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1

What are the 4 steps to examining the skin?

Inspect, describe, palpate and systematic check

2

What acronym is used to describe?

SCAM, site, colour, associates changes and morphology

3

What is the ABCD for pigmented lesions?

Asymmetry, border, colour and diameter

4

What is excoriation?

Erosion from scratching

5

What is a comedone?

Open = blackhead, closed = whitehead

6

Name 3 functions of the skin

Temperature regulation, sensation, vit D synthesis, Immunosurveillance and protective barrier

7

What is erythroderma?

Intense and widespread reddening of the skin

8

What do merkel cells do?

Contain specialised nerve endings for sensation

9

What is the average epidermal turn over time?

30 days

10

Eccrine vs Apocrine glands?

Eccrine glands are widespread, apocrine glands are found in the axillae, areolae and genitalia

11

What are the 3 main phases of hair growth?

Anagen, catagen and telogen