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Medical terminology chapter 16 skin lesions, symptoms
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Change in the color of the skin.
a small circumscribed, superficial, solid elevation of the skin less than 1 cm (0.5 cm according to some authorities) in diameter.
Is a raised solid lesion in any part of skin
Is a solid mass of the skin or subcutaneous tissue
Is a small raised lesion filled with fluid
Pus filled raised lesion
Is an area filled with fluid in the epidermis
Long lesions produced by parasites forming tunnels under the skin
Lesions due to excessive scar tissue forming in response to an injury
Petechiae and Ecchymoses
Lesions due to bleeding under the skin. Petechiae are tiny bleeds - pinpoint to pinhead size; ecchymoses (bruises) are bleeds larger than 3mm, purpa (bleeding into the skin)
also hives; an acute allergic reaction in which round wheals (welts) develop on the skin, usually accompanied by intense itching
inflammatory papular and pustular eruption of the skin
an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
inflammatory skin disease with erythematous, papulovesicular lesions (rash)
exanthematous viral disease
rash (exanthem) of the skin due to a viral infection
death of tissue associated with loss of blood supply
highly contagious, bacterial skin inflammation marked by pustules that rupture and become crusted around mouth and nose
chronic, recurrent dermatosis marked by itchy, scaly, red plaques covered by silvery gray scales
contagious, parasitic infection of the skin with intense itching
a chronic progressive disease of the skin with hardening and shrinking of connective tissue.
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of collagen in the skin, of joints, and of internal organs
infection of the skin caused by a fungus; tinea corporis (ringworm); tinea pedis (athlete's foot); tinea unguium (nails)
vitiligo AKA leukoderma
loss of pigment; white, patchy areas
increased growth of cells in the keratin layer of the epidermis caused by pressure or friction
Thickened and reddened area of the epidermis, usually associated with aging or skin damage.
white, thickened patches on mucous membrane tissue of the tongue or cheek
pigmented lesion of the skin
epidermal growth (wart) caused by a virus
malignant vascular tumor (HHV8 in homosexual men); AIDS associated
use of subfreezing temperature via liquid nitrogen application to destroy tissue
Mohs mircographic surgery
used to treat basal cell; thin layers of tissue removed
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