Lyme disease, also known as Lyme Borreliosis is a common vector-borne disease which is commonly caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and rarely, Borrelia mayonii.
Any surgery that results in a break in the skin can cause an infection, despite the numerous safeguards and protocols in place to prevent infection. These infections are known as Surgical Site Infections.
Noma disease, also known as Cancrum oris, is a rapidly progressing, flesh- eating infection of the oral cavity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) globally, it has a mortality rate of 90%.
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is one of the several types of dermatitis. It is a chronic (long-lasting) dry, itchy, inflamed skin disease.
Vitiligo is a chronic (long-lasting) skin pigmentation disorder that causes white or lighter patches of skin to appear on various parts of the body. Vitiligo impacts people of all skin types, races and genders. It is estimated that 1% of the global population has vitiligo.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting, non-contagious autoimmune disease that accelerates the growth process of skin cells, leading to raised areas of abnormal skin.
Athlete’s Foot, otherwise known as Tinea Pedis, is an infection of the skin and feet that can be caused by different fungi. Meanwhile, the major causative fungus is the dermatophyte Trichophyton which exists harmlessly on human skin but multiplies rapidly under damp conditions.
Ringworm, also known as Tinea corporis, is a very common fungal infection that affects the skin. Anyone can get infected with ringworm. The name ‘ringworm’ does not indicate that worm is involved. Instead, it is due to the appearance of an itchy, circular rash with clearer skin in the middle.
Skin cancer is an unusual increase in the cells of the skin. Most times, it develops on the parts of the skin that are exposed to the sun. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every year, approximately 4 million cases of skin cancer are reported globally.