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Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Our most common skin bacteria may help shield us from some skin diseases, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers report that Propionibacterium acnes secretes a protein called RoxP that protects against bacteria that are believed to contribute to several skin disorders. Specifically, RoxP …

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Scientists Zero in On Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The rare genetic skin condition ichthyosis leaves those affected with red, scaly skin. Now, scientists say they may have pinpointed both the cause of the disease and a potential treatment. “These patients are tremendously disfigured by this skin disease,” explained lead researcher Dr. …

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Genetics Home Reference: lipoid proteinosis

Lipoid proteinosis is a condition that results from the formation of numerous small clumps (deposits) of proteins and other molecules in various tissues throughout the body. These tiny clumps appear in the skin, , the moist tissues that line body openings such as the eyelids and the inside of the …

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Don't Let Painful Blisters Spoil Your Summer Fun

SATURDAY, July 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — You might think of blisters as painful nuisances on your feet, but one expert warns that blisters can appear anywhere that skin rubs against clothing or another part of the body. The good news: You can keep blisters at bay by preventing chafing. …

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Don't Let Painful Blisters Spoil Your Summer Fun

SATURDAY, July 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — You might think of blisters as painful nuisances on your feet, but one expert warns that blisters can appear anywhere that skin rubs against clothing or another part of the body. The good news: You can keep blisters at bay by preventing chafing. …

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Genetics Home Reference: Netherton syndrome

Netherton syndrome is a disorder that affects the skin, hair, and immune system. Newborns with Netherton syndrome have skin that is red and scaly (ichthyosiform erythroderma), and the skin may leak fluid. Some affected infants are born with a tight, clear sheath covering their skin called a collodion membrane. This …

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Genetics Home Reference: Netherton syndrome

Netherton syndrome is a disorder that affects the skin, hair, and immune system. Newborns with Netherton syndrome have skin that is red and scaly (ichthyosiform erythroderma), and the skin may leak fluid. Some affected infants are born with a tight, clear sheath covering their skin called a collodion membrane. This …

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Genetics Home Reference: Sjögren-Larsson syndrome

Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a condition characterized by dry, scaly skin (ichthyosis); neurological problems; and eye problems. These symptoms are apparent by early childhood and usually do not worsen with age. Affected infants tend to be born prematurely. At birth the skin is red (erythema), but later in infancy the skin …

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Genetics Home Reference: Sjögren-Larsson syndrome

Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a condition characterized by dry, scaly skin (ichthyosis); neurological problems; and eye problems. These symptoms are apparent by early childhood and usually do not worsen with age. Affected infants tend to be born prematurely. At birth the skin is red (erythema), but later in infancy the skin …

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Genetics Home Reference: UV-sensitive syndrome

UV-sensitive syndrome can result from mutations in the ERCC6 gene (also known as the CSB gene), the ERCC8 gene (also known as the CSA gene), or the UVSSA gene. These genes provide instructions for making proteins that are involved in repairing damaged DNA. DNA can be damaged by UV rays …

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