Dermatology is a branch of medicine that deals with the largest organ, the skin, as well as its diseases, aims to explain, diagnose non-communicable and contagious (infectious) skin diseases and care for patients with dermal diseases. It is a unitary specialty of medicine, which includes the study of both medicinal and surgical therapeutic aspects.
A dermatologist takes care of skin diseases, in the broadest sense, and some aesthetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
Along with Venereology, dermatology also covers the field of venereal diseases (which are transmitted sexually). The very large number of skin diseases (over 2000) does not allow a quick diagnosis, so it is necessary for the patient to go to the dermatologist-venereologist several times to perform a varied and complete series of tests and analyzes. laboratory for the detection, diagnosis and correct treatment of dermato-venerological disease.