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Alopecia areata

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/alopecia-areata

¿Qué es la alopecia areata? La alopecia areata es una enfermedad que provoca la caída del pelo. En la alopecia areata, el sistema inmunitario ataca los folículos pilosos (las estructuras de la piel que forman el pelo). Por lo general, la alopecia areata afecta la cabeza y la cara, aunque se puede perder el pelo en cualquier parte del cuerpo. En la mayoría de los casos, el pelo se cae en parches pequeños y redondos del tamaño de una moneda estadounidense de 25 centavos. En algunos casos, la caída del pelo es más extensa.

Polimialgia reumática y arteritis de células gigantes

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/polymyalgia-rheumatica-giant-cell-arteritis

¿Qué son la polimialgia reumática y la arteritis de células gigantes? La polimialgia reumática y la arteritis de células gigantes son trastornos inflamatorios estrechamente relacionados. Algunas personas tienen uno de los trastornos, mientras que otras desarrollan ambos. La polimialgia reumática causa dolor muscular y rigidez en los hombros, la parte superior de los brazos, el área de la cadera y, a veces, en el cuello. La arteritis de células gigantes provoca inflamación de las arterias, especialmente las que se encuentran a cada lado de la cabeza, el cuero cabelludo y la aorta (la arteria grande que transporta la sangre desde

Osteonecrosis

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

¿Qué es la osteonecrosis? Los huesos están formados por células vivas que necesitan un suministro de sangre para mantenerse saludables. En la osteonecrosis, se reduce el flujo de la sangre a una parte de un hueso. Esto podría causar la muerte del tejido óseo y, finalmente, el hueso podría romperse y se podría colapsar la articulación. La osteonecrosis puede afectar a cualquier hueso, pero la mayoría de las veces se desarrolla en los extremos de los huesos largos, como: hueso superior de la pierna (fémur), hueso superior del brazo (húmero). Con menos frecuencia se ven afectados los huesos de los

Lesiones en las placas de crecimiento

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/growth-plate-injuries

¿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

Acne

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

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.

Alopecia Areata

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/alopecia-areata

What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair loss. In alopecia areata, the immune system attacks the structures in skin that form hair (hair follicles). Alopecia areata usually affects the head and face, though hair can be lost from any part of the body. Hair typically falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter. In some cases, hair loss is more extensive.

Growth Plate Injuries

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/growth-plate-injuries

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

Osteonecrosis

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

What is osteonecrosis? Your bones are made up of living cells that need a blood supply to stay healthy. In osteonecrosis, blood flow to part of a bone is reduced. This causes death of bone tissue, and the bone can eventually break down and the joint will collapse. Osteonecrosis can happen to any bone, but most often it develops in the ends of long bones, such as the: Thigh bone. Upper arm bone. Less often, the bones of the elbows, ankles, feet, wrists, and hands are affected. When the disease involves part of a bone in a joint, it can

Scoliosis in Children and Teens

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

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.

Scleroderma

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

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

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/hidradenitis-suppurativa-hs

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.