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What is grover's disease?

What is grover's disease?

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

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What is grover disease?

What is grover disease?

Grover Disease =: Benign papular acantholytic dermatosis = transient acantholytic dermatosis. Grover's disease presents with itchy lesions of back, chest, extremities.

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How do I treat grover disease?

How do I treat grover disease?

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

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How do I treat grover disease?

Many options.: High potency topical steroids
antihistamines
systemic corticosteroids
topical vitamin d analogs
systemic retinoids
phototherapy / photochemotherapy
etanercept. ...Read more

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What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

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

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Is grover disease contagious by contact or saliva or sexual contact? Don't know about the disease

Is grover disease contagious by contact or saliva or sexual contact? Don't know about the disease

Grover's: 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

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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 have been diagnosed with Grover's disease by a dermatologist. Struggling to find a suitable treatment for the rash. Any suggestions? Not cortisone.

Lab dx: This diagnosis is made on BIOPSY, and always questionable. Cannot diagnose it by its appearance, so there can be no diagnosis by internet. What did the DR suggest?????? I fail to comprehend "no cortisone". Topical triamcinolone is quite safe. Alevicyn antipruritic gel spray may control itch. PUVA has been very effective. Is there a history of severe sun damage? ...Read more

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I am 79 yrs young with a very itchy torso & variable rash - biopsy proved Grovers Disease. Moisturisers & Hydrocortisone cream give temporary relief?

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

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What is HLH disease?

What is HLH disease?

Rare genetic disease: HLH is a rare genetic disease that can be fatal due to severe inflammation. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Hemophagocytic_lymphohistiocytosis ...Read more

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What pick's disease?

What pick's disease?

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

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What is slims disease?

What is slims disease?

HIV: Slims disease is the old term for HIV (human immunodeficiency) wasting syndrome or aids. ...Read more

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What is severs disease?

What is severs disease?

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

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What is buchet disease?

What is buchet disease?

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

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What is bichet disease?

Bechet's disease: Is an autoimmune process associated with ulceration throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is maralia disease?

What is maralia disease?

Malaria: Malaria is a disease of the blood spread by mosquito bites. It can be deadly and is one of the major areas of research by numerous agencies world wide. ...Read more

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What is bowen's disease?

What is bowen's disease?

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

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What is leigh's disease?

What is leigh's disease?

Leigh Syndrome: Is a neurological disorder that cause psychomotor regression and loss of cognitive ability usually resulting in death in early childhood. ...Read more

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What is perthys disease?

What is perthys disease?

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

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What is bitchet disease?

What is bitchet disease?

Behcet: Behcet's disease is an autoimmune disorder that results of recurrent oral and genital ulcers with eye inflammation, and often with a host of other inflammatory diseases in other organ systems. ...Read more

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What is burgers disease?

What is burgers disease?

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

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What is fordyces disease?

What is fordyces disease?

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

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What is huntings disease?

What is huntings disease?

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

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What is wilson's disease?

What is wilson's disease?

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

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What is Panner's disease?

What is Panner's disease?

Panner's disease: Panner's disease is osteochondrosis of the capitellum of the elbow. ...Read more

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What is potter's disease?

What is potter's disease?

Syndrome of: Underdeveloped kidneys and lungs often leading to very ill infant. ...Read more

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What is reynards disease?

What is reynards disease?

Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disorder that causes finger discoloration with cold exposure or emotional stress. ...Read more

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What are canavan diseases?

What are canavan diseases?

Leukodysphrophy: According to the national institute of neurological disorders and stroke, canavan disease is a leukodysphrophy. It is a genetic disorder which causes brain degeneration. ...Read more

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What is hirsprung disease?

What is hirsprung disease?

Hirschsprung: Hirschsprung disease is a condition that in which a baby is missing the nerve cells in the last part of the colon, resulting in constipation and belly swelling. ...Read more

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What is whipple's disease?

What is whipple's disease?

Rare gi disorder: Whipples is a very rare disorder of the GI tract that is rarely seen. Would be an unusual diagnosis to see. ...Read more

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What causes wilson's disease?

What causes wilson's disease?

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