Scope

A huge number of skin conditions need to be elucidated with clinically relevant questions about therapy. A full list of over 1000 of these skin conditions can be viewed on the CSG's website at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~muzd. The CSG's scope also includes cosmetic skincare products and the effectiveness of different models for delivery of health care for skin diseases. It does not include sexually transmitted diseases, which is now a separate medical specialty, and there is some overlap with other review groups such as the Musculoskeletal group for conditions such as lupus, which has important systemic aspects, and the Wounds group, which deals principally with venous ulcers.

Topics for review are chosen by potential reviewers with support and encouragement from the editorial base. All reviewers are volunteers. The Coordinating Editor and other editors also identify priority areas based on questions generated by colleagues. Public authorities in some countries provide grant support for specific topics. The CSG has no financial links with any pharmaceutical companies.

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