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Hepatitis Skin Redness

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Hepatitis C and skin blotches

Dear Dr.,My husband has developed red blotches/marks over the last year on his skin (predominantly over his chest and upper arms) which his doctor says is due to his hepatitis C and often refers to 'heptomegalia'. What does this mean? He...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Thanks for your comments. Sometimes in the course of liver disease, especially when there is cirrhosis, red spots called spider angiomas appear on the chest above the nipples. If that is what they are, they signal cirrhosis and your husband should... Read more »

risk of getting hiv from small peeling skin and red thin skin around the nail?

i have a question for you mister shannon r.shouthall. Would a small peeling skin near your nail... Read more »

Red Skin

My skin is red, particularly on my chest. It acts like a sunburn to the touch where it dispates if... Read more »
Articles
Women Alive

"Confidential" (Ms) Information

My mind wanders back in time. Eight years ago, I received a letter from the Red Cross; "You need to contact our office and make an appointment. The blood you donated revealed something that could have a significant impact on your health." Fear and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Red Cross Pleads Guilty to Distributing HIV-, Hepatitis C-Contaminated Blood in 1980s

The Canadian Red Cross Society on Monday pleaded guilty and publicly apologized for distributing blood and blood products contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C to thousands of Canadians in the 1980s, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun reports (AP/ Las Vegas... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Hepatitis C Drug Incivek Gets "Black Box" Warning Over Possible Fatal Skin Condition

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring a black box warning on the Vertex Pharmaceuticals hepatitis C medication Incivek due to a potentially fatal skin rash. The FDA says that patients taking Incivek in combination with the medications... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

When the Red Cross arrived at the Library of Congress in 1998 for its annual blood donation drive, gay library employee Charles McMoore registered, then rolled up his sleeve to perform what he felt was a civic duty. As he sat before the nurse who... Read more »
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red under skin!!!

Posted by Anonymous
Ive heard people that spend hours on the computer will get red spots under there skin on the meaty part just opposite your thumbs, this happens when ww's are scared spending all day on the computer. I am not sure and scared it could be a symptom.... Read more »

Skin Turns Red, Is This Normal?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK. Here's a puzzle I can't solve. First of all, my skin has become dryer. My palms especially - never been so dry. Secondly, I have transient red areas on the skin, like pressure marks, even when I don't remember exerting the pressure. They appear... Read more »

red skin on hands

Posted by Anonymous
After about 1 month after the possible (but unlikely) exposure I have observed a number of transient red areas at the back of my hands. They have irregular shapes, different sizes, and look like pressure marks. They are slightly redder than the rest... Read more »

little red dots

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Anyone here know what these tiny red dots are on both my thighs? They aren't raised. I don't think they are folliculitis. I had a possible exposure to HIV 6 months ago. I had a negative antibody test at 5 1/2 months. These dots are really... Read more »