16 Apr 2012


Pathophysiology refers to how the nature of a disease (its pathology) manifests through changes in bodily functions (or physiology). Sometimes these changes express themselves as symptoms but often they appear symptomless to the patient and only manifest in blood test results and other diagnostic techniques. Skin conditions have a complex pathology and often affect physiology in unexpected ways. 

We have already seen in the overview that the most obvious symptoms of erythroderma are the red skin rashes which can expand to the whole body and which start to exfoliate within a few days. Let us now look at these additional pathophysiological symptoms and how to manage them. As always, specific advice from your personal dermatologist overrides any general advice given here; your personal biology and the medications you are on will affect symptoms and the management of your condition.

Homeostatic Dysregulation. Your body’s autopilot is malfunctioning; you need to take control of your body’s temperature regulation.

Albumin Loss. Shedding skin means a loss of proteins, especially albumin; eat more proteins.

v 1.0

No comments:

Post a Comment

The purpose of having comments is so that we may all help each other. Comments will be moderated for older posts just for blog hygiene; this is done as soon as I can but please be patient. I look forward to reading your contribution! All spam will be deleted - as if it really needs saying.