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Dr. Edward Evans
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Newborn Rash (Definition)

Erythema toxicum is a common, harmless rash among newborns consisting of red areas of ...Read more


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Is polymyalgia rheumatica autoimmune if ANA is negative or result of old age?

Is polymyalgia rheumatica autoimmune if ANA is negative or result of old age?

PMR likely autoimm: So ANA is probably the most misinterpreted test by almost everyone: it is just a screen for autoimmunity, but not all autoimmunity. And a positive ANA does not mean disease. So, pmr is ANA negative, but still may represent an autoimmune condition. What the autoimmune target is remains unclear though. True, it is exclusively seen in older (>50-60 yo) people, and this remains unclear why also. ...Read more

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Is there an age group that leukemia affects the most?

Is there an age group that leukemia affects the most?

Not really: We see different types such as acute lymphocytic leukemia in chidren and chronic myelogenous leukemia in those over 40 but we do see these diseases across the age spectrum. Certainly the very youg and the very old have a higher incidence rate. ...Read more

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What causes a BRAF mutation in melanoma patients? Is it UV or is it family genetics?

What causes a BRAF mutation in melanoma patients?  Is it UV or is it family genetics?

Probably both: UV radiation and family genetics probably both play a role in BRAF genetics. To lower your risk of developing melanoma, it is best to limit your exposure to UV radiation and to know your family history. If your family history increases your risk, you should see your dermatologist a few times a year for skin cancer screening. Melanoma that is caught early is highly treatable. ...Read more

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Can a child get RA and not jra? Is there a distinction? Or is the j simply age related?

Can a child get RA and not jra? Is there a distinction? Or is the j simply age related?

RA in child is JIA: Ra pattern in a child is one of the jia patterns of systemic inflammatory poly arthritis. Age makes it jia. Jra term has been changed to jia - juvenile idiopathic poly arthritis to encompass the many patterns that can occur. Jia can occur through age 15, most commonly ages 7 to 12. ...Read more

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Is a jo-1 antibody is common in fibromyalgia?

Is a  jo-1 antibody is common in fibromyalgia?

No: The jo-1 antibody can be associated with a form of polymyositis which is an autoimmune inflammatory muscle disease. Fibromyalgia is a very painful condition in which muscles, ligaments, and tendons are highly sensitive and can hurt but the condition is neither autoimmune nor inflammatory. ...Read more

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How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

Find the cause: It's not a common finding, but if you have it, it is 100%. Thrombocytopenia is something that should never be trifled with; if it gets worse it can cause bad bleeding. In a young woman especially, it can herald lupus. Medications, having one's period, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, allergy to quinine in a cocktail, and a variety of other processes can be the cause. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of lymphoma in a 29 year old. Is it cureable?

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What is the most common type of lymphoma in a 29 year old. Is it cureable?

Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma will be more common at your age than non -hodgkin's lymphoma. Depending on the stage and other prognostic factors, but in general the cure rate of hodgkin's lymphoma is significantly high. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more

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How common is a positive ANA in scleroderma?

How common is a positive ANA in scleroderma?

Common: Ther are some special ANA patterns that are seen depending on what type of scleroderma you have. People with limited scleroderma can have an anti-centromere pattern. People with diffuse scleroderma can have an anti- nucleolar pattern and can also have certain autoantibodies such as scl-70. If you have a scleroderma overlap syndrome you may have other patterns depending on the overlap. ...Read more

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If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?

If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?

Yes: Almost every medical condition has a genetic basis. Family history of disease predicts genetic predisposition & increases one's risk however the road to development of a disease is much more complicated. We know that predisposition is influenced by multi-factorial elements eg. environment, diet, viral triggers, & more. Some diseases appear by spontaneous gene mutation showing no familial trail. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child suddenly shows signs of allergies for the first time, at almost 5 years of age?

Is it possible that a child suddenly shows signs of allergies for the first time, at almost 5 years of age?

YES: Allergies happen when your bodies immune system become "sensitized" to something "x" and develop antibodies to it. Over time your child has multiple exposures to x (years 1-4) and became sensitized. We are rarely if ever allergic to anything when born; but develop them over time (and exposure). So it would be quite normal to "suddenly" become allergic at age 5 even if they had it many previous. ...Read more

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Is oesapgus cancer rare at 40 male and is it uncommon in the uk?

Is oesapgus cancer rare at 40 male and is it uncommon in the uk?

Yes, no: Esophageal cancer is rare in young patients, but you should still seek medical evaluation if you are having symptoms such as problems swallowing or rapid, unexplained weight loss. I am not aware of any data indicating that esophageal cancer is more or less common in the uk than in other western countries. ...Read more

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Is sle one disease or is it a combination of several disorders?

Is sle one disease or is it a combination of several disorders?

Hard answer: It may be alone or with other problems. An example would be sle and osteoarthritis. Another would be sle and gout. One disease process does not prevent a person from having another with very few exceptions. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Skin Redness (Definition)

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Blister Rash (Definition)

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