Flashcards in Dermatology Deck (15):
What is a macule?
What is a patch?
A >0.5cm area of colour change with no textural change eg hyper/hypopigmentation
(larger than a macule)
What is a papule?
An area of >0.5cm with raised textural change
What is a nodule?
A solid, non-blisterform elevated areas in or under the skin that is larger than 0.5cm
What is a vesicle?
A raised lesion
What is a bulla?
A raised lesion >0.5cm filled with serous fluid
What is a pustule?
A raised lesion filled with pus
What is weal?
A plaque or papule caused by the entry of fluid into the upper epidermis
What is a fissure?
A thin linear lesion that penetrates the full depth of the dermis
What is an erosion?
A lesion associated with partial loss of the epidermis
What is an ulcer?
An area of full thickness loss of the epidermis
What are the terms used to describe the surface of a skin lesion?
What are the terms used to describe the grouping of lesions?
What are the main terms used to describe the bodily distribution of skin lesions?