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What Is A Cure For Macular Amyloidosis
There are several types of amyloid which is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid deposits into normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, heart, etc, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on what part of the body is effected. Consider going to an academic center to have it diagnosed and treated, because of ...Read more
Hi..Can u tell me any home remedies to get rid of itching due to macular amyloidosis.....Its unbeatable even after taking anyihistamins...
Macular amyloidosis: 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 of individual lesions. However, in most cases lesions recur. ...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
is there any risk of dementing process in cutaneus amyloidosis? The risk of having amyloud bodies in CNS? Im 49 with a 20 years hx of macular amyloidosis and now worried about dementia. Thanks
Not necessarily: We are comparing apples and oranges. The deposition of amyloid in the central nervous system involves cholesterol transporting systems, and the soluble amyloid may well be far more toxic. Furthermore, the greater issue is the effect of neurofibrillary tangles on the neuron, which may or may not be a downstream effect. So, do not worry, your risk is likely similar to those with no amyloid hx. ...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 ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...Read more
Am a female 36 years old suffering from macular amylodosis since 20 years.I did chemical peal & colchesine but was'nt effective.How to overcome that?
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