By Kendra Gail Bergstrom
In the event you be afflicted by psoriasis, or have a chum or relative who does, this ebook bargains aid. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Psoriasis, moment version supplies authoritative, functional solutions for your questions on deciding on a dermatologist, healing procedures, coping thoughts, resources of aid, and lots more and plenty extra. In transparent, available variety, professional dermatologists focusing on treating psoriasis describe the most recent scientific wisdom together with the recent new release of psoriasis medicinal drugs and sensible pointers on what psoriasis is and what you are able to do to regard your situation, from light to the main critical, successfully. that includes insider recommendation from an exact sufferer, this publication is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this most likely debilitating ailment.
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Oligoarthritis Inflammation of a few (oligo-) joints (-arthritis). Polyarthritis A medical term referring to arthritis in many (poly-) joints (-arthritis). Arthritis mutilans Joint inflammation (arthritis) that causes permanent and sometimes mutilating joint changes. Spondylarthropathy Inflammation of the spine and hip joints. 38 1. Distal arthritis involves the small joints of the hands and feet, especially the fingers and toes. 2. Oligoarthritis is arthritis in which four or fewer joints are affected (oligo- means “few”).
31. I was diagnosed with pustular psoriasis. Do I have an infection? Although the word “pustular” conjures the image of an infection or abscess, pustular psoriasis is not an infection. The pustular name describes the skin’s appearance, where yellow pus is seen scattered in blister-like areas beneath the surface of psoriatic skin. These pustules are sometimes referred to as “sterile pustules,” meaning that they are free of any bacteria or infection. The presence of pus and yellow color is due to the presence of a type of white blood cell called a neutrophil, which usually attacks bacteria.
The results of a biopsy are usually formally reported in your medical chart at the doctor’s office. When the results are available, you may consider keeping a copy with your personal medical record in case you see a different physician in the future. 19. What information should I bring to my dermatologist appointment? Harold’s comment: Bring a family history, general health history and info on current conditions, a good sense of humor, and a clean pair of underwear! QXP 11/4/09 11:14 AM Page 32 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S At a first visit with a dermatologist, the doctor will want to review a patient’s skin history, medical and surgical history, and family history, and conduct a careful skin examination in one short visit; there’s a lot of ground to cover.
100 Questions & Answers About Psoriasis by Kendra Gail Bergstrom