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GD: Grover's disease is a itchy skin condition that commonly affects the chest and back. Although, it is referred in dermatology as "transient acantholytic dermatois, " it may sometimes have a protracted course. Various treatments may be used, which may involve keeping the skin cool and dry, topical steroids, moisturizing creams, phototherapy and some oral agents. ...Read more
Stay cool; see MD: Acantholytic dermatosis, sudden onset, unknown cause, transient or persistent, worse with heat so keep cool. Minimize itch with zyrtec and benadryl (diphenhydramine). First line treatment is prescription corticosteroid creams. If resistant to creams can use accutane, tetracyline, puva phototherapy. All treatments require seeing an experienced dermatologist who can confirm diagnosis and prescribe proper therapy. ...Read more
Grover's disease: Since heat and sweating may be triggers for grover's disease, you should avoid activities that expose you to such triggers, whenever possible. High potency topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and emollients are usually recommended as first-line therapy. Antihistamines may help with itching. Other options include vitamin d analogs, phototherapy, systemic retinoids, and systemic corticosteroids. ...Read more
Grover's disease (transient acantholytic dermatosis) is a condition that appears suddenly as itchy red spots on the trunk, most often in older men. Once confirmed (by biopsy) most cases of grover's disease last six to twelve months (which is why it was originally called "transient"). Unfortunately it may last much longer.
The cause of grover's is unknown. Sometimes it seems to start up or worsen after exposure to extremes of temperature; other times it appears for no known reason. Therefore. It is not known whether saliva or sexual contact spreads the disease. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Grover's disease by a dermatologist. Struggling to find a suitable treatment for the rash. Any suggestions? Not cortisone.
I am 79 yrs young with a very itchy torso & variable rash - biopsy proved Grovers Disease. Moisturisers & Hydrocortisone cream give temporary relief?
Severity dictates Tx: Minor outbreaks can be controlled with prescription strength topical cortisone creams. More troubling eruptions usually clear up after taking Accutane or tetracycline pills for one to three months. If these fail or the outbreak is severe, PUVA phototherapy treatments, antifungal pills and cortisone injections are alternatives. ...Read more
Nuerodegeerative des: Pick's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms include loss of speech (aphasia) and dementia. While some of the symptoms can initially be alleviated, the disease progresses and patients often die within two to ten years. ...Read more
Sever's disease: Or calcaneal apophysitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive microtrauma of growth plates of the calcaneus bone in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 14 years of age. ...Read more
Behcet's disease?: Behçet's disease is an inflammation of arteries (vasculitis) that often presents with mucous membrane ulcers and eye problems. As a systemic disease, it can also involve organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream. ...Read more
Perthes disease: Legg–calvé–perthes syndrome is a form of osteochondritis of the hip joint, where growth/loss of bone mass leads to some degree of collapse of the hip joint and to deformity of the ball of the femur and sometimes the surface of the hip socket. It occurs most often in children/teens and can lead to chronic arthritis in adults. Treatment includes bracing, traction, physical therapy, and surgery. ...Read more
What kind of burger?: There is a berger's disease, which is a kidney disease (glomerulonephritis) caused by a person's own IgA antibodies. His antibodies damage his kidneys, but the reason for the antibodies is not known. There is another, called buerger's disease, which is an inflammation of the blood vessels (thromboangiitis obliterans) caused by damage and clotting inside blood vessels, maybe due to tobacco toxins. ...Read more
Fox-Fordyce disease: This is taken from e-medicine: fox-fordyce disease is an infrequently occurring chronic pruritic papular eruption that localizes to areas where apocrine glands are found. The etiology of fox-fordyce disease currently is unknown. The eponym is based on the 1902 report by g. Fox and j. Fordyce. More info free online at: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1070560-overview. ...Read more
Hunting?: If u meant huntington's disease, it is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination & leads to cognitive deficits & psychiatric problems. Symptoms become noticeable between ages 35 & 45, & include jerky random uncontrollable movements called chorea, memory problems, mood changes, etc. ...Read more
Copper accumulation: Wilson's disease is a disorder in which copper accumulates in the body cells. This causes liver disease, psychological changes, and movement disorders similar to parkinsons disease. It can usually be diagnosed by blood and urine tests, but sometimes requires a liver biopsy. It is treated by a low copper diet and medication that reduces copper levels. ...Read more
Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read more