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Does infectious disease specialist treat or study systemic scleroderma. Undifferentied diffuse connective tissue disease,raynauds?
No: these are generally dealt with by rheumatologists. Good luck. ...Read more
Circumscribed scleroderma refers to localized scleroderma ("hard skin"). The body produces excess collagen which produces hardened skin. This can range from a small area of abnormal skin to a disfiguring skin lesion. Even though internal organs are not affected, the hard skin can attach itself to underlying muscle ...Read more
What other conditions could 'focal dermal sclerosis' with telangiectasia on a skin biopsy indicate besides scleroderma?
Morphea: Limited scleroderma is called morphea and it is a inflammatory thickening of the skin which is thought to be a reaction to an infection. Early treatment with Minocycline can cause it to burn out leaving discoloration. Fractionated laser can be used on post morphea lesion to i prove color and texture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid follicular lesion 2.4cm solid circumscribed with mild vascularity.Thyroseq pending Can this test show a definite benign? what's circumscribed
Does a 1.1 cm ovoid, circumscribed hyperechoic nodule w/ accompanying internal color Doppler Flow in thyroid need a FNB? Not sure its necessary?
Probably not: This is a very complicated issue that we don't know the answer to yet. The nodule you describe does not meet the Kim criteria or the Society of American Endocrinologist criteria for FNA. It probably represents either follicular or Hurthle cell neoplasia which cannot be fully evaluated on FNA. Most likely if you have the biopsy, they will then recommend complete surgical excision. ...Read more
Derm biopsy report: mild vacuolar dermatitis with scattered papillary dermal
interstitial eosinophils and perivascular lymphocytes. What does it mean?
Mucosal rash: This is inflammation of the mucous membranes that hugs underside of epidermis=lichenoid. Perivasculitis=inflammation around blood vessels. In mouth, can be lichen planus, lichenoid drug or allergic contact reaction, autoimmune diseases & others. Even canker sores. Direct immunofluorescence biopsy to tell which. In vulva, can also be lichen sclerosus. Some have risk of mouth cancer. Get diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related
High scl70, joint pain, fatigue,palmar erythema,telangiectasias,lung fibrosis,livedo reticularis,no hard skin! Can it be Scleroderma if no hard skin?
Recent diagnosis w/autoimmune disease & skin biopsy result: urticaria or mast cell disease. Shouldn't biopsy give more definitive diagnosis?
Hard to tell: Mast cells are the cells that release histamine in the body. This is what happens in urticaria, so one will see mast cells in biopsies of urticarial (hive-like) lesions. Mast cells can also be found in increased numbers in people with mastocytosis. Thus the biopsies may be similar. As stated by my colleague, the clinical history can be key to the diagnosis. Talk with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18x14x7mm & 11x8x5mm complex cystic nodules right parotid.Echogenic,hypoechoic vascular septations, coarse calcifications. Inconclusive Biopsy to come?
FNA results 2.4cm thyroid nodule was FLUS.Please explain good vs bad for US.Mildly hypervascular solid circumscribed. Histo is microfollicles. ?
Referral: Most thyroid nodules are benign and this is a common problem. However, this can be serious. Usually a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) will determine if the nodule is cancerous or benign. This test can get right to the bottom of the issue. Often an ultrasound is needed to determine the characteristics of a thyroid nodule. You need a pathologist and radiologist you can trust! ...Read more
Thyroid US- heterogenous thyroid parenchyma with hypervascularity, suggestive of underlying parenchymal disease, no discrete thyroid nodule. Meaning?
Thyroiditis?: Need correlation with thyroid function tests. Why did you have the ultrasound? Your doctor is the one to put this all together for you. ...Read more
What does all this mean..Heterogeneous glandular tissue w mild increased vascularity suggestive of thyroiditis/no focal lesion identified?
Goiter/FNA: If this is your fna/fine needle aspirate result, then your doc will likely recommend medication and monitoring for your thyroid disease. ...Read more
Liver cirrhosis- demostrates heterogenous coarse echotexture with nodular outline, echogenic foci are seen, what does it means and need advise.
Cirrhosis: It means that the liver is not functioning well. You need to be evaluated soon by a liver specialist and will need further testing to find out reason why you developed this condition. Also you need to get evaluated to find if there are any complications has developed due to cirrhosis. ...Read more
Is peripheral vascularity more associated with benign thyroid nodule or malignant? As opposed to intranodular vasc. I have 1.5 cm complex peripheral
There are a number: of ultrasound features that help determine the probability of malignancy. In general intranodule vascularity is a more suspicious feature, and peripheral vascularity is not, but in and of itself, this feature does not reliably exclude malignancy. ...Read more
Would scleroderma or lupus only affect the vulva nothing else biopsy showed general inflammation?
No: That is not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?
TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more
Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?
i have sarcoidosis, hashimoto's thyroiditis, nodular prurigo, & psoriasis. Should i see an immunologist? 67 woman w/mgus and more.
Yes.: Yes. With your medical history, seeing an immunologist would be prudent. ...Read more
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