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How many types of metastasis present?

How many types of metastasis present?

Cancer spread: Metastasis means that the cancer spread to a different location via the blood, lymphatics, or other means. Cancer can go almost anywhere in the body depending on where it started. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases can affect the ...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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Are there different types of genes associated with tay-sach's?

Are there different types of genes associated with tay-sach's?

Rarely yes: Almost all patients with tay-sach lack hexosaminidse a activity due to mutations in the hex a gene. The infantile form have less than 5% activity while the juvenile and adult forms have partial deficiencies. A very small subset of patients have normal hex a activity but have a mutation in the gm2 activator gene that codes for the intralysosomal protein, gm2 activator that degrades gangliosides. ...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 are the different types of auto-immune blood diseases?

What are the different types of auto-immune blood diseases?

At least 63: Antiphospholipid syndrome autoimmune addison’s disease autoimmune hemolytic anemia autoimmune hepatitis autoimmune inner ear disease autoimmune lymphoproliferative  syndrome (alps) autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (atp) behcet’s disease bullous pemphigoid cardiomyopathy celiac sprue-dermatitis chronic fatigue syndrome immune deficiency syndrome (cfids) and many more. ...Read more

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Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Too numerous: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...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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How many types of vascular disorders exist?

How many types of vascular disorders exist?

Numerous: There are countless vascular disorders encompassing arteries veins and lymphatics. ...Read more

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What are the different types of autosomal heart syndromes?

What are the different types of autosomal heart syndromes?

Autosomal syndromes: Autosomal syndromes of the heart include vasovagal syncope, vasodepressor syncope and postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS). ...Read more

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What are the different types of heart diseases?

What are the different types of heart diseases?

Heart disease: This question is too general for an answer here. Please be more specific about what your question is and keep it from being so broad a question, so we can help. ...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 symptoms of lupus cancer or what are the causes of lupus cancer?

What are symptoms of lupus cancer or what are the causes of lupus cancer?

Lupus related?: There is no such thing as lupus cancer. At least as far as i can discover. There are researchers who believe that the risk of several cancers is higher for those with lupus - especially cancers related to white blood cells. Talk with the doctor who treats your lupus - this concern is common and hopefully you can be reassured. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Different types of neuropathy?

Different types of neuropathy?

Way too broad: That question can't possibly be answered in 400 characters, or 400 words, or 400 lines, or even, if you're a neuroscientist, in 400 pages. Some researchers spend their entire careers studying just one type of neuropathy. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend starting at http://www.neuropathy.org. ...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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Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

No: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease but is not strictly speaking autoimmune. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that we don't quite know the cause of. ...Read more

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What are the different types of esophageal cancer? 

What are the different types of esophageal cancer? 

Two main types: The two main types are adenocarcinoma (the most common, derived from barrett's metaplasia) and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and squamous cell carcinoma is generally caused by smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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Are there different types of lung cancer?

Are there different types of lung cancer?

Multiple: There are multiple types of lung cancers based on cells that cancer originates from. Two broad categories are small cell which tends to be more systemic, and non-small cell that tends to be more localized in the lung to start. There are different variants within these categories. Also many lung lesions are actually from cancers elsewhere in body. Metastatic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more