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Can't diagnos this. please help

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  • Posted By: Cyprian
  • April 6, 2008
  • 10:45 AM

I received a lady aged 23 in the ward who presented with a very dry skin. Other sections were peeling off, others intact but either hyper- or hypopigmented. Had oedema, facial puffiness. No ascites. Reported occasional diarrhea. Wasn't pale, fully oriented to PTT. Complained of anorexia. No history leading to lack of food or reduced supply at any given moment. Experienced pain on lower limbs only when walking.
Reports step mother died of same condition.

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  • Hereditary angioedema? www.haea.org
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
  • does her skin pigmentation resemble vitiligo at all? this carries the risk of other autoimmune diseases, such as hashimoto's thyroiditis, which could lead to poor appetite, puffiness/edema/ dry skin... although ti would be unusual to present all at one with both diseases at the same time.
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  • Acanthosis Nigricans?
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
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