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Corynebacteria: Corynebacteria group together in a characteristic way, which has been described as the form of a "v", "palisades", or "chinese letters". ...Read more
Google Search: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/corynebacterium more info than we can provide in such a small space. ...Read more
Curious what causes cutis verticis gyrata? Is there other effects from this? Does it progressively get worse?
Cutis gyrata: There is a primary and secondary form of the disease. The primary form may be combined with genetic conditions the secondary form is caused by inflammatory processes like eczema or psoriasis and causes furrowing and thickening of the skin of the scalp ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does cutis verticus gyrata get worse? I can upload a photo if needed, but starting to worry myself
Depends: age 30+ and worried... probalby not the congenital type ? Several conditions can cause it secondary to the skin being infiltrated with something: Tumor Skin proteins (thyroid disease). these would seem to get worse without treatment and to need treatment ! Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,especially dermatologic conditions ...Read more
Underlying problem: Treatment of calcinosis cutis is limited and of variable benefit. The underlying problem needs to be identified and corrected. It is not life threatening, although the underlying problem might be. You may be confusing this with calciphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that has to be addressed immediately. ...Read more
I have 4 granddaughters, by the same parents.One has cutis marmorato and the other has marfans. What if any, is the correlation?
I don't know: Cutis marmorata is a type of skin mottling that can occur on its own or be part of more than a dozen genetic syndromes. Marfan syndrome (http://www.Marfan.Org/marfan/) is not one of these. The most common skin change in marfan syndrome is stretch marks. These two conditions may have occured in these sisters entirely independently. Their doctors should be sure to confirm each diagnosis. ...Read more
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