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abscess

cavity filled with pus

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allergen

substance, usually protein, that causes an immune response in reaction to its presence

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alopecia

hair loss

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autoimmune

disease condition where the body makes antibodies against its own cells

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endocrine

referring to the hormonal system of the body

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fistula

abnormal draining tract originating from within the dermis or hypodermis

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infection

microbial condition within tissue

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infestation

parasitic condition on the skin surface

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papule

small, raised, inflamed lesion within the epidermis

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pruritis

itchiness

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pustule

small, raised, pus-filled lesion within the epidermis; pimple