cell carcinoma on a patient's cheek.
The Language of Dermatology
A Web based program that teaches the terms used in morphologic diagnosis.
Latex Allergy
iVillage provides a complete overview of latex allergy, with potential causes, related allergies, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods.
A dictionary of over 200,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations. Plus medical news and searches for the medical, pharmaceutical or healthcare professional.
Merck Manual Professional: Dermatology Disorders
An encyclopedic listing of dermatology disorders sorted by type, with descriptions of etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
Multilingual Glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European Languages
A searchable glossary which translates terms into multiple languages, in which you can browse by language and show definitions of items from an English language of medical terms.
National Center for Biotechnology Information Dermatology Database Search
Rich results from a dermatology search in the database simultaneously show results from PubMed, PubMed Central, online books, Nucleotide sequence database, Protein sequence database, and much more.
National Skin Centre Information on Skin Diseases (Singapore)
Descriptions, care, medications, and photographs of over 35 skin conditions and diseases.
Occupational Skin Infections
A list of occupations, the high-risk job task involved, and the potential diseases and infections that can result.
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Online version of the definitive catalog of heritable diseases in man.
This is a database of most the published articles and books on dermatology, run by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. There are currently more than 17,400 dermatology focused and dermatology related publications listed, with title, author, and abstracts available, with articles linked to others of related interest. If full text is available online PubMed will link to it.

The Internet Drug Index enables advanced searching by keyword, side effect, interaction, name, pill id, imprint codes, NDC codes, and medical terminology, as well as maintaining a list of the top 150 most recent drug name searches and the top 300 prescriptions for 2005 by number of U.S. prescriptions dispenses.

SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD)
A clinical tool for assessing the severity of atopic dermatitis as objectively as possible. Includes a short course and also an online SCORAD calculator.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Slides
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides 9 PowerPoint presentations and graphics on the major STD's. Registration with the site is necessary to download the files.
Skin the Surface Podcast
Dr. Rina Allawh and Dr. Mary Larijani are dermatologists practicing in Philadelphia who started a podcast discussing various topics relating to the skin and skin health. Their goal is to empower individuals to take a more active role in their skin health. The podcast is tailored to the average listener & includes both cosmetic and medical skin related topics.
Skinsight Skin Condition Finder
This online tool allows you to identify skin conditions in three easy steps - choose your age, the location of the condition, and then view photographic matches to determine your skin condition. Matches have several pages of additional information, including overview, who's at risk, symptoms, self-care, and treatments.
Skin Ultrasound
Over 120 skin ultrasound images are available for educational purposes, as well as many references and publications about the use of ultrasound in dermatology.
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AAD Career Compass
The American Academy of Dermatology has integrated a custom dermatology employment search tool into their site which allows for job queries, resume uploads, and much more.
AAMC CareerConnect
The Association of American Medical Colleges CareerConnect provides an online forum for medical schools and teaching hospitals to connect with the industry's best and brightest talent. The link above will return results for dermatology, dermatologist, and skin.
 International Directories
The International League of Dermatological Societies
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) is the global body representing dermatological societies throughout the world. The ILDS, through its Member Societies, represents at least 50,000 dermatologists worldwide. They have directories for dermatological societies and events through the year, and organize the World Congress of Dermatology.
WHO & HOW, The Dermatologists Directory
Who & How - The Dermatologists' Directory - is an initiative of the René Touraine Foundation sponsored under an unrestricted educational grant by Galderma Laboratories. Its aim is to help hospital-based dermatologists locate one another by name, country, or area of interest.
Dermatology Conferences and Congresses
The Doctor's Guide Global Edition site provide an excellent listing of dermatology meetings, conferences, and congresses throughout the year. For 2007 there are currently 85 events listed in the Dermatology category, out of which 34 are specifically dermatology oriented.
Clinical Trials in Dermatology
U.S. National Institutes of Health listing of Clinical Trials in Dermatology
US Food & Drug Administration
Official news on drugs and devices.
US National Library of Medicine
Provides free access to MEDLINE.
UV Index Today
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides a map-based UV index with a 4 day forecast.
Professional Social Network for Dermatologists and Dermatology Professionals dedicated to connecting dermatologists, residents, fellows, other physicians, health professionals, industry leaders, and anyone who is in the field of dermatology. You can connect, collaborate, and get answers.
 Patient Support
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance
A new national advocacy group for people with skin disorders. The goal of the Alliance is to raise awareness at Health Canada and provincial/territorial ministries of health about these diseases and their impact on Canadians.
Coalition of Skin Diseases
A voluntary coalition of patient advocacy groups addressing the needs and concerns of people whose lives are affected skin disease.
Dermatologic Disease Database
The 'Dermatologic Disease Database' has been created by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology as an non biased and commercial free site to the general public. There are over 300 diseases, treatments, and derm drugs listed. Many of the articles have photos.
SkinCell International Forum for Skin Disorders
An international non-profit discussion forum for ALL skin complaints including Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and many others. Open to sufferers, their family and friends.
Quick Links:
Acne Birthmarks Blood Cancer
Congenital Nevi Connective Tissue Eczema
Hair Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
Pemphigus Psoriasis Rosacea
STDs Skin Cancer Vitiligo
Warts Various  
Acne Support Forum
Acne Support Group -
The Sturge-Weber Foundation (THE SWF)
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation


Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care, and facilitating research.
Caring Matters Now (CMN) - The Congenital Melanocytic Naevus Support Group
Changing Faces
Nevus Network
Nevus Outreach - The Assocation for Large Nevi & Related Disorders
Dedicated to improving awareness and providing support for people affected by large congenital melanocytic nevi, and finding a cure.

Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation (EDNF)

Ehlers-Danlos Support Group
Marfan Association UK
National Association for Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
National Marfan Foundation
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum International (PXE)
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) Support Group UK
Scleroderma Foundation
Scleroderma Research Foundation
Scleroderma Society

Baby Eczema

A personal account of dealing with a baby's severe eczema
from using creams, alternative medicine to allergy testing and
specialist clothing.

Eczema Society of Canada

The Eczema Society of Canada aims to meet the needs of those suffering with eczema by providing support and information to both patientsand the medical community.

Eczema/Excema/Dermatitis Forum
National Eczema Association (NEA)
National Eczema Society
The National Eczema Society provides independent advice and information about eczema for patients and those who care for them. Information can be downloaded from its web site but the Society cannot post or e-mail its information to oversea enquirers.
Alopecia Awareness
Alopecia Support Forum
Alopecia UK
Alopecia World
Alopecia World is a free, unique, interactive and positively life-changing social networking site for alopecians, their loved ones and friends.
Bald Girls Do Lunch supports women with alopecia areata and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women living with the challenges of this condition.

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF)
CARF is the world’s only organization and voice for patients and families with cicatricial or scarring alopecia, a group of rare disorders that cause permanent destruction of the hair follicle.

Hair Loss In Women
HLIW is dedicated to educating and supporting women suffering from hair loss, with a large selection of content spanning hair loss causes, treatment, and resources.
National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF)
Hairline International - The Alopecia Patients' Society
Canadian Ichthyosis Support Group
A Facebook group for all those in Canada affected by ichthyosis. It is is a great way to connect, share resources, and be a part of a community.
Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST)
FIRST's mission is to Educate, inspire, & Connect, offering detailed information about Ichthyosis and 16 other similar diseases and syndromes, with sections devoted to news, research, support, and more.
International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF)
Hailey-Hailey Disease (Chronic Benign Familial Pemphigus)
This site is for the assistance, education and support of anyone suffering from Hailey-Hailey disease - with living, counseling, and reseach information.
Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients (CAPP)
The CAPP serves the needs of psoriasis patients across the country, working in partnership with the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance to advocate for improved patient care and quality of life for all Candian psoriasis patients.
Canadian Psoriasis Network
The Canadian Psoriasis Network is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)

My Skin's On Fire
Documentary film about psoriasis, focusing on the impact of the illness on the emotional and psychosocial areas of life. It has the support of the National Psoriasis Foudation (U.S.).

