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Description

Skin is the layer of usually soft, flexible outer tissue covering the body of a vertebrate animal, with three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation.

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Organizations relating to Skin

DEBRA International / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1995
Association des dermatologistes francophones / Est. 1923
International Society for the Study of Itch / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 2005
International Psoriasis Council / St Louis MO, USA / Est. 2004
Caribbean Dermatology Association / Kingston, Jamaica / Est. 1992
European Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1984
Federation of European Scleroderma Associations / Tournai, Belgium / Est. 2006
Nordic Dermatology Association / Uppsala, Sweden / Est. 1910
International Dermato-Epidemiology Association / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 1996
Pan African Burn Society / Enugu, Nigeria / Est. 2004
Pan Arab Association for Burns and Plastic Surgery / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Est. 1994
European Society for Pediatric Dermatology / Prague, Czechia / Est. 1983
Federación Latinoamericana de Quemaduras / Santiago, Chile / Est. 1995
Pan Arab League of Dermatology / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1980
International Committee for Dermatopathology / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1980
International Hyperhidrosis Society / Pipersville PA, USA / Est. 2003
Colegio Ibero-Latinoamericano de Dermatologia / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1948
European Society of Contact Dermatitis / Est. 1988
European Society for Dermatopathology / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1996
International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology / Rome, Italy / Est. 1982
Middle East Burn and Fire Disaster Society / Ankara, Türkiye / Est. 1987
European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery / Paris, France / Est. 1998
Asian Dermatological Association / Wan Chai, Hong Kong / Est. 1986
International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin / Muncie IN, USA / Est. 1992
European Hair Research Society / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1989
European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention / Buxtehude, Germany / Est. 1999
European Society for Photodermatology / Toulouse, France / Est. 1999
Société francophone de dermatologie psychosomatique / Paris, France / Est. 1992
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Dermatología Pediátrica
International Society of Teledermatology / Graz, Austria / Est. 2003
Red Latinoamericana de Psoriasis / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Psoriasis / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 2008
European Sunlight Association / Brussels, Belgium
Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 2010
Africa Psoriasis Organization / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 2009
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Dermatologia Veterinaria / Bogota, Colombia / Est. 2011
Society of Hair Testing / East Wemyss, UK / Est. 1995
European Society on Tattoo and Pigment research / Frederiksberg, Denmark / Est. 2013
European Research Group on Experimental Contact Dermatitis / Baltimore MD, USA
European College of Veterinary Dermatology / Arcueil, France / Est. 1992
Reunión Anual de Dermatólogos Latinoamericanos / Est. 1972
Internationale des coiffeurs de dames / Paris, France / Est. 1925
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology / Lugano, Switzerland / Est. 1987
Central American and Caribbean Dermatological Society / Est. 1957
European Dermatology Forum / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1997
Hammer Skin Nation / Est. 1988
European Skin Research Foundation / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2007
World Scleroderma Foundation / Basel, Switzerland
International Podoconiosis Initiative / Brighton, UK / Est. 2012
Vitiligo Research Foundation / New York NY, USA / Est. 2010

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World Problems relating to Skin

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Dermatitis
Environmental hazards of solar radiation
Hookworm
Anthrax
Skin lesions due to torture
Forced depilation
Chilblains
Herpes
Burns and scalds
Acne
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
Nutritional blindness
Dermatophytoses
Elephantiasis
Scarring
Mange
Superficial fungal disease
Subcutaneous mycoses
Bacterial plant diseases
Inadequate working conditions

Action Strategies relating to Skin

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing alternatives to tropical slash-and-burn
Studying diseases of the skin
Advancing understanding of dermatology
Preserving hair
Curing psoriasis
Advancing dermatopathology
Studying skin diseases in animals
Reducing skin blemishes
Researching concerning psoriasis
Studying diseases associated with herpes viruses
Changing skin colour
Caring for burns
Investigating global skin diseases
Using swidden-fallow land management

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