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Doctor insights on: Forms 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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Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker? .

Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker?

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Hyperpigmentation: Dark skin patches are a sign of skin inflammation and usually occur in darker skinned individuals. These can results from several forms of dermatitis that inflame the skin. Treating the underlying cause can eventually clear the dark areas. ...Read more

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Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker? .

Not really: There are conditions where women can develop darkened /discoloration of the skin (usually the face) called melasma. This is generally caused by birth control pills, or pregnancy. But patches of skin wtih vitiligo can't become darker, b/c in vitiligo, the pigment producing cells called melanocytes have lost their ability to produce pigment. ...Read more

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Which are the different forms of dementia?

Which are the different forms of dementia?

Answer below: Alzheimers (60% - 65%), less common are vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, picks disease (frontotemporal), alcoholic, B12 deficiency, hiv, dementia pugilistica (head trauma), a few rare prion diseases such as jacob kruetzfeld (spongioform encephalopathy), and mixed. Some reversible encephalopathies are occasionally classified as dementias, but not true dementias. ...Read more

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Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Are there acute and chronic forms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

No: This is an awful and fortunately extremely rare form of a deadly disease. Cjd is thought to be caused by a protein called a prion. The long and short of it....There is no cure. ...Read more

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What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

Guttate: This is a form of psoriasis with severe involvement of the skin often with ulceration and bleeding of lesions .it also depends on the extent of skin involvemtn ...Read more

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Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?

Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?

Not specificly: Heredity dose play a role in some forms of immune deficiency. Children with an inherited immune defects are more at risk for meningitis & other severe infections. Some may be more prone to specific germs than others. Some are less successful at fighting an infection if they occur. That said, meningitis is not passed like eye color or sickle cell. ...Read more

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What are the different forms of dementia?

What are the different forms of dementia?

Forms of dementia: Some forms of dementia are Alzheimers, Fronto-Temporal dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, cortico basal ganglia degeneration, and dementia due to an illness like MS. ...Read more

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Is there cure of psoriasis?

Is there cure of psoriasis?

No: While there are effective topical and systemic treatments for psoriasis, there is no permanent cure. Some patients seem to have spontaneous remission, which can last indefinitely. ...Read more

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Is there a benign form of multiple sclerosis?

Is there a benign form of multiple sclerosis?

Tough to predict: The course of ms is variable, and no two patients are ever alike. One might hope, in the end, that the outcome is mild or benign, but it is almost impossible to sort out early in the disease. Many specialists would treat, and modify interventions as time progresses. ...Read more

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For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

Guttate psoriasis: Janet: guttate psoriasis can come on due to infections like streptococcal infections, or medications like beta blockers (blood pressure med); so be sure not secondary to infections/ drugs. Treatment usually topical (can be difficult with many spots!); UVB or PUVA light treatment can be effective. Medications like methotrexate are also effective in severe cases. Work with your Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there other forms of arteriosclerosis?

Are there other forms of arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis : Arteriosclerosis aka atherosclerosis is a systemic process and may occur in any and all arterial beds including the arteries that supply blood to the heart, brain, kidneys, extremities and the intestines. Prevention is of paramount importance and risk factor modification remains the best form of prevention. ...Read more

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Is some form of clinical depression inherited?

Is some form of clinical depression inherited?

Yes: Depression is the result of biopsychosocial factors. Genetics, environment, and your own temperament all play a role. ...Read more

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What forms of tuberculosis are contagious?

What forms of tuberculosis are contagious?

Contagious: TB Disease from the lung/ larynx can be transmitted. Latent TB Infection is not contagious in that state. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read more

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Is nephritis a form of lupus?

Is nephritis a form of lupus?

No: Lupus can cause nephritis, but not all nephritis (literally, "kidney inflammation") is due to lupus. ...Read more

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What number of forms of arteritis are there?

What number of forms of arteritis are there?

Too many to list: Search the internet and read for yourself. There are numerous forms of vasculitis. They are classified by whether they involve small, medium or large vessels or whether the ANCA blood test is positive or negative. ...Read more

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What are other known forms of arteriosclerosis?

What are other known forms of arteriosclerosis?

All major arteries: Arteriosclerosis is generic for hardening of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis of the coronary arteries, also known as cad, is the most widely talked about. Stroke (cerebrovascular accident) is caused by hardening of the brain arteries. Gangrene of legs and feet is caused by hardening of leg arteries also called pad (peripheral artery disease). ...Read more

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Causes of wegeners granulomatosis and treatment?

Causes of wegeners granulomatosis and treatment?

Autoimmune disease: Like all autoimmune diseases, the cause is not really known, but likely a combination of genetic factors and environmental exposures (e.g., infections, chemicals, pollutants). Treatment depends on how severe disease it is. Typically steroids (e.g. Prednisone) and if severe, Cytoxan or rituxan (rituximab). If limited disease (just nasal/upper airway involvement), Methotrexate may be sufficient. ...Read more