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crust

collection of dried serum and cellular debris

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cyst

thick-walled, closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid material

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erosion

wearing away or loss of epidermis

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fissure

groove or crack-like sore

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macule

flat lesion measuring less than 1cm in diameter

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nodule

solid, round or oval elevated lesion 1cm or more in diameter

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papule

small (less than 1cm in diameter), solid elevation of the skin

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polyp

growth extending from the surface of mucous membrane

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pustule

papule containing pus

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ulcer

open sore on the skin or mucous membrane (deeper than an erosion)

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vesicle

small collection (papule) of clear fluid (serum); blister

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wheal

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

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alopecia

absence of hair from areas where it normally grows

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ecchymosis, ecchymoses

bluish-purplish mark (bruise) on the skin

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petechia, petechiae

small, pinpoint hemorrhage

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pruritus

itching

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acne

chronic papular and pustular eruption of the skin with increased production of sebum

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burns

injury to tissues caused by heat contact

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cellulitis

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

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eczema (atopic dermatitis)

inflammatory skin disease with erythematous, papulovesicular, or papalosqamous lesions

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exanthematous viral diseases

rash (exanthem) of the skin due to a viral infection

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gangrene

death of tissue associated with loss of blood supply

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impetigo

bacterial inflammatory skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and crusted-over lesions

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psoriasis

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

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scabies

contagious, parasite

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scleroderma

chronic progressive disease of the skin and internal organ with hardening and shrinking of connective tissue

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sytemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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

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tinea

infection of the skin caused by fungus

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urticaria (hives)

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

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vitiligo

loss of pigment (depigmentation) in areas of the skin (milk-white patches)

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callus

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

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keloid

excess hypertrophied, thickened scar developing after trauma or surgical insicion

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keratosis

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

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leukoplakia

white, thickened patches on mucous membrane tissue of the tongue or cheek (evolves to squamous cell carcinoma)

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nevus, nevi

pigmented lesion or the skin

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verruca, verrucae

epidermal growth (wart) caused by virus

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basal cell carcinoma

malignant tumour of the basal cell layer of the epidermis

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squamous cell carcinoma

malignant tumour of the squamous epithelial cells in the epidermis

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malignant melanoma

cancerous growth composed of melanocytes

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kaposi sarcoma

malignant, vascular, neoplastic growth characterized by cutaneous nodules

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bacterial analyses

samples of skin are examined for presence of microorganisms

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fungal tests

scrapings from skin lesions, hair specimens, or nail clippings are sent to a laboratory for culture and microscopic examination

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cryosurgery

use of subfreezing temperature achieved with liquid nitrogen application to destroy tissue

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curettage

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

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electrodesiccation

tissue is destroyed by burning with an electric spark

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Mohs surgery

thin layers of malignant tissue are removed, and each slice is examined under a microscope to check for adequate extent of the resection

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skin biopsy

suspected malignant skin lesions are removed and examined microscopically by a pathologist

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skin test

substances are injected intradermally or applied to the skin and results are observed

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