Flashcards in General terminology Deck (17)
What is purpura?
redness due to extravasation of blood- may be raised
What is the name for a smaller 1-2mm area of flat purpura?
What is erythema?
redness due to vascular dilatation
How can you differentiate between purpura and erythema?
erythema blanches on pressure whereas purpura does not
What can cause hyperpigmentation?
direct chemical staining
What is the name for a flat localised coclour change less than 2cm?
What is the name for a flat localised colour change greater than 2cm?
What is the name for a raised lesion
What is the name for a raised lesion >0.5cm?
What is a maculopapular rash made up of?
flat and elevated components
What is a lesion with a raised edge and flatter surface >1cm?
What is a wheal?
a compressible dermal swelling
What is the name for a fluid filled lesion less than 0.5cm?
What is the name for a fluid filled lesion greater than 0.5cm?
What is a cyst?
nodule containing semi-solid material
What is a puss filled nodule?