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wearing away or loss of epidermis

erosion

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groove or crack like sore

fissure

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growth extending from the surface of mucous membrane

polyp

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open sore on the skin or mucous membranes

ulcer

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small collection of clear fluid; blister

vesicle

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smooth, edematous papule or plaque that is redder or paler than the surrounding skin

wheal

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absence of hair from areas where it normally grows

alopecia

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blueish-purplish mark (bruise) on the skin

ecchymosis (ecchymoses)

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small, pinpoint hemorrhage

petechia (petechiae)

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itching

pruritus

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diffuse, acute infection of the skin marked by local heat, redness, pain and swelling

cellulitis

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inflammatory skin disease with erythematous, papulovesicular, or papalosquamous lesions

eczema

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chronic recurrent dermatosis marked by itchy scaly red plaques covered by silvery gray scales

psoriasis

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chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of collagen in skin, joints, and internal organs

systemic lupus erythematosus

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infection of the skin caused by a fungus

tinea

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acute allergic reaction in which red round wheals develop on the skin

urticaria (hives)

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increased growth of cells in the keratin layer of the epidermis caused by pressure or friction

callus

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excess hypertrophied thickened scar developing after trauma or surgical incision

keloid

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thickened and rough lesion of the epidermis; associated with aging or skin damage

keratosis

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white thickened patches on mucous membrane tissue of the tongue or cheek

leukoplakia

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pigmented lesion of the skin

nevus, nevi

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epidermal growth (wart) caused by a virus

verruca, verrucae

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malignant tumour of the squamous epithelial cells in the epidermis

squamous cell carcinoma

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abbreviation for biopsy

Bx

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use of a sharp demal curette to scrape away a skin lesion

curettage

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PUVA

psoralen - ultraviolet A light therapy

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SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

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