Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet: MERS-CoV Laboratory Confirmation
Fact Sheet: MERS-CoV Laboratory Confirmation
1.What is the step-by-step process in confirming suspected MERS-CoV Cases? Laboratory confirmation of suspected MERS CoV cases at the RITM is based on the detection of unique sequence targets of the MERS CoV viral RNA, based on the WHO-recommended CDC...

Fact Sheet: Dyshidrotic Eczema
Fact Sheet: Dyshidrotic Eczema
Dyshidrotic Eczema is a condition where the skin develops “sago-like” or “tapioca-like” fluid filled vesicles on the sides of the fingers, palms, and soles. This is usually itchy and may be subjected to scratching and manipulation. Download the Dyshidrotic Eczem...

Fact Sheet: Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Fact Sheet: Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC), also known as Neurodermatitis, is a skin condition that starts with a patch of itchy skin then thickens with variable scaling that arises secondary to repetitive scratching or rubbing. Scratching makes it even itchier. This itch-scratch...

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...