Flashcards in Dermatology Deck (10)
Etiology of psoriasis is __________. Triggers are thought to include __________
likely auto-immune and/or genetics
bacterial/viral infection, dry skin, injury of skin, drugs, stress, UV radiation
Pathogenesis of psoriasis is __________. Presentations include __________
abnormal maturation and recycling of keratinocytes
scaling rashes, guttae, plaques, pustules, petechial bleeding spots, thickened nails, yellowing and/or pitting nails
The most common skin cancer is ________. It most often occurs on skin that is ____________
Basal cell carcinoma
regularly exposed to sunlight / UV radiation
The second most common skin cancer is ________. It ist most common after _____ years of age,, however any age may be affected.
squamous cell carcinoma
The most aggressive skin cancer is ________. It can rapidly metastasize to __________ before spreading to other organs and tissues
eye, liver, brain
The ABCDE system of skin malignancy surveillance is _________
Diameter (>5-6 mm)
Describe first degree burns.
Affecting epidermis only. Red, painful, swollen skin
Describe second degree burns.
Affecting epidermis and dermis. Present as painful, red, swollen, and with blisters
Describe third degree burns.
Affecting deeper layers, may be non-painful, white or charred, and perceived as numb areas