Psoriasis Alternatives Support Forum
Psoriasis Association UK
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance
Psoriasis and Skin Diseases Self Help
Psoriasis Help Organisation
The Psoriasis Club Forum
A self-funded friendly Psoriasis forum with a good mix of information, book links, online psoriasis score testing, psoriais patient stories, and regular news.
Psoriasis Pselfie's psoriasis section features Psoriasis Pselfie, a collection of photos from people living with psoriasis. You can also upload your own photo, and every photo they receive, they will donate $10 to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Healthline also features You've Got This, a collection of videos submitted by those living with psoriasis giving hope and encouragement to others with the condition. Again, for every video they receive they’ll donate $10 to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

National Rosacea Society

Rosacea Support Forum
Rosacea Support Group
American Social Health Assocation
Herpes Viruses Association and Shingles Support Society
American Cancer Society

American Melanoma Foundation

Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome/Gorlin Syndrome (BCCNS Life Support Network)
Cancer Backup
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
Gorlin Syndrome Group
James A. Schlipmann Melanoma Cancer Foundation
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Melanoma Center
Melanoma Education Foundation
Melanoma International Foundation
Melanoma Patients' Information Page
Melanoma Research, Inc. (The Billy Foundation)
Melanoma Research Foundation
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention
SHADE Foundation - The Curt and Schonda Schilling Melanoma Foundation
Skin Cancer Foundation

National Vitiligo Foundation (NVF)

Vitiligo Society UK
Vitiligo Support International (VSI)
Warts Information Center
Allergy UK
American Head Lice Information Center
American Hemochromatosis Society, Inc.
American Porphyria Foundation
American Skin Association
American Behcet's Disease Association
American Porphyria Foundation
Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children's Project
Behcet's Syndrome Society
British Association of Skin Camouflage
Dandruff Deconstructed
Dandruff Deconstructed is essentially a review site for all the best dandruff otc shampoos and treatments. They are a bit different from most review sites as they are dandruff sufferers who actually use the products they review. They are independent, and also have a custom search tool for ultra sensitive skin sufferers.
Dariers Disease Resource Site
Degos Disease
Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Gluten Intolerance Group)
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research (DebRA of America, Inc.)
Dystropic Epidermolysis International - DebRA International
Dystropic Epidermolysis UK - DebRA UK
Ectodermal Dysplasia Society
Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (F.I.R.S.T.)

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation

Hyperhidrosis Support Group
Ichthyosis Support Group
Inflammatory Skin Disease Institute (ISDI)
Inconitentia Pigmenti International Foundation
International Hyperhidrosis Society
International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF)
Keloid Research Foundation
The Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome Support Group
Latex Allergy Support Group
LEPRA - The British Leprosy Relief Association
Let's Face It - International Support Network for People with Facial Disfigurement
Lupus UK
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Lymphoedema Support Network
Myositis Assocation (Dermatomyositis)
Myositis Support Group
Nail Fungus Forum
National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED)
National Lichen Sclerosus Support Group
National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH)
National Organization of Vascular Anomalies (NOVA) - Hemangioma & Vascular Malformation Advocacy and Support
National Pediculosis Association -
National Registry for Icthyosis and Related Disorders
Neurofibromatosis Association
Nodular Prurigo UK
Pachyonychia Congenita Project (Palmoplantar Keratoderma)
Pemphigus Vulgaris Network
Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association Trust
Shingles Support Society
Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation (Autoimmune Disorder)
Skin Camouflage Association
SkinCell International Forum for Skin Disorders - a definitive guide to skin tags, skin growth, and skin tag removal techniques
Telangiectasia Self Help Group
World Health Organization Leprosy Today
Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society

Health Canada's Clinical Trials Database

Health Canada, through its Clinical Trials Database, is providing to the public a listing of specific information relating to phase I, II and III clinical trials in patients. The database is managed by Health Canada and provides a source of information about Canadian clinical trials involving human pharmaceutical and biological drugs.

Canada Trials

Canada Trials publishes only Clinical Trials sponsored from public institutions and non-profit Canadian organizations. The number of Clinical Trials included in the database depends on the frequency, the volume and "if" such organizations will provide us with the information. This service is totally free and is mantained by volunteerts that are offering their time and resources.

Healthline Psoriasis Clinical Trial Search

Healthline has an innovative searching tool that reports results based on how many miles away the psoriasis trial is according to where you live.


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