This page summarises research not otherwise described elsewhere. We are particularly interested in rare diseases. The evidence-base for such diseases is often poor as relatively few people are affected, making performing clinical trials difficult. However, we have found that by taking a broad collaborative approach, supported by the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network ( UK DCTN), such difficulties can be overcome.
Information for all of our other research projects is detailed in the table below.
Some projects previously listed here have moved. Please see the web pages for blistering diseases or genital conditions for research related to these conditions.
Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Evaluation Study (THESEUS)
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a long term, painful skin condition that involves boils in areas such as the armpits and groins. The THESEUS study
has been developed to inform the design of future hidradenitis suppurativa trials.
Developing diagnostic criteria for psoriasis in children (DIPSOC)
is an autoimmune condition causing red flaky patches which can occur anywhere on the skin. The DIPSOC Study
aims to develop diagnostic criteria for children who have psoriasis.
Refining Outcome Measures for trials in Alopecia areata (ROMA)
Alopecia areata, also known is a condition which causes non-scarring hair loss.The ROMA project will determine what is meaningful to measure in treatment trials.
Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne (SAFA)
Acne is a condition which causes skin spots. The SAFA study
aims to find out whether spironolactone tablets help women with acne or spots.