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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hey doctor, i had come in contact with an indiviual at my job whose was covered in large skin growths.
Doctor :   ok
User :   occupationally, it was nessesary to shake his hand. I am concerned that whatever caused his growths may be contagious
Doctor :   how those growths look like
User :   all of his visible skin was covered in large (about the size of marbles) slightly miscolored growths
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Usually such type of growths occur because of cell alterations , not infections
Doctor :   so they are not contagious
User :   and you cant think of any disease that is infectious and would cause sypotoms like that?
Doctor :   if at all it has no open ulcers , you can consider it as non infectious

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