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Cherry angioma: common skin growth that can develop anywhere on the body for individuals 30 years and older. It may be caused by genetics, chemical exposure, excess estrogen, a vitamin C deficiency, or fatty liver tendencies.
Petechiae: occurs generally as a result of pinpoint bleeding beneath the skin. Causes include: trauma, sunburn, bacterial infections, excoriation, scurvy, injury, medications, and various autoimmune diseases.
Malar rash: the hallmark, butterfly-shaped rash that accompanies acute, cutaneous lupus, and is very sensitive to light.
Spider angioma: a telangiectasis located slightly below the surface of the skin with a fixed central spot and trailing extensions radiating outwards, resembling the likeness of a spider’s web. It is present in 10 to 15 percent of healthy adults and children.
Senile purpura: reddish-purple macule caused by bruising, medications, and sunlight. The surrounding skin is thin and has fragile blood vessels and reduced collagen.
Historically, psoriasis was not always understood or treated effectively. Although treatments and attitudes towards the disease have evolved, those living with the disease still endure much difficulty. Today, understanding the history, clinical types, contributing factors, and available treatments of psoriasis can help professionals provide relief to clients who may be suffering from it.
A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that the prevalence of prescription drug use in America among people 20 years of age and older had risen to 59 percent in 2012 from 51 percent just 12 years earlier. During the same period, the percentage of people taking five or more prescription drugs nearly doubled from eight to 15 percent.1 Another study cites the United States as consuming 75 percent of the world's prescription drugs.2
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