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Itchy Skin Lymphoma Mono
2 groin lymph nodes excised both dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes appeared is this why dermatopathic?
Unusual: Unusual to remove lymph nodes from groin unless pain, drainage, rapid growth, rock-hard consistency. The term is meant to convey the idea of lymph node reaction to something in skin. Perhaps, even probably, the inflammation after shaving was the cause. The DR who did the surgery should check your feet, etc., then discuss this with you. ...Read more
Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?
TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more
Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doc experiencing swollen lymph node in neck itchy skin rash otc cream helps low grade fevers positive ana but negative for all autoimmune diseases?
Inf or tumor: Scalp rash due to infection rarely spreads to cervical lymph nodes. One has to think that it is more likely neoplasm and of those it is the squamous Ca of the scalp that can cause a non nealing rash and spread to regional cervical lymph nodes. Bx of course is indicated with initiation of proper treatment. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Wbc:24.6 Neutrophil:21 Lymphocytes: 77
Swollen lymph nodes, night and day sweats, exhaustion. Lymphoma or leukemia??
Probably: Often it's semantic. If the lymphocytes are found first in the blood, it goes into the "leukemia" category; if in a lymph node, "lymphoma". Well differentiated lymphocytic lymphoma / chronic lymphocytic leukemia are two faces of the same creature, which is what I'm betting (though not certain) that this is. Your prognosis depends on the genes that drive the cells. Best wishes ...Read more
Cutaneous B cell lymphoma Polymerase Chain Reaction test came inconclusive. One red lesion on scalp 28 yr old. Are chances for skin lymphoma small?
Cutan BCL-PCR?: JulietaS~ why was this test done? For 1 small red lesion on the scalp? And why was THAT disease specified?If this was done without specific need to exclude THAT specific diagnosis, it makes no sense whatsoever! Please go and see a Dermatologist for this to be sorted out but in general, doing these highly specific tests to exclude a diagnosis in a very non-specific way is irresponsible. Thanx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Gilbert syndrome refers to a genetic syndrome where you can have mild yellowing of the whites of your eyes, especially with fasting. It does not have any other physical findings, or cause any long term health problems. Best wishes. ...Read more
2 groin lymph nodes excised both path showed dermatopathic lymphadenitis features. Had razor burn rash before lymph nodes enlarged is this why path?
Yes: Irritative, contact, active dermatitis like metal-allergic reactions or erosive abrasions on skin adjacent to lymph nodes elicit dermatopathic lymphadenitis; a benign condition characterized by pathology showing abnormal nodes with entrapped pigments cellular producs inside immune protective/scavenging cells, big enough, to cause swelling and typical self limiting immune reactions. ...Read more
Extremely itchy everywhere and have 6-7 petechiae spots. Normal CBC (WBC 8.8, plateltets 331) Is it leukemia or lymphoma??!??!
Scratching causes it: Petechiae result from a minor bleed from a broken capillary blood vessel. The most common cause for petechiae limited to a specific area is local trauma. Scratching is a common cause. If your petechiae appeared in certain areas only after you started scratching that would be a likely cause. If that is not the case or if your problem persist or worsen see your physician for a specific diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more
Possibly...: Acute retroviral syndrome (ARS, i.e. symptoms from a new HIV infection) can include enlarged lymph nodes. However, that''s usually not the only symptom -- usually also sore throat, fever, skin rash. The vast majority of people with newly enlarged lymph nodes do not have HIV. Check with your doctor and/or get tested for HIV if exposed or concerned. ...Read more
Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?
Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more
Infection: Viral or streptococcal. You should have a rapid step or throat culture to rule-out streptococcal throat infection. If negative you have a viral infection that requires only rest and supportive care. The photo shows a child with scarlet fever, a rash associated with streptococcal infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer