Basic formative targets:
Formative targets of the class:
The teaching of Cutaneous and Venereal Diseases aims primarily to provide the basics of anatomy and physiology of the skin, of visible mucous membranes and skin appendages, whose knowledge is essential for a correct clinical and diagnostic assessment. The student is then guided to the identification and classification of primary skin lesions and of the corresponding cutaneous disorders. In addition, the basic knowledge of the most modern diagnostic techniques allowing a rational and correct diagnosis will be provided. The histopathological correlations and the appropriate treatment options will also be considered. The course will finally focus on occupational dermatoses, skin cancer, and venereology (sexual transmitted diseases).
The course is aimed to provide main knowledge of human nutrition, food properties, nutrients and their digestion, absorption and metabolism.
Lessons and clinical cases (lessons may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it).
- Bromatological data banks
Anatomy of the skin
Semiology of the skin, diagnostic techniques
Primary, secondary and pathognomonic skin lesions
Erythematous dermatoses (Rosacea, Fixed drug eruption)
Macular dermatoses (Vitiligo, Vascular malformations)
Wheals and urticarial erythematous lesions (Urticaria, Erythema multiforme)
Vesicular dermatoses (Atopic dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster)
Bullous dermatoses (Impetigo, Pemphigus vulgaris, vegetans, foliaceus and seborrhoeic, Bullous pemphigoid, Dermatitis herpetiformis, Herpes gestationis, Linear IgA dermatitis, Mucous membrane pemphigoid, Epidermolysis bullosa)
Pustular dermatoses (Acne vulgaris, Pyodermitis)
Papular dermatoses (Lichen ruber planus, Tuberous sclerosis, Human Papillomavirus infections, Molluscum contagiosum, Seborrhoeic keratosis)
Nodular dermatoses (Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Kaposi’s sarcoma, Haemangiomas, Erythema nodosum, Neurofibromatosis)
Erythematous-desquamative dermatoses (Psoriasis, Erythroderma, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, Pityriasis rosea)
Ectoparasitoses (Scabies, Pediculosis)
Fungal infections (Tinea, Candidiasis, Pityriasis versicolor)
Connective tissue diseases (Systemic lupus erythematous, Discoid lupus erythematous, Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis)
Benign and malignant melanocytic lesions (Congenital and acquired nevi, Melanoma)
Precancerous lesions, In situ carcinomas and Invasive carcinomas (Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma)
Sexual transmitted diseases (Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Non-gonococcal urethritis, Chancroid, Lymphogranuloma venereum)
- Bromatological data banks
G. Micali, M.C. Potenza, G. Fabbrocini, G. Monfrecola, A. Tosti, S. Veraldi (eds.) Le basi della dermatologia. Seconda Edizione. Springer-Verlag Italia. Milano, 2014.