Darker skin a challenge for dermatologists

Three out of four dermatologists lack the skills and confidence to manage some conditions in people with darker skin, a national survey reveals.

Dermatologists say they want more training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in darker-skinned patients to reflect the changing Australian population.

The findings come from a survey of 140 dermatologists, in which they were asked how confident they felt about managing dermatological conditions in people with darker skin, including Asians, Latin Americans and Africans.

While most said