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Is the scalp skin considered to be one of the thicker parts of skin on the body?

Is the scalp skin considered to be one of the thicker parts of skin on the body?

Yes: the hair follicles in the scalp thicken the skin significantly. The back and soles of the feet are also very thick. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which tiny collections of inflammatory cells grow in different parts of the body, most commonly the lungs, lymph ...Read more


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Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Blood vessels of the skin are only found in which layers of the skin?

Except epidermis: Blood vessels are present in all layers of the skin, except the topmost layer, epidermis. You may consult this site for additional information. http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/intro/skin.htm ...Read more

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Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

It can happen.: In individuals with lupus and skin involvement, the pattern of inflammation seen microscopically is an interface pattern. Inflammatory cells in this pattern involve the junction of the epidermis and dermis. Melanocytes are located in this area, and the pigmentation of epidermal cells is disrupted. In some individuals, this results in hyperpigmentation; in others, there can be hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more

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Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Inflammatory : Breast cancer present as reddened overlying skin, compared to orange skin texture. This appearance is caused by cancer cell invasion of the dermis. This type of cancer is serious and has worse prognosis compared with other types. It requires chemotherapy and surgery at the outset. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of skin cancer?

Changes: Changes in size, shape and thickness associated with bleeding from existing or recent lesions. Please have the lesion evaluated by a specialist for biopsy ...Read more

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Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?

Will the rash caused by scabies wreck any of the ink in my tattoos? Will the burrowing cause any kind of scarring on top of the skin?

Unlikely, but . . .: Inflammation, rash, and scratching has a potential to cause your body to degrade and absorb some of the tattoo ink in localized spots. Cure the scabies, don't scratch in the meantime, and watch those sexual contacts. There are worse things that can happen than your tats fading a bit. ...Read more

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Would herpes be ontop of the skin or under the skin ?

Herpes: It usually starts as a group oh pimples next to each other that later contain some clear liquid and then get crusted before they clear up. Typical location is mouth or genital area but they can appear elsewhere. ...Read more

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What is the causes of the under the skin lumps?

What is the causes of the under the skin lumps?

Lumps under skin: Could be lipomas (fatty growths), cysts, lymph node enlargement or even skin cancer. See a dermatologist and have it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

A few to know: Generalized darkening of the skin is a classic warning of addison's disease and of hemochromatosis; the mechanisms are different but they're both worth knowing. If you're losing weight or feeling really ill without an obvious explanation, make an appontment; otherwise mention it to your physician when you next visit. Many folks have some darkening of the skin as adulthood approaches. ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin from diabetes?

Darkening of the skin from diabetes?

Dark skin: There is a condition called acanthosis that darken the skin in people who have diabetes. ...Read more

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What is this "inflammation of the fatty layer" under the skin of the skull? What disease is it?

What is this "inflammation of the fatty layer" under the skin of the skull?  What disease is it?

Erythema nodosum: Erythema nodosum is considered a reaction pattern to a wide variety of microbial and non-microbial stimuli: dermatophytic infections are rarely associated with en. ...Read more

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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cellulitis of the skin?

Many causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

Many: The uvea is the pigmented layer of the eye behind the iris and behind the retina. It is subject to inflammation, usually non-infectious termed uveitis (or iritis if only in the front). Sometimes this can be associated with systemic diseases like arthritis. The uvea can be traumatized and infected. There are some inherited diseases that cause uveal problems and melanoma can arise in the uvea. ...Read more

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What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

Local and distant: Melanomas, like other cancers, can metastasize either locally or distantly. Local metastasis usually means to a lymph node in the area of the primary tumor. From there, other areas which commonly develop metastasis include the lungs, liver, and brain. However, metastases just about anywhere in the body are possible. ...Read more

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Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?

Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?

Peculiar question: Bowen's disease is another term for squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It is seen almost entirely on people over 60 and on areas of chronic sun damage. It is also applied sometimes to superficial squamous cell cancer of the nipple. They may be large or small. They may be solitary or multiple. They are readily cured with a variety of easy treatments. In situ means superficial, not invasive, so not a ...Read more

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