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Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Is psoriasis linked to other diseases?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Is psoriasis linked to other diseases?

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 more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?

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

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What skin diseases can stress cause?

What skin diseases can stress cause?

Stress: Stress directly affects the immune system. The immune system is involved in many skin diseases, thus stress can affect many diseases. Psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea are a few. ...Read more

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Are there any skin transferable diseases that cause a wrist rash?

Are there any skin transferable diseases that cause a wrist rash?

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 more

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Which are the autoimmune diseases that may cause chronic severe neutropenia?

Which are the autoimmune diseases that may cause chronic severe neutropenia?

See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it. ...Read more

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Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

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

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Is there any autoimmune condition that can cause neuropathic pain and sensitive skin?

Is there any autoimmune condition that can cause neuropathic pain and sensitive skin?

NEUROPATHIC PAIN: Diabetic neuropathy comes to mind. Certain chemotherapeutic medications can also be responsible. Do check with a neurologist. Hope you are better. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis lead on to more severe conditions such as exfoliating dermatitis?

Can atopic dermatitis lead on to more severe conditions such as exfoliating dermatitis?

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

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Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Hidradenitis : This condition results in inflammation of tge apocrine glands. Areas oftwn affected include: armpits, groin, and under breasts. It is not usually associated with other conditions. It is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Can eczema or any other skin disorders cause finger clubbing?

Finger Clubbing: Yes. Finger clubbing can result from palmar eczema and some dyes hydronic skin conditions. You should consult a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation and embark on a recommended tratment plan. ...Read more

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What are common genetic conditions that lead to blindness?

What are common genetic conditions that lead to blindness?

Wide range: A few are: retinitis pigmentosa, optic nerve hypoplasia, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma. ...Read more

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Is chronic psoriasis linked to heart problems?

Is chronic psoriasis linked to heart problems?

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 more

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What are some diseases that smoking causes?

What are some diseases that smoking causes?

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

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I'm aware things like Lyme disease can cause tmj. What other conditions can cause it?

I'm aware things like Lyme disease can cause tmj. What other conditions can cause it?

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 more

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Is it possible there are childhood infections/diseases cause diabetes?

Is it possible there are childhood infections/diseases cause diabetes?

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

Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more