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Ictiosis

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/ichthyosis

¿Qué es la ictiosis? La ictiosis es un conjunto de trastornos de la piel que ocasionan piel seca que pica y parece escamosa, áspera y roja. Los síntomas pueden variar desde leves a graves. Por lo general, la ictiosis solo afecta la piel, pero a veces también puede afectar los órganos internos.

Vitíligo

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¿Qué es el vitíligo? El vitíligo es un trastorno crónico (de larga duración) que hace que algunas áreas de la piel pierdan su color natural. Cuando se atacan y se destruyen las células que producen la pigmentación o color de la piel, esta adquiere un aspecto blanco lechoso. Nadie sabe qué causa el vitíligo, pero puede ser una enfermedad autoinmunitaria. En las personas con enfermedades autoinmunitarias, las células inmunitarias atacan por error los tejidos sanos del cuerpo, en lugar de atacar los virus o las bacterias. A veces, una persona con vitíligo puede tener familiares que también tienen la enfermedad

Psoriasis

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¿Qué es la psoriasis? La psoriasis es una enfermedad crónica (de larga duración) en la que el sistema inmunológico trabaja demasiado, provocando que ciertas áreas de la piel se vuelvan escamosas e inflamadas. Por lo general, la psoriasis afecta a: el cuero cabelludo, los codos, las rodillas. A veces, los síntomas de la psoriasis son cíclicos, con brotes que duran algunas semanas o varios meses, seguidos de momentos en los que hay mejoría (es decir, entran en remisión). Si tiene psoriasis, puede correr un mayor riesgo de tener otras afecciones graves, entre ellas: artritis psoriásica, ataques al corazón o accidentes

Esclerodermia

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¿Qué es la esclerodermia? La esclerodermia es una enfermedad reumática autoinmunitaria del tejido conectivo que causa inflamación en la piel y otras áreas del cuerpo. Esta inflamación origina parches de piel dura y gruesa. La esclerodermia afecta muchos sistemas del cuerpo. Una enfermedad del tejido conectivo es aquella que afecta tejidos como la piel, los tendones y los cartílagos. Hay dos tipos de esclerodermia: esclerodermia localizada, que solo afecta la piel y las estructuras directamente debajo de la piel; esclerodermia sistémica, también llamada esclerosis sistémica, que afecta muchos de los sistemas del cuerpo. Este es el tipo más grave de

Scoliosis in Children and Teens

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What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. Children and teens with scoliosis have an abnormal S-shaped or C-shaped curve of the spine. The curve can happen on either side of the spine and in different places in the spine. With treatment, observation, and follow-up with the doctor, most children and teens with scoliosis have normal, active lives.

Spinal Stenosis

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What is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis happens when the spaces in the spine narrow and create pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that comes out of the base of the brain and runs down the center of the spine. The nerve roots branch out from the cord. In spinal stenosis, the narrowing usually occurs over time.

Vitiligo

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What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes areas of skin to lose color. When skin cells that make color are attacked and destroyed, the skin turns a milky-white color. No one knows what causes vitiligo, but it may be an autoimmune disease. In people with autoimmune diseases, the immune cells attack the body’s own healthy tissues by mistake, instead of viruses or bacteria. A person with vitiligo sometimes may have family members who also have the disease. There is no cure for vitiligo, but treatment may help skin tone appear more even.

Scleroderma

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What is scleroderma? Scleroderma is an autoimmune connective tissue and rheumatic disease that causes inflammation in the skin and other areas of the body. This inflammation leads to patches of tight, hard skin. Scleroderma involves many systems in your body. A connective tissue disease is one that affects tissues such as skin, tendons, and cartilage. There are two major types of scleroderma: Localized scleroderma only affects the skin and the structures directly under the skin. Systemic scleroderma, also called systemic sclerosis, affects many systems in the body. This is the more serious type of scleroderma and can damage your blood

Psoriasis

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/psoriasis

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease in which the immune system works too much, causing patches of skin to become scaly and inflamed. Most often, psoriasis affects the: Scalp. Elbows. Knees. The symptoms of psoriasis can sometimes go through cycles, flaring for a few weeks or months followed by times when they subside (or go into remission). If you have psoriasis, you may have a higher risk of getting other serious conditions, including: Psoriatic arthritis. Heart attack or stroke. Mental health problems, such as low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.

Ichthyosis

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What is ichthyosis? Ichthyosis is a group of skin disorders. It leads to dry, itchy skin that appears scaly, rough, and red. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Ichthyosis can affect only the skin, but sometimes the disease can affect internal organs, too.