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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Morphea (Definition)

The area of skin turns thick and linoleum-like, but does not become generalized like in scleroderma. Nobody ...Read more


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Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Does Lyme cause skin disorders?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause a red target like rash. This will need further confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Dermis: In scleroderma, as the dermis layer thickens (the layer right over the fat layer under your skin), the very top layer, the epidermis, begins to thin. This causes a dry thin top layer and a hard tight bottom layer. ...Read more

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Is keratosis pilaris a genetic disorder?

Is keratosis pilaris a genetic disorder?

Yes: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis or chicken skin) is a common, autosomal dominant (meaning you need only one copy of the gene), genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin. ...Read more

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What does this mean: urticarial change including deep dermal fibrosis with underlying morphea and telangiectasia with melanin incontinence?

What does this mean: urticarial change including deep dermal fibrosis with underlying morphea and telangiectasia with melanin incontinence?

Talk to derm: From what i can see, the skin rash is from hives and the scarring from scratching. I have never heard of the term melanin incontinence so I have no idea what it means. The best thing is for you to discuss this with the derm doctor who did the biopsy. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

No: There is no involvement of the blood vessels themselves- thus not vasculitis by definition. This is a very common skin biopsy finding which has no diagnostic meaning other than ruling out a more serious condition. ...Read more

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What is morphea also scleroderma?

What is morphea also scleroderma?

Sort of: Morphea is a localized patch of scleroderma (hard skin) that is generally not associated with the systemic manifestations of scleroderma or systemic sclerosis. ...Read more

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How rare is the skin condition morphia?

How rare is the skin condition morphia?

Morphea scleroderma: "Morphea is a relatively uncommon disorder that affects adults and children [1-4]. The annual incidence of morphea was approximately 3 per 100,000 people in a population in the United States between 1960 and 1993". http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-morphea-localized-scleroderma-in-adults ...Read more

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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

Morphea: Morphea is a condition of unknown etiology that results in scarring, atrophy, and pigmentation (lightening and/or darkening) of the skin. Hyperpigmentation alone does not have atrophy or scarring. ...Read more

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What other conditions could 'focal dermal sclerosis' with telangiectasia on a skin biopsy indicate besides scleroderma?

What other conditions could 'focal dermal sclerosis' with telangiectasia on a skin biopsy indicate besides scleroderma?

Depends on clincial: This depends on your clinical status. It could be scleroderma but may not and may be something else. You need an evaluation ...Read more

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Vasculitis skin ailment?

Many Causes: Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels. It can show signs in the skin. But it may also be internal and affect many organs. There are a wide range of causes and they should be evaluated promptly. In general, it can be caused by infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer, as well as many others. If it is serious, it can lead to death. Get is checked out. ...Read more

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Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Can the skin condition "morphea" eventually fade away?

Motphea: Morphea usually burns itself out within a few years. The skin does not return to absolute normal however. ...Read more

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White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot: Whie spot on the slin can be from multiple causes. One cause is vitiligo which as an autoimmune disorder of the skin. You need a proper diagnosis, you need to see a dmatologist. ...Read more

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Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Roseola: Roseola is a viral infection suffered by toddlers . The skin rash usually appears after a child's temperature has normalized after having had fever for several days, they look like tine red dots first noted on the torso and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. Psoriasis is an inherited lifelong skin condition that it is not contagious like roseola (only to toddlers).. ...Read more

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Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate composed of primari

Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of  skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory  cell infiltrate composed of primari

This : This is very challenging without a clinical examination. This could be lichen simplex chronicus, prurigo nodularis, or other possibilities. Certainly i would get it looked at to be sure so i would recommend you see a dermatologist to further evaluate the area. There are many treatment options to helps these conditions. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is connective tissue disorder category?

What is connective tissue disorder category?

Connective Tissue : There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as ehlers-danlos syndrome, marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment. ...Read more