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Doctor insights on: Types Of Psoriasis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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What are the different types of juvenile arthritis?

What are the different types of juvenile arthritis?

Many, all treatable: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (same as jra, newer name) can be classified into several categories: oligoarticular jia (4 or fewer joints affected), polyarticular jia (more than 4 joints affected), psoriatic arthritis (arthritis in kids with psoriasis, nail changes, whole finger/toe swelling), inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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What types of eczema are there?

What types of eczema are there?

Many Types: The are many forms of dermatitis (eczema), including atopic, seborrheic, stasis, contact, asteatotic, and nummular forms. Treatment depends upon the location, type, and extent of the dermatitis. ...Read more

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What are the different types of eczema?

What are the different types of eczema?

Too many: There are too many to discuss but seborrheic , atopic, nummular, and contact are the common ones. ...Read more

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Are there different types of arthritis?

Are there different types of arthritis?

Over 100: Over 120 different musculoskeletal and joint conditions exist. Some are very rare. Others such as infectious arthritis types are quite treatable. In this 120, non-arthritic conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyositis, etc. Are listed. ...Read more

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What are the types of eczema?

What are the types of eczema?

Rash: Eczema is often used as a generic term for any type of flat skin rash. The best defined one is atopic dermatitis which is caused by the skin's inability to keep water in the cells interacting with allergies. But contact dermatitis or any type of rash has been called eczema by some. ...Read more

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Types of herpes?

Types of herpes?

8 in humans: There are 25 known herpes viruse, 8 of which infect humans. The types are: 1, cold sores; 2 genital herpes; ebv mononucleosis; CMV causes retinitis in hiv; varicella causes chickenpox and shingles; herpes virus 6 causes roseola; and herpes virus 8 causes kaposi's sarcoma. ...Read more

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Are there different types of addison's disease?

Are there different types of addison's disease?

Different mechanisms: Refers to dysfunction or destruction of he adrenal cortex, leading to inadequate cortisol production. This can occur from various mechanism, including autoimmune processes, acute adrenal hemorrhage, congenital adrenal hyperplasia or problems with long-chain fatty acid metabolism. The different causes can be important, with a gradual & insidious presentation versus an acute deterioration. ...Read more

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What types of dermatoplasties exist?

What types of dermatoplasties exist?

Many!: Plastic surgery is a whole specialty because there is so much training involved to do all the procedures possible: from skin grafting, to facial and body remodeling. Why do you want to know? Do you have a particular problem in mind? ...Read more

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What are the different types of arthritis, ?

What are the different types of arthritis, ?

Multiple: This requires a book to answer, but: i'll try. In general, there are two types of arthritis: inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Inflammatory involves a systemic condition which is attacking your joints or creating inflammation (rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, lyme disease, etc.). The non-inflammatory is osteoarthritis (aka degenerative and wear-and-tear). This is the arthritis of wear or aging. ...Read more

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How many types of lupus are there?

How many types of lupus are there?

Depends: There are two main types, Systemic and Discoid. However, systemic may have subtypes. Lupus is a term for wolf and may be applied to TB of the skin also. You may consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lupus/basics/definition/CON-20019676 ...Read more

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What are the different types of proctitis treatments?

What are the different types of proctitis treatments?

Depends on the etiol: And response to certain treatments. Treatments involve office procedures where formalin soaked dressing is applied to affected areas to special suppositories to enemas. High fiber diet is also recommended to avoid diarrhea and constipation which can make the proctitis worse. Its usually managedby colorectal surgeons or GI docs. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are contagious?

What types of rashes are contagious?

Viral,bacteria,fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated. ...Read more

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What are the different types of ulcerative colitis treatments?

Several: Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine. Initially it can be treated with medication if mild in form. If severe or of long duration it may require surgery. Frequent colonoscopic surveillance is needed. There is a higher risk of colon cancer associated with uc. ...Read more

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What are the different types of cardiovascular diseases?

What are the different types of cardiovascular diseases?

Much diverse disease: By definition, cardiovascular disease implies abnormal & dysfunctional processes involving the heart itself or blood vessels including arteries & veins. These can be congenital, genetic, or acquired, the latter from lifestyle choices. Infectious or traumatic causes, even bystander injury from other primary diseases can be present. The nature & location of the process affects symptoms & outcomes. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatments are commonly used for psoriasis on the hands?

What kinds of treatments are commonly used  for psoriasis on the hands?

Shots, laser: Usually a combination of creams containing steroids, vitamin d or retinoids can be used such as tazorac, taclonex . In addition phototherapy or excimer laser can be used at the same time to suppress or hopefully put the psoriasis into remission for a period of time. ...Read more

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