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Skin - Secondary Lesions

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secondary lesions
lesions that result in changes in primary lesions
erosion
gnawed away; loss of superficial epidermis, leaving an area of moisture but no bleeding (e.g. area of moisture after rupture of a vesicle)
ulcer
an open sore on the skin or mucuous membrane that can bleed and scar; sometimes accompanied by infection (e.g. decubitus ulcer)
excoriation
a scratch mark
fissure
a linear crack in the skin
scale
a thin flake of exfoliated epidermis (e.g. dandruff)
crust
a dried residue of serum (body fluid), pus, or blood on the skin (e.g. impetigo)
vascular lesions
lesions of a blood vessel
cherry angioma
a small, round, bright red blood vessel tumor on the skin; often on the trunk of the elderly
telangiectasia (spider angioma)
a tiny, red blood vessel lesion formed by the dilation of a group of blood vessels radiating from a central arteriole, most commonly on the face, neck, or chest
(telos = end)
purpuric lesions
purpura; lesions resulting from hemorrhages into the skin
petechia
spot; reddish-brown, minute hemorrhagic spots on the skin that indicate a bleeding tendency; a small purpura
ecchymosis
bruise; a black and blue mark; a large purpura
(chymo = juice)
cicatrix of the skin
a mark left by healing of a sore or wound, showing the replacement of destroyed tissue by fibrous tissue
(cicatrix = scar)
keloid
an abnormal overgrowth of scar tissue that is thick and irregular
(kele = tumor)
epidermal tumors
skin tumors arising from the epidermis
nevus
a congenital malformation on the skin that can be epidermal or vascular; aka a "mole"
dysplastic nevus
a mole with precancerous changes
verruca
an epidermal tumor caused by a papilloma virus, aka a "wart"