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Doctor insights on: Severe Koilonychia

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Can sebbhoric dermatitis cause sudden severe diffuse hair fall?

Can sebbhoric dermatitis cause sudden severe diffuse hair fall?

No: Independent disorders. Ask your dad when he started losing his hair. Most of this is under genetic control. ...Read more

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What causes nail pitting in adults?

What causes nail pitting in adults?

Psoriasis: This is feature of psoriasis and occasionally alopecia areata., allergic hair loss. It is rarely seen in other conditions. ...Read more

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Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Yes: Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and especially the whites of they eyes, is a visible feature of increased bilirubin in the blood, which is always present in the event of liver failure. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

See below: The common causes of kidney pain are kidney stones, infection and cyst rupture in polycystic kidney disease, besides kidney trauma from any cause and there is a condition called loin pain hematuria syndrome. Besides the above generally speaking chronic glomerulonephritis does not cause kidney pain get yourself examined for other causes. ...Read more

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Can sebopsoriasis cause mild scaling n greasiness nd severe hair fall?

Can sebopsoriasis cause mild scaling n greasiness nd severe hair fall?

SeboPsoriasis: Sebopsoriasis usually shows up as dry scaly areas on the scalp and occasionally in the eyebrows or around the nose or even in the ears. It is not typically associated with hair loss. ...Read more

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Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Can pernicious anemia or severe vitamin B12 deficiency cause chronic non-specific duodenitis??

Not clear: No clear evidence for the causal-effect relationship between the two. PA is an autoimmue-mediated destruction of parietal cells in stomach, resuling in impairmnent of B12 absorption. Certainly it is possible that pernicious anemia may co-exist or exacerbate duodenitis via immune process or loss of balance in duodenal fluid, or anemia. But the causal-effect relationship is not well established. ...Read more

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How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

How frequent is severe acute respiratory syndrome?

No longer seen: Are you referring to sars? The last reported case was in 2003. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on the other hand is in fact quite common and as mentioned is usually found in every adult medical icu. The treatment is low lung volume ventilation and treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What causes paronychia (nail infection) ?

What causes paronychia (nail infection) ?

Bacteria Fungus Yeas: Paronychia is a common skin infection that occurs around the nails. It is initiated by an injury that allows the percutaneous penetration and subsequent colonization by a bacteria, yeast, or fungus. At times the infection may be a combination of these organisms. ...Read more

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Is cardiomegaly a complication associated with severe anemia?

Is cardiomegaly a complication associated with severe anemia?

Not usually: Although there are ways to link heart enlargement to the presence of severe anemia, it would be a stretch to make it a "complication". These may be two independent conditions, both of which require attention. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a severe bleeding disorder.?

Explain the condition called a severe bleeding disorder.?

Bleeding disorder: Normal blood clotting depends on cells (platelets) and a number of different proteins made in the liver. Someone who is deficient in either will develop a bleeding disorder which can become severe. The causes are legion and include medications, infections, cirrhosis, uremia, congenital ( eg., hemophilia), autoimmune disorders, radiation, cancer and many others. ...Read more

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Is lip swelling a sign of severe or mild allergic reaction?

Is lip swelling a sign of severe or mild allergic reaction?

Could be: Unless it was traumatized or you have an infection. Can't tell without visualization. See your dentist or physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What bactirial infection can cause very high fever, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pains, severe muscle & joint pain, diahydration, disoriantation, ?

What bactirial infection can cause very high fever, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pains, severe muscle & joint pain, diahydration, disoriantation, ?

Many: The symptoms you describe are very common to different infections, bacterial and viral.Proper evaluation with lab work is necessary to identify the infectios agent. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

Can lupus cause sudden severe hair fall?

Not usually: Hair loss in lupus is usually due to the discoid lesions on the scalp. Sudden, widespread hair loss with a normal-looking scalp is usually telogen effluvium and recovery is usual. ...Read more

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Is severe depression a hereditary issue?

Is severe depression a hereditary issue?

Often: There are many families that have long histories of depression. Often they show up as substance abuse or alcoholism as family members self treat themselves in destructive ways. Bipolar disease has been shown to run in families. ...Read more

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Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Biliary obstruction: On a theoretical basis if one had hemorrhagic fever due to dengue virus you could precipitate hemoglobin in the biliary radicals. Cannot imagine how anaphylactic shock would effect this. You need to discuss this at length with the doctors managing your condition. ...Read more

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Rare childhood hip disease called perthes, extreme pain, what is this?

Rare childhood hip disease called perthes, extreme pain, what is this?

Legg-Calve-Perthes: Legg-calve-perthes disease is a childhood condition that affects the hip ball-and-socket joint when blood supply is temporarily interrupted to the ball part of the joint. That part of the bone then breaks more easily and heals poorly. Children who have had legg-calve-perthes disease are more likely to develop early osteoarthritis in the affected hip joint as adults which is why pain develops. ...Read more