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Who Will Advise Patients About Matters Dermatological in the New Millennium?

Who Will Advise Patients About Matters Dermatological in the New Millennium? SPECIAL MILLENNIUM ARTICLE Who Will Advise Patients About Matters Dermatological in the New Millennium? ermatologists have been accused of thinking that There is a clear difference in prevalence of various cu- they are the only people who know about skin taneous diseases related to age. D diseases and that they are the only people suf- What are the common diseases in the developed coun- ficiently qualified to treat them. How true is this, and is tries? Every dermatologist will tell you that they are acne, it likely that dermatologists are going to be the major warts, tinea, dermatitis (eczema) of various types, psoria- sources of advice on dermatological matters in the new sis, and skin tumors. These may vary in relative proportions millennium? to a certain extent according to geographic location and de- To answer these questions, one only has to look at mographic characteristics of particular populations. the developing countries to appreciate the fact that there Unfortunately, the exact frequency of these diseases is a problem. In these regions of the world, whose popu- in most developed countries is unknown. Despite the huge lations constitute more than two thirds of the world amounts of money poured into basic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

Who Will Advise Patients About Matters Dermatological in the New Millennium?

JAMA Dermatology , Volume 136 (1) – Jan 1, 2000

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6068
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2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/archderm.136.1.79
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Abstract

SPECIAL MILLENNIUM ARTICLE Who Will Advise Patients About Matters Dermatological in the New Millennium? ermatologists have been accused of thinking that There is a clear difference in prevalence of various cu- they are the only people who know about skin taneous diseases related to age. D diseases and that they are the only people suf- What are the common diseases in the developed coun- ficiently qualified to treat them. How true is this, and is tries? Every dermatologist will tell you that they are acne, it likely that dermatologists are going to be the major warts, tinea, dermatitis (eczema) of various types, psoria- sources of advice on dermatological matters in the new sis, and skin tumors. These may vary in relative proportions millennium? to a certain extent according to geographic location and de- To answer these questions, one only has to look at mographic characteristics of particular populations. the developing countries to appreciate the fact that there Unfortunately, the exact frequency of these diseases is a problem. In these regions of the world, whose popu- in most developed countries is unknown. Despite the huge lations constitute more than two thirds of the world amounts of money poured into basic

Journal

JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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