Flashcards in 4/9/13 Deck (20)
What types of skin changes do you want to ask about in a history?
If someone notices skin changes, which symptoms should you ask for?
What are some associated symptoms you should ask about if someone has skin changes? What are extra onset questions?
Associated Symptoms: presence of systemic disease, fever, relationship to stress or leisure activities
Other Questions: recent exposure of skin
What are some hair changes that somebody might complain about?
loss of hair
growth of hair
distribution of hair
text of hair
color of hair
What are some associated questions you should ask about patients who complain of hair changes?
sudden or gradual onset
symmetric or asymmetric distribution
Associated Symptoms: pain, itching, lesions, disease or fever, stress
What nail changes might a patient complain about?
separation of the nail from the bed
What are some extra questions that you should ask when a patient complains about nails?
Associated Symptoms: pain, swelling, exudate
What types of meds might you want to ask someone if they are using if they are having problems with their nails?
chemotherapy, psoralens, retinoids, tetracyclines, antimalarials
What are some systemic diseases that you should ask someone about if they have hair problems?
associated skin disorder
What are calluses?
painful lesions found over pressure points
What are corns?
What do you palpate for on a skin exam?
temp (back of hand)
Moles are usually harmless, but which areas of the bodies of men & women are they sometimes considered dysplastic?
back of men
legs of women
What is hyperkeratosis a sign of?
What is Seborrheic Keratoses?
pigmented, raised, warty lesions, on face or trunk, may look similar to actinic keratoses (malignant)
What is sebaceous hyperplasia?
yellowish, flat, papules w/ central depressions
What are age spots?
• Single transverse palmar crease Indicative of what?
What are some signs of atopic dermatitis?
crease beneath the eyes (denii morgan fold)