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Alopecia

Loss of hair

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Bacteria, bacterium

Single celled microorganisms that reproduce by cell division and may cause infection by invading the body tissue

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Cicatrix

Scar

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Cyst

Closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material

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Cytomegalovirus

Herpes type virus that usually causes disease when the immune system is compromised

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Diaphoesis

Sweating

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Ecchymosis

Escape of blood into the skin or muscles membrane, causing a small flat purple or blue discoloration

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Edema

Puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid

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Erythema

Redness

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Fungus

Organism that feeds by absorbing organic molecules from its surroundings and may cause infection by invading body tissue. Single felled fungi, yeast, reproduce by budding, multicelled fungi, mold, reproduce by spore formation

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Induration

Abnormal hard spots

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Jaundice

Condition characterized by yellow tinge to the skin, xanthoderma

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Keloid

Overgrowth of scar tissue

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Leukoplakia

White spots or patches on mucous membranes, which may be precanerous

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Macule

Flat, colored spot on the skin

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Nevis, nevi plural

Circumscribed malformation of the skin usually brown, black or flesh colored

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Nodule

Small, knot like mass that can be felt by touch

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Pallor

Paleness

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Papule

Small solid skin elevations

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Petechia

Pinpoint skin hemorrhage

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Pressure ulcer

Erosion of skin caused by prolonged pressure, often occurring in bed ridden patients

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Pruritus

Itching

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Purpura

Small hemorrhages in the skin, giving purple red discoloration, associated with blood disorders or vascular abnormalities

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Pustule

Elevation of skin containing pus

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Ulcer

Erosion of skin or mucous membranes

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Verruca

Circumscribed cutaneous elevation caused by a virus

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Vesicle

Small elevation of epidermis containing liquid, blister

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Virus

Minute microorganisms, much smaller than bacterium, characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and ability to replicate only within host cells

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Wheal

Transitory itchy elevation of skin with a white center and a red surrounding area, one urticaria lesion

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