BAD Guidelines are guidelines produced by the British Association of Dermatologists. The association must be either (1) aware or (2) unaware that its acronym provokes notice. (We would be interested in hearing from any historian who knows the internal politics behind choosing and propagating that curious acronym. (Thanks to investigator Ivan Oransky for bringing it to our attention.) BAD also has a BAD logo, reproduced here, with the apparent slogan “BAD: Healthy Skin for All“.
BAD produced a guideline for guideline writers, titling it “Writing a B.A.D Clinical Guideline: an update on the process and guidance for authors“. Among the many BAD Guidelines on offer are:
- Guidelines for Management of Cutaneous Warts
- Guidelines for the management of Pemphigus Vulgaris
- Guidelines for evaluation and management of urticaria in adults and children
- Guidelines for the management and diagnosis of vitiligo