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What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

Diabetes, varicose v: Diabetes is the most common cause of foot ulcers and varicose veins of ulcers on the ankles or lower legs.Both need to be treated to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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What are the most common causes of malar?

What are the most common causes of malar?

Depends: If you have lots of pain / arthralgias associated with malar rash you may want to be screened or tested for lupus or related autoimmune syndromes. Although acne rosacea can give one a malar rash like distribution as well. See your dr if this is ongoing. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of mastitis?

What are the most common causes of mastitis?

Mastitis: Mastitis in a non-lactating women is not common. It can be cause by normal bacteria, some forms of resistant bacteria or can be a sign of a more serious breast issue. I would strongly encourage you see a surgeon who treats breast condition to confirm that this is a simple infection. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of steatorrhea?

What are the most common causes of steatorrhea?

Steatrrhea: The following l conditions are some of the possible causes of steatorrhea. Fat malabsorption disorder Chronic pancreatitis Small bowel disorder Celiac disease Congenital insufficiency of pancreatic lipase HIV infection Sprue Cystic fibrosis Lactose intolerance Malabsorption of fats in sm ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of poor healing?

What are the most common causes of poor healing?

A variety of things: Poor healing can be due to diet deficiencies (protein, vitamin), diabetes, drugs (corticosteroids, coumadin, (warfarin) chemotherapy) inappropriate treatment (wet to dry, dakin's, continued pressure) bacterial load or biofilm, osteomyelitis, age, disease (infection elsewhere, heart or arterial, metabolic) autoimmune (lupus, psoriasis, pyoderma, . ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of actinomycosis?

What are the most common causes of actinomycosis?

See below: Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive bacterial infection most commonly caused by actinomyces israelii. These bacteria normally colonize the mouth, colon, and vagina and disruption of mucosa may lead to infection. Most common location is around the jaw followed by the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of bursitis?

What are the most common causes of bursitis?

3 main causes: Bursitis is an inflammation of the burse and is commonly caused by: 1. overuse injury 2. direct trauma to area 3. response to injury to surrounding tissue (e.g., subacromial bursitis secondary to underlying partial thickness rotator cuff tear) ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sore knee?

What are the most common causes of sore knee?

Depends: It depends on your age and level of activity. As you get older, arthritis is a common cause of knee pain while in younger population, trauma/strain remains a leading cause of knee pain. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

No floss: Not brushing or flossing -- poor oral hygiene, is the most common cause. Smoking, uncontrolled blood sugar, stress, not seeing the dentist regularly are all factors that put you at greater risk for bad gums. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of uti?

What are the most common causes of uti?

Hygiene : The female urethra is short and more vulnerable to infection so hygiene is very important. They are usually self limiting. Rarely one gets seriously ill but it can happen after instrumentation for a procedure. This may require antibiotics. If you are having fevers and chills then see a physician. Most self limiting uti's do not. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

What are the most common symptoms of erythrasma?

Erythrasma: Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. Appears as reddish-brown, slightly scaly patches with sharp borders, that may itch slightly. Differentiated from fungal infxn by no fluorescence under uv light.. Treatment involves scrubbing w antibacterial soap, using Erythromycin gel (mild) or pills (more severe cases). ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of stomach pain?

What are the most common causes of stomach pain?

Many: It could be food sensitivity, allergies, lactose intolerance (dairy problem) too much food, gas, blockage of some sort, malabsorption, type of food, etc. Keep a food journal and see if you can identify if a particular type of food is the problem. Could be a gallbladder, liver, or pancreas problem as well. Best to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of agoraphobia?

Fear of panic attack: Experts are not completely sure what the exact causes of agoraphobia are. Most believe that they are a result of physical and/or psychological factors. People with agoraphobia often fear having a panic attack in public and not being able to get to safety. Fear of embarassment is often a factor in agoraphobia, leading to staying home rather then out and about. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of diarrhea?

What are some of the most common causes of diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of ulcers?

What is the most common cause of ulcers?

H. pylori: One of the most common cause of ulcers is a bacteria called H. Pylori. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of pcos?

What are the common causes of pcos?

Obesity: The predominent theory as to the cause for pcos is the elevated estrogen levels that occur as a result of obesity. While some women with pcos are not overweight - the vast majority are - and most of them will experience resolution of the pcos simply with weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

What are the most common symtoms of a skin infection?

Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. Fungal skin infection cause ring worm, athletes foot, etc. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of cancer usually?

What are the most common types of cancer usually?

DEPENDS ON GENDER: The top 3 cancers in men in the us are: prostate, lung and colon. For women: breast, lung and colon. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Skin Sores (Definition)

Skin sores come in different shapes; some could be papules (like pimples), some like an ulcers, and some containing pus, depending on the type of bacteria, fungus, virus, or parasites ...Read more