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apocrine sweat gland
one of the large dermal exocrine glands located in the axilla and genital areas. It secretes sweat that, in action with bacteria, is responsible for human body odor.
hard protein material found in the epidermis, hair, and nails. Keratin means horn and commonly is found in the horns of animals.
smooth, edematous (swollen) papule or plaque that is redder or paler than the surrounding skin
bacterial inflammatory skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and crusted-over lesions
chronic, recurrent dermatosis marked by itchy, scaly, red plaques covered by silvery gray scales
chronic progressive disease of the skin and internal organs with hardening aand shrinking of connective tissue
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of collagen in skin, joints, and internal organs
increased growth of cells in the keratin layer of the epidermis caused by pressure or friction
scrapings from skin lesions, hair specimens, or nail clippings are sent to a laboratory for culture and microscopic examination
Mohs micrographic surgery
thin layers of malignant tissue are removed, and each is examined under a microscope to check for adequate extent of the resection
suspected malignant skin lesions are removed and examined microscopically by a pathologist
assymetry (of shape), border (irregularity), color (variation within one lesion), diameter (greater than 6mm), evolution (change)- characteristics associated with melanoma
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