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Patient Assessment Quiz III Terms

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Papule
A solid, elevated lesion less than 0.5 cm in diameter with color variations.
Pustule
A vesicle filled with a purulent liquid that varies in size.
Macule
A small circumscribed, flat lesion less than 0.5 cm with color that is different than surrounding tissue.
Patch
A large (greater than 0.5 cm) lesion that has some scale or fine wrinkles.
Plaque
A circumscribed, palpable, solid lesion greater than 0.5 cm with marginal depth
Nodule
A circumscribed, often round, solid lesion greater than 0.5 cm in both width and depth.
Vesicle
A blister less than 0.5 cm in diameter filled with clear liquid.
Bulla
A blister more than 0.5 cm in diameter filled with clear liquid.
Scale
A dry aggregation of loose, hyperkeratotic cells of stratum corneum.
Urticaria
immune system stimulation that may be associated with anaphylaxis or airway compromise.
Petechiae
A circumscribed deposit of blood less than 0.5 cm in diameter and do not blanch with pressure
Telangiectasia
Dilated superficial blood vessels that blanch with pressure and are hormonally driven in pregnancy
Wheal
A transitory papule or plaque due to edema which is almost always produces pruritis.
Papule
Examples of this are achrochordon (skin tag), wart, nevus, insect bite
Macule
Examples of this are drug eruption, ink (tattoo), cafe au lait spot
Patch
Examples of this are Mongolian spot, Vitiligo
Tumor
A large nodule is referred to as this
Urticaria
This is commonly associated with antibiotics, ACEIs, ASA, NSAIDs, CCBs, oral contraceptives, drugs that release histamine like amphetamine, atropine, opiates, and hydralazine, IV contrast