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Doctor insights on: Different Kinds Of Psoriasis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of lupus? 

What are the different kinds of lupus? 

Sle, discoid: Disocid lupus affects only skin and 5 per cent develop internal lupus. Systemic lupusaffectsjoints and other organs but my skip skin. Lupusprofundus affects the the deep skin and fat with localized seeking. Crossover or mctd can have signs of lupus and other collagen vascular diseases-- scleroderma, rheumatoid setbacks, polymyosists. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Yes: children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. ...Read more

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What are the different types of eczema?

What are the different types of eczema?

Too many: There are too many to discuss but seborrheic , atopic, nummular, and contact are the common ones. ...Read more

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Are there different types of arthritis?

Are there different types of arthritis?

Over 100: Over 120 different musculoskeletal and joint conditions exist. Some are very rare. Others such as infectious arthritis types are quite treatable. In this 120, non-arthritic conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyositis, etc. Are listed. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of leukemia?

Are there different kinds of leukemia?

There are many types: The principal forms are called "chronic" if they show increased numbers of mature blood cells, and "acute" if the number of immature "blast" cells are increased. The cell type is also important, with the major categories being myeloid or lymphoid. Thus the basic classes include CML (I.e. chronic myeloid leukemia), CLL, AML, and ALL. Molecular classification of gene mutations are also important. ...Read more

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Different types of neuropathy?

Different types of neuropathy?

Way too broad: That question can't possibly be answered in 400 characters, or 400 words, or 400 lines, or even, if you're a neuroscientist, in 400 pages. Some researchers spend their entire careers studying just one type of neuropathy. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend starting at http://www.neuropathy.org. ...Read more

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Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Yes: And the variety and complexity of these tests is increasing rapidly as we learn more about the immune system. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of lymphoma?

What are the different kinds of lymphoma?

Lymphoma types: are based on their microscopic appearance, expression of proteins on the cell surface, or specific gene mutations. To name a few: Hodgkins Lymphoma (classical, Lymphocyte rich, etc.). B-cell non-Hodgkins (NHL) include: Lymphoblastic, Burkitt's, Diffuse Large B-cell, Follicular, Mantle Cell, Small Lymphocytic. T-cell lymphomas are yet another group: Anaplastic Large Cell, Angioimmunoblastic, etc. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of birthmarks?

Yes: There are quite a few. Some are common and quite innocent,some are rare and may signal significant internal problems could occur. ...Read more

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What different types of asthma exist and how many different types are there?

What different types of asthma exist and how many different types are there?

Several classificati: There are several ways to classify asthma - based on symptom frequency & severity, control of symptoms while on therapy, associated conditions (atopic versus non-atopic), mechanisms (aspirin-sensitivity, exercise induced) and now more recently based on inflammatory cell types (eosinophilic versus neutrophilic) etc. Identification of precipitating factors & comorbid conditions also define it furthe. ...Read more

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How many different types of ulcers?

How many different types of ulcers?

4 types: Arterial ulcers due to poor circulation. Venous ulcers due to venous stasis or venous insufficiency, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical or traumatic ulcers. More than four. All have different treatment. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of neuropathy?

What are the different kinds of neuropathy?

Many types: There are many types of neuropathy, many associated with other disorders. Just a few..Acute motor, subacute sensorimotor, asymmetric polyneuropathies, chronic sensorimotor polyneuropathies, inherited polyneuropathies of mixed sensorimotor types-idiopathic type, metabolic type, neuropathy with mitochondrial disease, relapsing polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy/plexopathy. Some examples in topic tags. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of stroke?

Are there different kinds of stroke?

Yes: Strokes can be classified as hemorrhagic or ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in and amongst the environs of the brain. Ischemic strokes are the result of blockage or diminished flow to regions of the brain. Ultimately, a stroke is a pathological alteration of brain blood flow. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of migraines?

Are there different kinds of migraines?

Yes: According to the international headache society, there are seven subclasses of migraine-migraine without aura (common migraine), migraine with aura, familial hemiplegic migraine, sporadic hemiplegic migraine, basilar migraine, abdominal migraine, retinal migraine. For further information on each subtype, see wikipedia. ...Read more

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Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Yes: There are a lot of antibiotics related to different groups or families works on different spectrum of bacteria and also depends on the location of the infection. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of psychotherapy used?

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What are the different kinds of psychotherapy used?

Psychotherapy: Supportive psychotherapy, insight-oriented p. , psychodynamic p. , psychanalysis. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of migraine?

Are there different kinds of migraine?

Too many: Migraine is a collection of symptoms. The manner of expression of these symptoms can be very complex - changing even for a single patient over different attacks. The symptoms change with age. Autonomic symptoms can be very complicated with vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, flushing, pale, etc. Vascular changes including loss of vision, numbness, weakness, fainting, vertigo, stroke-like, etc. ...Read more

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