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What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

Immune problem: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta Is a disease which causes rashes/skin lesions and is caused by problems with the immune system ...Read more

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Lichen simplex chronicus is it pimples?

Lichen simplex chronicus is it pimples?

LSC: Lsc is a condition caused by chronic rubbing/scratching of the skin. A form of eczema, it may be treated with topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and oral corticosteroids or oral antihistamines in some cases. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

I have hirsuties papillaris genitalis aka pearly penile papules?

Pearly papules: Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Usually not: There have been a few reports of HIV patients with this illness which has come and gone as HIV levels change. It's quite common and by no means indicates you are infected. Savvy "health care consumers" get checked for HIV from time to time even if they're not doing risky things. Go ahead. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with herpes 1 almost year ago. Ishherpes 1 known as genital herpes. Herpes 2 indeterminate. is pregnancy risky. Would I need ssection?

Diagnosed with herpes 1 almost year ago.  Ishherpes 1 known as genital herpes.  Herpes 2 indeterminate.  is pregnancy risky.  Would I need ssection?

Genital herpes= HSV2: Generally, genital herpes is associated wth HSV-2; cold sores is generally caused by HSV1. It is important to tell your doctor if you have sores in or around the vagina because it can be a source of infection to your baby. Based on their evaluation, they can tell if you will need to deliver by C- section. ...Read more

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Thrush. Itching vulva sots diabetes type 1?

Thrush. Itching vulva sots diabetes type 1?

Whats your question?: Do you mean is vulvar candidiasis a sign of diabetes? The answer is "no." if you have dm 1, then having vulvovaginal candidiasis is not a symptom of dm1. It's a symptom of being a woman. ...Read more

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I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?

I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative  <0.5 what does this mean?

Old infection : This means you have both types of herpes and that they are old infections. Because your igm is negative we know you acquired these longer than six weeks ago. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?  Genital or oral?

Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more

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Well defimed oval hyperechoic lesion measurin 12 11 mm.Dr suspect angiomyolipoma.Can it be malignant?

Well defimed oval hyperechoic lesion measurin 12 11 mm.Dr suspect angiomyolipoma.Can it be malignant?

Usually not: Angiomyolipomas of the kidney suspected on ultrasound can be quickly assessed with non contrast dedicated renal ct. If gross fat is seen on ct then it is a benign angiomyolipoma and you are done with the evaluation. ...Read more

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Lichen planus since 10 months.Dark. Brown spots all over body no itching.Negative hepatitis test.Biopsy test = ashy's dermotosis treatment?

Lichen planus since 10 months.Dark. Brown spots all over body no itching.Negative hepatitis test.Biopsy test = ashy's dermotosis treatment?

Consult MD: Since lichen planus is not cureable and your md has treated it as a dermatosis i would follow his/her advise and treat it as they indicate it should be treated. Sometimes it can go away on its own and is not contagious. Go on living your life and listen and treat like md recommends. Good luck. ...Read more

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Beta HCG 3700, doubling normally, w5d5 pregnant by LMP, and no gestational SAC seen on Vaginal US. This means Ectopic ?

Beta HCG 3700, doubling normally, w5d5 pregnant by LMP, and no gestational SAC seen on Vaginal US. This means Ectopic ?

Maybe: It might be an ectopic, intra uterine or molar pregnancy. If no gestational sac is seen by the 8th week of pregnancy by ultrasound and the hCG is still rising then a search for the pregnancy site is definitely warranted. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

Have been diagnosed with a skin disease callled prurigo nodularis. What is it?

"picker's nodules": These are inflamed bumps that are the result of a vicious cycle: they itch or burn and the patient scratches or picks at them and this causes more itching and burning. This goes around and around and the lesions get worse and worse. Rub cortisone cream into them twice a day and strictly keep your hands off at all other times and they will go away. Often, anxiety makes them harder to ignore. ...Read more

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Hematologist says diflucan (fluconazole) 1x mos. During menses for 4 mos 2 help tinea versicolor & cystic hidritinitis. Derm says doxycycline? Prone 2 infections?

Hematologist says diflucan (fluconazole) 1x mos. During menses for 4 mos 2 help tinea versicolor & cystic hidritinitis. Derm says doxycycline? Prone 2 infections?

Different diagnoses: I can see why you are asking this question. Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus can be controlled by an antigungal like fluconazole. Hidrinitis can be complicated by a bacterial - this can be treated with doxycycline. Depending what part of the immune system is affected, you could have two processes going on. ...Read more

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