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What causes psoriasis?

What causes psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes. Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease. ...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 other condition can mimic HIV symptoms?

What other condition can mimic HIV symptoms?

Depends: In the initial stage, HIV has the same symptoms as Flu. Later it can mimic tumors, infections, malabsorption, dementia, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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What other condition can mimic HIV symptoms?

What other condition can mimic HIV symptoms?

Many things: The symptoms of a new HIV infection are nonspecific--that is, the same symptoms can be caused by many medical conditions. Most common are sore throat, fever, a non-itchy skin rash of red spots, and enlarged lymph nodes -- plus others. Most people with these symptoms have other viruses or non-infectious problems, even if at risk for HIV. Testing for HIV is the only way to know. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis causes and treatments?

Psoriasis: Long topic requiring a visit to a website: https://www.Psoriasis.Org/about-psoriasis/symptoms-and... About psoriasis symptoms and diagnosis. This should answer any and all questions you may have about psoriasis. ...Read more

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What are nummular dermatitis symptoms?

What are  nummular dermatitis symptoms?

Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic dermatitis: are there many symptoms?

Dyshidrotic dermatitis: are there many symptoms?

DYSHIDROTIC RASH: DYSHIDROTIC DERMATITIS IS A BLISTERY ERUPTION ON THE PALMS AND SOLES. THE BLISTERS ARE USUALLY SMALL. THE ITCHING COULD BE VERY SEVERE. IT IS NOT CONTAGIOUS. OFTEN VERY DIFFICULT TO TREAT . . . ...Read more

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What symtoms do musculoskeletal conditions manifest?

What symtoms do musculoskeletal conditions manifest?

Pain, tightness...: Pain, muscle tightness and/or spasms, limited range of motion, fatigue and weakness. ...Read more

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Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Indirectly: Stress can cause lupus to flare or lupus symptoms to worsen. However, stress by itself cannot cause to lupus to develop. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause autoimmune pancytopenia?

What conditions could cause autoimmune pancytopenia?

Rare: Very rare. Saw one case. Can be associated with rheumatologic conditions (sle, etc), infectious (hiv, etc), autoimmune disorder, lymphoid neoplasm (cll, etc), drug or idiopathic (diagnosis of exclusion). Mechanism: autoantibidies to all three peripheral blood cells (wbc, rbc, platelet). Itp (ab only to platelet). Evan syndrome (ab to rbc and platelet). Tx: prednisone, ivig, or rituximab. ...Read more

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Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Does Crohn's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Sometimes: Crohn's symptoms range from none at all to more commonly abdominal pain, bloody bowel movements, cramping, and intestinal discomfort. If it is found, it will often be from a colonoscopy which are frequently ordered because of one of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more

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What can oesopagitis symptoms cause?

What can oesopagitis symptoms cause?

Barrett's esophagus: Esophagitis (alternate spelling in the states) is a result of severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). With adequate severity & duration, chronic esophagitis might develop into barrett's esophagus which is a precursor to esophageal cancer. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/barretts-esophagus/hq00312 for more info. ...Read more

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What causes dermatomyositis?

What causes  dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis: The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown. Experts think it may be due to a viral infection of the muscles or a problem with the body's immune system. It can also sometimes occur in patients who have cancer of the abdomen, lung or other body area. Anyone can develop dermatomyositis, but it most commonly occurs in children age 5 - 15 and adults age 40 - 60. Women develop this condition more often. ...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 things can cause rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to flare up?

What things can cause rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to flare up?

Fatigue,stress,infxn: There are several possible causes of flares include stress, fatigue & overexertion which can trigger RA inflammatn as well as possibly food allergies vs. a chemical sensitivity.RA meds suppress the immune system,which means a higher risk for infections.Thus even the common cold or flu may trigger a flare of RA.Thus learn to recognize your triggers, get rest,work w/MD & decrease stress w/meditaiotn ...Read more