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Inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to radiant energy, such as x-rays, ultraviolet light, and sunlight
Loss of hair, baldness; alopecia areata is loss of hair in defined patches usually involving the scalp. Male pattern alopecia beings in the frontal area and proceeds until only a horseshoe area of the hair remains in the back and temples
The process of forcibly tearing off a part or structure of the body, such as a finger or toe
Basal Cell Carcinoma
An epithelial malignant tumor of the skin that rarely metastasizes. It usually begins as a small, shiny papule and enlarges to form a whitish border around a central depression
An injury in which a part of the body surfacce is torn by an insect, animal, or human, resulting in an abrasion, puncture, or laceration.
An acute, painful nodule formed in the subcutaneous layers of the skin, gland, or hair follicle; most often caused by the invasion of staphylococci; furuncle
An injury to tissue caused by heat, fire, chemical,electricity, lightning, or radiation; burns are classified according to degree or depth of skin damage
An infection of the skin or muscous membranes with any species of Candida, but chiefly Candida albicans. Candida is a genus of yeasts and was formerly called Monilla
Intense burning pain associated with trophic skin changes in the hand or foot after trauma to the part
A condition in which the blood seeps into the skin causing discolorations ranging from blue-black to greenish yellow
A redness of the skin; may be caused by capillary congestion, inflammation, heat, sunlight, or cold temperature. Erythema infectiosum is known as Fifth disease, a mild, moderately contagious disease caused by the human pavovirus B-19. It is most commonly seen in school-age children and is thought to be spread via respiratory secretions from infected persons.
An inflammatory skin disease caused by a herpes virus (Type I); cold sore or fever blister
A skin infection marked by vesicles or bullae; usually caused by streptococci or staphylococci
Yellow; a symptom of a disease in which there is excessive bile in the blood; the skin, whites of the eyes, and mucous membranes are yellow; icterus
A flat, browninsh spot on the skin sometimes caused by exposure to the sun and weather; freckle
White spots or patches formed on the muscous membrane of the tongue or cheek; the spots are smooth, hard, and irregular in shape and may becaome malignant
Originally used to describe a destructive type of skin lesion; current usage of the word is usually in combination with the words vulgaris or erythematosus: lupus vulgaris or lupus erythematosus
Is called prickly heat and is commonly seen in newborns and/or infants. It is caused by excessive body warmth. There is retention of sweat in the sweat glands, which have become blocked or inflamed, and then rupture or leak into the skin. Miliaria appears as a rash with tiny pinheadsized papules, vesicles, and/or pustules
A chronic skin disease characterized by pink or dull-red lesions surmounted by silvery scaling
A systemic disease caused by a virus and characterized by a rash and fever; also called German measles and three-day measles
A contagious skin disease characterized by papules, vesicles, pustules, burrows, and intense itching; it is caused by the itch mite and is also called "the itch" or the "seven-year itch"
A condition occurring in older people wherein there is dry skin and localized scaling caused by excessive exposure to the sun
Streaks or lines on the breasts, thighs, abdomen, or buttocks caused by weakening of elastic tissue
Contagious skin diseases affecting both man and domestic animals, caused by certain fungi, and marked by the localized appearance of discolored, scaly patches on the skin; also called ringworm
A contagious viral disease characterized by fever, headache, and a crop of red spots that become mscules, papules, vesicles, and crusts; also called chickenpox
A skin condition characterized by milk-white patches surrounded by areas of normal pigmentation
An elevation of viral origin on the epidermis; verruca. A plantar wart is known as verruca plantaris. It occurs on pressure bearing area, especially the sole of the foot
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