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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)

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Mesothelioma and the Skin – Table of Contents

Monday, October 1st, 2012




Dermatology in Systemic Disease – Table of Contents An Introduction Mesothelioma can initially be Diagnosed on Skin Lesions Mesothelioma Induced Skin Lesions Metastases Diagnostic and Therapeutical Creation of of Skin Lesions (Through Medical Procedures)

Skin Manifestations in Anaphylaxis (For Professionals)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012




Anaphylaxis is a severe form of allergic reaction to certain substances such as food, drugs, insect stings and others. These substances serve as stimuli which attract certain antibodies in the body known as IgE antibodies. These IgE antibodies are bound to mast cells in the skin. These mast cells release chemicals that are disseminated in […]

Morphea (Localized Scleroderma) (For Professionals)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012




Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Morphea is a disorder which is characterized by thickened skin lesions. This disorder results when there is excessive collagen deposition in the deeper part of the skin called the dermis and the fatty subcutaneous tissues of the skin. This skin disorder if often classified as generalized, plaque, or […]

Iron Deficiency Anemia (Anaemia) And The Skin (For Professionals)

Friday, July 15th, 2011




Iron Deficiency Anemia (Anaemia) And The Skin (For Professionals) Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Anemia is one of the most common health problems in the world today. This condition, where the blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells, is due to a variety of causes, among which is the […]

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