More than 40% of patients undergoing chemotherapy develop some degree of mucositis during the course of their treatment. Patients receiving radiation to the head, neck, or chest areas and patients who undergo bone marrow or stem cell transplant are even more likely to develop mucositis. Incidence of mucositis is higher with certain chemotherapy or total…
Hair disorders are common and can range from conditions including hair loss and baldness, excessive hair growth, and disorders involving the hair shaft. Causes of hair loss include, but are not limited to, genetic abnormalities, skin disorders, diseases, bacterial infections, hormone imbalances and damaging grooming practices.
Staphylococcus aureus, a gram positive bacteria believed to be carried by approximately 30% to 50% of healthy individuals at any given time, is responsible for the majority of skin and soft tissue infections that primary care physicians treat.
Common, typically harmless tumors that occur most often on the hands and feet. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus and can be contagious. They usually disappear after a few months, but can last for years and can recur.
Psoriasis is a chronic, relapsing skin disease characterized by distinctive red, scaly lesions. The disorder effects about 2% of the U.S. population and patients may experience symptoms that range in severity from minor to disabling. There is no cure, but therapy to relieve symptoms is available.