Inherited skin disease

Irene M. Leigh and David P. Kelsell

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Inherited skin disease

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Most patients referred from primary care to the dermatology clinic will be seeking advice and treatment for a few common skin disorders, including psoriasis, eczema, and acne. The genetic basis of these complex conditions is being unravelled. For example, susceptibility variants have been identified in the gene for filaggrin (...

Chapter.  6664 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dermatology

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