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Doctor insights on: Lichen Amyloidosis Treatment

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of lichen amyloidosis?

Itchy papules: Τhis is the most common form of primary localised cutaneous amyloidosis. It presents as an intensely itchy rash on the shins, thighs, feet, and forearms. Lesions consist of multiple raised spots (papules) that are scaly and red/brown in color. More common in people of chinese descent and in males 50-60 yrs of age. It may be associated with multiple endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Does lichen amyloidosis affect sexual desire? If yes, in what ways?

Lichen Amyloidosis: Lichen amyloidosis (la) is a type of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis clinically characterized by persistent pruritic, hyperkeratotic papules commonly distributed on the shins and histopathologically characterized by amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis. Fractional laser if effective. No sexual side effects have been shown for this condition on the shins. ...Read more

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How chronic is lichen amyloidosis? I have been having it on my upper back for more than 10 years now. Its itchy once a while..

Long-lasting: This may or may not remit someday. You're fortunate to have only some itching; this can be extremely uncomfortable. From my reading, topical DMSO or menthol may be helpful. Like anyone else with a chronic and difficult disease, learning more about it will be helpful. I appreciate your proactive approach writing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with lichen amyloidosis without proper test conducted by a dermatologist at malaysia. Should I get 2nd opinion?

Easy to recognize: Lichen amyloidosis is very easy to recognize. Given that it is a chronic condition and can impact your quality of life, a second opinion wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lichen amyloidosis to be cured for good?

No: It cannot be cured but they are meds that can be extremely effective in controlling the disease. ...Read more

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Is lichen amyloidosis a life killing decease?

See: If the amyloid deposits are limited to the skin the outlook in terms of mortality is good. See: http://goo. Gl/f9aws. ...Read more

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If lichen amyloidosis is so rare, how could five members of my family have it?

Hereditary: It is rare but there is thought to be a familiar form of the disease that leads to the deposition of protein (amyloid) in families with the men2a gene (leading to risk for medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism). ...Read more

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I want to buy some effective medicine for lichen amyloidosis. But I'm in malaysia. Please consult me how to buy it? And which medicine?

Topical steroid: If you are sure of the diagnosis (biopsy proven by dermatologist) then use a potent topical steroid such as clobetasol or Fluocinonide to help with this rare condition. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the dark skin caused by lichen amyloidosis?

What is the best way to get rid of the dark skin caused by lichen amyloidosis?

Difficult: Topical steroids and bleaching cream helps. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of macular amyloidosis. It spread very fast in my body. How can I stop it.

Possibly colchicine: First thought is colchicine, but other options depend upon which type - immunoglobulin or orther. ...Read more

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A friend was just diagnosed with familial amyloidosis. What treatment is there? Can he live normal? Is it herditory? Is there support? Research?

Difficult to say: Amyloidosis has a lot of manifestations a lot of the stuff goes on what type of involvement he has. There are some therapies available as well as investigative trials. This is not easy because there can be many other manifestations of need to be know. The questions that you have are best answered to him by his physician. ...Read more

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Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis.? Can it spread?

Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis.? Can it spread?

Good prognosis: Macular amyloidosis is a local proliferation on the skin usually on the trunk as you have. It never spreads too much or into the blood. The treatment may be as simple as temovate (clobetasol) ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...Read more

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What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

Depends on the type: There are different types of amyloidosis that require different types of therapy. There are genetic, inflammatory/infectious and neoplastic (cancer) types cuases of amyloidosis. The treatment is very different depending on the type.
If you ask the question again with the type of amyloid we can be more specific. ...Read more

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Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

Yes: However, you are talking about a rather unusual situation with special challenges that your doctor (s) are in a better position to answer. ...Read more

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Hi, could you please elaborate on treatment options for bxo or lichen scleroses?

Hi, could you please elaborate on treatment options for bxo or lichen scleroses?

BXO: Bxo is a condition of the skin of unknown etiology which causes loss of elasticity of the foreskin leading to phimosis and can extend to the glans penis and urethra causing meatal stenosis and urethral strictures. Most of the time the treatment is surgical. Steroids are usually unsuccessful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lichen plasma skin disease?

What is the treatment of lichen plasma skin disease?

Lichen planus: Is sometimes treated with antihistamines for itching, Corticosteroids - topically or orally, PUVA therapy,
Retinoic acid or Tacrolimus ointment. REF: https://www. Aad. Org/public/diseases/rashes/lichen-planus#treatment ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for lichen sclerosus?

What are your treatment options for lichen sclerosus?

Lichen Sclerosis: Corticosteroid ointments, Immune-modulating agents such as Tacrolimus, Ultraviolet Light Therapy, Circumcision in males in resistant cases. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lichen planus whitout doing biopsy?

What is the treatment of lichen planus whitout doing biopsy?

May need to confirm: Oral surgeons and oral pathologists often require a biopsy to confirm diagnosis before recommending treatment (or lack thereof). While some lesions may be typical, others may not be. It's seldom a good idea to prescribe treatment without knowing for sure what a patient has. Typically patients are given a topical corticosteroid when necessary although many require nothing at all. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is its treatment?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is lichen planus and what is its treatment?

Lichen Planus: See: http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/i---l/lichen-planus/diagnosis-treatment if you suspect having this, have a consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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When illnesses like lichen planus result from medical treatment, what is it called?

LP: Lp has no known cause or cure. We treat the symptoms only. What medical treatment did you have that you believe led to the lp? Please be more specific for a more detailed answer and please see your md. ...Read more