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What kinds of complications can occur with psoriasis?

What kinds of complications can occur with psoriasis?

Several kinds: There are several types of psoriasis. Complications of psoriasis depend on your specific type of psoriasis. Common complications of this chronic disorder include secondary skin infections, psoriatic arthritis & adverse reactions to treatment. Many persons become depressed and suffer from social isolation because of psoriasis. A great primary care physician & dermatologist can make the difference. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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What health complications are associated with psoriasis

What health complications are associated with psoriasis

Heart dz, skin ca: Patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing skin cancers and cardiovascular disease. For this reason, it is recommended that those with psoriasis get general skin checks at least once yearly, and establish care with a primary care doctor to monitor cholesterol and be educated on heart disease prevention. ...Read more

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What are some risks of phototherapy for atopic dermatitis?

What are some risks of phototherapy for atopic dermatitis?

Skin cancer; aging: Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Short term adverse effects may include redness, itching and changes in skin color. ...Read more

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Are there many complications with fifth disease?

Are there many complications with fifth disease?

No: Kids get a rash, mild fever, and/or mild cold symptoms. Adults get a rash, some joint aches, and/or joint swelling. Infected persons, with or without symptoms, mostly recover without complications and have immunity from re-infection. Complications can occur in persons with chronic anemia or immunosuppression. Occasionally, a woman infected in her first trimester may miscarry or have fetal anemia. ...Read more

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Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

No: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease but is not strictly speaking autoimmune. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that we don't quite know the cause of. ...Read more

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What are risks of puva for atopic dermatitis?

What are risks of puva for atopic dermatitis?

Several: Puva therapy, or psoralen plus uva, is an effective therapy but unfortunately has some side effects. It can make you sun sensitive, and it is very important to take precautions to protect your skin and eyes while on this therapy. Additionally, psoralen ingestion can lead to GI upset. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

None: Diet and omega 3 fatty acids may help but there are no specific vitamin or herbal supplements for sle. Avoiding sugar and dairy is helpful for some people. Omega three fatty acids along with vitamin c and b complex may reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Topical steroids : Topical corticosteriods can thin skin if you are using these to treat rashes. Autoimmune diseases do not typically cause wrinkles. However; severe stress from any chronic severe disease can age a person. ...Read more

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Are there complications of meniere's disease?

Are there complications of meniere's disease?

Yes!: Ménière's disease has a wide spectrum of symptoms and complications. The common symptoms include haring loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and fullness in the ers. Other people have an extreme sensitivity to sounds. One major complication is progressive hearing loss. There are a number of treatments available and you should have regular evaluations with your ent. ...Read more

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Are there liver problems from drugs for autoimmune diseases?

Are there liver problems from drugs for autoimmune diseases?

Potentially yes: Drugs that we use for autoimmune disease do have potentially liver toxicities. Drugs such as methotrexate, imuran. And Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) which are drugs which we use for autoimmune disease do have potential liver problems particularly the elevation of liver function tests. If labs are followed correctly, the potential for chronic liver disease are rare. ...Read more

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What kind of brain diseases can develop as complicances of gonorrhoea ? Do these diseases include psychiatric symptoms? Thanks

What kind of brain diseases can develop as complicances of gonorrhoea ? Do these diseases include psychiatric symptoms? Thanks

Gonorrhea (GC): Complications of gonorrhea (gc) include pelvic inflammatory disease and possible infertility in women, and epididymitis in men. Untreated gc can also lead to disseminated infection characterized by arthritis, tenosynovitis, and/or dermatitis which can be life-threatening. If ill enough, the person could become delirious. Syphilis is more known for neuropsychiatric manifestations than gc. ...Read more

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Are there other conditions besides blindness associated with service animals?

Are there other conditions besides blindness associated with service animals?

Disabilities: Service dogs can be used to help people who have visual impairment, deafness, seizures, paraplegia, quadraplegia, autism, post traumatic stress disorders, mood disorders, people needing wheelchairs/mobility devices, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, multiple dystrophy, arthritis ; other neurologic problems. ...Read more

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What is the description, conditions, symtoms, risk factors & treatments assocated with discoid lupus?

What is the description, conditions, symtoms, risk factors & treatments assocated with discoid lupus?

Discoid Lupus (DLE): DLE is a chronic cutaneous autoimmune skin disorder characterized by DLE cerythematous-to-violaceous, scaly plaques with prominent follicular plugging that often results in scarring and atrophy (see the images below). DLE may occur in the absence of systemic disease, or it may occur in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Read this:emedicine.medscape.com/article/1065529-overview ...Read more

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What common conditions are associated with rheumatic arthritis?

What common conditions are associated with rheumatic arthritis?

RA: Common findings are joint pain, swelling, and deformity. Also fatigue, possible pulmonary, kidney, skin findings are common. ...Read more

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What are some potential complications to lymphoma under chemotherapy treatment?

What are some potential complications to lymphoma under chemotherapy treatment?

Many possible: Some are more likely than others and they depend in part on the specific treatment and physical condition but, among others: low white cells causing infection, anemia, low platelets causing bleeding, heart, liver, or kidney problems, and others. Enough to write a book. Talk to your doc about what may specifically apply to you. Best to you. ...Read more