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News from the department of Dermatology

Latest entry in the department of Dermatology:

Acrodermatitis continua suppurativa

Acrodermatitis continua suppurativa History Crocker 1888; Hallopeau 1889 Definition Eminently chronic, sterile, usually painful, pustular dermatitis of the finger (less commonly: toe) end-limbs, leading to skin and nail atrophy, with an exudative course lasting many years. May also lead to osteol...

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Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer


One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.