Important Topics in Dermatology for NEET-PG by Dr. Manish Soni

After sharing the important topics in Forensic Medicine, Pharmacology, Orthopedics, Pathology,PSM, Psychiatry, Medicine we have now come up with important topics in Dermatology.

Dermatology is among the short subjects asked in combination with Medicine in NEET-PG.  50% of the questions asked in Dermatology are Image-based questions.

For important & high-yielding topics, we approached the famous faculty of Derma, Dr. Manish Soni to share topics & sub-topics which must be prepared thoroughly for NEET-PG.

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Important Topics in Dermatology



Basic Dermatology

Layers of epidermis, langerhan cells, basement membrane zone, micro-abscesses

Hair disorders

histology of Alopecia areata & Trichotillomania

Nail disorders

Nail changes of lichen planus, psoriasis and leukonychia


Names of all disorders of sweats and sebaceous glands, treatment of acne.

Blistering disorders

  • Differences between Pemphigus vulgaris and foliaceous, Pemphigus & Bullous Pemphigoid.
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis- presentation & treatment.
  • Clinical presentation of Darier Disease & Hailey Hailey Disease

Pigmentary disorders

treatment of Vitiligo(especially phototherapy), Nevus (Becker’s, Ota, Ito), PKDL- presentation

Bacteria infections

Impetigo, disorders caused by resident flora of skin

Fungal infections

Tinea capitis(kerion), Pityriasis Versicolor- clinical presentation

Mycobacterial infections

clinical presentation of Lupus vulgaris& scrofuloderma , Leprosy- Peripheral nerves & treatment.

Viral infections

HPV subtypes causing warts, treatment of herpes, histology of Molluscum contagiosum

Sexually transmitted infections

Syphilis- types,presentations , signs associated , treatment. treatment of Anogenital warts & Gonorrhea, incubation periods of different STI.

Papulosquamous disorders

  • Psoriasis- types, histology and treatment.
  • Lichen Planus- histology.
  • Pityriasis Rosae & Lichen Nitidus- clinical presentation


  • Urticaria pigmentosa- darier sign,urticaria- cholinergic & Angioneurotic Edema,Ichthyosis- types,
  • Atopic Dermatitis-diagnosis ,
  • Contact dermatitis- causes,
  • SJS Syndrome &
  • TEN- clinical presentation ,Erythema Multiforme- target lesions.
  • Neurofibromatosis-clinical presentation
  • Erythema Nodosum- causes
  • Tuberous Sclerosis- cutaneous findings
  • Drug Induced Eruptions- Fixed Drug Eruption
  • Scabies- treatment
  • Malignant melanoma-types
  • BCC- presentation
  • Acanthosis Nigricans – causes
  • Actinitic Keratosis- treatment
  • Seborrheic keratosis – presentation


Wood Lamp Examination, patch test, diascopy


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