Our educational programs in dermatology cover a series of pathologic changes occurring on the surface of the body, namely the skin and mucosa. Various medical and surgical interventions are utilized for the treatment.
Dermatology seminar series give undergraduates comprehensive understanding of cutaneous structure and physiological function, and immune system of the skin, followed by the profound introduction of various kinds of skin diseases. They include urticaria, atopic dermatitis, skin tumors, burn injuries, skin infections, keratoses, blistering diseases, drug-induced skin reactions, collagen diseases, genodermatoses and so on.
Bed-side clinical trainings provide experiences of dermatological practice by participating in patients' care with senior physicians. In addition to basic skills in clinical medicine, such as medical interview and history taking, physical examination, visual inspection and palpation of the skin, diagnostic process unique to dermatology is learned. Complementary analysis and understanding of the gross presentations and the microscopic histological manifestations of skin lesions are particularly important for precise diagnosis and proper treatments of skin diseases.
Graduate students are actively engaged in innovative medical research in the field mentioned below based on their interest. Graduates can take various careers, such as a dermatology specialist, a resident or fellow in domestic outside Hiroshima University, or a postdoctoral fellow in abroad.
１．A study on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapeutics of urticarial and atopic dermatits
２．An analysis of antigens in human sweat and a research on developing new skin care technologies
３．A study on wound healing and skin regenerative medicine
４．A study on developing a new biosensor by using surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
５．A study on prevention and new treatments of food allergy
６．A study on developing a new therapy based on skin microbiome (S. aureus)
７．A study on skin sensation involving epidermal keratinocytes
８．A study on developing a new treatment of itch
９．An analysis of the role of sweat gland cells in the skin allergic diseases
10. A functional analysis of sweat gland by using ex vivo culture systems
11. A clinical research on the application of cultured epithelial autograft for extensive burn
Many patients with atopic dermatitis experience the exacerbation of skin symptoms by sweating. It may be accounted by the immediate-type hypersensitivity against an antigenic protein, MGL_1304, which is produced and released into the sweat by Malassezia globosa. In fact, IgE antibody against MGL_1304 can be detected in sera obtained from patients with atopic dermatitis.
【Photo explanation】 Fig 1c,
IgE antibody against MGL_1304 is detected in sera obtained from patients with atopic dermatitis
（※Fig 1c is adopted from Hiragun, T. et al. Fungal protein MGL_1304 in sweat is an allergen for atopic dermatitis patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013, 132, 608-615 e604.）