dermatosis

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dermatosis

 [der″mah-to´sis] (pl. dermato´ses)
Any noninflammatory disorder of the skin.
lichenoid dermatosis any skin disorder characterized by thickening and hardening of the skin.
precancerous dermatosis any skin condition in which the lesions, such as warts, nevi, or other excrescences, are likely to undergo malignant degeneration.

der·ma·to·sis

, pl.

der·ma·to·ses

(der-mă-tō'sis, -sēz),
Nonspecific term used to denote any cutaneous abnormality or eruption.
[dermato- + G. -osis, condition]

dermatosis

(dûr′mə-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. dermato·ses (-sēz)
A skin disease, especially one that is not accompanied by inflammation.

dermatosis

A generic term for any skin lesion which, without qualifiers and further information regarding location, timing, and patient details, provides no meaningful information to the dermatologist or histopathologist.

der·ma·to·sis

, pl. dermatoses (dĕrmă-tōsis, -sēz)
Nonspecific term used to denote any cutaneous abnormality or eruption.
[dermato- + G. -osis, condition]

dermatosis

Any skin disease.

Dermatosis

A noninflammatory skin disorder.
Mentioned in: Skin Biopsy

der·ma·to·sis

, pl. dermatoses (dĕrmă-tōsis, -sēz)
Nonspecific term denoting cutaneous abnormality or eruption.
[dermato- + G. -osis, condition]

Patient discussion about dermatosis

Q. Is the dead sea really worth the flight all the way to Israel for psoriasis treatment? I've been hearing from lots of people about it lately. They say the mud and the salt there is a better treatment than anything else. Is that true?

A. The treatment in the dead sea is very very good and recommended for psoriatic patients, if other treatments don't help. It is not the mud and minerals that do the effect, it is mostly the phototherapy- meaning the high exposure to sun, that in your case is very helpful. It is also the stress relief of going on vacation for a few weeks that is known to cause improvement. I think it is worth the money - you are treating your body and soul at the same time.

Q. Is psoriasis contagious? My wife got psoriasis and I don’t want to get infected…

A. Psoriasis itself, as was written above, isn't contagious, i.e. if someone has psoriasis he or she can't transmit it to you. However, there is a form of psoriasis called psoriasis guttate that is associated with infection of the throat by a bacterium called streptococcus (which is contagious), so in some way it is contagious.

You may read more here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psoriasis#Types_of_psoriasis

Q. Do you guys have any experience with cremes for psoriasis? I've been using Dermovat but as it's full of steroids I guess it isnt that good for u... I'd love to hear any recommendations for other cremes that worked for you.

A. Creams with steroids are the known and accepted treatment for psoriasis and Dermovat is a good one. If this doesn't help you, you should see a dermatologist for another treatment, however don't be afraid to use creams on steroidal basis, they help with psoriatic attacks best.

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