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What is keratinized squamous epithelium?

What is keratinized squamous epithelium?

Normal skin: Although stratified squamous keratinized epithelium covers the entire surface of the body, but hair, makes the basic tissue structure harder to see. If we just want to look at stratified squamous keratinized epithelium, we look at skin from one of the few areas of the body that does not have hair EG palms www.austincc.edu/histologyhelp/tissues/tg_stra_sq_ker_e ...Read more

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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...Read more

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Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Dermis: In scleroderma, as the dermis layer thickens (the layer right over the fat layer under your skin), the very top layer, the epidermis, begins to thin. This causes a dry thin top layer and a hard tight bottom layer. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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Solution of irritant contact dermatitis of scalp??

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Solution of irritant contact dermatitis of scalp??

Unusual: Unless your scalp is exposed to chemicals or solvents , it is not likely an irritant dermatitis. If your scalp itches, then it is more likely a contact allergy. I would consider changing shampoo (Free & Clear) and condition. A short course of topical cortisone scalp solution may help calm the scalp down to prevent you from scratching it. Hair dye is a potential contact allergen also ...Read more

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Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Varied possibilities: These findings suggest several possible entities.Based on this description of biopsy findings diagnoses including connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus may be considered, as well as a drug reaction. However, the only way to accurately make a diagnosis is to correlate the biopsy findings with the clinical presentation and other symptoms a patient may be having. ...Read more

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Gerd is related to desquamative gingivitis?

Gerd is related to desquamative gingivitis?

Possibly: Possibly, if there is enough stomach acid that is getting into your mouth to injure your gums and possible erode your teeth. Do not wait! get evaluated and treated by your physician for gerd and by your dentist for the gingivitis! ...Read more

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Chronic Scalp infection with hairfall & lymphoplamacytes infiltrate in subepithlial stroma. Which infection is it? Please tell?

Chronic Scalp infection with hairfall & lymphoplamacytes infiltrate in subepithlial stroma. Which infection is it? Please tell?

See a dermatologist: Do not assume an infection. There are various diagnoses, including but not exclusive to infections. An exam and possibly tests may illuminate the cause and thus lead to a cure. ...Read more

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Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate composed of primari

Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of  skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory  cell infiltrate composed of primari

This : This is very challenging without a clinical examination. This could be lichen simplex chronicus, prurigo nodularis, or other possibilities. Certainly i would get it looked at to be sure so i would recommend you see a dermatologist to further evaluate the area. There are many treatment options to helps these conditions. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Describe the features of a candida albicans infection.?

Describe the features of a candida albicans infection.?

Candidiasis: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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Is dry gangrene a bacterial infection?

Is dry gangrene a bacterial infection?

No: But a severe bacterial infection can cause it. Dry gangrene is when tissue dies as a result of lack of blood supply or severe infection or trauma. ...Read more

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Is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual. ...Read more

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What is "skin thickening" or "hardening" in scleroderma?

What is "skin thickening" or "hardening" in scleroderma?

Fibrosis: Reactice process where fibroblasts produce new collagen and make skin harder and less supple. There is no good treatment for softening skin of s leroderma. Strong topical steroid creams may offer mild improvement. ...Read more

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White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot: Whie spot on the slin can be from multiple causes. One cause is vitiligo which as an autoimmune disorder of the skin. You need a proper diagnosis, you need to see a dmatologist. ...Read more

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Describe the purpose of a keratinized stratified squamous cell (keratinocyte).?

Describe the purpose of a keratinized stratified squamous cell (keratinocyte).?

Skin: These cells form our skin and other "barrier" tissues. Specifically the palms and soles are great examples! ...Read more

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Fragments of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with basal zone hyperplasia. Underlying stroma moderate infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. Bad?

Fragments of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with basal zone hyperplasia. Underlying stroma moderate infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. Bad?

Not cancer: Nothing in this dscription says 'cancer'. In fact, nothing in this description says it's other than just a palce where you scratched for a week or so because it itched. The key is the clinical correlation. ...Read more

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Urinalysis result; acidic reaction; 6 pH and 0-1 rbc,1-2 pus cells,occasional squamous,few bacteria,rare mucus threads,rare amorphous urates,alarming?

Urinalysis result; acidic reaction; 6 pH and 0-1 rbc,1-2 pus cells,occasional squamous,few bacteria,rare mucus threads,rare amorphous urates,alarming?

Normal urine study: Those results are "within normal limits". You may want to drink a little bit more water to stay well hydrated. In the Philippines I recommend coconut water also. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

CAUSE OF ACNE: Acne is caused by a plugging up of oil glands in the skin. Too much oil; no way of getting out. Stop nuts and peanut butter, no chocolate. Cut way dowwn on dairy products. Bacteria, not fungus germs, are responsible for the inflammation in these pores. Wash thoroughly with an acne wash 3 times daily. See a dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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