Dermatology Information & Resources
At the Alaska Center for Dermatology in Anchorage, we pride ourselves on being an excellent resource for dermatological knowledge, both medical and cosmetic. Book a consultation with one of our expert Providers if you have any questions or concerns. We also know that sometimes you need help that is just a click away. Below are some of the best resources on the web concerning common issues related to dermatology.
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- The American Society for Mohs Surgery
- National Alopecia Areata Foundation: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and body.
- Stevens Johnson Syndrome: Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a potentially deadly skin disease that usually results from a drug reaction.
- Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America: Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa is a chronic disease that results in painful skin blistering.
- National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias: Ectodermal dysplasias affect the ectoderm, which is the outer layer of tissue in a developing baby.
- National Eczema Association for Science and Education: Eczema is a very common skin inflammation characterized by excessive dryness and itching.
- Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types: Ichthyoses are genetic skin diseases characterized by dry, thickened, scaling skin.
- Lupus Foundation of America: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder affecting the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.
- Mycosis Fungoides Foundation: Mycosis fungoides (also called cutaneousT-cell lymphoma) is a type of lymphoma that affects the skin.
- International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation: Pemphigus and pemphigoid are autoimmune skin disorders.
- National Psoriasis Foundation: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disorder which may manifest itself on the skin or in the joints.
- Scleroderma Foundation: Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease.
- Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation: Sjogren’s Syndrome is a chronic disorder in which white blood cells attack moisture-producing glands in the eyes and mouth.
- Sturge-Weber Foundation: This foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for those with Port Wine Stains, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, and Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. These conditions are commonly characterized by facial birthmarks, seizures, and glaucoma.
- The Melanoma Research Foundation: Malignant melanoma is one of the three most common types of skin cancer and usually appears as a dark brown or black mole with uneven borders and irregular colors in shades of black, blue, red, or white.
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