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Alopecia Areata



  • An autoimmune disease with loss of the hair on the scalp and elsewhere that is genetically determined
  • Loss can vary from small patches to full body hair loss
  • Does not discriminate among races, sexes and ages

www.naaf.org

Atopic Dermatitis Eczema



  • Chronic, itchy, inflamed, scaly, dry skin
  • Usually begins in childhood and is genetically determined
  • Asthma and/or hay fever also common

www.nationaleczema.org

Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome



  • Formation of multiple basal cell carcinomas
  • Genetic tumor suppressor defect
  • Invasive oral cysts; cardiac & ovarian fibromas; brain tumors

www.bccns.org

Cicatricial Alopecia



  • Group of hair disorders that cause progressive and permanent hair loss
  • Often associated with severe itching and pain
  • Onset usually in adults in otherwise good health

www.carfintil.org

Cutaneous Lymphoma



  • May present as patches, plaques or tumors
  • Rash that is often misdiagnosed as psoriasis or eczema
  • Although cutaneous lymphoma primarily affects the skin, it is a lymphoma, not skin cancer

www.clfoundation.org

Ectodermal Dysplasia



  • Affects at least two derivites of the ectoderm (hair, teeth, nails, and sweat glands)
  • More than 150+ ecotermal dysplasias
  • Can affect males, females and all races

www.nfed.org

Epidermolysis Bullosa



  • Chronic, painful blistering outside and inside the body
  • Present at birth
  • Affect men and women of all races and ethnic groups

www.debra.org

Ichthyosis



  • Dry, cracked, scaly, blistering or thickened skin
  • Over 25 varieties ranging from mild to severe
  • Usually present at birth or shortly thereafter

www.firstskinfoundation.org

Inflammatory Skin Disease



  • Conditions include but are not limited to rosacea, eczema, psoriases, dermatitis, urticaria, and acne
  • Broad cateory ranging in severity from mild itching to serious health complications
  • Affects men, women and children of all races

www.isdionline.org

Nevus Outreach



  • Characterized by large or multiple pigmented spots present at birth or shortly after
  • May also be present within the central nervous system, a condition called Neurocutaneous Melanocytosis
  • Affects all races, and both genders

www.nevus.org

Pachyonychia Congenita



  • Painful blistering/calluses on feet/palms and thickened nails.
  • Leukokeratosis, cysts and follicular hyperkeratosis
  • Usually present at birth; affects all races

www.pachyonychia.org

Pemphigus



  • Chronic, painful, autoimmune burn-like blisters or lesions of the skin and/or mucous membrane
  • Can affect men and women equally
  • Average age of onset 40-60 years

www.pemphigus.org

Psoriasis



  • Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin and is typically characterized by red, scaly patches that itch and bleed.
  • Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis go on to develop psoriatic arthritis - a form of inflammatory arthritis that attacks the joints and tendons.
  • Psoriasis often occurs with a range of other serious conditions including heart disease and diabetes.

www.psoriasis.org

Sturge-Weber Syndrome/Port Wine Birthmarks



  • Facial port wine birthmark, seizures & glaucoma
  • Varies in severity of physical & mental disabilities
  • Port wine birthmark occurs in 3 of 1000 newborns

www.sturge-weber.org

Vitiligo



  • Characterized by loss of pigment, leaving white patches on the skin
  • Genetic, though not present at birth
  • Responds moderately well to treatment

www.vitiligosupport.org

Xeroderma Pigmentosum



  • Early onset of freckling, (before age 2) especially in sun exposed areas of the skin
  • Blistering or freckling after minimal sun or ultraviolet exposure
  • A dry, premature-aged appearance to the skin and lips

www.xpfamilysupport.org