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What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

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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Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Circumscribed Scleroderma (Definition)

Circumscribed scleroderma refers to localized scleroderma ("hard skin"). The body produces excess collagen which produces hardened skin. This can range from a small area of abnormal skin to a disfiguring skin lesion. Even though internal organs are not affected, the hard skin can attach itself to underlying muscle ...Read more


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What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

Calcium in cartilage: Chondro means cartilage and calcinosis implies calcium deposition into an atypical area. Chondrocalcinosis is often associated with pseudogout, in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are deposited into joints, and these may cause pain and inflammation. This is similar to gout, but gout involves urate crystals within the joint. I see chondrocalcinosis most commonly within the knee joint. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is causalgia?

What sort of disease is causalgia?

Neurologic: Causalgia, now called complex regional pain disorder, is a poorly understood disorder of the nerves in the arms or legs. Most commonly it is brought on by physical trauma to an arm or leg that then becomes very painful to touch or to use, especially in the hand or foot. The pain can persist long after the original injury is healed. Early diagnosis helps but it remains difficult to treat or cure. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is costochondritis?

What sort of disease is costochondritis?

Painful inflammation: Of the rib cartilage from seat belt any trauma that flexes the rib cage. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is celiac disease?

What sort of disease is celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease is an auto-immune IgA antibody problem where your own antibodies are attacking the enzymes that break down the products of gluten. It is not a food allergy! that is why mayo clinic labs check IgA levels before even running the other tissue specific tests. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chorea?

What sort of disease is chorea?

CHOREA: A term that is used to refer to rapid, jerky, involuntary movements of the limbs or face that characterize several different disorders of the nervous system, including chorea of pregnancy and huntington's chorea ( associated to dementia) as well as sydenham's chorea ( associated to rheumatic fever).. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is c.M.L.?

What sort of disease is c.M.L.?

Chronic leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a chronic cancer that presents with increased numbers of myeloid cells. Splenomegaly may occur. CML may also transform into a more acute and dangerous leukemia in rare cases. Currently CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These inhibitors put the body into a medical remission, which means that the leukemia is not detectable in the blood. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is coccidiomycosis?

What sort of disease is coccidiomycosis?

Fungal disease: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease that occurs in dry desert environments like the southwest U.S. You get it by breathing fungal particles from soil. The infection starts in the lungs but can spread to other parts of the body including the joints, skin, or lymph nodes. It can cause meningitis. Also known as "valley fever", it may go away on its own or need treatment with antifungal drugs. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colitis?

What sort of disease is colitis?

Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

Scarred Liver: Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, inheritedliver disease are some examples of causes of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is constrictive pericarditis?

What sort of disease is constrictive pericarditis?

Scar formation: Scar formation in the sac enclosing the heart leads to constriction of the heart and interfere with the pumping function. It causes back-up of blood in the liver and may present as heart failure. It may result from healed infections, e.g., tuberculosis or late effect of radiation to the chest. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

Stone in bile duct: It is a stone in the tube that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the small bowel. If a stone blocks the tube it can lead to infection, pain, itching , yellow skin color (jaundice ). Note that these same symptoms or signs can be caused by other issues with the biliary system. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholangitis?

What sort of disease is cholangitis?

Inflamed bile ducts: Cholangitis can be caused by bile duct inflammation from infections, blockage of ducts by stones, rarely by strictures ( benign or from cancer), it is also seen in patients with ulcerative colitis as primary sclerosing cholangitis. The treatment depends on the condition causing cholangitis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is Crohn's disease?

What sort of disease is Crohn's disease?

Autoimmune: The immune system recognizes a protein usually a bacteria protein in your gut and your immune system does its job to clear that particular foreign protein. Unfortunately your gut is the innocent bystander in this process and sustains anywear from mild to severe damage and prevents it from absorbing nutrition. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholecystitis?

What sort of disease is cholecystitis?

Gallbladder Disease: Chronic cholecystitis is synonymous with biliary colic: it is transient obstruction of the gallbladder by gallstones causing (severe) right-upper abdominal pain. Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, sometimes requiring urgent surgery for rx. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is charcot-marie-tooth disease?

What sort of disease is charcot-marie-tooth disease?

Neuropathy: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) comes in a few different types. They are genetic disorders that affect function of peripheral nerves and are known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (hsmn). They are slowly progressive diseases that often start in the 1st or 2nd decade and have progressive sensory and muscle function in the legs (starting at the feet) and progress upward, affecting arms too. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

Colonic Disease: I think you have to be more specific because there are a lot of diseases of the colon. This question is to generic for a specific answer. Please narrow the question so we can help you. Thanks. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is congenital hypothyroidism?

What sort of disease is congenital hypothyroidism?

Hormone deficiency: Mutation in the genes needed for making thyroid hormone can result in deficiency of the hormone even in the uterus. The disease interferes with normal development, including that of the brain and the newborn may be a cretin. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is churg-strauss syndrome?

What sort of disease is churg-strauss syndrome?

Involves many organs: Churg-strauss syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that affects small blood vessels and (by definition) includes asthma that is often difficult to control. It commonly affects the vessels of the skin, kidneys, and nervous system among others. It is treated with steroids and usually a drug called cyclophosphamide. ...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 affect ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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