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Doctor insights on: Is Vitiligo Hereditary Or Contagious

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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

No : Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin. It is not hereditary but ... It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited. ...Read more

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Is tenia a contagious disease?

Is tenia a contagious disease?

Tinea...: ...Is fungus. When you have tinea, you very likely caught it from someone else; so yes, it's contagious. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic basis for having dry eyes? Is it familial or hereditary?

Is there a genetic basis for having dry eyes? Is it familial or hereditary?

Not really: There are some dry eye diseases associated with sjogren's syndrome, which may have a genetic and environmental roles, but its probably not dominant or recessive as we know it. Familal and hereditary are terms sometimes used interchangeably, so I'm not sure what you're asking. Most dry eyes are prob not genetic based. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer a hereditary disease?

Is skin cancer a hereditary disease?

Skin : Skin cancer , particularly malignant melanoma may have a strong hereditary component. Intense sun exposure also has been linked to melanoma. ...Read more

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Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

Neither: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in other words your immune cells are causing inflammation in your your tissues and organs. It is not contagious but does occur in families related to genes but you do not catch it from another individual like you would a cold or influenza. ...Read more

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Does multiple sclerosis runs in families or is it considered genetically inherited?

Does multiple sclerosis runs in families or is it considered genetically inherited?

Not genetic disorder: Ms does seem to run in families, but does not occur as a hereditary condition. Rather, our genetic makeup confers either susceptibility or protection, and we have identified genes in both categories. Even if susceptible, without environmental influences, such as latitude, the disease will not occur. So, multiple factors play a role affecting our immune system expressions. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for scaly skin, or is it incurable?

Is there a permanent cure for scaly skin, or is it incurable?

Scaly Skin: Scaly skin is a common symptom of dry skin and can occur anywhere on the body, although it is most common on the lower legs, arms and thighs. While scaly skin can be caused by a variety of conditions, most scaly skin will result from natural processes or environments, such as normal aging or cold, dry environments. See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a hereditary component to Fothergills disease?

Is there a hereditary component to Fothergills disease?

Trigeminal neuralgia: There is no hereditary component for trigeminal neuralgia. No geographic tendency or racial differences have been found for trigeminal neuralgia. However, females are affected up to twice as often as males (range, 3:2 to 2:1). In addition, in 90% of patients, the disease begins after age 40 years, with a typical onset of 60-70 years (middle and later life). ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever i get the chance, that's what they are there for! ...Read more

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Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Cause unknown: Cause likely multifactorial. Characterized by sudden eruption of itchy vesicles on palms, soles, lateral aspects of the fingers. Vesicles persist for weeks, dry out, then resolve with skin peeling. Episodes may recur every 3-4 weeks for months/years. Daily moisturzation, avoid irritants/allergens, or exacerbating factors. Reduce stress. If unresponsive, high potency topical steroids are effective. ...Read more

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Is gray hair caused by stress? Or is it hereditary?

Is gray hair caused by stress?  Or is it hereditary?

Primarily Heredity: The age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors such as nutritional deficiencies, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin b levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery and marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. In general – genetics plays the biggest role. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for genetic disease called leukodystrophy?

Is there any cure for genetic disease called leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy Rx: Treatment there is no cure for mld. Care focuses on treating the symptoms and preserving the patient's quality of life with physical and occupational therapy. Research is studying techniques to replace the missing enzyme (arylsulfatase a). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more