¿Qué es el síndrome de Marfan? El síndrome de Marfan es un trastorno genético que afecta la capacidad del cuerpo para producir tejido conectivo sano. Este tejido es el que da sostén a los huesos, los músculos, los órganos y los demás tejidos del cuerpo. Este síndrome puede afectar diferentes áreas del cuerpo, como: huesos, ligamentos, tendones y cartílagos; órganos, como el corazón y los pulmones; la piel.
¿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.
¿Qué son las lesiones en las placas de crecimiento? Las placas de crecimiento son las áreas de tejidos cerca de los extremos de los huesos largos en los niños y los adolescentes que determinan qué longitud y forma tendrá el hueso una vez que ha terminado de crecer. Cada uno de los huesos largos (los huesos de los muslos, los antebrazos, las manos y los dedos) tiene al menos dos placas de crecimiento, una en cada extremo. Una vez que su hijo haya terminado de crecer, las placas de crecimiento se cierran y son reemplazadas por hueso sólido. Debido a
What is acne? Acne is a common skin condition that happens when hair follicles under the skin become clogged. Oil and dead skin cells plug the pores, and outbreaks of lesions (often called pimples or zits) can happen. Most often, the outbreaks occur on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, and shoulders. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties, but some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem.
Led by Dr. Maria I. Morasso, the lab studies processes of epidermal differentiation, skin barrier formation and wound healing.
Dr. Kathleen Baysac is a postdoctoral fellow in the Developmental Skin Biology Section. Her research is exploring how the skin develops to discover new therapeutics to treat skin diseases and conditions.
Edward Cowen, M.D., leads the NIH Dermatology Consultation Service and oversees the Branch continuing medical education and resident education programs.
Dr. Nagao’s research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological and structural homeostasis in the skin.
What are growth plate injuries? The growth plate is the area of tissue near the ends of long bones in children and teens that determines what length and shape the bone will be once it is done growing. Each long bone— the thigh bone, the bones in the forearm, and the bones in the hands and fingers—has at least two growth plates, one at each end. Once your child has finished growing, the growth plates close and are replaced by solid bone. The growth plates are weak areas of your child’s growing skeleton, making it easier to injure them. Injuries
What is Marfan syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to make healthy connective tissue, which supports the bones, muscles, organs, and tissues in your body. The condition can affect different areas of the body, including: Bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Organs, such as the heart and lungs. Skin.
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
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.
What is hidradenitis suppurativa? Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that causes pimple-like bumps or boils on and under the skin. The disease is chronic (long lasting) and can be painful. HS does not spread from one person to another. HS starts in the hair follicle in the skin and happens where areas of skin may touch or rub together. Poor personal hygiene habits, such as not bathing or shampooing your hair, do not cause HS. In most cases, the cause of the disease is unknown.
Discussing Bone, Muscle, Skin, & Autoimmune Diseases: Info for American Indians, Alaska Natives - audio
A conversation between Dr. David R. Wilson, director of the NIH Tribal Health Research Office, and Dr. Lindsey A. Criswell, director of NIAMS, about information and resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives related to bone, muscle, skin, and autoimmune diseases.