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Diseases That Cause Eczema
Yes: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can psoriasis cause random inflammation where ever it "wants"? Or are there specific immune related diseases that cause random benign inflammation?
No it cannot: It is confined basically to skin and arthritic issues. ...Read more
Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?
Molecular mimicry: Why yes viral infections certainly do display molecular mimicry. Most commonly are the herpesvirus family (herpes simplex, varicella, cmv, ebv...16 in all). That is why these viruses remain latent within us and if the immune system is disrupted by acquired immunodeficiencies (age, chemotherapy, HIV or other viral infections) these viruses then reactivate. ...Read more
WRIST RASH: One common transferable disease that can occur on the wrist is a ringworm (fungal) infection. Are you around any cats or dogs? Another can be impetigo. Do you wrestle? See a dermatologist if it doesn't disappear in a few days. Without actually seeing your rash it's impossible to k now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it. ...Read more
Can Lyme disease cause multiple chemical sensitivities, mold illness, new food allergies etc? Can autoimmune diseases cause those as well?
No: No evidence to support your concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more
Rarely: While some atopic patients can become so severe that their condition progresses to an exfoliative dermatitis this is very rare. We also call exfoliative dermatitis "erythroderma" depending on the clinical appearance. If you have this then you need a dermatologist. This can be a very challenging thing to treat. ...Read more
Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?
Yes: The pro-inflammatory nature of psoriasis has been associated with risk for cardiovascular disease. In fact patients with psoriasis are more likely to have heart attacks & strokes than people who don't have the skin disorder. Therefore it is important to seek care if you have psoriasis and to be screened for heart disease risk factors & make lifestyle changes to minimize risk for future problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: In addition to cancer, there is emphysema, chronic bronchitis, heart disease, copd, ... Shall i go on? It has also been implicated in erectile dysfunction and has been shown to cause calcium loss in bones. Many orthopedic surgeons will refuse to operate (especially for spinal surgeries) unless a smoking patient quits before the surgery. ...Read more
Other than lupus and RA which autoimmune diseases are known to cause lymphopenia and neutropenia? Thanks.
Many others!: Sjogren's and mctd will do this commonly! ...Read more
List: Causes of TMJ syndrome are not completely understood.. Causes may include, misalignment (malocclusion) of or trauma to the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding (bruxism),, poor posture, stress or anxiety, arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders, excessive gum chewing. Treatment can be complex and beyond the scope of this answer. See a TMJ expert for guidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: One of the accepted pathways to type 1 dm is an infection by a virus that attacks the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas, leading to gradual loss of Insulin production.Other kids may get the same infection but never suffer from the same pattern of injury. Why it attacks some kids and not others is not known. ...Read more