Consultant Profile

Dr Anton Alexandroff

Name:
Dr Anton Alexandroff : MB ChB (Vrach), MRCP, CCT (Dermat), PhD, FRSM, FAAD
Practising at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
Specialties:
  • Dermatology
    • Dermatological surgery
    • Hair and nail disease
    • Inflammatory skin disease
    • Skin cancer
Special clinical interests:

Psoriasis
Eczema/ Dermatitis
Acne
Hair loss / Alopecia
Skin cancers including melanomas
Moles
Cryotherapy

Research interests:

Acne, Psoriasis, Skin Cancers, Hair Loss
Member of the Steering Group of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trial Network

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Dermatologist, The University Hospitals of Leicester
Phototherapy Clinical Lead for The University Hospitals of Leicester

Year of first medical qualification:
1991
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians (Member)
Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow)
British Association of Dermatologists (Member)
British Society for Dermatological Surgery (Member)
American Academy of Dermatology (Fellow)

 
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs Jo Cox
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3690
Private secretary fax:
0116 265 3679
Private secretary email address:
Availability:
Wednesday afternoons, Saturday mornings by appointment.
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Alexandroff is a Consultant Dermatologist and the Phototherapy Lead at The University Hospitals of Leicester. He believes that every patient should be treated as if he or she was a member of your own family, and then it becomes easier to deliver the very best care.

Dr Alexandroff specialises in inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, dermatitis, acne), and skin cancers including melanomas.   He also has a special interest in diagnosis and management of various types of hair loss (alopecia). Clinically trained in the United Kingdom, he has worked in the UK since 1999 at major Teaching Hospitals in Cambridge, Newcastle, Nottingham and Leicester.  

Dr Alexandroff began his research career with a PhD at Edinburgh University in 1991 in the enthralling field of Cancer Immunology and has since published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers and reviews. he continues to believe that research is very important as it widens clinicians’ horizons and contributes to improving patient care. Being the Clinical Dermatology Lead for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Comprehensive Local Research Network, and a member of the Steering Group of the UK Dermatology Clinical Trial Network puts me in the fortunate position of being involved in cutting edge national and international studies in dermatology.

Personal profile:

When Dr Alexandroff is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, travelling and reading. He also likes to tend his garden.

Recommended links:

For patient information leaflets about various skin conditions prepared by The British Association of Dermatologists http://www.bad.org.uk/site/792/default.aspx

The New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated - this site hosts useful and well written information on various skin conditions and their treatments http://dermnetnz.org/

http://www.alexandroff.org.uk/


 



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Dr Anton Alexandroff

Dr Anton Alexandroff Dermatology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

Dr Alexandroff on Psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a very common chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting between 1 and 3% of the population in Europe. It is less frequent among Black and Asian populations and in tropical climates. Individual genes for psoriasis have not yet been identified, but one is more likely to develop psoriasis if a member of family already suffers from it.
Psoriasis can affect any part of the skin with elbows, knees, belly button, and lower back frequently affected. Psoriasis can also involve hands and feet, face, and skin fold areas such as armpits and the genital area. The scalp is the most common site in patients with psoriasis, and nails are affected in 10 - 80% of patients.
Less commonly, patients may have Erythrodermic psoriasis, a condition involving more than 90% of the body surface which additionally often makes the individual feel unwell. It is recommended that such patients see a dermatologist as a matter of urgency not least because the patient’s quality of life may be severely impaired due to the of high visibility of the skin condition.
Although it is not possible to cure this condition, modern treatments usually mean psoriasis can be managed so that the skin is clear or almost clear and quality of life is minimally affected. Treatments vary from moisturisers, creams, ointments and gels with active ingredients (e.g. vitamin D preparations), potent tablets and injections, to Phototherapy - special therapeutic sun-bed based treatments undertaken in hospital. Treatments are tailored to individual patient’s needs and requirements.
It is now becoming apparent that psoriasis may be not only a skin problem but also involves arteries inside the body; therefore patients with severe psoriasis may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. It is recommended that patients with psoriasis maintain a healthy lifestyle, do not smoke, eat a healthy diet and regularly exercise in order to minimize risks of cardiovascular diseases.

You can read more about psoriasis and available treatments by clicking on the following links to the
British Association of Dermatologists:
- Psoriasis - an overview
- Topical treatment for Psoriasis
- Treatments for moderate/severe Psoriasis

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