Dermatology: Resources

Dermatological Societies:

Canadian Dermatology Association

American Academy of Dermatology

Society for Investigative Dermatology

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

European Society for Dermatological Research

European Dermatology Forum

International League of Dermatological Societies

The Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology


Common Skin Condition Resources:

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.


A website run by WebMD. Nationally recognized, doctor-produced by a network of more than 70 U.S. board-certified physicians, is a trusted source for online health and medical information.


University of British Columbia produced site on common skin disorders.


Skin Condition Societies:

Canadian Dermatology Association





Skin Cancer

Hidradenitis Suppurativa






Atlas of Dermatology (interactive)

Hosted by the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Atlas of Dermatology - DermAtlas

12474 dermatologic images collected and edited by Johns Hopkins dermatologists.

Denver Dermatology Consultants - Medical Library

A very substantial dermatology reference with hundreds of alphabetical listings that can also be accessed by browsing conditions, medications, and procedures.

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.

DermNet New Zeland

Facts about skin from the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated.

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 website is to collect and disseminate the knowledge, 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 photo-sharing 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.

Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DLQI)

A simple 10-question validated questionnaire that has been used in over 40 different skin conditions in over 80 countries and is available in over 90 languages. The DLQI is the most frequently used instrument in studies of randomised controlled trials in dermatology.

DOJ - Dermatology Online Journal

Case reports from an open-access, refereed publication intended to meet reference and education needs of the international dermatology community since 1995. Dermatology Online Journal is supported by the Department of Dermatology UC Davis.

eMedicine Dermatology Textbook

Extremely content-rich site with numerous chapters and articles, along with available CME courses for different conditions.


An interactive and engaging self-study learning environment. Now consisting of five lessons, the LearnDerm Tutorial covers the basic skin exam, lesion types, distribution and body location, configurations, and an introduction to disease variation. In addition, upon completion of the self-passed tests found in two of the lessons, students can print their scores as proof of completion for their instructors.


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.

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.

Occupational Skin Infections

A quick table of a list of occupations, the high-risk job task involved, and the potential diseases and infections that can result.


This is a database of most of 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.

Canadian Dermatology Foundation

A site dedicated to research in dermatology in Canada.

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.


General Patient Information Links:

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.

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.


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