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  1. Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis)

    Ringworm of the scalp occurs in children and adults all over the world. It is most common in young children.

  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy with characteristic shiny, red, 3-leaf configuration.

  3. Port-Wine Stain

    Port-wine stain. This unilateral vascular malformation has a markedly different histology, significance, and natural history from that of the salmon patch. The port-wine stain is made up of capillary ectasias that may be present throughout the dermis and that gradually increase with age. The color changes from pink to purple as the patient grows, and the lesions may become nodular during adult life. Because port-wine stains show no tendency to involute, they may represent a significant, lifelong cosmetic problem.

  4. Sun Poisoning

    WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of sun poisoning -- a severe form of sunburn.

  5. The 7 Types of Psoriasis

    This brief overview explains the main types of psoriasis that affect your skin, nails, and joints.

  6. Picture of the Skin

    WebMD's Skin Anatomy Page provides a detailed image of the skin and its parts as well as a medical definition. Learn about the skin's function and conditions that may affect the skin.

  7. Picture of the Hair

    WebMD's Hair Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the hair and its parts.

  8. Phototoxic Drug Reaction

    Phototoxic drug reaction. Intense sun sensitivity induced by tetracycline in a young girl who subsequently went to a tanning booth despite precaution.

  9. Palmoplantar Pustulosis on Feet

    Palmoplantar pustulosis, palms and soles. The soles of the same individual with similar deep-seated pustular lesions.

  10. Melasma ('Pregnancy Mask') on Forehead

    An example of hyperpigmentation is melasma (also known as chloasma). This condition is characterized by tan or brown patches, most commonly on the face.

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