Topics: Immune system, Psoriasis, Human papillomavirus Pages: 3 (1058 words) Published: January 4, 2013
Name of Diesease| Prevalence| Causes| Symptoms| Treatment| ALOPECIA AREATA| early childhood, late teenage or young adulthood| Current evidence suggests that alopecia areata is caused by an abnormality in the immune system. This particular abnormality leads to autoimmunity, a misguided immune system that tends to attack its own body.| Other findings that may be helpful are the appearance of short hairs that presumably represent fractured hairs, yellow areas of skin deposition at the follicular orifice, short thin hairs, and grey hair all present in a bald area. Other causes of hair loss are generally excluded from the consideration by history and clinical evaluation.| cosmetic camouflage| ATHLETE'S FOOT| All ages| You get athlete’s foot when you come in contact with the fungus and it begins to grow on your skin. Fungi commonly grow on or in the top layer of human skin and may or may not cause infections.| common symptoms of athlete's foot typically include various degrees of itching and burning. The skin may frequently peel, and in particularly severe cases, there may be some cracking, pain, and bleeding as well.| Athlete's Foot CreamAthlete's Foot Powders| Dermatitis| All Ages| an allergic reaction to a common household or environmental substance, and an inflammatory reaction to a harsh chemical irritant.| dermatitis manifests as a red, scaly itchy rash anywhere on the skin that was exposed to the offending substance.| Creams containing hydrocortisoneOther, stronger steroidal creamsCool, wet compresses on the affected area| Psoriasis

| 70 years and older| Research indicates that the disease may result from a disorder in the immune system. The immune system makes white blood cells that protect the body from infection. In psoriasis, the T cells (a type of white blood cell) abnormally trigger inflammation in the skin. These T cells also cause skin cells to grow faster than normal and to pile up in raised patches on the outer surface of the...
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