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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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How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor? Spots are white and very tiny. It doesn't itch but little but flaky>not much

How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor? Spots are white and very tiny. It doesn't itch but little but flaky>not much

Have it evaluated: This site is not a substitute for local docs when the need arises. We are happy to point you toward the proper care, but will not diagnose or treat you. The issue you relate can be sorted out in a simple office visit. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

No: Igh is a benign skin condition probably related to chronic sun exposure. Since it produces light discoloration of the skin, it is also considered a benign type of leukoderma (leukos [greek] = white, derma = skin). With the exception of the lexical connection, there is no relationship with leukemia, a form of blood cancer. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any link between leukemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Help! Need to know if there's any link between leukemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

No: Igh is a benign skin condition probably related to chronic sun exposure. Since it produces light discoloration of the skin, it is also considered a benign type of leukoderma (leukos [greek] = white, derma = skin). With the exception of the lexical connection, there is no relationship with leukemia, a form of blood cancer. ...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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34 f diangosis idiopathic gastroperisos. Gained 20lbs in one month. Could this be from the Reglan (metoclopramide) I was taking to treat the gastroperisos? If not, causes?

34 f diangosis idiopathic gastroperisos. Gained 20lbs in one month. Could this be from the Reglan (metoclopramide) I was taking to treat the gastroperisos? If not, causes?

Gastroparesis.: Sudden weight gain is a side effect of Reglan (metoclopramide).
Idiopathic means that no cause has been identified. Make sure your doctor has ruled out diabetes (glucose levels can damage the vagus nerve) and other identifiable causes of gastroparesis including nervous system diseases such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis, before calling it idiopathic. ...Read more

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What is the cause of "idiopathic syringomyelia"?

What is the cause of "idiopathic syringomyelia"?

Idiopathic: Unfortunately, idiopathic means "unknown cause". While the cause may not have been adequately worked up yet (in which case it may be premature to call it idiopathic), if you have had an extensive workup and very smart people have looked at the studies, then the cause will likely remain a mystery for now. ...Read more

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What causes idiopathic hypersomnia?

What causes idiopathic hypersomnia?

IdiopathicHypersomni: May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total
sleep may be over 12-14 hours.
• naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need
help waking up.
• mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems.
• prevalence ~1: 20, 000
• onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks,
then stable, resolves in 25%
CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. ...Read more

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Other than idiopathic reasons, what are the causes of structural scoliosis developing in your teenage years?

Other than idiopathic reasons, what are the causes of structural scoliosis developing in your teenage years?

Several: Idiopathic is the most common cause. Others in no particular order are congenital defects like deformed vertebrae, Marfan's syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos (both connective tissue disorders) Infection of the spine and rarely tumors. Careful evaluation by a pediatric orthopaedist can usually sort them out. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

Seizures: Idiopathic means we don't know the cause, but many theories exist mostly related to a physical abnormality or chemical abnormmality in the brain. ...Read more

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What causes idiopathic small fiber neuropathy?

What causes idiopathic small fiber neuropathy?

Ha!: Hi. If we knew what caused it, it wouldn't be IDIOPATHIC! If and when a cause is found, it will have a (probably mechanistic) name, and will no longer be called idiopathic. ;-) ...Read more

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What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension and what causes it?

What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension and what causes it?

Pseudotumor Cerebri: Condition results in abnormal accumulation of too much intracranial fluid, causing headaches, changes in visual acuity, and obscurational attacks. It seems related to obesity, menstrual and hormonal dysfunction, cerebral vein obstruction, toxins such as high levels of vitamin A, certain antibiotic reactions, and more, BUT not clear why the system fails. Diamox (acetazolamide) and brain shunting may help. ...Read more

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Was Dx & treated for idiopathic gastroparesis 5 years ago, & now Dx with late stage Lyme. Having symptoms of gastro again, could Lyme be the cause?

Was Dx & treated for idiopathic gastroparesis 5 years ago, & now Dx with late stage Lyme. Having symptoms of gastro again, could Lyme be the cause?

It has been describe: It has been described but am not certain how validated those descriptions are. It is unusual but other neurological syndromes have been noted. This is not an easy question to answer and you can discuss it with your physician and if so needed be referred to a center that treats lyme disease. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis with 25 degree curve. I understand its idiopathic, there is no known cause. Some say it's your genes. Is there DNA test I can take?

I have scoliosis with 25 degree curve. I understand its idiopathic, there is no known cause. Some say it's your genes. Is there DNA test I can take?

Spine specialist: Scoliscore (tm) ais prognostic test is now being made available to spine specialists. ..
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Five science park, new haven, ct 06511
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http://www. Scoliscore. Com/482391-00.Pdf. ...Read more