THE VALUE OF DERMATOLOGY
Health care innovators
Dermatologists across the country are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by collaborating with their colleagues, finding innovative ways to treat patients, and demonstrating their expertise on skin conditions.
Integral partners in health care
The American Academy of Dermatology’s SkinSerious campaign highlights how dermatologists treat serious diseases, collaborate with other specialists, and transform patients' lives.
PATIENT & PHYSICIAN STORIES
Collaboration between a dermatologist and rheumatologist transforms care for a patient with blistering wounds.
An interdisciplinary team makes surgery safe for a patient with photosensitivity.
A board-certified dermatologist applies her own life experiences to address health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
After six-year-old Bridger Walker suffered severe bites while protecting his younger sister from a dog attack, dermatologists stepped in to provide innovative, life-changing scar treatment.
As new symptoms of COVID-19 came to light, dermatologists identified the need for and launched a collaborative registry to track the dermatological manifestations of the infectious disease.
A dermatologist teams up with specialists to manage Kimberly’s painful Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
Patient & physician stories
Learn how board-certified dermatologists have helped patients with serious skin disease and collaborated with other doctors to enhance patient care.Browse all stories
STATS & FACTS
Alopecia areata patients are more likely than other individuals to have mental health conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders.
More health care workers are reporting occupationally induced skin conditions related to the use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, including contact dermatitis and pressure-related skin injuries.
Eczema affects more than your skin. Adults with eczema are at a higher risk of developing ocular diseases.
Stats & facts
Learn more about serious skin disease with these infographics.View infographics
BURDEN OF SKIN DISEASE
Burden of skin disease
New data from the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrates that skin disease is prevalent in the United States, is expected to increase as the population ages, and is a significant burden to patients and our health care system.Learn more
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