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Treatments For Cutaneous Amyloidosis
Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more
Kindly help me regarding cutaneous macular amyloidosis treatmnt .. Its spreading...Age 25 yrs ..Previous history of acne for many years?
Skin lesions: The treatment is focused on relieving itch. Sedating antihistamines can be moderately effective. Topical and intralesional steroids may provide some relief if used with other treatments. Other treatments tried include topical dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso) and phototherapy (uvb) or puva). Surgical treatment to remove amyloid deposits includes laser vaporization, dermabrasion, and excision. ...Read more
Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?
Good prognosis: Macular amyloidosis is a local proliferation on the skin usually on the trunk as you have. It never spreads too much or into the blood. The treatment may be as simple as temovate (clobetasol) ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...Read more
I am 35.My doctor diagnosed my problem as cutaneous amyloidosis macular.It has spread across my neck, face, ears, back, legs.What is the besttcure?
Depends on the type: There are different types of amyloidosis that require different types of therapy. There are genetic, inflammatory/infectious and neoplastic (cancer) types cuases of amyloidosis. The treatment is very different depending on the type. If you ask the question again with the type of amyloid we can be more specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friend was just diagnosed with familial amyloidosis.What treatment is there? Can he live normal? Is it herditory? Is there support? Research?
Difficult to say: Amyloidosis has a lot of manifestations a lot of the stuff goes on what type of involvement he has. There are some therapies available as well as investigative trials. This is not easy because there can be many other manifestations of need to be know. The questions that you have are best answered to him by his physician. ...Read more
Is laser treatment suitable to treat lichen amyloidosis? A local doctor suggested this method but i'm going to be the first to try, if i agree to it.
Possibly: It might help. You would probably need several treatments to see if it goes away. ...Read more
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