Leprosy in the Bible

For many years, the biblical term tzaraat has referred to leprosy. In fact, the disease or diseases described under this name have no relationship to leprosy, as it was known in the Middle Ages or today; moreover, the term referred not only to skin disease, but also to the state of the ritual impurity and punishment for the sins.Although the real nature of tzaraat remains unknown, the differential diagnosis might include the following: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, favus, dermatophyte infections, nummular dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, crusted scabies, syphilis, impetigo, sycosis barbae, alopecia areata, furuncles, scabies, neurodermatitis, scarlet fever, lupus erythematosus, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, folliculitis decalvans, morphea, sarcoidosis, and lichen planopilaris.
Source: Clinics in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We present a case demonstrating histopathological clot findings after endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in a 38 year-old male with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The differential diagnosis was embolism of a suspected Libman-Sacks vegetation or less likely an in-situ thrombosis. Clot analysis provided guidance with patient management and anticoagulation was commenced. The utility of clot analysis in this case provides support for routine clot analysis, which has been standard practice at our institution, and is likely to evolve as endovascular thrombectomy becomes more widely accessible.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
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Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Condition:   Tuberculosis Interventions:   Other: ACF with a seed-and-recruit model;   Other: ACF targeting household and neighborhood contacts;   Other: ACF targeting the older population using mobile screening units;   Other: Passive case finding Sponsors:   National University, Singapore;   KHANA Center for Population Health Research;   National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control;   Cambodian Anti-Tuberculosis Association Not yet recruiting
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Although we report an increased rate of grade (G) 2 or greater radiation dermatitis (RD), predominantly driven by G2 toxicity, we do not describe a doubling in the overall rate of RD seen in patients with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant proton pencil-beam scanning (PBT). We advise counseling patients of the potential for increased dermatologic toxicity, though this should not affect modality selection, considering a very low number of patients experienced G3 to G4 RD.1Although it is notable that this increased toxicity occurs in the absence of bolus, we do not conclude that PBT should be used in lieu of photon radiation ...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research
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Authors: von Csiky-Sessoms S Abstract A 42-year-old male with skin type I and a history of rosacea and eczema presented with crusting, erythema, and pustules distributed on the left oral commissure. Angular cheilitis was diagnosed and regular petrolatum use recommended until resolution of the lesion. Eight days later, with no improvement in symptoms, fungal and bacterial cultures were performed which resulted in the growth of cutibacterium acnes, a variant of p. acnes. PMID: 31524997 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
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