Dermatology Information for Patients

The resources on the Internet for patients are extensive. When reading this information remember that much of it is not "peer reviewed." That means the information is simply one person's opinion. There is a tremendous amount of extremely valuable information for patients and their physicians on the Internet, but there is also some misinformation. I strongly believe that it is important for a patient to be well informed about their medical condition. However, always discuss this information with your doctor prior to making any changes in your medical treatment. Also read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Patient Information Pamphlets - Information from the American Academy of Dermatology. Excellent information on a variety of skin problems. – The BEST critique of "alternative medicine", with detailed information on subjects like chelation "therapy"!

Alopecia Areata - One of many good web pages on this subject. Good FAQ's list.

National Alopecia Areata Society - address & telephone number.

MelanomaNet - American Academy of Dermatology- A comprehensive on-line melanoma information resource.

Melanoma Home Page - National Cancer Institute - very comprehensive information.

Melanoma - eMedicine Review - good comprehensive review.

Melanoma & Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies eMedicine Review - Generally recommended if melanoma more than 1.0 mm depth. Value in thin melanomas is unknown. Research is still proceeding.

National Psoriasis Foundation - This is the place to go for information on psoriasis. Excellent information on all aspects of this very common disorder.

Psoriasis - Questions & Answers from the National Institute of Arthritis and Muscloskeletal and Skin Diseases

Vitiligo - Questions & Answers from the National Institute of Arthritis and Muscloskeletal and Skin Diseases

Atopic Dermatitis - review by the National Institute of Arthritis and Muscloskeletal and Skin Diseases

American Academy of Dermatology - Patient information, professional information, meeting schedules... A list of all AAD members with their addresses and telephone numbers.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis for Patients – a top rated patient information site

eMedicine Online Dermatology Textbook - under development but is a building resource of major value.

CancerNet - Information on treatment, clinical trials, testing, support groups, etc on all forms of cancer.

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