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Psoriasis Vulgaris, Guttate Type
Clinical variant of psoriasis vulgaris characterized by drop-like, erythematous, scaly plaques measuring from 3 to 10 mm in diameter distributed diffusely over the body, with accentuation of the truncal areas and the proximal extremities. It characteristically occurs after a streptococcal infection, especially in children or young adults.
Psoriasis Vulgaris, Guttate Type, Gutatte Psoriasis
Risk factors to trigger Psoriasis
Types of Psoriasis
There are five types of psoriasis.
Guttate psoriasis is characterized by small red dots (or drops) of psoriasis. It often appears on the trunk, arms and legs. The lesions may have some scale. Guttate psoriasis frequently appears suddenly following a streptococcal infection or viral upper respiratory infections. There are also other events that can precipitate an attack of guttate psoriasis: tonsillitis, a cold, chicken pox, immunizations, physical trauma, psychological stress, illness, and the administration of antimalarial drugs.
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April 4, 2016: CNIO scientists discover a link between psoriasis and general bone loss
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas News: For the first time, researchers have linked psoriasis to the risk of widespread bone loss and describe how the protein IL–17 acts as a 'messenger' between the skin and the bones in paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. IL–17 inhibitors, some of which already on the market, could simultaneously address skin inflammation and associated bone loss. These results recommend monitoring the bone mass of patients with psoriasis to select the most appropriate treatment. The study has potential implications in other autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease.
- Heiner Frei: Hautkrankheiten und Polaritätsanalyse
- Rainer Schäferkordt und Susanne Hoffmann: Umfrage zum Thema Falldokumentation
- Roland Baur: Psoriasis vulgaris und atopische Dermatitis - Zwei Kasuistiken
- Philipp Lehrke: Homöopathische Krebsbehandlung - ulzeriertes Basaliom und metastasiertes Melanom
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The skin is the chief organ holding together body and soul. The skin breathes, absorbs nutrients, metabolises, and excretes. It is also called the “third kidney” or the “third lung.” Through fever and sweating, it demonstrates the integrity of the immune system. Every chronic illness begins with the skin. If the illness heals from the inside outwards, it can leave the body via the skin.
In the final volume of the now legendary series Organ – Conflict – Healing, Rosina Sonnenschmidt demonstrates the great significance of the skin and lymph system for health. She explains the underlying conflicts of many skin diseases such as herpes of the lip, skin fungus, erysipelas, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, vitiligo, scleroderma, and skin cancer. The deterioration typically found in diseases of the lymphatic system such as a tendency to infection through to malignant lymphomas is also discussed.
Holistic therapy comprises conflict resolution, tips on nutrition and strengthening of the immune system, naturopathic measures such as foot baths, light and colour therapy, as well as a wealth of well-known and also unusual homeopathic remedies such as Elaeis, Polio, Desoxyribonucleicum acidum, and specific gut nosodes.
The example of the skin in particular shows how crucial it is to not just treat an illness locally. A chronic illness is only healed when the skin can once more demonstrate its immune response through fever and sweating.
The Organ-Conflict-Cure Series will be completed over the next two years. In total, there will be 12 volumes (plus an Index for the entire series), each dealing with a particular organ system.
Over time, affected skin can become resistant to treatment, especially when corticosteroids are used. Also, a treatment that works very well in one person may have little effect in another. Thus, doctors commonly use a trial and error approach to find a treatment that works, and they may switch treatments periodically if resistance to adverse reactions occur.
Topical treatments used can palliate mild to moderate psoriasis, i.e. it only suppresses. They are not recommended for long term or continuous use because of a potential increased risk of skin cancer and lymphoma. Excessive use of steroidal ointments can thin the skin and cause white spots, acne, and permanent stretch marks. Abrupt withdrawl of some topical agents, particulary corticosteroids, can cause an aggressive recurrence of the psoriasis, known as REBOUND of the condition.
Light therapy, UVB phototherapy, photochemotherapy or PUVA, excimer laser are associated with nausea, headaches, fatigue, burning and itching. Long term treatment is associated with squamous cell and melanoma skin cancers. Pregnancy must be avoided for the majority of these treatments.
The three main traditional systematic treatments are methotrexate, cyelosporine and retinoids which when used for long periods can cause a number of serious side effects, including severe liver damage and decreased production of RBC, WBC and platelets due to bone marrow suppression.