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. Download the Dermatology Department Fact Sheet here. RITM Dermatology Clinic: (02) 842-6282

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 the chest and back. Initiation of treatment should be done the soonest time possible to continue reading : Fact Sheet: Acne

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 here.

Fact Sheet: Rabies

Rabies is a zoonotic disease (diseases transmitted from animals to humans) that affects the person’s central nervous system. Rabies virus is found in the saliva of rabid animals and may enter the human body when the saliva makes contact with an open wound like a scratch or bite. Download the Rabies Fact Sheet here.

Fact Sheet: Leprosy

Leprosy (also known as Hansen’s Disease) is a chronic infectious disease caused by a slow-multiplying bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy mainly affects the skin, peripheral nerves, mucosa of upper respiratory tract, and the eyes. Download the Leprosy Fact Sheet here.

Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is an illness that gradually weakens or destroys the immune system, losing the ability to combat infectious diseases. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS is the stage of HIV infection wherein the immune system is seriously damaged. Download the HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet here.

Fact Sheet: Dengue

Dengue is a viral illness transferred through the bite of a female mosquito, mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and sometimes of the Ae. albopictus, that is infected with a dengue virus. Download the Dengue Fact Sheet here.

Fact Sheet: Rabies

Rabies is an acute infection of the central nervous system with a fatal outcome and no effective cure. According to the World Health Organization WHO, rabies ranks 12th among the major killer diseases with around 10 million people exposed annually. In the Philippines, rabies continues to be an endemic disease despite the availability of effective continue reading : Fact Sheet: Rabies