Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet: Scabies
Fact Sheet: Scabies
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite. This eight-legged bug is so small which makes it hard to see on the skin. Approximately 300 million cases of scabies are reported worldwide each year. Download the...

Fact Sheet: Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction Skin Health
Fact Sheet: Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction Skin Health
Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction (DHR) is a systemic autoimmune disorder that results in mucocutaneous symptoms ranging in severity from mild pruritus to life-threatening skin and mucosal loss, with different nomenclature depending on the severity of the symptoms. Download the Drug Hypersensitivity...

Fact Sheet: Seborrheic Dermatitis
Fact Sheet: Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis, commonly seen on the scalp as “dandruff, can cause recurrent scaly rash which may be accompanied by itching or burning sensation. It can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, sides of the nose,...

Fact Sheet: Pediculosis Capitis
Fact Sheet: Pediculosis Capitis
Pediculosis Capitis is the infestation of Pediculosis humanus capitis (head louse) on the scalp. Head lice infestations occur worldwide and are most common in children between the ages of 3 and 12. Download the Pediculosis Capitis Fact Sheet here. RITM...

Fact Sheet: Pityriasis Versicolor Skin Health
Fact Sheet: Pityriasis Versicolor Skin Health
Pityriasis versicolor, is a common, benign, fungal infection localized to the stratum corneum charaterized by slightly scaling mascules that can either be hypopigmented, pink, or salmon-colored, or hyperpigmented, variants with red and black macules. Download the Pityriasis Fact Sheet here....

Fact Sheet: Hansen Disease
Fact Sheet: Hansen Disease
Hansen Disease, more commonly known as “Leprosy”, is a chronic infectious disease caused by a slow-multiplying bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae. It mainly affects the skin, peripheral nerves, mucosa of upper respiratory tract, and the eyes. Download the Hansen Disease Fact Sheet...

Fact Sheet: Psoriasis Skin Health
Fact Sheet: Psoriasis Skin Health
Psoriasis is a long-term (chronic) scaling disease of the skin which appears as red, raised scaly patches known as plaques. These lesions commonly appear on the elbows, knees and scalp. Normally a skin cell matures in 21 – 28 days...

Fact Sheet: What is a dermatologist?
Fact Sheet: What is a dermatologist?
A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed three years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the Philipine Dermatological Society (PDS) and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology....

Fact Sheet: Acne
Fact Sheet: Acne
Acne is a common chronic skin disease that occurs due to blockage and/or inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and sebaceous glands). Acne can present as non-inflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions or both, affecting mostly the face but may also involve...

Fact Sheet: Tuberculosis
Fact Sheet: Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis or TB is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that commonly attacks the lungs but can also affect other organs. People either have latent or active TB. Download the TB Fact Sheet...