Cyclosporine (also known as ciclosproin) is an immunosuppressant drug. It specifically inhibits T-lymphocytes, a type of immune cell that functions to stimulate and organize an immune response.
Congenital is a word that means “present from birth” while a nevus is the medical term for a mole. Therefore, a congenital nevus is a mole that was present on the body from birth.
Ichthyosis is the disorder in which there are excessive amounts of dry surface scales. The name ichthyosis is derived from…
Chicken pox (also called varicella) is a classically childhood skin disease that is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes shingles in adults.
Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper subcutaneous layers of the skin with a classic set of signs and symptoms including redness, pain, and warmth, and swelling. (The picture of cellulitis affecting a person’s left leg above shows the redness and swelling, as well as evidence of a bandaged wound on the great toe.)
Becker’s nevus is an uncommon (but not rare) benign skin lesion. “Nevus” is another word for a mole and as such this growth appears as a very large and irregularly shaped mole. Which can be present at birth but most appear in puberty.
Cutis marmorata is the name given to a skin condition which appears as a faint, lacy, and red/blue pattern. The image shows the affected areas outlined in red.
Grover’s disease (transient acantholytic dermatosis) appears suddenly as itchy red spots on body’s mid-section, most often in men 45 – 65 years of age…Read more >>