Disorders of the Integument
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Natural outer covering of the body; system includes skin, hair, and nails.
Upper layer of skin; consists of five strata.
Lowest layer of skin also known as the subcutaneous layer comprised of fibrous connective tissues and adipose tissues.
The skin proper containing blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, involuntary muscle, sweat and oil glands, and hair follicles.
Glands that empty their oily sebum secretion into hair follicles.
Glands that secrete sweat and assist in body temperature regulation.
Brown skin pigment produced at the base of the epidermis.
Also known as spot baldness, this is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body.
Absence of color in the skin, also associated with poor eyesight.
Yellow discoloration of the skin; can indicate bile in the blood which can suggest liver or pancreas disorder.
Pus-filled sacs as in acne or pimples.
Deep loss of skin surface that may extend into the dermis
A closed sac usually filled with a semi-solid material.
inflammation of sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
Contagious fungal infection that usually affects the feet.
Basal cell carcinoma
Cancer in the epidermis; grows slowly; usually does not spread.
Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer in the epithelium that can spread quickly to other areas of the body
Cancer that develops in the melanocytes
Inflammation of the skin; is often an allergic reaction to detergents, cosmetics, pollen, or certain foods
Noncontagious, inflammatory dermatitis caused by an allergen or irritant.
Highly contagious skin infection usually caused by streptococci or staphylococci organisms; mainly affects infants and children.
Chronic, noncontagious skin condition with periods of exacerbation and remission which causes hyper sloughing of the skin cells.
Tineas species; highly contagious fungal infection of the skin or scalp.
Warts; caused by human papilloma virus (HPV)
White patches on the skin caused by the destruction of melanocytes associated with autoimmune disorders.
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