Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) is a chronic medical condition resulted from mycobacterium lepromatosis and mycobacterium leprae bacteria. Leprosy is a granulomatous disease of the mucosa and peripheral nerves of the upper respiratory tract; skin lesions. If left untreated, leprosy may be progressive, resulting in permanent skin damage, eyes and limbs, nerves. If compared to Folklore, Leprosy […]

Lichen Planus

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Lichen Planus, a repeated itchy disease, begins as small discreated bump rash that later combines, becoming scaly, rough raised patches (plaques). Approx. 50% of individuals with Lichen Planus also progress mouth sores. Lichen Planus cause is not known. A similar rash in some cases breaks out in individuals exposed to medications containing quinacrine, gold, quinidine, […]

Stasis Dermatitis

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Stasis Dermatitis is a medical condition, which is chronic, characterized by swelling (inflammation), redness, warmth, and scaling on the lower legs, frequently culminating in brown dark skin. Stasis Dermatitis is caused by pooling of fluid and blood under the person’s skin, so it trends to occur in individuals with edema (swelling) and varicose veins. Such […]

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