A section of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383).

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The skin is the outermost part of body; therefore, it provides a fine-tuned barrier against environmental pollutants/chemicals, solar ray irradiation, and terrestrial dry atmosphere. The skin is equipped with appendages, including sweat ducts, nails, and hairs. To accomplish the multifaceted barrier function, the epidermis and dermis are composed of specialized cell types, an extracellular matrix, and nerve netwworks as well as cell adhesion structures. For instance, pruritus is the skin-specific sensation that often causes a significant psycho-physical burden in individuals with chronic itch. The cellular and structural properties in the epidermis and dermis are also useful in protecting the skin from infection by various microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, and virus. The skin is susceptible to frequent mechanical injury that eventually causes the skin to exert sophisticated wound healing system. Due to unavoidable harsh burdens, the skin exhibits numerous inflammatory, granulomatous, neoplastic, and traumatic disorders. Systemic diseases such as collagen diseases, hereditary diseases, and adverse drug reactions are frequently associated with skin eruptions. Visible skin lesions are properly evaluable in clinical trials; therefore, many new drugs have been first developed in the dermatology field, including immune check point agents for melanoma, anti-IL-17 biologics in psoriasis, and anti-IL-4 receptor biologic in atopic dermatitis. Skin is a very attractive and useful organ to explore and deepen our understanding in human science. We sincerely welcome your submission to Journal of Clinical Medicine. Our readers are waiting for your contribution to skin research on dermatological disorders.       

Subject Areas

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Melanoma
  • Nonmelanoma skin neoplasms and lymphomas
  • Infectious diseases
  • Skin ulcer and wound healing
  • Pruritus
  • Pain
  • Alopecia
  • Vitiligo
  • Granulomatous diseases
  • Inherited diseases
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Environments and skin
  • Skin physiology
  • Others

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