Hepatitis C is also associated with the autoimmune disorder Sjögren's syndrome, a low platelet count, lichen planus, porphyria cutanea tarda, necrolytic acral erythema, insulin
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. If such an infection persists for more than six months, it is deemed chronic hepatitis C, and this condition bears high risks of liver cirrhosis or malignant degeneration. An acute stage of hepatitis C infection has been described, but most patients…
Tinea corporis is a common dermatophyte infection of the skin that is common worldwide. The disorder is characterized by lesions that can be inflammatory or non-inflammatory on the glabrous skin (skin other than the groin, scalp, palms and soles). The patients may be asymptomatic or may present with pruritic…
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder of the connective tissue. It was first described by the French pediatrician Antoine Marfan in 1896. There are more than 25-30 different signs and symptoms in Marfan syndrome which can be of variable intensity and differ from patient to patient. Some people may…
Psoriasis in the mouth is very rare, in contrast to lichen planus, another common papulosquamous disorder that commonly involves both the skin and mouth.
Contact dermatitis is a localized inflammatory reaction of the skin caused by allergens or irritants. Symptoms for both types of contact dermatitis are essentially the same and they present as a red rash to begin with. This reaction is immediate in case of irritant dermatitis and delayed for few hours or days in…
An allergy is defined as an immune response induced by exposure to an allergen. Austrian pediatrician Clemens Pirquet first used the term allergy in 1906. Hypersensitivity reactions can be divided into four groups: type I, type II, type III and type IV, based on the mechanisms involved. Symptoms of type1…