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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of The Dark Skin Caused By Lichen Amyloidosis

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

Amyloid is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid is deposited onto normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, or heart, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with lichen amyloidosis without proper test conducted by a dermatologist at malaysia. Should i get 2nd opinion?

Easy to recognize: Lichen amyloidosis is very easy to recognize. Given that it is a chronic condition and can impact your quality of life, a second opinion wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Does lichen amyloidosis affect sexual desire ? If yes, in what ways?

Lichen Amyloidosis: Lichen amyloidosis (la) is a type of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis clinically characterized by persistent pruritic, hyperkeratotic papules commonly distributed on the shins and histopathologically characterized by amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis. Fractional laser if effective. No sexual side effects have been shown for this condition on the shins. ...Read more

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How chronic is lichen amyloidosis? I have been having it on my upper back for more than 10 years now.. Its itchy once a while..

Long-lasting: This may or may not remit someday. You're fortunate to have only some itching; this can be extremely uncomfortable. From my reading, topical DMSO or menthol may be helpful. Like anyone else with a chronic and difficult disease, learning more about it will be helpful. I appreciate your proactive approach writing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lichen amyloidosis a life killing decease?

See: If the amyloid deposits are limited to the skin the outlook in terms of mortality is good. See: http://goo.Gl/f9aws. ...Read more

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