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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Anosacral Cutaneous Amyloidosis?

Anosacral cutaneous amyloidosis is a rare condition that affects the skin from the anus to the sacral region (bottom of the spine). It occurs due to abnormal protein deposits in the skin. The exact cause is unclear, and it is more common among Asians.

Typical Symptoms of Anosacral Cutaneous Amyloidosis

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Skin hardening

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Anosacral Cutaneous Amyloidosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on your skin? (Including moles)

  • Do you have skin hardening?

Treatmentof Anosacral Cutaneous Amyloidosis

There is no single standardized effective treatment. Various therapies, including medicated creams or ointments, phototherapy, oral medication, and laser therapy are used.

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References

  • Wang WJ, Huang CY, Chang YT, Wong CK. Anosacral cutaneous amyloidosis: a study of 10 Chinese cases. Br J Dermatol. 2000 Dec;143(6):1266-9. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.2000.03899.x. PMID: 11122031.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-2133.2000.03899.x

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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