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Glossary for Mycosis fungoides, familial

  • Blue skin: Blueness of the skin
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Eczematous rash: A rash that is a superficial inflammatory process involving primarily epidermis
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Lichen planus: Skin rash
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Redness: Reddening of the skin.
  • Skin pain: Pain affecting the skin.

 

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