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Hemosiderosis: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Understanding Hemosiderosis What is hemosiderosis? When your red blood cells die, they release that iron, which becomes hemosiderin. Hemosiderin is one of the proteins (along with ferritin) that stores iron in your body’s tissue. Excessive accumulation of hemosiderin in tissues causes hemosiderosis. This condition is different from hemochromatosis, which is an inherited condition that causes you …

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Calcinosis Cutis

Calcinosis Cutis: Causes | Symptoms | Treatment

Calcinosis Cutis Overview Calcinosis cutis is the accumulation of calcium salt crystals in your skin. The calcium deposits are hard bumps that don’t dissolve. The shape and size of the lesions vary. This is a rare condition that has many different causes. These range from infection and injury to systemic diseases like kidney failure. Often …

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Notalgia Paresthetica

Notalgia Paresthetica: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Notalgia Paresthetica What is notalgia paresthetica? Notalgia paresthetica (NP) is a nerve disorder that causes intense and sometimes painful itching in your back. It mainly affects the area between the shoulder blades, but the itch can spread to your shoulders and chest. The name of this disorder comes from the Greek words “notos” (“back”) and …

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