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Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Skin darkening: Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is associated with high ACTH levels from the pituitary gland. Other hormones are also made from the pituitary (MSH) that can stimulate melatonin production in the skin, causing skin darkening (similar to a suntan) ...Read more

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How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the lungs involving the air spaces (alveoli) and the tissues separating them (intraalveolar septi). Not entirely sure what you are asking beyond this. Please rephrase the question if I have not answered you satisfactorily. ...Read more

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How can hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

How can  hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person can have excessive bleeding and bruising. The skin itself (part of the integumentary system) is fine, but hemophilia can manifest itself as large bruises under the skin and excessive bleeding from a cut in the skin. ...Read more

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How do you think integumentary system burns affect the nervous system?

How do you think integumentary system burns affect the nervous system?

See below: See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1522803/.

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How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

Weakness, numbness: The paralysis from spinal cord injury causes varying degrees of weakness and muscle loss (atrophy), depending on the severity of the injury. There may also be spasticity or tightness of the muscles, putting a person at risk of contractures (joint rigidity). Numbness from spinal cord injury places a person at risk of developing pressure sores-- pressure relief is paramount for prevention. ...Read more

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How does paget's disease effect other body systems?

How does paget's disease effect other body systems?

Breast or bone?: There are two different types of paget's disease. One effects the bones making them appear deformed or misshapen. The other arises in the nipple and initially is localized but may metastasize with advanced disease. ...Read more

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What is a disease which affects the nervous system?

What is a disease which affects the nervous system?

Too numerous to list: However, classic diseases of brain include strokes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, epilepsies, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, etc, and a huge category of medical and metabolic problems which secondarily affect brain function. ...Read more

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What happens when someone is diagnosed with a nervous system disease?

What happens when someone is diagnosed with a nervous system disease?

See neurologist: Usually, next step would be to see the neurologist. If already seeing a neurologist then, next step is to ask questions of the neurologist and be good at complying with their suggestions for tests, medications, therapies, and other potential interventions. ...Read more

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