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What exactly is melanosis cutaneous fibromatosis?

What exactly is melanosis cutaneous fibromatosis?

Disease: Depends where the lesion is. Likely it is a benign tumor (fibroma) that has skin color changes (melanosis) that need to be followed and biopsied on a regular basis. Autoimmune disease might also be a contributing factor. Ur dermatologist could best answer this. ...Read more

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What exactly is nevus?

What exactly is nevus?

Brown skin blemish: A nevus arises from a collection of pigment producing cells and are common throughout the body surface increasing in many in adulthood. They vary in size and thickness, are usually benign, but are watched for changes as an indicator of the malignant tumor melanoma. ...Read more

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What exactly is trichoepithelioma?

What exactly is trichoepithelioma?

Skin neoplasm: Trichoepithelioma is a benign adnexal skin neoplasm It is derived from basal cells in the hair follicle and frequently presents as a basal cell Ca.. It may occur sporadically or as the cardinal feature of a uncommon genetic disorder called multiple familial trichoepithelioma characterized by the presence of many small tumors predominantly on the face, inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. At times the trichoepithelioma can undergo malignant transformation into a basal cell carcinoma. The gene involved in the familial form of trichoepithelioma is located on band 9p21. ...Read more

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What exactly is erythematous mucosa?

What exactly is erythematous mucosa?

Inflammation: Mucous membranes cover most of the internal organs and spaces of the body. If the mucosa is is erythmatous, it means it is red and this usually means inflammed or irritated. This can be due to infections, trauma, auto-immune disorders and toxic agents that come into contact. In your case, it would depend on where, why and when. Discuss with your doctor if needed. ...Read more

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What exactly is plantar keratoderma?

What exactly is plantar keratoderma?

Plantar...: A plantar keratomileusis is another way of saying a callous on bottom of the foot. Build up of skin that becomes hard. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Pale spots: These "white age spots" spots appear in many adults for reasons that remain obscure. "guttate" refers to "raindrops", the pattern. Easier to see on dark-skinned people, they are harmless. They are to be distinguished from vitiligo. ...Read more

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What exactly is a melanoma?

What exactly is a melanoma?

Cancer of melanocyte: Melanoma is cancer of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes. ...Read more

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Guttate hypomelanotic macules, what is this?

Guttate hypomelanotic macules, what is this?

Ideas: This is often an age-related change on the shins and forearms of middle aged folks. It's not really treatable and not dangerous. If it comes and goes, rule out tines versicolor. If it keeps popping up in new places, consider vitiligo. ...Read more

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What exactly is non-melanoma skin cancer?

Other skin cancer: that means the 2 more common skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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What exactly is photo chemotherapy?

What exactly is photo chemotherapy?

PUVA (Psoralen+UVA): Photochemotherapy/phototherapy generally refers to puva therapy using psoralen (taken by mouth) and then later "tanning" to ultraviolet a light (uv-a) to treat various skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, urticaria, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma and skin manifestations of graft-versus-host disease. The psoralen makes the offending cells in the skin sensitive to damage from ultraviolet a. ...Read more

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What exactly is seborrheic keratosis?

What exactly is seborrheic keratosis?

Benign growths: Seborrheic keratoses are waxy, wart-like lesions that grow on the skin of folks in their 50s and above. They rarely can become malignant. If they are in a troublesome area, they can be removed quite easily. ...Read more

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What exactly is incidental benign verrucous keratosis?

What exactly is incidental benign verrucous keratosis?

Benign thickening: This would be pathology report for thickened of skin with no underlying pathology. The skin is thickened with changes seen in a wart with no evidence of an underlying wart. Peeling creams such as urea could help. The area could be cosmetically improved by electric planing. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly is trench nephritis?

What exactly is trench nephritis?

Obsolete: "Trench Nephritis" is an obsolete term for glomerulonephritis..It goes back to World War I when a lot of soldiers developed it. There are different types of nephritis (inflammation of microscopic anatomical portions of the kidney called the glomeruli). There are different types of nephritis but hen the term is used without specifying,they usually are referring to glomerulonephritis.Hope this answe ...Read more

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What is a melanosis coli?

What is a melanosis coli?

Coloration of colon: The inside lining of the colon can become darkened oftentimes from laxative use but it is a benign finding seen on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What exactly is mescaline?

Peyote cactus: Mescaline is a naturally occurring psychedelic derived from the peyote cactus. It has mind altering effect similar to lsd. ...Read more

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What exactly is bright's disease?

What exactly is bright's disease?

See below: Bright's disease is named after an english physician of the mid 19th century richard bright. It is any of several kidney diseases marked by Albumin in the urine. ...Read more

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What exactly is fibroliposarcoma?

What exactly is fibroliposarcoma?

Cancer: Sarcomas are malignant rumors of connective tissue. The term "fibro" refers to tissues like tendons and "lipo" refers to fat. A fibroliposarcoma would be a malignant tumor with features of fat cells and fibrous tissue in it. ...Read more

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What exactly is 'asbestos'?

What exactly is 'asbestos'?

Natural rocks: Asbestos is a type of soft rock. There are many types of naturally occurring asbestos, and they are used in many commercial applications. Unfortunately, fibers of asbestos can get into our lungs and digestive tract and cause problems. You can learn more here- http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp.asp?id=30&tid=4 ...Read more

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What is xeroderma pigmentosum?

What is xeroderma pigmentosum?

Xeroderma pigmentosu: Xeroderma pigmentosum is a condition which makes people very sensitive to the sun (uv rays). It can cause severe sun burning & freckling of skin. It is called xeroderma because it can dry the skin out and pigmentosum because there is added skin pigment. It can affect the eyes and may be associated with a number of other symptoms. ...Read more