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Psoriasis uncovered

An estimated 1 million South Africans suffer from psoriasis. Here is some more information this condition.

Gene therapy offers hope for blistering skin disease

People with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa aren't able to produce a protein that binds the upper and lower levels of skin together, and at the slightest friction, these layers slide and create blisters.

Eeuw - mites on your face!

You may not want to know it but your face is crawling with mites. They never leave, you got them from your parents, and they're having sex right in your follicles.

How to treat and prevent impetigo

The skin infection impetigo tends to be more common during warm weather months, and more than three million cases a year occur in the US.

Eczema linked to much more than your skin

Eczema is not just skin-deep; the disease can have a serious impact on patients' quality of life and overall health, both physically and mentally, according to an expert.

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is employed as a consultant dermatologist by Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where she is involved in clinical duties and the training of medical students and dermatology residents. Her areas of interest and research include vitiligo, eczema and acne. She also performs limited private practice work in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in general and cosmetic dermatology.

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