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Genital warts - causes and treatment

Genital warts are caused by the low-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) which is passed on through sexual activity. They are quite common, but arguably many people believe they won’t ever be affected. So, what should you do if you think you could have genital warts and if so, what can you expect? Dr Moumita Chattopadhyay, a highly experienced dermatologist, explains the causes, diagnosis and available treatment options.

Mole mapping: what to expect

The best mole mapping procedure is a combination of both full body digital photography and dermoscopy. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive skin surface examination using a microscope that allows skin structures to be magnified that are not normally seen with the naked eye. The aim of mole mapping is to detect skin cancer as early as possible. Dermatologist Dr Ben Esdaile gives us the ins and outs of mole mapping and how to know if a mole is harmless or potentially a cause for concern.

What is vitiligo?

Have you ever seen someone in passing or in photos with unevenly colour skin? Some patches are one colour, whilst others are another? The chances are that they have what is called vitiligo; a skin condition that causes loss of skin colour in blotches over the body. Dr Dev Shah, a leading dermatologist, explains further and addresses the important psychological impact that this condition can have one sufferers.

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