Alvin H Chong

MBBS, MMed, FACD, Consultant Dermatologist, Department of Dermatology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, Vic; Director of Education and Research, Skin Health Institute, Carlton, Vic

A large annular scaly plaque

Syphilis is a great mimicker and should not be forgotten as a differential diagnosis of erythematous scaly rashes.

A rash of poor cooking

A man aged 62 years presented with a persistent, severely pruritic eruption that had progressed over the preceding five days.

Superficial fungal infections

Prompt recognition and management of tinea infection help reduce morbidity and its associated complications; practical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment are outlined.