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Is Cutaneous Lupus A Primary Or Secondary Lesion
Does moderately severe cryofibrinogenemia always include cutaneous vasculitis, or can a person have only the internal vascular manifestations?
Don't know: Cryofibrinogenemia is a difficult diagnosis, but it usually starts with skin manifestations. That's likely because the vessels in the skin are very small, so changes in blood flow manifest early in the skin. I'm sure it's possible to have internal vascular manifestations as the first sign, but the cases i"ve seen have always had skin manifestations. I can't find any studies to say for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more
Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not autoimmune: Dermographism is a common type of physical urticaria (hives) and unrelated to food and environmental allergies. It is not related to autoimmune disorders. For a brief review, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/05/dermographism-i-scratch-therefore-i-hive/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a condition: The skin condition (not disease) is caused simply enough by chronic scratching which comes about usually by chronic itching and it's a vicious cycle. The itching can be caused by things such as insect bites, psoriasis, or anything else that leads to a dermatitis. Treatment is stop scratching. Easier said than done in most cases. Here's a good link to help you: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1562.Htm. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a lymphoma be confirmed as a secondary of renal cell carcinoma through biopsy of the lymph node?
See answer: If a lymph node is sufficiently enlarged, it can be biopsied either by needle or surgically in some cases. Definitive pathological analysis will identify any disease. I am unfamiliar with the concept of lymphoma as a "secondary of renal cell carcinoma" as they are distinctly different and unrelated. ...Read more
Not: Likely, and not associated.Get a more detailed answer ›
There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.
IC and Lupus: IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?
Is small blood vessel vasculitis associated with skin or cutanious cancers? What is the best treatment strategy?
How rare is a vascular malformation in a bone (tibia). If confirmed diagnosis- should there be concern of any other vascular malformations anywhere?
1 in 100,000 or less: Hi KSmith18. Vascular malformations are relatively rare in general, and cause the most problems when they are in the brain. Some noticeable in childhood resolve on their own. In the bone, they can cause pathological fractures and sometimes pain. And yes, some concern about others, but I believe the genetics is complex. Genetic counselling programs might give you more comprehensive answers. :) ...Read more
Secondary: Several studies have shown significant association between diffuse joint hypermobility and osteoarthritis. Joint hypermobility predisposes to musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis. Laxity of the joints has been predisposing factor for joint or soft tissue injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, is torus mandibularis a symptom of an underlying condition? Maybe a mineral or nutrient deficiency or adrenal glands problems? Thanks
In cryofibrinogenemia (not cryoglobulinemia), what is more likely---the condition incites an autoimmune reaction due to inflammation it causes, or an autoimmune process causes the cryofibrinogenemia?
Disease then CF.: Cryofibrinogenemia is an unusual finding that usually signifies an underlying disease process. It may be autoimmune, but is also associated with a host of other disease including malignancies, infections and medications. Sometimes it is a benign finding in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it more likely for a teenager to have Paget's disease or a benign condition with similar symptoms?
In general, if a 91 yr-old has acute transformation of a myeloproliferative disorder then is it worthwhile to treat the pt, if there is a treatment?
It depends: It depends on the Diagnosis of the new transformations(there are multiple ways transformation occurs...so tell us what is the new diagnosis and we can guide you further. ...Read more
Does having a Pilomatrixoma predispose someone to other conditions like FOP, or other tumors? Or is it just an isolated incident?
A blistering, painful recurrent rash in a 20 year-old woman associated with sun exposure, unclear if this is actinic prurigo or something else.....?
In your experience, what is the most common autoimmune or other condition associated with symptomatic cryofibrinogenemia? Or is cryofibrinogenemia typically the primary disease process?
Could be either: This disease often starts with skin lesions (ulcers, purple spots, decreased blood flow to fingers/toes). It can either be primary or secondary. When secondary, it's related to cancer, infection (hepatitis c and others), collagen vascular diseases, or vasculitis. Your doctor has to keep all these possibilities in mind. As an oncologist I have seen it as the first sign of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?
See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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