a herpes virus that usually only causes disease when the immune system is compromised (CMV)
condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous
decubitus ulcer (don't let decubitus get ubiquitous on the bedridden!)
bed sore, pressure ulcer
purpura (purpura makes purple people)
disorder characterized by hemorrhages into the tissue, giving skin a purple-red discoloration
wheal (allergy to wheat might make a wheal)
an individual round itchy elevation of the skin. example - hive
urticaria (yer to care-ia when you have urticaria)
transitory itchy elevation of the skin with a white center and a red surrounding area. individual one is called a wheal
Mohs surgery (takes off just a little moh.....then a little moh....then a little moh.....:)
technique of microscopically controlled serial excisions of skin cancers
basal cell carcinoma
BCC - an epithelial tumor arising from the epidermis. It seldom metastasizes but invades local tissue. common in individuals who have had excessive sun exposure.
a precancerous skin condition of horny tissue formation that results from excessive exposure to sunlight. It may evolve into a squamous cell carcinoma.
origin: ultraviolet (UV) rays- horny tissue- condition of)
carbuncle / furuncle (cluster f***)
skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria
painful skin node caused by staphylococcal bacteria in a hair follicle (boil)
a cancerous condition starting as purple or brown papules on the lower extremities that spreads through the skin to the lymph nodes and internal organs. frequently seen with AIDS
a disease characterized by chronic hardening (induration) of the connective tissue of the skin and other body organs. hardening of the skin.
squamous cel carcinoma (SqCCA)
a malignant growth that develops from scale like epithelial tissue. unlike BCC there is significant potential for metastasis