Our genetic skin diseases centre is a leading centre for the diagnosis and management of people with genetic skin disorders.
We treat a wide variety of skin diseases, including:
- ichthyosis (thickened, dry and scaly skin)
- palmoplantar keratoderma (thickened skin on the palms of the hand and soles of the feet)
- ectodermal dysplasia (a group of disorders affecting a combination of hair, nails, teeth or sweating)
- pachyonychia congenita (a rare genetic skin disease causing thickened nails and skin problems).
Our diagnostic laboratory, based within our department, undertakes analyis of skin biopsy specimens and genetic testing for a number of rare genetic skin disorders.
We are actively involved in clinical research and are dedicated to enhancing the understanding of and treatment options for genetic skin disease.