Department of Dermatology

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Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology treats the entire range of skin diseases in both adults and children. It specializes in dermatopathology using histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy as well as patch tests for contact dermatitis, diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous lymphomas, molecular biology of genetic skin diseases, and dermatoscopic examinations of moles including computerized monitoring for early detection of melanoma.

The department maintains a dermatopathology service, which includes conventional microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and fluorescent and electron microscopy.

The department also has a specialized contact dermatitis clinic, a cutaneous lymphomas clinic (joint with hematology department), and a clinic for the treatment of hemangiomas and cutaneous malformations.

In addition, the department maintains a psoriasis day care center and a phototherapy unit, utilizing advanced equipment. Various types of phototherapeutic treatments are offered, including targeted phototherapy; NB-UVB; BB-UVB; systemic, local and turban PUVA, and photodynamic therapy for treatment of a wide variety of skin disorders.
The department research team is participating in a number of research projects including the histopathology and molecular-genetic basis of skin diseases, the effect and side effects of various new drugs, a study of the frequency and sensitivity of specific contact allergens in Israel, and a study of cutaneous lymphomas and pseudolymphomas.