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Causes Of Aplasia Cutis Congenita
Skin conditions: Cuitis aplasia is a skin disorder where there is an absence of a portion of skin in a localized area at birth. Usually on the scalp. Treatment can range from nothing to surgery depending on the size of it. The small lesions can heal with a scar. He might have to see a dermatologist at some point. ...Read more
Curious what causes cutis verticis gyrata? Is there other effects from this? Does it progressively get worse?
Cutis gyrata: There is a primary and secondary form of the disease. The primary form may be combined with genetic conditions the secondary form is caused by inflammatory processes like eczema or psoriasis and causes furrowing and thickening of the skin of the scalp ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done about the wrinkles/folds in the scalp caused by cutis gyrata? Interested because of beginning of baldness
Evaluation required: Cutis gyrata can be an isolated condition but also may be associated with a long list of other conditions so thorough medical and dermatology evaluation is essential before treatment. No medical treatment is available. Supportive care for irritation of deep tissue folds may be needed. Surgical removal of some of the affected scalp tissue can improve appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If myelodysplastic syndrome is mainly caused by exposure to certain elements. How long ago would that exposure have been ?
MDS Carcinogens: Alkylating chemotherapies can cause MDS 5-7 years from last dose. Radiation can cause MDS 10-40 years after last dose. Although it's debatable whether modern radiation therapy can cause MDS (see my PubMed article: 24577814). Benzene can cause bone marrow aplasia, MDS or AML 4-14 years after exposure. Tobacco (benzene et al) smoking is significantly associated with MDS with onset 10-20 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have thymic hyperplasia..is this a serious condition and what symptoms does it cause. Does it have potential to develop into something serious?
Rare condition: You should discuss this with your doctor. The conditions myasthesia gravis and red cell aplasia are what I remember could be associated with this. ...Read more
What would cause you to get staph infection, my right lymph node to swell and a viral infection right after another?
Recurrent Infections: Causes of chronic infections: foreign body, vascular obstruction, long term antibiotics, severe combined immunodeficiency, thymic aplasia, leukocyte adhesion deficiency, failure to thrive, lymphoma, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, corticosteroids, chemotherapy agents, hiv/aids, splenectomy, malnutrition, common variable immune deficiency, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more
Two thoughts: The possibilities here are numerous, but at least two that come to mind are 1) childhood developmental factors, and 2) anger as covering over other feelings. For the first one, if children aren't taught to deal with anger early on, they'll have trouble with it later. For the second one, anger can sometimes be an internal defense against other, more troubling feelings that are harder to express. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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