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Doctor insights on: Cutis Laxa

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How effective is plastic surgery for someone living with cutis laxa?

How effective is plastic surgery for someone living with cutis laxa?

Information: Cutis laxa is one of the contraaindications to an form pf loastic surgery designed to tighten loose tissue, due to the ability of the sking to strech beyond the normal usual limits. ...Read more

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Does cutis verticus gyrata get worse? I can upload a photo if needed, but starting to worry myself

Does cutis verticus gyrata get worse? I can upload a photo if needed, but starting to worry myself

Depends: age 30+ and worried... probalby not the congenital type ? Several conditions can cause it secondary to the skin being infiltrated with something: Tumor Skin proteins (thyroid disease). these would seem to get worse without treatment and to need treatment ! Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,especially dermatologic conditions ...Read more

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Curious what causes cutis verticis gyrata? Is there other effects from this? Does it progressively get worse?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of tinea cutis?

What are the symptoms of tinea cutis?

You mean tinea cruri: You mean tinea cruris.It causes rash and itching in the groin area and is also called jock itch it is caused by fungus infection of the skin. ...Read more

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My baby was born with congenital cutis aplasia, how long it take to cure?

My baby was born with congenital cutis aplasia, how long it take to cure?

Variable: I've seen these as small as .25 inch & as large as 4 inches & the type of defect varies.Some just have a bald spot & some have a weepy skin defect. The smaller weepy ones can seal off over a week or more while the larger ones may specialized wound care. ...Read more

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Whats a cure for calcinosis cutis and is it life threatining?Threatening?

Whats a cure for calcinosis cutis and is it life threatining?Threatening?

Underlying problem: Treatment of calcinosis cutis is limited and of variable benefit. The underlying problem needs to be identified and corrected. It is not life threatening, although the underlying problem might be. You may be confusing this with calciphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that has to be addressed immediately. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis?

What does it mean if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis?

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

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What do you suggest if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis,?

What do you suggest if my son was born with a membranous aplasia cutis,?

See your doctor: membranous aplasia cutis can be associated with other conditions such as limb and eye concerns for example.. It should most likely be investigated for other associated conditions ...Read more

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I have 4 granddaughters, by the same parents.One has cutis marmorato and the other has marfans. What if any, is the correlation?

I have 4 granddaughters, by the same parents.One has cutis marmorato and the other has marfans. What if any, is the correlation?

I don't know: Cutis marmorata is a type of skin mottling that can occur on its own or be part of more than a dozen genetic syndromes. Marfan syndrome (http://www.Marfan.Org/marfan/) is not one of these. The most common skin change in marfan syndrome is stretch marks. These two conditions may have occured in these sisters entirely independently. Their doctors should be sure to confirm each diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there genetic link between Marfan and cutis marmorata?

Genetic link?: I found no specific references to a genetic link between marfan & cutis marmorata other than possibly in a rare form of homo-cystenuria "arising due to cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency, an autosomal recessive disorder that produces increased urinary homocysteine and methionine. (continued in comment—>. ...Read more