Items Tagged ‘autoimmune disease’

A Whole New Person

March 4, 2019

A Whole New Person

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“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, giant cell myocarditis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, transplant surgery, ventricular assist devices


Understanding PrEP: The HIV Prevention Pill

November 27, 2018

Understanding PrEP: The HIV Prevention Pill

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If you’re at high risk for contracting HIV, the HIV prevention pill can help keep you safe and infection-free. PrEP is a once-daily pill that reduces your chance of contracting HIV from sex by more than 90 percent. Among injectable drug users, it reduces risk by 70 percent. What is PrEP for HIV? PrEP (pre-exposure […]

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Tags: antiviral medicines, autoimmune disease, HIV, HIV prevention, HIV prevention pill, HIV risk factor, injectable drugs, Pr-EP, UCLA CARE, UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education


Red, scaly skin: Should you be concerned?

December 3, 2017

Red, scaly skin: Should you be concerned?

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Dry, scaly skin is a common winter annoyance for many. But some people experience those symptoms year-round — with more frequency and more intensity. These individuals could be living with plaque psoriasis, a disease that forms a red, scaly rash on the body. Dermatologists believe that psoriasis is a type of autoimmune disease where the […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, dermatology, dry skin, guttate psoriasis, itching, moisturizing, psoriasis, psoriasis triggers, psoriatic arthritis, pustular psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, scaly skin