Posted by: Trudy | 2010/03/21

Skin disease

My brother-in-law worked in Africa and Europe as an executive and developed a painful skin disease a few years ago. His skin has many brown spots on which started on his right arm and has spread all over his whole body with a few on his face. The spots " break open"  which are painful. They seem to form and change within a week and don''t seem to leave permanent marks behind. The medical advice he seeked found him " healthy" . Could this be parasitic?

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It is possible that these lesions are caused by a parasitic or bacterial infection. It is imperative for him to consult a dermatologist to have the necessary test done, in order to make a diagnosis and to receive treatment.


Dr Anrich Burger

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