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Integumentary Diseases 1

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abscess
A localized collection of pus buried in tissues, organs, or confined spaces.
ACNE
A common inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, inflamed nodules, pus-filled cysts, and, in extreme cases, deep, inflamed, purulent sacs.
actinic keratosis
Sharply outlined red or skin-colored, flat or raised keratotic lesions which may develop into squamous cell carcinoma.
alopecia
baldness
basal cell carcinoma
A type of skin cancer, the presentation of which varies.
burn
Injury to integumentary tissue caused by contact with fire, steam or hot liquid, chemicals, electricity, friction, or radiant exposure.
candidiasis
infection by the Candida fungus
cellulitis
An acute, diffuse, spreading, edematous inflammation primarily of the deep subcutaneous tissues, but sometimes affecting deeper tissues and muscles
dandruff
dry, scaly material that sheds from the scalp
decubitus ulcer
a bedsore, or a loss of the epidermis in patches caused by lying in bed or sitting for long periods of time.
dermatitis
inflammation of the skin
atopic dermatitis
A chronic itching, superficial inflammation of the skin usually associated with a family history of related disorders, such as hay fever and asthma
contact dermatitis
Acute or chronic dermatitis caused by materials or substances which come into contact with the skin
nummular dermatitis
Chronic dermatitis in which there are inflamed, coin-shaped, crusted and scaling pruritic lesions.
seborrheic dermatitis
An inflammatory scaling disease of the scalp, face, and sometimes other areas. Sometimes used synonymously with dandruff.
stasis dermatitis
The persistent inflammation of the skin of the lower legs with a tendency to have brown pigment. This is associated with venous insufficiency
dermatofibroma
Also called fibrous histiocytoma, this refers to a firm, red or brown, small papule or nodule occurring in the dermis
eczema
This term is sometimes used synonymously with dermatitis, and sometimes to specify atopic dermatitis. It means literally "oozing or weeping," and is characterized by pruritic papules with oozing, crusting, and scaling, and secondarily by lichenification of the affected skin.
erythema
By itself this means redness of the skin
erythema multiforme
An inflammatory eruption of the skin with symmetric, red, bullous lesions.
erythema nodosum
An inflammatory disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue characterized by tender red nodules, especially in the tibial region, but also involving the arms and other areas
folliculitis
Inflammation of a follicle or follicles. This generally refers to hair follicles
gangrene
The death of tissue (necrosis), usually affecting a large area, and associated with loss of vascular supply and secondarily with bacterial infection and putrefaction (decomposition)
hemangioma
Localized benign vascular tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissues
hydradenitis suppurativa
An inflammation of the apocrine glands in the dermis resulting in obstruction and then rupture of the ducts with painful local inflammation