Shingles

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Shingles (called herpes zoster) is an infection that is producing fluid-filled blisters’ severe painful skin eruption. Shingles are resulted from the same herpes virus, called varicella-zoster virus, that results in chickenpox. The varicella-zoster virus infection, which can be in the chickenpox form ends with the virus entering the nerve in the ganglia (cell bodies nerve […]

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda is the common porphyria form, resulting in skin blistering, caused by sunlight. The disease happens around the world and in the only type of porphyria that is not hereditary. A hepatic porphyria happens when one liver’s enzyme called uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase, which is needed for heme synthesis, becomes inactivated. Porphyria Cutanea Tarda may […]

Contact Dermatitis

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Contact Dermatitis is a medical condition, in which an inflammation is resulted from specific substances; the rashes are confined to a particular region and frequently have clearly recognized boundaries. Substance may result in 1 or 2 skin inflammatory mechanisms: allergic contact dermatitis (allergic reaction) or irritant contact dermatitis (irritation). Even too mild specific metals, detergents, […]

Pemphigus

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Pemphigus is not a common condition; in some cases, this is in fact a fatal disease, where bullae (blisters) of different sizes, break out on the penis covering, skin, the vagina, mouth lining, and other membranes. Pemphigus develops most frequently in elderly or middle age individuals. Pemphigus rarely develops in children. The disease is resulted […]

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis is a medical condition, in which the skin disease becomes life threatening, where skin top layer peels off in sheets. 1/3 of the all Toxic Epidermal Necrolysys cases result from drug reaction, especially to Allopurinol, non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications, barbiturates, sulfa consisting antibiotics, and penicillin. In other 1/3 of the cases, such […]

Erythema Multiforme

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Erythema Multiforme is a medical disorder, in which patches of raised, red skin frequently appear like targets and are commonly distributed symmetrically over the person’s body. Possibly, more than 50% of cases are resulted from the herpes simplex. In the remaining cases, possible causes may include any medications (for example, barbiturates, sulfa antibiotics, and penicillins), […]

Bedsores (Pressure Sores)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Bedsores (skin ulcers, pressure sores) refer to the damage of the skin, caused by lack of blood flow and skin irritation over a bony projection, in which the person’s skin has been under pressure from a splint, bed, cast, wheelchair, or other hard objects for a long period of time. Pressure is a main cause […]

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