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Dermatology in Systemic Disease – Table of Contents

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014




Iron Deficiency Anemia (Anaemia) And The Skin Skin lesions in Crohn’s disease (2) Dermatomyositis Mesothelioma and the Skin Metabolic Syndrome and the Skin Skin Manifestations of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) Photosensitivity Morphea (Localized Scleroderma)

Drug Eruptions in the Skin (toxiderma) (For Professionals)

Saturday, November 1st, 2014




Drug Eruptions in the Skin (toxiderma) (For Professionals) Our skin reflects our health. Do you know that our skin also reacts to the drugs that we use? A drug reaction may mimic any type of skin disease and may present with rashes, swelling, redness, itching and pain. They can be bullous, pustular, urticarial or papulosquamous. […]

Skin Manifestations of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) (For Professionals)

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014




One of the autoimmune systemic diseases which have extensive skin manifestations is mixed connective tissue disease or MCTD. This disorder is a combination of other autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis and polymyositis. The cause of this disorder is not completely known but is stipulated to be an effect of one’s immune system […]

Metabolic Syndrome and the Skin (For Professionals)

Friday, August 1st, 2014




Metabolic Syndrome and the Skin (For Professionals) Metabolic syndrome is also known as metabolic syndrome X, cardiometabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome (named for Gerald Reaven), and CHAOS (in Australia). It affects 24% of the adults in the US, with the highest prevalence being in individuals 60 through 69 years of age […]

Lyme disease and the Skin (For Professionals)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014




Some of the infections which affect the body can manifest itself with some skin changes. This is what happens in Lyme disease (also called Borreliosis). Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a spiral shaped bacteria (spirochete) named Borrelia burgdorferi. These are bacteria which are often found in deer. What happens is that the […]

Photosensitivity (For Professionals)

Thursday, May 1st, 2014




If you are sensitive to sunlight, you may have a condition known as photosensitivity. Photosensitivity is often defined as the amount to which a person reacts upon receiving light. There are many conditions which can give rise to sensitivity of the skin to a light source. It is said that people with particular skin types […]

Lupus Erythematosus and the Skin (For Professionals)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014




Lupus Erythematosus and the Skin (For Professionals) Have you heard about Lupus Erythematosus (LE)? This is an autoimmune disorder which is caused by antibodies against the nucleus of cells. They are usually found in women aged 20 to 50, but males can also be affected. It is a systemic disorder (affects the whole body) but […]

Menopause and the Skin (For Professionals)

Sunday, September 1st, 2013




Menopause and the Skin (For Professionals) How to Take Care of Your Skin during Menopause ? The middle to late 40s is a critical period in a woman’s life. It is the age when menopause occurs. In medical literature, menopause is defined as the day a woman has been diagnosed as not having a menstrual […]

Dermatomyositis (For Professionals)

Friday, March 1st, 2013




Dermatomyositis is is a type of inflammatory disease characterized by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash. Epidemiology Dermatomyositis is a condition which affects both adults and children. In adults, dermatomyositis usually occurs from the late 40s to early 60s, while in children, the disease most often appears between 5 and 15 years of age. […]

Skin Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease (For Profesionals)

Sunday, January 27th, 2013




Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may manifest itself in the skin. One such IBD is Crohn’s disease. This IBD affects the gut anywhere from the mouth to the anus and results to gut obstruction and painful diarrhea. There may also be fever, constipation, weight loss, and painful joints due to inflammation brought about by triggers. However, […]

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