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 protocol for Real-Time PCR detection of MERS Coronavirus. This involves initial real-time PCR assays to continue reading : Fact Sheet: MERS-CoV Laboratory Confirmation

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 here. RITM Dermatology Clinic: (02) 842-6282

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 cycle causes the affected skin to become thick and leathery (lichenification). Download the Lichen Simplex continue reading : Fact Sheet: Lichen Simplex Chronicus

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 Scabies Fact Sheet here. RITM Dermatology Clinic: (02) 842-6282

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 here. WATCH: Hansen Disease Online Training Video RITM Dermatology Clinic: (02) 842-6282