22 terms

Integumentary Disorders and Symptoms

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abscess
A localized collection of puss in any body part that results from invasion of a pyogenic (pus forming) bacterium
Acne
Papular and pustular eruption of the skin
Carbuncle
Pyogenic infection of the skin
cellulitis
Inflammation of cellular or connective tissue
Chloasma
Hyperpigmantation of the skin characterized by yellowish-brown patches or spots
Comedo
Blackhead; discolored dried sebum plugging an excretory duct of skin
Decubitus Ulcer
Lesion due to impaired circulation in a portion of the body surface caused by prolonged pressure especially from a bed or chair; most frequently found in skin overlaying a bony projection such as the hip, ankle, heel, shoulder, or elbow; also known as a bedsore
Dermatomycosis
Fungal infection of the skin
Desquamation
Shedding of the epidermis
hisutism
Excessive Hair growth
impetigo
inflammatory skin disease-isolated pustules become crusted and rupture
keratosis
thickened area on epiermis-horny growth on skin
lentigo
small brown mascules/yellow brown pigmented skin areas, sometimes caused by sun/weather exposure
pallor
unnatural paleness or absence of color in skin
pediculosis
lice infestation, transmitted by personal contact/common use of brushes, combs, or headgear
pemphigus
acute, chronic adult disease characterized by crops of vessicles that appear suddenly,then disappear leaving pigmented spots
petichia
small hemmorhagic spot on skin (smallest variety)
pruritis
general itching
psoriasis
itching with red macules, papules or plaques with silvery scales
purpuria
subcutaneous bleeding beneath skin or mucous membranes. Produces ecchimosis or petechiae
scabies
contagious itching caused by mites
tinea
any fungal disease