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Sarcoid Of The Skin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What skin diseases can cause a change of color in the hair follicle in the infected area 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer