Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Rodney Sinclair

Email: rod.sinclair@svhm.org.au
MBBS, MD, FACD, is Professor of Dermatology, University of Melbourne, Director of Dermatology, Epworth Hospital and Director of Dermatology Research, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.

Evaluation, diagnosis and management of chronic urticaria

Urticaria is characterised by swelling of the skin and mucosa due to plasma leakage.1The term is often used to describe a rash that may present with weals, with or without angioedema. Urticaria can...

Hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis A guide to assessment and management

Hyperhidrosis is a deeply distressing condition for patients: it causes physical discomfort and social awkwardness, negatively impacts on daily activities, impairs performance and productivity of...

Optimising cryosurgery technique

Cryosurgery is an effective, simple and inexpensive treatment for a number of common skin lesions.1 It is an established technique that remains particularly popular in general practice for the...

Skin checks

Despite these statistics, dermatology training in medical schools in Australia is poor by international standards and extremely variable.3 Some medical graduates will have received no training in...

Tropical and exotic dermatoses and ulcers

Tropical ulcers are relatively rare in Australia and can be challenging to diagnose. Clinical presentations include swellings, nodules, papules, abscesses and sinuses. They are best managed in...


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