Psoriasis sufferer, 18, is slowly learning to love herself

Alice Weekes, 18, from Fareham, Hampshire, began to suffer problems when she was just 11, when hairdressers thought she had ringworm on her scalp. She was diagnosed with psoriasis at 15.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Abdou AG, Diab A, Marae A Abstract Psoriasis is a common chronic skin inflammatory disease characterized by an exaggerated proliferation of keratinocytes. B-cell receptor-associated protein 31 (BCAP 31) plays critical roles in induction of proliferation and apoptosis. The current study aimed at evaluation of the immunohistochemical localization of BCAP 31 in psoriatic skin compared to normal skin in addition of correlating BCAP31 expression with the clinical and pathological parameters of psoriasis. The present study was carried out on skin biopsies from 30 psoriatic patients and 10 normal skin (control gr...
Source: Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Tags: J Immunoassay Immunochem Source Type: research
Authors: Dai D, Wu H, He C, Wang X, Luo Y, Song P Abstract Psoriasis Vulgaris (PV) not only affects patients' skin health but also increases the risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes, which brings both physical and mental harms. Its pathogenesis is complex, and the multi-target effect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is especially advantageous. Because a considerable number of randomized controlled trials related to TCM exhibit design defects, small sample size or inadequate intervention time, so the status of TCM in the treatment of PV cannot be fully clarified. We reviewed the controlled clinical trial...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Authors: Shinde G, Desai P, Shelke S, Patel R, Bangale G, Kulkarni D Abstract Present investigation was aimed to develop Aspasomal gel of Mometasone Furoate for the treatment Psoriasis and deliver drug at controlled rate and decrease dosing frequency. The vesicles were fabricated using film hydration method and optimized using 32 factorial Design and were evaluated for percent drug loading, vesicle size, Zeta potential, Polydispersity index and morphological studies. Gel was prepared using carbopol by loading optimized drug loaded asposomes and was evaluated for drug content, pH, viscosity and spreadability. The dr...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Conclusions: Tildrakizumab is among the most cost-effective first-line therapies for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and is more cost-effective than secukinumab, ixekizumab, guselkumab, adalimumab, ustekinumab, and etanercept. PMID: 32602762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study showed that hair loss in children in our region is not an uncommon problem and results from a variety of causes. Early diagnosis and treatment are needed to prevent further hair loss and to avoid irreversible hair loss and scarring alopecia. As has been observed in this study, hair problem may be due to important nutritional deficiency. We should be aware of such presentation. These may be a clue to the diagnosis of systemic illness.
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Psoriasis and ringworm both cause red, scaly rashes to appear on the skin. Learn how to tell psoriasis and ringworm apart, plus how to identify other common skin rashes, here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news
We present a case of highly inflammatory tinea capitis, also known as kerion celsi, caused byM. canis in a 6-year-old-patient. Scalp infections due toM. canis are a growing problem in dermatological practice. Changes in epidemiology, etiology, and clinical patterns of fungal infections due toM. canis are significant. Greater awareness of this problem is needed in order to establish proper diagnosis and successful treatment strategy for these patients. 
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
AbstractOver the last few years, dermoscopy has been shown to be a useful tool in assisting the noninvasive diagnosis of various general dermatological disorders. In this article, we sought to provide an up-to-date practical overview on the use of dermoscopy in general dermatology by analysing the dermoscopic differential diagnosis of relatively common dermatological disorders grouped according to their clinical presentation, i.e. dermatoses presenting with erythematous-desquamative patches/plaques (plaque psoriasis, eczematous dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, mycosis fungoides and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), pap...
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Because of a low index of suspicion for tinea capitis in adults with scaling and alopecia, diagnosis and appropriate treatment are often delayed. Resistance to treatment for seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis should prompt a KOH, fungal culture orbiopsy to confirm the diagnosis of tinea capitis and initiate systemic antifungal agents. PMID: 27136624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dermatol Online J - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research
Conclusion: Because of a low index of suspicion for tinea capitis in adults with scaling and alopecia, diagnosis and appropriate treatment are often delayed. Resistance to treatment for seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis should prompt a KOH, fungal culture orbiopsy to confirm the diagnosis of tinea capitis and initiate systemic antifungal agents.
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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