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How does psoriasis develop?

How does psoriasis develop?

Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take rheumatoid vasculitis skin ulcers to develop?

How long does it take rheumatoid vasculitis skin ulcers to develop?

Seemingly overnight: Skin breakdown from auto immune problems like vasculitis can appear very rapidly. It starts with congestion in the capillaries that nourish the skin and then not enough blood supply is available to keep the skin together and an ulcer occurs. The treatment of the ulcer is most effective when there is effective treatment of the vasculitis. ...Read more

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How does someone develop lupus? How is it treated?

How does someone develop lupus? How is it treated?

A variety of conside: There are a variety of consideration: reason include: 1. Environemental 2. Hormonal 3. Genetic 4. Immune dysregulation Therapy is decided on the type of lupus invovlement and can include corticosteroids, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) cytotoxic drugs and immunosuppressive and immunomodularity therapy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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How does diabetes develop?

How does diabetes develop?

Genetic / lifestyle: It can be a genetic condition over which you do not have control. You can also decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy diet low in simple sugars, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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How does bronchitis develop?

How does bronchitis develop?

Type?: Acute bronchitis is due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways whereas chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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How can cancer begin, and how does it develop?

How can cancer begin, and how does it develop?

Wow, too much. : I need a book to answer your question. Cancer is a disease where for whichever reason, the instructions that control cell growth become messed up (or maybe came that way from the parents) so the cells lack the normal regulatory systems that keep them in check. Look for details in reputable sites like the nci or the acs. ...Read more

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How does eczema start?

How does eczema start?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Generally, how long does it take cancer to develop?

Generally, how long does it take cancer to develop?

It depends...: Different type of cancers develops differently. For example, it takes approximately 10 years for colon cancer to do so, hence the recommendation to have colon checked every 10 years. Breast cancer is generally more rapid. Pacreatic cancer is yet even faster... ...Read more

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How long does MRSA take to develop?

MRSA: Assuming MRSA infection? Then if MRSA germs are in the body and in matter of hours to days one may have infection. Having said that we might have MRSA on our skin and nose but there is no sign of infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop oral cancer symptoms?

How long does it take to develop oral cancer symptoms?

Sometimes never: If you believe you way have oral cancer see a dentist as soon as possible. Sometimes there are no symptoms. By the time you develope symptoms it is very late. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take cataracts to develop?

How long does it generally take cataracts to develop?

Cataract: Depending on risk factors (genetics, h/o diabetes, smoking, poor diet, sun exposure, trauma, steroid use), it can take weeks to months to years for a cataract to become visually significant. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop purpura with cocaine use?

How long does it take to develop purpura with cocaine use?

Levamisole: Most of the time the cause of the purple discoloration of skin due to bleeding under the skin (called purpura) after Cocaine use is because of a chemotherapy and antiparasite drug called levamisole that is intentionally added by importers of Cocaine as a cutting agent to reduce expense & increase bulk of their product. It is often described as 'sudden onset' retiform purpura so shortly after use. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

Depends: Some people whose local and systemic immune response is compromised may develop genital warts in a matter of weeks, whereas those whose immune system is strong, may never develop any visible warts. ...Read more

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How does someone develop allergy to something?

How does someone develop allergy to something?

Sensitization: You have to see the substance at least once (maybe many more times) to prime your immune system into recognizing it. The next time you are exposed after that, your immune system will see the substance and start an allergic reaction. The likelihood of this happening depends on one's inherent predisposition to develop allergies, as well as the route, amount, and duration of exposure to the substance. ...Read more

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How long does it take for seborrhea keratosis lesions to reappear?

How long does it take for seborrhea keratosis lesions to reappear?

May not if removed w: depends on your genetic background and how well taken off [deeper tissue freeze or cutting off , if comes back usually at least 2-3 months but varies. ...Read more

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How long does ovarian cancer take to develop into stage 3/4?

How long does ovarian cancer take to develop into stage 3/4?

Hard to know: Most ovarian cancers are already stage 3 or 4 when they are diagnosed so we really don't know how long it took them to get there. In retrospect, many women have had symptoms for many months before their diagnosis. There may also be an asymptomatic stage that could last for months or even years before the symptoms begin. ...Read more

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How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

Depends: In the early stages, there might not be any symptoms. Symptoms in late stage of the disease include: bone pain, loss of height, stooped posture or pain from fractures that occur because of the osteoporosis (hip, wrist, vertebra-lower back, neck pain..) you need to be treated if you were diagnosed with osteoporosis. The condition will not get better on its own. ...Read more

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How long does it take gallstones to develop?

How long does it take gallstones to develop?

Months to years: There are 2 types of gallstones: 'cholesterol stones' (caused by excess cholesterol in bile from high fat diet, etc..) and 'pigment stones' (caused by excess bilirubin in bile due to liver disease). A patient who has gallbladder 'dysfunction' (doesn't empty) will concentrate bile causing stones. Pregnancy , rapid weight loss diabetes or liver disease may accelerate the process. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop lung cancer?

How long does it take to develop lung cancer?

Lag time: Only 15% of smokers get lung cancer. There is generally a 15-20 year lag time between smoking and lung cancer development. Some never smokers are genetically predispositioned to lung cancer, and may develop lung cancer at a early age. ...Read more

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How does eczema spread and does it always?

How does eczema spread and does it always?

It does not spread: Eczema is genetic and highly variable. It is not an infection, it is not contagious. It is not an allergy. We know a great deal about how to control it. Vigorous, prolonged scratching may result in wider involvement (koebner phenomenon). Usually it is itchy and dry. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more