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ABCDE

asymmetry (of shape), border (irregularity), color (variation within one lesion), diameter (greater than 6 mm), evolution (change) -- characteristics associated with melanoma.

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Bx

biopsy

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Derm

dermatology

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DLE

discoid lupus erythematosus

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PPD

purified protein derivative -- used in skin test for tuberculosis

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PUVA

psoralen-ultraviolet A light therapy; treatment for psoriasis and other skin conditions

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SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

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SC

subcutaneous

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I&D

incision and drainage

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