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Pregnancy stretch marks
Stretch marks are narrow pink or purplish streak-like lines that can develop on the surface of the skin. They're also known as stria or striae.
NHS Choices
Itching and obstetric cholestasis in pregnancy
Mild itching is common in pregnancy because of the increased blood supply to the skin. Later on, as your bump grows, the skin of your tummy (abdomen) is stretched and this may also feel itchy.
NHS Choices
What is Incontinentia Pigmenti?
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is an inherited disorder of skin pigmentation that is also associated with abnormalities of the teeth, skeletal system, eyes, and central nervous system
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
What Is Immune Thrombocytopenia?
mmune thrombocytopenia (THROM-bo-si-toe-PE-ne-ah), or ITP, is a bleeding disorder. In ITP, the blood doesn't clot as it should. This is due to a low number of blood cell fragments called platelets (PLATE-lets) or thrombocytes (THROM-bo-sites).
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Understanding Pachyonychia Congenita
Pachyonychia congenita (PC) is a very rare genetic disorder affecting primarily the skin and nails. Its effects, which are evident at birth or early in life, include overgrowth of the nails; thick, painful calluses; and cysts on the soles of the feet.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Tuberous Sclerosis
Tuberous sclerosis (TSC) is a rare genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare disorder that causes blood clots (thrombi) to form in small blood vessels throughout the body. These clots can cause serious medical problems if they block vessels and restrict blood flow to organs such as the brain, kidneys, and heart.
Genetics Home Reference
Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Sturge-Weber syndrome is a neurological disorder indicated at birth by a port-wine stain birthmark on the forehead and upper eyelid of one side of the face.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Skin Cancer Treatment
Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the skin
The website of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov)
Questions and Answers about Vitiligo
Individual sections describe what vitiligo is, who is affected, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Questions and Answers about Rosacea
General information about rosacea. It defines rosacea and describes its symptoms, possible causes, and treatments
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Questions and Answers about Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease of scaling and inflammation that affects greater than 3 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 5 million adults. Although the disease occurs in all age groups, it primarily affects adults. It appears about equally in males and females.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
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