Acne Vulgaris Obstruction and inflammation of hair follicles and sebaceous glands The most common skin disease affecting 80% of the US population Sebum is an oily secretion from the sebaceous glands How it happens Follicles get clogged with sebum and k...
Papulosquamous disorders Conditions which present with both papule and scales Lichen simplex chronicus (not on 2019 blueprint) A skin disorder characterized by repetitive itching and scratching. This may be secondary to eczema, psoriasis, bug bites,
Dyslipidemia Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (lousy) Increased LDL correlates with an increased risk of heart disease. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) (happy) Increased HDL correlates with a decreased risk of heart disease.
Addison’s Disease Addison’s = Primary adrenocortical insufficiency More frequently in women than in men. Causes Autoimmune problem is 80% of the cause. TB Genetic disorders Removal of adrenals Adrenal infarct Etc.
The Hypothalamic, Pituitary Adrenal Axis In response to low serum cortisol or stress the hypothalamus secretes corticotropin releasing factor (CRF). In response to CRF the pituitary releases adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).