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  • Mastocytosis

    Mastocytosis is the abnormal growth of mast cells in the body. Mast cells are part of the immune system, which…

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  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis (mono) is a contagious infection spread through saliva and other bodily fluids. It is often called the “kissing…

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  • Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

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  • Erythema Nodosum

    Erythema nodosum (EN) is a type of inflammatory disease. That causes red and painful nodules, or bumps, to form under…

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  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a rare disease that causes inflamed blood vessels in your skin. The main symptoms are a…

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  • Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that often affects your genital or anal areas. It is most common in women…

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  • Intertrigo

    Intertrigo is a rash that usually affects the folds of the skin, where the skin rubs together and is often…

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  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. It causes a rash that is raised with red marks and flaky white…

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  • Heat Rash

    Heat rash is a common skin irritation that often occurs in hot, humid weather. It causes small bumps and itchiness,…

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  • Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy is a common toxic plant, found in most parts of the United States. Its main symptom is a…

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  • Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki disease is a rare illness that affects infants and young children. The leading symptoms are a high, ongoing fever…

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  • Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

    Skin changes are a normal part of pregnancy. Many conditions aren’t preventable and don’t require treatment. Most go away after…

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  • Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

    Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which…

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  • How to Protect Yourself From Job-related Skin Problems

    Workers of all ages and in almost all jobs can have skin problems that are related to their occupation. Learn…

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  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is an infection caused by the same bacteria as strep throat. Learn about the symptoms and contact your…

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  • Diaper Rash

    Diaper rash is a red rash found on a baby’s bottom or genital area. It is very common and can…

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  • Common Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks

    Rashes and birthmarks are very common in newborns. Most are harmless and will go away without treatment.

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  • Ringworm

    Ringworm (tinea) is a common skin infection. The rash is ring-shaped and can occur on different parts of your body…

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  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of hazardous agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or germs, to harm people.

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  • Jock Itch

    Jock itch is a fungal infection. It causes a red, blistery skin rash around the groin, upper thigh, scrotum, penis,…

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