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raised, irregular lumpy, shiny scar due to excess collagen fiber production during healing of a wound
what are the accessory organs of the skin?
Hair follicles, sebaceous, glands, sweat glands, nail roots
your patient has pruritis, redness of the skin, occasioinal vesicles, a rash, and a possible allergic reaction; what is their condition?
your patient has itchy, red, flaky patches os skin that are covered with silvery scales; what is the condition?
what are the major signs of scleroderma?
thickening and hardening of the skin to make it feel leathery
what makes the dust mite a problem for humans?
many people are allergic to the inhaled feces of the dust mite
if your patient presents with inflammation, itching and excoriation with red, dry, scaly patches on their skin; what is the condition?
what causes decubitus ulcers?
pressure on the bony projections that cuts off blood supply to the skin
what is one important thing to remember about collagen diseases
can have a dramatic effect on the body because it is all over the body
what type of injection is given with a short thin needle that goes into the epidermis between the layers of the stratum corneum and stratum basale? Give abbrev too.
what type of injection is given with a longer needle to pierce through to the hypodermis?
give and example of the function of excretion?
water and waste products lost through the skin (ie sweating)
what are the functions of the skin
protection, water resistance,temperature regulation, vit d synthesis, sensation, secretion, excretion, social functions
why with rosacea is the common symptom seen
underlying capillaries become enlarged and show through to the skin
If your patient has a viral infection that causes papules, macules, vesicles and itching what are they suffering from?
in this chapter we discussed 3 types of skin cancers, what where they?
basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma
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