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Doctor insights on: What Is Vitiligo Skin Disease

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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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What is the treatment for henoch-schonlein purpura skin diseases?

What is the treatment for henoch-schonlein purpura skin diseases?

None to Prednisone: There is no specific treatment. Most cases go away on their own without treatment. If symptoms persist, your doctor may recommend therapy with corticosteroids. Check out this site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001461/. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

No : Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin. It is not hereditary but ... It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited. ...Read more

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What is morphea also scleroderma?

What is morphea also scleroderma?

Sort of: Morphea is a localized patch of scleroderma (hard skin) that is generally not associated with the systemic manifestations of scleroderma or systemic sclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

Vitiligo: It is an autoimmune disease of the skin where areas lose the natural skin color. It just happens, like all other autoimmune diseases. Dermatologist can help with treating some spots. ...Read more

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What is a skin condition that mimics scabies?

What is a skin condition that mimics scabies?

Do you have a week?: The kinds of different itch are too numerous to list here. Canine and feline scabies can be similar. Suspect scabies if the person has itch over most of skin except face & scalp, especially wrists and genital, which is much worse in bed. Always look for itching among contacts, especially bedmates and roommates. Scabies is endemic in prisons, group homes, mental hospitals. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lichen eczema disease of the skin?

What is the treatment for lichen eczema disease of the skin?

Topical steroids: Lichen planus and eczema are two different conditions. However, both can be treated with topical or systemic steroids. A dermatologist should be able to help you chose the best treatment option. ...Read more

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What is skin cancer?

What is skin cancer?

Abnormal cells: Skin cancer has become a concerning condition which affects approximately one in every five people today. There are several types of skin cancer, each of which is the result of abnormal cellular activity. Common forms of skin cancer are basal and squamous cell carcinomas and melanoma. Early treatment is ideal for optimal prognosis. Learn more about skin cancer at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

Depends: On what the disorder is. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and options. Also consider chinese medicine. I have seen some dramatic improvements with herbs that balance the body ...Read more

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What is celiac disease? Is it curable?

What is celiac disease? Is it curable?

Celiac disease: Celiac is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibodies against the small intestine; it causes malabsorption of food and often chronic diarrhea, anemia, or occasionally abnormal liver function. The treatment is simply to avoid gluten in foods, but this is not a simple diet to follow. ...Read more

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What is skin cutaneous?

What is skin cutaneous?

Definition: Cutaneous is an adjective that means, "pertaining to skin.". ...Read more

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What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

Morphea: Limited scleroderma is called morphea and it is a inflammatory thickening of the skin which is thought to be a reaction to an infection. Early treatment with Minocycline can cause it to burn out leaving discoloration. Fractionated laser can be used on post morphea lesion to i prove color and texture. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer a hereditary disease?

Is skin cancer a hereditary disease?

Skin : Skin cancer , particularly malignant melanoma may have a strong hereditary component. Intense sun exposure also has been linked to melanoma. ...Read more

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What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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What is xeroderma pigmentosum?

What is xeroderma pigmentosum?

Xeroderma pigmentosu: Xeroderma pigmentosum is a condition which makes people very sensitive to the sun (uv rays). It can cause severe sun burning & freckling of skin. It is called xeroderma because it can dry the skin out and pigmentosum because there is added skin pigment. It can affect the eyes and may be associated with a number of other symptoms. ...Read more

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What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

What skin disease is it that has the same description of psoriasis?

Eczema: Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin, "atopic" refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. Although atopic dermatitis itself is not caused by an allergy, eczema sufferers have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (like asthma or h. ...Read more

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What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus ?

What is the permanent cure for the auto immune skin disease called pemphigus ?

Pemphigus: There are multiple immunosuppressive treatments available for the management of pemphigus. Typically treatment begins with oral steroids but commonly Dapsone or intravenous immunoglobulins are also used. Unfortunately, many autoimmune diseases must be treated by trial and error methods to find the most effective medication. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease genetic and what causes it?

Is Parkinson's disease genetic and what causes it?

Parkinson's causes: Specific gene mutations play a role and genes changed due to environmental exposure may be causal. Having a close relative who has it increases your risk. The triggers are felt to be virus or toxins (herbicides or pesticides). Changes in the brain of parkinson patients include: lower dopamine, lower norepinephrine, and the presence of lewy bodies. ...Read more