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Doctor insights on: Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis

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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

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...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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Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Yes, it is autommune: Vasculitis below the waste, possible renal involvement. It an autoimmune disease that can be bad. Most patients will have a short lived course. ...Read more

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Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

IGH: Igh often looks like little white "confetti" spots on forearms and lower legs. Yes it can look like very small and scattered dots of vitiligo. Your dermatologist will be able to tell. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Autoimmune disease: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with the disease have too few platelets in the blood. Check this site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/. ...Read more

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis treatment?

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis treatment?

Not required: Most cases of dish do not cause symptoms. If you have the typical flowing calcification on the right side of the thoracic spine it does not require specific treatment. If you are having pain or have problems in the neck or low back first make sure the diagnosis is correct. If you are certain the most important treatment is physical therapy. The first line of treatment for symptoms are nsaid's. ...Read more

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How common is henoch schonlein purpura?

How common is henoch schonlein purpura?

Commonly uncommon: Quoted figures are between 6 and 22 per 100,000 children. So if you estimate 1 in 10,000, most pediatricians will see a few cases in their careers, and most people (friends, neighbors and family) will never have heard of it. Consider it a common disease that is uncommonly seen. ...Read more

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, wha tis this?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, wha tis this?

Platelets destroyed: ITP is a bruising disease where your platelets are destroyed for an unknown reason and it causes you to bleed. This oversimplified but a complicated answer won't fit in 400 characters. ...Read more

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What causes senile purpura?

What causes senile purpura?

We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

Immune problem: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta Is a disease which causes rashes/skin lesions and is caused by problems with the immune system ...Read more

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Henoch schonlein purpura symptoms?

May start as rash: The rash may start above the feet and progress over the knees. It does not blanche if you press on it and release it, because the little red spots are bleeds, called petechiae. Next the feet swell and may develop pitting edema. You now need an immunologist assessment and therapy with steroids to prevent kidney involvement and arrest progression of this autoimmune disease.Serum IGA may be high. ...Read more

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Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

ITP is just what...: It sounds like. It is characterized by bleeding, bruising (purpura) and petechiae that develop because of a low PLT count (aka thrombocytopenia), and where the specific trigger for thrombocytopenia is not known (idiopathic). We do know that in itp, the pt makes antibodies to auto-antigens found on the PLT surface (often pla-1) which mark them for destruction. This makes the PLT count low. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Usually not: There have been a few reports of HIV patients with this illness which has come and gone as HIV levels change. It's quite common and by no means indicates you are infected. Savvy "health care consumers" get checked for HIV from time to time even if they're not doing risky things. Go ahead. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

The are completely: Different. Itp is the autoimmune destruction of platelets and is managed with immunosuppression - the first line is usually prednisone. Ttp is the microvascular consumption of platelets (small clots). This can be associated with anemia, renal failure, ha and fever. It is a medical emergency and is managed with plasma exchange. ...Read more

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What's lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus?& NO dysplasia or atypia seen? how's lichenoid mucositis different from lichenoid dysplasia?

What's lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus?& NO dysplasia or atypia seen?
how's lichenoid mucositis different from lichenoid dysplasia?

Information.: Lichenoid mucositis is a noncommittal term referring to a wide range of mucosal lesions which closely mimic oral lichen planus both clinically and histologically, yet may represent a differentpathobiology altogether. In general, most oral lichenoid reactions represent a common end point in response to a myriad of extrinsic agents (drugs, allergens) or altered immunologically-mediated disorders ...Read more

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What is lichenoid muscositis with perivasculitis, ulcerated?

What is lichenoid muscositis with perivasculitis, ulcerated?

Mucosal rash: This is inflammation of the mucous membranes that hugs underside of epidermis=lichenoid. Perivasculitis=inflammation around blood vessels. In mouth, can be lichen planus, lichenoid drug or allergic contact reaction, autoimmune diseases & others. Even canker sores. Direct immunofluorescence biopsy to tell which. In vulva, can also be lichen sclerosus. Some have risk of mouth cancer. Get diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is actinic keratosis usually diagnosed?

How is actinic keratosis usually diagnosed?

Clinical exam: Actinic keratoses are early precancerous lesions caused primarily by sun exposure over time. They are usually diagnosed by your dermatologist on clinical exam. In some cases a more advanced lesion may be biopsied to make sure it has not progressed to skin cancer. ...Read more

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